About Me

Dr. Kushner graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California San Diego, then crossed the country for medical school at New York Medical College, from which he graduated in 1981 as a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. General Surgery residency at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center prepared him for joining the practice here in 1986.

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Laser Surgery, fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Medical Association and the Society of Graduate Surgeons of Los Angeles County. He is a certified instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support.

His colleagues and patients greatly appreciate Dr. Kushner's patient explanations, whether in his native English, Spanish, or the multiple other languages in which he is fluent.  His methodic approach to complex patients and surgical conditions is a strong asset to the group.

Dr. Kushner is skilled in repairs of hernias, treatment of malignant or benign breast disease, laparoscopic gallbladder and colorectal disease operations, skin and soft tissue tumor excision, major abdominal operations and cancer surgery. He is the chair of the Mission Hospital Cancer Committee, and integral member of the Mission Hospital Trauma team.


English, Spanish

Provider Specialty

General Surgery

Areas of Care

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Medical Education

New York Medical College



University of Southern California - LA County Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations


OC Surgeons/Saddleback Valley Surgery Division

27799 Medical Center Road Suite 440

Mission Viejo, CA

Office: (949) 364-1007

Appointment: (844) 959-4673

Insurances Accepted

Anthem Vivity HMO
Centivo ACO
Anthem Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Aetna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
Anthem Pathway HMO
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
Anthem Pathway HMO (GNP)
BlueShield Trio Commercial HMO (GNP)
Cigna Value/Select HMO (GNP)
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO (GNP)
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (GNP)
Anthem Vivity HMO (GNP)
Anthem Vivity HMO (GNP)
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO