Dr. Travis Kidner

Surgical Oncology
Beverly Hills, CA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

Address

465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite 1001, Beverly Hills, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

3108611436

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Travis B. Kidner is a Surgical Oncologist and a Board Certified General Surgeon. Dr. Kidner began his education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He completed an undergraduate degree with honors in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Pre-Medicine. He then went to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree. It was during his time at the University of Cincinnati that Dr. Kidner discovered a passion for the care of cancer patients while working in the research laboratories. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Kidner began his General Surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After two years of training, he was accepted into the Research Fellowship Program at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While in New York, Dr. Kidner worked alongside the world’s experts in cancer treatment and new research. He then completed his General Surgery training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Driven by his interest in the surgical care of cancer patients, Dr. Kidner was then accepted into the Surgical Oncology Fellowship training program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. While there he perfected his surgical skills and trained alongside medical and radiation oncologists to provide a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of cancer. Upon completion of his training, Dr Kidner joined the Rox Center in Beverly Hills, California and helped to launch the Rox Cancer Center. Knowing that cancer treatments have become institutionalized, Dr. Kidner and the Rox Cancer Center team have created a personalized environment marked by a superior level of service and attention to detail that is not typical of the major treatment centers. He is able to focus individually on each patient and their problem to generate the best results possible and the greatest chance for cure. Dr. Kidner is supported by a seasoned group of staff members that care about each patient and takes the time to make sure that everything that can be done will be done in a nurturing and supportive environment. Dr. Kidner specializes in breast cancer, melanoma, and solid tumors of the abdomen and neck.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgical Oncology

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

894 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Sometimes an abnormality in your pituitary will lead to increased levels of prolactin. Increased prolactin can lead breast discharge.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Stay hydrated: Stay hydrated and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Failing to drink all of the prep solution will lead to low quality colonoscopy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
See your derm: See your friendly dermatologist for a complete skin examination and possible a biopsy of any suspicious lesion.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Show your derm: Any mole that is changing or begins to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Local: Early stage means that the breast tumor is small and is limited only to the breast, it has not traveled to other locations in the body.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
UV radiation: The main risk factors include exposure to uv radiation from the sun, having more than 100 moles, family history, personal history, fair skin, red hair... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: This would depend on what type of caner you have and the predicted probability of that tumor spreading to a lymph node.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Hereditary breast cancer increases your risk of both ovarian and breasts cancers.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Perhaps: Smoking is not a strong risk factor for the development of breast cancer. Women who were reported as being heavy smokers did have an increased risk fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes!: Physical activity can decrease your risk of breast cancer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Fair complexion: People with a family or personal history of melanoma are at risk for developing melanoma. Fair skinned individuals and those with red hair are at a hi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Survival depends on stage, aggressive of the tumor, and any comorbitities that the patient may have. Early det... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unclear: The evidence on this is unclear.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Most: Mammograms are the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but they are not 100%. In addition to yearly mammograms, you should be having a clinica... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Multi-disiplinary: Breast cancer is treated with surgery, and/or radiation, and/or chemotherapy / hormone therapy. The treatment types depends on the characteristics of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Family History: Those women mutations in either the brca1 or 2 genes. These patients have an 80% chance of developing breast cancer.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Genetic Testing: Brca testing screens women who are at high risk for hereditary breast cancer. Having mutations in these genes increases your risk of breast cancer dra... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Metastatsis: The first place that breast cancer will travel is to the lymph nodes in the armpit. A procedure called a sentinel lymph node biopsy removes the first ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
No: Melanoma is a malignant cancer. Actinic keratosis is a pre-malignant condition.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes with the use of sunscreen on a regular basis and avoidance of prolonged exposure to uv radiation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yep: Doesn't change your risk.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
See your derm: The best way is to have a complete skin examination by your friendly dermatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Skin cancer screening involves your physician or dermatology going over your entire body looking for suspicious lesion. Areas of concern are biopsied... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Cyst?: Could be cyst, a site of infection, a benign tumor such as a fibroadenoma.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
If left alone: Current thought is that if left untreated, dcis will develop into invasive breast cancer.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: I perform complete skin examinations, and educate my patients on the different types of skin cancers. It is important to know your risk and what chang... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Varies: In the post-operative period you are at risk of having infections in your wounds. Long-term the radiation will not increase your risk of infection... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Risk: This is a decision based on risk. If after counseling, the risk of a future breast cancer is increased due to family history, personal history, or gen... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Varies: It depends on the dose. Acutely it may appear to be slightly tanned or inflamed. These concerns should be brought to the attention of your treating ra... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Unclear: There are reports that women with higher prolactin levels were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However the cause and effect is not... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends on Stage: It depends on the stage of your disease and the specifics of your tumor. This is best discussed with your radiation oncologist and your medical oncolo... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Mammogram: Women age 20-40 should have a clinical breast exam every 2-3 years. Then women should have a screening mammogram every year starting at age 40 or 5 - ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
UV radiation: Two sources, the main is uv radiation from the sun. The other is your genes. People with fair skin and red hair are at an increased risk for skin canc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Type of cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of bre... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Possible: It is possible. Although the majority of women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Through lymphatics: Melanoma travels through your lymphatic system.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
No symptoms: The most common symptom of breast cancer is no symptoms at all. It is important to perform your screening mammography as prescribed by your physician.... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Can be: Having a family history of melanoma does increase your chances of getting melanoma.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Probably Not: While there is no clear link between french fries and the incidence of cancer, there is clear evidence between obesity and increased cancer rates. Mai... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Local Recurrence: Radiation is effective for reducing the risk of local recurrence (breast cancer coming back in the breast.).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Metastasize: The melanoma cells travel from your skin and develop tumors in the lung. Melanoma can travel to any organ in your body.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Sunscreen: Limiting your exposure to uv radiation is the most important way. Never use a tanning bed. Wear sunscreen cover up as much as possible with long sleev... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Self-Aware: The current recommendations are that you are self-aware of your breasts so that any changes or new masses could be reported to your doctor. Recommenda... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Most common cancer: More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Varies: Different melanoma grow at different speeds. It is very hard to predict their growth rate.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends on risk: Depending on the melanoma characteristics and depth of the lesion, a wide local resection is performed to remove the melanoma, lymph nodes may be samp... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Nov 4, 2012
Excellent answers and quick responses with very helpful and thoughtful information offered to patient's questions.
Apr 4, 2013
Top doctor.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2013
Extremely caring and knowledgeable. Fun and witty. He makes you feel safe and comfortable. I absolutely recommend!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. The incision has healed over and I will be seeing my surgeon on the 10th of October 14. I will ask him then :)
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I had a double mastectomy - 6 additional adenomas were found. They were growing into my muscles.
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Thank you may be saving my live here. I'm a brick layer and wear lots of sun screen but I'm also very freckly so I'm always thinking about i

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Health Tap Top Surgical Oncologist
Top Doctor, First Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
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