LA Jolla Cardiovascular Surg
- Vascular Surgery |
- Thoracic Surgery |
- General Surgery
- 9850 Genesee Ave La Jolla, CA 858-455-6330
Doctors in LA Jolla Cardiovascular Surg
The Overall Average Patient Rating of LA Jolla Cardiovascular Surg when asked is excellent. LA Jolla Cardiovascular Surg has been reviewed by 12 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at LA Jolla Cardiovascular Surg as provided by patient reviews is 23 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Vascular Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Dartmouth Medical School
- University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
- Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
- Hebei Medical University
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Blue Shield California
- Health Net
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Tri-City Medical Center Oceanside, CA
- Scripps Mercy Hospital - Chula Vista Campus Chula Vista, CA
- UC San Diego Medical Center San Diego, CA
- Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla, CA
- Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego, CA
- Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla La Jolla, CA
- Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas Encinitas, CA
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing