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About Joel Baumgartner

Joel Baumgartner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. His specialties include Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and General Surgery. Joel Baumgartner is affiliated with UPMC Passavant, UPMC Passavant Cranberry and UC San Diego Health System.

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Primary Address

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health

3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Joel Baumgartner has the following 3 specialties

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Surgical Oncology

    Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
    Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.

  • General Surgery

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Joel Baumgartner has the following 1 expertise

  • Cancer

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Baumgartner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry
  • UC San Diego Health System
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant Cranberry
  • Magee-Womens Hospital
  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, 3855 Health Sciences Drive, La Jolla, CA
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