About Dr. Mel Kurtulus MD

Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kurtulus is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Kurtulus has received 7 awards.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 23 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mel Kurtulus is Excellent. Dr. Mel Kurtulus has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 23 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mel Kurtulus is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

Location

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9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Specialties

Dr. Mel Kurtulus has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mel Kurtulus has the following 6 expertise

  • Hot Flashes
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Menopause
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Board Certifications

Dr. Mel Kurtulus is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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He's literally given me my life back

Dr. Kurtulus was just my OB/GYN since 2012...until he wasn't! In 2014, I had surgery to remove a cyst; Dr. Kurtulus was my robotic surgeon and diagnosed me with Endometriosis. I've learned so much since then because of Dr. Kurtulus and his office staff. I've had three additional surgeries since then; each with Dr. Kurtulus. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the disease, the treatment options available, and practices excision surgery (considered the gold standard). Although my disease continues to return, I feel safe with him and I know that I won't find more capable hands in San Diego. He's incredibly compassionate, patient, and kind. It makes dealing with this illness much easier.

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Amazing doctor and surgeon!

Dr. Mel comes highly recommended. His office is warm and inviting and tge sraff are friendly and helpful. In addition to OBGYN he is also a robotic surgeon. The clinic accepts out of network patients as well.

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One Star

Dr. Mel, is a amazing doctor! He has performed two surgeries on me, both very successful with easy recoveries. In 2009, he performed surgery because I had an ectopic pregnancy. I was devastated! Dr. Mel was so compassionate, and understanding regarding my disappointment over losing a much wanted pregnancy. He has a warm and gentle bedside manner, and genuinely cares about his patients. In 2015, I had to have another unrelated surgery. Again, Dr Mel was warm, genuine and compassionate. His office staff is wonderful, and make patients feel like family. The office is beautifully decorated, inviting and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Kurtulusd his staff.

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Five Stars

Thanks to Dr. Kurtulus and his staff, we were able to have a dream come true - the birth of our baby girl! I started seeing Dr. Kurtulus a few years ago because I had some medical conditions that required multiple surgeries. His focus on minimally invasive procedures ensured that I had swift and safe recoveries with little-to-no complications. At one point we had considered finding a doctor closer to where we live, but I chose to stay with Dr. Kurtulus because I trusted him, felt that he was an exceptional surgeon, and appreciated his professionalism. I had a very difficult pregnancy and he and his staff were always attentive and supportive. When it came time to deliver, I had a scheduled C-section. The entire delivery process went as smooth as can be expected and my scar is barely noticeable. What really made a difference for me was when it was time for the anesthesiologist to administer the spinal epidural, Dr. Kurtulus held my hand, rubbing it gently while speaking softly. This was very comforting and helped set the tone for the whole procedure. He and his staff are always professional, calm and reassuring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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Absolute the BEST!!

He is a the BEST doctor in San Diego CA. He quickly diagnosed my daughter and treat her with so much respect and kindness, he discover a large cyst in her only ovary he did a robotic surgery to remove her cyst he save her ovary and since then my daughter have her life back she is healthy. He simple is amazing! Before meeting him my daughter was so so sick for over a year in a half we visit so many doctors and no body could find what was wrong. My daughter is 17 years old.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital
  • Scripps Green
  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Hacettepe Universitesi

    Graduated in 1989

  • Dr. Mel Kurtulus Accepts the Following Insurance

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Locations & Directions

9850 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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