We found 15 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Dan I Giurgiu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
303 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Dan Giurgiu is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Giurgiu has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Giurgiu include laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Giurgiu attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Giurgiu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Giurgiu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Steven Li-Wen Chen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
499 N El Camino Real; Suite C200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chen is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include cancer surgery, biopsy, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Breast Issues, Biopsy, Skin Grafting, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Gillian Que Galloway, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
303 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Gillian Galloway is a general surgery specialist in Encinitas, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Galloway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Thai, and Cantonese. In his practice, Dr. Galloway focuses on laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Galloway's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galloway honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Leslie Ann Giesemann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
317 N El Camino Real; Suite 502
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Giesemann practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Her clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), hernia surgery, and trauma. Dr. Giesemann is an in-network provider for Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Giesemann trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Spider Veins, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Marc M Sedwitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
320 Santa Fe; Suite 212
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Marc Sedwitz, who practices in La Jolla, CA and Encinitas, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sedwitz include vascular surgery procedures. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Sedwitz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Sedwitz is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

Dr. Laura Helen Goetz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 205
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Laura Goetz specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA, Oakland, CA, and Encinitas, CA. In her practice, Dr. Goetz focuses on colorectal surgery procedures and breast surgery. Dr. Goetz honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Goetz is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
351 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 220
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie works as a general surgeon. She attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Toosie's clinical interests include breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toosie honors. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Toosie is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Edward James Robertson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
477 N El Camino Real; Suite B303
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Edward Robertson is a general surgery specialist. He has a special interest in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Scripps Health. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
351 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 220
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Jamshidi-Nezhad is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Oceanside, CA and Encinitas, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad trained at Western Reserve Care System for residency. Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Stephen Charles Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
477 N El Camino Real; Suite B303
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Wilson, who practices in Encinitas, CA and Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Wilson has a special interest in breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery
320 Santa Fe Drive; #106b
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Fred Simon practices general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Simon takes Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Natuzzi's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. She practices in Oceanside, CA and Encinitas, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In Dr. Natuzzi's practice, she is particularly interested in vascular surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Natuzzi completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in General Surgery
320 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 107a
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal is a general surgeon in Encinitas, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rajgopal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Rajgopal's areas of expertise include breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Rajgopal studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajgopal takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Mark C Takata, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
310 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Mark Takata works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Takata's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Takata is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 205
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti practices general surgery, urologic oncology, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Konijeti studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Konijeti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Konijeti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Konijeti welcomes new patients.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.