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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 works as a general surgeon in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Giurgiu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Romanian, and French. Dr. Giurgiu has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Giurgiu completed his residency training at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Giurgiu is accepting 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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, biopsy, and thyroid cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Galloway a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galloway include laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Galloway attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Galloway (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Thai, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Marc Sedwitz specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Sedwitz's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sedwitz completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sedwitz has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sedwitz speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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 is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. In her practice, Dr. Giesemann focuses on gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), hernia surgery, and trauma. Dr. Giesemann is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Giesemann's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Giesemann attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Laura Goetz is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures and breast surgery. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Goetz performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Goetz is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Oceanside, CA and Encinitas, CA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Toosie is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Toosie welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Toosie attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian.

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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, who practices in Encinitas, CA, Oceanside, CA, and Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. His areas of expertise consist of breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Robertson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Robertson honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Wilson specializes in general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast 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. Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad trained at Western Reserve Care System. Dr. Jamshidi-Nezhad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Mark Takata's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Takata's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Takata is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

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

Dr. Ujwala Rajgopal's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Rajgopal (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. She is especially interested in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Rajgopal's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Rajgopal completed residency programs at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rajgopal is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti is a general surgery, urologic oncology, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Konijeti performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Konijeti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Konijeti's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Eileen Natuzzi is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Natuzzi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has a special interest in vascular surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Natuzzi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Natuzzi is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Fred Simon is a general surgeon and intensivist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Simon attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

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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.