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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 44

220 S Akers St Ste C
Visalia, CA 93291
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Kaweah Delta Medical Center
400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
Tulare Regional Medical Center
869 N Cherry St
Tulare, CA 93274

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Abiy Meshesha, MD, Inc
220 S Akers St Ste C
Visalia, CA 93291
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    Dr. Meshesha's Experience

    Dr. Meshesha's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Breast Surgical Oncology
    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • Endocrine Surgery
    • Gastroenterological Surgery
    • Thyroid Disorders

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Bile Duct Surgery
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Bowel Surgery
    • Breast Cancer Surgery
    • Colectomy
    • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Duodenal Surgery
    • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Exploratory Surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Hepatobiliary Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Ileostomy Status
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic Colectomy
    • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
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    • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
    • Laparotomy
    • Liver Surgery
    • Lumpectomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Melanoma Removal
    • Neck Surgery
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Partial Mastectomy
    • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Port Removal
    • Sentinel Node Biopsy
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
    • Skin Grafts
    • Small Bowel Surgery
    • Splenectomy
    • Stereotaxis
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Temporal Artery Biopsy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Tracheostomy
    • Tumor Surgery
    • Whipple Procedure
    • Wound Care and Management
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Anal Fissure
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Goiter
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Lipomas
    • Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Obesity
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Skin Cancer
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Jimma University, Faculty Of Medicial Sciences
    Graduated in 1996

    Internship Hospital

    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
    Complete in 2005
    Jimma Institute Of Health Sciences
    Complete in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Addis Ababa University
    Complete in 2002
    Baylor College Of Med
    Complete in 2009

    Undergraduate Schools

    Jimma University
    Graduated in 1990
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Meshesha & Staff

    • English
    • Amharic
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Meshesha's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Kaweah Delta Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    2.9
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    2.9 out of 5

    Dr. Meshesha's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3 out of 5

    15 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.3 out of 5

    15 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3 out of 5

    15 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    14 responses

    Experience with Dr. Meshesha

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.3 out of 5

    15 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.4 out of 5

    14 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.3 out of 5

    14 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.1 out of 5

    14 responses

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    Abiy Meshesha, MD, Inc
    220 S Akers St Ste C
    Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 636-8600 (Office)
    (559) 636-9700 (Fax)
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