Dr. Delmar R. Aitken, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 67

1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E419
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dr. Aitken's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 North Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
600 North Highland Springs Avenue
Banning, CA 92220

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Aitken

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Delmar R Aitken MD
El Mirador Medical Plaza
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E419
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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    Dr. Aitken's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Anal Repairs
    • Anoscopy
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy
    • Colectomy
    • Colon Resection Surgery
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    2
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer Treatment Complications
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis
    • Diverticulosis
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hidradenitis
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Diseases
    • Lung Cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Aitken

    1 Malpractice Claim

    • Settlement  (11/2/2009)
    • Amount or Range: Below average
    • State: California
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (10/8/2012)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1973

    Internship Hospital

    Kettering Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1974

    Residency Hospital

    Loma Linda University Affil Hosps
    Complete in 1979

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ohio State University
    Complete in 1983
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Aitken & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Aitken's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Aitken has admitting privileges:

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    • San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

    • Desert Regional Medical Center

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Aitken

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aitken to family and friends

    15 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Aitken's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    12 responses
    same as
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 12 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Aitken
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    14 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Aitken accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Delmar R Aitken MD
    El Mirador Medical Plaza
    1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E419
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760) 416-1976 (Office)
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    Comprehensive Cancer Center
    1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E218
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760) 416-4800 (Office)
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