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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 57

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Hemp's Experience

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Dr. Hemp's Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Hemp Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Scripps Mercy Hospital
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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Patient Satisfaction

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10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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4033 3rd Ave Ste 210
San Diego, CA 92103
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    Dr. Hemp's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Vascular Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
    • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
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    • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Peripheral Artery Bypass Procedures
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Ultrasound, Carotid
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
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    • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Varicose Veins
    • Venous Compression
    • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Venous Insufficiency
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    Background Check for Dr. Hemp

    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

    Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    Us Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1984

    Residency Hospital

    Rush Presby St Luke's Med Center
    Complete in 1991
    Us Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hemp & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Hemp's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
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    4.8 out of 5

    Dr. Hemp's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.7 out of 5

    11 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.7 out of 5

    11 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    11 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    10 responses

    Experience with Dr. Hemp

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.9 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.7 out of 5

    12 responses

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    Office Locations

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    10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 455-9100 (Office)
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    Scripps Clinic
    4033 3rd Ave Ste 210
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 297-5600 (Office)
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