UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

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Review of Dr. Loomba

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I was sent to Dr. Loomba when an unrelated abdominal ultrasound indicated that I had a fatty liver. In my treatment, Dr. Loomba utilized state-of-the-art imaging and laboratory tests to help diagnose me and provide a plan for action. I also worked with his research group who works to develop less-invasive ways to diagnose liver disease using imaging and other non-surgical methods. Thankfully I was on a good road to recovery and his kind words and immense knowledge helped me get to a path that is sustainable for me.
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Review of Dr. Ciacci


Dr Ciacchi & his team followed up a mri result from my neurologist. One series of follow up imaging & 3 days later I was having 2 days of surgery removing replacing discs the 2nd day was a 9 hour surgery removing protruding bones & spine. 2 titanium rods replaced spine connecting cervical & thoracic. I was up walking 2 days later & home the 3rd What was diagnosed as severe threat to my spine was repaired & I have steadily improved over last year. Mostly healing of nerves & muscles across m shou
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Review of Dr. Synkowski


I was unable to see my usual dermatologist at UCSD for an immediate issue due to booking, so I saw this doctor. My appointment with Dr. Synkowski was the worst experience I’ve ever had with a health care provider. He didn’t know my medical history, any current conditions, or even what medications I am on. He also seemed dismissive to any symptoms I was experiencing and I didn’t feel like he heard what I was saying. I won’t be seeing this physician again & he seems like he is burnt out.
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Review of Dr. Patel

- in Corona, CA |

The Loma Linda VA sent me to Dr. Patel and his team at the San diego VA last week (2/13/19) to perform an angioplasty that they could not do ... he came recommended as the best and I will stand on the street corner holding a sign declaring Dr. Patel and his team as exactly that - THE BEST! His entire team was, to me, world-class in performance and more importantly as "real" people. Informative, friendly and efficient! They are the best. Thank you Dr. Patel - John Williams
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Review of Dr. Castellanos

- in Seeley, CA |

Excellent and very professional.
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Review of Dr. Weber

- in San Diego, CA |

If I could leave a "0" I would. Worst experience with a doctor ever. Very deceptive with trying to separate a mother from her daughter, when my daughter requested that I be present for her appointment. We went for hormone imbalance issues and they made it all about there should be a relationship between my daughter and the doctor, rather than my daughter and me. Find a better doctor, because she is arrogant and rude on top of all else.
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Review of Dr. Frugoni


The staff was a bit frustrating to work with at times but Dr. Frugoni made it all worth it. She is amazing, super smart, and genuinely cares about her patients. The quality of my care during surgery was top notch, I experienced no complications, and my hysterectomy scars are super flat and tiny. There aren't a lot of doctors out there like this, Dr. Frugoni was truly a pleasure. Thank you so much for taking care of me.
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Review of Dr. Makani

- in Bonsall |

Dr. Makani is amazing! My husband was referred to him by his pulmonologist and he was able to see him quickly, had clearly done his homework before the appointment, answered every question we had, and patiently explained what he knew - and what he did not know. What I love most is that he is curious, and wants to get to the root of the problem. He does not simply assume what the problem is because of history. Excellent!
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Review of Dr. Garimella


Dr. Garimella is extremely thorough and never rushes an interview. He explains even very complicated issues in a way that is very understandable. He is a very good listener.
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Review of Dr. Loomba

- in San Diego, CA |

Very thorough in detailing the situation. Direct and to the point.
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183 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anoscopy With Removal Of Anal Tumor
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (Abg)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Birth Control
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • C-Section
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Care Coordination For Complex Conditions And Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Cpap)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy And Stent
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Cyst Incision And Drainage
  • Depo-Provera® Birth Control Shot
  • Destruction Of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction Of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction Of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction Of Penile Lesion
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Lesion Of Cervix (Incl. Leep)
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, Or Vessel Exploration
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision Of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision Of Skin Cancer
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Tracheal Tumor Or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hiv Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Human Papillomavirus Dna Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Immunization
  • Impella Device
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Insertion Of Epicardial Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm) Repair
  • Intrauterine Device (Iud) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (Iud) Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Medical Aspects Of Liver Transplantation
  • Mirena® Intrauterine Device
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myomectomy - Open And-Or Laparoscopic
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Pancreatectomy (Incl. Pancreas Transplant And Whipple Procedure)
  • Pap Smear
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care And Counseling
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy And Psychophysiological Therapy (Incl. Biofeedback)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Renal Transplant And Nephrectomy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shaving Of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tilt Testing Or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (Vbac)
  • Vaginal Delivery And Vbac
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, And Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography And Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vulvectomy
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Repair


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