Dr. Alexander Kuo, MD

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Dr. Alexander Kuo, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

UCSD Liver Center 4168 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103 Get Directions
(619) 543-5415

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Living with liver disease can be overwhelming. Whether you have early stage liver disease or have advanced cirrhosis and need...Read more

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  • Cigna
  • Health Net
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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He is very smart and looked at the whole picture, not just his specialty. Did not want to do unnecessary testing.. Excellent thorough Dr.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • End-Stage Liver Failure
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Medical Aspects of Liver Transplantation

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School)

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Francisco

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kuo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kuo's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kuo

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kuo's Care Philosophy

Living with liver disease can be overwhelming. Whether you have early stage liver disease or have advanced cirrhosis and need a liver transplant, I will work with you every step of the way so you are an informed partner in your care.