Dr. Anthony Perricone, MD

Dr. Anthony Perricone, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Anthony Perricone, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1985 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

9434 Medical Center Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
very high
more than 86% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Perricone's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Perricone "Dr. Perricone is director of the Cardiothoracic Unit at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and surgical director of lung transplantation at UC San Diego Health. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques, including robotic and video-assisted surgeries. As a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, he performs lung transplants, coronary bypass surgery (including "beating heart," or off-pump, surgery), thoracoscopic surgery, and video-assisted lobectomy. He has developed a special technique for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. He is also an expert in surgery for lung cancer and mediastinal tumors. His research includes lung cancer studies that focus on improving surgical treatment and minimizing the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Perricone trained in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego, and has practiced in San Diego since 1992."
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • New York Med College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • New York Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Anthony Perricone, MD
Completely unavailable -- my father was having open chest surgery and he never returned our calls for weeks. I am absolutely shocked that this person serves as a medical professional.
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