Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male

Ara S Klijian MD 3131 Berger Ave Ste 250 San Diego, CA 92123 Get Directions
Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 53 years old. Dr. Klijian is affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

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Dr. Klijian's Care Philosophy

Performs all aspects of Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Thorcacic Oncologic Surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

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Dr. Klijian's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Klijian is caring and awesome when it comes to your health!!!!! He is a very good Doctor would totally recommend him to family and friends.
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Dr. Klijian's Care Philosophy

Performs all aspects of Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Thorcacic Oncologic Surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Klijian has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications
    • author, 2005
    • Sharp Experience, 2004

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College
  • Internship Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, San Diego
  • Other Education
    Toronto Sick Childrens Hospital

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy