Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(3)
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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 Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

3131 Berger Ave Ste 250

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 715-0303

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GENERAL
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart
  • 10 More

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Care Philosophy

Performs all aspects of Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Thorcacic Oncologic Surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.
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Dr. Klijian's Experience

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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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Klijian does not have any board certifications listed.

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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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Toronto Sick Childrens Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Klijian has no awards or honors listed.

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Klijian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Klijian to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Klijian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    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
Patient Comments (2)
Chula Vista, CA |
Dr Klijian is arguably one if not the best surgeon on his area of expertise, he operated on my two lungs and removed cancerous tumors when other Dr's adviced me the tumors where inoperable.(2 operations)Dr Klijian has a human touch second to none and really looks up for the patients welfare. Dr kalijian visit the patient every day in the hospital's bed, and makes sure the staff is fallowing his instructions to the tee in regards of One's care. I belive he deserves the maximum rating
San Diego, CA |
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 accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice PPO
    USAccess
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Plus POS
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • GENERAL
    Indemnity Plan
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
    Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Premier HMO
  • Sliding Scale
  • Tricare
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Klijian has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado, CA 92118
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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