Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Ara Klijian, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Albany Medical College and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

3131 Berger Ave Ste 250

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 715-0303

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Klijian's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Klijian performs Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Klijian performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Decortication and Pleurectomy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Klijian performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Klijian performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Thoracentesis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Klijian performs Thoracentesis more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Klijian performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Klijian's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Thymectomy
Pericardial Disease
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

University Of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1995
Toronto Sick Childrens Hospital
1991
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
1991

Languages

  • Armenian
  • English

Awards

  • AMA Physician Recognition Award, 2004

Media & Publications

  • author, 2005
  • Sharp Experience, 2004

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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...Read More
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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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Insurance accepted

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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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