Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ara Klijian, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 53 years old.

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
  • 15 More

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Top Care Areas

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Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Empyema
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lung Surgery
normal
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Klijian "Performs all aspects of Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Thorcacic Oncologic Surgery with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques."
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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 Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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 Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • 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 Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (0)

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...more
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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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Now Accepting New Patients
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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