Dr. Brian Waddle, MD

Dr. Brian Waddle, MD

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52 y/o
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Dr. Brian Waddle, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

Surgical Associates Monterey

3315 Mission Dr

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ulcer
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Waddle "Dr. Waddle has broad surgical experience and specializes in minimally invasive surgery including advanced laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, endoscopy and DaVinci robotic surgery."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Ca Sf School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waddle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dominican Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Waddle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waddle to family and friends
3.5
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Waddle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Ben Lomond, CA |
In 2010 Dr Waddle performed a Nissen Fundoplication on me. I went from vomiting many times a day and eating a very limited diet to being a normal person who doesn't have to make eating an ordeal. My surgery and recovery went exactly as Dr Waddle explained it would and the results were even better than I'd imagined. His care restored me to a normal life and he has kept me on-track and healthy with regular checkups.
Santa Cruz, CA |
I found Dr. Waddle to be cavalier and inattentive. My hernia repair done by him lasted only 3 months and I have to have it done again. A friend I work with that had a histerectomy done by him found his demeanor similar to what I experienced. I don't trust that he places the same level of importance on my health as I do.
Dr. Waddle is kind and professional. I trust my health to him without reservations.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
I love Dr. Waddle! He has performed at least three surgeries on my abdomen. After a surgery in which he found something that should not be, he came bouncing into my recovery room, drawing diagrams on the white board of what he found and how he fixed it. His enthusiasm for my case was infectious (maybe the wrong word to use when talking about doctors!), and on top of it all, he was *so* friendly, approachable, reliable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
in Watsonville |
One of the best doctors I ever had working on me. He has with no daut saved my life and soon I might need him to use his amazing skills on a new health problem that I have and I can not see myself wanting to trust on a different surgan for that new issue that I have. I wish him a very long and healthy and happy life. We need doctors like him. SMART Down to earth, CARING AND SUCH A DARN AMAZING HUMAN.
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Dr. Waddle accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Waddle has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Neilson St
Watsonville, CA 95076
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