Dr. Brian Waddle, MD

Dr. Brian Waddle, MD

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53 y/o
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Dr. Brian Waddle, MD is a general surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Surgical Associates Monterey

1668 Dominican Way

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Waddle performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Waddle's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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61  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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Dr. Waddle's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waddle to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

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 (7)

Dr Waddle said multiple procedures were needed. After the first one I experienced severe inflammation and numbness. Upon inquiry he dismissed my question and seemed very condescending. He never did specially answer my concerns, finally after multiple attempts saying that I should proceed. Not...more
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Dr. Waddle is the most caring doctor I've ever had. He takes the time to listen and explain. Yes, that results in sometimes running behind but he is well worth the wait. Dr. Waddle is an amazing doctor with a bedside manner that exceeds all others. He not only diagnosed me immediately (1st visit)...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Dr. Waddle is kind and professional. I trust my health to him without reservations.
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