Dr. Cheryl Olson, MD

Dr. Cheryl Olson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Cheryl Olson, MD is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1989 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 660

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 452-5054

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Intestinal Obstruction
normal
more than 5% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
normal
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Olson'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.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal 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 (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • 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-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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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 Colorado at Boulder
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Naval Med Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olson's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olson to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Olson'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 (3)

She is the best! No questions about it. I had a very sever case of acid reflex, GERD...Dr. Olson took care of it after all these years of suffering I met her one week, in two weeks I no longer suffer from the worries of throwing up in my sleep. Your in good hands with Dr. Olson!
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Olson. I had a consultation with her, for which I paid out of pocket because she is not a contracted physician in my HMO. Even though I wasn't ultimately able to have surgery with her, she was kind enough to help me advance my care, calling my other doctors...more
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Dr. Olson was absolutely wonderful! She did a great job with my excisional biopsy and the scar is barely visible. She was easy to talk to and explained everything clearly.
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