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Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 65

Dr. Kerlin

BASS Medical Group

112 La Casa Via Ste 340 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

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4.5

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Such an awesome surgeon! She was able to rearrange her schedule to accommodate for me to have an urgent partial mastectomy before I move to Washington state. And she made sure she saw me this morning before I go to WA. Thank you DrKerlin. You save my life... my family especially my 2 daughters, 8 and 5, & my husband cannot thank you enough Giving me a fighting chance to fight this cancer. Thank you also to Ivy and Melanie to make this happen by squeezing me in to her hectic schedule. Thank you!
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Dr. Kerlin is a great surgeon who easies your worries and answers all your questions before moving towards a surgery. My family is prone to having gallbladder issues and many of my family members including myself have had their gallbladders out. Dr. Kerlin has performed 4 of those surgeries. She's amazing! None of us have had complication or issues and it's been years now for some of us. All great results!
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Dr Kerlin performed a lumpectomy on me in 2012. She is the best of the best (caring, very thorough, extremely knowledgable and an excellent surgeon). As of today 3/22/16, my mammogram is clear. I contribute being four years clear to being under Dr. Kerlin's expert care!
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Dr. Kerkin is a very talented surgeon, and a very kind and compassionate woman. She performed two breast cancer surgeries on me, and successfully removed the tumor while conserving breast tissue. I am very grateful for her talent as a surgeon, and her compassionate human spirit.
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Biography

Dr. Deborah Kerlin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of California Davis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(925) 945-7600

Dr. Kerlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Western Health Advantage

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. Kerlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerlin treats Breast Diseases more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Kerlin treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Breast Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerlin performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Kerlin performs this procedure more than 89% of her peers

Mastectomy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerlin performs Mastectomy more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Kerlin performs this procedure more than 85% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Kerlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)