Dr. Delmar R. Aitken, MD

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Dr. Delmar R. Aitken, MD

General Surgery | Male

Comprehensive Cancer Center 1180 N Indian Canyon Dr Ste E218, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Get Directions
(760) 416-4800

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Dr. Aitken specializes in General Surgery and practices in Palm Springs, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer Treatment Complications
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • 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, 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Aitken has received 1 sanction

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    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (10/8/2012)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    Kettering Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ohio State University

    Completed in 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Aitken's Office & Staff

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients