Dr. Don Kikkawa, MD

Dr. Don Kikkawa, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(19)
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Dr. Don Kikkawa, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Kikkawa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kikkawa "Dr. Kikkawa serves as division chief of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. This specialty combines traditional studies and patient care as an ophthalmologist with a fellowship in reconstruction and plastic surgery around the eyes. The extensive training uniquely qualifies these specialists to perform delicate surgery on the eyelids, around the eyes, the drainage system, and on the bones around of the eye. Dr. Kikkawa finds the field very gratifying; reversing the effects of aging, restoring a normal appearance to disfigured trauma or diseased patients, and eliminating vision-threatening tumors.Respected for his knowledge and surgical experience, patients travel to San Diego from throughout the United States, as well as other countries, for Dr. Kikkawa's skills. He has hosted several highly praised medical conferences for his colleagues and was selected by them for Best Doctors in America. Additionally, Dr. Kikkawa serves as one of three Shiley specialists that comprise our unique Thyroid Eye Clinic to treat patients with this disfiguring and vision threatening disease."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dacryoadenectomy
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • UCLA Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Uc Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Wisconsin-Madison, School Of Medicine and Public Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kikkawa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kikkawa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kikkawa to family and friends
3.8
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kikkawa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
San Diego, CA |
As with the previous reviewer, I too had a blepharoplasty with Dr. Kikkawa. Unfortunately, I too am quite dissatisfied with my results. I don't know what happened but my eyes are uneven and I am hoping that he can fix the problem. My greatest dissatisfaction is with his staff. His patient coordinator is impossible to deal with; she never responds. I was told that he was a great eye doctor but I'm thinking that cosmetic surgery may not be his strong suit.
La Jolla, CA |
Had blepharoplasty. Terrible result. Had to redo one eye twice and it is still not right.
He is the best. He took time to explain things and went over things in great detail. He spent time with me and the surgery results were perfect. I recommend him highly!
in Carlsbad, CA |
It is not the quickest process, but there are a lot of moving parts. You need to be seen by the resident and/or intern and/or fellow before the Dr. But since they are also present at the surgery and it is a teaching hospital, I had no problem with it.. If you need this surgery, he is the one to go to!
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Dr. Kikkawa accepts 6 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
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kikkawa has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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