Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD

Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

4520 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • MultiPlan

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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. Jacobsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen performs Hernia Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

"Garth Jacobsen, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in hernia surgery and repairing abdominal wall defects. He has expertise in both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Jacobsen's approach considers each patient ...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University Of California San Diego Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center
Internship Hospital
2000
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
2008
2007
2002
2000

Awards

Dr. Jacobsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacobsen

4.2

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(12)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
18.75%
(3)

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I had a reconstructed hernia surgery 12/7/2017 and i got a second life. I had a surgery in Las Vegas a year before and was done by a butcher.
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Dr. Jacobsen and his team provided an excellent and highly professional care. He is a very competent surgeon and I recommend him without any reservations. A. Tashchian M.D.
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I was referred to Dr. Jacobsen by my Internist at UCSD. My weight loss surgeon in Glendale also knows Dr. Jacobsen and spoke very highly of him. I had a consult and was very impressed from the get go with the level of professionalism, thoroughness, and planning that went into my complicated case, from the front desk, to diagnostics, scheduling, inpatient care, aftercare and follow up. The results look great; I feel great! Very grateful to Dr. J & Team and UCSD! Aug 2018 surgery.
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My experience with Dr. Jacobson and his staff was exceptional. From pleasant receptionist to intelligent fellows, and hard working surgery coordinator, the chain did not have a week link. Preop staff was equally competent and the transition to Jacobs Hospital felt seemless. Everyone was friendly and capable. There was an atmosphere of people enjoying their jobs which was reassuring. Recovery was much easier and quicker than anticipated thanks to Dr. Jacobson’s expertise and skill.
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I had hernia surgery in early may and would highly recommend Dr. Jacobsen.
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Hands down the best surgical experience of the half dozen I've had. Doc Jacobsen and his team at UCSD give world class medical treatment in a state of art facility. To anyone in need of hernia treatment this is the doctor you want to see, in my opinion you are seeing the best there is this field.
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Dr Jacobsen is an excellent surgeon. His bedside manner is great and he takes the time to answer your questions. I recently had surgery with him and was back to work in 1 day with little pain. I highly recommend Dr Jacobsen him to anyone because he is the best.
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