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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 as an individual. He works with each person to develop the best repair or surgical plan available.

An associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobsen conducts research on minimally invasive and robotically assisted surgical techniques. His research has been published widely.

Dr. Jacobsen completed a fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine. He is board-certified in general surgery.

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    VERY GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
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    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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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 as an individual. He works with each person to develop the best repair or surgical plan available.

An associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobsen conducts research on minimally invasive and robotically assisted surgical techniques. His research has been published widely.

Dr. Jacobsen completed a fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine. He is board-certified in general surgery.

Dr. Jacobsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Diego Med Center

    Completed in 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic