Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD

Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Garth Jacobsen, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

4520 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Hernia Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Jacobsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jacobsen "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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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
33

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Orchiectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobsen to family and friends
3.9
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Jacobsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Encinitas, CA |
I had hernia surgery in early may and would highly recommend Dr. Jacobsen.
in Valley Center, CA |
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.
Encinitas, CA |
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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Dr. Jacobsen accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Jacobsen has admitting privileges

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