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Dr. Ithaar Derweesh, MD

Urology ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Derweesh

UC San Diego Health

3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093

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Dr. Ithaar Derweesh, MD is an urology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in urology.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Derweesh accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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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. Derweesh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Kidney Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Derweesh treats Kidney Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Derweesh treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Renal Cell Cancer
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Derweesh treats Urinary Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Derweesh treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Kidney and Ureter Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Derweesh performs Kidney and Ureter Removal more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Derweesh performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Derweesh's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cryosurgery
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

About Me

Biography

Since he joined UC San Diego, Dr. Derweesh has established one of the highest volume single incision laparoscopic urologic surgery programs in the world, with several first in California and first in the world procedures. Watch Dr. Derweesh perform g...

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Yale
Residency Hospital
1996
Yale
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
2000
1996
1995

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Foundation of Urological Disease Scholarship, 2001
  • Magna Cum Laude, 1991
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1991

Dr. Derweesh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Derweesh

4.3

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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(9)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(2)

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I am writing this on behalf of my aunt who was DX with third stage renal cell carcinoma of her left kidney. She decided to go to Moore's Cancer Center and met with Dr. Derweesh. He was outstandingly professional, caring, and carefully explained the robotic partial nephrectomy procedure to all family present. Operating room staff gave me two updates during her surgery at Jacob Thornton's hospital.. Her recovery took 3 days. Dr. Derweesh saved my aunt's life. The entire experience was positive.
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Dr Derweesh has been taking care of me since August 2015, when I was diagnosed with Stage III Renal Cell Carcinoma. Dr Derweesh was able to do a partial nephrectomy, saving my kidney. His ongoing care has been wonderful and I trust him wholeheartedly.
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I had to wait close to two months to then wait nearly two hours to have this doctor tell me I probably had cancer. He spent five minutes with me! 5minutes!!! I got an appointment within two weeks at UCLA to find out it was just post-menopausal bleeding.
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