Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
49 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Carmichael, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in general surgery, critical care surgery, and more.Read her story

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

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. Jakobsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Hernia Repair more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen treats Abdominal Disorders more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

I want to make a difference in people's life, make them feel whole again, and get them back in their normal routine, pain free, with a speedy recovery.  Our team understands there is no convenient time for a hernia repair, gallbladder or appendi...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2002
Orlando Regional Medical Center-Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Loma Linda University Med Center-General Surgery
Residency Hospital
1997
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
Rollins College
Undergraduate School
2002
2001
1997
1996

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Dr. Jakobsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jakobsen

3.9

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My experience was not great at all I had concerns and felt like I was dismissed and treated poorly. I will not go back.
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No heart , does not care about patients??
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I love Dr. Jakobsen. Having a breast cancer diagnosis is a hard thing but then to be told by my provider that it would be 2 months before I could get in to see a surgeon was devasting. A friend recommended Dr. Jakobsen, from Dignity Health Mercy, and she got me in and in surgery within 2 weeks. She’s so personable, kind, and an expert in her field. I feel so lucky to have had her and all my Oncology team. Would go to her for any surgeries I may need.
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Dr. Jakobsen is an outstanding doctor with exceptional knowledge in her field. She performed Stage 1 breast cancer surgery on me five years ago and I have been doing fine ever since. Here kindness and winning personality is something you do not see in doctors all of the time, and I appreciate her more every time I walk into her office.
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Dr Jakobsen is awesome. I just had major surgery last Thursday and jave not had any need for pain meds. This is my second surgery by Dr Jakobsen and she is exceptional. Super personality, understanding, confident, but most of all compassionate! No lack of trust for her competence, she is so knowledgeable and just truly amazing!
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Best doctor ever! Love her!
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very friendly and makes you feel very comfortable with the procedure you are about to have. she is very confident and professional. I had navel hernia surgery and had minor pain and feel very comfortable with her work thank you DR Jakobsen
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