Dr. Mark Onaitis, MD

Dr. Mark Onaitis, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Mark Onaitis, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in thoracic surgery and hematology & oncology.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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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. Onaitis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Onaitis performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Onaitis performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Onaitis performs Lung Surgery more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Onaitis performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Onaitis treats Pulmonary Disease more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Onaitis treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Onaitis' conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Leukemia
All Lymphoma
Anemia
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Autoimmune Diseases
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Empyema
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hemophilia
Hernia Repair
Hodgkin's Disease
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Leukocytosis
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neutropenia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Plasmapheresis
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Purpura
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombocytosis
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Im a thoracic surgeon who primarily sees lung and esophageal cancer patients but treats benign esophageal patients as well. Ive been at Duke for about 20 years and enjoy working at a place with top-notch clinicians doing cutting-edge work. I became a...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 2007
    Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2007
  • 2001
    Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    2001
  • 1997
    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1997

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Dr. Onaitis' Reviews

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4.6

Based on 10 reviews

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1 Star
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I would highly recommend Dr. Onaitis. He removed a lobe of my right lung that had a malignant growth with the VATS procedure. I was able to leave the hospital after two days and continue recovering in the comfort of my home.
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His kind yet persistent attitude led me to have a nodule removed from my lung even after a biopsy had come back negative. He was correct, it was cancer but luckily it was stage 1A and removed successfully. He saved my life. Though I now live in Texas I will fly back to SD to see him for all...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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