Dr. Michael Worsey, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Worsey
Accepting new patients

San Diego Colon Rectal Surgeons

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 201 La Jolla, CA 92037

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(858) 558-2272

Dr. Michael Worsey, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Worsey has more experience with Colorectal Surgery and Transplant Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Worsey to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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(858) 558-2272

Dr. Worsey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA 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
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worsey performs Colectomy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Worsey performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Excision of Rectal Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worsey performs Excision of Rectal Tumor more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Worsey performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worsey performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Worsey performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on replacement of damaged or diseased organs with healthy donor organs and includes partial, single or multi-organ transplant, as well as living donor organ procurement.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worsey performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Worsey performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

Check Dr. Worsey's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Worsey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Worsey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Worsey

4.5

Based on 31 ratings

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I had an elective sigmoid colon resection for diverticulosis. The preop, surgical and postop care was flawless.
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Dr. Worsey provides the best service for the patients during the pre-surgery and post-surgery period. The atmosphere is so relaxing and the staff was so comfortable.
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Mily rose – Oct 16, 2019
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Amazing doctor! Dr. Worsey took out a foot of my colon. He was very pleasant and his sensitivity to my situation made this so easy for me as I was scared to death! His visits in the hospital put me at ease and made me feel comfortable and secure.
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Jerry Pialto – Jul 30, 2019
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When it comes to doctors you can’t get much better than Dr Worsey He has done two surgeries on me and they both helped sooo much If you have any problems with colon or rectal issues he is the man to see He’s very easy to talk to and he explains everything so well Another thing about him is he does a scope on you on your first visit Both times that I had my problem he found it on my initial visit I have gone to so many doctors in the past for my intestinal problems and they treat me like I was crazy I’ve had so many issues with my intestinal tract and he has made me feel so much better with surgery I would recommend him to anyone If I hear people dealing with colon rectal issues I tell them to go see Dr Worsey and he will fix you Great great man!! Thank You Dr Worsey Jackie ??
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May 17, 2019
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To put it mildly, Dr. Worsey saved my life. After 17 years of dealing with ulcerative colitis and me putting off surgery to the very last minute, he performed a colectomy and constructed a successful J-pouch that has been a godsend. The planned surgeries were a 3 part series over a course of 9 months. This was 4 years ago and so far everything is great. He's easy to talk to, listens to your concerns, and his staff/nurses are top notch.
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About Me

Training and Experience matter

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1998
Cleveland Clinic Found
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Bristol Royal Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1989
Fellow Royal College Of Surgeons (England)
1987
Royal Gwent Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
St Mary's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
St Thomas Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Locations

San Diego Colon Rectal Surgeons

San Diego Colon Rectal Surgeons9834 Genesee Ave Ste 201 La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)