Dr. Rami Dakkuri, MD

Dr. Rami Dakkuri, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Rami Dakkuri, MD is a general surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1999 and specializes in general surgery.

2911 Chanticleer Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 92% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 89% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
more than 85% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

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55  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystotomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Virginia Mason Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Virginia Mason Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dakkuri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Rami Dakkuri, MD
Excellent care! Couldn't be happier with Dr. Dakkuri and entire staff at this PAMF office. Pre-surgical appointments, surgery and post-surgical care all top notch. Decisions regarding care and testing and surgery were all explained to me and discussed at length until I felt I had all the info I...Read More
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Patient in Santa Cruz, CA – Aug 09, 2018
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This doctor is the worst, he left me with pain, suffering, and the need to find a new doctor to reverse this doctors damaging work on me.
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Bill in Scott’s valley – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Dakkuri is a very kind and reassuring person. He takes all the time you need to discuss your questions and fears. When test results come in, he calls or emails immediately, even if you have an appointment scheduled soon, just so you won't worry. I never felt rushed out the door.
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Watsonville, CA – Aug 12, 2017
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Bad experience all alround, do nor pick this surgeon !
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Phillip in Santa Cruz, CA – Aug 04, 2017
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Dr Dakkuri and entire group that took care of me (Office, nurses, anesthesiologist etc) at the PAMF Santa Cruz Surgical Center, were fantastic. They were really focused on me and paid close attention to what I was saying and asking and updating my records. I arrived early and I was omitted in like...Read More
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Doug in Santa Cruz, CA – Mar 22, 2017
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