Dr. Ramin Sorkhi, MD

Dr. Ramin Sorkhi, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 55

General Surgery

Dr. Ramin Sorkhi, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. His office accepts new patients.

Office Hours

225 E 2nd Ave Ste 340 Escondido, CA 92025

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Locations

Palomar Health Medical Group - Graybill

General Surgery225 E 2nd Ave Ste 340 Escondido, CA 92025
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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(858) 437-9976

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Dr. Sorkhi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sorkhi

4.0

Based on 53 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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So very kind and understanding, took time to listen to everything I said. I felt totally at ease and comfortable in a scary time.
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linnelson – Jan 05, 2021
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Hospitalized with severe abdominal pain, I was under the care of Dr. Sorkhi. Dr. Sorkhi performed laparoscopic surgery and successfully removed a perforated appendix. Dr. Sorkhi described the procedure, answered my questions, and suggested ways to speed recovery. I found him to be professionally competent and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Sorkhi for anyone undergoing gastroenterology surgery. In addition, his office and nursing staff were absolutely superb. Good job all, and thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Brian G. in Escondido, CA – Jun 05, 2018
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I had my colon surgery with Dr. Sorkhi. He is a very skilled surgeon and treats everyone as if they were family. If you need a surgeon, he is the one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sarah R in Temecula, CA – Nov 27, 2017
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I had a great experience with this doctor. He is straightforward, honest and efficient. He did an excellent job . I'm happy with the process and the results. I highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mary K in Escondido, CA – Oct 26, 2017
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This Dr. Has no compassion for his patients after surgery!! And the staff is very rude on the phone!! I do not recommend this office. Run the other way!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Riverside, CA – Sep 26, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. Sorkhi for surgery to remove a Malignant Mass at the base of my Colon. He is a wonderful, caring and highly recommended dr. Surgery went well and I healed and recovered very quickly. Was also seen by him for a second surgery for the insertion of a Port a Cath for Chemotherapy treatments. That surgery went well and was done as an outpatient through the hospital. Thanks to all his staff who were also very helpful and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Cheryl Wynn in Escondido – Aug 10, 2017
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I had bariatric surgery with Dr. Sorkhi in early July and my experience throughout the process was great. When I first met Dr. Sorkhi in January, he clearly explained the full process and all the pre-op steps. His nurse Margarita was extremely helpful and she did a great job keeping me updated. Making appointments with his office was better than most. I highly recommend Dr. Sorkhi and his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Oceanside, CA – Aug 10, 2017
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I was so appalled by how he treated his patients & how incompetent his office staff was. Sorkhi was condescending & insensitive. If you've been referred to him for bariatric surgery, RUN! Now I see that Sorkhi ordered many bogus pre-op tests, costing me over $1K & needlessly exposing me to excessive radiation. His staff consistently messed up, misinforming me numerous times. He offers no real pre/post-op education/support. He doesn't welcome questions and is not operating under current standards
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Temecula, CA – Jul 22, 2017
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Horrible patient care. Truly unbelievable. Will slice you open but after that your on your own, no after care to speak of. Even the surgery center staff was appalled when they called and found out that the doctor did not provide correct after care instructions and that I had no immediate follow up.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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San Jose, CA – Jul 15, 2017
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Dr. Sorkhi literally saved my life, not once, not twice, but three times in the last year. He performed my bi-lateral mastectomy in 2016, followed by a sigmoid colectomy and hernia repair in 2017 and was immediately there by my side to perform an emergency gall bladder removal a couple weeks later. Trust me, if you need a good general surgeon, he is everything and more! My life is forever improved by his surgical expertise and I would highly recommend him! His office staff is exceptional!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Anne McDaniel in San Marcos, CA – Apr 17, 2017
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Dr sorkhi skill and knowledge are exceptional. He saved my dad's life. We are forever grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Anaheim, CA – Apr 10, 2017
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Dr. Sorkhi is very matter of fact and to the point. He is not warm and friendly but does seem very professional and competent. I found my post surgery appointment too rushed as he zipped in and out but his nurse Margarita takes his score of 4 up to a 5. She is compassionate and competent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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San Marcos, CA – Feb 14, 2017
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We can't say enough good things about Dr. Sorkhi and his staff. This was serious abdominal surgery and he kept us completely informed of the procedures at every step of the process. All of our questions were answered in detail every time we met with him and his answers and explanations were always technical and precise. His staff is likewise very patient-focused, professional and reassuring. The larger community is lucky to have a medical resource of this caliber.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Frieda Farnsworth in Escondido, CA – Feb 05, 2017
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I had a difficult inguinal, sliding hernia repair needed. Dr. Sorkhi was able to satisfactorily repair the hernia through laparoscopic procedure. I haven't felt this good in over 6 years. Excellent work and staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Karl Duggin in Ramona, CA – Jan 05, 2017
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Thank you Dr. Sorkhi! It all began with a mysterious pain in my abdomen that sent me to the ER. Thank you for the expert care that I received from you and your staff! I have no doubt that you saved my life. I just had my post op and I feel great! Thank you for taking the time to let me know exactly what was going on every step of the way. I would definitely recommend you to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Escondido, CA – Dec 03, 2016
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I had a bilateral inguinal hernia that Dr. Sorkhi repaired. Everything went very well and I feel great now that it is fixed. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sorkhi, he did an awesome job on me and was helpful through all stages of the process. The office staff was kind, always answered the phone promptly and made sure that everything was going smoothly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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C.S. in Escondido, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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Exceptional Doctor. Very professional and respectful. The Doctor, nurses and office staff very kind and caring. I'm very pleased with my procedure on how well and little pain I felt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Fred Villicano in Escondido, CA – Sep 10, 2016
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He answered all my questions and he even rechecked an area that I was having issues with that he wasn't responsible for. Great guy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jhbrut in Fallbrook , CA – Sep 10, 2016
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Dr. Sorkhi did an excellent job on my surgery and, although I hope I will never need another operation, if I did, I would definitely go to Dr. Sorkhi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mike D in Fallbrook, CA – Aug 16, 2016
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I just completed my very first surgery (Umbilical Hernia Repair Laparoscopic) Dr. Sorkhi was awesome!!! He is a very gifted surgeon with a pleasant demeanor. I would highly recommend Dr. Sorkhi for anyone considering hernia repair. He works out of the Rancho Bernardo Surgery Center, which was very convenient for our family. Thank you again Dr. Sorkhi G.K.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Gary in San Marcos, CA – Aug 13, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sorkhi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sorkhi performs Hernia Repair more than 78% of his peers

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

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sorkhi performs Gallbladder Removal more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sorkhi performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sorkhi performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sorkhi performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Sorkhi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Ramin Sorkhi is a board certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery.

Biography

Dr. Ramin Sorkhi is a board certified general surgeon with a special focus on minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Sorkhi received...
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Sinai and University Of Maryland Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Albert Einstein Medical Center-General Surgery
Residency Hospital
2001
Royal College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Glasgow
Residency Hospital
1993
Shiraz Univ Medical Sciences
Internship Hospital
1991
Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Ramin Sorkhi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sorkhi frequently treats Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Removal, and Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sorkhi treats.

Where is Dr. Ramin Sorkhi, MD's office located?

Dr. Sorkhi's office is located at 225 E 2nd Ave Ste 340, Escondido, CA 92025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sorkhi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)