Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD
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Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions

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Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. She specializes in treating colorectal and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and diverticulitis. She also leads the colorectal cancer team at Moores Cancer Center.Dr. Ramamoorthy is an expert in open and minimally invasive colorectal surgical procedures, and has a special interest in robotic approaches. She was the first surgeon in San Diego to perform robotic colorectal procedures.As a professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, she teaches students and residents and trains fellows in minimally invasive surgery. Her research has focused on colorectal and anal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and pelvic floor disorders. She has authored numerous papers and chapters about colon and rectal surgery, and is an enthusiastic innovator and educator in the fields of minimally invasive surgery and translational oncology. She also serves as the director of quality for the Department of Surgery and has a keen interest in improving surgery outcomes and patient satisfaction.Dr. Ramamoorthy completed a research fellowship and a general surgery residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.Dr. Ramamoorthy is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS).

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Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. She specializes in treating colorectal and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and diverticulitis. She also leads the colorectal cancer team at Moores Cancer Center.Dr. Ramamoorthy is an expert in open and minimally invasive colorectal surgical procedures, and has a special interest in robotic approaches. She was the first surgeon in San Diego to perform robotic colorectal procedures.As a professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, she teaches students and residents and trains fellows in minimally invasive surgery. Her research has focused on colorectal and anal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and pelvic floor disorders. She has authored numerous papers and chapters about colon and rectal surgery, and is an enthusiastic innovator and educator in the fields of minimally invasive surgery and translational oncology. She also serves as the director of quality for the Department of Surgery and has a keen interest in improving surgery outcomes and patient satisfaction.Dr. Ramamoorthy completed a research fellowship and a general surgery residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.Dr. Ramamoorthy is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS).

Dr. Ramamoorthy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    UC San Diego, School of Medicine
    Washington U/b Jh/slch Conc
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barnes Hospital, Washington University,

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement