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Dr. Ramamoorthy's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Ramamoorthy "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)."
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hematology & Oncology
Dr. Ramamoorthy does not have any board certifications listed.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Graft vs Host Disease
Head and Neck Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
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
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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)
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Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital | Completed
Washington U/B Jh/Slch Conc
Residency Hospital | Completed
Barnes Hospital, Washington University,
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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