Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
(14)
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Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, hematology & oncology, and more.Read her story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ramamoorthy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 91% of peers

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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)."
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3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ramamoorthy does not have any board certifications listed.

65  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Ramamoorthy has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ramamoorthy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ramamoorthy's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ramamoorthy to family and friends
14 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Ramamoorthy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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