Dr. Vijay Muraliraj, MD

Dr. Vijay Muraliraj, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vijay Muraliraj, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Torrance, CA. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

Matthew Gemp, DMD, PLLC

23451 Madison St Ste 340

Torrance, CA 90505
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Accepted insurance

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

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Top Care Areas


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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Muraliraj's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Muraliraj "Vijay Muraliraj, M.D. is a physician with Association of South Bay Surgeons in Torrance, California. Dr. Muraliraj specializes in general surgery, colorectal surgery, and advanced laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. He treats a wide range of conditions including anal fissures, anal fistulas, inflammatory bowel disease, abscesses, appendicitis, colon cancer, diverticulitis, gallbladder stones, hemorrhoids, lipomas, internal masses, rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, and more. He helps patients manage these conditions in the most effective way possible, whether the growth is benign or malignant. His Specialties include: General Surgery Specialist Colorectal Surgery Specialist Advanced Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery Specialist Education: Brown University | Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2003 | Providence, RI University of Texas at Southwestern | Doctor of Medicine, 2007 | Dallas, TX Residency: University of Texas at Southwestern | General Surgery, 2007-2012 | Dallas, TX Fellowship: University of Southern California | Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, 2012-2013 | Los Angeles, CA Certifications/Memberships: American Board of Surgery | Certified, General Surgeon, 2013 American College of Surgeons American Medical Association Fundamental in Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) 2010 ACLS, 2007 "


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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

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
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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

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.


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Muraliraj has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Muraliraj's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Muraliraj to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Muraliraj's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Redondo Beach, CA |
Dr. Muraliraj is the kind of doctor that everyone wishes they could have. He is caring, conscientious, thoughtful and knowledgeable. He takes time to clarify any procedures and always takes whatever time is needed to address any concerns you might have. He never makes you feel rushed and goes out of his way to make your experience a comfortable and positive one. His gentle and thoughtful approach to patient care is admirable.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Vijay helped me decide about how to proceed with my issues. I think he was direct and helpful. I'm much more confident in my choice of procedure and I owe that to him. You'll be lucky to have him as your doctor!
in Torrance, CA |
Dr. Muraliraj is a wonderful doctor. He explains things to you, he listens to you, and he spends time with you. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
in El Segundo, CA |
Explained procedure, why it was necessary and what to expect afterwards. A wonderful outcome!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Muraliraj accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • LACare

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