Dr. Watson Desa, MD

Dr. Watson Desa, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. Watson Desa, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Los Alamitos, CA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Desa is affiliated with Community Hospital of Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center.

Jagdish Bhatt, MD

3801 Katella Ave Ste 125

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Optima Health
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Watson Desa is a cardiologist in Los Alamitos, California and is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College Pune and has been in practice for 46 years. He is one of 19 doctors at St. Mary Medical Center who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.
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Dr. Desa's Experience

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Dr. Desa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradycardia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Complications from Heart Procedures
  • Complications from Vascular Devices
  • Complications from Vascular Procedures
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Impella Device
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Lac Usc Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Lac Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • City Of Hope Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Lac Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Loma Linda
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Desa does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Desa and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

St. Mary Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack

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Dr. Desa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desa to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review
Dr. Desa'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
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Desa accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Optima Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Desa has admitting privileges

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
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Lakewood Regional Medical Center
3700 East South Street
Lakewood, CA 90712
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Community Hospital of Long Beach
1720 Termino Ave
Long Beach, CA 90804
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