Dr. Watson Desa, MD

Dr. Watson Desa, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
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72 y/o
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Dr. Watson Desa, MD is a cardiology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Jagdish Bhatt, MD

3851 Katella Ave Ste 305

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 63% of peers
Chest Pain
normal
more than 61% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 59% of peers

Dr. Desa's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desa "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."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  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*

61  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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • 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
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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29  Procedures

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

2018 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack

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Dr. Desa's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desa to family and friends
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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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