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Dr. Yuko Kono, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Female

Dr. Kono

Dr. Yuko Kono, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Kyoto University in 1990 and specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.

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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Kono accepts the following insurance:

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
Select Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Kaiser Permanente
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kono's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Viral Hepatitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kono treats Viral Hepatitis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kono treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Liver Biopsy
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very high

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Dr. Kono performs Liver Biopsy more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Kono performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kono treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Kono treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Kono's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me


"Yuko Kono, MD, is a hepatologist with a a special interest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance, diagnosis, management, general hepatology and liver transplantation. She is an expert in contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging. Dr. Kono's clin...


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


Kyoto University
Residency Hospital
Kyoto University
Internship Hospital
Kyoto University
Medical School


  • Japanese
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Yuko Kono, MD
Dr. Kono is the best doctor! She will make sure you are well informed and she will tell you the truth about anything you are going through. She has been my doctor for the last year and I would not trust anyone else like I trust her.
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