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About Anthony Perricone, MD

Dr. Perricone is director of the Cardiothoracic Unit at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and surgical director of lung transplantation at UC San Diego Health. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques, including robotic and video-assisted surgeries.

As a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, he performs lung transplants, coronary bypass surgery (including "beating heart," or off-pump, surgery), thoracoscopic surgery, and video-assisted lobectomy. He has developed a special technique for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. He is also an expert in surgery for lung cancer and mediastinal tumors.

His research includes lung cancer studies that focus on improving surgical treatment and minimizing the need for invasive surgery. Dr. Perricone trained in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego, and has practiced in San Diego since 1992.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information on cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego Health see Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.
For more information on cancer treatment at UC San Diego Health, see Moores Cancer Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Video-Assisted and Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Lobectomy
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Tumor
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted