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About Garth Ross Jacobsen, MD

Garth Jacobsen, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in hernia surgery and repairing abdominal wall defects. He has expertise in both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Jacobsen's approach considers each patient as an individual. He works with each person to develop the best repair or surgical plan available.

A professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobsen conducts research on minimally invasive and robotically assisted surgical techniques. His research has been published widely. Dr. Jacobsen completed a fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine. He is board certified in general surgery.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Hernia Surgery or Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.
Read Dr. Jacobsen's interview for more information about hernias.

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

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Fellowship

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

Residency

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2008-02-11

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Natural Orifice Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric Banding
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss Surgery
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