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About Benjamin Abbadessa, MD, FACS

Benjamin Abbadessa, MD, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon who treats colon cancer, anal cancer, colon polyps, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, anal fistula, anal fissure, hemorrhoids, anal abscess, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, anal dysplasia and anal skin tags.

As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Abbadessa trains medical students, residents and fellows. He also conducts research related to robotic surgery for rectal cancer, minimally invasive colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, anal dysplasia and fecal incontinence.

Dr. Abbadessa completed a residency in colon and rectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and one in surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he was chief resident. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York. He is board certified in surgery as well as colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. Abbadessa is an editorial reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons as well as several other professional organizations.

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For more information, see Colon and Rectal 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.
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Medical Degree

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Residency

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-08-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Skin Tags
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
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
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer

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