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Ames Daniel Ressa, MD

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My specialty:
Surgery: General

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome to my Web Page. I came to San Diego in 1985 specifically to work for Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Biography

I am the oldest of eight children and grew up in Port Washington, New York, which is on Long Island. I went to public high school and then Brown University for college. I married in 1979 and I have three children. My family has been very patient and understanding of the many hours away from home.

About my practice

I am a very big believer in preventative medicine, but if you need a general surgeon I am ready to help. In addition to performing most of the procedures included in general surgery, part of my practice is focused on thyroid gland and parathyroid gland surgery.

How I thrive

I swim for exercise and I enjoy being outdoors, even if it is only to do yard work. I am very lucky that my wife is my best friend and an exceptional cook. We look forward to our grown children coming home to lively and loud discussions at the dinner table. We enjoy vacations on sunny beaches with warm water. I read about history and natural science, and I am a fanatical recycler. I recently started to restore my grandparents' stamp collection.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
General Surgery Department
4405 Vandever Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-451-4942 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York , NY

Board certification

Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Medical training

Internship

General Surgery

St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
New York , NY

Residency

General Surgery

St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
New York , NY

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1985

Active license information

License number

G55284

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1487702338
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My hospitals

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9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

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4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

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This page was last updated on:

12/18/2018