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Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
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32 years of experience
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Overview

Dr. Ara Klijian, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Vista, CA. They specialize in Cardiothoracic Surgery, has 32 years of experience. They graduated from Albany Medical College and is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

They frequently treat conditions like Thoracentesis, Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open and Empyema along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Thoracentesis
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Empyema
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open

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    • Aetna
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    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
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    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • GENERAL
    • Health Net
    • Health Net of California
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Medicaid of California
    • Molina Healthcare
    • MultiPlan
    • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
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    • Sharp Health Plan
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    • Tricare
    • UnitedHealthCare

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    Sep 20, 2019
    He is the most amazing surgeon I’ve ever met. I never had such good care as I experienced with him and the hospital. Thank you Dr Llijian you will be thought of everyday of my life. Once again thank you!
    Linda Sipe — Sep 20, 2019
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    About Dr. Ara Klijian, MD

    Specialties
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Armenian
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1831134162
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|University Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Albany Medical College
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Ara Klijian, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Klijian is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Klijian has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Klijian has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Klijian has seen patients for Thoracentesis, Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open and Empyema, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Klijian on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    4 patients have reviewed Dr. Klijian. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Klijian.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Klijian, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Klijian appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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