Dr. Julie Ellner

Dr. Julie Ellner

Welcoming new patients


  • General Surgery - Bariatric Surgery (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

I develop a personal and caring relationship with each of my patients.


  • Phone: 619-286-7866
    5555 Reservoir Drive, Suite 203
    San Diego, CA 92120
    Mon. - Fri., 8 am to 5 pm

Meet Dr. Ellner, Presenting at an Upcoming Seminar


I was the daughter of a nurse, in a Nebraska town of 150 people. My early role models were old-fashioned country doctors. Obesity is the disease that affects my family, so there has never been another choice for me.

My staff and I provide respectful, personalized care to patients suffering from obesity. I've dedicated my entire practice to bariatric surgery and I perform a variety of laparoscopic procedures such as gastric banding, gastric bypass, and gastric bypass revisions. I was the first woman in the world to perform the laparoscopic gastric bypass. My patients can expect one-on-one, personal and customized care directly from me on every visit. Taking the time to connect with and educate my patients is what leads to their success!

In my free time, I am passionate about surfing, gardening, home canning, history and architectural preservation. I'm a member of the Royal Oak Foundation, Historical Society and Save Our Heritage Foundation. I enjoy working with my surf club in events where we host children with disabilities and homelessness and teach them to surf in our Day At The Beach series. I'm a committed Anglophile and my historic English Tudor cottage offers constant opportunities to exercise my home-repair skills. I'm very proud of my patients' support of my outreach program in Fiji, where I am not only the doctor for an outer island, but I deliver much needed medical supplies and clothing (that my patients have shrunk out of!) to Fijians of all ages. This project has united many of my patients in their donation efforts and allows them to bid a pleasant good-bye to large clothing that they will never wear again!

Biographical Details

Age: 47
In practice since: 1999
Gender: Female

Hospital Affiliations


  • Medical School: Tufts University
  • Internship: University of Iowa
  • Residency: University of Iowa

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Revisions
  • Laparoscopic Intra-Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Weight Loss Surgery

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  • Phone: 619-286-7866
    5555 Reservoir Drive, Suite 203
    San Diego, CA 92120

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