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Dr. Karl Limmer

  • Welcomes new patients
  • Offers same-day/next-day appointments
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
Advanced degree
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
8010 Frost St.,
Suite 408
San Diego, CA 92123

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Biography plus

My practice encompasses the surgical treatment of all types of cardiac, thoracic and vascular diseases. I perform cardiac surgery procedures, including operations on all of the heart valves and bypasses for coronary artery disease, as well as operations for heart failure such as the implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and heart transplantation. When I offer surgery for thoracic diseases such as lung cancer, I prefer to provide a minimally invasive approach that reduces pain and allows for a speedy recovery. I also have a special interest in treating atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation causes many health issues, not the least of which is stroke.

I am happy to offer my patients at Sharp Memorial Hospital access to clinical trials that are focused on defining the best treatments and determining the best way to reduce the risk of stroke.

I am proud to be one of a very small group of heart surgeons in the country who are able to offer my patients the most advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments.
Age: 38
Gender: Male

Education plus

  • Medical School: Temple University
  • Internship: UC San Diego Medical Center
  • Residency: UC San Diego Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Treatments and conditions plus

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Aortobifemoral bypass grafting
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial fibrillation (surgical procedures)
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Support (CPS)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting - High Risk
  • Endovascular Vein Harvesting
  • Femoral Popliteal Bypass
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • High-Risk Coronary Bypass
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Resection
  • MAZE Surgery
  • Mechanical Assist Device
  • Mini-MAZE Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Bypass
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Septal Defect Repair
  • Stent
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracotomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
  • VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Insurances accepted plus

  • Health Fund HMO, HMO, Select Choice HMO, Value Network HMO
  • California HMO, Power Select HMO, Prudent Buyer PPO
  • HMO, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Prime
  • PPO
  • HMO, PPOs
  • ExcelCare HMO, HMO, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Assignment, Medicare with supplemental Medi-Cal, Sharp Health Plan Sharp Advantage (HMO), UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Choice HMO, Performance HMO, Premier HMO, Value HMO
  • Choice HMO, Signature Value HMO
  • Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO
  • Workers' Compensation

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Phone: 858-939-7471
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