Dr. Leigh Iverson MD
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Dr. Leigh Iverson specializes in general surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery in Oakland, California. Details of Dr. Iverson's 46 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at University of Wisconsin are available on your free doctor report.
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Primary Location for Dr. Iverson
3300 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94609
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Leigh Iverson identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist., Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty. Thoracic surgeons have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to accurately diagnose, operate upon safely, and effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases of the chest. This requires substantial knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of heart assist devices, management of abnormal heart rhythms and drainage of the chest cavity, respiratory support systems, endoscopy, and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques. No Sub-Specialty., Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart. and Cardiac Surgery.. He is certified in Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Leigh Iverson accepts the following plans for Blue Shield of California at 3300 Webster St
- Access + HMO
- Active Choice
- Active Start
- Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Iverson is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus
350 Hawthorne Ave
EducationDr. Iverson attended medical school at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and graduated in 1967 having 46 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Leigh Iverson MD as:
- Leigh I Iverson
- L Iverson
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