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Santiago Horgan, MD

Dr. Horgan is a general surgeon in the La Jolla area. He is affiliated with UC San Diego Health Hillcrest-Hillcrest Med Center and UCSD Medical Center-Thornton.
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Conditions treated

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366 doctors
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365 doctors
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182 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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262 doctors
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262 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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88 doctors
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87 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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123 doctors
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122 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more sleep apnea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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67 doctors
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68 doctors
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33 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more gastritis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw esophageal cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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199 doctors
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198 doctors
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99 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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61 doctors
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60 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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96 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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102 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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95 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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185 doctors
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185 doctors
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92 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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384 doctors
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384 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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368 doctors
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184 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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178 doctors
Top 5%
89 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw liver condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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73 doctors
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73 doctors
Top 5%
36 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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210 doctors
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211 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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243 doctors
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242 doctors
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121 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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230 doctors
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230 doctors
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115 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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427 doctors
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428 doctors
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213 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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316 doctors
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316 doctors
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158 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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353 doctors
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354 doctors
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176 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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235 doctors
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234 doctors
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117 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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306 doctors
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305 doctors
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152 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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262 doctors
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262 doctors
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130 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw anemia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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69 doctors
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69 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Horgan saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Horgan’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
44%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Horgan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Horgan’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Horgan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Horgan’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Horgan’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Horgan 84%
Predicted for his patients 66%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Horgan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Horgan’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Horgan’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Horgan’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Horgan sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

UCSD Medical Center-Thornton
9300 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
1,295 miles away
Office
4520 Executive Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
1,294 miles away
UC San Diego Health Hillcrest-Hillcrest Med Center
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
1,291 miles away

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Hospital affiliations

Dr. Horgan is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • UC San Diego Health Hillcrest-Hillcrest Med Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • UCSD Medical Center-Thornton
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield