Julie Ellner MD

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Julie Ellner MD
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Julie Ellner MD

(619) 286-7866
Primary Specialties
  • Surgery - Bariatric (Board Certified)
  • Surgery - General
  • Affiliations
  • Alvarado Hospital
  • Ellner Bariatric
    • Practice Started

    Primary Office

    5555 Reservoir Dr., Suite 203
    San Diego, CA 92120
    (619) 286-7867
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
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    Medical School: Tufts University
    Internship: University of Iowa
    Residency: University of Iowa

    Areas of Expertise

    Gastric "Belly" Balloon
    Roux‐en‐Y Gastric Bypass
    Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
    Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Revisional Surgery

    Areas of Interest

    Dr. Ellner is board-certified in bariatric surgery and offers laparoscopic and open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Lap-Band and sleeve procedures, as well as the new, non-surgical, FDA-approved gastric "belly" balloon.

    Accepted Health Plans

    • PPO - Blue Shield
    • POS - Blue Shield
    • POS - Cigna
    • PPO - Cigna
    • PPO - Health Net
    • PPO - Multiplan
    • POS - United Healthcare
    • PPO - United Healthcare
    • HMO - Anthem Blue Cross
    • EPO - Aetna
    • PPO - Aetna
    • POS - Aetna
    • EPO - Anthem Blue Cross
    • POS - Anthem Blue Cross
    • PPO - Anthem Blue Cross
    • CASH - Cash/Self-Pay
    • Prime - Champus Tricare
    • PPO - Coventry Healthcare
    • EPO - Health Net
    • POS - Health Net
    • PPO - Interplan
    • PPO - Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    • PPO - Three Rivers Provider Network
    • EPO - United Healthcare

    Physician Bio

    A perfect operation does a patient little good in the long run if the patient regains weight because the surgeon doesn't provide the proper follow-up care and education. I maintain time in my schedule each week that is specifically designated for ongoing patient follow-up, and my administrative meetings are worked around my patient's needs – not the other way around.

    As the medical director of the Alvarado Hospital Surgical Weight-Loss Program, I ensure it is patient focused from top to bottom, and my patients get the absolute best treatment available, combined with the most courteous, respectful and sensitive staff.

    My commitment to you is that I will provide my personal care throughout this process, and will do my best to ensure that each individual who participates in your care exceeds your expectations. You may turn to me with any issue, and you can expect to have my full attention, respect and efforts. You will receive the best care available from a surgeon who has impeccable training and has dedicated her career to fighting obesity.

    At Alvarado Hospital and in my clinic, you will be welcomed with a smile and treated like family by people who love their jobs and who have a personal investment in your success!