COAST SURGICAL GROUP
786 Third Avenue, Suite B
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Hugo Barrera was born in Colombia, South America and moved to the United States at the age of two. He moved to California with his parents in 1978 and graduated from high school in La Jolla, California in 1984. After completing a double major in biochemistry and neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988, he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 1992.
Dr. Barrera completed his internship and general surgery residency training at the University of California, San Diego from 1992 until 1997. Since 1997, he has been with Coast Surgical Group, where he became a partner in 2000.
Dr. Barrera’s special interests in surgery include surgery for the correction of heartburn using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication), advanced laparoscopic surgery including removal of the colon and spleen, and cancer surgery.
Dr. Barrera is the Medical Director of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Program. This is a program focusing on the implementation of specialized techniques to minimize operative blood loss and decrease the use of blood transfusions.
Dr. Barrera is married and has two young sons. His interests include classical and jazz piano, modern art and architecture and sailing.
Place of Birth
Colombia, South America August 4, 1966
Lived in U.S. Since 1968, U.S. Citizen
August 1984 – May 1988 B.A. University of California at Berkeley
Double Major Biochemistry and Neurobiology
August 1988 – June 1992 University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore
Maryland. M.D. Degree
Internship June 1992 – June 1993 General Surgery – UCSD Medical Center, San Diego CA
Residency July 1993 – June 1997 General Surgery-UCSD Medical Center San Diego CA
California License #G79280
American Board of Surgery June 12, 1998
Professional Work History
July 1997 – present Coast Surgical Group
Paradise Valley Hospital
Sharp Memorial Chula Vista
Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
San Diego Medical County Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
California Medical Association
Presentations Grand Rounds
SDVA – Enterovesical Fistulae, Diagnosis and Management.
Grand Rounds SDVA – Surgery and Peutz-Jeghers Disease
Grand Rounds SDVA- Choledochal Cysts, Diagnosis and Management
Grand Rounds SDVA – Surgery in the Cirrhotic Path
Grand Rounds SDVA – Management of Rectocleles
GI Conference UCSD – Internal Hernias
Trauma Conference – Surgical Management of Colonic? Injuries
Trauma Conference – Injuries to the Neck, Diagnosis and Management