Dr. James Chao, MD

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery • Male • Age 54

4510 Executive Dr Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92121
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Dr. Chao's Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103

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    Dr. Chao's Experience

    Specialties

    • Plastic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Plastic Surgery
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    • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Skin Cancer
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Lip, Excision or Resection
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Skin Grafts
    • Wound Repair
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    Conditions Dr. Chao Treats

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    Background Check for Dr. Chao

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1993

    Residency Hospital

    New York University
    Complete in 1996
    Nyu/Irps
    Complete in 1998

    Fellowship Hospital

    New York University
    Complete in 1999
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Chao & Staff

    • English
    • Polish
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
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    Dr. Chao's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

    • Sharp Memorial Hospital

    • UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Chao

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    3.9
    • 11 responses
    • 3 reviews

    3.9 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    -Murrieta, CA |

    Oasis MD and Dr. James Chao were absolutely amazing. I would recommend him to anyone. My results were fantastic and I can honestly say I feel better in my skin now than I ever have in my life. If I ever need any more plastic surgery, he is who I will call. His staff was also extremely amazing. Everyone was helpful, professional, took the time to answer my questions and concerns and always there when I need them.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Minnesota |

    Dr. Chao is a kind man. Excellent at explaining procedures to patients and family. Very humble man.....introduced himself as Jim! Highly recommend him!

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    5 out of 5
    - in Encinitas, CA |

    Dr. Chao is a miracle worker. He is a wonderful surgeon. His bed-side manners are very good as well.

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    4510 Executive Dr Ste 103
    San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 453-7224 (Office)
    (858) 453-7268 (Fax)
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