Dr. Barbara Pockaj, MD

Dr. Barbara Pockaj, MD

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Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Barbara Pockaj, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

5777 E Mayo Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Pockaj's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pockaj performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Pockaj performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pockaj treats Breast Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Pockaj treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Breast Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pockaj treats Breast Cancer more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Pockaj treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma

Dr. Pockaj's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
All Lymphoma
Allergic Reaction
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendicitis
Autoimmune Diseases
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal Type Breast Cancer
Benign Breast Disorders
Benign Tumor
Biopsy of Breast
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Brachytherapy
Brain Disorders
Breast Augmentation
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Recurrence
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Diseases
Breast Duct Papilloma
Breast Hypoplasia
Breast Ptosis
Breast Surgical Procedure
Breast Tumor
Cancer
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cold Sore
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Dentofacial Anomalies
Dermatitis
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Esophageal Diseases
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excisional Biopsy
Fibroadenoma
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Foot Conditions
Fungal Infections
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastrectomy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Genital Herpes
Granuloma of Skin
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Herpes Simplex Infection
Hives
Hodgkin's Disease
Hypercoagulable State
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Invasive Breast Cancer
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Laparotomy
Larynx Conditions
Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
Localized Fat Deposits
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphoma of the Breast
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Male Breast Cancer
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Mastectomy
Melanoma
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Nipple Conditions
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Oncoplastic Surgery
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Osteosarcoma of the Breast
Pancytopenia
Paracentesis
Partial Mastectomy
Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Reticulosarcoma
Retina Diseases
Sarcoma
Sarcoma Removals
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic Keratosis
Secretory Breast Carcinoma
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Cancer
Skin Infections
Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Small Bowel Resection
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Surgical Biopsy
Thalassemia
Tumor Resection
Ulcer
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Urinary Disorders
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
von Willebrand Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in the individualized care of the patient by combining cutting-edge and evidence- based surgical techniques in a multidisciplinary environment to obtain optimal clinical outcomes without sacrificing quality of life.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Case Western Res University
Residency Hospital
1992
Nih National Cancer Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Case Western Res University
Internship Hospital
1987
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1992
1988
1987

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Dr. Pockaj's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pockaj

3.9

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Poor bedside manner! Poor coordination of care, Mayo system supports her insufficient communication skills. Nurses and coordinating staff admitted to being “afraid” of her. What a disaster, will never return to Mayo.
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Dr. Pockaj was very knowledgable and willing to help with my breast cancer situation. She is patient, understanding and kind. She took a lot of time to explain every single question my husband and I had for her.She works with a great team of nurses and doctors who made my surgery to go smoothly....Read More
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Dr Pockaj is excellent in my book...I had a very complicated case and she did a terrific job for in all areas...education of the type of cancer, potential involvement of EDS (connective tissue disorder), had me see experts at Mayo involving EDS and communicated everything. She's wonderful!
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Dr. Pockaj is very professional and she's compassionate. She's not only detailed in her explanations of my options and surgical plan but a great listener as well. I've heard absolutely nothing but positive comments about her anytime I mentioned who my surgeon was from other doctors to nurse staff...Read More
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