Dr. Barbara Pockaj, MD

Dr. Barbara Pockaj, MD

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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

(480) 342-2849

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pockaj performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Melanoma
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pockaj "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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

91  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Disorders
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cold Sore
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Conditions
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoma
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
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39  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Tumor Resection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pockaj has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pockaj's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pockaj to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Pockaj's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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....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...more
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