Dr. Barry Losasso, MD

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Dr. Barry Losasso, MD
Dr. Barry E. LoSasso is a board-certified pediatric surgeon who has performed over 800 Nuss Procedures to repair pectus excavatum (commonly known as sunken chest), on both children and adults. Dr. LoSasso trained with Dr.Donald Nuss (creator of the Nuss procedure) at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter in Norfolk, Virginia before developing his own successful Nuss program here in San Diego at the Rady Children's Hospital.The program has completely mirror-imaged the protocol established at the King's Daughter's, and maintains an on-going relationship with Dr. Nuss for continuing updates and improvements in our pectus program. In 2006, the program was awarded the "The Center of Excellence for Pectus Deformities", one of five centers of excellence in the United States, and the only one on the West Coast.Since then, Dr. LoSasso has launched a new successful Nuss program for adults in 2014, at the Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Our Mission is to provide holistic treatment of chest wall deformities for both adults and children. View our Introductions, FAQ, and videos of Dr. LoSasso talking to his patients, both before and after performing the Nuss Procedure.

Barry E. LoSasso, M.D. INC

317 N El Camino Real Ste 502

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 634-4090

Dr. Barry Losasso, MD

Dr. Barry Losasso, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

To restore and sustain the lives of children. To enhance the health and well-being of adults.
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Dr. Losasso's Experience

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Dr. Losasso's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
18

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Colonic Atresia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroschisis
  • Hernia
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Vascular Disease
4

Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Bowel Reconstruction Surgery
  • Pediatric Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Children's Hospital Of The King's Daughters (Nuss Procedure Training)
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • West Coast Center of Excellence for Pectus Deformities, 2006
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Losasso's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Losasso to family and friends
4.4
based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Losasso's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Palisades Park, NJ |
Wonderful man and doctor. Took his time to answer my laundry list of questions and explain my 3week old baby's condition and care. Great at giving patient comfort in difficult circumstances and clearly compassionate towards his Patient's needs. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon to operate on my child.
in Ridgewood, NJ |
He is a true gem! Impeccable bedside manner!
in La Mesa, CA |
Dr. LoSasso is an amazing surgeon, probably the best Nuss surgeon in North America. I had originally received the Nuss Procedure from an inexperienced surgeon who had no clue what he was doing and completely botched my Nuss Procedure. It was so bad that I had to get it done again by Dr. LoSasso who fixed me and did an amazing job on my surgery. My chest is now beautifully flat and I can finally breathe! I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my chest and am a new person. Thanks Dr. LoSasso!
in Juneau, AK |
Dr. LoSasso is a kind and caring physician with years of experience. I am a 50 year-old patient with severe pectus excavatum (Haller index of 7.6). I chose The West Coast Center of Excellence because Dr. LoSasso has performed nearly 700 PE surgeries. I had two titanium bars installed and am three weeks post-op with virtually zero pain. In fact, Bending the bars is an art form and I credit the low pain to Dr. LoSasso's work ethic and skill set. I recommend him without hesitation.
in Salinas, CA |
I'm forever grateful for Dr Barry LoSasso he did an excellent job correcting my PE. My baller index was 5.6. His staff was excellent at explaining everything, I'm 3 mo post and doing well. He is the best PE Doctor in the west coast!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Losasso accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Losasso has admitting privileges

Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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