Dr. Bruce Saal, MD

Dr. Bruce Saal, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bruce Saal, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Los Gatos, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Read his story

Dr. Saal, MD, Los Gatos Dermatology

777 Knowles Dr # 16

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross

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Top Care Areas


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

very high
more than 98% of peers
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 91% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Saal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Saal "Dr. Bruce Saal was born in New York City in 1947. He attended Harpur College at the State University of New York at Binghamptom and graduated in 1968 with a degree in chemistry. He then attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned his Medical Doctorate in 1972. After graduation from Tulane University, he completed an internship at Los Angeles County — University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles from 1972 to 1973. He continued at USC for his Residency in Dermatology from 1973-1976. In 1976, Dr. Bruce Saal went into private practice and founded Los Gatos Dermatology in Silicon Valley – the same location in Los Gatos where he continues to practice today. In 1978 Dr. Saal was the first dermatologist in the Western United States to use a Laser in private practice and has continued as a pioneer in innovation. Since 1978, Dr. Saal has been actively involved in the development and clinical application of laser therapies for dermatologic and cosmetic conditions. Dr. Saal co-organized the first laser surgery clinic at Stanford University, Department of Dermatology, in 1984. He is well respected as a leader in the field of laser surgery and dermatology and lectures at educational forums in the United States and internationally. He also supports multiple charitable organizations in Northern California and Silicon Valley, as well as overseas, and has organized tattoo removal programs for disadvantaged youth and ex-gang members. Dr. Saal is board certified by The American Board of Dermatology, The American Board of Pathology. He is an elected fellow to The American Board of Laser Surgery, The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, The American Society of Dermatopathology, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Academy of Dermatology and The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saal "After being in practice for more than 40 years we have learned a degree of both knowledge and experience. Most importantly we have learned humility and the purpose and drive to respect the needs of each individual person and the honor to be able to provide their care."


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Acne Keloid
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cyst
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hives
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lesion
  • Lice
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Warts


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  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Wart Removal

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.


  • State University Of New York, Binghamton, New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • American Society For Dermatologic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • New York Medical College Department Of Dermatology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saal to family and friends
based on 111 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Saal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in San Jose, CA |
I have been visiting the office now for almost 2 years. The service, apt's staff and Dr. are outstanding. I had tried 3 other Dr.'s where the experience was less than a 2. After finding Dr. Saal and his staff, I was so impressed and still am today. Keep up the wonderful service, Rc
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Saal accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Assurant Health
    Gold Plan 002 PPO
    Platinum Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 003 PPO
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Simplifi
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan PPO
    Tricare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Saal has admitting privileges

El Camino Hospital- Mountain View Campus
2500 Grant Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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