Dr. Bruce M. Saal, MD

Dr. Bruce M. Saal, MD

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Dermatology | Male | 69 years old

In 1976, Dr. Bruce Saal went into private practice in Los Gatos, California — the same location where he continues to practice today. Since 1976, Dr. Saal has been actively involved in the development and clinical application of laser therapies for dermatologic and cosmetic conditions. Dr. Saal 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 the community and has organized tattoo removal programs for disadvantaged youth and ex-gang members.Read more

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In 1976, Dr. Bruce Saal went into private practice in Los Gatos, California — the same location where he continues...Read more

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4.3
based on 19 total surveys (1 with a review)
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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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Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Saal's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

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
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lesion
  • Lice
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Warts

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

    Completed in 1976

    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

    Completed in 1976

    New York Medical College Department of Dermatology

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York, Binghamton, New York

    Graduated in 1968

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Saal's Office & Staff

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Saal says...

In 1976, Dr. Bruce Saal went into private practice in Los Gatos, California — the same location where he continues to practice today. Since 1976, Dr. Saal has been actively involved in the development and clinical application of laser therapies for dermatologic and cosmetic conditions. Dr. Saal 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 the community and has organized tattoo removal programs for disadvantaged youth and ex-gang members.

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Dr. Saal's Care Philosophy

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dermatology.