Dr. Bruce M. Saal, MD

Dr. Bruce M. Saal, MD

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Dermatology | Male | 70 years old

Dr. Bruce Saal has dedicated 40 years of professional innovation and creativity to the field of Dermatology.Read more

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Board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, (1977), the American Board of Pathology (1982) and the American Board of Laser Surgery, (1985) Dr. Bruce Saal has dedicated 40 years of professional innovation and creativity to the field of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Harpur College at the State University of New York (BS, 1968) and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana (MD, 1972); and served his internship and residency at University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Saal is highly acclaimed and renowned as the pioneer for the first laser surgery clinic at Stanford University, Department of Dermatology, in 1984; along with his passion for research and development of laser therapies for dermatologic and cosmetic conditions. His professional networks and affiliations include, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Santa Clara Medical Society, American Dermatological Society, American Society Dermatological Surgery, American Society Laser Surgery and Medicine, American Society Dermatopathology, and North American Society Phlebology.Read more

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Dr. Bruce Saal has dedicated 40 years of professional innovation and creativity to the field of Dermatology.Read more

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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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Dr. Bruce Saal has dedicated 40 years of professional innovation and creativity to the field of Dermatology.

Dr. Saal's Care Philosophy

Board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, (1977), the American Board of Pathology (1982) and the American Board of Laser Surgery, (1985) Dr. Bruce Saal has dedicated 40 years of professional innovation and creativity to the field of Dentistry.     He is a graduate of Harpur College at the State University of New York (BS, 1968) and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana (MD, 1972); and served his internship and residency at University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.   Dr. Saal is highly acclaimed and renowned as the pioneer for the first laser surgery clinic at Stanford University, Department of Dermatology, in 1984; along with his passion for research and development of laser therapies for dermatologic and cosmetic conditions.   His professional networks and affiliations include, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Santa Clara Medical Society, American Dermatological Society, American Society Dermatological Surgery, American Society Laser Surgery and Medicine, American Society Dermatopathology, and North American Society Phlebology.

Dr. Saal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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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  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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
  • Exilis Skin Tightening Therapy
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Laser Age Spot Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Vanquish® Fat Recontouring
  • Wart Removal
  • Wrinkle Removal