Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD

Bariatric SurgeryFemale

Dr. McCloskey
Accepting new patients

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast

316 S Stratford Ave Ste C Santa Maria, CA 93454

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(805) 332-8446

Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh / Medical School medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with medical facilities French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCloskey to book an appointment.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McCloskey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey performs Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair more than 99% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Sleeve Gastrectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 96% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. McCloskey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. McCloskey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. McCloskey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCloskey

4.7

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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(16)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Listened & answered questions (17)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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She was an amazing listener!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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She is the best ! Very experienced and professional.
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Mr. McCloskey was wonderful. Surgery went great, had a 3 for 1, meaning Gallbladder, Sleeve and Hiatal hernia all at the same time. I have had success in weigh loss 2.5 per week since October 2017. The Nutritionist was great as well. Maggie was so supportive. I go to the SLO office as much as I could and they were very nice. Surgery was at Marian and it was perfect from the time I stepped in the hospital. They kept me comfortable and safe. I stayed 2 days because of the 3 procedures.
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Lynn in Atascadero – Feb 16, 2018
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Dr McCloskey is very experienced and I trust her completely. My surgery went perfectly and I feel that I got excellent care!
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stacy in templeton, CA – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr. McCloskey is an incredible surgeon and has great bedside I had great weight loss results and a great experience overall and would do it all over again.
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Nipomo, CA – Apr 19, 2016
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Dr. McCloskey is an amazing surgeon. My surgery went flawlessly and she took great care of me She has over 10 years of experience at a major University prior to coming here and I would highly recommend her to others.
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Kim in San Luis Obispo, CA – Mar 05, 2016
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She is a great doctor and friendly. A little unsure of the insurance requirements but, she is new to the practice. She is a surgeon not a insurance coordinator So, I'll leave that alone. The office staff are somewhat rude especially the one that answers the phones. When you leave a message for the staff hardly a return call (there is hardly any communication with you in regards to what really is the process). So be your own advocate. But she is a great surgeon!!
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Amy in Santa Maria, CA – Mar 02, 2016
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Awful. Office staff was rude, I was kept waiting for over 2 hours for an appointment. The dr wasn't clear on insurance requirements. HORRIBLE experience.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast is an accredited Center of Excellence that provides comprehensive care to bariatric patients. Weight...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
University of Pittsburgh/ Minimally Invasive Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University of Pittsburgh / Medical School
Medical School
1992
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McCloskey frequently treats Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic, Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McCloskey treats.

Where is Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD's office located?

Dr. McCloskey's office is located at 316 S Stratford Ave Ste C, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast316 S Stratford Ave Ste C Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McCloskey is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received