Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD

Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD

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Dr. Carol McCloskey, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. She specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast

316 S Stratford Ave Ste C

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

Background Check

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
Sleeve Gastrectomy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 84% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey performs this procedure more than 84% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Obesity
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey treats Obesity more than 83% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCloskey performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 64% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey performs this procedure more than 64% of her peers

Dr. McCloskey's conditions and procedures:

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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 loss surgery has the capability to improve weight related medical problems and transform the o...

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
2006
2005
1992

Awards

Dr. McCloskey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCloskey

4.7

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insurance accepted

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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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medi-Cal
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

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