Dr. David Lapatka, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(10)
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Dr. David Lapatka, MD
Dr. David Lapatka, MD is a facial plastic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Lapatka is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Sansum Clinic, ENT

215 Pesetas Ln

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

(805) 681-7636

Dr. David Lapatka, MD

Dr. David Lapatka, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Lapatka's Experience

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Dr. Lapatka's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
50

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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.

Education

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Luth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lapatka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lapatka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapatka to family and friends
3.3
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lapatka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Goleta, CA |
I had to have some shallow, on the surface only, squamous cells removed from under my chin. The scar is reasonable and understandable. However, he created a small pouch of skin under one side of my chin that hangs down. It doesn't jump out but it is noticeable. I went back to him but he first said it had been there before (No!), then said I needed a neck lift, then said he would cut it out, leaving a vertical scar, for only $600. I no longer trust him.
Carpinteria, CA |
I had an excellent appointment with Dr. Lapatka. He was friendly, thorough, and had wonderful bedside manner. I left feeling like my symptoms were understood and I felt reassured with the treatment plan. Would recommend! Great experience.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
He diagnosed me incorrectly-I now have an infection on my other ear
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Dr. Lapatka accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lapatka has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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