Dr. David Lapatka, MD

Dr. David Lapatka, MD

Facial Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. David Lapatka, MD is a facial plastic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose, and throat.

215 Pesetas Ln

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

(805) 681-7636

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lapatka performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Larynx Conditions
high
more than 88% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
high
more than 84% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Lapatka's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

50  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • 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

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapatka to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Lapatka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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.
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He diagnosed me incorrectly-I now have an infection on my other ear
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