Dr. Elba Pacheco, MD

Dr. Elba Pacheco, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Elba Pacheco, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Severna Park, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read her story

692 Ritchie Hwy Ste 2B

Severna Park, MD 21146

Contact Information

(410) 647-0123

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Pacheco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pacheco "Just as you would select a cardiologist to treat a heart problem, an oculoplastic surgeon is the specialist you should choose to treat your eyelids and surrounding structures. An oculoplastic surgeon is the only surgeon whose training and expertise are focused exclusively on the intricacies of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and surrounding area. Dr. Elba Pacheco is one of the area's most pre-eminent, Oculoplastic (eye plastic) Surgeons with over 20-years experience in teaching and clinical care. Notably, she is a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute located in Baltimore, MD. "My greatest satisfaction comes from giving patients back a younger version of themselves." Dr. Pacheco is dedicated to restoring "the eyes of your youth "both aesthetically and functionally. Her expertise ranges from highly specialized, cosmetic and non-cosmetic, eyelid and brow surgery, to the safest non-invasive cosmetic and facial rejuvenation procedures. Along with a warm bedside manner, her attention to detail and meticulous nature lend an artistic touch to her work. In 1999, after eight years on the full-time faculty of The Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Pacheco founded the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and Adoro Medical Spa while continuing her commitment to Johns Hopkins as a part-time faculty member. Over the years, the Center has established itself as a practice that takes pride in the first-rate care it offers, and the satisfaction and comfort of its patients – a place where patients may open their eyes to the possibilities of returning to a younger version of themselves. Dr. Pacheco's ongoing commitment to teaching at Hopkins continues to place her at the forefront of the latest research and technological developments in her field. In 2009, Dr. Pacheco proudly announced the opening of the new Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD. In our new location, patients receive the same first-class, individualized care as always, and now enjoy a more elegant, serene environment."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pacheco "Dr. Pacheco believes that rejuvenation should reflect its exact meaning – the restoration of an original state.  This concept of true rejuvenation means that any cosmetic service or procedure performed by Dr. Pacheco should not change the way you look, but simply restore a younger version of yourself.  To effectively achieve this goal, Dr. Pacheco approaches all treatments and procedures with a level of precision and artistry like no other. The results?  Natural results that leave you looking fresh and rested, much as you did in younger years.

Today, with the explosion of cosmetic treatments available, choosing the appropriate service(s) can be overwhelming. At the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and Adoro Medical Spa, our goal is to precisely identify your needs, and provide state-of-the-art patient care, with an emphasis on excellence and comfort."

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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Tear Duct Disorders

15  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Wellesley College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Marys Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pacheco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pacheco to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Pacheco's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have nothing but complete confidence and trust in all of the staff at Dr Pacheco's office! Dr Pacheco is very thorough and patient. She is a perfectionist and that's a great thing as she was working on my eyes! So far extremely happy with her!
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Even though she is practicing in a private practice setting, she is heavily involved in teaching in JHU. Our son's surgery was done by a fellow from somewhere instead of her. We were not informed until after the surgery. The procedure was prolonged by extra two hours and we were scared to death.
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