Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD

Bariatric Surgery •  Female • Age 57
  
Dr. Bounoua
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pacheco-medina Dental Corporation

2323 De La Vina St Ste 207 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 879-4011

Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Algiers medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bounoua to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bounoua accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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
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
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
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 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

Background Check

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Dr. Bounoua's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bounoua treats Obesity more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bounoua treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bounoua performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Bounoua performs this procedure more than 89% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bounoua treats Abdominal Disorders more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Bounoua treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Bounoua's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cancer
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ulcer

Dr. Bounoua's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bounoua

4.1

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
73.91304347826087%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
21.73913043478261%
(5)
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Absolutely horrible ~ can not speak English even though she thinks she does ~ more concerned about her clothes then patients! Has no idea what her Oath said or means and she gets real excited to call you fat then ~ then tells you to go home and die because you're too fat for me to do my job and repair an abdominal hernia that is going to rupture and you can't make it to a hospital before I could be saved. Real Professonial NOT
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May 19, 2020
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my husband had a gal bladder attack and pancreatitis ....A very sever case that admitted him into Cottage Hospitol and into Dr Boudaua"s care. With the current situation with the virus I could not go into the hospital with him and felt very anxious about the whole thing! Dr. Boudaua called me many times to not only discuss his case but called at the times that she said she would call...which is rare in the difficult times.... I would highly recommend this /Dr. and can not imagine any other experience with her except a very positive one.
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clare webber sohegain – May 15, 2020
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Went in to have the doctor verify that I had a hernia and if she could do the operation at Premier Surgery Center (where she also does surgeries) instead of Cottage (I fear that place) and she said no and I need $250 form you for this visit. Had the surgery done at Premier any way by Dr. Thoman and he honored what the insurance paid towards my office visit. Dr. Bounoua would not honored this and forced me to pay the full amount. This greedy Doctor will never see me or a family member ever again. Was it worth a 1 star rating?
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Oct 24, 2019
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Oct 11, 2019
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This woman is a unique ethical hack
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Lies and a coward – Oct 11, 2019
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Well informed by her from the start. She's straight and to the point. Great bedside manner. Very professional, but yet compassionate.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pattie – Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Bounoua saved my life! I have an incredible amount of respect and gratitude for her. I ended up in the ER with a twisted intestine. It required immediate surgery. Dr. Bounoua stayed after already performing two other surgeries that day to do the surgery laparoscopically on me, knowing that it would be in my best interests. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, talented, listens well, and answers all my questions. I trust her completely!
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 21, 2019
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Dr Bounoua and staff were amazing. I have not regretted my decision even once. I have lost 99 lbs in a year and couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!!! You guys are awesome
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Rachel Gill in Buellton, CA – May 28, 2017
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Fantastic Doctor and surgeon! Very kind and gentle - excellent bedside manner. My surgery went perfect - very little pain and a very rapid recovery. I didn't even take the pain medication.
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Barbara Delgado in Santa Barbara, CA – Feb 15, 2017
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Supper nice doctor, and person in general. Excellent surgeon.. However 4 out 5 as they never follow up with their patients after a surgery. I think this is more related to her staff.
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Lilit in Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2008
Cedars Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
Universite Paris V Rene Descartes
Residency Hospital
1987
University Algiers
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Practice

Pacheco-medina Dental Corporation2323 De La Vina St Ste 207 Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Solvang, CA

90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average

Ventura County Medical Center

Ventura, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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