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Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Female · Age 55

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

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Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Algiers in 1987 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.


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Dr. Bounoua accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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

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. Bounoua's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

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
very high
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

Hernia Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bounoua performs Hernia Repair more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Bounoua performs this procedure 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

4.3

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(16)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
15%
(3)

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This woman is a unique ethical hack
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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Farida Bounoua, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from University Algiers in 1987 and specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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
2008
2007
2002
1997
1987

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

97% Patient experience rating, 28% higher than the national average

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average