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Dr. James Chao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Chao

Oasis Surgery Center

8901 Activity Rd San Diego, CA 92126

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Dr. James Chao, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. James Chao and his entire staff are one of the most professional medical offices. He operated on both my hands so that I could continue to have full use of them. I have know him for many years and have trusted his judgement completely as he always has my best interests at heart.
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After I survived breast cancer, Dr. Chao tried and failed THREE TIMES to perform reconstructive surgery. After his third botched attempt, he had to do emergency surgery to remove one of my implants, leaving me with scars, folds, and excruciating pain where my right breast is supposed to be.
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Oasis MD and Dr. James Chao were absolutely amazing. I would recommend him to anyone. My results were fantastic and I can honestly say I feel better in my skin now than I ever have in my life. If I ever need any more plastic surgery, he is who I will call. His staff was also extremely amazing. Everyone was helpful, professional, took the time to answer my questions and concerns and always there when I need them.
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Dr. Chao is a kind man. Excellent at explaining procedures to patients and family. Very humble man.....introduced himself as Jim! Highly recommend him!
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Dr. Chao is a miracle worker. He is a wonderful surgeon. His bed-side manners are very good as well.
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Biography

Dr. James Chao, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
New York University
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Nyu/irps
Residency Hospital
1996
New York University
Residency Hospital
1993
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1999
1998
1996
1993

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • English

Awards

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(844) 627-4763

Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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. Chao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Lift Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao performs Breast Lift Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Chao performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Breast Ptosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Breast Ptosis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Skin and Tissue Reduction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao performs Skin and Tissue Reduction more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Chao performs this procedure more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Repair

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

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

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2017)