Dr. John McCaffery, MD

Dr. John McCaffery, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. John McCaffery, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.

533 Hollister Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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9  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

85  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Washington & Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCaffery has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McCaffery's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCaffery to family and friends
33 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. McCaffery's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. McCaffery is the best surgeon/physician I have ever experienced. I had a very complicated and risky nasal surgery and he was the only one who was willing to take it on. He is the best at what he does and it went perfectly. He also took the extra time in the surgery to make sure that...more
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Great staff and office. Dr. McCaffery is nice and very gentle, besides being an excellent doctor and thorough.
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Very Expensive!!! Watch out for hidden charges!!! A 10 min visit can cost up to $300+ after insurance. Dr. McCaffery and physicians very skilled and helpfull. Front desk should do a better job informing patients of potential charges when in Dr. Office.
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