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Dr. John Saad, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Saad

Dr. John Saad, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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(858) 554-8964

Dr. Saad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
Blue Shield of California
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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. Saad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saad treats Ear Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Saad treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saad treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Saad treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Tinnitus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saad treats Tinnitus more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Saad treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Saad's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Saad, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University Calif San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Mass Ee Infirm
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Good Samaritan Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1987
1984
1981
1979

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Saad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saad

1.9

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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(5)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(2)
1 Star
72.22222222222223%
(26)

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Rude and unprofessional. Should never be allowed to practice and continue to hurt patients. Shame on Scripps to have him on your staff.
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Rude,Arrogantand he shouldn't be allowed to practice. Please do not refer him to anyone. He doesn't care about his patients.
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Very gentle man...concerned about my ear procedure and successful.
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Dr. Saad was rude & dismissive to me my first visit. Then he saved my life & my smile. I had a pharyngeal abscess & needed surgery. Dr Saad said it would take 20 minutes & that the incision would be in my neck, & there was a chance I would not smile again. Due to infection, my jaw was locked, so...Read More
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My experience has been very different. Dr. Saad would not be the Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Otologie at Scripps, if any of those extremely negative reviews were justified. Dr. Saad is a friendly, calm, competent, and highly experienced surgeon. In all my meetings with D. Saad...Read More
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