Dr. John Saad, MD

Dr. John Saad, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. John Saad, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-8964

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Tinnitus
very high
more than 98% of peers
TMJ
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

59  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saad's Reviews

1.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saad to family and friends
34 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (24)

Dr. Saad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...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...more
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This man should not be allowed to practice on living beings. Like others, I saw him for a small and benign issue. He described it both pre and post surgery as a small pimple in my tongue. Yet he managed to sever the main muscle in my tongue. Yes he deformed my tongue severely. He would not explain...more
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