Dr. Joseph Centeno, MD

Dr. Joseph Centeno, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Centeno, MD is a general surgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

Surgical Specialists, Inc.

316 S Stratford Ave Ste C

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

Learn about Dr. Centeno

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Centeno performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
more than 62% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
more than 51% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 35% of peers

Dr. Centeno's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Centeno "I strive to offer the best medical care possible for my patients."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

56  Conditions Treated


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48  Procedures


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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.


  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Tx Med Branch Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Centeno has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Marian Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Centeno is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Centeno's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Centeno to family and friends
16 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Centeno'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 (1)

Once I had my surgery and the post op office visit things were all good but tried to get an appointment because I had swelling ad pain in upper quadrant after post op visit. The staff referred me to ER several times i tried to get an office visit. Obvisiously they think ER visits are cheap. I...more
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