Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli, MD

Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-7226

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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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 96% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Or Health Science University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pacelli has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pacelli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pacelli to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Pacelli'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 (7)
in chula vist,ca |
Excellent Doctor very concerned of your medical needs.
San Diego, CA |
Not your typical surgeon, he's humble, patient and he is thorough! He really takes the time to go over the procedure in detail and he answers all of the questions in detail, a great doctor and would highly recommend to anyone with hand issues or who needs surgery.
in Temecula, CA |
Top notch surgeon with warm caring bedside manner. I am an athlete and my hand surgery for a metacarpal break went perfect with no pain or swelling. Dr Pacelli is a master at his craft. Highly recommended! They don't get any better.
in Del Mar, CA |
Excellent doctor great bed side manner. He did my tennis elbow surgery 12/2016. I'm only 10 days out and I feel great 85% range of motion. I had a great experience with him and his awesome staff. I would recommend if you need elbow surgery go to Dr. Pacelli. A++++++++++ 100% amazing
in San Marcos, CA |
Dr. Pacelli just performed a ulnar nerve transposition (submuscular) surgery for me. He and his team were incredibly courteous, friendly, and efficient. He took the time to read through my medical history to understand my threshold for pain tolerance and made suitable recommendations. Each person I spoke with (no less than 9) made sure to have me repeat my name and birthdays as well as to reconfirm what I was there for (safety protocol, I am sure) The team at Scripps was amazing!!
in San Diego, CA |
Fantastic! Not your typical surgeon, he was thorough in his explanation, patient, kind and understanding of any fears. I severely cut up my index finger while trimming the bushes. He immediately put me at rest by addressing my injury right away in between his cases. He was very calm and quietly mentioned that I was lucky I didn't severe my nerve. He stitched the whole thing up in no time and told me each step for the healing process. My finger was saved and one would never know what happened.
in Encinitas, CA |
When my finger tendon was injured I was given a referral to Dr. Pacelli. I was able to see him the next day. He explained the standard conservative treatment (splinting for 6 weeks) and expressed hope that I would not need surgery. I did need surgery. Now 4 months since the injury I had surgery to fix my finger. I just had a post op visit with Dr. Pacelli, where he explained what he did to my finger and what to expect next. He was nice and his explanation understandable.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pacelli accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pacelli has admitting privileges

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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