Dr. Rabindra Braganza, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 59

Dr. Rabindra Braganza, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Braganza to book an appointment.

Dr. Braganza

Douglas Katsev MD

4151 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Braganza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Braganza treats Vertigo more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Braganza treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Braganza treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Braganza treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dizziness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Braganza treats Dizziness more than 95% of his peers

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

Dr. Braganza's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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(805) 681-7636

Dr. Braganza accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Dr. Braganza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Braganza

3.1

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.25%
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1 Star
43.75%
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What could be improved
  • Office environment (4)
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  • Long wait times (2)
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I had a severe othomatoma and dr. Braganzahas always been available and professional. He gave me appointments also when he was busy and he took care of me checking if I was getting better. I strongly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fabrizio – Dec 11, 2019
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Our Experience with Dr. Braganza has been very positive. He is great with my son who has had ear problems since he was a toddler. My son just had surgery on Monday with Dr. Braganza and he was great. I absolutely trust Dr. Braganza with my son's health care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gabe G. – Aug 01, 2019
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I’ve never had the most anger and sadness after a consultation with someone that is supposed to be helpful. I was actually holding back tears waiting for my summary. This doctor was outright rude, not even introducing himself or really greeting me at all. He simply put my chart up and implied that I was overreacting, asking “do you have anxiety or depression”. He was insulted when I asked questions or expressed my point of view and sense of urgency to feel better. Arrogant and cold hearted.
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Jan 30, 2019
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Dr Braganza was very professional. He fit me into his schedule last minute to accommodate an emergency. He explained the procedure throughly and was extremely skilled.
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Emily B – Oct 08, 2016
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1. Talked down to me 2. Didn't take the issues seriously 3. Rolled his eyes & scoffed multiple times at what I said about my sinuses 4. Didn't explain what he was doing 5. Didn't respect me as a patient 6. About the pounding in my ear - Conversation: - Me: When I have extra mucus I have a bad noise/vibration in my ear - Dr. Probably just your heart beat, next time check that - Me: It's a vibration not a beat - Dr. That's harder to figure out - That was it for the conversation
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Biography

Dr. Rabindra Braganza, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1992
University of California, San Diego
Residency Hospital
1988
University of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1987
University of California School of Medicine - Los Angeles
Medical School

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Dr. Braganza frequently treats Vertigo, Earwax Buildup, and Dizziness. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Braganza treats.

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Dr. Braganza's office is located at 4151 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Douglas Katsev MD

Sansum Orthopedic Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA4151 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received