Dr. Richard Chaffoo, MD

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Richard Chaffoo, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1979 and specializes in plastic surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 480

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chaffoo "Dr. Chaffoo is triple board certified, with certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. This is a remarkable achievement that can be claimed by only a handful of surgeons. He has more than 20 years of experience performing facial aesthetic surgery. His outstanding talent attracts patients from across the United States and around the world."

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

2  Conditions Treated

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.


  • Catawba College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Wake Forest University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Us Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Ohsu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Us Naval Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Stanford University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Uscd Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chaffoo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chaffoo's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Chaffoo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I had a fantastic experience with Dr Chaffoo and his staff . I was hesitating for 7 years to get a breast augmentation until I met Dr Chaffoo .. he put me in total ease since the first meeting . Answering all my questions, explaining to me all the procedure . Everything went super great I was mind...more
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