Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
(18)
Save
Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry in 1999 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, and more.

12395 El Camino Real Ste 112

San Diego, CA 92130

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 11 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Pacella's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Pacella's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pacella treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 96% of his peers

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

Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pacella treats Breast Diseases more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pacella treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Breast Reconstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pacella performs Breast Reconstruction more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Pacella performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

About Me

Care Philosophy

Salvatore J. Pacella, M.D., M.B.A. a Board Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, practices in La Jolla and San Diego, California. As the Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Scripps Clinic, his practice includes al...

Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2008
    Paces Plastic Surgery - Facial Aesthetic & Oculoplastic
    Fellowship Hospital
    2008
  • 2007
    Marina Plastic Surgery Associates - Cosmetic Breast & Body
    Fellowship Hospital
    2007
  • 2007
    University of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital
    2007
  • 2000
    University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    2000
  • 1999
    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
    Medical School
    1999
  • 1995
    St. Bonaventure University
    Undergraduate School
    1995

Awards

Dr. Pacella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pacella

4.1

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
77.77777777777777%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(4)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Pacella?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Pacella's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Avoid this dude! His arrogant attitude is a disgrace to his profession.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD?
Reply
Amazing results! Dr. Pacella gave me a better outcome than I even imagined possible. He answered all of my questions, explained my options, and exceeded my expectations. His staff is beyond helpful. The only thing I would change is not waiting so long!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD?
Reply
I first met Dr. Pacella when I had a hand injury that he fixed for me. After the procedure was complete, I noticed that he also does cosmetic surgery in his practice and inquired about the possibility of getting Botox. He was very informative in helping me to better understand the benefits and...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD?
Reply
I have always had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pacella. He is able to spend a lot of time listening to my concerns and proposes great solutions. He never makes me feel rushed. His office is welcoming and professional. I recently tried Dysport for the first time after telling Dr. Pacella I wanted...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD?
Reply
I had been doing Botox for over a decade when I went to see Dr. Pacella. I couldn't believe what a difference he made with his technique. Dr. Pacella is truly an artist when it comes to understanding all the facial muscles and never gives you a frozen face, droopy eye or need to go back to fix...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Pacella?

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Pacella treats patients.

Learn more