Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
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Age 45
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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

(858) 554-9930

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
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Breast Reconstruction
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more than 79% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
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more than 65% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pacella "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 all aspects of plastic surgery, with a specialized interest in facial and oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery. He is an Active Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons."

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

23  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cleft Lip
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Wrinkles

32  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.

Education

  • St. Bonaventure University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Marina Plastic Surgery Associates-Cosmetic Breast & Body
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Paces Plastic Surgery-Facial Aesthetic & Oculoplastic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business-Mba
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pacella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pacella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pacella

4.1

Based on 18 reviews

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Avoid this dude! His arrogant attitude is a disgrace to his profession.
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Jane F. in none – Aug 14, 2018
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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!
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Robin in San Diego, CA – Feb 21, 2018
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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
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Kristina M in Del Mar, CA – Sep 03, 2016
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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
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Erika F. in San Diego, CA – May 18, 2016
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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
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Jayme S in San Diego, CA – May 17, 2016
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