Dr. Sapideh Gilani, MD

Dr. Sapideh Gilani, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Sapideh Gilani, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 1993 and specializes in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read her story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Gilani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gilani "Sapideh Gilani, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in treating disorders of the nose and sinuses, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She cares for patients with a wide range of conditions that affect the face, head and neck, including facial trauma or fractures, hearing loss, nasal obstruction, nasal trauma or fractures, and sinusitis. Dr. Gilani performs endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, and has a special interest in pediatric otolaryngology. As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Gilani instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and her work has appeared in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gilani cared for patients as part of the otolaryngology team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. She was also an instructor in otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gilani completed a residency in otolaryngology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. She is board-certified in otolaryngology, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gilani "Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery"

1  Specialties

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

68  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Stanford University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Stanford University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gilani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gilani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gilani to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gilani'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 (4)

Great surgeon! Couldn’t be happier with the results of my functional rynoplasty. She explained everything clearly and was as nice as could be throughout the entire experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone requiring a surgeon of her specialty.
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Dr. Gilani did an amazing job on my surgery!!! I went to many doctors, they tried to change different settings on my Cpap but again nothing. After visiting Dr. Gilani she suggested that I do 4 surgeries all at once! 1) remove my tonsils 2) remove my Uvula 3) Straighten out my nose 4) Open both...more
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Nice staff and very attentive to my unusual situation. She listened and helped me with a problem that I saw many other doctors for.
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Very nervous going into this procedure, Dr Gilani listened to my concerns and explained the procedure, she took the time to answer all my questions and put me at ease. I would definitely recommend family and friends.
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