Dr. Steven Swengel, MD

Dr. Steven Swengel, MD

Dermatology  ·  

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Dr. Steven Swengel, MD is a dermatologist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery, and more.

Refined Dermatology

800 Pollard Rd Bldg A

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Swengel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 65% of peers
Skin Cancer
more than 58% of peers
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
more than 57% of peers

Dr. Swengel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Swengel "Previously, Dr. Swengel was practicing clinical dermatology and Mohs skin cancer surgery with The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. since 1980 and has been Chief of the Department of Dermatology at Santa Teresa for the 23 years. For the past 7 years, Dr. Swengel has been the Chief of The Department of Moh?s Surgery at Kaiser San Jose. In addition, Dr. Swengel was co-founder and co-director of Kaiser's Centers for Aesthetic Services in Northern California."

4  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

2  Conditions Treated

30  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Wart Removal
  • Wrinkle Removal

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.


  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Sw Mich Health Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swengel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swengel's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Swengel'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 (11)

Dr. Swengel is an excellent dermatologist. He listens carefully to my concerns and suggests the most non-evasive way of treating them, with the least down time. He explains everything very clearly. He did the Nova Threads procedure (non-surgical face lift) for me and I am very happy with the...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Swengel for a few years now. I have always been pleased with my results from botox, restalyane or laser. He takes the time to present me with my options and suggests the procedure that he feels with give me the best results. I appreciate that his office invests in the...more
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Very kind, extremely helpful.
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As a first timer getting Botox and filllers, I was a bit nervous coming into my consultation. Nagmeh, Eric and Dr. Swengel made me feel totally comfortable. They explained all aspects of the procedure. At the end of the visit, i am totally pleased with the results. This is def. my new go-to derm....more
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I came to Dr. Swengel and his staff years ago with a long history of acne and dry skin. Dr. Swengel was the 1st doctor to finally cure my acne that had been with me for decades and dozens of doctors! He helped me put years of acne anguish behind me and we've been steadily working towards getting...more
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