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About Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III

Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pacella is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. Dr. Pacella has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III is Good. Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Del Mar Contouring Surgery

12395 El Camino Real Ste 112
San Diego, CA 92130
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Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III has the following 1 specialty

  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Hair Restoration
  • Dermabrasion
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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Brilliant

As a Stage 111, breast cancer survivor, double mastectomy and five unsuccessful reconstruction operations by another doctor, I was blessed to become a patient of Dr Pacella by default. He is professional, brilliant and an extremely talented plastic surgeon. When I met him the first time my situation was dire, it was eventually decided to remove both my unsuccessful implants. He then perfomed a tram flap operation on the left side and diep flap was performed at the same time, on the right side. Another small followup operation and then finally an amazing nipple reconstruction using a skin graft, no tattoing. Dr. Pacella gave me back my physical self esteem, listened to my requests and has the rare ability to place his patients needs above all else. If you are looking for a wonderful cosmetic surgeon Dr Pacella and his caring staff is just the place for you. I am now a five year survivor and counting.

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Tummy Tuck 2012

BRILLIANT. I had a TT in 2012. I waited before to place a review to see how things move on. I am an anxious patient that had very little surgery in the past and I was "scared". I visited 7 doctors. Some were big names in San Diego. Dr Pacella was by far the best, I was impress with his knowledge and his outstanding care and staff. He never counted the post-op visits but follow me as needed and even more since I am an anxious patient. The evening of the surgery I had little concerns and himself he took the time to talk to my husband to make sure all was fine. The result is beyond my expectation. Dr Pacella is devoted to take care of children with facial birth defects and other causes through the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Foundation. He is a very compassionate doctor. I RECOMMEND him highly. A true artist, human, highly skilled and he CARES.

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Bi lateral breast reduction

Dr Pacella totally botched my breast reduction I have HUGE scars on my breast about two inches wide and from the bottom of my breast to my nipple it has been almost 3 years since my surgery and I am still having "dissolvable" stitches surface in puss pockets. I am have have had to consult another physician to correct my breast and found that not only do I have to have the surgery re done because of the outer appearance but I have pockets of crap (puss, stitches) in my breast that can be of heath concern. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this Dr to ANYONE. Be careful and do your research the reason he doesn't have a look book is because he is a bad Dr.

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Five Stars

I had breast augmentation with Dr Pacella and I'm so happy with my result. He took time and answered all my concerns about the surgery. Follow-up visits were excellent. I was able informed of what to expect and my healing was exactly as he informed me of.I felt secure with my decision to have Dr Pacella perform my surgery. Would recommend him to anybody.

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Two Stars

Not able to hide his emotions or his dislike of patient, unless it's a major surgery he's not to interested and he showed it.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2010, 2011, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Salvatore J Pacella III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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