Below is a list of the top and leading Surgeons in San Diego. To help you find the best surgeon located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Surgeons in San Diego are:
- Clement Qaqish – San Diego Surgical Arts
- Larry Pollack – Del Mar Plastic Surgery
- Tony H. Phan – San Diego Lasik Institute
Mark D. Jacobson – Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
Kian Samimi – RevivaMed Plastic Surgery
Dr. Qaqish is one of the few surgeons in the country who is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Qaqish completed his dental training at the University of Western Ontario where he finished at the top of his class and was recipient of the university’s gold medal. He then went on to complete his medical training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. Dr. Qaqish completed his general surgery internship and oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the University of Maryland and RA Cowley Shock Trauma medical centers. He then went on to complete an accredited fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery under the president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Qaqish has lectured both nationally and internationally on various topics ranging from dental implant reconstruction and rehabilitation to cosmetic facial surgery. He has also served as faculty at multiple live surgery workshops in cosmetic facial surgery. He has authored numerous publications on subjects ranging from cranio-facial surgery to dental implant and reconstructive surgery. He is currently the medical director of an accredited outpatient surgical facility, San Diego Surgical Arts – a state of the art facility built in 2014.
“Dr. Qaqish and his staff were wonderful and very accommodating. They expedited my appointment and treatment to fit a tight schedule, and the procedure performed was virtually painless with rapid recovery. Something that also impressed me was the prompt follow-up care provided by both Dr. Qaqish and staff immediately following my procedure. I received excellent care and I highly recommend Dr. Qaqish for your dental surgical needs.” – Linda Alcala
“Had oral surgery performed by Dr. Q and procedure was excellent. Great staff, awesome office and superb bedside manner. Dr. Q. really cares about his patients and it shows.” – Enrique Belini
Del Mar Plastic Surgery
Dr. Larry H. Pollack has been performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in San Diego for over 25 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and is a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
While his main areas of focus are breast and body contouring procedures, such as breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Pollack still devotes a portion of his practice to reconstructive surgery, notably breast reconstruction following mastectomy. In addition, Dr. Pollack offers patients his new “short scar facelift” and is advancing in the field of fat transfer.
Dr. Pollack is highly respected throughout the plastic surgery community by both his peers and by his patients. They describe him as a funny, easy-going, generous man with an incredible bedside manner.
Face, Breast, Body, Non-Surgical
“Love Dr. Pollack and his staff!” – Kim Miller
“Dr. Larry Pollack and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. My procedure results look great and I am very satisfied. I will recommend Dr. Pollack to my friends and family.
Thank you Del Mar Plastic Surgery for an awesome experience.” – Asseneth Marsala
San Diego Lasik Institute
Dr. Tony Pham is an American Board of Ophthalmology certified ophthalmologist. He was selected by the San Diego Union-Tribune as the best LASIK surgeon of 2010 out of 10 competing laser eye centers. He has also been awarded the Patient’s Choice award and is recognized as a “Top Surgeon.”
Dr. Pham graduated Summa Cum Laude and as a Regents Scholar from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in biochemistry and dual minors in American History and Health Care Management. He received the highest GPA award for his major along with Provost Honors. Dr. Pham continued his education at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
He maintained the position of Western Regional Chair for the American Association of Medical Colleges during his years as a medical student advocating for adequate healthcare for the underserved. As a medical student, Dr. Pham also presented NIH sponsored research on retinal disease. Dr. Pham subsequently completed a surgery internship at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
“The San Diego Lasik Institute staff was amazing from start to finish. From the initial consultation to surgery day, to my follow up appointment, the experience was the best I could have imagined. Dr. Pham and his staff walk you through each step of the way to make sure you are comfortable and at ease. Surgery time seemed like 5 minutes and experienced no pain or discomfort. Thanks for the life changing experience!” – Alyssa Forester
“Had the best experience!! Everyone from the ladies at the front desk, to the coordinator, Brandy and the doctor Irina, were so helpful and super friendly! Would definitely recommend this experience! Plus they have the best snacks 😍” – Arissa Harrington
Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
Dr. Jacobson treats a broad variety of orthopedic patients and conditions. He treats pediatric patients as well as adults. His practice includes the care of fractures, sports injuries, hand injuries and joint reconstruction. He performs total hip replacement and total knee replacement as well as total elbow replacement, joint replacement at the base of the thumb and in the fingers. He also performs arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee. He treats patients for traumatic injuries as well as arthritis and chronic injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and overuse tendonitis of the forearm and elbow.
Dr. Jacobson grew up in La Mesa, California and returned to his home town to practice at Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group in 1997. He is a general orthopedic surgeon who obtained specialty training through a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is on staff at Alvarado Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and San Diego Outpatient Surgery Center.
Hip Replacement; Knee Replacement Surgery; Rotator Cuff Surgery; Hand Surgery; Back Surgery
“The people are great. Very personable caring and actually listen to you and how you feel. I have had a wonderful experience here and would highly recommend Dr. Ballard. She is a very caring and excellent doctor.” – Pamela S
“Dr. Bates explained the procedure in detail and answered all of our questions. Nurse and office staff are friendly and efficient. X-ray in-house is convenient. I would highly reccomend Dr Bates for any knee related surgery.” – Jaylin S
RevivaMed Plastic Surgery
Dr. Samimi first completed training in general surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Most of his time was spent at Cook County Hospital, teaching him not only surgical skills and decision-making, but also respect and compassion for people less fortunate.
His training in plastic surgery was at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Here he trained under a group of very accomplished plastic surgeons, including Dr. Graham Lister. He acquired experience in all areas of plastic surgery.
He started his practice at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Two years later he became the Division Chief and headed the Division of Plastic Surgery for seven years. Other than his university and cosmetic practice, Dr. Samimi provided care at the VA hospital and children’s clinic.
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.