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Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD

Age 48 Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery M
(29) 29 reviews

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Dr. Salvatore Pacella, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Pacella completed a residency at University of Michigan Hospitals. He currently practices at Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo and is affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Pacella is board certified in Plastic Surgery.


  • Paces Plastic Surgery, Fellowship Hospital — 2009
  • Marina Plastic Surgery Associates, Fellowship Hospital — 2008
  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Residency Hospital — 2007

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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  1. Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

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      Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo
      15004 Innovation Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 Existing Patients: (858) 605-7972

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Dr. Pacella did an absolutely outstanding job with my breast reconstruction following my bilateral mastectomy after breast cancer diagnosis. His goal for breast reconstruction is to make your breasts even more beautiful than they were before you had cancer, and in my case, the final result has surpassed anything that I even thought to hope for. I began my reconstruction journey with a different provider and was told that I would always live with some level of deformity after my mastectomy/reconstruction. I had come to accept it. When Dr. Pacella told me what he could do for me; I actually cried in his office. Dr. Pacella and his team showed the utmost compassion, professionalism, patience, and kindness. He took the time to answer my many questions, explained everything so well, and always treated me with respect. My results are gorgeous! Looking in the mirror used to make me feel self-conscious and sad. All I saw was what my cancer diagnoses had left behind. Now, when I look in the
Molly Bonfiglio — Oct 09, 2020
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Dr. Pacella frequently treats Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Rhinoseptoplasty, and Skin Cancer.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla