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Dr. James Chao

Dr. James Chao

“I deliver highly innovative medical technology and services to promote overall wellness.”

  • Welcomes new patients
  • Hand surgery
  • Plastic surgery (Board certified)
Advanced degree
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
8901 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126

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499 N. El Camino Real,
Suite C-200
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Biography plus

I provide my patients with highly innovative medical care and services to promote overall wellness, beauty and performance. My specialties are in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and upper extremity and body contour surgery. I attend to injuries as the plastic and hand surgeon for the San Diego Chargers and the ESPN X Games.

When I am not working, I enjoy time with my twin boys.
Age: 54
In practice since: 1999
Gender: Male
Additional language spoken: Chinese

Education plus

  • Medical School: New York University
  • Internship: New York University
  • Residency: New York University
  • Fellowship: New York University

Treatments and conditions plus

  • Biopsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • BOTOX cosmetic injections
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Burn Treatment
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cleft Palate/Lip Repair
  • Cosmetic Procedures/Surgeries
  • Dermabrasion
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Injectable Dermal Fillers
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Peel
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Nerve Repair
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Insurances accepted plus

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Phone: 844-627-4763
8901 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 760-635-7800
499 N. El Camino Real, Suite C-200
Encinitas, CA 92024
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