Dr. Neal Handel MD Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Neal Handel is a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and one of 15 at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic/Cosmetic
Clinical Interests: Mammaplasty, Silicones, Mammography, Breast Implants, Prostheses and Implants, Breast Neoplasms, Breast Implantation, Postoperative Complications
Education & Medical Training
Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1973
Other Training, Art History, 1965 - 1969
University of California
Residency, General Surgery Residency Levels I & II, 1973 - 1975
Tulane University/Charity Hospital
Residency, General Surgery Residency Level III, 1975 - 1976
University of Colorado Medical Center
Residency, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery , 1976 - 1978
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified 33 years in Plastic Surgery
CA State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Los Angeles’s “Super Doctors”,
Los Angeles Magazine, 2008
Best Doctors in America
Valley’s Best Doctors,
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Southern California Best Doctors,
The Los Angeles Times
One of Los Angeles’s “Super Doctors”,
Los Angeles Magazine
Best Plastic Surgeon in Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara News
Ten best plastic surgeons in California,
Named by C – Magazine (California Style Magazine)
Publications & Presentations
Effect of Augmentation Mammaplasty on Breast Cancer Detection.
Mammographic Measurements After Augmentation Mammaplasty.
Reasons Mastectomy Patients Do Not Have Breast Reconstruction.
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225 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 682-9100