Dr. Neal Handel MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Neal Handel is a plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, California and 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 41 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and one of 16 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

Columbia University
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 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Whos Who

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

Secondary Augmentation Mastopexy--Avoiding Complications.

Live Surgery Demonstration Telecast from Northside Hospital--Transumbilical Breast Augmentation.

Mastopexy in the Previously Augmented Patient.

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