Dr. Richard A.K. Chaffoo MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a plastic surgeon in La Jolla, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas and Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Chaffoo accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas and one of 31 at Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: Head & Neck

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1986 - 1987

Oregon Health & Science University
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1999 - 2001

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1980 - 1984

Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
Internship, Transitional Year, 1979 - 1980

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Metastatic carcinoma masquerading as retropharyngeal abscess.
Chaffoo, R. A., Byrd, J. P.

Modification of the deltopectoral flap for pharyngoesophageal reconstruction.
Chaffoo, R. A., Goode, R. L.

Percutaneous gastrostomy: the Stanford experience.
Luetzow, A. M., Chaffoo, R. A., Young, H.

See all 7 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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