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Dr. Chia Kao, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
4.5 (35)
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Chia Kao, MD

Dr. Chia Kao, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Santa Monica, CA. They specialize in Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, has 32 years of experience. They graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine and is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital.

Dr. Kao works at Sound Breast Institute in Santa Monica, CA. They are accepting new patients. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kao's Office Locations

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    Sound Breast Institute
    1301 20th St Ste 530, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (310) 315-0215

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  • Providence Saint John's Health Center
  • St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

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    May 28, 2020
    Dr. Kao is the best…his methods are cutting edge and so genuine and caring – a rare combination. He is HONEST with you on what you need to look better than ever. It is easy to see that HIS WORK IS HIS LIFE, which in turn, makes you and the outcome of your surgery a priority to him. The entire staff is very dedicated and have gone above and beyond to take care of me in my after surgery care. (my recommendation is to listen to him and his team and do what they say). I’m a woman that tries to take care of myself and aging is a privilege with the choice on how I do it. Thank you Dr. Kao!!
    — May 28, 2020
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    About Dr. Chia Kao, MD

    Specialties
    • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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    • 32 years of experience
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    • English, Chinese and Mandarin
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    • 1427136951
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    Education & Certifications

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    • University of Washington
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    • University of Washington School of Medicine
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    Dr. Chia Kao, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Kao is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Kao has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

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    Dr. Kao works at Sound Breast Institute in Santa Monica, CA. View the full address on Dr. Kao’s profile.

    Dr. Kao speaks Chinese and Mandarin.

    35 patients have reviewed Dr. Kao. The overall rating for this provider is 4.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kao.

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