Sansum Facial Plastic Surgery
215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Our Team

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David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS

What we are about is best summed up by David LaPatka, MD, FACS who heads our Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center; “Promoting healthy, positive self-image is the most satisfying part of what we do. Our goal is to honor the gifts that nature has granted, restoring and highlighting each person’s unique beauty. That’s what makes a success.”

At Sansum Clinic, we have successfully performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the face, skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services; options range from non-invasive skin care products, to minimally-invasive soft filler injectibles, to complete outpatient surgeries. Dr. LaPatka and his experienced team of certified nurses, technicians and nurse anesthetists are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards.

Dr. LaPatka has headed up the distinguished Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center at Sansum Clinic for more than 20 years. In addition to facial plastic surgery, Dr. David LaPatka is a highly-qualified board-certified head and neck surgeon. Having earned a medical degree with honors from Creighton University, he went on to complete a residency at LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital/Gunderson Clinic. Dr. LaPatka then served dual residencies at the University of California at Irvine, followed by a City of Hope National Medical Center fellowship. He holds board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.


David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS

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