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David Raphael, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


  • Dr. Raphael is specially trained in the use of the da Vinci surgical system. If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci™ Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions. For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit

Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors
  • Associate Clinical Professor of USC Keck School of Medicine, OB/GYN Department
  • Chairperson of Cottage Hospital OB/GYN department (former and 2013)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1993 (31 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Additional Information


  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Sansum Clinic Involvement

  • Department Chair - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sansum Clinic Board of Trustees
  • Board of Directors, Sansum - Santa Barbara Medical Foundation, Inc.