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Rabindra A. Braganza, MD, FACS

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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Areas of Expertise

  • Otolaryngology


Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors
  • Teaching Award (1992), University of California San Diego
  • Graduated with Highest Honors (1983), University of California Berkeley
  • Honors in Surgery (1987), University of California Los Angeles
  • Chair (1996-2004), Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Otolaryngology, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Vice-Chair (1996-2003), Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Otolaryngology Department, Saint Francis Hospital
  • Member, Board of Governors (1995-2001), American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

Practicing since:

 1992 (32 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1992 (32 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of California, Los Angeles


  • General Surgery, University of California, San Diego


  • Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngology

Additional Information


  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society
  • Member, Santa Barbara Ear-Nose-Throat Society