Mario Yco, MD, an Otolaryngologist with YCO Facial Plastic Surgery

Get to know Otolaryngologist Dr. Mario Yco, who serves patients in Carlsbad, California.

One of the things Dr. Yco enjoys most about being an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon is the transformative power of reconstructive surgery and its ability to change people’s lives for the better.

At YCO Facial Plastic Surgery, he proudly provides his patients with expert care, advanced knowledge, and an eye for artistry. His dedication to current practices and the latest developments in the field of plastic surgery, along with his memberships in professional organizations, make Dr. Yco among the best in his field. He proudly offers various state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that not only change outward appearances but potentially change lives while encouraging greater self-esteem and happiness for all his patients.

Among his other roles, he can be found on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

While serving in the US Navy, Dr. Yco witnessed first-hand how reconstructive surgeries could change people’s lives, which inspired him to begin his medical career. He earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his internship at LAC+USC Medical Center. 

After that, he immersed himself in an educational path focusing on internal medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology, head and neck surgeries, and facial plastic surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and his residency in otolaryngology at the United States Naval Hospital.

Subsequent to his education, the doctor attained board-certification in otolaryngology through the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS). The ABOHNS serves the public by ensuring that diplomates meet the standards of training, knowledge, and professionalism through initial and continuing certification.

Furthermore, he is board-certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc., which was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Yco is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and the San Diego County Medical Society.

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat doctors, specialize in disorders of the head and neck, ranging from hearing loss to cancer.

With an extensive background and a multidisciplinary perspective, Dr. Yco offers his patients the ultimate combination of safety, experience, and attention to detail. He has been the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award (2012) and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012).

Learn More about Dr. Mario Yco:
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