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Elba M. Pacheco, MD

Oct 10, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo
Dr. Elba Pacheco is one of the area’s most respected  surgeons, named 2018 Best Oculoplastic Surgeon. With over 25-years on the Johns Hopkins faculty, Dr. Pacheco combines consummate surgical experience with the artistry of subtlety and detail. 

“I see myself as a sculptor and a restoration artist. Whether it is eyelid surgery, using injectables, combining these with skin tightening and lasers, or more recently with fat reduction, the result must always be conceived in a way that is 3-dimensional and detailed. My goal is to make each patient achieve a natural rejuvenation – the more beautiful, younger version of themselves.”  

In 1999, after eight years on The Wilmer Eye Institute full time faculty and two years as its Cosmetic Division Director, Dr. Pacheco founded the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and medical spa while continuing her commitment to Johns Hopkins as a part-time faculty member. 
Over the years, Dr. Pacheco has established a practice that takes pride in first-rate eyelid surgery, comprehensive rejuvenation, and in the satisfaction and comfort of it’s patients. Dr. Pacheco’s ongoing commitment to teaching at Hopkins, nationally and internationally continues to place her at the forefront of the latest surgical and technological developments in her field.

In 2009, Dr. Pacheco proudly announced the opening of the new Center for Eye & Laser Surgery and Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD. In our beautifully appointed location, patients receive a greater array of first-class services and an individualized approach.  Enjoy our elegant, serene environment and let Dr. Pacheco ‘Open Your Eyes to the Possibilities’.

Who I Am

I take the time to listen to get to know each patient. I like to put each patient at ease, make them feel well cared for, and to exceed their expectations.

HANDS! What is the buzz about?
Restylane Lyft, the only FDA approved filler for hands, has Adoro abuzz with Dr. Pacheco taking hand rejuvenation to new heights! Lasers and Peels are also used as needed to complete the transformation.

Most requested procedures?
In addition to eyelid surgery, our patients come for our artistry with fillers, botox, laser and non-laser skin rejuvenation treatments. Skin and Hydrafacial treatments are super popular.

What do you love most about your practice?
I love caring for patients in our serene space, having the best equipment available to offer them and the best staff any practice could wish. Nothing makes me happier than hearing a happy patient delight in the results.

I take the time to listen to get to know each patient. I like to put each patient at ease, make them feel well cared for, and to exceed their expectations.

I use a natural layered approach aided by cannulas which minimizes bruising and other risks. I teach anatomy and safe injection techniques nationwide.

What I AM most proud of?
I am super proud of the vision that has brought together this team and practice. I am also
proud of my involvement with teaching.

Best advice I HAVE ever received?
Be uncompromising about quality, treat each patient kindly, always offer the latest and the best and you’ll never have to worry about the competition.


Dr. Elba Pacheco founded Adoro Medical Spa to complement her specialized eyelid surgery practice with the latest non-surgical cosmetic treatments in a comfortable spa setting. At Adoro Medical Spa, Dr Pacheco offers a complete selection of fillers, Botulinum, and minimally invasive procedures that make use of radiofrequency, ultrasound, lasers, microneedling and peels to lift and tighten the skin, contour fat, and rejuvenate the face, hands and body. 

As an artistic injector and national trainer for injectables, Dr Pacheco performs all of the injectable treatments herself. We offer complimentary numbing for a more comfortable experience and now offer the option of laughing gas (ProNox). 

Dr Pacheco, Registered Nurse Mary Cofran, and the Adoro Medical Spa team offer a premium spa experience and deliver cutting edge results with a personal touch that makes each patient feel like family.


Medical School
Columbia University - College of Physicians & Surgeons
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute @ University of Miami
OculoPlastic Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University - Wilmer Eye Institute
Faculty Appointments
Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University
Board Certified


692A Ritchie Highway, Suite 2B
Severna Park 21146