Dr. Parks Helps Patients in Guam

La Peer Health Systems ophthalmologist, Dr. David Parks, often travels to Guam and Micronesia to help patients who would otherwise be unable to see a retinal specialist. Since 1999, Dr. Parks has practiced in Guam, making an average of 3 trips per year to the territory.

Holistic Gastroenterology

Traditionally, medicine is problem-focused.  Doctors tend to focus on a specific problem and will try to find a cure for it.

Under an integrative holistic approach, La Peer gastroenterologist Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar, will take the entire person and their environment into consideration when diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal problems.  He looks at multiple aspects of one’s health to determine a comprehensive solution.

For example, Dr. Rahbar examines many factors when it comes to evaluating a patient with a digestive problem, including:

  • Nutritional status and habits
  • Energy production
  • Mind and body connection
  • Immune system
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Status of the gut

By examining the “whole-person,” Dr. Rahbar aims to bring the patient’s body functions to optimal performance.

Dr. Rahbar finds that if something in the body is out of balance, it may provoke an inflammatory response. Inflammation in the digestive system can often be associated with skin problems, joint problems, mental fogginess, sleep problems or hormonal imbalances to name a few.

For this reason, Dr. Rahbar’s holistic approach to digestive care offers patients a comprehensive diagnosis of their overall health and well-being.

Benefits of Going to a Surgery Center Rather Than a Hospital

 

Surgery is difficult, however, choosing the proper facility shouldn’t be.  The benefits of having your surgery done at a surgery center are far greater than that of a hospital.

A surgery center is specifically designed for one thing – surgery.  From the design of the building, to the comfort of the chairs in the waiting room, all things are considered in order to make the patient’s experience as comfortable, efficient and enjoyable as possible.

At La Peer Health Systems scheduling is more efficient. Surgeons have more time in their schedule for surgeries and don’t have to worry about their surgery being pushed because of an emergency that might take place at a hospital.  Surgeon’s are able to schedule surgeries at the time allotment of their choice, and do not have to worry about being rushed to make room for another surgery scheduled back-to-back.

Additionally, our surgeons work with their La Peer surgical team daily. They know one another well and are therefore able to perform more efficiently.

Dr. Robert Sacks, MD of LaPeer Surgery Center, reinforces the importance of having an experienced team:

“As a surgeon, I wanted to work at a place where we had the same staff, the same nurses, the same technicians, the same anesthesiologist.  So it will be one less thing that I had to think about. So when I come here, I don’t have to worry about who’s going to be in my room that day.  I can focus on one thing – the patient.”

With the focus only on the patient, surgeons are able to perform more efficiently,significantly decreasing the amount of time needed for surgery. Thisresults in less anesthesia and fewer operating expenses. Many insurance companies have noticed the decrease surgical cost and have partnered with Surgical Centers around the country.

Top surgeons have also noticed the many benefits a surgery center has to offer.  This is one more reason La Peer is more desirable than a hospital – patients have top surgeons performing their surgery.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of La Peer call us at (855) 360-9119.

Why Can’t I Eat Before Receiving Anesthesia?

Many of La Peer’s patients wonder why they can’t eat or drink anything hours before receiving anesthesia and going into surgery. The reason your doctor tells you not to eat or drink anything before surgery is to prevent aspiration.

Aspiration occurs when food or stomach acids enter the lungs while you under anesthesia, which can be fatal in some cases.

When under anesthesia your involuntary reflexes to cough or gag are inhibited.  All of your muscles are so relaxed that you do not have control over them.  If you have food or fluids in your stomach you could potentially regurgitate the contents into your airway and it will consequently enter your lungs.  This can lead to a blockage in your airway, a severe cough, or cause a lung infection.

To decrease your risk of aspiration it is important that you follow your doctor’s pre-surgery guidelines about eating and drinking.

The Department of Anesthesiology at La Peer is solely focused on your health, preparation for surgery, and a successful surgery.

To learn more about the anesthesia please call La Peer Health Systems at (855) 360-9119 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Ophthalmology

Overview  PAGE

DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with eye physiology, anatomy and diseases. A specialist in this branch of medicine is called an ophthalmologist. The Department of Ophthalmology at La Peer not only offers breakthrough eye surgeries but rather a medical program beginning with consultation, moving through diagnosis and treatment, and high quality aftercare to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and conditions do not develop or reoccur.

 

The ophthalmologists at La Peer offer the latest eye surgeries including cataract surgery, vitrectomy, tear duct surgery, orbital surgery, and cosmetic eye surgery.

The doctors of La Peer are extensively involved in medical research and clinical trials. Our aim is to be at the forefront of patient care and to ensure our physicians remain at the forefront of medical innovation.

La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker’s ASC Review. We take great pride in our professional and courteous staff and are honored to be included on Becker’s 2013 ASC Review.

 

Medical Conditions

●     Age-related Macular Degeneration

●     Cataracts

●     Conjunctivitis

○     Allergic conjunctivitis

○     Bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)

●     Glaucoma

○     Open-angle glaucoma (chronic)

○     Acute-angle closure (acute)

○     Secondary glaucoma

○     Congenital glaucoma

●     Graves Disease

●     Endophthalmitis

●     Flashes and Floaters

●     Macular Puckers

●     Diabetic Retinopathy

●     Pterygium

●     Ptosis

●     Retinal Detachment

●     Strabismus

 

Medical Procedures

●     Cataract surgery

●     Refractive surgery

●     Vitreo-retinal surgery

●     Cosmetic eyelid surgery

●     Ptosis repair

●     Orbital Surgery

●     Pterygium Excision

●     Central Serous Choroidoretinopathy

●     Retinal Detachment Surgery

●     Intraocular Medication Injections

●     Diabetic Retinopathy

●     Central Serous Choroidoretinopathy

●     Peritnial Retanothopy

●     Indocyanine Green (ICG) Angiography

●     Retinal Angiography

●     Fluorescein Angiography

●     Retinal Angiography

●     Implantable contact lenses

●     Epikeratophakia

●     Limbal relaxing incisions

●     Corneal transplant surgery

●     Anterior vitrectomy

●     Pars plana vitrectomy

●     Retinal detachment repair

●     Pneumatic retinopexy

●     Retinal cryopexy

●     Retinal cryotherapy

●     Partial lamellar sclerouvectomy

●     Partial lamellar sclerocyclochoroidectomy

●     Partial lamellar sclerochoroidectomy

●     Scleral buckle

●     Laser photocoagulation

●     Macular hole repair

●     Posterior sclerotomy

●     Canthectomy

●     Canthorrhaphy

●     Lateral canthotomy

●     Epicanthoplasty

●     Tarsorrhaphy

●     Transposition / repositioning procedures

●     Canthal resection

●     Canthopexy

 

If you have an eye complaint, or believe that you need treatment for an issue pertaining to your eyes or vision then please get in touch with us. You can do this via the online contact form or via phone or email. You can also visit our Orbital Surgery Center of Excellence department website for more detailed information about our eye plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures.

 

La Peer Health Systems Department of Ophthalmology

(855) 360-9119

8920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 101

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

[email protected]com

 

 

Anatomy of the Eye Page

 

Cornea – The cornea is the transparent film that covers the iris and pupil.

 

Conjunctiva – The conjunctiva is a thin membrane on the outside of the eye.

 

Iris – The iris is the colored portion of the eye. The iris controls the amount of light let into the pupil. When there is an increase of light, the iris contracts and the pupil gets smaller. When it is dark, the iris relaxes and lets more light in.

 

Pupil – The pupil is the portion of the eye that allows light in. The pupil is located in the middle of the iris and in front of the lens.

 

Lens – The lens is a structure in the eye that works with the cornea to refract light from the pupil to the retina. The lens is located in the front portion of the eye behind the cornea and pupil.

 

Vitreous – Vitreous is the fluid that fills the middle of the eye. This fluid is attached to the retina.

 

Macula – The macula is a small part of the retina located in the middle of the retina near the optic nerve. The macula is what allows you to make out small details, whereas the rest of the retina is your peripheral vision.

 

Retina – The retina is the tissue at the back of the eye. This tissue is sensitive to light and converts light into impulses for our brain to form into images.

 

Optic Nerve – The optic nerve is the bundle of nerves at the very back of the eye that transmits the impulses from the retina to the brain.

 

CONDITIONS PAGE

 

There are a variety of conditions that can affect the eye, both cosmetic and functional. The doctors at La Peer treat both functional eye conditions along with cosmetic eye concerns. Here is a list of the conditions treated at La Peer:

 

●     Age-related Macular Degeneration – This condition is where the macula deteriorates as a result of the aging process. There is no cure for macular degeneration, but one can slow the progression of the disease. Certain vitamins and minerals have been shown to slow the progression of the disease. It is advisable to visit an ophthalmologist to discuss treatment.

●     Cataracts – Cataract is the degeneration and clouding of the lens. Most cataracts are associated with the aging process. The progress of cataract causes vision loss and potential blindness.  The symptoms of cataracts are blurry or dim vision. Some people say that objects don’t appear as bright as they once did. The treatment of cataract is to surgically remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear, artificial one.

●     Conjunctivitis – Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eye membrane called the conjunctiva. There are a few different types of conjunctivitis including allergic, bacterial, or viral.

○     Allergic conjunctivitis (Eye Allergies) – Allergic conjunctivitis can occur after exposure to pollen, pet dander, smoke, perfume, and sometimes food. The most common treatment for eye allergies is avoidance, eye drops, immunotherapy shots, and antihistamines. It is best to avoid the substances which cause reactions. Clean your home and bedding regularly to cut down on the contact with dust mites and other allergens.

○     Bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) – This is a very common condition where the inflammation is caused by bacteria. It is highly contagious and spread through direct contact. The symptoms include red, itchy eyes, or pus. This is easily treated with antibiotic eye drops.

●     Diabetic Retinopathy – Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where abnormal blood vessels form on the retina which can leak fluid or close off. This condition is very common among diabetics and often shows no symptoms in the early stages. If this condition is left untreated, it can eventually cause blindness. Symptoms of proliferative retinopathy include blurred vision, spots in vision, vision changes from blurry to clear, deteriorating night vision, change in appearance of colors, or vision loss. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be managed with surgical treatments and medication. It is important to be checked for this condition if you are diabetic. If you are not diabetic, it is important to control your blood sugar regularly.

●     Glaucoma – Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure on the optic nerve has increased. The increased intraocular pressure (IOP) is caused when the eye is not properly draining. There are different types of glaucoma:

○     Open-angle glaucoma (chronic) – This is the most common form of glaucoma. This form of glaucoma typically develops slowly over time.

○     Acute-angle closure (acute) – This form of glaucoma is caused by a sudden blockage in eye. The fluid cannot drain properly and builds up and places more pressure on the optic nerve. The symptoms of this are a sudden increase in pressure and pain in the eye. If you are experiencing this, it is very important to see a doctor immediately.

○     Secondary glaucoma –  Secondary glaucoma is caused by injury, certain medications, or other eye diseases. If this is the cause of glaucoma, it is important to manage the other conditions to treat the glaucoma.

○     Congenital glaucoma – Congenital glaucoma is present at birth and typically caused by an eye abnormality. The doctors will typically address the problem at an early age.

●     Graves Disease – Graves disease is actually a thyroid condition, but it can lead to eye complications. It can cause blurry vision, eye irritation, or push eyeballs out farther than it should. The treatment for Graves disease is medication to regulate thyroid activity or surgery. If the eyes have been extremely affected by the disease, surgery may be used to return the eye position to normal.

●     Endophthalmitis- This is a serious condition that involves inflammation or swelling within the eyeball. This is usually caused by infection or bacteria. Symptoms of this include pain, decreased vision, swelling of the eyelids and redness.

●     Flashes and Floaters – Floaters are small specks in one’s vision. These are caused by cells floating in the vitreous. Flashes are flashes of light. This occurs when the vitreous pulls on the retina. These are commonly experienced as we age. As we age, the vitreous shrinks and pulls away from the retina. This can cause flashes. It can also occur in those who have had YAG laser treatments on the eyes, are nearsighted, have had cataract surgery, had an eye injury, or swelling of the eye. Flashes can be a symptom of a detached retina. If you are experiencing more flashes and floaters, it is best to see an ophthalmologist to ensure the underlying cause isn’t serious.

●     Macular Puckers – When the vitreous shrinks as we age, it can pull on the retina. Sometimes the retina can tear, but it can also tear a tiny bit and heal itself. Scar tissue forms around the torn retina creating a macular pucker.

●     Pterygium – This is a non-cancerous, triangle shaped growth that occurs over the white of the eye. The treatment for a pterygium depends on the size. If it becomes large enough, it will have to be surgically removed so it doesn’t cover the cornea.

●     Ptosis – Ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops over the eye. This condition can be mild or severe enough to block one’s sight. Ptosis can occur at birth or occur as one ages. Ptosis can be repaired through a surgery called a ptosis repair. It is important to fix ptosis in young children because it can permanently hinder the development of the child’s eyesight.

●     Retinal Detachment – The retina is the tissue that converts light into impulses for the brain to decipher. As we age, the vitreous in the center of the eye can shrink and shift. For many, it simply shrinks and moves away from the retina. In others, it can actually pull on the retina so much that the retina can tear, called a macular hole. This fluid can seep behind the retina and detach it from the back of the eye. The symptoms of a detached retina are blurry vision, severe floaters, flashes, decrease in sight, and blindness. The treatment for retinal detachment is surgery.

●     Strabismus – Strabismus is the condition where there is a lack of coordination between the movement of the eyes. This condition can be caused by a lack of muscle coordination or the brain is not properly telling the eyes where to move. The treatment for this condition depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is from the ocular muscles, then the muscles can be trained to work together through exercises, glasses, or surgery.

Thank You for Joining Our Mailing List

Thank you for scheduling an appointment with La Peer Health Systems.

Our staff will be in touch with you shortly to confirm a time.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions or need anything in the meantime 855.360.9119

 

 

Thank you.

Lapeer Health Team.

Thank You

Thank you for your visit!  we will be in touch shortly.

If you need anything in the meantime, feel free to call us 855.360.9119

 

 

Thank you.

Lapeer Health Team.

Media

Television

Dr. Treyzon on Dr. Oz ShowMany of the surgeons at La Peer Health Systems are renowned experts in their field and highly sought after by the media for expert opinions. Our surgeons have been featured on news programs and talks shows, including:

Oprah ABC News
Discovery Health Dr. 90210
Fox News Entertainment Tonight  The Doctors The Insider Time Magazine

 


 

Print

The La Peer Health Systems surgeons have been featured in numerous publications. Their expert opinion is valued by magazines, news papers, medical journals and consumers alike. Our surgeons have been features in publications such as:

Practical Gastro - Avantis and La Peer People The LAKERS The New York Times Elle

 


 

Press Releases

Aspirin Lowers Colorectal Cancer Risk Twenty Percent, La Peer Health Doctors Comment
Recent Harvard study discusses aspirin’s effectiveness, but colorectal specialists state colonoscopy remains best prevention. Read more»

La Peer Gastroenterologist Dr. Leo Treyzon Discusses New Association of Acid Reflux Medications to Kidney Disease and Dementia
Gastroenterologist Dr. Leo Treyzon of La Peer Health Systems discusses the potential risks of heartburn and acid reflux medications, including kidney disease and heart attacks. Read more»

La Peer Colorectal Surgeons Now Using Cutting-Edge Pilonidal Disease Treatment
The rhomboid flap technique used by colorectal surgeons at La Peer Health Systems offers numerous benefits over traditional treatments for pilonidal cysts. Read more»

Painter of President Barack Obama’s Portrait Suffers From Facial Paralysis Condition, Bell’s Palsy
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, says that Bell’s palsy can occur without warning and with a very Read more»

Botox Injections Tops List of Most Requested Cosmetic Procedures For Men in 2012
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills sheds light on the top five most requested male cosmetic procedures performed in 2012 and forecasts trends for 2013 Read more»

Tito Vilanova, Coach of Barcelona Soccer Team, to Undergo Surgery For Parotid Gland Cancer Relapse
La Peer Health System’s Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, an expert facial nerve surgeon, alongside Babak Larian, MD, FACS, an expert parotid cancer surgeon, believe optimal outcomes in parotid gland surgery are best achieved through unique team approach Read more»

Targeted Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Tops 2012 5 Most Commonly Performed Head & Neck Surgery Procedures in Los Angeles
Babak Larian, MD, FACS, and director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles discusses the most commonly performed procedures of 2012 at his medical practice. Read more»

Facial Plastic Surgeon, Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Named Beverly Hills ‘Super Doctor’
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, receives 2012 “Super Doctor’s” Award Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Says Botox, Facial Fillers, and Facelift Are Most Requested Female Cosmetic Procedures of 2012
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and director of the C
ENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills discusses the top five most requested cosmetic procedures for women performed in 2012 Read more»

La Peer Surgical Center Now Offers THD, the Latest in Minimally Invasive Hemorrhoidal Surgery
Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization, now performed at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, offers a new treatment for hemorrhoids Read more»

Eric Millstein, MD, Named Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Eric Millstein recently appeared on 2012’s Castle Connolly Top Doctors list Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Surgeon Says Smoking Marijuana is as Hazardous as Cigarettes to Lung Health
During his weekly segment on FoxLA, La Peer Health Systems’ Dr. Ahluwalia speaks about the deleterious effect smoking pot has on lung function Read more»

Scientists Create Artificial Cartilage With the Help of New 3D Printer
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills says the new development in artificial cartilage could be revolutionary treatment options for patients seeking both primary and revision rhinoplasty Read more»

Rhinoplasty Recognized As Most Commonly Performed Male Procedure At The Institute For Rhinoplasty & Nasal Reconstruction in 2012
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and director of the Institute for Rhinoplasty & Nasal Reconstruction in Beverly Hills says both primary and revision rhinoplasty procedures have become the most sought after surgical cosmetic procedure for men Read more»

Mani Zadeh, MD, FACS Named to Super Doctors of Southern California
Beverly Hills ENT Surgeon at La Peer Health Systems Selected to Prestigious List By Los Angeles Magazine for 6th Year in a Row Read more»

3 VIP Surgeons Available for Appointments 12/10-12/16 at Beverly Hills Medical Center Kuwait
World Renowned VIP Physicians Jet Off to Take Appointments at Kuwait’s Newest and Most Technologically Advanced Medical Center Read more»

Siamak Tabib, MD Recognized as Southern California ‘Super Doctor’
Beverly Hills Gastroenterologist at La Peer Named to Prestigious List by Los Angeles Magazine Read more»

New State-of-the-Art Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait Opens 12-12-12, Boasts Internationally Acclaimed Surgeons and Technology
The new medical center in Kuwait brings together the finest technology and physicians in the world for the highest levels of patient care Read more»

From Oprah to Opera: Persons with Facial Paralysis Come Together For Support Group Meeting at The Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills
Talented opera singer and Bell’s palsy patient Heidi Moss shared her story and musical talent with Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, and other attendees, including Mary Jo Buttafuoco at the most recent support group meeting of the Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation Read more»

Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh Now Offering Low Frequency Ulthera Treatment For Patients Prone To Pain
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, says that patients can undergo a lower frequency Ulthera procedure to reduce pain while still experiencing fantastic skin tightening results Read more»

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, Launches Mobile Website
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, a renowned Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, just launched his brand-new mobile website Read more»

17 La Peer Doctors Named to Los Angeles Super Doctors
La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills Now Boasts Super Doctors in Eight Departments Read more»

The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills Hosts Ulthera Event
Ulthera event held for those interested in learning more about the new, non-invasive, skin tightening treatment at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. Read more»

The Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery In Beverly Hills Offers Ulthera Skin Tightening Treatment Under Anesthesia
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, explains how patients with low pain thresholds can experience new Ulthera skin tightening and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment under twilight anesthesia Read more»

Good Day L.A. Host Has Knee Surgery at Beverly Hills Surgery Center on Live TV
Maria Quiban Undergoes Successful Meniscus Repair Surgery at La Peer Health Systems. Read more»

Babak Larian, MD, FACS, Presents Lecture On Aesthetic Parotidectomy At Annual Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium
Dr. Larian spends time educating others on the aesthetic parotidectomy surgical approach for the removal of parotid gland tumors at the annual Cedars-Sinai Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium Read more»

Television Reporter John Sudworth Develops Sudden Onset Bell’s Palsy
Director of the Facial Paralysis Institute and world-renowned surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, says that nearly 90% of those afflicted with this type of facial paralysis make a full recovery Read more»

La Peer Surgeons Named U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors
Six of the Beverly Hills Surgeons at La Peer Health Systems Have Been Selected to Prestigious List Read more»

World Renowned Parotid Gland Surgeon Announced Launch of ParotidMD.com
Babak Larian, MD, FACS, director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, announces launch of new website dedicated to providing information on the parotid glands Read more»

New Findings Related to Bell’s Palsy Suggest a Narrow Facial Nerve Canal Could Be a Risk Factor for the Mysterious Condition
Babak Azizzadeh, director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, says that a new study profil
ing sixteen individuals afflicted with Bell’s palsy could lead to a greater understanding of the disorders origin. Read more»

Trend Report: Brow Lift Procedures Ranked Top 10 in 2011
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Carlo Honrado talks about growing trends among men and women seeking brow lifts Read more»

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Co-Directs Annual Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium
Dr. Azizzadeh spends his seventh year in a row as co-director of the annual Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Read more»

World-Class Facial Reanimation Specialist Coming to Beverly Hills
Jackie Diels, renowned facial reanimation specialist, joining the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills Read more»

La Peer Health Systems at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Los Angeles
Six Beverly Hills Surgeons Spoke with Attendees at the Women’s Health Event Held from October 26th and 27th at the Los Angeles Convention Center Read more»

Differences in Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer
Dr. Babak Larian, experienced Beverly Hills thyroid expert, discusses the differences in the surgical management of thyroid cancer. Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Announces New Bariatric Surgery Department
The Los Angeles based health center La Peer Health Systems is introducing a new bariatric surgery department with the help of Dr. Jamshid Nazarian, M.D., F.A.C.S. Read more»

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Speaks at Annual Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Course
World-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh spends time educating others at the annual Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Review Course Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh to be Featured on Telemundo
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, is scheduled to be featured in a Telemundo news segment regarding filler injections with new blunt-tip cannulas Read more»

Facial Plastic Surgeon, Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Named Beverly Hills ‘Super Doctor’
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, receives 2012 “Super Doctor’s” Award Read more»

Babak Larian, MD, Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News
Dr. Babak Larian, renowned Beverly Hills otolaryngologist, recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report. Read more»

Beverly Hills Ophthalmologist Named to U.S. News Top Doctors List
David Parks, MD of La Peer Health Systems Selected to Prestigious List. Read more»

Beverly Hills Orthopaedic Surgeon Named to U.S. News Top Doctors List
Sonu Ahluwalia, MD of La Peer Health Systems Selected to Prestigious List Read more»

Dr. Babak Larian, Beverly Hills Ent Surgeon, Launches Mobile Website
Babak Larian, M.D, F.A.C.S, renowned Beverly Hills ENT surgeon, launches brand-new mobile website. Read more»

‘Golden Triangle’ Eye Surgery For Perfect Youthful Eyes
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, reveals new multi-disciplinary approach for eye enhancement. Read more»

Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Expert Releases Spanish Edition of Acclaimed Textbook
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, releases Spanish edition of “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty” Read more»

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, renowned Beverly Hills facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report Read more»

Television Personality Brooke Burke-Charvet Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer
Babak Larian, director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, discusses treatments and risks related to conditions of the thyroid. Read more»

The Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait Opening, Bringing Top Surgeons From Around The World Together
Brand New Center of Care Brings the Best Doctors in the World to the Gulf Read more»

Eric Millstein, MD, Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Eric Millstein, Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon, recognized as a “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report Read more»

Hope for Patients With Irreversible Facial Paralysis
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, facial paralysis expert, discusses new findings published in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Read more»

Dr. Azizzadeh Featured in Los Angeles Magazine
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills facial surgery specialist, featured in Los Angeles Magazine. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Nerve Expert Presents at American Neurotology Society Event
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, presents at the third annual Facial Nerve Study Group Read more»

Dr. Larian Putting Smiles on Children’s Faces
Dr. Babak Larian, ENT expert and passionate humanitarian, preparing for volunteer trip to Tejutla, Guatemala. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Paralysis Expert Holds Instructional Course At AAFPRS Meeting
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, conducts an instructional course on facial paralysis at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting Read more»

Beverly Hills Orthopedic Surgeon
Performs Unicompartmental Arthroplasty in Outpatient Setting

Steven Meier, M.D. Successfully Performs a Partial Knee Replacement Surgery at the La Peer Health Systems Ambulatory Surgery Center Read more»

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon Recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in L.A.
Guy Massry, MD has been named a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine in Southern California Read more»

Rhinoplasty Implants May Raise Infection Risk
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, renowned Beverly Hills nose surgeon, discusses synthetic implants and infection risks Read more»

Dr. Eric Millstein, Acclaimed Orthopedic Surgeon, Launches New Website
Eric Millstein, MD, a Beverly Hills-based orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder injuries, just launched his brand-new and improved website Read more»

Dr. Carlo Honrado Recognized As 2012 Recipient of Patient’s Choice Award
Beverly Hills Otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlo Honrado, receives praise for his devotion and commitment to the well being of his patients as a recipient of a 2012 Patient’s Choice Award Read more»

Parathyroidectomy Under Local Anesthesia
Dr. Babak Larian, parathyroid expert, performs parathyroidectomy at La Peer Health Systems surgery center under local anesthesia Read more»

New Surgical Techniques Mean Minimal Scarring After Parathyroid Surgery
Dr. Babak Larian, parathyroid expert, discusses minimally invasive surgical techniques and less scarring Read more»

Dr. Babak Larian, Renowned Parathyroid Expert, Launches New Website
Babak Larian, MD, FACS, a Beverly Hills head and neck surgeon, just launched his new parathyroid website Read more»

Tonsillectomy Video Diary on YouTube
Dr. Babak Larian, tonsil expert, has patient keep a video diary of her tonsillectomy, later uploaded to YouTube Read more»

New Treatment for facial Paralysis
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Beverly Hills reconstructive surgeon, discusses the new facial reanimation option for facial paralysis Read more»

MLB Hall-of-famer Survives Parotid Gland Cancer, Twice
Dr. Babak Larian, Beverly Hills parotid expert, talks parotid tumors and recent surgical advancements Read more»

According to a New Study, Facial Paralysis Patients Show Significant Decrease in Quality of Life
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, discusses the findings of the case study performed by researchers at the University of Groningen. Read more»

Beverly Hills Eye Doctors: Cataracts Increasing for People Over 40
Our Beverly Hills Ophthalmologists Are Concerned About a 19 Percent Increase in Cataracts Since 2000. Read more»

Beverly Hills Surgery Center Endorses Facial Plastic Surgery Safety Guidelines
The plastic surgeons at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills to help promote the safety guideline initiative from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Read more»

Siamak Tabib, MD Recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in L.A.
Beverly Hills Gastroenterologist, Siamak Tabib, MD, has been named a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine in Southern California. Read more»

The Healing Effect of Hyperbaric Chambers for Revision Cosmetic Surgery Patients
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expert, discusses positive effects of hyperbaric oxygen in revision cosmetic surgery. Read more»

Beverly Hills ENT Surgeon Selected for 2012 Los Angeles Awards
Mani H. Zadeh, MD, FACS was selected in the Ears, Nose & Throat Physicians category by the Los Angeles Award Program committee. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facelift Expert Discusses the Increase in “Indi-Facelift” Procedures
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expert, discusses his unique approach to the individualized facelift. Read more»

Joseph Isaacson, MD Recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in L.A.
Beverly Hills Orthopedic Surgeon, Joseph Isaacson, MD, has been named a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine in Southern California. Read more»

Mark Davidson, MD Recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in L.A.
Beverly Hills Gastroenterologist, Mark Davidson, MD, has been named a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine in Southern California. Read more»

Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS Recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, has been recognized as a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine. Read more»

New Molecular Entity Associated With Facial Paralysis Identified
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, renowned facial paralysis expert, shares his thoughts on the findings by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Read more»

Study Finds Colonscopy Still Beneficial for Elderly Patients
La Peer Health System gastroenterologist, Dr. Peyton Berookim, comments on the new study from investigators at Spectrum Health. Read more»

LA Surgery Center Notes an Increase in Nasal Infections after Nose Jobs with Implants
Beverly hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Carlo Honrado talks about three recent cases of MRSA in patients years after rhinoplasty surgery with implants. Read more»

Plastic Surgery Procedures Among Young Women Increase
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and rhinop
lasty expert, notes specific changes in the demand for plastic surgery. Read more»

Rhinoplasty: A Popular High School Graduation Gift?
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert, comments on the increasing popularity of plastic surgery as a graduation gift. Read more»

Brand New Eco-Friendly and Technologically Advanced for Surgery – the CENTER Beverly Hills, Opens
The CENTER moves to a brand new state-of-the-art and environmentally conscious treatment facility in the heart of Beverly Hills. The CENTER specializes in cutting edge plastic surgery & advanced head, neck and throat procedures. Parathyroid procedures and rhinoplasty procedures are now available in 1 location with 2 doctors that work together closely in a Eco-friendly practice known as “The CENTER.” Read more»

Parathyroid, Even Just a Slight Rise in Calcium is a Valid Indicator of a Parathyroid Disorder According To Dr. Larian
Dr. Babak Larian, of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, finds even the slightest rise in calcium levels to be an indicator of parathyroid disorder in many patients. Read more»

Ulthera Skin Tightening: Dr. Azizzadeh Lifts the Face With Non-Invasive Treatment at his Los Angeles Practice
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Now Offers Ulthera treatments at the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. Read more»

New Study Suggests Men Should Receive a Colonoscopy at an Earlier Age Than Women
La Peer Health Systems supports early colonoscopy procedures for males, specifically those with a family history of colon cancer. Read more»

Plastic Surgeon Super Group Formed in Los Angeles Anounces La Peer Surgery Center
A new plastic surgery department at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, CA is comprised of some of the most renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the United States have united to form a “dream team” of facial plastic surgeons. Read more»

 

Cross Facial Nerve Graft Procedure is Now an Outpatient Procedure for Individuals With Facial Paralysis
Facial Paralysis Surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh in Beverly Hills provides cross-facial nerve graft procedures as an outpatient process. Read more»

All Good Things Come in Three’s, A Quick Guide Beautiful Skin By Dr. Babak Aizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh Announces a New 3 Step Approach to Achieving Non Surgical Beauty. Read more»

Colonic Treatments Are Not as Effective as Many are Lead to Believe
Doctors at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles do not recommend colonic treatments, despite a recent increase in popularity. Read more»

With Men and Women Getting Married at an Older Age, There is an Increase in Anti-Aging Procedures Prior to the Wedding Day
With the average age at which people are getting married increasing, Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, has seen an increase in cosmetic procedures prior to the weddings day among the bride and groom, and their parents. Read more»

Should Women Reconsider Wearing High Heels Frequently?
The Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems agrees with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons that the prolonged wearing of high heels or poorly fitting shoes contribute to severe bunions and other foot problems. Read more»

Dr. Babak Larian Announces That The Micro Parotidectomy Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique Reduces Recovery Time & Scarring
According to Los Angeles ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Larian, the micro parotidectomy a minimally invasive surgery technique, provides patients with a significantly shorter hospital stay and recovery time, as well as minimizes scarring and trauma to the tissue. Read more»

Image-Guided Sinus Surgery Works as a “GPS System” During Procedure Announces Dr. Larian
Dr. Babak Larian, ear, nose and throat specialist in Los Angeles, announces the importance of image-guided sinus surgery because it provides accurate navigation of the sinus anatomy without damaging nearby tissues. Read more»

Walkathon in Southern California Raises Awareness for Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy
The Facial Paralysis & Bell’s Palsy Foundation held a special support group meeting and walkathon in Southern California last weekend to raise awareness for the disease. Read more»

Medical Textbook “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty” Is #1 Best Seller at Aafrps Meeting
The first edition of the medical textbook “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty” by Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and other leading experts was the #1 best selling book at the recent American Academy of Facial Plastic and Read more»

Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Becoming Increasingly Popular Among Men
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of Beverly Hills has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of male patients seeking cosmetic surgery. Read more»

New Study Suggests Men Should Receive A Colonoscopy At An Earlier Age Than Women
La Peer Health Systems supports early colonoscopy procedures for males, specifically those with a family history of colon cancer. Read more»

Balloon Sinuplasty Offers Immediate Relief For Those With Chronic Sinusltis
Leading earn, nose and throat specialist Dr. Babak Larian of Beverly Hills says many patients with chronic sinusitis experience great success from balloon sinuplasty, a technologically advanced procedure. Read more»

SCULPThera: Combing Sculptra and Ultherapy Enhances Non-Surgical Facelift Results
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh introduces SCULPThera, an innovative non-invasive facelift procedure. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Receives Top Doctor Ranking From U.S. News
The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Babak Azizzadeh was nominated by his peers and received U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor ranking. Read more»

Five La Peer Health Systems Surgeons Named U.S. World and News Report Top Doctors
Five of the La Peer Health Systems surgeons were recognized as Top Doctors in the annual U.S. World and News Report physicians ranking. Read more»

Vectra 3-D Modeling System Brings New Dimensions to Facial Reconstruction Surgery Consultations
Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, uses innovative 3-D modeling technology at his Beverly Hills practice so patients can have more input during facial reconstruction surgery consultations. Read more»

Beverly Hills Head & Neck Surgeon, Dr. Larian, Recognized by U.S. News as Top Doctor
Dr. Babak Larian’s expertise in head and neck surgery earn him recognition from the U.S. News and World Report in the prestigions Top Doctors ranking. Read more»

New Study Reports Decrease In Throat Cancer Deaths in the United States
Dr. Babak Larian, an ear, nose and throat surgeon in Beverly Hills, finds new throat cancer study a useful resource for educating patients who are susceptible Read more»

Excessive Singing and Performances Put Artists at Risk of Damaging Vocal Cords
Dr. Babak Larian, an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck surgeon in Los Angeles, treats many patients who suffer from throat problems as a result of excessive abuse and stress to the vocal cords from singing. Read more»

New Study Finds Community-Based Screening May Increase Awareness for Head and Neck Cancers Caused by Smoking
Los Angeles ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Babak Larian, finds results of new smoking prevention study to be promising. Read more»

Dr. Leo Treyzon is the Only Gastroenterologist in Los Angeles to Become a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
La Peer Health Systems announces Dr. Leo Treyzon is the first gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Read more»

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Says New Blunt-Tip Cannula Improves Non-Surgical Eyelifts
Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, says new blunt-tip cannulas have changed the way he performs non-surgical eyelifts. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Practice Experiencing an Increase in Ethnic Rhinoplasty Patients
Expert Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, place great importance on providing patients with rhinoplasty results that preserve their Read more»

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Removal Becomes a Simple Outpatient Procedure
Minimally invasive thyroglossal duct cyst removal procedures with expert head and neck surgeon, Dr. Babak Larian, afford patients with minimal discomfort and significantly smaller surgical scars. Read more»

Medical Algorithm Significantly Improves Patient Care
La Peer Health Systems surgeon, Dr. Mani Zadeh, utilizes a medical algorithm to find the best combination of techniques to achieve the best results possible. Read more»

Plastic Surgeon Reveals The Top Celebrity Pre-Oscars Cosmetic Procedures
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, divulges the top cosmetic procedures celebrities seek out before the Oscars. Read more»

Is Adele Really Ready to Perform at the Grammys?
It has been just under 4 months since Adele underwent vocal cord surgery and Adele is performing on one of the biggest stages of her life. Dr. Larian weighs in on if Adele is coming back to early or if she will be able to sing like she always has. Read more»

Dr. Babak Larian Recognized as One of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by Patient’s Choice
Beverly Hills otolaryngologist, Dr. Babak Larian, has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors for his dedication to medicine and his patients’ well-being. Read more»

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh featured in NewBeauty Magazine
Beverly Hills Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of NewBeauty magazine, which is due on newsstands in Read more»

Chin Implants Are the Quickest Growing Plastic Surgery Trend
In accordance with a new report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of patients seeking chin implants at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills has significantly increased. Read more»

Facial Reanimation Specialist, Jackie Diels, Spends a Week at the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills
Jackie Diels, a renowned facial muscle retraining therapist, visits the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills to provide further insight into facial paralysis Read more»

New Lower Lid Surgery Procedure Developed By Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Guy Massry
La Peer Health System announces a new procedure in cosmetic lower lid surgery called the “Lift & Fill Lower Blepharoplasty,” innovated and developed by Guy Massry, MD. Read more»

The CENTER For Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Is Now Offering CoolSculpting®
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, recently purchased the CoolSculpting device and is now offering non-invasive body contouring. Read more»

La Peer Doctor Raise
s Money For A Hospital In Cambodia

La Peer Health Systems doctor, Calvin Johnson, MD, is saving Cambodian lives by playing basketball. Read more»

La Peer Doctor Raises Money For A Hospital In Cambodia
La Peer Health Systems doctor, Calvin Johnson, MD, is saving Cambodian lives by playing basketball. Read more»

Beastie Boys Co-Founder, MCA, Died From Salivary Gland Tumor
Beverly Hills head and neck cancer specialst, Dr. Babak Larian, explains salivary gland tumor treatments and risks. Read more»

Beastie Boys Co-Founder, MCA, Died From Salivary Gland Tumor
Beverly Hills head and neck cancer specialst, Dr. Babak Larian, explains salivary gland tumor treatments and risks. Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Millstein, To Raise Funds For Hope Worldwide
Eric Millstein, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, will play 12 hours of basketball to raise money for a hospital in Cambodia. Read more»

Beverly Hills ENT Dr. Babak Larian Directs Medical Mission in Joyabaj, Guatemala
Dr. Babak Larian, a Beverly Hills ear, nose and throat specialist, was the director of a Helps International medical mission in Guatemala. Read more»

CoolSculpting® Gains FDA Clearance For Treatment Of The Abdomen Area
With the new FDA clearance, the CENTER for Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills will begin offering CoolSculpting abdomen treatments. Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Surgeon Is At Forefront of Breakthrough Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Procedure
Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Meier, is one of a few surgeons to offer Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) for cartilage restoration. Read more»

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh Recognized as a “Top Doctor”
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, recognized as a top doctor by Read more»

Dr. Larian New Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai
Babak Larian, MD, appointed new Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Read more»

Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Has Thyroid Cancer
Beverly Hills thyroid cancer specialist, Dr. Babak Larian, talks risks and treatments. Read more»

New Study Reports Prednisolone Significantly Reduces Lasting Effects of Bell’s Palsy
Facial paralysis expert, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, discusses the importance of new Bell’s palsy Read more»

Beverly Hills ENT, Dr. Babak Larian, Featured on Health Radio
Head and neck cancer sepcialist, Dr. Babak Larian, discusses the death of Beastie Boy co-founder MCA and salivary gland tumors Read more»

Should Males Over 75 be Screened for Prostate Cancer?
La Peer Health Systems urologist, Dr. Premal J Desai, comments on the medical benefits and risks that may occur in PSA screening for men 75 years of age Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon and Head & Neck Surgeon Debut Medical Practice
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and Dr. Babak Larian debut their new practice, the CENTER Beverly Hills. Read more»

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to undergo kidney surgery
Renowned and highly sought after urologist Kia Michel, M.D., talks risks and treatments Read more»

Justin Bieber Suffers Partial Facial Paralysis
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and facial paralysis expert, talks risks and recovery Read more»

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to undergo kidney surgery
Renowned and highly sought after urologist Kia Michel, M.D., talks risks and treatments Read more»

Justin Bieber Suffers Partial Facial Paralysis
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and facial paralysis expert, talks risks and recovery Read more»

Obesity linked to more advanced and aggressive thyroid cancer
Beverly Hills thyroid cancer specialist, Dr. Babak Larian, shares his expert opinion Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Liza Capiendo, Recognized As “Top Doctor”
Beverly Hills colorectal surgeon, Dr. Liza Capiendo, recognized as a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine. Read more»

New Guidelines Recommend Avoiding Antibiotics As Treatment For Sinus Infections
Dr. Babak Larian, Beverly Hills sinus expert, discusses the use of antibiotics for the treatment of sinus infections. Read more»

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Was A Guest Speaker At UC Irvine Rhinoplasty Course
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert, featured as a guest speaker at the Second UC Irvine Rhinoplasty Course. Read more»

Number of Males Seeking Plastic Surgery Continuing to Increase
Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlo Honrado, discusses growing trends among males seeking cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Read more»

Green Bay Packers’ Wynn Suffering From Bell’s Palsy
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy expert, shares his
opinion. Read more»

New Molecular Test Panel to Enhance Reliability of Thyroid Biopsy Testing
Dr. Babak Larian, thyroid expert, discusses thyroid biopsy testing Read more»

Steven W. Meier, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”
Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon, Steven W. Meier, M.D., has been recognized as a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine. Read more»

Andrew Weiss, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”
Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon, Andrew Weiss, M.D., has been recognized as a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine. Read more»

Eiman Firoozmand, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”
Beverly Hills colorectal surgeon, Eiman Firoozmand, M.D., has been recognized as a top doctor by Super Doctors Magazine. Read more»

La Peer Doctors Hold Wellness Program at Beverly Hills Record Label
Beverly Hills Doctors Babak Larian, M.D. and Siamak Tabib, M.D. Share Knowledge about Allergies, Sinuses and Colon Cancer Prevention with Employees of Concord Music Group. Read more»

Increased Interest in Asian Rhinoplasty
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert, discusses the findings reported by the Vancouver Sun Read more»

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh Featured Guest Speaker at JSEI Course
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, facelift and fat grafting expert, featured as a guest speaker at the JSEI Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Course. Read more»

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh & Mary Jo Buttafuoco featured on NBC
Dr. Azizzadeh, a facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy expert, was featured on NBC along with author and motivational speaker Mary Jo Buttafuoco Read more»

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for People 50+
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, discusses the list of procedures published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read more»

Study Finds Colonscopy Still Beneficial for Elderly Patients. Read more»

Steven W. Meier, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”. Read more»

Number of Males Seeking Plastic Surgery Continuing to Increase. Read more»

LA Surgery Center Notes an Increase in Nasal Infections after Nose Jobs with. Read more»

La Peer Doctors Hold Wellness Program at Beverly Hills Record Label. Read more»

Eiman Firoozmand, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”. Read more»

Bevery Hills Plastic Surgeon Presents the 45-Minute Eyelift. Read more»

Andrew Weiss, M.D. Recognized as a “Top Doctor”. Read more»

Should Males Over 75 be Screened for Prostate Cancer?
La Peer Health Systems urologist, Dr. Premal J Desai, comments on the medical benefits and risks that may occur in PSA screening for men 75 years of age and older. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 31, 2012. Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Surgeon Is At Forefront of Breakthrough Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Procedure
Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Meier, is one of a few surgeons to offer Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) for cartilage restoration. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 15, 2012. Read more»

Dr. Larian New Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai
Babak Larian, MD, appointed new Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012. Read more»

New Study Reports Prednisolone Significantly Reduces Lasting Effects of Bell’s Palsy
Facial paralysis expert, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, discusses the importance of new Bell’s palsy treatment findings. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2012. Read more»

La Peer Health Systems Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Millstein, To Raise Funds For Hope Worldwide
Eric Millstein, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, will play 12 hours of basketball to raise money for a hospital in Cambodia. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

La Peer Doctor Raises Money For A Hospital In Cambodia
La Peer Health Systems doctor, Calvin Johnson, MD, is saving Cambodian lives by playing basketball. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Dr. Leo Treyzon is the Only Gastroenterologist in Los Angeles to Become a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
La Peer Health Systems announces Dr. Leo Treyzon is the first gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (OBOM). Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to undergo kidney surgery
Renowned and highly sought after urologist Kia Michel, M.D., talks risks and treatments. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 07, 2012. Read more»

New Lower Lid Surgery Procedure Developed By Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr. Guy Massry.
La Peer Health Systems announces a new procedure in cosmetic lower lid surgery called the “Lift & Fill Lower Blepharoplasty,” innovated and developed by Guy Massry, MD. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Chin Implants Are The Quickest Growing Plastic Surgery Trend

In accordance with a new report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of patients seeking chin implants at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills has significantly increased. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Medical Algorithm Significantly Improves Patient Care
La Peer Health Systems surgeon, Dr. Mani Zadeh, utilizes a medical algorithm to find the best combination of techniques to achieve the best results possible. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Five La Peer Health Systems Surgeons Named U.S. World and News Report Top Doctors
Five of the La Peer Health Systems surgeons were recognized as Top Doctors in the annual U.S. World and News Report physician ranking. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

New Study Suggests Men Should Receive A Colonoscopy At An Earlier Age Than Women
La Peer Health Systems supports early colonoscopy procedures for males, especially those with a family history of colon cancer. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Should Women Reconsider Wearing High Heels Frequently?
The Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems agrees with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons that the prolonged wearing of high heels or poorly fitting shoes contribute to severe bunions and other foot problems. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Colonic Treatments Are Not As Effective As Many Are Lead To Believe
Doctors at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles do not recommend colonic treatments, despite a recent increase in popularity. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

Plastic Surgeon Super Group Formed in Los Angeles Announces La Peer Surgery Center
A new plastic surgery department at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills, CA is comprised of some of the most renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the United States and have united to form a “dream team” of facial plastic surgeons. Read the entire press release on PRWeb.com.

 

Diabetes and the Eyes

Diabetes is a disease that affects many parts of the body, including the eyes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults. Those who are diabetic need to see an ophthalmologist if experiencing any changes in vision. Three major eye conditions that diabetics face are:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Cataracts are a condition where the lens in the eye becomes damaged and cloudy. When normal blood sugar levels are not maintained, the lens of the eye actually swells causing blurry or cloudy vision. If this condition is not controlled, the lens will have to be surgically replaced to regain eyesight.

Glaucoma is a condition where the eye’s internal drainage system is not functioning properly leading to an increase in pressure in the eye that can cause loss of vision. Many people don’t actually have symptoms with this condition until they have reached the advanced stages of the disease. Therefore, it is necessary to have regular screenings with an ophthalmologist.

The final condition is a very serious condition called diabetic retinopathy. This condition is brought on by damage to the retinal blood vessels from unregulated blood sugar. There are two different types of retinopathy found in diabetics:

  • Non-proliferative retinopathy: This is when there is some damage to the blood vessels from high blood sugar levels. Some patients with this form of retinopathy may not have symptoms.
  • Proliferative retinopathy: The condition where new blood vessels form on the retina. This indicates that there is a lack of oxygen to the eye and abnormal new blood vessels form to compensate. Unfortunately, these new blood vessels are not helpful and development of them can cause severe vision loss.

It is very important to see an ophthalmologist if you have diabetes. These three conditions can lead to serious complications and vision loss. The good news is that these conditions can be prevented or controlled with medication and surgery. Early detection gives the best chance of maintaining vision.

La Peer Health Systems has a fantastic team of ophthalmologists with experience treating conditions related to diabetes. Please contact us at 855-360-9119 to set up an appointment.

“Lift and Fill Lower Blepharoplasty” – A new innovation in cosmetic lower lid surgery by Dr. Guy Massry, MD, Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon.

 

The “Lift and Fill Lower Blepharoplasty” – A new innovation in cosmetic lower lid surgery now in press by Dr. Guy Massry, MD, Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon.

Cosmetic lower lid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) is a constantly evolving procedure aimed at attaining the most natural, youthful and aesthetically pleasing results. To accomplish this, lower lid “bags” must be removed, excess skin excised, and hollows or depressions around the eyes filled. Many procedures have been described to attain any one of these goals, but few procedures address all these deficits in one setting.

Dr. Guy Massry MD, Beverly Hills ophthalmic plastic surgeon, with his associate Morris Hartstein, MD, recently reported their results on the “Lift and Fill Lower Blepharoplasty at the 2011 fall meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic andReconstructive surgery in Orlando Florida. The data was then submitted for publication in the peer reviewed scientific journal (Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – OPRS) of the same society. The manuscript has been peer reviewed, accepted for publication, and is currently in press, to be released within the calendar year.

The technique combines the time honored procedures of lower lid muscle tightening (orbicularis suspension) with lower lid fat translocation (from areas of prominence to areas of depression), also called fat repositioning, to reduce fat prominence and fill depressions. The combined procedures have not been studied together and published before.

Why is this important? We now know that fat is precious in the face and especially in the eyelids. The goal is not to remove fat, but to preserve it and move it to areas of fat loss (depressions). The “Lift and Fill Lower Blepharoplasty” not only preserves fat, while filling hollows, it also tightens, supports and improves the natural contour of the lower lid.

This recent innovation is born out of a continuing effort by DrMassry to improve the field of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Massry is also active making comprehensive information available to anyone considering ophthalmic plastic surgery through his website and social network pages. Please visit www.drmassry.com.

For Kidney Conditions, When Should You See an Urologist or Nephrologist?

A common question from patients is when do you see an urologist or a nephrologist for kidney problems? This can be somewhat confusing as both doctors treat conditions of the kidneys.

The Answer: It depends on what condition is present.

Urologists treat conditions of the urinary tract, which includes the urethra, bladder and kidneys. However, urologists only treat particular conditions of the kidneys. They can perform surgery, remove cancerous cells, and eliminate kidney stones. However, the internal medicine subspecialty, Nephrology, treats kidney function disorders.

Nephrologists are trained to treat conditions that affect the function of the kidneys. There are many conditions that can affect the kidneys including hypertension, fluid retention, electrolyte imbalance, and lupus or other autoimmune diseases.

The doctors at Comprehensive Urology treat kidney conditions including kidney stones, blockages, kidney cancer, and kidney infections. If you are suffering from any of these kidney conditions, call (310) 278-8330 today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert urologists.