"I always strive for perfection in all my endeavors..."
I bring this quality to my patients and in the results they should expect from my work. I understand how a small imperfection in appearance can hold one back when interacting with others. Life is too short to just sit back and accept the misfortunes of nature, whether it is a child who was born with a cleft lip or without an ear or an individual with a displeasing nose or breasts. My goal is to address these problems and to assist in reshaping one's future.
My credentials attest to my commitment to the field of medicine, especially in Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery. I was accepted to medical school directly from high school, only one of 45 students in the country with such distinction. I completed a special program for gifted students at BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and graduated with honors from medical school. I then moved to Springfield, Illinois where I completed an integrated training program in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There was a great advantage to this program: instead of the usual two years of Plastic Surgery training that is traditionally accepted in this country, the participants in my program completed an extra year of training in the art of cosmetic surgery and difficult reconstructive problems in Breast cancer surgery as well as Burn surgery. This extra year of dedicated training was invaluable to my technical development in this artistic field of surgery. One of the greatest advantages is the fact that I trained in an era when the latest techniques of Endoscopic surgery with minor incisions and scarring were incorporated in my training. I also trained in the latest techniques of Laser resurfacing. Some of my older colleagues in the community did not have this advantage in their training since most of these advances in Cosmetic surgery are recent developments, which were perfected in my era of training and were non-existent in theirs. I am extremely adept in Endoscopic brow-lift and Endoscopic face-lift as well as the use of the multitude of latest lasers including the CO2 laser.
I moved back to California and completed an extra year of training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. This type of surgery is extremely delicate and involves detailed work on the fine structures of the hand and arm such as nerves and tendons using a surgical microscope. I am adept in microsurgical techniques that are necessary in difficult Reconstructive cases.
I have a very gratifying practice. I love going to work every day and making a difference in someone's life. I will provide you with the highest quality of care in my field of expertise. Above all, I will treat you with compassion and respect.
This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.
- Plastic Surgery
- Hand Surgery