Dr. Shervin Alborzian helms the Eye Center of La Jolla, where laser-powered iLASIK surgery updates the original LASIK procedure to sharpen vision for 99% of patients. A pre-operation consultation ensures a patient’s candidacy for the procedure, with the typical iLASIK candidate donning glasses or contacts to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or seeing friends as hamburgers during periods of intense hunger. Dr. Alborzian then performs the surgery using only lasers, which boosts procedural safety. Boasting a 3-D mapping system, the now-bladeless surgery customizes itself to the layout and secret passageways ensconced in each pair of eyes. Afterwards, as research charts, 99% of patients achieve their intended level of correction. This Groupon also includes post-op visits one day, one week, six weeks, and six months after the surgery, and, if patients own a time machine, six hours before.
After earning his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree from California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and board certification in foot surgery, Dr. Kamran Jamshidinia and his associates opened a clinic to treat the foot faults that plague the body’s hardest-working part.
Dr. Jamshidiniais is joined by Dr. Alfandari, a podiatric physician, who specializes in all aspects of the foot and ankle, including aesthetic foot surgery, hammertoe repair, and bunion correction. Advanced training and comprehensive knowledge gives Dr. Alfandari the ability to modify his surgical techniques, so his patients may experience shorter recovery times while achieving desired results.
Located in the heart of Century City in Beverly Hills, the facility recently underwent a state-of-the-art renovation and received a new cadre of up-to-date technology and equipment. They address issues such as toenail fungus, ingrown toenails, and flatfoot-related ailments, or delve deeper, using advanced imaging such as MRIs, CT Scans, 3D imaging, and police-sketch artists to diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems and injuries, hammertoe repair, and bunion correction.
The clinic also treats patients in who require foot and ankle sports medicine, joint replacement, custom foot orthotic arch supports, and cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments of diabetic foot ulcers.
For the past 40 years, Dr. Edward Lazo has dedicated himself to the foot. A member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the doctor of podiatry helms his own private practice, where he and his multilingual staff, fluent in English, Spanish, Armenian, and Russian, tend to patients of all ages. After consulting with clients, the doc maps out the best plan for treatment, from simple removal of ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses to surgeries to correct foot and ankle disorders. Perhaps his most popular treatment, however, is laser toe-fungus removal. A common problem caused by injuries, unsanitary nail salons, or barefoot romps through a mushroom patch, toenail fungus has previously been treated, often ineffectively, with oral and topical medications. Dr. Lazo, however, calls upon more advanced technology—the FDA-approved GenesisPlus system, which uses laser light to target, heat, and destroy fungus buried beneath the toenail, usually in just one 20- to 40-minute session.
Though the staff of MaxHealth LA is happy to treat symptoms of pain, they want to use those symptoms as clues to track down the source of discomfort. Like owner Dr. Robert Pomahac, a former hockey player turned chiropractic doctor, many of the staff members left other careers—think CFL player, competitive swimmer, and corporate employee—to follow their passion in pain management. This firsthand experience with everyday aches in their own lives guides them as they treat patients in a 5,000-square-foot facility, whose menu boasts a blend of eastern, western, and intergalactic therapies. Beyond a cluster of private treatment rooms where patients receive massages, acupuncture, or spinal adjustments, a fitness center sprawls throughout half of the clinic's space to let newly limber bodies stay healthy with personal training and nutritional counseling.
In the past, toenail fungus was tricky to treat; patients were limited to oral medication, with its risk of side effects, or invasive surgery. Luckily, the team at Laser Toenail Clinic can harness the advanced infection-zapping technology of the FDA-cleared Cutera GenesisPlus laser. Powerful beams reduce or eliminate fungus in 20-minute treatments with little to no pain. Healthy nails soon begin to grow out and often appear fully clear within 9–12 months. Rather than relying on technicians or out-of-work super villains to wield the lasers, the clinic's owner and board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Lee, performs each and every treatment.
Dr. Makabis Yousefpour of Omega Podiatry specializes in getting patients back on their feet with minimally invasive surgeries and noninvasive laser treatments. He addresses sprains, bunions, and ankle manacles with knowledge gleaned from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He also helps sufferers of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, and flat feet.