Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
San Francisco native Dr. Bill Metaxas leads the medical staff at The Foot and Ankle Institute of San Francisco in treating patients with podiatric services that range from simple to complex. Prior to moving to a dramatic surgical service, Dr. Metaxas and his staff exhaust all possible conservative treatments, ensuring that surgeries are performed only when physical therapies, medication, and toe hypnotism won't solve the problem. Regardless of the intensity of the procedures, the team remains focused on communication, making sure that the technology involved, recovery time needed, and post-treatment therapies are clearly understood by all involved.
Dr. Gary Toig became a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in 1984, six years after graduating from the University of PIttsburgh's School of Medicine. Today, his passion for fostering women's health remains. At his practice, he works side by side with Dr. Ali Parsa, who unites fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery techniques such as laparascopy with a compassionate attitude towards his clients. Together, the doctors and their staff schedule an array of services, including menopause and fertility treatments. Their obstetric care supports expecting mothers with low- and high-risk pregnancies from start to finish, when the baby is given a regal name like Barth.
Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center?s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient?s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue?s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.
Most cosmetic surgeons know a lot about the face. But as a dentist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Rabinovich knows how the mouth plays a big role in determining ideal facial aesthetics. Rather than only focusing on lifting the skin, reshaping the nose, or combining two eyes into one, Dr. Rabinovich considers the role teeth and jaws play in the overall harmony of the face. No matter what facial-sculpting procedure he performs, Dr. Rabinovich mostly uses local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia to help prevent complications.
Before any treatment, patients can take advantage of thorough consultations at the homey treatment center with brick walls, hardwood floors, and a large flat-panel television. Dr. Rabinovich occasionally leaves the comfort of these confines to participate in medical missions abroad that provide children in need with free reconstructive surgery.
Certified members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the husband-and-wife team of James D. and Lynn C. Swearingen have been tapping into patients' subconscious since 2006. The duo delves into clients’ minds to discover causes of anxiety, low self-esteem, and emotional trauma before taking steps toward behavioral change. Their treatments also help guests quit smoking, navigate 12-step counseling, or overcome their fear of taking tests while submerged in a shark tank. During each personalized appointment, the Swearingens train patients in self-hypnosis, which requires a minimum of four 50- to 90-minute sessions to master.