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Fathers usually teach their sons how to shave, but they don’t often cover how to splice veins and arteries together. Dr. Greg Buncke, however, learned just that from his father, Dr. Harry Buncke. The two worked the operating table together for more than 20 years, and Greg couldn't have had a better teacher; his father pioneered the concept of microsurgery, which enabled doctors to reattach limbs, replace fingers with toes, and replenish muscles in one part of the body with those from another. The younger Dr. Buncke learned much from the man who the San Francisco Chronicle called the "father of microsurgery.” That experience—along with his own studies at Georgetown, a residency at Stanford, and service as a member of several medical societies—informs his work today as a surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco.

Dr. Buncke co-directs the Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco alongside Dr. John Owsley, who has more than 40 years of experience in the field. Four other board-certified doctors fill out the rest of the clinic’s staff. The six doctors can claim specialties in different fields—including cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery—so the list of available treatments is extensive. On the surgical end, they perform face-lifts, chin and cheek implants, nose jobs, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and scar revision. They also oversee less-invasive procedures, as when an in-house aesthetician exfoliates skin with microdermabrasion and peels and plumps wrinkles with injectable fillers. Unlike people with crank-operated cell phones, the doctors have no problems sharing information; all procedures take place only after clients fully understand the process they will undergo.

45 Castro St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Srinika Narayan, MS, LAc has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for more than a decade. Over the years, she has supplemented her knowledge of herbs and acupuncture by seeking out leaders in the fields of nutrition response testing and biomagnetism and studying under them. She's been able to incorporate these modern therapies with the centuries-old tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, yielding innovative holistic treatments that address her patients' varied conditions. Her unique approach allows her to treat everything from digestive and hormonal issues to skin problems and ice-cream headaches.

4200 18th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Doctor of Chiropractic Corey Crochiere?s job isn?t over when his patients find relief from aches. He believes in a functional approach to medicine, so he works to discover the underlying causes of his patients' pain in order to prevent any future issues, rather than just treating symptoms. To achieve this, he studies patients' comprehensive medical history and evaluates their lifestyle, physicality, and environmental factors to guide them toward better nutritional habits.

4200 18th
San Fransisco,
CA
US

In addition to removing tattoos, Professional Medical Corp's experienced doctors harness the photon-borne powers of the PinPointe FootLaser to painlessly and effectively whisk fungi from patients' nails. Additionally, the team helps clients safely and effectively manage foot pain through MLS laser therapy. Such therapies can treat pain associated with plantar faciitis, neuromas, arthritis, joint pain, sore muscles, post surgical swelling, and more. When used, MLS laser improves vascular activity, improves nerve function, boosts metabolic activity, and promotes faster healing.

2299 Post Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Dr. Edward Rubinstein and the staff of West Coast Foot Laser understand the embarrassment and discomfort caused by nails infected with onychomycosis. Besides limiting the desire to wear open-toe galoshes, the nail fungus can cause painful health issues if left untreated. The center combats these infections with powerful beams, which typically require a single session to eliminate the problem at the source and allow healthy nails to gradually appear.

2211 Post St.
San Francisco,
California
US

In her 12 years of private practice, Magdalena Blasko D.P.M. has made sure to keep her patients comfortable and well informed as she treats their podiatric problems. Her training has equipped her to handle the most aggressive nail fungus, calluses, arthritis, and athlete's foot. Dr. Blasko makes all her patients feel welcome, communicating in a multitude of languages and draping her office in magenta and violet tones.

2300 Sutter St, Ste 303
San Francisco,
CA
US