Masaki Oishi, MD, PHD

May 30, 2018 by  
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Masaki Oishi, MD, PhD
Kraus Back & Neck Institute, Neurosurgery, PA

kraus_oishi_2016The Kraus Back and Neck Institute (KBNI) is honored to be featured in the Top Doctor Issue of H Texas for the 10th consecutive year. Dr. Gary Kraus and Dr. Masaki Oishi, both top-rated neurosurgeons, strive to provide the highest-quality service to patients, in a compassionate and caring environment. Physicians at the KBNI have learned, after having treated more than 30,000 patients, that the best way to meet the needs and expectations of the patient is through excellent communication. “No two patients have the same problem or desires,” says Dr. Oishi. “It is our role, as neurosurgeons, to diagnose what is causing a patient’s difficulties, explain it to them, and together with the patient, formulate a treatment plan which will best meet their expectations.”

Physicians at the KBNI have treated patients with neck pain, back pain, and spine and brain disorders, and continue to focus on the most important issue—the needs and goals of the patient. The result has been years of highly satisfied patients.

“Frequently, surgery is not necessary to help patients suffering with pain,” says Dr. Kraus. “Patients often achieve excellent results with nonsurgical treatments such as chiropractic treatments and physical therapy…at times, epidural steroid injections, sacro-iliac joint injections and facet blocks may also be very beneficial.” Dr. Oishi adds: “The advantage of being evaluated by a highly experienced team is that patients can be shown and educated about their problem, which helps them to make the best decision, be it surgical intervention or conservative care, to heal their pain and restore their quality of life.” It is this conservative approach, of avoiding surgery when possible, but using the most current and advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques when necessary, that has gained the confidence of many satisfied patients to refer their trusted family and friends for care.

“Many patients come to see us because they have low-back or neck pain, leg or arm pain, and weakness,” adds Dr. Kraus. “They may have been in an accident, and suffered trauma to their spine. Many patients are scared, depressed and fearful. Pain has taken over their lives, their families and their jobs.” Adds Dr. Oishi: “A big fear of patients is that they may require a large operation. Many are relieved to know that there are often numerous treatment options available to improve their pain without an operation.”

Many patients treated at the KBNI have experienced significant improvements in their pain, and many have “gotten their lives back.” Patients have said, “I wish I had gotten treatment a long time ago. For the first time in years, I have no pain.” The goal at the KBNI is to restore patients’ function, and get people back to their lives with their families and their jobs. This provides the ultimate satisfaction to the doctors and staff at the KBNI.

“Most patients don’t need to see the inside of an operating room,” Dr. Kraus points out. “So don’t live in fear and pain,” advises Dr. Oishi.

Dr. Oishi was born and raised in the United States, and was awarded the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award in 1989. He is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He was awarded the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Wilder Penfield Clinical Investigation Fellowship in spine surgery in 2002, and is one of the very few fellowship-trained spine surgeons in the state of Texas. Dr. Oishi has been in practice for 16 years, and also holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the prestigious Rockefeller University in New York City. He has been nominated to the AANS/CNS Joint Guidelines Committee.

Publications include chapters in the textbook Spine: State of the Art Reviews (STARs), as well as multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals such as Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and the EMBO Journal.

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Education: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, MD; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, Residency in Neurosurgery; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Fellowship Spine Surgery

Gary E. Kraus, MD, FAANS
Masaki Oishi, MD, PhD
Kraus Back & Neck Institute
Neurosurgery, PA

(281) 44-NEURO (446-3876)
www.spinehealth.com
www.spinesurgery.com

West Houston Medical Center
12121 Richmond Ave., Ste. 324
Houston, TX 77082
(281) 870-9292

Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Building III
915 Gessner, Ste. 360
Houston, TX 77024
(281) 44-NEURO

The Woodlands Office
3101 College Park Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77384
(281) 44-NEURO

Humble Office
1485 FM 1960 Bypass E., Ste. 340
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 44-NEURO

Katy Office
1331 West Grand Parkway N., Ste. 320
Katy, TX 77082
(281) 44-NEURO

West University/Galleria
3391 Westpark
Houston, TX 77005
(281) 44-NEURO

Terry K. Scarborough, MD

Terry K. Scarborough, MD
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants

scarborough_yuWhen looking for the top physicians in the field of weight-loss surgery, Drs. Terry Scarborough and Sherman Yu bring excellence and expertise. They are both board-certified general surgeons with fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.

Drs. Yu and Scarborough offer the entire spectrum of weight-loss procedures. They have been recognized as Houston’s top doctors for weight-loss surgery. Drs. Yu and Scarborough’s top priorities are safety, satisfaction and excellence in patient outcomes. And, First Surgical Hospital is TLC’s leading choice in a surgical care facility, where patients will find outstanding services in the most comfortable of settings.

In addition to patient care, both doctors are champions for local charities, Kids Meals and Cycle Kids. Kids Meals goal is to end childhood hunger, and Cycle Kids aims to strengthen healthy lifestyle habits.

At TLC Surgery, we have an entire practice dedicated to helping patients succeed with your weight-loss goals via surgical and non-surgical techniques. What sets TLC Surgery apart from other practices is their dedication to helping patients live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants offer: Medically Supervised Weight-loss Program • Single Incision Surgery • Gastric Balloon • Weight-loss Surgery Revision • Adjustable Gastric Band • Anti-Reflux Procedures • Gastric Sleeve • General Laparoscopic Surgery • Gastric Bypass • Duodenal Switch

TEXAS LAPAROSCOPIC CONSULTANTS
1200 Binz, Ste. 950
Houston, TX 77004
713-493-7700

www.tlcsurgery.com

Shitel Patel, MD

Shitel Patel, MD
Lift Plastic Surgery

Dr. Patel is a renowned plastic surgeon who is double-boarded in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery, with an additional fellowship from the prestigious University of Texas-Southwestern in Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. Patel has been published numerous times in PRS (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery for his cutting-edge research and methods starting from very early in his career. He has been invited to present at the top conferences for Plastic Surgery, including ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) and Texas Society for Plastic Surgery.

His unique ability to precisely execute a range of procedures, from Reconstructive to Cosmetic, Pediatric to Adult, while fostering a close, compassionate rapport with his patients makes him very fortunate to run two busy offices—in the heart of the Medical Center and Clear Lake. His reviews constantly tout his thorough explanations of procedures and technical methods that allow him to earn both his patients and their family’s trust. He uses state-of-the-art methods and an artistic hand to deliver results that are exceptional and account for the body aging gracefully, which leads to very happy clientele.

When a patient is diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. Patel is recognized by top Houston hospitals and doctors, including other Plastic Surgeons, to be able to take the patient through the entire process: from initial diagnosis to resection and reconstruction with a well-planned cosmetic result that creatively hides the scars. This includes implant-based reconstruction and the use of your own tissue (i.e., DIEP flaps), to create the most natural and beautiful result. Lift Plastic Surgery is the only practice in Houston and Clear Lake to offer one-stop total breast care.

Houston Location
7400 Fannin St., Ste. 1240
Houston, TX 77054
832-835-1131

Webster Location
210 Genesis Blvd., Ste. B
Webster, TX 77598
832-835-1131

liftplastics.com

Calvin Jung, MD

May 30, 2018 by  
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Calvin Jung, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

Body sculpting is the secret to looking and feeling your best, and at Premiere Surgical Arts that’s what they do best. Dr. Calvin Jung, who’s double board-certified in cosmetic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery, focuses mostly on liposuction and fat transfer using the latest advancements at his Houston-based practice. “Watching the transformation is amazing,” he says, “and for most patients, it’s life-changing.”

In addition to Dr. Jung’s covetable Brazilian butt lift, patients flock to the office to see Nurse Sabrina Balloun, known for her artistic touch when it comes to injectables (filler/botox/kybella).

A believer in quality over quantity, Dr. Jung helms a small staff who takes the time to get to know each person. “You get the five-star experience. You don’t feel like you have walked into a doctor’s office.”

Premiere Surgical Arts
2024 Richmond Ave.
Houston TX, 77098
832-930-7660 • premieresurgicalarts.com

Bo Allaire, MD

May 29, 2018 by  
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Bo Allaire, MD
Addiction Medicine

Contemporary Medicine Associates congratulates Bo Allaire, MD on being named a Houston Top Doc!

Dr. Allaire is the Chief Medical Officer of Contemporary Medicine Associates (CMA). He is board-certified in both family medicine and addiction medicine and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. CMA’s doctors, nurses and mental health professionals compassionately provide medical and mental health services to patients struggling with or in recovery from addiction or other psychiatric disorders. Dr. Allaire lives in Richmond, Texas with his wife Lauren, their two sons Ethan and Luke and their English bulldog Molly.

Contemporary Medicine Associates
6565 West Loop S., Ste. 525
Bellaire, TX 77401
713-661-7888 • cmamed.com

Jennifer Chen Hopkins, MD

Jennifer Chen Hopkins, MD
Sleep Disorders Specialist

Although research has consistently proven that sleep is crucial for good health, many of us don’t get the rest we need. At the Sleep Health Clinic of The Woodlands, Dr. Jennifer Hopkins utilizes the latest technologies in a caring, compassionate environment to treat and change the lives of people with sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, chronic insomnia, restless legs syndrome and more.

“The work we do to help our patients get a better night’s sleep can positively impact nearly every ailment they have, from abnormal heart rhythms to chronic pain to depression and anxiety,” says Dr. Hopkins, a fellowship-trained specialist with board certifications in Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. “Investing in sleep is an investment in your health.”

Sleep Health Clinic of The Woodlands, P.A.
8505 Technology Forest Pl., Ste. 1002
The Woodlands, TX 77381
281-719-5190 • sleephealthwoodlands.com

Nilesh Kotecha, MD, FACS, FAANS

Nilesh Kotecha, MD, FACS, FAANS
Least Invasive Neurospine Surgery

Dr. Nilesh N. Kotecha founded The Texas Institute for Spine Care to provide state-of-the-art care using the least-invasive, most cutting-edge technology, including lasers, for patients afflicted with neck and back pain. Dr. Kotecha is a neurosurgeon who graduated from Brown University and has completed two different fellowships: Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery and Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery.

Having been trained by top neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, his skills allow him to treat patients with the least invasive techniques possible and, in most cases, administering only minimal anesthesia allowing for same day surgery and discharge. These are procedures that most surgeons don’t regularly perform; few have attempted them at all.

Why do hundreds of satisfied patients recommend Dr. Kotecha to their families and friends? Because he offers a truly unique approach to modern spine care that is laser-focused on getting each patient back to enjoying life as soon as possible. His depth of knowledge and ability to perform any procedure in a way that allows his patients to get immediate relief and the best long-term results sets him apart from the rest.

Texas Institute for Spine Care
950 Threadneedle St., Ste. 295
Houston, TX 77079
844-600-1616 • Helaspine.com

Edward I. Lee, MD

Edward I. Lee, MD
Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lee is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon serving the greater Houston area. Dr. Lee is an experienced and highly-skilled surgeon, having completed numerous years of specialty training in the areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was recognized with an esteemed teaching award in 2016 from Baylor College of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery. He also earned a spot on “Super Doctor®” Rising Stars list and is one of “Houston’s Top Doctors” by H Texas magazine.

Dr. Lee is a world-renowned lecturer, presenter, and researcher in the plastic and reconstructive surgery field and performs plastic surgeries around the globe. As a respected member of the medical community, Dr. Lee pursued his personal dream, and opened his own private practice in the spring of 2016.

At Nuveau Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Lee and his staff strive to provide the highest quality services, while allowing the patients to feel comfortable, confident, and at-ease with their decisions. With a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical treatment options available, Dr. Lee and his staff are able to offer an individualized, custom treatment plan that is personalized to fit both the short-term and long-term goals and desires of each patient.

NUVEAU PLASTIC SURGERY
546 Waugh Dr.
Houston, TX 77019
713-526-1220 • nuveauplasticsurgery.com

Jacqueline Wegge, MD

Jacqueline Wegge, MD
Lift Plastic Surgery

Dr. Wegge is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in Craniofacial Surgery and total breast cancer care. She is board-certified in general surgery, completed her plastic surgery training at UT Houston, and then went on to finish a craniofacial fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Throughout her training, she was fortunate to learn from many great mentors and experts in the field before joining her colleague Dr. Patel at Lift Plastic Surgery in 2017 in a practice they are both extremely proud of. It is her goal to spend the time necessary to make every patient feel like they are safe, well-informed and an integral part of their own treatment plan.

The fact that she and Dr. Patel are fully trained in general and plastic surgery makes them a uniquely equipped team, able to offer total care for breast cancer patients from beginning to end. Dr. Wegge provides a wide array of plastic and reconstructive surgery services, with an emphasis on breast surgery, cosmetic surgery and pediatric plastic surgery. She wants every patient to enjoy their experience and feel as though they can be proud of their results. Her extensive training and artistic eye provides a unique skill set and perspective to help patients reach their ultimate goals.

Houston Location
7400 Fannin St., Ste. 1240
Houston, TX 77054
832-835-1131

Webster Location
210 Genesis Blvd., Ste. B
Webster, TX 77598
832-835-1131

liftplastics.com

Getting Down and Dirty

May 29, 2018 by  
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THE YARD – OK, my last get-rich-scheme didn’t work, but how was I to know that Trump would be such unifier? This time, it’s a sure-fire bonanza. I’m going to sell dirt. You laugh, so I will explain. The New York Times runs the Times Insider, which delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at the paper. The book editor explains how her staff reviews about 3 percent of the books they receive. Covering the White House is most interesting. Often the first-person articles are very funny or self-deprecating. Recently, the paper ran a story in that series about how their science writer, who focuses on climate change (yes, with 1,200 journalists they can specialize) went looking for a bag of dirt. Not very scientific, but important to him and his family.

You see, the reporter is John Schwartz. Both he and his wife, Jeanne, are from Texas, but they were living in New York City, unable to return home for the birth of their first child, and they wanted the baby to at least be born over Texas soil. Schwartz got friends back home to send him Texas soil from various parts of the state, including his home, Galveston. One friend also sent some soil — he said he chipped a piece off the Alamo, too, but Schwartz didn’t believe him. He wrote: “It might sound like a nutty idea, but it wasn’t a new one. I first heard of it during a study abroad program in Siena, Italy, in the 1970s. The Sienese have fierce loyalty to their neighborhoods, or contrade. Since there was, historically, only one hospital in one contrada, people from the others would bring some dirt from their own neighborhood into the delivery room for births.”

The expectant father checked with the delivering doctor about the idea. She said it was fine (she was Italian) so long as the dirt was in a sealed container and placed underneath the delivery table. Alas, after all the trouble, Swartz was stuck in traffic and missed the birth of daughter Elizabeth. End of story? Not quite. Schwartz explains: “Despite the frequent characterization of people who work at The New York Times as Northeastern elites, we come from all over the nation, and the world.” He wrote that some of the journalists want to pass that heritage on to their kids, which is how a humble bag of dirt became a newsroom resource.

Other Times’ Texans heard of the bag and one by one sought out the soil for the birth of their own Texpatriates. Once Schwartz had to race downtown to greet an impending father who stepped out of the delivery room to meet Schwartz in a hospital hallway. He tossed the bag. His fellow Times’ journalist snapped it out of the air and ran back to the delivery room just in time. Last October, the Times Metro reporter, Emma Fitzsimmons, borrowed the bag for the birth of her first child, Hudson. Her dad wrapped the bag in a little Texas flag and, the new mother later related, she “touched the flag to his cute little baby toes within a few hours of his birth so that he would ‘step foot on Texas soil before any other.’” The flag remains wrapped around the bag for more births.

Swartz got resolutions from the Texas State Senate that mentioned the dirt and declared Elizabeth “a child of the Lone Star State.” (The resolution did not, alas, declare her eligible for in-state tuition.) He kept the bag for the births of their second and third children. “They got resolutions, too. Resolutions are fairly easy to get when your father is a former member of the State Senate.” His father was State Sen. A.R. “Babe” Swartz, whom I covered along with the rest of the lawmakers back then. Babe was a liberal Democrat (everyone was a Dem at that time) whom I remember because he once got in a fist fight with another senator on the floor of the Senate.

This bag of dirt story has a particular resonance with me, because I, too, worked at The New York Times, for seven years, which was too long, I should have come home before then. I worked in the Times City Room writing hourly news for the paper’s radio station. Never made it to the big time, but it was fun, and maybe I should have stayed longer. Despite what some like hear about failing newspapers and declining circulation, the Times has more readers than ever, and more than half read it on-line. Today, all those Texans working at the paper, is a big change. Back when I worked there, I was the Token Texan, the Lone Star Loner. It was a delicate time, because the Southern civil rights campaign was in full strength, and New Yorkers, having a perfect civil rights record, simply didn’t like Texans or any other Southerners. Things got really testy for us Dallasites on Nov. 22, 1963. A friend of mine from Big D was visiting a NYC office when another man ran in and shouted: “Now you’ve done it! You’ve killed our president!” I was regarded with suspicion, but no one messed with me.

This bag of Texas dirt program is actually not new. It used to be that some state office, probably the Texas Land Office, would mail a bag of Texas dirt to any former and homesick Texpatriate at no charge. They may still do it, I don’t know, but this brings me to why I am digging up dirt from my yard. It’s part of my latest get-rich-scheme: selling Texas dirt, plus smog from the Houston Ship Channel, cow droppings from the Panhandle and hot air from the Legislature.

No, I didn’t do the dirt bit. We have three kids. Two were born in NYC and live in Houston. One was born in Houston and lives in NYC. Go figure.


Ashby is dirty at ashby2@comcast.net

Sherman C. Yu, MD

May 20, 2018 by  
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Sherman C. Yu, MD
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants

scarborough_yuWhen looking for the top physicians in the field of weight-loss surgery, Drs. Terry Scarborough and Sherman Yu bring excellence and expertise. They are both board-certified general surgeons with fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.

Drs. Yu and Scarborough offer the entire spectrum of weight-loss procedures. They have been recognized as Houston’s top doctors for weight-loss surgery. Drs. Yu and Scarborough’s top priorities are safety, satisfaction and excellence in patient outcomes. And, First Surgical Hospital is TLC’s leading choice in a surgical care facility, where patients will find outstanding services in the most comfortable of settings.

In addition to patient care, both doctors are champions for local charities, Kids Meals and Cycle Kids. Kids Meals goal is to end childhood hunger, and Cycle Kids aims to strengthen healthy lifestyle habits.

At TLC Surgery, we have an entire practice dedicated to helping patients succeed with your weight-loss goals via surgical and non-surgical techniques. What sets TLC Surgery apart from other practices is their dedication to helping patients live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Texas Laparoscopic Consultants offer: Medically Supervised Weight-loss Program • Single Incision Surgery • Gastric Balloon • Weight-loss Surgery Revision • Adjustable Gastric Band • Anti-Reflux Procedures • Gastric Sleeve • General Laparoscopic Surgery • Gastric Bypass • Duodenal Switch

TEXAS LAPAROSCOPIC CONSULTANTS
1200 Binz, Ste. 950
Houston, TX 77004
713-493-7700

www.tlcsurgery.com

Anthony Perri, MD

May 20, 2018 by  
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Anthony Perri, MD
Dermatology

One of Houston’s top dermatologists, Dr. Perri has been honored as a Top Doctor in H Texas magazine for the past seven years as well as a Rising Star (2012–2014) and Super Doctor (2015–2017) in Texas Monthly magazine. “Having a father that is a melanoma survivor has certainly influenced my commitment to the early detection of skin cancer” says Dr. Perri, a board-certified dermatologist also distinguished as “Best of the Woodlands Winner” (2014–2018) in the Woodlands Online. At Perri Dermatology, with two convenient locations in Conroe and The Woodlands, he and Dermatology Physician’s Assistant Melissa Shearer, PA-C, treat many different skin conditions and are committed to ensuring that patients do not have to wait months for an appointment.

9305 Pinecroft Dr., Ste. 305
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-943-2749

4015 I-45 (at League Line Rd.)
Conroe, TX 77304
936-522-4966

perridermatology.com

Camille George, MD

May 20, 2018 by  
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Camille J. George, MD
Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center

As a former NCAA Division 1A college athlete in both football and track, Dr. Camille J. George knows first-hand how important maintaining an active lifestyle is for his patients. Specializing in sports medicine and general orthopedics, Dr. George utilizes state-of-the-art arthroscopic, microscopic, and minimally invasive open procedures to prevent scarring and to maximize recovery time, allowing his patients to return to their usual activities within the shortest and safest length of time possible. Dr. George provides operative and non-operative treatments for both general orthopedic and sports medicine conditions to all age groups as well as in office physical therapy. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Having treated athletes of all ages from little league to professional sports for nearly 20 years, Dr. George has garnered a wealth of experience in the field of sports medicine. He has worked with the medical team of physicians for the Houston Energy, Houston Cyclones, Houston Rockets and the former Houston Oilers.

Conveniently located near The Galleria, Dr. George and his highly competent and considerate staff are within reach from every part of the city. In addition to providing patients with individualized attention and personalized care, Dr. George’s office staff is bilingual in Spanish and is always ready to assist patients with all of their orthopedic needs.

Education: Tulane University, BS; Tulane University School of Medicine, MD; Baylor College of Medicine, surgical internship, orthopedic residency, and sports medicine fellowship

CAMILLE GEORGE, MD
TEXAS ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER
4126 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 800
Houston, TX 77027
713-572-0030

www.sports-med.com

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery


From left: Dr. German Newall, MD, FACS, FICS; Dr. Kristi Hustak, MD; Dr. Paul Fortes, MD, FACS, FICsS; Dr. Christopher Patronella, MD, FACS, FICS; Dr. Rolando Morales, MD; Dr. Henry Mentz, MD, FACS, FICS

With its six plastic surgeons holding more than 200 awards collectively, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) is one of the nation’s most awarded plastic surgery groups. ACPS was named the Best Aesthetic Practice in Texas at the 2016 My Face My Body Awards in California based upon the evaluation of an elite international panel of judges.

Performing more than 6,000 face, breast and body cosmetic plastic surgery procedures a year—ACPS surgeons draw patients from around the globe because of their finesse in blending artistry with surgical precision, advanced technology and research in a caring environment.

In 2017, ACPS unveiled its new state-of-the-art private surgery center with 4 operating rooms and its elegant Spa & Rejuvenation Center, covering 11,000 square feet total. With its modern Italian décor, the spa is an oasis where guests can relax and renew while receiving one of numerous effective nonsurgical treatments for the face and body. In May 2018, the group opened another new 12,000 square foot office in the Galleria area. Every detail of these settings is designed to maximize patients’ comfort and safety and to fulfill ACPS’s commitment to providing you with a smooth, rewarding experience from start to finish.

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery
713-799-9999

www.mybeautifulbody.com

Memorial/Town & Country
12727 Kimberley Ln., Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77024
713-799-9999

Galleria/River Oaks
4400 Post Oak Parkway, Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77027
713-799-9999

Asif Chaudhry, MD

May 20, 2018 by  
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Asif Chaudhry, MD
Houston Pain and Spine

asifchaudry“Being in the medical field for the past 10 years, I understand that some doctors are better at certain practices than others. This is why I decided to see Dr. Asif Chaudhry for my back condition. After my consultation and procedure, I am back to my old self again. His reputation is second to none and now I understand why.”C. Dagenais, a patient of Houston Pain and Spine.

Neck and back pain can be debilitating and cause deterioration in one’s life. Asif Chaudhry, MD and his professional interventional spine team work to alleviate and eliminate pain through minimally-invasive surgical and non-surgical techniques in order to get you back to your normal activities quickly.

Dr. Chaudhry is board certified in interventional pain management and graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He went on to complete his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, one of the top three training facilities for pain management in the country. In addition to his excellent education and understanding of pain management, Dr. Chaudhry is also well-loved by his patients for his compassionate care.

“We treat patients like family, taking the time to listen and understand the origin of their discomfort,” says Dr. Chaudhry. “We understand that dealing with pain is not easy, so we pride ourselves on trying to get patients seen as quickly as possible.”

Houston Pain & Spine treats patients dealing with neck pain, lower and upper back pain, sciatica, and nerve pain, as well as other less common, painful disorders.

Asif Chaudhry, MD
Houston Pain and Spine
P: 832-436-4040
F: 832-436-4050

www.houstonpainandspine.com

Bellaire Location
5420 W. Loop South, Ste. 2100
Bellaire, TX 77401

The Woodlands Location
3117 College Park Dr., Ste. 210
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Michael L. Eisemann, MD

Michael L. Eisemann, MD
Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center

dr-eisemannDr. Michael Eisemann is Houston’s premier triple board certified plastic surgeon, former president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons and listed in the “GUIDE TO TOP DOCTORS” as a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas. He has been practicing in the heart of the Medical Center for over 20 years. Dr. Eisemann performs advanced techniques in body contouring, liposuction, tummy tuck and breast enhancement procedures. In addition to Plastic Surgery, he is also Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery, making him uniquely qualified for facial rejuvenation procedures. He has come to be known for keeping Houston’s elite looking their best by raising eyebrows and eyelids, tightening the face and neck, contouring the lips and cheeks, and reshaping the nose while improving breathing.

Dr. Eisemann uses the latest technology in video imaging, morphometric analysis and uses Anatomic Form Stable breast implants for breast augmentation with custom trial sizes. Patients may visualize their new look before surgery. Most procedures are done in his state-of-the-art, national certified Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center inside Smith Tower, conveniently connected to the Marriott Medical Center Hotel for out of town patients.

Dr. Eisemann is an assistant clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Weil Cornell Medical School and is on the teaching faculty of the Methodist Hospital and Baylor Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. He was trained at Johns Hopkins in Head and Neck Surgery, Yale in General Surgery and Baylor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is Fellowship trained in craniofacial surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Canada. These are among the top national residency training programs.

MICHAEL L. EISEMANN, MD
Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center
6550 Fannin, Ste. 2119
Houston, TX 77030
713-790-1771

www.cosmeticsurgeryhouston.com

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD, FACS

May 20, 2018 by  
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Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD, FACS
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery

With a focus on beautiful, natural-looking results, Houston’s Dr. Paul Vitenas has built his award-winning practice based on “The Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery.” A renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Vitenas is widely known for his meticulous attention to detail and his elegant, natural-looking results for the breast, body, and face. His goal to provide a superior level of surgical results, service, and care throughout the patient’s entire cosmetic surgery journey has made Dr. Vitenas one of America’s most trusted plastic surgeons. By creating a safe, welcoming space, Dr. Vitenas ensures that everyone coming into Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery will feel relaxed and comfortable in their decision to seek out aesthetic enhancements. His unique ability to consistently deliver optimal results requires a rigorous combination of meticulous training and decades of hands-on experience, as well as an innate artistic eye, giving Dr. Vitenas his distinctive skill in creating natural-looking physical proportion and contours. Today, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has over 2000 online reviews and patient testimonials, as well as more than 5000 Before and After Photos.

Contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery to see why so many clients in Houston, across the United States, and around the world, choose Dr. Paul Vitenas to achieve their desired aesthetic goals.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD, FACS
Vitenas COSMETIC Surgery
4208 Richmond Ave.
Houston 77027
281-484-0088

www.drvitenas.com

Wayde Fawcett, DDS

May 20, 2018 by  
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Wayde Fawcett, DDS
Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants

The Art of Dentistry

Dr. Fawcett has been providing a wide range of services in general dentistry in his hometown for over 34 years, with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and full smile makeovers.

One of the most popular procedures he offers is Teeth-In-One-Day, a groundbreaking alternative that allows patients to receive dental implants and a full set of new teeth all in the same day. “We provide dentistry that changes people’s lives, and in doing so, we change our own, “ says Dr. Fawcett. “Our commitment to quality governs every aspect of our work and ensures that we always exceed our clients’ expectations.”

In 2007, Dr. Fawcett was among 157 dentists to be honored with the title “Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD),” considered to be one of the most respected designations in the profession. Most recently, in 2015, Dr. Fawcett received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a distinction held only by 274 of the ADG’s 39,000 members, recognizing his commitment to continuing education, community service and mentorship.

Clients of Dr. Fawcett appreciate the personal attention, warmth and genuine concern he shows each individual. His fun-loving personality and compassionate chairside manner have nurtured long-lasting relationships and loyal patients from all over the world.

SERVICES: Teeth-In-One-Day • Implants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Full Mouth Rejuvenation • Smile Makeovers • Porcelain Veneers & Crowns • Porcelain Bridges & Partials • Sleep Dentistry • Gum Disease & Hygiene Programs • TMJ /Neuromuscular Dentistry • Sleep Apnea

EDUCATION: University of Texas Dental School Houston, TX

ACCREDITATIONS: Master of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)

Wayde Fawcett, DDA
13956 Cutten Road
Houston, TX 77069
281-440-6648

www.DrFawcett.com

Raza Pasha, MD

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Raza Pasha, MD
Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center

Dr. Raza Pasha has the unique distinction of being both Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat-Head and Neck Surgery) as well as having specialty certification in Sleep Medicine. He holds academic appointments including Clinical Assistant Professor at UTMB School of Medicine. Dr. Pasha has focused his practice specifically on the comprehensive management of sleep apnea, snoring, allergy and sinus related disorders. Coined as Houston’s “Snoring Doctor,” Dr. Pasha has performed over 3,600 surgical procedures.

Dr. Pasha is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in his field. He has helped pioneer several procedures, including performing the first in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure in Houston as well as developing more advanced surgical techniques such as the application of the Da Vinci robot for sleep apnea. Dr. Pasha has had the privilege to lecture throughout the country to his peers and students in various academic settings. He often has colleagues and students rotate through his clinic to learn his approach. Dr. Pasha is also a prolific author having published several original journal articles but is best known for his pocket review book, now in its fifth edition, which has become a staple for residents in training.

Dr. Pasha is a strong advocate for patient outreach and is frequently featured in the press including KHOU Channel 11, KPRC Channel 2, The Learning Channel (TLC), and several radio stations. He also has a featured segment on Great Day Houston.

Aside from taking care of patients, Dr. Pasha may also be spotted on the bike trails of Memorial Park or a Mixed Martial Arts hot spot supporting his favorite fighter.

 

Raza Pasha, MD
Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center
59@Kirby
Houston, TX 77098
713-523-8800

www.PashaMD.com

Kenneth Lee, MD

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Kenneth Lee, MD
Modern Spine, PLLC

Spine-related issues are among the most common and painful musculoskeletal conditions. Modern Spine was established to deliver comprehensive and state-of-the art care for all aspects of spinal disorders in order to maximize each and every individual patient’s outcome. Dr. Lee is a board-certified spine surgeon, uniquely trained in both orthopedic spine and neurological spine surgery. This dual-fellowship training is rare and considered to be the highest level of spine surgery training.

Dr. Lee’s treatment philosophy is focused on compassionate, conservative and evidence-based care. Educating patients is of the utmost importance. Dr. Lee and his team strive to spend all the time necessary with their patients to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of conservative care and possible surgical intervention.

During his time with each patient, Dr. Lee works to develop a genuine relationship based upon trust and mutual respect. In that regard, Dr. Lee has been awarded the Patient’s Choice Award for seven consecutive years. He has been featured in Newsweek, “The Science of Healthy Living” issue, in the “Best Doctors in Texas” section. He has also been spotlighted in H Texas magazine’s “Ask the Expert” column and selected as one of the “Super Docs” in Living magazine. In addition, he has been featured on CBS and Fox as a pioneering surgeon using the most modern and minimally invasive spine-surgery techniques.

Dr. Lee is actively involved in research projects, as these endeavors help him identify and adopt new technologies and procedures to assist patients in returning to a normal and productive lifestyle. The majority of his patients improve from a multi-disciplinary conservative approach. If surgery is required, the practice specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, with many procedures performed on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Lee and his team welcome the opportunity to provide you with personalized care using the most successful treatment and surgical options available to relieve your neck and back pain.

KENNETH LEE, MD
16929 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77479
713-SPINE-DR

www.ModernSpineTX.com

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