4 Signs of Gallbladder Problems

Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from gallbladder disease, making gallbladder surgery one of the most commonly performed elective procedures. Fortunately, diseases of the gallbladder are relatively easy to treat with advanced surgical techniques providing minimal pain and fast recovery. We don’t need our gallbladder to survive, and our lives go on just fine without them. The symptoms of gallbladder attacks can be similar to other diseases such as heartburn, ulcers, or even heart attacks. So, how do you know if you’re having problems with your gallbladder? Here Continue reading →

Do I Have Appendicitis?

Are you having pain on the right side of your abdomen? Pain in the lower right side of the abdomen is one of the most common reasons that people go to the Emergency Room. Though there are several conditions that can cause pain in this area, one of the most common is acute appendicitis. So how do you know if you have appendicitis for sure? Here are some things to look out for: Appendicitis Symptoms Symptoms of appendicitis usually start with a dull ache or Continue reading →

Dr. Zadeh Now Performing Robotic Surgery at Northridge Hospital and MiVIP Surgery Center In Beverly Hills

As a general surgeon I have dedicated myself to providing my patients with the most advanced surgical care available today. The success I have achieved in my career is clear proof of how positive outcomes and superior patient care can pay off. I’m excited to share some recent changes that have taken place at my practice. I am now offering my patients the opportunity to have gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), hernia surgery, and several other procedures using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery technique – a minimally Continue reading →

That Lump Under Your Surgical Scar May Be An Incisional Hernia

Have you recently noticed a lump or a bulge in the area of a previous surgical scar? Chances are you have what’s called an Incisional Hernia. Incisional hernias can occur in up to 50% of surgical incisions. Both open and laparoscopic surgical procedures can result in incisional hernias afterwards. Below is some need-to-know information on Incisional Hernias. What is an Incisional Hernia? A hernia is a hole or gap in the muscles of the abdominal wall. In incisional hernias, this hole or gap forms underneath Continue reading →

Should You Get a Lumpectomy or Mastectomy?

So your recent diagnosis of breast cancer has left you confused. And, for good reason. No one expects to be diagnosed with breast cancer. After your diagnosis, it will seem like there are so many decisions to be made, with so little time. Most of them may not even make sense to you. As physicians, its our job to help provide some clarity when it comes to breast cancer treatment. Depending on how advanced your breast cancer is (what we in the medical field call Continue reading →

What is an Inguinal Hernia?

Hernias can form in different parts of the body. The two most common sites for a hernia are the belly button and the groin. The medical term for a belly button is an Umbilical Hernia. An inguinal hernia is the medical term for hernias that occur in the groin area. In an inguinal hernia the contents of the hernia can extend anywhere in the area between the abdomen and thigh. Who gets an inguinal hernia? An inguinal hernia can occur any time from infancy to Continue reading →

Pirates of the Operating Room

Medicine is more of a team sport than people may actually think. The doctors usually get most of the credit–but just like in sports–sometimes we’d never get as far were it not for our teammates. In surgery this team concept is critical. Surgeons are seen as the captains of the ship. But a successful voyage requires more than a strong captain. If the whole crew is not functioning on the same level then the ship can sink very easily. The best crews always keep their Continue reading →

Dr. Zadeh Recieves Best in Encino Award for 3rd Year in a Row!

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2013 — For the third consecutive year, Michael A. Zadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Encino Award in the Physicians & Surgeons category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are Continue reading →

Watch Dr. Zadeh on TV

Don’t forget to tune in to PBS tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. to see Dr. Zadeh’s appearance on “The American Health Journal”. Dr. Zadeh will be discussing hernias and a new type of hernia surgery. Set your DVRs!