Get The Sexy, Plump Lips You Always Wanted With Injectable Fillers

Angelina Jolie. Megan Fox. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear those names? For most people it’s those beautiful and full lips. And for good reason too. I mean who wouldn’t want a pair of plump, sexy, beautiful lips. But not all women are lucky enough to be born with Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox’s lips. That’s why millions of dollars are spent each year on lipstick, lip balms, and other cosmetics as women try to perfect the appearance of their Continue reading →

The Cost of Being a Surgeon – What You May Not Know

America lost two of its greatest icons this month with the passing of Dick Clark and Mike Wallace. Not only did they have successful careers spanning decades and generations, but they were also the pioneers in their respective fields. The worlds of television and journalism would never be what they are today had it not been for them. But such success does not come without a price. I recently saw the last interview with Mike Wallace in which he said his one regret was the Continue reading →

Repeat Surgery After Lumpectomy For Breast Cancer May Not Be Needed

There was an article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which showed that almost 25% of lumpectomies for breast cancer are followed by re-excision surgery, although this varies widely across surgeons and centers. What’s more alarming is that half of these re-excisions were in patients with negative margins, or in plain terms, patient’s whose cancers were already fully removed during the first surgery! There has always been debate about an acceptable width of tumor free margins. Recent literature suggests that as long Continue reading →

“Surgeon” Ranked Second Most Overrated Job in Survey

According to, a three-year-old job-hunting and career-management Web site based in California, surgeons ranked second and physicians third among the most overrated jobs. An “overrated” career did not indicate that the job was unimportant, according to, but rather are those with multiple negative influences such as stress, higher than average physical demands or environmental dangers and a weak hiring and employment outlook. Each year, CareerCast releases a list of America’s 10 best and 10 worst jobs after evaluating 200 professions using five core Continue reading →

Dr. Zadeh Featured as a Premier Medical Expert on HealthTap!

Dr. Zadeh, is featured as a Premier Medical Expert on HealthTap, an Interactive Health Network dedicated to improving your health and well-being. Through HealthTap, millions of people everywhere can find answers to their health questions from leading U.S.-licensed physicians, including top doctors in their area. Check it out! Related articles HealthTap Q&A Site Connects Doctors And Patients ( Dr. Michael Zadeh Selected For Patients’ Choice Award 2011 ( Ask A Doctor: HealthTap Gives Free Advice (

Michael A. Zadeh, M.D. Receives 2011 Best of Encino Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Honors the Achievements of Outstanding Surgeon Encino, CA (I-Newswire) January 3, 2012 – Michael A. Zadeh, M.D. has been selected for the 2011 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 local companies that enhance the Continue reading → Continue reading →

Interesting Research Developments in Surgery for 2011

As the year comes to a close, I thought I would highlight some of the more interesting research studies that were conducted in the field of surgery for 2011: 1. Adenocarcinoma in Patients With Barrett’s Esophagus A study from Denmark showed that although patients with documented Barrett’s esophagus have an 11.3-fold increased risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, the annual risk of cancer development is actually lower than previously thought (0.12% vs. 0.5%). This raises a question on the current guidelines for surveillance in patients with Continue reading →