The medical director of the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic, Inc. is Seyed M. Rezaian, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S., F.I.C.S.. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency training in London, England, under world-renowned orthopedic authorities. He has been a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons in London, England, since 1969. He is an active member and fellow of the British Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a fellow of the International Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (United States Section), a diplomat and fellow in Orthopedic and Spine Surgery of the International College of Surgeons (United States Section), and many other societies. He is licensed to practice in the State of California, Iran, and England, U.K., where he completed his training and residency in orthopedic surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons, 1984, Board Certified in Spine Surgery by the American Board of Spine Surgery, 1987. Clinical specialties include: orthopedic and spine surgery, management of back pain and back injury, treatment of failed back surgery and correcting complex musculoskeletal inquiries. He is a former university professor of orthopedic surgery with over 20 years experience in the practice of orthopedic medicine and surgery. He has over 100 published papers in the scientific literature, and he has made over 200 presentations of scientific papers at both the national and international level. He is an active member of more than 20 scientific societies, which includes the North American Spine Society, California Orthopaedic Association, Los Angeles Medical Association, California Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Back Society, and fellow of the International Society of Traumatic and Orthopedic Surgery. He has been chairman of over 20 national and international scientific meetings. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Western University of Health Sciences. A complete (25 pages) Curriculum Vitae of Dr. S. M. Rezaian is available upon request.
Dr. S. M. Rezaian performs surgeries in the following hospitals:
I . Orthopedic Hospital, an affiliate hospital to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
3. Queen of Angels /Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
4. Midway Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
5. Outpatient Surgical Medical Unit, Santa Monica, California
To see Dr. Rezaian Curriculum Vitae
Unfortunately, aside from accidents and injuries, many misshaped or deformed bones can be the result of congenital disorders such as clubfoot. There are many ways that a problem can go wrong with a child’s musculoskeletal system, but science and technology have developed to the point where doctors and surgeons can now greatly improve or often completely fix an ailment while a child is still young. Pediatric orthopedic surgery is now a highly developed field in which more and more successful procedures are being performed every day.
The endoscopic method of operation significantly contributed to the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery. Since the laser surgical procedure is so much less invasive as a result of smaller incisions in the skin, the riskiness of operating on a child is decreased dramatically. This minimized risk broadens the candidates for corrective surgery.
A child may be embarrassed and self-conscious about his or her spine abnormality. Often times this can be coupled with the shame and frustration brought on by not being able to fully participate in activities or games with peers. Since these spine ailments can have such an adverse effect on a child’s life, it is important to find out if a child is a candidate for pediatric orthopedic surgery. The success stories that arise from Dr. Rezaian’s operations are the result of Dr. Rezaian’s passion for his field and his genuine interest in helping his patients improve the quality of their lives.
As touched on before, endoscopic spine surgery is currently the premier way of going about spine surgery. The risks associated with this manner of operation are decreased exponentially in comparison to traditional ‘open back’ surgery.
By making tiny incisions, usually less than 2 cm wide, and then inserting a narrow endoscopic tube and camera, the surgery can be performed without having to open up and expose vulnerable body cavities. The camera transmits what it sees to a monitor, which the surgeon uses to guide his instruments. The benefits of endoscopic spine surgery are substantial. Small incisions drastically decrease healing time, with some patients recovering in less than a month. In contrast, traditional open back surgery usually results in a recovery time of 3 to 6 months. The small incisions of endoscopic surgery also help minimize the damage to surrounding tissues and subsequently reduce the pain associated with recovery.
Dr. Rezaian places much importance on the well being of his patients. Through years of experience performing endoscopic spine surgeries, Dr. Rezaian has been able to pave a consistent track of successful operations that have changed his patients’ lives for the better.