Dr. Michael Zadeh

General Surgery
Encino, CA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Encino, CA

Address

16542 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304, Encino, CA, US
Directions

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Z Center for Cosmetic Health

Sherman Oaks, CA

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified General Surgeon practicing in Encino and the Greater Los Angeles area. I completed my residency training in General Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey where I served as Chief Resident in my final year. My passion for surgery is reflected in the wide variety of procedures I perform. I have a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and am one of the few surgeons in the Los Angeles area who perform Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery procedures. I have always believed that the best way to care for patients is to care about them and am dedicated to providing my patients with state of the art minimally invasive techniques, and evidence-based treatment strategies, in a comfortable, caring environment. I have received recognition for my achievements with several awards including the Patients Choice Award and Best in Encino Award. Most importantly is my commitment to superior patient care and education. Teaching is an important part of my practice, and this is reflected in my contributions throughout the community and my rapidly expanding social media presence. I am always available to my patients. Your time is just as precious as mine, and noone should ever wait an hour in a waiting room to see their physician. Therefore, waiting room time at my office rarely exceeds 10 minutes.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

Breast Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Doctor Q&A

279 Answers
243 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Needle Decompression: Tension pneumothorax is one of the few medical emergencies where a life can be saved or lost in a matter of minutes if not recognized early. While dia... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Stores bile.: The gallbladder stores and concentrates the extra bile which is made by the liver and secreted into the intestines. Bile helps us absorb the fats that... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Bilateral, recurrent: Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair. However... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: As long as you are found to be mentally competent and able to make your own decisions after fully understanding all risks and benefits involved, you h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Usually stones.: The gallbladder is most commonly removed because of gallstones, but it may also be removed if the gallbladder is inflamed or infected. Gallbladder rem... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Meets reqs.: A board certified surgeon has met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge specifically in the field of surgery. This includes completi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery: Surgical resection remains the most effective therapy for cancers of the intestinal tract.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not cause, become.: A gallbladder cannot cause gangrene, however a gallbladder can become gangrenous as a result of severe infection if left untreated. This is called gan... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyp... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Can be: Gastrointestinal fistulas can be a complication of intrabdominal surgery. They can also be due to other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, can... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Localized Infection: A breast abscess is a localized collection of pus in the breast tissue. Breast abscesses develop as a result of infection of the breast tissue which c... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Histamine release: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Several different types of cells are... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Most commonly after a mastectomy the breast is reconstructed using an implant. There are however other options such as muscle flaps using the rectus o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Hormone therapy can be used for a variety of conditions such as thyroid disorders, birth control, menopause, etc. Hormonal therapy is often used as a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Website: Patients can refer to our website http://www.Zadehsurgical.Com where you can find patient resources, education, pre/postoperative instructions, and pa... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
A Few: Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow. Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Benefits vs Risks: Generally any blockage greater than 70% or those with symptoms of carotid artery disease should be surgically repaired. However given your father's ag... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Sure: Alcohol abuse can lead to scarring of the liver which is known as cirrhosis. This can eventually lead to liver failure requiring a liver transplant.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
It Depends: It depends on what the tamoxifen is being used to treat. If used to treat breast cancer, it is mostly prescribed by an oncologist. However, tamoxifen ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Usually a Few Days: Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually resolves on its own after a few days. However, sometimes mesenteric lymphadentitis can be confused with acute appendi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
The Back: Epidural injections are given in your back, between the bones of your spine. The level of injection depends on the indication for epidural placement. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Birth control medications contain the hormones estrogen and/or progesterone. In women of menstruating age these hormones may lead to the development o... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Consistent Treatment: Most external hemorrhoids can be managed with home treatment. The key is consistent treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Cyst on tailbone: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops in the midline of the tailbone near the cleft of the buttocks. The most accepted theory for the cause of thes... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
None: Patients with pilonidal cysts may not have any symptoms at all. In others the cyst may become infected resulting in inflammation and pain. The infecte... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
As short as 1 day.: If there are no complications following surgery, many patients can be discharged and go home the same day as their surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Young adults: Pilonidal cysts occurs most commonly in young adults, mainly between the ages of 15-24. It is very rare for anyone to develop pilonidal disease after ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Removal.: Dr. Zadeh uses the ligasure.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
No: Breast cancer may run in families, however, it is not contagious.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Hospital stay depends on each individual patient and their respective surgeries. In my practice, a patient who undergoes a routine, uneventful total m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Afraid Not: Although there are steps you can take to help lessen the likelihood of suffering from bouts of gallbladder pain (low fat diet, avoid greasy foods, etc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Distal Spread: Metastasis occurs when a cancer spreads outside of its organ of origin. Therefore metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to involve... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
No: You do not need to wear a medical bracelet if your spleen has been removed.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
BReast CAncer: The brca in brca1 and brca2 stands for breast cancer susceptibility gene. They are a type of gene known as tumor suppressor genes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Uses one incision.: The spls procedure uses a single incision (through the belly button) to accomplish any number of treatments including gallbladder removal, gynecologic... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
After Reflux Surgery: Bloating and discomfort from gas buildup and inability to burp are common problems after reflux surgery. I usually keep my patients on a liquid diet f... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Pressure.: Too much pressure on the veins in the pelvic and rectal area causes hemorrhoids. Normally, tissue inside the anus fills with blood to help control bow... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Get a Biopsy: Waiting 5 weeks for a mammogram is unacceptable in my practice. If these are lumps that you can feel then there is no reason why you cannot be referre... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Consistent Treatment: Most hemorrhoids can be managed with home treatment. The key is consistent treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Peritonitis Causes: Peritonitis is an irritation of the lining which covers the contents inside of your abdomen. Various different disease processes can cause peritonitis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Frown : Frown lines are caused by overactive facial muscles. Fillers mask the wrinkle by adding volume around the muscle with injections that “fill” the s... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Who Cares?: Lithotripsy, though useful for large kidney stones, is pretty much useless for gallstones. The only effective way to treat gallstone disease and preve... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Most likely not: Bowel perforations usually do not make audible sounds. Although the pain may come on all of a sudden, it is usually a constant pain that does not go a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Location, Location: Lymphadenitis the general term used to describe the inflammation of your lymph nodes (tissues that help your body fight off illness). Mesenteric lymph... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Non-surgical ways: Dermal fillers such as juvederm ultra xc are an excellent alternative surgery for treating the bags underneath the eyes, or "tear trough deformities".... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Many things: There are many different causes of abdominal pain depending on location and type. If you are having severe pain, i recommend you see your primary care... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Pregnancy and Stones: The fact that you are female and pregnant already puts you at an increased risk for developing gallstones. Many women are found to have gallstones dur... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 19 years experience
Peristomal Skin: Often times if the adhesive of the colostomy appliance is not flush against the colostomy stool will leak out from the colostomy onto the skin causing... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 26, 2013
A fantastic surgeon! Great answers, very helpful! Thank you!
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Zadeh was the only doctor that provided the most thorough and caring treatment for my wife. My wife and I have consulted at least with a dozen physicians and surgeons throughout her illness that ...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Met Dr. Zadeh when he was consulted to perform my surgery during my hospital admission. My first reaction was that he is way too young to be a doctor. But after speaking with him I knew I was in great...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And help to understand my husbands condition but he has a more rare form is primary polycythemia
HealthTap member
Thank you so much, but my external hemorrhoids are not painful or bleeding or itching , I wonder the problem
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I think that answered my question doctor, thanks I appreciate it!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

Awards

Most Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients Choice
Best of Encino 2011: Physicians & Surgeons, U.S. Commerce Association
Patients' Choice Award 2011, 2012

Affiliations

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Medical Specialties
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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