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Dr. Michael Zadeh

General Surgery
Encino, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Encino, CA

Address

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

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Regal Medical Group

Cigna

HealthCare Partners

Medicare

Great Lakes Health Plan

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

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UnitedHealthcare

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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Pain after sit-ups: It sounds like you may have strained a muscle while doing sit-ups. Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen can help with the discomfort. If your pain persi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Talk to your Surgeon: This is something that should be discussed with your surgeon. Some surgeons like to keep their patients on liquids for 2 to 3 weeks after their gastri... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Ultherapy Effects: In terms of side effects or risks, there have not been any major long lasting side effects with ultherapy treatment to date. You may have some swelli... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
There : There is no reason to do a gallbladder flush on your son if he has never experienced symptoms of gallbladder disease. Maintaining a diet that is low i... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Clear liquid diet: Juice, soups, jello, etc. Are just some of the things that you can have on a clear liquid diet.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Specialist Referrals: Depends on your insurance. If you have ppo insurance you can schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon without a referral. Which surgeon you can ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Pilonidal Sinus: Unfortunately, the only way to completely remove a pilonidal sinus is by having surgery. Without surgery to remove it, the pilonidal cyst and sinus ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Gynecomastia: In most situations, gynecomastia in adolescents does get better on its own as you get older.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Inflam. Breast Ca: There are certain visual clues on physical exam which may raise suspicion for an inflammatory breast cancer. However, like all other breast cancers, t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Colon Resection: Many people can lead a normal life after a colon resection. Of course, this will depend on the part of the colon and length of the colon that was remo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
RLQ Pain: The monthly occurrence of your right lower quadrant pain makes it unlikely that it is appendicitis. It sounds more like gyn pain that is associated wi... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Drain Site: If your drain site is actively draining you can cover it with a dry gauze and change when necessary. You should schedule a follow-up visit with your s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Pregnant Hernias: The risk with hernias is that your intestine may get stuck in the hernia and require emergency surgery. Getting pregnant may cause your hernia to incr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
You : You have symptoms which are classic for gallstone disease and have been diagnosed with gallstones with what i assume was an ultrasound of the abdomen.... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Gallbladder?: Sounds like your symptoms may be caused by gallstones. Gallbladder pains often wake people up in the middle of the night especially after a big meal. ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
External Hemorrhoids: 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Hernia Symptoms: Based on your described symptoms, you may have a hernia. Unfortunately, hernias do not get better by themselves. They need to be surgically repaired. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs usually result from repeated shaving in areas such as the legs. Laser hair removal can help reduce ingrown hairs greatly.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Right Upper Abd Pain: Pain on the upper right side of the abdomen which comes and goes can be seen in biliary colic which is caused by gallstones. Instead of laboratory wor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Post Hemicolectomy: Post hemicolectomy basically describes the period of time after surgery to remove part of the colon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Increased Risk: Having a mother with breast cancer doesn't mean that you will get breast cancer for sure. It does put you at increased risk of developing breast cance... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasiona... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to yo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Go to your doctor: The best way to know whether a breast lump is serious is to have your doctor evaluate it and order the appropriate studies.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Not Supposed To: Hydroquinone can only be obtained through a prescription from a medical professional. That being said, there may be some websites which are selling hy... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Colon Cancer Bleed: The colon cancers that bleed are usually located on the right side of the colon. The bleeding from these cancers is usually very slow and are not ofte... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which ca... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Post-Hernia Pain: Your pain may be the result of nerve entrapment after your hernia repair. You should see your surgeon in follow-up to help treat this.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on the Cause: This question is difficult to answer appropriately without more information. There are many different things which can cause a protruding abdomen (obe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Few days or weeks: Mild, uncomplicated cases of mesenteric lymphadenitis usually go away on their own within a few days or weeks. Over-the-counter (otc) pain relievers ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Keep 'em soft!: Anal fissure treatment is aimed at controlling constipation and reducing anal sphincter spasm. High fiber diet, stool softeners, and lots of fluids he... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Usually Yes: Everyone has a different tolerance for pain and recovery. Usually for my patients that undergo laparoscopic appendectomy, they can return to work as s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Surgery: Surgical resection remains the most effective therapy for cancers of the intestinal tract.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: Breast cancer may run in families, however, it is not contagious.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: You do not need to wear a medical bracelet if your spleen has been removed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 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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Nov 26, 2013
A fantastic surgeon! Great answers, very helpful! Thank you!
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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
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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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