Saul R. Berger MD
About the Practice
Dr. Saul R. Berger is dedicated to providing the highest level of Plastic Surgery services with the utmost professionalism. The foundation of this capability is his outstanding training in General Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and Plastic Surgery at the prestigious USC in Los Angeles. He obtained board certification in both specialties and has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for more than 13 years. He has maintained his affiliation with USC as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and has participated in residency training. He also has published in peer review journals, presented at national meetings, and chaired local Plastic Surgery symposia.
Dr. Berger brings an extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to each patient consultation to create an effective, safe and sophisticated plan of treatment. He believes that the greater the variety of procedures and technologies available to the plastic surgeon, the more customized the plan can be for the individual. In addition, patients directly benefit from his ongoing efforts to improve upon the way existing procedures are done. Dr. Berger is an advocate of combining a variety of surgical techniques and new technologies to achieve his results and to foster rapid healing with less discomfort. This includes frequent use of minimal incision and endoscopic approaches and even procedures in which there are no visible incisions. Most surgeries can be performed as outpatient in an AAAASF accredited surgicenter in collaboration with board certified anesthesiologists and an experienced, handpicked operating room team.
Additional information about Dr. Berger, his staff and a variety of procedures can be sent upon request.
All aspects of cosmetic facial, breast, and body surgery
Endoscopic (minimal incision) facial, breast and abdominal surgery
Breast augmentation without breast scars
FotoFacial (Intense Pulsed Light) skin rejuvenation
Non-surgical / scarless rejuvenation
Background & Certification
American Board of Surgery 1989
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992
Union College of Union University (B.S. degree in Biology-Sociology)
Albany Medical College (M.D. degree)
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Surgery Internship)
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (General Surgery Residency)
University of Southern California (Plastic Surgery Residency)
Advanced training in Endoscopic Surgery, FotoFacial Therapy, BOTOX® Treatment
Continuing Medical Education credits: Current
Length of time in practice: Since 1990
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Southern California
School of Medicine
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Berger has published articles in peer review journals, presented research at national meetings, and served as the chairman of local plastic surgery meetings. He has also lectured to both specialty physician groups and the public on various aspects of plastic surgery.
Awards & Honors
Magna Cum Laude (Union College)
Phi Beta Kappa (Union College)
Alpha Omega Alpha (Albany Medical College)
Recognition award for USC Resident Training, 1992-3
AMA Physicians Recognition Award, 2003 - 2006
Affiliations & Memberships
Providence St. Joseph (Burbank, CA)
Glendale Memorial (Glendale, CA)
Glendale Adventist (Glendale, CA)
West Hills Hospital (West Hills, CA)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Berger has served on a multitude of hospital committees over the past 13 years, including in the areas of Quality Assessment, Accreditation and Licensure, and Surgery.
Member, The BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians' Network
A consultation with Dr. Berger is certain to be detailed, thorough and informative. He will fully review your health status to select the best procedures and minimize risks. You will also learn about various procedures during discussion and with the use of photography and visual aids. By the end of the consultation, a detailed and individualized plan will be formulated.
Staff & Facilities
Dr. Berger performs most aesthetic procedures in his office-based surgicenter that is accredited by AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities). He also is on the staff of hospitals and surgicenters in the region and uses those facilities selectively.
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