Saul R. Berger MD

Saul R. Berger MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

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.

Practice Specialization

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
Fat grafting
Hand rejuvenation

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery 1989
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992

Professional Background

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

Teaching Appointments

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

Hospital Affiliations

Providence St. Joseph (Burbank, CA)

Glendale Memorial (Glendale, CA)

Glendale Adventist (Glendale, CA)

West Hills Hospital (West Hills, CA)

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons

Offices Held

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

Your Consultation

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

Surgical Facility

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.

Payment Options

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Financing Plan

Saul R. Berger MD

Suite 150, 16030 Ventura Blvd.,
Encino, CA, 91436, US

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