Steve Laverson MD

Encinitas, CA, US
Steve Laverson MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Personalized premium customer service, a pleasant surgical experience, beautiful natural appearing results, obsessive patient safety, and value for each patient are the criteria upon which we judge our performance.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Laversons pecializes in Aesthetic Surgery of Face, Breast, and Body

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery 1992
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1995

Professional Background

Graduated in Life Sciences, University of Maryland, 1979. University of Maryland Medical School 1979-83. Trained in General Surgery in Los Angeles 1983-1991, and Plastic Surgery 1991-93. Private Practice Plastic Surgery in North San Diego County 1993-present.

Teaching Appointments

Former adjunct faculty at Boise State University. Currently none.

Publications and Presentations

Laverson S, Azera J. The Retail Plastic Surgery Office: A Ten Year Experience. Abstract accepted for presentation to ASPS/IQUAM Transatlantic Innovations in Plastic Surgery Meeting, Paris, France, April 6, 2009.

Laverson, S. Shaping Abdominoplasty Surface Contour to Simulate Muscular Anatomy. Cosmetic Dermatology, 22:124, 2009.

Laverson S. Improving Abdominoplasty Results: Reconstruction of the Linea Alba Sulcus by Direct Fat Excision. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 26:682, 2006.

Laverson S. Polidocanol for Refractory Seroma. Plast & Recon Surg, 104:1212, 1999.

Laverson S. The Treatment of Lymphedema. Plast & Recon Surg, 104:1207, 1999.

Laverson S. Pressure Sore Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment. Oral Presentation to Family Medicine Update: 1999, San Diego Academy of Family Physicians, Coronado, CA, July 1999.

Laverson S. Letter to the Editor. New England Journal of Medicine, 329:662, 1993.

Laverson S, Evans JT: Failure of systemically or locally administered b-FGF to augment bursting strength of healing rodent wounds. Poster Presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA 1991.

Melikian V, Laverson S, Zawacki BE: Oxygen derived free radical inhibition in the healing of experimental zone of stasis burns. J Trauma, 27:151, 1987. (Presented at American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 1986).

McKeever PE, Laverson S, Oldfield E, et al: Stromal and nuclear markers for rapid identification of pituitary adenomas at biopsy. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 109:509, 1985.

Laverson S, McKeever PE, Kornblith PL, et al: Diagnosis of glioma on frozen section by immunofluorescence for glial fibrillary acidic protein. Lancet 1:674, 1981.

McKeever PE, Laverson S, Kornblith PL, et al: Immunofluorescent staining of frozen sections for glial fibrillary acidic protein. Acta Neuropath, 58:69, 1982.

McKeever PE, Quindlen EA, Banks MA, Williams U, Kornblith PL, Laverson S, Smith B: Biosynthesized products of cultured neuroglial cells: I. Selective release of proteins by cells from human astrocytomas. Neurology, 31:1445, 1981.

Sheu CW, Roginski HB, Blaschka AM, Laverson S, Ortel CD: Detection of triethylenemelamine induced translocation heterozygotes in CD-1 mice: Fertility and cytological methods. Mutation Research, 97:257, 1982.

McKeever PE, Laverson S, Kornblith PL, et al: Rapid aids for diagnosis of pituitary adenomas at biopsy. Lab Invest, 48:55A, 1983.

McKeever PE, Thomas C, Laverson S, Chronwall BM: Proteins of human gliomas change from in-situ to in-vitro. J Neuropath Exp Neurol, 42:307, 1983.

Awards & Honors

Recognition and thanks from many happy patients are the honors and awards we strive for, and receive regularly.
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2007-2010 Top Doctors Award, Plastic Surgery, Consumers Group of America
AMA Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2000
Resident Achievement Award from Surgical Nursing Staff, MLK, Jr. Hospital 1991
Upjohn Surgical Scholastic Achievement Award, 1989
Merck Scholastic Award, University of Maryland Medical School, 1983Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1982
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Merit Scholarship, 1980
Outstanding contribution NIH research student award, 1980
Outstanding contribution FDA research student award, 1979
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, University of Maryland, 1979
Congressional Appointment to US Naval Academy 1975
Kiwanis Citizenship Award 1975

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, CA
Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA
Pomerado Hospital, Poway, CA

Society Memberships

American Society of PlasticSurgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Offices Held

Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Palomar Medical Center
Founding Medical Director, Pomerado Hospital Wound Care Center

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Center for Surgery, Encinitas -

Computer Imaging

Axis Three Portrait 3-D surgical simulation

Skin Care Products

The Doctor's Wife -

Languages Spoken

English, French and Spanish

Payment Options

Cash, Money Order, Personal Check (two weeks or longer in advance of procedure), Major Credit Cards, Care Credit, Chase Health Advance, others

Steve Laverson MD

Suite D-304,
477 N. El Camino Real,
Encinitas, CA, 92024, US

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