La Peer Health Systems Opens Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence

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The orthognathic surgeons at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles announce the opening of a specialized center for jaw surgery.

Dr Mark Yafai
We are very excited to be opening a center dedicated specifically to jaw surgery.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Los Angeles that is world-renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and dedication to the most cutting-edge and innovative procedures. In conjunction with the opening of several other specialized departments, La Peer has opened a new center for orthognathic procedures called the Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence.

Mark Yafai, DDS, MD, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with both medical and dental training, will head the new department as medical director of the Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence. Joining Dr. Yafai’s team are board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Carlo Honrado and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, along with La Peer’s renowned team of otolaryngologists (ENTs).

“We are very excited to be opening a center dedicated specifically to jaw surgery,” said Dr. Yafai, who specializes in both oral and maxillofacial surgery. “Having specialized departments allows us to offer the most personalized patient care, in a warm and friendly outpatient setting.”

Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is performed for many different reasons. It can be used to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, injuries or birth defects, facial deformities such as cleft palates, over bites, under bites, and a number of other conditions that cannot be corrected with braces alone. Some of the procedures performed at La Peer Health Systems’ Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence include single jaw surgery, double jaw surgery (both upper and lower), genioplasty (chin surgery), double chin surgery and orthodontic treatment. Because these procedures are minimally invasive, most of them can be done on an outpatient basis, a fact that allows patients to go home the same day as their surgeries.

“Choosing to undergo jaw surgery can be a life-changing decision,” said Dr. Yafai. “Whether it is for cosmetic reasons or health-related issues, having your jaw corrected can significantly improve your quality of life.”

Mark Yafai, DDS, MD, specializes in a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgeries, including dental implants, gentle removal of wisdom teeth, bone grafting, sleep apnea surgery, facial reconstructions and orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, facial and oral pathology, and TMJ/TMD treatment. Unique to his trade, Dr. Yafai also specializes in both outpatient adult and pediatric anesthesia.

You can learn more about La Peer Health Systems’ new department by visiting the Jaw Surgery Center of Excellence website.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 50 world-renowned physicians in 14 specialties, comprehensive medical treatment is offered that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. The 14 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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