Dr. Steven Svehlak, MD

Dr. Steven Svehlak, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Steven Svehlak, MD is a general surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1994 and specializes in general surgery and plastic surgery.

9201 W Sunset Blvd Ste 805

Los Angeles, CA 90069

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  • Aetna
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Svehlak "The relationship you build with your surgeon begins with a consultation. During your consultation, I consider several factors most important: 1) I strive to create a comfortable non-pressured atmosphere in order to build a trusting doctor-patient relationship. 2) I believe each patient deserves a thorough discussion and thoughtful considerations of the results sought. The consultation is never 'rushed' and every question is extremely important. 3) I make every effort to give each patient an accurate, realistic idea of what they can expect after surgery. When deciding on a treatment, more is not necessarily better. The end result should give the patient the desired effect with a very natural look that is not 'over done'. It should produce minimal discomfort and pain with minimal bruising and swelling, allow quick recovery, and leave minimal scars. 4) Finally, I adhere to the highest standards of safety and to avoid complications throughout the surgical experience."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

2  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant

21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Connecticut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Stamford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Training (Richard Ellenbogen M.D., Inc.)
    Other Education | Completed 2002
  • Childrens National Medical Center (Fellowship Plastic Surgery)
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Sunset Cosmetic Surgery has been recognized among the TOP 1% of BOTOX® providers in the nation.,
  • Dr. Svehlak gave a course on Breast Augmentation at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/ASERF Annual Meeting in 2004,
  • Dr. Svehlak is a Top Rated Plastic Surgeon with 1800mySurgeon,
  • Dr. Svehlak has authored and coauthored numerous articles on plastic surgery techniques, and has appeared on The View, Dr. Phil, The KTLA Morning Show,
  • Dr. Svehlak has been listed in the Consumers' Research Council of America's Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons every year since 2003,
Media & Publications
  • Zafirlukast (Accolate): A New Treatment for Capsular Contracture, Summer 200
  • Management of Blunt Splenic Trauma in Patients > 55 Years of Age, Jan 1999
  • Dr. Svehlak co-authored an article titled, "Surgical Strategies for the Body: How to Select the Right Procedure from a Wide Spectrum of Surgical Options" which was featured in Plastic Surgery Product Magazines May 2005 issue,
  • Dr. Svehlak co-authored an article entitled "Facial Reshaping using Minimally Invasive Methods" which was published in the March/April 2005 issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal,
  • - Dr. Svehlak wrote the article "The Perfect Lips: In Search of Size and Shape". This was featured in the Sept. 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine,
  • Aesthetic Surgery Journal (official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) published an article in its Dec. 2004 issue entitled "The Volumetric Face Lift", which was co-authored by Dr. Svehlak.,
  • Dr. Svehlak was featured on Entertainment Tonight on March 19th and 20th, 2005 in an exclusive Tummy Tuck episode on the infamous Beth Smith, who is Dog The Bounty Hunters wife. He was also featured on their hit A&E show, Dog The Bounty Hunter in the season which began April 5th, 2005,
  • Dr. Svehlak was featured as an expert on Botox and injectables such as Radiance, Restalyne and collagen. on Entertainment Tonight, on Feb. 28th, 2004,
  • Dr. Svehlak was featured on E!s TV show series, Doctor 90210 in its first season, and also occassionally in season 2.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Svehlak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Svehlak to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Svehlak's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

As a journalist, I've written at least 50 articles on plastic surgery, and got to know the work of top L.A. surgeons-- and Dr. Svehlak, in my opinion, is one of the very best. I've also been his patient for the last 15 years. He can do everything, from noses and eyes to breasts and body sculpting....more
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DO NOT CHOOSE THIS SURGEON IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO DO A RHINOPLASTY OR AN UPPER LIP LIFT!!! I am tremendously disappointed with my results. In fact, there is hardly any difference!! He performed both surgeries TWICE because first one was unsuccessful with hardly any results!! What a waste of money!!!!...more
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