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.
Dr. Steven Svehlak, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Svehlak is affiliated with Olympia Medical Center and PIH Health Hospital - Whittier.