FATHERHOOD-ROUND TWO

My second daughter, Shylee, is now more than one month old, and I am glad to say things are a bit smoother than my first round as a father! Unfortunately, Shylee is just like her older sister Lena.  She is colicky and wakes up every hour or so at night.  She makes noises which sound…

BEETHOVEN’S 10TH “THE ANGRY” SYMPHONY

Those of you even faintly familiar with classical music know Beethoven wrote only (only!) nine symphonies.  I hope the title makes sense as you read on. As of have grown older and more mature, I have found a new interest in Jazz and classical music. As an intermediate-early advanced classical guitar player, I have always…

THE PRIDE AND SHAME OF BEING A HUMAN

I meant to write this blog right after the Olympics opening ceremony, but was busy with life and work.  I apologize for the delay. I was on call on the day of the opening ceremony, and had to go to the hospital to repair a complex laceration on a patient’s leg. I was fortunate to…

BIGSBY March 18,2008-July 14, 2012

No, our dog Bigsby (pronounced Bigzbee) did not pass away on July 14th. This is the day we gave him away. This is the story of Bigsby. My wife, a previous dog owner and lover, always visited Russo’s Pet Store in Fashion Island when we went there and we both played with puppies for a…

UNEVEN BREASTS, DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL CORRECTION

Asymmetrical Breast Surgery For clarification, our bodies are not symmetrical and ALL patients have some degree of asymmetry between right and left breast (breast asymmetry).  This blog article will discuss major breast asymmetry and surgical options for correction of “uneven boobs”. The obvious question is if the breast asymmetry is due to asymmetrical growth of…

LIPOSUCTION UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA

LIPOSUCTION SURGERY UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA – CASE STUDY WITH VIDEO Over the past two years, I have performed hundreds of liposuction procedures under local anesthesia. The obvious advantage is avoiding general anesthesia, leading to faster recovery. There is also less cost to the patient, as there are no anesthesia and surgery center fees. There are…