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About Dr. Sassan Alavi

Dr. Sassan Alavi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck and Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alavi is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Palomar Medical Center Poway. Dr. Alavi has received 8 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

117 Ratings with 79 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sassan Alavi is Excellent. Dr. Sassan Alavi has been rated by 117 patients. From those 117 patients 79 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sassan Alavi is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Center For Cosmetic Surgery

3023 Bunker Hill St Ste 203
San Diego, CA 92109
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Specialties

Dr. Sassan Alavi has the following 3 specialties

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck
  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sassan Alavi has the following 2 expertise

  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Otology

Dr. Sassan Alavi has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Sassan Alavi is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Dr Alavi and his staff are amazing!

I am 3 weeks post op, I had liposuction on my upper and lower abdominals, sides and flanks. I literally can't believe the difference and am thrilled, my stomach was quite big beforehand and I have already gone from a large to a medium. Dr Alavi told me I am not even done yet getting smaller; I'm so excited, I have already bought a bikini for this summer! I went to a couple of different places for a consultation and knew once I met Dr Alavi that was where I wanted to have my procedure done. He met with me at every single appointment and told me he always will. That is what I was looking for in a Doctor. During the process beforehand the staff was so helpful and they all go out of their way to make sure you understand all of the instructions, procedures and what to expect. You pick up your medicine beforehand so that once you have your procedure you are all prepared. I never felt any pressure to have the procedure done and I was not pressured into having extra done either. The night before I got a call from the anesthesiologist and the night after I had the procedure done she offered to come out at 10pm and give me a shot because I was nauseous from the anesthesia. That is true customer service to me. I was so happy with how caring and helpful all of the staff was. Dr Alavi and his office are amazing. My only regret is that I hadn't gone sooner.

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IN LOVE!!!

Dr. Sassan alavi and staff did an amazing job!!! From the moment i walked in they comforted me and made me feel right at home . Dr. Alavi and staff really care about their paitents and they definitely made sure i was good. I was so nervous but they made me feel right at home. My results were beautifull!!! I struggled with uneven breasts and he transformed them so even and gorgeous ! Thank you again dr.alavi and team -victoria A

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Great experience

Love my experience and result. Very professional and carrying.

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Excellent

I loved the work dr.alavi did on me, I’m very satisfied with his work, thank you so much Dr. Alavi

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Breast augmentation

It’s been 5 month since my breast augmentation and I couldn’t be happier with my results. When I had my consultation the entire staff was very welcoming and extremely nice when I finally got to meet Dr. Alavi he was very informative about the procedure. During my consultation while I was explaining to him why I wanted to do this I remember him telling me that he was going to change my life and he sure did. During my recovery the doctors kept in touch with me to see how I was feeling and any questions I had they were able to answer them. When it came down to choosing a surgeon I wanted to make sure I picked the right one. One that I felt comfortable with and trusted and I found that in Dr. Alavi!

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Alavi is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1993

  • Ucla Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sassan Alavi accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Center For Cosmetic Surgery, 3023 Bunker Hill St Ste 203, San Diego, CA
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