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By: Shelly W.
Dr. Freddie F Balguma, MD
When my daughter was born with Transposition of the Great Vessels with VSD, Dr. Balguma was called in to be her cardiologist. He explained to me what was wrong with her and answered every question, in a way that I could understand. He and his office staff were always polite and friendly and always made us feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Balguma to anyone that is in need of a pediatric/cardiologist.
By: Francessadavis F.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
I wouldn't think of going to another Doctor because I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Smiley. Trust me, I have had some doozies in the past. I will be honest, I take part of the blame but I feel like the Doctors should have my best interest in mind. I appreciate the fact that Dr Smiley is honest and will lay out all the facts. I am able to make rash decisions because of his unsightliness.
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By: Charise G.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
Perfect in every way. My experience has been as close to perfect as one can get. I felt like everyone whom I came in contact with really cared for me. I was made to feel like I was the most important person in the world. My concerns were answered by Dr. Tarick and I was more at ease. Thank you for your professionalism and caring ways
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By: Conn L.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
I came in to get a second opinion on a ongoing problem. I was able to discuss my condition with Dr. Smiley. The results and opinion have been evaluated and the outcome and recommendations are significantly different. I am going to research further into these results and appreciate the help from all at California Surgical Institute.
By: Garvey B.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
I was recommended to Dr. Smaili from a family member. I came to see him and had my consultation with him. He appears to be a very knowledgeable and caring person who has had a lot of experience in his field of Plastic Surgery. I have scheduled my appointment for the procedure. Thank you for making me feel confident in you .
By: jessicasmiitty
Thomas W. Lee MD Inc, Patrica Lee, MD
This is my second experience with Dr. lee in 2 years. Dr. Thomas was my doctor for my first visit and Dr. Patricia is my current doctor. They are both amazing to work with and always patient through all of my questions. I highly recommend both & the staff is amazing too! =)
By: Christopher M.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
Greatest place to come to if your looking the best results. I have been to 2 different doctors at California Surgical for two different reasons. All of the procedures went well and after a few weeks or so, the results are in and guess what ? They all have my vote !!
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By: Jim A.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
Thanks for being on time with my appointment. I was very happy with the entire experience from start to finish. I had no hiccups along the way, which for me is a first. I always seem to find something that wasn't up to par. Not this time. Well done.
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By: Dawn P.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
I have been with Dr. Smaili for a number of years now. Due to the fact that he has always been able to help me with my transformation with excellent results, I will not go anywhere else. Thank you for the years of excellent results.
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By: Ladouceur W.
Smaili, Tarick K, MD
I really took my time and did my homework before I made an appointment with a Plastic Surgeon. I am very pleased with the quality of care I have experienced with Dr. Smiley. The staff have been professional and helpful. Thank you.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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