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Keck Hospital of USC is ranked among the best hospitals in the country in the US News and World Report "Best Hospitals" list Dr. Kezirian is consistently ranked as a top doctor by numerous Top Doctors websites, Healthgrades, Best Doctors in America, and many other organizations and publications.
TESTIMONIALS
First and most important, let me say that you are certainly one of the most responsive and caring physicians I have worked with, and between my wife's health problems, and my own, I have worked with over 100 doctors. Your dedication to solving the problem of sleep apnea is obvious. --DG

I have learned more today about my sleep apnea than in all of my previous appointments with doctors combined. Nobody before has ever taken the time to explain sleep apnea, how it starts, and how we can treat it. --AC

Thank you. I really want to thank you. You saved my life with the surgery. --MW

My wife slept without earplugs for the first time in 30 years because I hardly snored. She was probably louder than I was. --GL

I want to thank you again for everything you've done for me. My quality of life is much better than it was. --PW

Regarding your surgery on my tongue, so far so good on this second anniversary of the last procedure. Iím sleeping well. Perhaps one of the best aspects is that the quality of sleep is better. I frequently awake coming out of a vivid dream at the end of the sleep cycle. While on CPAP the quality of sleep was adequate, but not as good. I appreciate all that you did for me. --DP

I am doing well, really well. No more fumbling around the house at 4 am trying to work/sleep just being in a fog. My sleep has continued to improve along with my breathing. My wife reports virtually no snoring which is so nice to hear, I ask her about every other day I think did I snore? And she always answers no I didnít hear anything. It has truly been life changing. I slept for the first time I can remember on an airplane recently and to say I have spent a lot of time in the air would be understatement, but I feel comfortable that my sleeping wont scare everyone around me and that alone is enough to thankful for. The very greatest thing so far is the ability to take a nap or sleep with my toddler without having some strange mask on my face..THANK YOU!!!! The little things in life become so much clearer with age and wisdom. --KH

My wife has no recent complaints about my snoring, even when prompted! So a great success!--DR

I am loving it! Thank God I have this in...I am sleeping like a baby, and believe it or not I am dreaming!! I am feeling great, walking 3 miles a day and feeling awesome...This made my life...I am very happy with the results! I am sleeping great! Dreaming again and able to move on from the cpap! Thank you again for everything, from the very beginning you walked me through the process to see if I was going to be a candidate to installing the device thank you for your expertise! --BH

Thanks again. You really have made a drastic improvement in my quality of life, and I am extremely grateful. I'm sure you hear that often, but it is nonetheless heartfelt. I hope you enjoy being back in Los Angeles! --MN

My brother is a doctor so I understand doctors probably better than average people. You are a great doctor and what every doctor should stride to be. I waited overnight to find the right words. The City of LA is very fortunate to have you. --CL

After the surgery...my life has truly been changed in terms of my energy level, the amount of sleep I have every night, the restfulness of that sleep and has even had a noticeably positive impact on my weight as well. --AK

The surgery really made a world of difference for me so I hope others find it helpful too. Glad to hear you are doing well and continuing the great work. --IE

The surgery was very successful. My wife told me that there is less noise during my sleep and that she sleeps much better with me. --JM

I did not have surgery at UCSF but did see Dr. Kezirian twice in consultation on my care. I love to speak with Dr. Kezirian and am willing to participate in any post surgical studies he is conducting. It’s funny, but prior to ever seeing a surgeon provided by my medical plan, I had gone to the UCSF site that he had designed and printed out the variety of surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea. This was not appreciated by the other surgeon. I've had to be an informed and active medical consumer. I feel Dr. Kezirian provides the highest quality of care and service to both his patients and the general public. --PH

Your office was awesome. Great explanations of the procedure, care, follow-up, etc. Just a great experience all around. --JC

Thank you for everything. Every day I think about how you have helped me. I feel better, like a new person. --RR

I like your approach and trust your judgment. --JL

I loved your personality and "bedside manner" and found your staff to be more than just personable. They were helpful, friendly, and a joy to know. You were all so wonderful and I felt you were more a friend than just my Doc. I truly enjoyed you. --KM

Thank you for fixing my plumbing. You should give a clinic on how to be a doctor…everything, including how you treat people. --TM

Although I am no longer experiencing sleep apnea, you know how highly I think of you…I had as great an experience as I think I could have had and really appreciated how attentive and responsive you were during it all. --PC

I was very comforted by your expertise and leadership in the sleep apnea surgery field. I appreciated that you were involved in researching better diagnostic tools for sleep apnea surgery, that you had a lot of experience performing the surgery and that you trained other doctors in how to do so. On another note, I am wary of the incentives in fee for service healthcare, so was comforted, prior to making the decision to undergo surgery, when you told me you were salaried :). I appreciated when you gave me direct info on probabilities - I know its always hard to say - but knowing that you thought 80% chance I wouldn't need a CPAP or oral appliance, 85 - 90% chance I wouldnt need a CPAP after surgery, etc, was very helpful in my decision-making. I definitely referenced and showed my husband info you had on your site about the various procedures and potential risks, which was helpful. [Another message 9 months later] Thanks so much for checking in. I did have a sleep study, and it came back showing no sleep apnea! We were very happy to hear that! We are happy for health reasons that I do not have to sleep with CPAP. Thank you for all your help and great follow-up care immediately after the surgery! --LB

The treatment you recommended and performed on me had life changing impact. Keep up the great work. --MG

You've been more concerned and attentive and taken more of an interest than any previous sleep doctor I've had. Your willingness to keep in touch via email is pretty much astonishing. I appreciate that you make these procedures available to ordinary people, not just people with gilt-edged insurance policies. I also appreciate that you realize that being sleep-deprived is psychologically challenging, and that those of us with sleep disorders aren't necessarily clear thinkers or pleasant company. --OI

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your willingness to answer all my questions, even after my visit in the office. It makes a huge difference so I'm just writing to say thank you. --DR

Thanks again for all you do. You're making the world a better place! Not a day goes by that I don't count my blessings, and one of the biggest is good quality sleep and energy to enjoy all that life offers. --KW

You have given me so much of your time and attention. I truly appreciate it. My wife and I have carefully reviewed the information that you gave me and also read the procedures on your website which we found very helpful. I am grateful that you have presented me with so many options. --SO

I just want to say thank you for your help in finding a way to solve my OSA problem. You and your staff were great. --DB

Thank you for your comprehensive and comprehensible consultation! I appreciate your manner and the fact that you are ethical and have integrity. --EF

I wish to thank you for performing the operation. What a surprise! You really are an expert to figure out what to do. --NL

Thank you so much! I feel so much better and am finally dreaming again. It feels so good that all I want to do is sleep! [A letter 6 months later] I wanted to write you a personal letter to thank you for everything you have done to help my severe obstructive sleep apnea. Before coming to you and having throat surgery, my sleep apnea was so severe that every other treatment modality we tried for 6 years didn't improve it, including every titration possible with C-PAP, Bi-PAP, every type of C-PAP mask, and a custom-made oral appliance (to move my lower jaw forward). It's been at least 28 years that I have suffered with the effects of the sleep apnea, which were severe for me...How can I thank you enough? Words can't really express it. To be able to dream on a daily basis, feel better when I wake up, and not need several hours to be able to "get moving," is truly a gift. The improvement of my sleep apnea is a major contributor to my overall health. Thank you again Dr. Kezirian for your expertise, your kindness and your care. Thanks to your office staff and everyone that helped me during your treatment and surgeries. --MH

I am already sleeping better and feeling much better. I was worried about the recovery, but it was really worth it. I am so glad I had the surgery. --JS

I can't tell you enough how appreciated your extraordinary communication is, on so many levels. --LF

First, I want to thank you for the time you took with me last week. You have been truly incredible. I am grateful and extremely fortunate to have found someone of your medical stature, standing, and expertise who is also so humble, caring, and confident. --ST†

I want to thank you again for all the help you are your staff gave me with the throat surgery and radiofrequency treatments. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon or better care at the hospital. --MH

You raise the bar in the medical field. Over the last four weeks you have provided me with the best medical care. However, it's not only your medical expertise that I am acknowledging here. You were kind, humane, and went an extra a mile to understand and address my concerns. Good job, doc. I hope other healthcare professionals follow in your footsteps...there are two apparent benefits from the surgery. 1. I breathe better and that made me more fit when it comes to running or performing a similar activity. 2. My sex drive has gone up like 5 fold. --AE

I want to thank you and your staff for a very pleasant stay at your facilities. Everyone I worked with was very professional and positive during my stay. Thank you for your help. I am feeling better already. --RR

Thank you again for your help with the surgeries. I am grateful for the improvements you've helped me obtain...I was raving to a friend today about how your surgeries have improved my life. --ES

As a new patient I was very impressed with you Dr. Kezirian, as busy as you are, still you took the time to explain what I needed to know regarding my sleep apnea condition. --MS

Please do let me know if there's ever anything I can do for you. Thanks again for the outstanding care! --GS

I met with you a couple of weeks ago about my sinuses and want to send you a sincere thank you for the care you showed me during my appointment. You took my concerns seriously, spent much more time with me than I expected and gave me some GREAT advice...My nose and sinuses feel like a normal person's!...Hopefully this will do the trick and you won't need to see me again ever! But if I do need to see you I know I will be in the best hands possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (or should I say the deep recesses of my sinuses)! --JL

You are really doing something special here. Every surgeon just wants to do the same thing for the soft palate, but I really appreciate that you look at the different areas. --LP

Again, thanks a lot for all your help, you are a great doctor in every way. --VR

I'm sure you hear this a lot but never get tired of it; hardly a day goes by without my sending grateful thoughts your way. --ES

I have met many doctors in my life, and I just want to thank you because you are the most compassionate doctor that I have ever met. Thank you. --KG

I am snore free! Thank you thank you thank you! --RL

I was referred to Dr. Kezirian by a local sleep doctor who showed me an article discussing an experimental treatment study Dr. Kezirian had worked on. Even though there was no chance for me to participate in the study and Dr. Kezirian had since relocated, he responded to me immediately with a thorough explanation of the study's progress. He even recommended a doctor in my area in case I couldn't travel across the state to see him. I was reluctant to spend so much time and money travelling for medical treatment, but ultimately decided to give him a shot. The local doctors in his field were recommending him to me as the leading expert, and I didn't want to risk a botched surgery by a less trustworthy doctor in the area. I can say with no reluctance now that those trips were worth it to get direct medical care from an expert specialist. Dr. Kezirian communicated my condition and available treatments to me very clearly, every step of the way. I opted to have some helpful surgery done while avoiding anything that might change my physical appearance. I was already sleeping more soundly immediately following the surgery, and Dr. Kezirian continued to be responsive and helpful (even though I arrogantly assumed I would heal faster than he had explained and didn't follow his post-surgery care instructions). Years after the surgery, I reached out to Dr. Kezirian for additional, non-surgery help with the treatment options I had turned down. He immediately responded to me with a thorough review of my records (again, from years earlier), as well as an explanation of the oral appliances that could further treat what his surgery had already improved. I am extremely happy with my decision to repeatedly travel across the state to see him and hope you will go see him about your sleep issues as well. --JS

Iím able to sleep without my CPAP and not snore at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --NA

And would you like me to do a video or something praising your work? It's been a blessing in my life. --BH

I am much improved after having had the procedures. I have not used a machine for over three months. Thanks again. I am grateful for what you have helped me with!!! --CE

I am doing well and the [Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation] sleep system is fantastic. I am now able to sleep 8-9 hours per night and get a good nightís sleep. I feel better during the day and do not fall asleep during the day...I canít thank you and your team enough. This has make a significant impact on the quality of my life...I just wanted to keep you informed of my progress with the Inspire Sleep system...I sleep like I used to sleep 40 years ago.....fantastic! I now get a solid 7 1/2 Ė 8 hours sleep and I feel great. No afternoon naps necessary.....I keep on going till it is bedtime. What a difference this has made in my life....I canít thank you enough. --RS

First of all I've been doing really well. My sleep is significantly improved...Since I haven't been so tired, I have been more receptive to my husband's romantic overtures. We might just end up in the same bedroom again someday thanks to you. --BT