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HEAD A N D N EC K Head and Neck Office Opens in Santa Monica The new office combines state-of-the-art technology, world-class expertise and research-supported patient care with the convenience associated with community offices. UCLA physicians see patients of all ages and with all types of disorders of the head and neck. These conditions involve a wide range of concerns — from ear and sinus infections to associated hearing problems, tonsil-related disorders, problems involving snoring, and thyroid disease. The medical team also treats trauma to the facial bones and voice disorders. Head and neck cancers are also evaluated and treated. In addition to office visits at the new facility, head and neck physicians perform most procedures at the nearby UCLA outpatient surgery center. Same-day appointments are available for patients who need them. “This office offers the best of both worlds for the Santa Monica community,” says Eddie Ramirez, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist who sees children and adults with conditions of the head and neck. “Patients are able to see the same faculty members who practice in Westwood, but with the convenience of being closer.” The office, which includes pediatric otolaryngologist Alisha West, MD, and otolaryngologist Paul Kedeshian, MD, is part of the UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Program, which provides comprehensive, personalized care for benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. The head and neck consultation clinic in Westwood sees more than 50,000 patient visits each year. The UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts, also in Westwood, sees patients with voice problems ranging from benign disorders, such as vocal nodules, polyps and papillomas, to more complex disorders, such as spasmodic dysphonia, airway stenosis and laryngeal cancer. UCLA Head and Neck in Santa Monica 1131 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 302 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm (424) 259-6559 UCLA Head and Neck in Westwood Peter Morton Medical Building 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 550 Los Angeles, CA 90095 Mon – Fri, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (310) 206-6688 UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts 924 Westwood Blvd., No. 515 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (310) 794-8634 Eddie Ramirez, MD, FACS Vital Signs Summer 2015 Vol. 67 3