Eraj Basseri MD
Hyperhidrosis/General Surgeon

Dr. Eraj Basseri is a general surgeon who specializes in Hyperhidrosis.  He is the co-founder of K and B Surgical Center and Medical Director of The Center for Hyperhidrosis. Dr. Basseri works closely with his partner Dr. Rafael Reisfeld to bring to life a unique and comprehensive approach to hyperhidrosis surgery. He specializes in palmar (hands) and plantar (feet) hyperhidrosis and performs both the Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy and the Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy.  Dr. Basseri is fiercely committed to providing patients the best and most individualized medical care possible. His friendly, easygoing approach and personal warmth put patients at ease the moment they meet him and allows patients to better understand and become actively involved in their own medical care.

Dr. Basseri received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University of California, Los Angeles; and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Diego. He completed a coveted fellowship in the Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery Department at Cedars Sinai. His innate surgical skills were continually singled out during his tenure there and he received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement award as well as an appointment as Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Basseri is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS). He has published numerous research papers and presented on a number of topics both nationally and internationally.

For more information on The Center for Hyperhidrosis and the procedures that offered, please visit:

Khalili Center
for Bariatric Care

9033 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

T: (310) 858-1242
F: (310) 858-1172

Steve C. Chen MD FACS FAAP
Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Chen has dedicated much of his expertise to the area of minimally invasive surgery for children and is recognized throughout the greater Los Angeles medical community for his laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical skills.

Dr. Chen is the Medical Director of the Beverly Hills Pediatric Surgery and the Pectus Surgical Institute. He holds an academic appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.  Prior to establishing his private practice, he served as the Director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center until 2010. Recognized for his contribution to pediatric surgical care at Cedars-Sinai, he was honored as the inaugural holder of the Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery in 2003. Dr. Chen is a passionate surgical educator who is actively engaged in the teaching of medical students and surgical and pediatric residents. In 2009 he was honored with the Golden Apple Teaching award at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Chen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biophysics/Medical Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. He completed three surgical residencies including General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Pediatric Surgery. He has received board certifications in all three areas by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Chen has lived in the Los Angeles area for more than 21 years. He has a lovely wife and two young sons who are the center of his life.

Beverly Hills
Pediatric Surgery

8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 326
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

T: (310) 598-7738
F: (310) 657-0096

Theodore M. Khalili MD FACS
General/Bariatric Surgeon

A well-known and highly regarded surgeon, Dr. Theodore M. Khalili is the Founder
and Medical Director of K and B Surgical Center. In the last ten years, he has
performed more than 4,000 bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeries—
including the nation’s first robotic-assisted gastric bypass in 2002. Systematic
and methodical in everything he does, Dr. Khalili makes educated and informed
decisions based on his extensive knowledge and experience. A dedicated
physician who truly believes in the importance of the partnerships he builds
with his patients, Dr. Khalili wanted to create a unique patient-centered, top-
accredited surgical facility that would provide patients with the best in surgical
innovation and the highest level of personalized care. K and B Surgical Center is
the realization of his vision and his passion for innovation.

Dr. Khalili is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive bariatric surgery in
Los Angeles. He helped start the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center, and until June, 2010 served as its Director. He has trained many
surgeons in minimally invasive weight loss surgery, who have gone on to head up
bariatric care programs all over the country. An accomplished teacher, Dr. Khalili
won the Golden Apple Award as an outstanding educator in 2005 from Cedars-
Sinai. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at the David Geffen
School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Board certified in both
General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Khalili is a member of the American
College of Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric Surgery, American Medical
Association and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
(SAGES). He is the author of numerous papers and presentations on a variety of
subjects, including laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, organ transplantation
and bio-artificial liver treatment. He has published and spoken nationally and
internationally—and his work underscores his commitment to the ongoing
advancement of new surgical procedures and technologies.

Dr. Khalili holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Cell Biology from California State
University, Northridge and earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical
School. While in medical school, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha

medical honor society. He completed his internship and residency in General
Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he also served a fellowship in
Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Khalili’s work was recognized with a Research Prize in
1997 from the Pacific Coast Surgical Association. Married to the love of his life, Dr.
Khalili has two teenage daughters and enjoys tennis and basketball.

Arash Moradzadeh MD
Head and Neck/Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Arash Moradzadeh is among a select group of surgeons who are double trained in ENT/Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Moradzadeh prides himself on creating a safe and comfortable environment for his patients coupled with, advanced training and cutting edge technology, to provide patients with great results.

Dr. Moradzadeh is a native of Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA with the highest honors, he completed his medical education at the University of California, San Diego.  He then went to world-renowned Washington University, a top 3 medical school, for training in ENT with an emphasis on facial, nasal, sinus and neck procedures. He then completed a highly competitive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and was subsequently recruited to join the faculty at Washington University. We are excited that he has decided to return to Beverly Hills and join our team.

Dr. Moradzadeh has an extensive number of research publications, book chapters and has served as faculty in national instructional courses teaching; rhinoplasty, sinus surgery, thyroid surgery, blepharoplasty, face lift, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.

Gregg Kai Nishi MD FACS
General/Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Gregg Kai Nishi brings a wealth of expertise and experience to K and B Surgical Center. He’s an expert on innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques and has spoken extensively on the subject, having appeared in a variety of news media, including Good Morning America and the Los Angeles Times. He has trained a number of other bariatric surgeons who have gone on to head up bariatric programs all over the country in their own right.

Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery, Dr. Nishi was also an attending surgeon in Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care at Cedars-Sinai. He is one of the principal investigators of the FDA trials on a new procedure called TOGA (incision-less weight loss surgery), and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. who have performed this procedure. Currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Dr. Nishi has published widely in such journals as American Surgeon and Bariatric Times, and lectures on weight loss surgery at national and international bariatric surgery conferences. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Paul Rubenstein, MD Prize for Excellence in Resident Research Abstract and Awards Presentation; the Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award; and the Leo G. Rigler, MD Award for Academic Achievement from Cedars-Sinai. An Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Nishi is also a member of SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons; American Medical Association; and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine and a medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Nishi went on to intern in the Department of Surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he was named resident of the year. He received his surgical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. A Southern California native, Dr. Nishi lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife and young daughter. Dr. Nishi enjoys skiing, biking, and car racing.

John Reinisch, MD
Plastic Surgeon

A board-certified plastic surgeon and graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reinisch’s primary clinical and research interests focus on the field of pediatric plastic surgery and congenital ear deformities (microtia). He has treated more than 20,000 children from across the country and around the world. Central to Dr. Reinisch’s work is his emphasis on minimally invasive surgeries and personal, comfortable care, as well as his assurance that his patients and their families feel relaxed and confident throughout treatment. In 1983, Dr. Reinisch founded the Division of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is now one of the busiest departments at children’s hospitals in the world.

Dr. Reinisch is known worldwide for his design and development of the Medpor ear reconstruction technique. Traditionally, plastic surgeons have relied on a technique that removes cartilage from a patient’s chest and uses it to build the ear. The method, though effective, has two major limitations: It requires multiple surgeries to complete and cannot be performed until a child is 8-10 years of age – old enough to have a sufficient amount of rib cartilage. By this time, the effects of living with a deformity have often taken a toll on the child emotionally. Dr. Reinisch envisioned a new technique that would save children and their families the discomfort of multiple surgeries and the emotional distress a facial deformity can cause.

Dr. Reinisch designed a new method that relies on a biomaterial—not human—chest cartilage, and can therefore be implanted in children as young as age 3 in a single surgery, resulting in a better cosmetic outcome than rib cartilage ear reconstruction. By creating a new ear from the biomaterial and wrapping it in a thin layer of tissue from the patient’s scalp, Dr. Reinisch has overcome many of the obstacles of traditional ear reconstruction and has successfully treated more than 1,000 children. Since performing the first Medpor® surgery in 1991, Dr. Reinisch has further improved the technique by eliminating the need for drains after surgery, resulting in minimal scarring. More than 80 percent of his Medpor surgeries have required only one procedure.

Dr. Reinisch’s work with microtia and his creation of the Medpor® technique have won awards from both the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). Most recently, he was the honored guest at the opening of the Smile Angel Foundation’s new children’s hospital in Beijing.

Dr. Reinisch is currently the Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles. When he began practicing in the 1980s, the field of pediatric plastic surgery was still in its infancy, and many children’s hospitals did not consider it a specialty. He is credited with establishing the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, creating a model for other hospitals and serving as its Chief. He has also served as Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC).