It has been a year since you corrected my drooping eyelids and I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy and satisfied with the results of the procedure.
Just to let you know, Jake's eye looks great because of you. I can't tell you how pleased we were that we chose you. Thanks for all your help and for being so compassionate.
Thank you for giving me my new look! I can tell already that I'm going to love it!
I looked up doctors who practiced oculoplastic surgery on the Anthem Blue Cross website. I got Dr. Taban's name and Googled him. His website was amazing and very detailed with excellent pictures of his work. I knew he was the one, plus he has a kind and compassionate face. Dr. Taban actually referred me to my primary care doctor to do my pre-op because I didn't have one.
-Anon, Patient Satisfaction Survey
Dr Taban did my surgery 2/4/13 in his office using local anethesia. He did a ptosis and blepharoplasty on my left upper eyelid, a blepharoplasty on my right upper eyelid, and vein stripping around both eyes. He also tightened a muscle that he noticed was lax during the surgery at no extra charge. The blepharoplasty on my right upper eyelid was done in a way that made a browlift unnecessary. Other surgeons had proposed doing a browlift to remedy my droopy right upper eyelid. They also said they could not strip the unslightly veins. The ptosis was done primarily to cause my left eyebrow to drop. Doctor T did innovative and remarkable work.
I went to Dr Taban last year to help close a hole in the corner of my eye that was the result of a skin cancer removal with MOHS from my Dermatologist. I was terrified that I would have a huge scar on my face from this. All I have to say is that he is a miraculous surgeon, he used the tiniest most delicate stitching to ensure minimal scarring. A couple of months later, I forgot I had this done. One year later the scarring is minimal considering the dime size hold left from MOHS. I say this is due to his plastic surgery background. I would highly recommend Dr Taban to anyone looking for excellent results.
Dr Taban and his team were great. I am very pleased with his skill, compassion, and knowledge. I recommend Dr Taban for surgery.
I saw Dr. Taban at his Beverly Hills office about six weeks ago to get a blepharoplasty because my eyelids have always been very droopy to the point where when I am tired it affects my vision. My cousin had been having a problem with bleph spasm a while back, and after he got his corrective surgery, he told me that it's really important to see an oculoplastic surgeon because they have the best training to fix whatever issue you're having with your eyes.
After doing some internet research and googling different oculoplastic surgeons in the area, I found Dr. Taban. I checked out his website to make sure he was a board certified oculoplastic surgeon and his patient testimonials to make sure they were ok--they were more than good, they were great! I decided to schedule my initial consultation for eyelid surgery to learn more about the procedure and the best chances of fixing my issue. I actually scheduled several consults with a few oculoplastic surgeons in the area to see who I felt the most comfortable with.
I was really impressed by Dr. Taban's before and after pictures as well as the fact that he educates other surgeons. When I met Dr. Taban, he was completely open about the surgery and answered any questions that I had. He could tell I was nervous, but he assured me that it was an easy procedure with very little down time. He explained that a bleph can be done in-office it doesn't require an operating room and surgery center! I was pretty surprised but that made me feel even more comfortable because its not as big of a procedure. He said I'd be feeling fine in just a few days and that healing should be completed in 1-2 months. He was very candid and I felt more comfortable with him because he addressed my concerns rather than dodge them. After speaking with him about eyelid surgery further, I decided that he was the best eyelid surgeon for the job and scheduled my appointment for my bleph.
When I arrived for surgery, I had gotten a little nervous again, but Dr. Taban assured me everything would go smoothly. In just over an hour, I was heading back home to recover, curl up on the couch, and watch a good movie! Dr. Taban was right, my eyelid surgery went great and I didn't have any issues! I'm so happy that I choose Dr. Taban, because he's great!
He even called me later that day to see how I was feeling and make sure everything was ok. I was really impressed by this. He did all of the post op care himself, no assistant or anything and so that made me very comfortable as well. He is so thorough and I have been taken care of very well before and after surgery. The results have been phenomenal and no one can tell I had a bleph! They just comment that I look well rested and fresh! I'm so glad I took the plunge!
If you're looking for the best eyelid surgeon in Beverly Hills, I suggest Dr. Taban. He'll help ease your mind about surgery and any questions that you might have. He's dedicated and professional and actually cares about his patients. He's definitely the best eyelid surgeon in my book!
Markie L, 9-13-2012
Thank you so much for all your outstanding care. You did a wonderful job.
THANK YOU so much, for giving back my smile, taking away my pain, and for giving me back my confidence. It means a whole lot to me that I was blessed to have you. So once again, thank you.
I went to go see Dr. Taban for a small sty I had in my eye for a while that just wouldn't go away. I went to see other doctors but didn't feel comfortable. I heard about him through a friend of my family. When I went to see him his office was clean and new. His receptionist is very sweet and professional. Dr. Taban was on-time which for me is a miracle for any doctor!
He explained what he usually does for a sty and he recommended removing it because it was starting to impose on my vision a bit. He removed it right in the office! I barely felt anything and I don't have any scarring which I'm so excited about!
One thing I really liked about him is that he is very direct and sometimes I feel like doctors don't want to tell you what is REALLY going on... I think Dr. Taban is awesome and I highly recommend him. :)
Keira D, 6-20-2012
I went to Dr. Taban to get my lower right eyelid rebuilt following skin cancer surgery several years ago. Part of my lower lid had gotten stuck to the eyeball. Dr. Taban released the lid, rebuilt most of the lower lid, and cosmetically, it looks better than it has in several years. Dr. Taban is very thorough, careful, and cares a great deal about his patients. He is very easy to talk to and I would highly recommend him for any kind of eyelid surgery. Great job Dr. Taban!
Terry K, 7-23-2012
Thanks for everything. You are such an incredible doctor and I love the way my eyes look!!
I needed surgery (DCR) as I had tear duct obstructions for both eyes as a result of radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer. The radiation treatment closed both ducts. You could imagine how difficult it was to learn that I needed two surgeries after having delt with thyroid cancer. one year earlier. My only option was surgery - or simply live with tears constantly draining down my cheeks.
I visited 4 doctors in total before selecting Dr. Taban. The first two doctors, one young out of school and another considerably older, both recommended an external DCR. However, that would leave scarring. The third doctor recommended that I see an Opthamologist / Plastic Surgeon to do the DCR to minimize scarring. The doctor he recommended, however was out of my network.
So, upon cross-referencing Opthamologists/Plastic Surgeons in my network, I found Dr. Taban. Dr. Taban performs endoscopic DCRs. I was nervous about this procedure as the other doctors assured me that the endoscopic procedure was most likely not going to work. I even researched clinical papers online to understand the pros and cons of these two procedures. The evidence pointed to the fact that the endoscopic procedure can be just as effective - without the scarring.
I am happy to report that after 7 months, the procedure with Dr. Taban is still a success! My whole "journey" from consultation to follow up was professional. Dr. Taban answered all of my and my parent's questions, was patient, and professional. He even called me to see how I was doing, at home, after the surgeries. I have even great things to say about his staff (both billing and at reception): friendly and professional.
Thank you, Dr. Taban, for letting me wear eye makeup once again!
S. H, 5-23-2012
Thanks so much for taking care of my little boy. I would not have entrusted his eyes to anyone other than you!
Thank you for all your help. I am very happy to have met you and am very happy with the results of my treatment.
I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease in 2007 and since then, I had bulging eyes which were always burning and tearing. I would wake up each morning miserable and in pain. I had 2 other surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Taban. I had several tests and procedures done, but only lasted for a few months. I was so sick and tired of the pain I had to face each day, not to mention how horrible my eyes looked.
I've been under Dr. Taban's care since 2009. Dr. Taban did the orbital decompression on both of my eyes in 2010 and my eyelids retraction in 2011. Healing wasn't that bad. Bruising was normal and I was amazed by his work! I am very satisfied with the overall result. He made me look normal again. I receive compliments from family and friends everytime they see a new photo of me. - Only last month, he cauterized my lower tear ducts due to excessive dryness. Since then, my eyes have been fine and don't get irritated like it used to be.
Dr. Taban is very professional. He is kind and honest. He answers all questions and never on a rush. I highly recommend him. His office staff are very friendly and helpful. They respond to requests in a day.
All I can say is, I'm very grateful to Dr. Taban. He brought back my self-confidence.
Amabella A, 7-28-2012
Wow, what a big difference (before and after surgery). Thank you.
I had Dr. Taban repair a blocked tear duct (endoscopically). He did a great job. Minimal bruising and easy recovery. Dr. Taban is very professional, his office staff very courteous, and he doesn't leave you waiting to see him. Very efficient in every way. Highly recommend Dr. Taban, as he is one of the few doctors that performs the surgery endoscopically. Otherwise, you end up with a sutured opening on the side of your nose. My surgery was 90% effective at reducing excessive tearing in my eye.
Perry R, 7-27-2012
It was a great pleasure having you as our doctor. You are so kind, humble, and generous. You made us feel confident and at ease, throughout the entire process.
Words can't express my thanks and gratitude for your skill and compassion.
I saw Dr. Taban last year per my aesthetician's recommendation. I found him extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional. At the beginning of this year, I ended up doing eye surgery to improve my eye appearance, and am extremely happy with the results. The surgery was painless, healing was quick, and the results were excellent! I highly recommend him.
I am ecstatic about the results. You are an artist.
A heartfelt thank you for the tender, wonderful care everyone gave us before, during and after surgery. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.
Dear Dr. Taban,
Thank you so much for all your care this past year! May God bless you and your family in special ways.
I went to see Dr. Taban in April 2012 for a consultation regarding upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Taban was very punctual, which was a pleasant surprise in itself. Dr. Taban patiently addressed every question that I had, and his professionalism made me feel very comfortable and confident. I had the procedures done in late April. Dr. Taban called me that evening to make sure that everything was going well. He was very thorough and caring at every post-op appointment that I had with him. When I went back for my 6-month post-op appointment, I mentioned to Dr. Taban that I was not 100% happy with the results of my upper blepharoplasty, which was not due to any fault of Dr. Taban but was more a difference in opinion as far as aesthetics. He then offered to redo the procedure free of charge. I was very impressed with his generosity. Now, 4 months after my surgery, I can say that I am very happy with the results of my procedures. I feel very fortunate to have had a positive experience. His office staff is also very nice and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Taban!
Debbie from Yelp 2-22-2013
Dear Dr Taban,
I wanted to let you know that the swelling is going down and I am finally able to see the results of your work. I am truly amazed and so thankful for your tremendous skill. You have changed my life. I didn't know that I could go back to looking the way I used to 40 years ago before I got I'll with Graves' disease. I am so thankful and I will never forget what you have given me. I feel like a new person. Thank you so much!
I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty done by Dr Taban a week ago and I'm compelled to share my experience (this is my first ever review on Yelp). Of course, the final result cannot be appreciated yet, it's only been a week, but it looks VERY promising and I am confident I've chosen the best Dr possible for this cosmpetic surgery (I'm 48 and the bags under my eyes always bothered me). I just love the approach of Dr Taban which is conservative wanting you to preserve a natural look. He is extraordinary in terms of Dr-patient relationship calling personally from his cell phone the evening of the surgery to check everything was fine and answering the various questions I had for him via e-mail or text within hours if not minutes the following day. His staff is great, his prices more than fair. I am thrilled to recommend him to anyone. Being an eye specialist is a big + in terms of trust I placed in his judgement and operating skills. He also does face treatments including chemical peels which proved to work great on me. I think you can trust his judgement "blindly", pun intended!!!
Phillip from Yelp 7-02-2013
Dr. Taban is my doctor who recently performed my eyelid repair surgery at La Peer Surgical Center. I have new insurance and I was concerned about my out-of-pocket costs as this was my second eye surgery, the first involving the eye muscle a month or so prior. I spoke with Dr. Taban's Practice Manager/Surgical Coordinator Patricia and she literally handled everything for me in terms of making sure I was aware of any financial responsibility even before my initial consult with Dr. Taban. I love her for this because some offices surprise you on your first visit and you end up having to start all over and you owe them for the consult. Not with Dr. Taban and his team. They are so wonderful and warm with the patients. When you arrive you will be greeted by the fabulous Velvet the Patient Coordinator and then Patricia then Dr. Taban. They are an awesome team that really puts patients first and I am taking time during my recovery to give them this review because of that. If you need an OculoFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, I would strongly suggest giving Dr. Taban a call and working with Patricia if you are confused about what your insurance covers and meeting Velvet who had a candy dish of chocolate when I was there this past Monday. When you know what to expect both professionally and financially, you can relax, have your surgery and heal in peace. The office is beautiful, he is always early so don't even try to get into your book or magazine and he is honest and very good at what he does.
Jenae from Yelp 7-17-2013
I was fortunate enough to have my surgery there Monday, July 8, 2013, checked in at 2:30pm. Dr. Ray Taban is my doctor and he and his office staff are amazing. Anyway, I just completed the online survey. Cindy your Patient Coordinator was kind enough to give me all of the names of everyone that helped me so I can list everyone on the survey. The survey led me here so I want to thank you all semi-personally/via Facebook, in the order that I met you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Cindy my patient coordinator who checked me in and sent me a thank you card after my surgery and who also took my call today and pulled my file so that I had the names of everyone that helped but whose names I did not recall due to Dr. Thom's fabulous twilight sedation.
In addition to Cindy, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart Jessica my admitting nurse who got me ready, started my IV on the first try and listen with a chuckle as I vented about my dad's terrifying driving on my way to La Peer made extra scary by his nonstop play-by-play of the epic cray that I can clearly see unfolding without his commentary; Freda my nurse who was also in surgery with me and made me feel safe and comforted; Dr. Thom my anesthesiologist who has an awesome personality and made me feel relax even before he administered the happy shot; Roberto my surgical tech of awesomeness who must have known I graduated high school in 1986 because he had the 80’s music going during my surgery; and Barbara my nurse in recovery who took such good care of me and who called me the following evening to check on me. Thank you all very much and know that if I weren't done having kids, you would all be godparents.
Jenae S. 7-17-2013
It is more than one month after my surgery now and the results are amazing. When I look at the BEFORE and AFTER photos I realize that Dr. Taban is truly a miracle worker. THANK YOU Dr. Taban for the incredible job you did on my eye surgery!!!
One week later Dr. Taban took out the stitches and I felt comfortable going out in public the next day. Dr. Taban told me I could start wearing makeup about 11 days after the surgery. On the 11th day I still had some bruising below my eyes, but concealer covered the bruises.
After the surgery my eyes were sore but not painful. I used frozen bags of peas to soothe my eyes, took prescribed antibiotics and other medications and generously applied a prescription ointment on the incisions as directed by Dr. Taban. Dr. Taban did a procedure on the lower eyelids called "Lower Eyelid Fat Repositioning Through Transconjunctival Incision."
During my initial consultation Dr. Taban fully explained the surgery to me and answered all my questions. He was confident and assured me that my eyes would look remarkably better with upper and lower eyelifts as well as the ptosis repair. He put a drop in one of my eyes and showed me that with the ptosis repair the opening of my eyes would be bigger and my vision would improve. I was thrilled to be able to schedule the surgery within a couple weeks after my consultation with Dr. Taban.
I immediately researched Dr. Taban on the internet and was impressed with his qualifications. As an attorney myself, schools are important to me and I liked that Dr. Taban was Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA undergrad and went to UC Irvine Medical School. Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid, orbital and facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He is double certified by the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a diplomat of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, with offices in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles (UCLA Jules Stein Institute) and Santa Barbara. He also is an Assistant Professor at UCLA.
I am 54 years old and recently lost 80 lbs. I felt fantastic and energetic but it upset me when people frequently told me that I had huge black bags under my eyes. I had consultations with several plastic surgeons about having upper and lower eyelift surgery and realized that I not only needed upper and lower eyelifts but also surgery to repair ptosis or droopy upper eyelids that were beginning to impair my vision. Many cosmetic surgeons do not do ptosis surgery and a facial cosmetic surgeon (who performs eyelifts but not ptosis) suggested I contact Dr. Taban.
To schedule a consultation with expert oculpastic surgeon, Dr. Taban, please call 310-278-1836.