Since 1996, Kagan Institute has been built on TRUST, EXPERIENCE and RESULTS. Dr. Kagan always puts the patient first, and always keeps the patient’s best interests in mind. The treatment is always personalized to best suit the needs of the patient. Dr. Kagan's experience as a surgeon, has granted him a keen eye on facial aesthetics. His expertise has won him many awards throughout both the ophthalmic and aesthetic sides of the practice. Therefore, to best fulfil your needs, Dr. Kagan shares his honest opinion about your condition and the best options that you have at your disposal. At the Kagan Institute, we highly value transparency and results. For all surgery patients, Dr. Kagan’s personal cell number is made available so that the recovery process can be as easy as walking through our door. Our emphasis is on creating a long term and trusting relationship between the patient and the doctor
Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic, and Facial Aesthetic Surgeon
Bachelor of Science, Washington University in St. Louis
M.D., Ohio State University College of Medicine
Medical Internship at UCLA Medical Center
Ophthalmic Surgical Residency, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Corneal Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology 1996, 2006, 2017
Fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery
Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Former Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2000-2006)
Selected Top Ophthalmologist 2017 by International Association of Ophthalmologists
Voted America's Top Ophthalmologist 2004-2005 (vitals.com)
Voted Top 10 Ophthalmologist Specialists 2014 (vitals.com)
Member American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member California Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
As a patient, you must put your trust into the hands of your doctor, especially your surgeon. Dr. Kagan will always give you an honest opinion about your condition and the best options for personalized treatment.We look at each patient relationship as a mutually beneficial long-term commitment.
Dr. Kagan's experience, reputation, and commitment to excellence have earned him national recognition in the United States. He is only one of a few physicians in the USA who is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and has extra subspecialty training in corneal and refractive surgery as well as ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Since 1996, Dr. Kagan has performed over 20,000 successful ophthalmic and facial aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Kagan is committed to every patient receiving a customized treatment plan insuring excellent results using state of the art technology.
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I’ve dreamt about getting lasik eye surgery for many years. I’ve had to wear glasses and contacts for most of my life and I finally got to a point where I didn’t want to depend on either of those things for simple things like driving or watching tv. On top of that the contacts began to really strain my eyes. Dr. Kagan was referred to me by a trusted friend who herself had a lasik procedure done, so I felt more comfortable with him. Depending on your prescription, there are different types of lasik options. When I initially went in for the consultation Dr. Kagan gave me 2 options, PRK and regular lasik. He explained to me that PRK held less risk but definitely had a little more downtown vs getting that top layer of your flap lifted which frankly freaked me out a little in general. The actual procedure itself did not hurt at all. They give you xanex to calm your nerves before the procedure and I would highly recommend a Tylenol or something a little strong to take right after because you will feel some discomfort. The actual procedure pretty much consists of you looking at a flashing light for like 15 minutes. You don’t feel anything. It’s important to take at least 4 days off and make sure there is someone there with you at home. Stay on top of taking the pain medication every 4 hours, putting in the Eye drops provided and icing your eyes and you will be fine. I was blurry eyed for about 4-5 days. Sleep will be your best friend during that time. After that I could see perfectly. It really is amazing and so so convenient. To wake up in the morning and not think about your contacts or where your glasses are is truly a blessing. The staff at the office were extremely nice and very professional. I had to reschedule the procedure a few times and they really worked with my schedule. Also Dr. Kagan made sure to call me personally to see how I was doing. Overall I’m very happy with my decision and the doctor that I chose. I’ve had my 3rd follow up appointment and my vision is 15/20 right now. Things to purchase before procedure: small Eye friendly ice packs, Tylenol or something a little stronger for the first 2 days, a good pair or sunglasses and sleeping mask! Thank you Dr. Kagan!read more
2nd time having botox here. I asked for my lines wrinkles to be removed without being totally frozen, and i was 100% pleased with the results. My face didn't look plastic or totally frozen whilst stopping all the major forehead and frown lines. Have recommended Dr Kagan to my friends
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