Ask Our Docs: L.A. Edition!

It’s a special Los Angeles edition of Ask Our Docs! Get top health tips and treatments from the City of Angels. Hollywood Q&A The Docs hit the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and meet curious Angelenos with questions about their health.

Get tips to tame tension headaches and prevent yeast infections. Plus, does wine speed up the aging process?

How loud is too loud? The Doctors explain how noise-induced hearing loss can occur.

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears visits a popular L.A. farmers market to answer questions about sun protection, ear infections, cold prevention and more.

Drinking and Tweeting with Brandi
Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills joins The Docs to discuss health issues and her book Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders.

Vaginal Rejuvenation
Recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show a 64 percent increase in vaginal rejuvenation surgeries from last year to present. Brandi dedicated a chapter in her book on the topic. Hear why she elected to undergo the procedure.

Supplements and Your Health
Brandi asks The Docs about the safety of nutritional supplements. Learn when they are necessary and when they could cause a potentially harmful reaction.

A Day in the Life of Dr. Lisa
L.A. is known for movie stars, sandy beaches and sunny weather, but it’s also home to OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson. Spend a day in her shoes!

Morning Routine
Would you believe that Dr. Lisa begins her typical day with target practice and tea time?

Office Hours

See what the average day is like at Dr. Lisa’s busy Santa Monica practice.

Sound Solutions
The House Ear Institute in Los Angeles uses cutting-edge technology to help people hear, many of them for the first time. When 4-year old Kennedy was only three weeks old, she was diagnosed with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS), a condition in the inner ear that causes partial or progressive hearing loss. See how a device the size of a pencil eraser changed Kennedy’s life forever.

The Doctors and USA Weekend

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Ultrasonic Brain Surgery
“When you hear the words ‘brain tumor,’ you immediately think of your mortality,” says 62-year-old Gary.

While vacationing with his wife in Alaska, Gary contracted a severe sinus infection and developed significant loss of hearing in his left ear. Gary underwent an MRI, during which doctors discovered a grade 4 acoustic neuroma at the base of his brain. Although the tumor was benign, it was located in a very precarious position – directly beside the brain stem.

“These tumors kill by compression,” explains neurosurgeon Dr. Hrayr Shahinian, the Medical Director of the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Shahinian and his team are using fiberoptic technology and hi-def imaging to remove brain tumors with endoscopic techniques.

In February 2013, Gary underwent a tumor removal surgery using Dr. Shahinian’s groundbreaking approach. Just 48 hours later, Gary was able to return home.

Brain Tumor Vacuum

See how traditional brain tumor surgery differs from the innovative new procedure, which uses ultrasonic technology to essentially suction out a brain tumor.

Performing the Procedure
Watch as Gary undergoes the incredible brain surgery. Plus, get an update on his current state of health.