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Craig J. Ball, M.D. CV

Education, Background, and More

SPECIALITY

Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Body Tumescent Liposculpturing

DATE OF BIRTH

June 21, 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH

Fort Worth, Texas

EDUCATION

High School: Armona Union Academy, Armona, California, September 1963 - June 1967

DEGREE: Diploma

Pacific Union College, Aungwin, California, September 1967 - June 1971

DEGREE: B.S. Biology

Biology, Biochemistry research, student teaching, PUC, September 1971 - June 1973

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas, September 1973 - May 1977

DEGREE: DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

LICENSURE

California State License - (G38467), October 1978

RESIDENCY

Rotating Internship - General Surgery

Valley Medical Center, 445 South Cedar, Fresno, California, June 1977 - June 1979

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Facial Plastic Internship)

White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 Brooklyn Avenue, Los Angeles, California, July 1979 - June 1982

PRACTICE

ENT, Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery

Private Practice at White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

June 1982 - October 1999

Chief of ENT, Head and Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery

Private Practice at Serra Medical Center & Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, Los Angeles, California

June 1982 - October 1999

Facial Plastic Surgery, General Liposuctioning

Joined Ray Henderson, MD, in private practice, Palm Desert, California

November 1999 - October 2000

Facial Plastic Surgery, General Liposuctioning

Partner with Andrew Orden, MD, in Plastic Surgery Institute, Rancho Mirage, California

January 2001 - December 2002

Facial Plastic Surgery, General Liposuctioning

Built and established Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Palm Desert, California

December 2003 - December 2007

Relinquished License 12-31-2007; sold practice to Mo Zakhireh, MD

December 2007

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Clinic Director - Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

Department of Otolaryngology

Chief of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery-Facial Plastics

Serra Medical Clinic and Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, 1985 - 1999

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Los Angeles County Medical Association

California Medical Association

California Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons

American Society of Liposuction Surgery

STAFF APPOINTMENTS

White Memorial Hospital

1720 Brooklyn Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90033

Washington Hospital

12101 West Washington Boulevard

Culver City, California, 90232

Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital

4450 Lincoln Boulevard

Marina Del Rey, California, 90291

Pacific Hospital

9449 San Fernando Road

Sun Valley, California, 91352

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital

7601 East Imperial Highway

Downey, California, 90242

LECTURES GIVEN

Neuronanatomy of the Head and Neck

White Memorial Medical Center, Guest Lecture Series, November 11, 1982

Diagnosis and Treatment of Glomus Jugular Tumors

White Memorial Medical Center, Pediatric Surgery Conference, October 22, 1986

Coping With Ear Pain at High Altitudes

United Airlines, LAX S.W., Los Angeles International Airport, Health Safety Fair, October 30, 1986

Paroid Gland Tumors and Surgical Pitfalls

Grand Rounds, UCSD, Residents and Faculty, September 22, 2000

Multiple Board-Review Lectures to Residents, 1982-1986

Multiple Conferences on Lasers, i.e, 532 Iriderm Diolite, 595 Cynosure Pulse Dye

2940 Sciton Erbium Laser, Lumenis CO2 Laser, Coherent Diode, Q-Switched YAG, since 1994

Multiple International Conferences on body liposculpturing, including hands-on workshops in Denver, Iowa, Klein, Southern California.

While in private practice at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert, taught facial plastics and body contouring to cosmetic surgeons, one-on-one in office.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I'm into 1 year after having my saline breast augmentation and I can't be happier. The results are exactly what I wanted; they look and feel super natural. The staffs are helpful in making you feel comfortable and answering any questions you may have. The doctor is very pleasant and informative. I would highly recommend him to any one of my friends and/or family!

Google Reviews

- A.E., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

The lady at the front was wonderful. They were able to break down all the post op instructions for my recovery time and did a really good job. So far everything looks really good and scarring was minimal to none.

Google Reviews

– A.H., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

Always had a great experience when coming here. I feel more confident in myself since seeing Dr. Z. The team at CSI is amazing and goes the extra mile. I would absolutely refer anyone to this place!

Google Reviews

– M.G., 5 Star Google Review (Mar 2019)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

Real Patient

Real Patient Stories

I went to Dr. Mo over a year ago for a breast augmentation. I was absolutely blown away by him and his team. Their caring bedside manner made me feel so comfortable and so welcome. I am beyond happy with my choice and highly recommend Cosmetic Surgery Institute of Palm Desert to anyone looking to enhance themselves.

Google Reviews

– A.M., 5 Star Google Review (Dec 2018)

*Model pictured. Actual patient testimonial. Individual results may vary.

We restore, repair, and make whole those parts which fortune has taken away, not so much that they delight the eyes but they buoy up the spirit and help the mind of the beset.

– Tagliacozzi (1597)

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73-710 Alessandro Drive, Suite A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone (760) 837-0364

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