Carmel Magazine

Winter 2014

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Local Doctor Helps Patients Look Good, Feel Good P erhaps plastic surgery has gotten an undeserved bad rap in our society. Most think of this branch of medicine as one that caters to the vanities of women of a cer tain age who are trying to cling to a bygone youth through breast enhancement, face lifts and other forms of surgical intervention. But while it's true that such procedures are a vital part of any plastic surgeon's business—everyone has to make a living, after all—Dr. David Goldberg, M.D. sees his true calling in the reconstructive side of his prac- tice. In fact, the native Philadelphian was initially attracted to our area when Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula opened its Carol Hatton Breast Care Center. "The breast reconstruction work we do makes a significant, positive impact on women's lives," the physician says. This energetic, youthful sur- geon is passionate about and dedicated to his chosen specialty. He cites a close relative's less-than-ideal facelift as his inspiration to provide only the highest-quality surgical expertise to his patients. Dr. Goldberg's practice is divided roughly fifty-fifty between elective procedures and repairing damage done by accidents or trauma. The end goal is the same in both instances, however. "Good surgery makes peo- ple look like themselves, only better," Goldberg says. He works closely with the other half-dozen plastic surgeons in the county, collaborating and consulting with them on difficult, challenging and interesting cases. "When I get the call asking for help, I'm thrilled to comply," he says. "And my colleagues reciprocate." Sharing office space with Goldberg is his Monterey Skin Fitness Center, offering surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. "This is not a spa," he says. "We offer modern medical facial treatments that are ther- apeutic, healing and preventive." Conditions addressed include acne, rosacea and damage caused by sun, exposure, stress, smoking and other environmental and lifestyle factors. The offices of Dr. David S. Goldberg and the Monterey Skin Fitness Center are located at 24591 Silver Cloud Court in Monterey. For more information, visit or call 831/649-3377. —Michael Chatfield SHORTCUTS BUSINESS Dr. David Goldberg performs plastic surgery to restore patients' damaged bodies. His patients include Jennifer Dority, who had a bilateral mastec- tomy and breast reconstruction, Fiona Jay Heilig, who had ear reconstruction, and Terry Vanderwoude, who had facial reconstruction after trauma. 52 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 Photo: Kelli Uldall 046-76 Shortcuts_SU05 Carmel Magazine 1/26/14 2:57 PM Page 4

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