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Dr. Alessi has established a world-class practice over the past 17 years. Specializing in both facial plastic surgery and head and neck disorders, he is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Alessi is an internationally recognized expert in voice disorders with extensive publications and presentations. He is the doctor's doctor for sinus disease, having given over 200 lectures on sinus disease and surgery. He has been featured in several "Best Doctors" lists. With his unique expertise, he has developed a facial plastic system to maximize cosmesis and to maximize the function of the nose and face after the surgery. He has pioneered the use of targeted sinus surgery with nasal cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The most difficult cases worldwide are referred to Dr. Alessi for his innovative surgical skills. He spent 4 years as chief of the division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is as a clinical assistant professor at UCLA and Cal State LA. A recognized innovator, he is owner of 2 patents, and is still involved in research.
Verified Patient Reviews
MADE ME LOOK INTO A MIRROR AND SAY OUTLOUD THE FEATURES I WOULD CHANGE. No woman or man should feel insecure or not beautiful. He left me feeling very uncomfortable. Didn’t look me in the eye, told me everything I should change with his procedures (which I didn’t ask for), rushed appointment, and aloof manor. I will not be returning.
Friendly doctor, reassuring.
Treated very friendly and professionally, had the feeling the Dr listened to my problems and took the time to properly check the symptoms.
First impression was very positive.
I took my four month old son to see Dr. Alessi because he had what appeared to be a cough and congestion for over 3 months. It sounded like there was liquid in his lungs. I had seen four different pediatricians about the issue, all of whom told me my son had a cold and should be on antibiotics. Within 15 minutes, Dr. Alessi diagnosed my son with something that isn't serious and he will outgrow in less than a year. It's comforting to know my baby doesn't have a serious health condition. Dr. Alessi is very kind, personable and efficient. I highly recommend him.
He was amazing. Super bedside manor and didn't have me waiting. He knew right away about my nose infection and made me feel comfortable.
[I will fill out a proper review after my next visit for a test which could not be done today... ]
I loved Dr. Alessi. He quickly understood what was going on, didn't try to "sell" me anything like other doctors, and made me feel like he was totally available in the future if and when I needed. He also was easy to talk to.
Extremely professional and pleasant.
Great and fast !
Very nice staff and office. He was professional and personable. I am having a minor procedure, so I felt even with a small problem he gave it his full attention.
I think he is a good doctor, but I had to wait for 50 minutes to see him. My appointment was at 8:30 a.m. and I came in at approximately 8:33 a.m. and I had to wait until 9:20 a.m. to see him. There was an excuse that my insurance wasn't going through and I told the front dsk repeatedly that I would pay cash for the appointment. Just very disrespectful to me when I have to wait for 50 minutes, when I am one of the first appointments in the day. I would understand 20 minute wait, but 50 minutes. I hate writing bad reviews too. I think he is a fine doctor, but the person that schedules his appointments should be fired. I told the front desk that I had to go to work, but they just really didn't care. At this point it is a toss up, he is a good doctor, but just very disrespectful to me and himself, by making people wait so long.
If its you're first visit allow time to sort out the parking and oneway streets as the area is a bit tricky. The visit itself was fantastic. The women in the office were friendly and caring. Dr. Alessi was thorough and pleasant. The office is beautiful. They even took a minute to inform me I hadn't reached my deductible and told me how much the procedure would cost and gave me the option to forego it without making me feel uncomfortable discussing finances vs. health. The office called in my prescription and I drove straight to the pharmacy from my appointment and it was already ready for me. I was late for my appointment (I hate being late! Waze sent me a bit wrong and then the traffic and the one-ways derailed me) but the staff still fit me in and I felt cared for. I just relocated so its great to know I have a great new doctor!
My visit is moving forward with testing, however they claim that you never notified them that I made an apt at 0845 /Feb 2 online, which u changed to 12:30p Feb 2. They have no record of either appt, but they fit me in anyway as I brought all of my emails from U confirming appts. That is truly bedside manner! Thank U Dr. Alessi It's a good thing that I called to confirm . I never took the gift u offered me for changing appts and any inconveniences. I said No Thank u. Now that I know how poorly things were handled I shud have asked for 2 gifts- one for me, one for the Dr.
The doctor was very nice and I felt like I was in good hands. He did a simple test that another doctor never took the time to do, and it gave me peace of mind. The front desk staff were also super friendly and warm.
I saw Dr. Alessi this morning, and although our actual time together was short [I was in a hurry to get back to work as well, so it worked out for me], his staff was just terrific, and I loved the fact that I could complete new patient forms online via the zocdoc website. My whole experience was fast, clean and just so professional!
Answered all my questions and performed an endoscopy to double check what was wrong with my sinuses and throat. Helped more than my other doctor.
Dr. Alessi and his staff were terrific with my 12 year old son. Next time I need an ENT, he's going to be my first choice!
great clean waiting room - super helpful staff, in and out real easy!
The staff was very helpful, Alison is amazing and the Dr. is excellent; personable, friendly, concerned.
Excellent overall - highly recommended!
Dr. Alessi was efficient and thorough. He was pleasant and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely go back!
Amazing. Best I've had.
This doctor is great, and his staff are so professional and personable.
So thorough and friendly, answered all my questions, was social and made me feel comfortable. Specialized in voice disorders and took the time to assess mine and give me a protocol for treatment. So happy with my appointment.
he is competent and the office is well run. My suggestion for the Dr is to make more steady eye contact w/ the patient and speak up, speak slower. Perhaps standing neaerr the patient would help create a better relationship. I will see him again and recommend him
Doctor Alessi assisted me with what I felt was an emergency with my ears, and was careful, kind, and thorough. He put me at ease, and worked with me, even though I didn't have insurance. I paid out of pocket, and it was a life saver for me.
the office was very nice and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I did wait quite a long time to be seen but when Dr. Alessi finally saw me he apologized for the wait and that there was a mix up and he saw another patient before me. My hearing issues were addressed and I'll be going back for a follow up.
He's very caring, and knows his ears!
Excellent, in all facets. Thorough.. and although I could see he was very busy, I was made to feel that I was a priority..something that I am sure all of patients feel.
Great service and staff