Nerve Doctor | Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Mitch Seruya is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a specialist in peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Seruya practices at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, serving both adult and pediatric patients. We invite you to schedule your consultation with nerve doctor, Mitch Seruya, by contacting us today.
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Nerve Treatment Education
After graduating Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science with Academic Honors with Distinction, Dr. Seruya researched tissue engineering and stem cell therapy at Duke University. He then completed medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.
Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, Dr. Seruya then completed residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. During the six-year residency, he underwent extensive training in peripheral nerve surgery with one of the pioneers in the field, Dr. Ivica Ducic. Building on these experiences, Dr. Seruya traveled to Melbourne, Australia for fellowship training in craniofacial surgery followed by hand and microsurgery. There, he learned the latest techniques in nerve transfers and free functional muscle transfers for both pediatric and adult patients from head to toe.
After completing two one-year fellowships in Australia, Dr. Seruya was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he re-established the Brachial Plexus/Peripheral Nerve Clinic and directed the Facial Paralysis Clinic. As an assistant professor, he participated in medical student and plastic surgery resident education and helped shape their peripheral nerve training.
Dr. Seruya was then recruited to the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to create a Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center for Southern California. In a short period of time, Dr. Seruya made Los Angeles a destination city for peripheral nerve surgery.
Building on this momentum, Dr. Seruya has been recently recruited to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to establish a world-class Nerve Institute. Working in collaboration with the finest neurologists, pain specialists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, and therapists, he is already delivering on that vision.
Awards & Credentials
Dr. Seruya serves as Acting Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and has published over 45 scientific manuscripts, prepared 5 book chapters, and delivered over 50 presentations on topics related to peripheral nerve and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Seruya is a member of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former associate editor for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open and formerly served on the senior editorial board for the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. He serves as a consultant reviewer for Journal of Hand Surgery and the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Seruya has been featured as “Top Doc” in Los Angeles Magazine 2-years in a row and served as an expert medical consultant for “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Actual Patient Review
“My journey started with no idea of what was wrong. I searched for months for doctors who knew how to cure my problems and when I finally came to Doctor Seruya it changed my life. I had constant pain and off and on and numbness throughout my shoulder and arm for 4+ months. After seeing doctor Seruya the first time he knew exactly how to cure it. I went from unknown discomfort to looking ahead at my bright athletic future. Thank you Doctor Seruya for your hard work and dedication to me and my family. I’m so blessed.”
In the Media
Dr. Seruya was featured in several news pieces discussing Acute Flaccid Myelitis.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
The TODAY Show
ABC Nightline (2-Part)
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
• Another Burst of Polio-Like Cases in Children Alarms Doctors
LA Times (Front Cover)
• Children across U.S. are becoming inexplicably paralyzed.
• New Surgery Treats Rare Polio-Like Illness
• Acute Flaccid Myelitis’ Causing Polio-Like Symptoms In Midwest Children
• Doctors pioneer surgical treatment for rare, polio-like virus
• Experimental surgery offers new hope for children with polio-like illness
• Kids with AFM explore treatment options as public health professionals brace for next outbreak
• “Poliolike” Childhood Muscle-Weakening Disease Reappears