Orthopedic Surgery Center
By Steven Meier
In addition to his private practice office for Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Meier also has hospital privileges at one of the finest outpatient surgical facilities in the world: La Peer Health Systems.
Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Center
Dr. Meier performs the great majority of his outpatient procedures and regenerative medicine treatments at La Peer Health Systems. This neighboring Beverly Hills surgical center, at lapeerhealth.com, is a multimillion-dollar facility serving 34 of the best surgeons in Los Angeles. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer can offer highly-personalized care in a safe and controlled environment. This excellence in quality of care results in highly successful outcomes for patients. And, thanks to a recently completed renovation, La Peer is one of the most comfortable and technologically advanced facilities in the field of surgical medicine.
La Peer’s mission is to provide high-end patient care through advanced treatments, state-of-the-art medical equipment, and first-class nurses and support staff. There are 12 departments in total at La Peer, and each offers comprehensive medical treatment which supports patients from initial consultation, to diagnosis, to treatment, to surgery (if needed), and, finally, post-operative medical care.
Most patients who have their procedures performed by Dr. Meier at La Peer can expect to go home within a few hours of their surgeries. Patients can also expect to receive first-class service and treatment from the excellent and caring staff at La Peer. If you have any questions about orthopedic surgery in Beverly Hills, please contact us by calling (310) 777-7845 today.
Los Angeles Community
Dr. Steven Meier’s involvement in the community extends to many facets of Los Angeles society, including charitable organizations, local events, and team sponsorship. To learn more about Dr. Meier’s community involvement, or to get involved with Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine, please contact us at (310) 777-7845.
Dr. Steven Meier’s Sponsored LABL Team – The Meier Tiburones
Dr. Meier has been sponsoring a team for the Los Angeles Baseball League (LABL) since 2012. Learn more about them at, labl.org.
The Meier Tiburones (or the “Meier Sharks”) are currently playing in the 25+ Saturday Wood National Division – the second toughest division in the league!
Dr. Meier’s support of the Meier Tiburones sponsors the team’s league fees, uniforms, and team equipment, and reinforces the importance of a family environment at Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine.
Arthroscopy Worldwide is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Steven Meier, a Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon in 2003. The purpose of Arthroscopy Worldwide is to encourage the usage of and disseminate the proper techniques for advanced-level arthroscopic surgery throughout the world, especially in developing regions of South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Dr. Meier, and an ever-changing group of volunteer surgeons and practitioners (including his brother, Jeffrey Meier, DO), donate their time and experience to Arthroscopy Worldwide by regularly traveling the globe in order to bring state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical techniques to emerging societies. This is accomplished not only by performing surgery in these areas but also by sharing the latest surgical practices with local surgeons so they are not only exposed to these techniques but are able to safely continue to perform these advanced procedures after the Arthroscopy Worldwide team has departed.
Spreading Health Across the World
Dr. Meier makes arrangements for his group to train interested physicians at their local hospitals, so long as there is provision for the basic infrastructure required in order to carry out these procedures. Companies like DePuy Mitek and Arthrotek help make this all possible by donating and providing for much-needed surgical implants, instruments, equipment, monitors, and arthroscopes as well as arthroscopic fluid management systems, which are critical to the process. Because arthroscopic surgery depends on both equipment as well as technique, it is very important that, in order to continue arthroscopic surgery in that area for the benefit of their patients, the hospitals commit to obtaining and maintaining the necessary equipment.
On rare occasions, however, Dr. Meier and his team have had to make do without some equipment. During one trip to Egypt, there were simply no fluid pumps available for their use. Instead of losing the opportunity to teach, however, the team had to become creative in order to accomplish their tasks. Thanks to some well-executed improvisation, the operating room staffers took turns irrigating the procedure manually – holding and squeezing fluid bags during a two-hour procedure. Whatever the obstacles to imparting knowledge and implementing the use of these less invasive techniques, Arthroscopy Worldwide makes sure they are overcome.
In addition to teaching his innovative methods, Dr. Meier also trains surgeons to prepare for a regular load of advanced arthroscopy procedures. He even helps surgical programs prioritize which essential equipment to purchase first. Arthroscopy Worldwide also offers translation services (for instruction manuals) from another regular volunteer, Francesca Mercado, a surgical technician from New Jersey, who is multilingual.
Benefits of Volunteering with Arthroscopy Worldwide
Teaching knee and shoulder arthroscopy in developing parts of the world and coordinating everything needed to conduct that kind of training is a challenge that Steven W. Meier, M.D. enjoys. He has proved to be an excellent instructor, and the delight he experiences in helping others learn new arthroscopic techniques and improve their current surgical skills is very clear while watching him work.
Dr. Meier most definitely likes to keep busy, both with Arthroscopy Worldwide and in general. “In this field, it’s really important to be progressive and keep up to date,” he asserts. “If I just stayed at home all the time, I don’t know how I’d do it. Traveling introduces you to new and different concepts, stimulates original thought, and gives perspective outside of your routine sphere.”
“It’s a great experience and it is very enlightening for anyone in medicine to do. You practice better medicine, as a result, once you return home.”
Dr. Meier in Honduras with the Hackett Hemwall Foundation
In addition to offering cutting-edge arthroscopic surgery and regenerative medicine for orthopedic and sports injuries treatment in Los Angeles, Dr. Meier is working to share the resources and expertise of Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine with needy patients around the world. Dr. Meier recently traveled to Honduras with an international delegation of doctors and medical professionals, as part of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation’s annual teaching and service trip to the region.
Along with providing local residents with desperately needed care, the trip was also an opportunity for Dr. Meier to collaborate with colleagues on the latest advancements and developments in prolotherapy, a regenerative procedure used to treat chronic joint pain and deterioration in professional athletes and individuals with highly active lifestyles.
Prolotherapy works by injecting a solution into weakened joints, ligaments, and tendons to alleviate pain and stimulate healthy tissue growth. Regenerative medicine treatments like prolotherapy can be an effective treatment option for joint pain, severe ligament strains and tears, and tendonitis. Rehabilitation and recovery time is typically shorter and less complicated with prolotherapy than with other surgical procedures.
The program in Honduras included treating patients at various temporary clinics throughout the areas of LaCeiba, Olanchito, and Tela. After a long day of patient care, Dr. Meier and his colleagues participated in a series of dinners and lectures covering
the latest advancements and potential applications for prolotherapy treatment. It was an opportunity for Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine to offer exceptional patient care and treatment to local residents, as well as to expand on Dr. Meier’s knowledge of regenerative medicine techniques for his patients in Los Angeles.
Is Regenerative Medicine Right for You?
For more information on Dr. Meier and his orthopedic services, including whether regenerative medicine can help you, contact Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine today at (310) 777-7845, or make an appointment online.
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