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Dr. John Compoginis

Medical director, MD., F.A.C.S.

Dr C is a California native who appreciates the rich culture and beauty the Golden State has to offer. He has been educated at some of the finest U.S. institutions including the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California. He is a double board certified surgeon who has successfully completed a general surgery residency and a second residency in plastic & reconstructive surgery. This unique dual training allows him to offer exceptional surgical care to his patients.

Articles written by Dr. Compoginis have been published in major peer reviewed journals and have been cited by numerous authors. He has been invited to present his research articles at several of the most elite medical conferences in the U.S. He continues to be an active participant in academic surgery and medicine and always stays current with the latest advancements and techniques. He practices the full spectrum of plastic surgery but specializes in body contouring, liposuction, mommy makeovers, breast surgery, and fat transfers, especially BBL’s.

With over twelve years of post-graduate education and training, and seven years of private practice in the Pasadena area, Dr. Compoginis has developed sophisticated techniques and employs state of the art treatments. He is a caring and compassionate physician who will be dedicated to you and your personal goals.

Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom

MD., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom is a native of the Midwestern US and spent 30 years in New England before joining Orange County Plastic Surgery here in Newport Beach, California.

Dr. Ekstrom is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Her special interests include breast surgery, facial rejuvenation using liposuction, dermal fillers and Beauty injections®, and body contouring using a variety of state-of-the art techniques. Dr. Ekstrom works with both Mentor Corporation and McGhan (Allergan) implant companies as an investigator using silicone implants in reconstruction and breast lift patients. She offers “quick recovery” breast augmentation and in-office small volume liposuction in which you save money by paying no hospital fees and no general anesthesia. Customized tummy tuck procedures are also one of her interests.

Watercolor painting, glass flame work, and photography are included in Dr. Ekstrom’s artistic interests, and she enjoys gardening and teaching financial and investment skills to women. Dr. Ekstrom raised two sons and a daughter, now grown, and resides in the central Massachusetts area.

Dr. Todd S. Harris

MD., F.A.C.S.

Board certified in General Surgery as well as highly experienced in Hernia Surgery. Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest distinctions for a general surgeon. He is the Medical Director of California Hernia Specialists and coordinates all clinical functions of the office and surgical center for hernia patients.

Dr. Harris was born and raised in South Carolina and is a graduate of Clemson University and The Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his general surgery training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Harris returned for a Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) fellowship at the University of Minnesota. After completing his fellowship in 2008, he relocated to Orange County to develop his hernia practice.

Dr. Harris is a member of numerous societies including The American Hernia Society and The Orange County Medical Association. He has been awarded the Top Doctor – Physician of Excellence Award for the past 10 years. He is the highest rated hernia surgeon in the country on HealthGrades and Vitals. Because of his experience, he serves as a trainer for surgeons across the country who are interested in furthering their education in hernia repairs and has spoken at hernia conferences as a national leading hernia expert.

Dr. Juris Bunkis

MD., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Juris Bunkis is an internationally known plastic surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Such procedures include his Natural A to V Facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin resurfacing, and various noninvasive office procedures.

Dr. Bunkis is one of the handful of plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach area who performs buttocks, pectoral, and calf implant surgery. In 2010, Dr. Bunkis assisted with the launching of the MD Performance professional skin care line of products.

He is an innovative plastic surgeon and teacher, whose skills and artistry are sought from patients around the greater Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego areas and rest of the United States.

Dr. Kevin Becker

Head Anesthesiologist

Kevin Becker , MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and Anesthesia Medical Director at Distinction Surgery Center. Dr. Becker is a graduate of University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and completed his residency in anesthesiology University of California at San Diego. Dr. Becker began his practice at St. Josephs Hospital in Orange and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. He has 37 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient anesthesia. His philosophy is to combine several anesthetic techniques to lessen the use of narcotics both intraoperatively and postoperatively.

Dr. Becker sits on two committees for the American Board of Anesthesiologists and was previously appointed by the Governor of the State of California to sit on the Pediatric Anesthesia Technical Advisory Committee. He served as Orange County’s representative to the California Society of Anesthesiologists. In his spare time, Dr. Becker is a pilot and enjoys spending time with his family and tinkering with vintage motorcycles.

Dr. John Bailey

Anesthesiologist

John S Bailey, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist at Distinction Surgery Center. Dr. Bailey is a graduate of University of Southern California School of Medicine, and completed his residency in anesthesiology also at University of Southern California.

Dr. Bailey brings with him a wealth of experience in both the hospital and outpatient surgical setting. While at Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Bailey served as Vice-Chairman of the Anesthesiology department, and has served as Director of Anesthesia at various surgery centers in Orange County, CA over the past 15+ years.

In his spare time, Dr. Bailey is an avid ice hockey player, sailor, and automobile enthusiast.