Meet DR. Iraniha

ANDREW SAEED IRANIHA, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


ANDREW SAEED IRANIHA, M.D., F.A.C.S.Dr. Iraniha earned his medical doctorate degree in 1991 from the Tehran School of Medicine and was the top-ranked graduate in his class of over 400 medical students. In 1994, Dr. Iraniha moved to the United States to complete his general and laparoscopic surgical training at two of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers; the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California and the UCI Medical Center located in Orange, California.

Dr. Iraniha and his professional surgical support staff are committed to providing patients with the latest, most advanced techniques in robotic, laparoscopic and general surgical procedures. In addition, Dr. Iraniha is a caring and committed physician who is dedicated to maintaining a close physician-patient relationship. Dr. Iraniha has enjoyed a successful medical career in Orange County for more than fourteen years and is looked at as a leader in robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures. He currently resides in Irvine, California with his wife and two children.

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL HISTORY
  • PLACE OF BIRTH
Tehran – Iran
  • OFFICE ADDRESS
496 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 2
Newport Beach, Ca 92663
  • TEL:
Office: (949) 646-8444
  • Fax:
(949) 646-8388
  • Email:
info@newportlaparoscopy.net
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:
  • PRACTICE

Solo Robotic, Laparoscopic and General Surgery Practice

2000-Present

Medical Staff Member of:

  • POST-GRADUATE TRAINING & CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

UCI Medical Center
Orange, California
General Surgery, PGY-4, PGY-5, PGY-6 (cheif residency)

1997-2000

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California
General Surgery, PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3

1994-1997

University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Plastic Surgery, PGY-1

1993-1994
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Medical School of Tehran University
Tehran, Iran
Degree: M.D

1984-1991
ACADEMIC POSITION:
2000-2008
2015-present
2014-present
HONORS & AWARDS:
  • Passed American Board of General Surgery,
    written exam, 90th Percentile
  • passed American Board of General Surgery, Re-certification,
  • written exam, 90th percentile
20012011
  • Second place award in the Investigator Category of the
    1999 PSEF Scholarship Essay Contest for “Determination
    of Burn-Depth with Non-Contact Ultrasound”.
1999
1991
MEDICAL LICENCURES & CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeon
2003
  • American College of Surgeon Board Certification
2001
  • California License
1995
  • American college of Surgeon Board Re-certification
2011
ASSOCIATIONS:
2003 – Present
2003 – Present
2003 – Present
2001-2012
2000-Present
2013-Present
2014-Present
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: 2000-present
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery 2000-present
Robotic Surgery 2012-present
One of the pioneers of robotic hernia surgery Since 2012
PRESENTATIONS:
  • “Long term quality of life and outcomes following robotic assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair”.
    Abstract podium presentation at Annual Meeting of Society of Robotic Surgery, February 2017, Miami, Florida
  • “Technical modifications of Robotic Assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair: A journey through the learning curve”. Abstract podium presentation at Annual Meeting of Society of Robotic Surgery, February 2015, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Robotic TAPP Inguinal Hernia Repair with Mesh”. Video Podium Presentation at Annual Meeting of Society of Robotic Surgery, February 2015, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Robotic Parastomal Hernia Repair with Mesh”. Video Podium Presentation at Annual Meeting of Society of Robotic Surgery, February 2015, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair with Mesh”. Video Podium Presentation at Annual Meeting of Society of Robotic Surgery, February 2015, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Feasibility, Safety, and Reproducibility of Robotic Assisted TAPP Inguinal Hernia Repair: a clinical report of 100 inguinal hernia repairs “. Abstract Podium presentation at Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Worldwide Congress, October 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  • “Roll of laparoscopic surgery in the management of colorectal foreign bodies- case reports “. Abstract presented at 14th International Congress and Endo Expo of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September 2005. San Diego, CA
  • Laparoscopic management of perforated jejunum due to an ingested fish bone Abstract presented at 14th International Congress and Endo Expo of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, September 2005. San Diego, CA.
  • “Determination of burn-depth with non-contact ultrasound”. Abstract presented at 31st annual meeting of American Burn Association. March of 1999. Orlando, Florida.
  • “Determination of burn-depth with non-contact ultrasound”. Abstract presented at 12th Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. June of 1999. San Francisco, California.
  • “Non-contact ultrasound for assessing burn-depth: Preliminary results”. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. January of 1999. Santa Barbara, California.
  • “Impact of margin status in local recurrence after breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer”. Abstract presented at the 69th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association. February of 1998. Maui, Hawaii.
  • “Pathophysiology of Emphysema”. Presented at the Shariaty Hospital. May of 1991. Tehran, Iran.
PUBLICATIONS:
  • Iraniha S; Cinat M; Vanderkam V; Boyko A, Lee D; Jones J; Achauer B. Determination of burn-depth with non-contact ultrasound. The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation 2000. (accepted for publication)
  • Iraniha S; Shen V; Kruppe C; Downey E. Uterine cervical extrarenal Wilm`s tumor managed without hysterectomy. Journal of Pediatric hematology/Oncology Nov/Dec 1999; 21(6): 548-550 .
  • Iraniha S; Khalkhali I. Mammography and interventional breast procedures. In: Taillefer; Khalkhali I; Biersack. Radionuclide imaging of the breast. New York, Marcel Dekker, 1998, chapter 3, pp3-1 to 3-81.
  • Iraniha S; Khalkhali I; Cutrone J; Diggles L; Klein S. Breast cancer imaging: Can Tc-99m sestamibi scintimammography fit in? Medscape Women`s Health 2(4), 1997. C 1997 Medscape, Inc. (http://www.medscape.com/medscape/womens.h…)
  • Khalkhali I; Iraniha S; Cutrone J; Diggles L; Klein S. Scintimammography with Tc-99m sestamibi. Acta Media Austriaca 1997; 24(2): 46-49. Khalkhali I; Iraniha S; Diggles L; Cutrone J; Mishkine F. Scintimammography: The new role of Tc-99m sestamibi imaging for the diagnosis of breast carcinoma. The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine 1997; 41(3): 231-238.
  • Iraniha S; Saber S. “Emphysema”. Published by Medical University of Tehran, Iran, 1994.