Currently serving as the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at West Los Angeles Medical Center and Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service at USC-LAC Medical Center - Dr. Alidad Ghiassi specializes in the management of complex problems of the upper extremity. A graduate of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Ghiassi did his internship and residency at LAC+USC Medical Center, USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Ghiassi's fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery was completed at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ghiassi has contributed to dozens of published studies and continues to lead the way in treating and understanding upper extremity conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Distal Radius Fractures
Osteoarthritic Hand Pain
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Colposcopy & Biopsy
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Patients and students learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for people suffering from CTS, including the various treatment options. Included is an in-depth review of the common non-surgical and surgical management options and what to expect from recovery onward. Learners will gain better insight into the condition and when to pursue specific interventions for improved quality of life.
Patients and students learn what can cause injury to the distal radius, resulting in fracture and how it is treated. Included is an in-depth review of the surgical management options and what to expect from recovery onward. Learners will gain better insight into the management of orthopedic injuries and regaining mobility afterward.
Patients and students use this Aivio to combat misconceptions related to trigger fingers, better understand the condition and treatment options, and ultimately improve hand function and quality of life. Designed by a leading orthopedic hand surgeon, the content gives real-world advice on living with and treating a condition that can otherwise limit one's quality of life.
Dupuytren's disease or dupuytren’s contracture is a progressive hand condition limiting how much you can move or straighten your fingers that can worsen over time. This Aivio provides in-depth expert education on the condition, causes, and prognosis, as well as a thorough review of the possible treatment options, risks, and outcomes. Patients are empowered to have more knowledgeable conversations with their hand specialists and seek care early.
CMC joint osteoarthritis is a chronic, painful condition that involves the breakdown of the cartilage in the thumb. This Aivio guides learners through an expert review of the condition, prognosis, and available treatment options. Included are real examples of tools and techniques patients can use to continue their daily activities and avoid the debilitating impacts of the condition.
Hand osteoarthritis is inflammation that causes pain and stiffness in the joints of millions of people. Viewers of this Aivio will learn how and why it develops, what parts of the hand are commonly affected, and what techniques and treatments can be used to improve hand function and restore quality of life.
Mammograms are an essential part of women's health and a vital early-detection tool in the fight against breast cancer, yet millions of women fail to schedule their routine studies every year. This Aivio guides the learner through what to expect from mammography, including how to prepare for the procedure and the importance of early screening. A detailed review of common results and their meaning helps to alleviate anxiety further and increase the likelihood of screening compliance. (Available in Spanish)
If ever there was a need for an Aivio this is it. PPD impacts millions of women worldwide, yet the stigma leads more and more women to suffer in silence. This Aivio helps break down the barrier to care, educating learners on PPD, the risks and statistics surrounding the condition, and how and when to seek treatment. The secure Aivio environment empowers women to take control of their health and provides a safe place to ask even the most sensitive questions and get medically validated answers in real-time.
The female body is amazing, capable of both developing life and then sustaining it through lactation. But how does lactation work, and what should every breastfeeding mother know about it? This Aivio dives deep into the topic as a digital lactation consultant guides learners on through an in-depth interactive experience. Learners can expect to walk away with an understanding of lactation and gain techniques to improve the breastfeeding experience. Complete with pros and cons, latching tips, and real-world advice, this Aivio helps with all aspects of nursing care.
Our C-Section Aivio helps learners understand what to expect when facing a cesarean delivery - whether elective or emergent. Designed to alleviate the fears and unknowns surrounding the procedure, this topic dives deep into the procedure, how to prepare, and what to expect from recovery.
This Aivio helps learners better understand why a colposcopy might be ordered and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. This includes why biopsies may be needed and what the results of those biopsies can reveal. The secure Aivio environment creates a safe place for learners to get real-time, medically validated answers to even their most sensitive questions and reduces anxiety related to the procedure.