Jeffrey T. Islas, MD


Board Certified General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

“There’s no reason for fear in the era of modern surgery. Using state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques, we can perform many procedures without the pain, large incisions and longer recovery times that used to accompany them. I look forward to explaining these procedures to you and answering all of your questions.”

Educated to care.

“Early in my educational experience, I discovered that even minimal effort on the part of a few would result in subtantial change for the benefit of all.”

Board-Certified Diplomate: American Board of Surgery
Residency Training: Surgery, Martin Luther King-Drew
Medical Center, Los Angeles
MD: UCLA-Drew School of Medicine
BA: Biology, California State University, Long Beach

Learning and sharing through professional memberships.

“By maintaining contact with my peers, I am able to keep on top of major developments in my field. One of the great benefits of these associations is that I can continually expand my knowledge, thereby providing the best possible resources to those I have the privilege of servings.”

Memberships: California Medical Association
L.A. County Medical Association

Involved and committed.

“In addition to specializing in general surgery, I am bilingual. Speaking both English and Spainish helps me communicate better with my patients and eases their communication with me. It’s something else that helps me get more involved with them and more committed to their care.”

Awards: UCLA School of Medicine Mackenzie Scholarship
Intern of the Year, Martin Luther King-Drew
Medical Center, Los Angeles 1987
California Hospital Resident of the Year, 1988


Steven W. Grant, MD, FACS


Board Certified General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

“Thanks to the breakthroughs in minimally invasive surgical procedures, injuries and disease are being treated more effectively, with less discomfort and recovery time, than ever before. Take advantage of our leading-edge care and protect your precious health in the process.”

Superior care starts with a solid education.

“My patients can always rely on me for dedicated, compassionate services and state-of-the-art surgical care. My additional fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery allows me to offer the lastest minimally invasive procedures.”

Fellowship Training: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, USC
Residency Training: Surgery, UC Irvine College of Medicine
MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BS: Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Professional memberships add to my patient care arsenal.

“Surgery continues to be a rapidly advancing field. The greatest benefit of my professional association memberships is the sharing of knowledge about the newest, most effective techniques and technology. In this way, I will continue to be at the leading edge of surgical care.”

Fellows: American college of Surgeons
Members: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
American Medical Association
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Recent publications.

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., “Preditors of Response After Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura,” Surgical Endosc 2001; 15(5): 484-88

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., “Intraabdominal Abscess Rate After Laparoscopic Appenddectomy,” Am J Surg 2000; 180:456-461

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., “Laparoscopic Management of Complications of Peptic Ulcer Disease,” Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, G. Ballantyne, Ed., W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA 2000


Dr. Claire Chavez Sakae

Bio coming soon…