Robert Ferdowsmakan, DMD, MD https://torreyhillsoms.com Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:16:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://torreyhillsoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Robert Ferdowsmakan, DMD, MD https://torreyhillsoms.com 32 32 What Can I Eat After Jaw Surgery? https://torreyhillsoms.com/2016/09/can-eat-jaw-surgery/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-eat-jaw-surgery Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:15:16 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=261 Immediately after corrective jaw surgery our patients have a liquid or puree diet for the first week. Our patients have been very creative in the past and have blended complete meals in order to get the nourishment they need to recover from surgery. We recommend addition of Ensure or Boost to meals during the first week after surgery. Then for the next 7 weeks patients eat a soft, no-chew diet. Soft diet consists of such foods as mashed potatoes, refried beans, oatmeal, over-cooked pasta, soft fish and any other foods that do not require chewing. Eating a soft diet reduces the risk of any problems with the jaw healing properly after surgery. Once the jaw is fully healed after about 8 weeks our patients are able to go back to a regular diet of their choice. Full return of normal jaw function occurs gradually over several weeks to months. During this time patients can continue to increase the types of foods they eat based on their own personal comfort level. Most patients will lose an average of 10 to 15 pounds after corrective jaw surgery and attention should be given to take in extra calories post surgery to minimize weight loss.

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Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan Transforms the Lives of Children Affected by Physical Abnormalities https://torreyhillsoms.com/2016/09/dr-robert-ferdowsmakan-transforms-lives-children-affected-physical-abnormalities/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-robert-ferdowsmakan-transforms-lives-children-affected-physical-abnormalities Sun, 04 Sep 2016 18:36:29 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=175 A boy named Daniel experienced a traumatic dog attack that left his face scarred. Due to financial hardship, his family was unable to get him proper medical treatment. Fortunately, Daniel was referred to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts – a San Diego-based charity with the mission to provide no-cost surgical and health care services to children who have been affected by physical deformities.

Today, Daniel is almost completely recovered thanks to free reconstructive surgeries provided by the volunteers at Fresh Start. Daniel’s story is just one of thousands. Since Fresh Start Surgical Gifts started 25 years ago, it has treated over 7,000 patients and has donated over $31,000,000 in surgical-related services.

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92130 Resident and Oral Surgeon Donates Time and Skills To No-Cost Surgeries https://torreyhillsoms.com/2016/02/92130-resident-oral-surgeon-donates-time-skills-no-cost-surgeries/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=92130-resident-oral-surgeon-donates-time-skills-no-cost-surgeries Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:42:24 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=179 Longtime Carmel Valley resident Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan is not only the founder and medical director of his own oral and maxillofacial surgical practice but also a devoted philanthropist. Robert lends his knowledge and skills to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a nonprofit medical organization that provides no-cost surgical services to children and young adults who were born with abnormalities, have sustained trauma, or have been victims of neglect or abuse.

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Interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune Community Spotlight Radio Show 12/2/15 https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/12/interview-san-diego-union-tribune-community-spotlight-radio-show-12215/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=interview-san-diego-union-tribune-community-spotlight-radio-show-12215 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:45:35 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=181 Lupita Morales, Patient Services Manager for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, is joined by Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan, a volunteer doctor for the organization, and Yuliana Vasquez of Lock and Load Clothing, to chat about Fresh Start’s mission, the work of Dr. Ferdowsmakan, and upcoming fundraising events.

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Local surgeon brings patients new options to face the future https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/10/local-surgeon-brings-patients-new-options-face-future/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-surgeon-brings-patients-new-options-face-future Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:15:48 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=190 Read More

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Carmel Valley surgeon brings patients new options to face the future https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/10/carmel-valley-surgeon-brings-patients-new-options-face-future/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=carmel-valley-surgeon-brings-patients-new-options-face-future Wed, 21 Oct 2015 19:14:19 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=188 Carmel Valley’s Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan, the founder of Torrey Hills Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has volunteered his time over the past five years to treat hundreds of patients with facial injuries free of charge at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Ferdowsmakan has found it incredibly rewarding to provide life-changing surgeries to children who are uninsured or underinsured after treatment for severe injuries or trauma.

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Surgeon puts kids’ faces back together https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/09/surgeon-puts-kids-faces-back-together/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=surgeon-puts-kids-faces-back-together Tue, 22 Sep 2015 05:16:37 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=193 The patient was an 11-year-old boy who arrived at the Rady Children’s Hospital trauma center after being attacked by the family’s pit bull puppy. The doctor was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a private practice in Carmel Valley. From 2 a.m. until 7 a.m., the doctor worked to put the boy’s face back together again, because that is what he does. He did it for free because that is who he is.

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Dr. Ferdowsmakan Named SD Metro Men Who Make a Difference 2015 https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/08/dr-ferdowsmakan-named-sd-metro-men-make-difference-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-ferdowsmakan-named-sd-metro-men-make-difference-2015 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:18:09 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=195 Read More

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Interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune Community Spotlight Radio Show 6/19/15 https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/06/interview-san-diego-union-tribune-community-spotlight-radio-show-61915/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=interview-san-diego-union-tribune-community-spotlight-radio-show-61915 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:19:53 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=197 Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
Katherine Hsia, Director of Development for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, and Dr. Robert Ferdowsmakan, a volunteer for the organization, chat about Fresh Start’s mission to provide free surgeries to infants, children and teens with deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease..

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Fresh Start Surgery Weekend Program https://torreyhillsoms.com/2015/05/fresh-start-surgery-weekend-program/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fresh-start-surgery-weekend-program Wed, 06 May 2015 05:22:52 +0000 https://torrey.mrbdev.com/?p=200 Watch Video on Vimeo

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