Boosting Economic Health

Santa Barbara’s premier new medical facility, the first of its type in more than two decades, signals a resurgence of confidence in the economy as physicians invest in this state-of-the-art facility. “This construction will bring new jobs to the community in the form of tradesmen from all crafts, and when the building is finished the new facilities offer the opportunity for new employment,” says one of the physician-owners, plastic surgeon, Howard Gross, M.D., of The Art of Plastic Surgery.

Located in the State Street Medical Corridor, “Surgical Arts on State” will feature two of Santa Barbara’s finest plastic surgery practices, a dermatology practice that specializes in surgical treatment of skin cancer as well as cosmetic treatments, a Medicare-certified surgery center, and a world-class fertility center and lab.

Mark Surrey, M.D. Medical Director and Founder of Southern California Reproductive Center said “We are thrilled to be able to offer the finest technology in the world to Santa Barbara and the Central Coast. We have been part of the Santa Barbara community for the past 20 years and are proud to have helped people here experience the joy of becoming parents through the technology available in Beverly Hills. Now, for the first time ever, Santa Barbara and the Central Coast will have this same outstanding technology here at home. Our Center and Embryology Lab will offer a level of technology and care that is unmatched in the area.”

Together, the practices in “Surgical Arts on State” will offer a Wellness Center for women, as well as serving needs for all areas of the community. This project demonstrates great confidence in the economic recovery because the medical suites are all physician-owned and designed. The design of each suite will reflect the personality of the physician and practice, and demand for space has left only one office remaining for a physician.

Available for interview at tomorrow’s ceremony will be Santa Barbara public officials, and others who have long supported this project for the positive impact it will have on the city. The physician-owners and the building architects of “Surgical Arts on State” will also be in attendance and available for interview:

• Jay I. Blatter, AIA, Hochhauser Blatter, Architect

• Wendy Chang, M.D., Southern California Reproductive Center

• Howard Gross, M.D., Howard Gross, MD The Art of Plastic Surgery

• Jan Robert Hochhauser, AIA, Hochhauser Blatter, Architect

• Keith Llewellyn, M.D., Aloe Dermatology

• Douglas Mackenzie, M.D., Pacific Plastic Surgery

• Edward Steinfeldt, Steinfeldt & Associates

• Mark Surrey, M.D., Southern California Reproductive Center

DECEMBER 11, 2012

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.



Howard Gross, M.D.

Dr. Howard Gross has been providing outstanding plastic surgery to Santa Barbara for nearly 20 years. His thriving practice focuses primarily on cosmetic surgery, however he has served the community with emergency and reconstructive surgery when necessary. In additional to all his plastic surgery training, he also has specialty training in microsurgery and laser surgery.

Mark Surrey, M.D.

Wendy Chang, M.D.

Dr. Mark Surrey is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Southern California Reproductive Center, one of the largest, most successful fertility practices in the region. SCRC is an active part of the Santa Barbara community, and Dr. Surrey and his associate, Dr. Wendy Chang, are happy to provide state-of the-art care to patients who have are struggling with conceiving and require the help of fertility specialists in their efforts to become parents.

Douglas Mackenzie, M.D.

Douglas Mackenzie, M.D’s practice, the Pacific Plastic Surgery Center has been serving the Central Coast since 2000. In addition to aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Mackenzie performs reconstructive surgery to restore form and function following injury or previous surgery. He is fellowship trained in hand surgery. Dr. Mackenzie enjoys an outstanding reputation in the community for his surgical skill, professionalism and warmth.

Keith Llewellyn, M.D.

Dr. Keith Llewellyn, opened his Santa Barbara dermatology practice, Aloe Dermatology, in 2003. Patients will find Dr. Llewellyn has unusually broad training, having completed two years of internal medicine training before his dermatology and dermasurgery residency. In addition to general and pediatric dermatology, Dr. Llewellyn also has expertise in Mohs surgery, an advanced and highly specialized technique to remove skin cancer, and cosmetic dermatology.

Aloe Dermatology (website)

Jay I. Blatter, AIA and Jan Robert Hochhauser, AIA are the architects on the “Surgical Arts on State” project. Messrs.’ Blatter and Hochhauser’s firm, Hochhauser Blatter Architecture and Planning is part of the fabric of Santa Barbara; Mr. Hochhauser has been practicing architecture in the community since 1977, and founded the company in 1990. Mr. Blatter joined him a few years later as a Founding Principal, bringing his creative focus to the firm. Together, Messrs.’ Hockhauser and Blatter are working to design buildings that are at once beautiful, eco-friendly and efficient


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