Henry B Bikhazi MDCOSTA MESA, Calif., May 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center in South Orange County featuring the latest innovations in surgical technologies, infection control and patient comfort, today announced that Gary S. Reiter, M.D., has been appointed Medical Director and Henry B. Bikhazi, M.D., has been named President of the Medical Executive Committee.

“These important physician leadership positions ensure that Renaissance stays true to its mission of being a physician-owned facility where first and foremost doctors are making the healthcare decisions that deliver the highest level of patient care,” said Bruce Wallace, CEO of Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor.

As Medical Director, Dr. Reiter, will oversee patient care and serve as a liaison between Renaissance management and physicians to ensure the highest standards of medicine and surgical excellence are achieved. Dr. Reiter is a board certified ophthalmologist and diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has provided comprehensive surgical eye care for more than 30 years from his Newport Beach-based practice in Southern California.

In the role of President of the Medical Executive Committee, Dr. Bikhazi leads a physician committee representing the 12 surgical specialties at Renaissance. This committee reviews physician credentialing and ensures that each specialty is being properly supported to deliver the best possible surgical outcomes for patients. Dr. Bikhazi, who was a founding physician member of the Center, is a renowned Ear Nose Throat surgeon and is board certified in otolaryngology. He is an expert in voice and swallowing disorders and performs balloon sinuplasty, a less invasive surgical option for patients seeking relief from chronic sinusitis. Dr. Bikhazi has been a trusted leader in his field for more than 40 years delivering excellent results for patients from his Newport Beach and Whittier offices.

“It is the responsibility of the Medical Executive Committee is to bring new and innovative surgical options to patients through the expertise of top surgeons in their field,” said Dr. Bikhazi. “Renaissance was built to embrace emerging technologies and has the infrastructure and leadership to support both surgeon and patient for optimal care exceeding what is available at any other center.”

About Renaissance Surgical Arts:
Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor is a professionally managed, but majority physician-owned facility in Orange County, Calif. With eight ORs and two procedure rooms, the 20,000-plus square foot outpatient facility demonstrates how to merge cutting edge technology into a patient-centric environment that is as beautiful as it is functional. The multispecialty outpatient center supports the area’s best physicians representing a wide variety of specialties, including cardiology, ear nose and throat, gastroenterology, bariatrics, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal, ophthalmology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, breast surgery and oncology, interventional radiology, GYN and general surgery. Learn more at .

– Photo Caption: Pictured left to right: Dr. Henry B. Bikhazi, President of the Executive Medical Committee, Dr. Gary S. Reiter, Medical Director, and Bruce Wallace, CEO of Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor. (Print resolution image available on request for media.)

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