About Alexis D. Furze, M.D., FACS

“Dr. Furze was very attentive and listened to all my concerns and questions. I had everything in detail before my eyelid surgery, and I felt so comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. Bruising post-op. I would definitely recommend him for any facial plastic surgery or ENT needs.”

– Kristen P.

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Alexis D. Furze, M.D., FACS based in Orange County, CA, is among a select group of board certified Head and Neck surgeons who have received additional training and an additional board certification in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Furze’s extensive training has allowed him to become a leading expert in the field. You can trust that Dr. Furze has the knowledge, skills, and training required to take care of your needs, no matter how simple or complicated.

Alexis D. Furze, M.D., FACS is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Furthermore, Dr. Furze is affiliated with HOAG Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. He specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery, sinus surgery including balloon sinuplasty, anti-aging procedures for the face and eyes, and facial reconstruction after facial trauma or cancer treatment. Dr. Furze has performed over 10,000 nasal and sinus surgeries.

Dr. Furze earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern, one of the busiest and most prestigious programs in the nation. He then completed additional fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California Irvine.

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As one of very few surgeons selected for a university based fellowship with emphasis in both aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, combined with extensive training in functional nasal, sinus, head and neck surgery, Dr. Furze brings a comprehensive understanding of the face inside and out which comes through in his outcomes.

Dr. Furze divides his time between Newport Beach and Rancho Cucamonga and is currently accepting patients in both of these locations. Should you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consult with Dr. Furze, please call (800) 498-3223 for an appointment. We look forward to providing you with comfortable, convenient, and professional healthcare at its finest!

Training

University of California – Irvine, Irvine, California

June 2011

Fellowship Training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Advanced surgical training in aging face, facial cosmetics, rhinoplasty, major/minor head and neck reconstruction, microvascular surgery, occuloplastics, facial trauma.

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

June 2010

Residency Training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
3500+ Major Head and Neck Procedures, 4500+ Total Procedures
100 % answers correct 2010 ABOTO Training Exam Facial Plastics Section

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

June 2006

General Surgery Internship

Education

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

May 2005

Doctorate in Medicine awarded with Research Distinction

University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Gainesville, Florida

December 2000

Bachelor’s of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Major: Neurobiological Sciences

Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

June Aug 1999

Study abroad in Mexico; Courses in Spanish and Anthropology

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

June Aug 1996

Harvard Secondary School Program, Early Undergraduate Coursework

St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg, Florida

June 1997

International Baccalaureate and Standard U.S. Diploma (Magna Cum Laude)

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

June 1, 2011 June 30, 2021

Certificate #20720

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

June 2013 Dec 2023

Relevant Experience

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach, California
Nov 2010 Present
Attending Physician Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery

University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
July 10 June 11
Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Speaker, presenter, moderator of monthly Facial Plastics conference

University of Texas Southwestern, Department of Otolaryngology, Dallas, TX
Jan 07 June 10
Researcher under the faculty mentorship of Joseph Leach, M.D.
Investigating the reconstructive properties of various hydroxyapatite preparations in mice

Children’s Rehabilitation Institute and Surgery Program (CRISP), Mazatenango, Guatemala
November 2007
Participant in this overseas cleft lip/palate surgery trip
Aided in the diagnosis and treatment of cleft lip/palate and other ENT conditions

University of Miami School of Medicine, Dept of Anatomy, Miami, Florida
Nov 04 Dec 05
Teaching Assistant for Head and Neck Anatomy

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
Aug. Dec. 2000
Teaching Assistant for BMS 5005, The Introduction to the Profession of Medicine

University of Florida Psychology Department, Gainesville, Florida
May 00 Feb 01
Researcher in the laboratory of Merle Meyer, Ph.D.
Primary author: Effects of dopamine receptor antagonism on catalepsy and
apomorphine-induced stereotypies in rats (unpublished)

University of Florida Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida
Jan 99 Feb 01
Researcher in Neuroradiology in the laboratory of Christiana Leonard, Ph.D.
Senior Thesis: Cerebral asymmetry in epilepsy patients with cortical dysgenesis or hippocampal sclerosis

Publications

Furze AD, Wong BJF. Caudal septal extension grafts. In: Shiffman MA and Di Giuseppe A (Ed.) Advanced rhinoplasty: art and techniques. Springer Publishing.

Furze AD, Wong BJF. Managing lower lateral cartilage convexity. In: Shiffman MA and Di Giuseppe A (Ed.) Advanced rhinoplasty: art and techniques. Springer Publishing.

Furze AD, Chu EA. Rotational Flaps. In: Kountakis SE (Ed.) Encyclopedia of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Springer Publishing. (In press)

Furze AD, Chu EA. Regional Flap. In: Kountakis SE (Ed.) Encyclopedia of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Springer Publishing. (In press)

Furze AD, Pawlowski KS, Lee MR, Leach JL. Comparison of post-operative outcomes between various calcium phosphate preparations for bony onlay reconstruction in mice. (Accepted to European Journal of Plastic Surgery)

Furze AD. A modified Bjork flap tracheostomy technique. (Submitted for publication)

Furze AD, Defatta R, Ducic, Y. Lymphoma of the hard palate: pathology case quiz. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010; 136:205.

Furze AD, Myers L, Peng Y. Solitary fibrous tumor of the nasal cavity and ethmoid sinus with intracranial extention: pathology case quiz. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008; 134: 334,336-7.

Furze A, Kralick D, Vakharia A, Jaben K, Graves R, Adil E, Eshraghi AA, Balkany TJ, Van de Water TR. Dexamethasone and methylprednisilone do not inhibit neuritic outgrowth while inhibiting outgrowth of fibroblasts from spiral ganglion explants. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008; 128; 122-7.

Furze AD, Lehman DA, Roy S. Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as an anterior neck mass and possible thyroid malignancy in a seven-month-old. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69(2):267-70.

Hejl A, Furze AD. Transforming care for head and neck cancer patients: a multidisciplinary approach. Diet Nut Support Prac. 2010; 32(6).

Whinery M, Furze AD, Lee MR, Isaacson B. Rectal carcinoma metastasis to the internal auditory canal with contralateral carcinomatosis. (In Progress)

McIntyre JB, Furze AD, Lee MR, Myers LM. Noninvasive carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma with mucoepidermoid features of the parotid gland. (In progress)

Lee MR, Pawlowski KS, Luong A, Furze AD, Roland PS. Biofilm presence in humans with chronic suppurative otitis media. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;141,567-71.

Thomas GR, Dave S, Furze AD, Lehman D, Ruiz J, Checcone M, Balkany T. Management of common otolaryngologic emergencies: part I. Emer Med. 2005;37(5):18-47.

Thomas GR, Dave S, Furze AD, Lehman D, Ruiz J, Checcone M, Balkany T. Management of common otolaryngologic emergencies: part II. Emer Med 2005;37(6):39-48.

Ulubil SA, Furze AD, Angeli SI. Cochlear implantation in a patient with profound hearing loss with the A1555G mitochondrial DNA mutation and no history of aminoglycoside exposure. J Laryngol Otol 2006; 120(3):230-2.

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