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I had this surgery performed in my temporal area last fall, and I am SO PLEASED with the results!  I still have chronic daily headaches but the severity has been SIGNIFICANTLY reduced, and the surgical area is 95% pain free.


When my husband was researching for someone and at this point anyone to relieve my debilitating migraines he researched for days.  I had seen every neurologist, every pain specialist, and every migraine specialist across the country with no luck.  I had tried EVERY procedure.  EVERY medication with no relief.  After my neurostimulator came out for the 30th time we had it.  That's when my husband came across peripheral nerve surgeons.  Like I said earlier after days and days of research on different drs. Dr Peled kept coming up.  He had great testimonials, lots of research and most of all he gave insight into what was causing the horrid migraines.  By this time I was back admitted to the hospital to control the pain of the migraines.  We got in contact with Cary-Anne Alvord Dr Peled's office manager and we found HOPE!   We were desperate but gun shy.  We Skype with Dr Peled and we were on a plane two days later.  I am happy to report that our research paid off.  It's been 5 months, 2 procedures and NOT one migraine.  It's a miracle.  Honestly had we not done the research and met with Dr Peled we would still be chasing an answer.  I've been so lucky to find such a kind, knowledgeable and understanding Dr.  If you suffer from migraines you MUST see Dr Peled.  He has changed my life and can certainly do the same for you.  Thank you Doc.  From your most grateful patient!



I had peripheral nerve decompression surgery done by Dr. Ziv Peled in San Francisco.  I am headache free.  I had one surgery done in October of last year and was probably 80% headache free.  I had a second surgery done in February of this year.  I am now headache free.  I suffered for so many years with migraines and the medications I had to take in order to function at any level.  I feel so good and so grateful.  My neurologist, who had become a friend over the years, would not even read the literature that I printed out for him regarding the procedure.  My daughter-in-law, who is a pharmacist, was the only one willing to thoroughly research the procedure.  It is because of her willingness to investigate something new and her encouragement, as well as my confidence in Dr. Peled, that I had the surgery.  There are no words to express my gratitude for the new lease on life that I have.   

It is so sad that people whose lives could be helped by this procedure are discouraged by their own  physicians. I think of this quote. "Contempt prior to investigation leaves a man in everlasting ignorance".  I am exercising, losing weight, planning events......doing all the normal things that one does without a headache or drugs or the fear of getting a headache. Thank you again for everything!!


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I got your message. We will be at a location for a few more days which doesn't have cell service. I will call you when we get home. However, I am doing just great. If you recall, the main objective of the second surgery was to enablement me to take estrogen for hot flashes without getting a headache. I have been on estrogen for almost a month with no headache and almost no hot flashes. I feel better than I have in many many years. I will call when I get home as I want get the website address again so that I can post the success of my procedures. Thank you so much.


I just want to say that I have met Dr. Peled and his staff.  Dr. Peled is an absolutely amazingly talented and brilliant physician with an amazing bedside manner!!!!!  I have had to re-schedule my appointment due to pain and Cary-Anne is just amazing!  Anyone on the West Coast should contact Dr. Peled.  I am just a patient who desperately wants this procedure.....  We are so blessed to have Dr. Peled's talents!

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Thank you very much. Carson is happier than he has been in over a year! We are so thankful that you do what you do.
Take care,
E and P

Hello Cary-Anne,

There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Peled and you for all of your help you both have given our daughter Tessa.  Please let Dr. Peled know that my grandson Evan will always know of how GOD used him to performed his mother’s miracle.

Thank you,


On 05/10/13 GM was unable to run more that 2 miles without severe pain in his knee due to nerve damage. Here he is on November 3rd. Congrats! You are an inspiration to us all.
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Cary Anne and Dr. Peled,
I want to thank you both for all your help in making my life so much better! In SO many ways. Again thank you for making my life something I treasure and look forward to daily.


Dr. Peled,
This is just a small "Thank You" for all of your efforts in helping me to eliminate the daily pain I used to have. When we first met I was not in a good place mentally - I was discouraged and beaten-down. I am happy to say that is not the case any longer! I'm sure you know this already but you have given me hope that the pain is actually going away AND the negative thoughts I used to have (going far away from the Bay area to end my life) are gone... and I know for good. You saved my life and I hope you know how true that is. Whenever I tell anyone about you I tell them that you are the first doctor I've had that has the "Killer Combo"... you are uber-smart AND you genuinely care about your patients.
As I've mentioned before, I am very fortunate and blessed that our paths crossed. I don't know where I'd be today without you. Take care and see you soon.


Dr. Peled gave me my fife back!
Before my nerve surgery I was having headache/migraines amost every day for almost 15 years. After my surgery I am now only having headaches twice a month. Dr. Peled freed me of my chronic pain. There are no words to describe how blessed I am to have found a Doctor that could help me. I would recommend Dr. Peled to everyone! He gave me my life back!


Dr Peled,
Thank you so much for your time this afternoon. I normally HATE sending "thank you" emails but I will see you in two days and wanted you to know how much of an impact your words had with me today. I really appreciate you taking the extra time to talk with me this afternoon. It meant a lot coming from you. I want you to know you are BY FAR the best doctor I have ever had. You have the killer combo of being super-smart AND you care about your patients. Thank you again for taking me on as a patient. I am so lucky our paths have crossed.
See you on Wednesday.


Dr. Peled is the real deal. His technical skills should be seen as elite. My headaches and neck pain are gone as a result of the surgery. My wife is a 15-year med-surgical/orthopedic nurse and she couldn't believe how well Dr. Peled sewed up my wounds. Dr. Peled's a real pro. His bedside manner is the best of any doctor I've met. He was also very concerned I was comfortable in the days and months following the surgery. He would check in by phone and email. His practice is very efficient. Cary-Anne is a thoughtful, kind, empathetic and very pleasant. A visit to Dr.Peled's office always went off without a hitch. If you are thinking about the peripheral nerve surgery for headaches, Dr. Peled is your guy. I;m still blown away at how much better I feel because of Dr. Peled.

PJHCali Mar 1st, 2013

I suffered from migraines for 2 years. I went to numerous doctors and was on a wide range of serious pain medications. No one could help me or diagnose me. After learning of Dr. Peled I made an appointment with his San Francisco office and within 20 minutes of meeting him he diagnosed me with Occipital Neuralgia and treated me with Botox. Within 3 weeks I had surgery and have been pain and migraine free since. It has been almost a year. Dr. Peled gave me back my life!!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone and will never go to another doctor again!!!! His office staff Cary-Anne and Aimee are the sweetest ladies you will ever meet and go above and beyond their job to help you with anything!!!!

Amber on Mar. 1st, 2013

I was an occipital neuralgia patient at Stanford's Headache Clinic back in September/October. For that, I am grateful for your efforts and compassion. Everyone at Stanford's Headache Clinic was incredibly pleasant and professional. I tip my hat to you all.
I wanted to let you know I had peripheral nerve surgery with Dr. Ziv Peled on January 3, 2013. The surgery was miraculous. I am off the narcotics, flexiril and imitrex. I am only taking regular tylenol or advil. Going into surgery, I hoped only to be part of the purported 80% (who experience 50% or more relief) but now I'm wondering when I will be off the OTC meds.
The purpose of my email is to give you another data point on the surgery. I'm the least equipped to explain why it was effective (I'm a lawyer by training and a mutual fund portfolio manager by trade) but I can safely provide you with one clear example that this surgery did work. Perhaps, in the future, there will be studies that satisfy a skeptical medical establishment.
I thank you, Dr. Cowan, for your lengthy consideration of my case. Please pass on my gratitude to your team. If I may be off additional assistance, please feel free to contact me.

PH on Mar. 1, 2013

Just wanted to let you know that you broke that episode of neuralgia with that local anesthetic Friday. After such a bad time all that night and morning, I have had not one zinger since then, was able to sleep days and work nights over the weekend without pain. I know this is such a low tech and possibly unimportant-seeming thing for a skilled surgeon to do, but it made an enormous difference in my life that day and I just want to thank you once again.

S. P.

Thank you Dr. Peled and your staff for such wonderful care! You always completely explain my prognosis and put forth the extra effort to answer all my questions. You and your staff encompass all the attributes of medical professionalism blended with personality and always have my best interest at heart.


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"After more than 20 years of treatment for severe headache pain, I was referred to Dr. Ziv Peled by my pain specialist. I had the surgery in November and the results have been miraculous."







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