Dr. Gary Hitzig is a hair restoration pioneer, beginning his lifelong passion for a hair loss cure back in 1974. While serving as a surgical resident at Cornell Medical Center, in New York, hair transplant surgeon Dr. Gary Hitzig had already lost a significant amount of his hair. He had previously spent most of what he earned on summer jobs trying every hair growth remedy on the market. In 1974 he underwent his first hair transplant surgery, but the results were less than successful. In late 1975, Dr. Hitzig learned of new techniques for hair transplant surgery from an attending physician at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Institute and had his transplant redone successfully. Thrilled and fascinated by the possibilities of hair transplantation surgery, Dr. Hitzig committed his practice to hair restoration for men and women in 1976. For the next three years, while still a resident in pediatric reconstructive urology, Dr. Hitzig was an associate in Plastic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York where he trained Plastic Surgery residents in hair transplant surgery. During the mid 1980′s Dr. Hitzig ran a training program for Dermatology residents at New York Hospital in hair restoration transplant surgery. After decades of providing state-of-the-art hair restoration surgery procedures Dr. Hitzig is now Medical Director of the Prasad Cosmetic Surgery hair restoration division where he consults hair transplant patients and continues his groundbreaking research with ACell Matristem and enhanced PRP injections for hair regrowth.
In his book, Dr. Gary Hitzig explains his experience with hair loss and his ultimate solution with hair transplantation. This is a real common sense guide to hair loss and its treatment. You can relate to the personal stories of hair loss from the perspective of a doctor who experienced it himself, and has dedicated his professional life to treating hair loss.
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Dr. Hitzig has personally performed well over 30,000 hair restoration procedures in New York State, NYC and Long Island. Both an innovator and inventor, Dr. Hitzig has pioneered the use of ACell and PRP in hair transplantation, Infrared Coagulation for donor area coagulation, and patented the “Hitzig Linear Punch.” Dr. Hitzig has had articles published in Dermatologic Surgery and the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery on: Adjuvant Techniques in Punch Graft Hair Transplantation, Curvilinear Baldness Reduction, The Use of Infrared Coagulation in Hair Transplant and Scalp Reduction Surgery, Linear Grafting Using a Modified Slot Method, and early results in the use of injectable ACell suspended in arterial blood serum/PRP in retarding hair loss/re-growth of miniaturizing scalp hairs.
Dr. Hitzig is Board Certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and served as the Medical Advisor for the Board of Directors of the American Hair Loss Council. He authored cover articles on “Scalp Camouflage after Hair Restoration Surgery” and “Linear Grafting” for the American Hair Loss Council newsletter.
Since 1986, Dr. Hitzig has been a full fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and was the Co-Chair for the 1996 Hair Symposium in New York City, sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and presented by the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
In May of 1997, Dr. Hitzig was the featured speaker at the Simposio Internacionale of Cosmetic Surgery in Santiago de Cali, Columbia, with world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Ivo Pitanguy. His consumer book on hair loss titled, “Help & Hope for Hair Loss”, published by Avon Books, is available worldwide.
In 1998, Dr. Hitzig’s patent for the Hitzig Linear Punch was approved and is now being commercially manufactured and sold to surgeons around the world.
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