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Dr. Lee Kleiman

Sep 29, 2011 04:29PM ● By Anonymous

For 20 years, Dr. Kleiman has been treating children and adults for their otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery needs. He is the medical director of Severn River ENT Plastic and Laser Surgery which has offices in Severna Park and Annapolis. Working closely with Dr. Kleiman is Valleri Weyant, PA-C, the practice’s Physician Assistant. “She is a wonderful addition to our team.

“I love the small town atmosphere of Anne Arundel County. I constantly see persons for whom I’ve had a positive impact and get to interact with them. I get to share many of my patients’ life stories over almost two decades.” Dr. Kleiman is chief of Otolaryngology at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and assistant chief at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is also comedical director of the Arundel Ambulatory Surgical Center in Annapolis.

He is double board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His medical school and otolaryngology training were at the University of Maryland. He has trained with many medical innovators throughout the world. Upon completing prestigious international fellowships in facial plastic surgery at the University of Toronto in Canada and Bern University in Switzerland, Dr. Kleiman returned as a surgeon in Anne Arundel County and a clinical assistant professor, facial plastic surgeon, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Baltimore. “I really enjoyed and benefited from the broad-based training I received in ear, nose and throat; head neck surgery; and cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. I love what I do; every day at work brings new challenges and excitement. Surgery in many ways is like a puzzle that I solve and put back together.”

Diseases and treatment of the ear, nose, sinuses and voice are areas of Dr. Kleiman’s expertise. He performs the full array of sinus surgery utilizing the state-of-the-art CTBrain Lab Navigation equipment and the new minimally invasive balloon sinus procedures. Dr. Kleiman is one of Maryland’s leading physician-providers of the in-office balloon sinus treatments. “Hospitals and anesthesia aren’t always needed anymore for these minimally invasive procedures.”

An in-office voice lab, in conjunction with a speech therapist, addresses any throat and swallowing problems. Sometimes in conjunction with other specialists, Dr. Kleiman performs surgery on tumors of the head, neck, anterior skull base, thyroid, and defects resulting from Mohs skin cancer surgery.

Dr. Kleiman is the medical director of Sleep Apnea Technology LLC. This research and product development company is bringing new ideas and products for the treatment of sleep apnea. He performs the full array of sleep apnea and snoring relief procedures.

Combining his affinity for art and medicine led him to the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery. “The best is when I take an idea and make it work in the human body to function and look better,” says Dr. Kleiman. He is a leading revision rhinoplasty specialist with extensive experience. He performs many cosmetic procedures including surgical face lift s, browlifts, eyelid surgery, hair transplants, and cosmetic ear and lip enhancement surgeries. His practice also performs non-surgical enhancements such as Fillers, Botox, full body and face Thermage, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL(light) sunspot and hair removal treatments, laser spider vein removal, and laser facial resurfacing.

Severn River ENT Plastic & Laser Surgery has the newest in skin tightening technology with the addition of Thermage CPT. Thermage CPT is available to give you the best non-surgical body and facial contouring…now with improved results and a more comfortable treatment. This is available at the newly remodeled Severna Park office.

Dr. Kleiman continues to be a Top Doc in his field thanks to his dedicated support staff . “They care! I couldn’t do it without them,” says Dr. Kleiman. This team of health providers make their patients happiness their top priority.

Q: Have there been any new advances in the treatment of sinusitis?

A: I have incorporated Balloon Sinuplasty into the treatment of chronic sinusitis. It allows us to defer extensive surgery on patients who have mild to moderate sinus disease, yet have failed conservative treatment. This is a minimally invasive technique that results in faster healing and less post-operative discomfort than traditional sinus surgery. I oft en pair this with a CAT scan guided navigation system. This can be performed in an office setting under local anesthesia. No longer do sinus procedures require a hospital or surgery center visit. This saves the patient time and money. The use of this new technology has resulted in improved patient comfort and care.
— Lee Kleiman, MD, Severn River ENT