Our growing staff is uniquely dedicated to trying to help migraine and chronic headache patients understand our approach and how we can potentially help.

Ziv M. Peled, MDBoard-Certified plastic surgeon
Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Ziv M. Peled, MD is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon and peripheral nerve surgeon trained to perform the full spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures. He completed his plastic surgery training at Harvard and was honored with a teaching award by the medical students under his guidance.

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Cary-AnnePractice Manager

As the Practice Manager, Cary-Anne is responsible for greeting the numerous patients and guests who visit Peled Plastic Surgery. Her detail-oriented nature provides our patients with an effortless and pleasant experience from their initial consult through their post-surgical appointments.



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When traditional methods have failed, we are often able to help. Our approach focuses on determining whether or not there are any peripheral nerves in the head/neck area that could account for you symptoms using a combination of a careful history, comprehensive physical exam and nerve blocks.



The occipital region is the area in the back of the scalp/head. It is one of the most commonly treated areas for patients seeking surgical relief from chronic headaches.




The frontal region is located, as the name suggests, in the front of the head, specifically the forehead and glabella (that region between your eyebrows).




The temporal region is located at the side of the head/scalp - i.e. the temples. Most people that experience discomfort in these areas that is caused by nerves have these symptoms as a result of 2 primary offending nerves.




The nasal region is a somewhat unique area of the head/face which can be a source of chronic headache symptoms often misdiagnosed as migraines.


My name is Dr. Ziv Peled. Welcome to the home page for my practice, Peled Migraine Surgery. I live in the San Francisco Bay area and work as a Plastic and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon at Peled Migraine Surgery.

People often ask me, 'How did you get involved with peripheral nerve surgery after a plastic surgery residency at Harvard?' The answer comes in two parts.  First, many people don't realize that plastic surgical training involves work with many types of soft tissues including, skin, muscle, fat, bone and yes, nerves.  We would often get called upon to re-attach limbs that had been amputated in accidents and as part of those procedures, we would repair the injured nerves in order to restore function and sensation.  Secondly, in deciding what type of surgeon I would become and what I would do following my training, I happened upon a colleague and friend who was doing some interesting surgical work with patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy.  I spent some time with him and did several operations with him during my Chief Residency year and after that experience knew that I had found what I would ultimately do with my life.  After a whole additional year of training focusing on and learning how to operate on peripheral nerves, I landed in the Bay Area and knew I had found my new home, where I ultimately founded Peled Migraine Surgery.

Given my passion for peripheral nerve surgery, I expanded my practice to include chronic headache patients, many of whom suffer from nerve compression very similar to that which I have been treating for many years in other parts of the body.  The results for chronic headache patients have been wonderful and have mirrored those published in the literature.  The benefit I often see in these headache and other nerve patients have validated my career decision.  I genuinely feel that I make positive and substantive changes in peoples lives on a daily basis and this feeling is the reason I became a physician in the first place.  My nerve patients are consistently amongst my most grateful and the satisfaction which comes from their improvement is really impossible to put into words. I truly hope that other physicians feel as I do almost every day and hope to be able to continue this work with you and many other patients for years to come.  Please, contact us today to make an appointment in our San Francisco or Walnut Creek locations.


Ziv M. Peled, MD


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Dr Ziv Peled
05 October 2018
Chronic Migraines
Nerve Surgery
Migraine headaches have traditionally been thought to begin within the central nervous system (i.e. the brain and/or spinal cord) and then produce symptoms elsewhere such as throbbing in the back of the head, forehead or temples. There are many theor...
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Dr Ziv Peled
21 September 2018
Chronic Migraines
With the recent concussion settlement between the NFL and their players, and Major League Baseball establishing a new 7-day concussion DL for their players, the effects of concussive impact on athletes is in the news more than ever before.  The ...
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Dr Ziv Peled
07 September 2018
Chronic Migraines
This is really the million dollar question for human kind, but in the case of nerves, I believe we have some ideas. I was recently asked why nerves are buried into muscle and what happens to them once they are in that location.  Conventional wis...
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Dr Ziv Peled
31 August 2018
Chronic Migraines
I have been asked recently about the relationship between whiplash and occipital neuralgia.  First of all, what is whiplash?  Simply put, it is a sudden jerking of the head, usually in a backward/forward direction or sometimes side to side....
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