My son suffered with Occipital Neuralgia for almost two years after a whiplash injury. He is one week post op, and doing great after R side decompression, and excision. We are so thankful for Dr. Peled!
EF )From Facebook)

Incredible to say the least!  Dr Ziv Peled our smiles wouldn't be so big without you!
CG (From Facebook)

This is a horrible disease... But I will shout from the rooftops that Ziv Peled saved my husband's life.  I am eternally grateful to this man.  We went around to several states even had surgeries every medication you could think of and then we found Ziv Peled.  He's honest, confident, knowledgeable and personable.  He was our last hope.  My husband isn't back to who he was yet but he is without pain and without taking medication!! He has a ways to go due to being in bed for the last two years...he's weak, tires easily can't handle the heat but his pain is 95 percent better!!  I praise Ziv Peled with everything I have.  If you have true occipital neuralgia he can help!

SL (From Facebook)

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! 

Thank You,

AM (From Facebook)



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,


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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 Life 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. G



PJHCali Mar 1st, 2013

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.



Amber on 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!!!!



PH on Mar. 1, 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. Take care, PH



Hi Dr. Peled, my name is J. S. 3 years ago on Christmas Eve i nearly amputated my left foot. There wasn't much holding it together. But luckily i got rushed to the hospital at Walnut Creek. Till this day that memory comes up while with friends or family, telling them the story of how and what had happened to me.
3 years ago Today both Dr. Falkerson (hope i spelled his name right) And your self started performing surgery on my foot, and doing everything possible to actually put my foot back to normal. I want to let you know that you did a wonderful job and thanks to both of you i been able to do what i love to do, like drive my car. which is stick shift by the way, i been able to run play sports and work! I just wish i could thank you enough for your fantastic work because you really made a miracle happen and Gave me back something i thought I surely thought I had lost, my foot. Once again Thank you and happy holidays.

Sincerely: J. S.




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. Take care – 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.





I'm an elite amateur triathlete and Dr. Peled saved my athletic career. After completing an Ironman in July of 2011, I had severe lateral knee pain on my left side (mainly while running) that wouldn't heal. I tried resting for over 2 months, but the pain persisted. I had several x-rays and multiple MRIs which seemed to show no structural damage. I was told I had IT Band Syndrome, Bursitis and even Patella Femoral Chondormalacia. After visiting 4 different orthopedic surgeons in the NYC area, 2 pain management physicians, a chiropractor, an accupuncturist and 3 different physical therapists, Dr. Peled knew immediately how to fix me. He performed a nerve block to confirm his diagnosis that I had a damaged lateral retinacular nerve. Shortly after his diagnosis, he performed surgery to resect my nerve and 4 months later I am in training for the NYC marathon. Today I competed in my first triathlon since the surgery and not only won, but had the fastest female run split of the day. I'm running stronger than ever and WITHOUT pain. I can't even begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Peled. Athletics are a big part of my life and no other physician was able to help me. His knowledge and expertise in the area of peripheral nerve damage/surgery is expansive. Most of the doctors I had seen had never even heard of the procedure. I'm so lucky to have found Dr. Peled and am telling all of my friends that all hope isn't lost when they are told there is nothing that can be done for their pain. Dr. Peled is a consummate professional and thoroughly described the procedure and it's recovery. He made himself available to answer any questions (and I'm not an easy patient!). I would highly recommend Dr. Peled to anyone suffering from pain whose source cannot be diagnosed. i owe any future success in my racing career to him and am thankful with every pain-free step I take.



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"It has been almost a year since my surgery and I am still feeling fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing about my decisions to get the surgery and couldn't be happier that I went through with the entire procedure. My quality of life is back to where it was before I started having headaches and migraines; these days I only seem to get headaches when I should otherwise expect them, they generally don't last very long, and something as simple as ibuprofen will likely take care of the mild pain. I have been performing better at the gym and am able to concentrate and focus much better than before."





"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."





"I visited Dr. Peled and he fixed my terrible migraine problem!  This surgery was excellent, and he is so knowledgable, he put me completely at ease!"








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