Calayan Plastic Surgery Clinic Busted in California
Manny and Pie Calayan owned Calayan Surgicentre located in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, has been caught redhanded by the Medical Board of California’s Operation Safe Medicine. A Calayan Surgicentre staffer was caught acting in a doctor’s capacity during a sting operation by the California state regulators this week after one of its staff allegedly treated some patients without a medical license. The Medical Board of California’s Operation Safe Medicine referred Calayan Surgicentre to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office to consider charges of practicing medicine without a license. The Board refused to name who the staffer is, but the L.A. Times report shows a photo of Dr. Manny Calayan performing plastic surgery, with a caption, “Manny Calayan, left, is not licensed to practice medicine in California.”
The Los Angeles Times first reported the clinic bust, reporting that an official of the Medical Board of California’s Operation Safe Medicine posed as a patient to determine whether the staffer is really acting in a doctor’s capacity. The official then confronted the staffer after she was caught diagnosing a medical condition and performing laser treatments. Investigators conducted the surveillance operation after several patients allegedly filed complaints that the unlicensed staff had injured patients during laser treatments.
Calayan Surgical Centre is famous in the Philippines and for its large Philippine celebrity clientile. Calayan Surgicentre was founded by Dr. Manny and Pie Calayan. Dr. Manny Calayan specializes in cosmetic surgery while Dr. Pie Calayan specializes in hair, nail and skin treatments. Calayan Surgicentre biggest rival in the plastic surgery and beauty business in the Philippines is the Belo Medical Group of Dr. Vicki Belo which also has a dermatology clinic in Hollywood, California, USA.