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.