Meet Dr. Choi
Dr. Michael Choi is a Board Certified general surgeon who brings his extensive expertise in Lap-Band and gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery to Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida. Since starting his practice in the South Florida area, Dr. Choi has performed over 3000 successful Lap-Band procedures. He currently performs the most Lap-Band procedures in all of South Florida and is the only surgeon in the region who is able to perform the Lap-Band surgery in an office-based setting. Patients come to see him not only from within Florida, but also from out-of-state and overseas.
Dr. Choi graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, and then earned his doctorate in osteopathy from Nova Southeastern University. After serving his internship at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida, Dr. Choi continued his surgical residency training at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY. During that time, he served as Chief Surgical Resident.
Dr. Choi continued his subspecialty fellowship education at University of California Davis where he received specialized training in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. After completing his training, he joined a private practice surgical group at St. John’s Riverside Hospital — Dobbs Ferry Pavilion in Dobbs Ferry, New York, where he performed both Lap-Band and gastric bypass procedures.
Dr. Choi is credentialed at Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery for Nova Southeastern Medical School. He’s a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Choi is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida, New York, and California.
Meet Dr. Dean
Dr. Randy M. Dean joined Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida, in 2013. His extensive experience in hair restoration helps patients throughout the South Florida region achieve remarkable results. Dr. Dean also specializes in tickle liposuction, a relatively new liposculpture technique that requires less anesthesia and delivers results that are equal to or better than older methods.
Dr. Dean graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s of science in biology. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, where he served as the President of his Medical School Class. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dean is Board Certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration and the American Board of Surgery. He’s a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a current member of the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.
Dr. Dean began his medical career in general and vascular surgery at the Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, South Carolina, where he first served as the Vice President of Staff, and then as the Chief of Surgery. He went on to be the Vice Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida, before being promoted to the Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Dean became affiliated with the Bosley Medical Group, a large hair transplantation group. He has performed hair transplantation at different Bosley surgical offices in North America and continues to provide coverage in various offices as needed.
Dr. Dean has received specialized training in tickle liposuction, platelet rich plasma therapy, stem cell rich fat transfer, advanced orthostatic liposuction, and breast augmentation under level I. He also completed training at the Advanced Dermal Training Program. Dr. Dean is licensed to practice medicine in the states California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Meet Dr. Hamm
Dr. Jeffrey Hamm is a Board Certified plastic surgeon at Strax Rejuvenation in Lauderhill, Florida. His reputation is known throughout South Florida, where residents see results achieved by his artistic approach and excellent surgical skills. But he’s not just a local phenomenon — he’s a renowned surgeon whose patients have included entertainers, athletes, and an international clientele. Dr. Hamm is dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality and service for every one of the 24,000 procedures he performed on 14,000 patients over the last 25 years.
Dr. Hamm received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. During his graduate studies, he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow with the department of pharmacology at Oxford University in England, and studied neuropsychopharmacology at the London Hospital Medical College in England. Dr. Hamm completed a residency in general surgery, followed by a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Hamm is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He’s a Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was awarded the Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Hamm maintains active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hamm’s excelled in his endeavors, receiving numerous awards, co-authoring scientific publications, and participating in professional presentations. As a fully trained chemist, his work experience began in that field, including 5 years with the United States Food and Drug Administration before opening a private practice in plastic surgery. Dr. Hamm joined Strax Rejuvenation in 2004, but he has practiced in South Florida since 1985.