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We provide a wide array of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
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About us

Promoting a healthy, positive self-image is the most satisfying part of what we do. Our goal is to honor the gifts that nature has granted, restoring and highlighting each person’s unique beauty.

At Sansum Clinic, we have successfully performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the face, skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. We offer a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive services; options range from surgical procedures to non-invasive laser procedures, dermal fillers, injectables and medical grade skincare products. Dr. Beckler together with his experienced team of certified nurses, technicians, staff and nurse anesthetists are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care.

Andrew Beckler, MD

Andrew Beckler, MD

“I foster strong relationships with each patient and collaborate with them to determine their best possible care.”

Dr. Beckler completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of the most prestigious and oldest training programs for his sub-specialty in the country. Prior to joining Sansum Clinic, Dr. Beckler worked and trained in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara with leaders and pioneers in the field and served on the UCLA faculty as a Clinical Instructor.

Dr. Beckler graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University, attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His comprehensive residency training included in-depth experience and exposure to all areas of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Prior to entering the field of medicine, Dr. Beckler was a cancer research scientist focusing on head and neck cancer. He has published many research articles and book chapters, and has given scientific presentations in the fields of cancer research and ear, nose and throat surgery. Mentoring and teaching medical students, residents and fellows is a highlight of Dr. Beckler’s career and he incorporates this nurturing approach when interacting with and caring for patients.

Dr. Beckler is highly regarded by his mentors, peers and patients for his caring disposition and his ability to relate to and communicate with others. He believes in treating patients as individuals and fostering a physician-patient relationship that encourages patients’ involvement and collaboration in their care. Dr. Beckler strives to make his patients feel comfortable and well-cared for while providing the most current and comprehensive medical treatment.

Dr. Beckler is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Heather Grieco, BSN, RN, ANS | Aesthetics and Cosmetic Rejuvenation Specialist

Heather Grieco, BSN, RN, ANS

“Aesthetic Nurse Heather is a highly trained nurse injector and laser technician. Her clinical skills make me feel very safe and her caring and compassionate demeanor have kept me loyal and exclusive to her for over 4 years.  Thank you, Heather, for helping me age gracefully in a natural, beautiful way!”

Heather Grieco, RN is a plastic surgery and aesthetic nurse specialist. Her experience includes an extensive surgical background and Advanced Certification in Lasers. Heather brings the proficiency that is required to perform our laser and other treatments in a safe medical spa surrounding under the direction of Dr. Beckler.

Heather has been a registered nurse at Sansum Clinic for over 10 years. She received her nursing degree from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan and started her nursing career in Pediatric Medicine. After relocating to the Santa Barbara area a decade ago, she became interested in aesthetic dermatology. She was privileged to learn from the leaders in the field of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Heather has extensive training in Botox cosmetic, dermal fillers, fractional resurfacing lasers, intense pulse light, laser hair removal and medical grade skin care.

Heather is professionally and personally committed to the art and science of cosmetic rejuvenation. She is passionate about educating clients about their skin and recommending personalized treatments and products. Her goal is to exceed client’s expectations at every level.

Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic

Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic is the largest and most advanced outpatient surgery center in the Santa Barbara area, from Carpinteria to the Santa Ynez Valley. Our specialty surgeons, anesthesiologists, physicians, and nursing staff work as a coordinated team to offer our community safe, high-quality outpatient surgical care without the need for overnight hospitalization. Modern medical advances have made it possible for patients to have non-emergency surgery and return home the same day.

Our state-of-the-art equipment provides for less invasive surgical procedures, resulting in minimal recovery time and an enhanced patient experience. Our four surgical suites are equipped with the most current technology supporting the ever changing demands of our surgeons and patients.

One of the many benefits of receiving care at Sansum Clinic is the coordination of medical services across all departments. With more than 200 physicians, Sansum Clinic provides access to a team of medical professionals with remarkable depth of skill and expertise.

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