The C/V ENT Surgical Group Experience

Dr. Alen Cohen, Dr. Bob Armin, Dr. Michael Reder and Dr. Matt D. Hershcovitch aim to provide unparalleled medical and surgical care at C/V ENT Surgical Group. These Los Angeles board-certified physicians specialize in ear, nose and throat disorders. C/V ENT Surgical always uses the most cutting edge techniques and the best medical equipment out there to treat each and every one of their patients.  Aesthetic and functional concerns are of utmost importance to our physicians and by the end of your experience you’ll see why we’re the best.

Our Doctors


Highly Specialized, Innovative & Comprehensive Care.

C/V ENT Surgical Group is comprised of four board-certified physicians in two locations who are driving healthcare innovation while providing highly specialized, comprehensive and compassionate care. Each physician has a subspecialty within the ENT field, so you as a patient are provided the highest level of care and expertise.

The team is one of a select number of groups in the country that utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques while performing advanced nose and sinus surgery, complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery, in-office balloon sinuplasty, head and neck tumor surgery, nasal reconstruction/rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery and surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.  Our physicians only use only state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, such as an in-office sinus CT scanner, various top of the line fiberoptic scopes or audio testing capabilities, to accurately diagnose and then initiate a treatment plan necessary for each individual’s complex medical issues.

C/V ENT Surgical Group is led by Dr. Alen Cohen. He is a board-certified ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon who is very highly regarded across the country as one of the leaders in advanced nose and sinus surgery.  As such he is Founder and Director of the Southern California Sinus Institute ( and was most recently named a 2015 Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctor.  His expertise lies in procedures such as In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty, Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (MIGSS), septoplasty or deviated septum repair, turbinate reduction, nasal fracture repair as well as rhinoplasty/nose reshaping.  Dr. Cohen is also dedicated to teaching the next generation of great surgeons and passes on his knowledge as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA.  Last but not least he is also Director of the Minimally Invasive Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery Program at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and was elected Chief of Surgery for the 2014-2016 term.

Dr. Bob Armin is a board-certified otolaryngologist, with expertise in both the medical and surgical treatment of a variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions and has special expertise in minimally invasive thyroid & parathyroid surgery as well as managing pediatric ENT patients.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA and enjoys teaching the residents of UCLA on a regular basis and passing along his knowledge and expertise.

Dr. Matt Hershcovitch is a double board-certified fellowship trained otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon who was highly recruited to join the group to not only provide general adult and pediatric ENT care but also a variety of facial cosmetic rejuvenation procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, blepharoplasty, laser facial rejuvenation as well as a number of facial fillers and botox treatments.  He is a rather gifted facial plastic surgeon who also specializes in management of advanced skin cancers, repairs of facial defects after advanced dermatologic surgery, facial reconstruction and facial fracture repair.

Dr. Michael Reder is a board-certified otolaryngologist who has been practicing for over 30 years in Encino and specializes in non-surgical general adult and pediatric ENT, with special expertise in the management of ear problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, etc.  His reputation is unparalleled in the San Fernando Valley as a caring and compassionate physician with a great bed-side manner.

As such if you are experiencing an ear, nose or throat related problem or interested in facial cosmetic procedures please contact one of our sub-specialized physicians at C/V ENT Surgical Group in Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, and the San Fernando Valley to receive the highest level of specialized care in a timely and compassionate manner.

Our Procedures


C/V ENT Surgical Group is one of the premiere ENT surgical providers in the country, utilizing minimally invasive techniques in complex nose, sinus, thyroid and parathyroid surgical procedures. But what truly sets us apart from all the rest is providing the most outstanding care and compassion to each patient. Below are some of the surgeries our physicians perform:

Head & Neck Surgery

Head and neck surgery is extremely complicated and performed by only the most skilled and knowledgeable surgeons. Procedures include removal of various head and neck and facial tumors, oral cavity and tongue surgery as well as minimally invasive parotid and salivary gland tumor surgery.

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Cohen is Director of the Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, which is the only center of its kind in the San Fernando Valley and Thousand Oaks regions.  It is one of 3 recognized centers in the Los Angeles area.  The center serves patients that come from all parts of Southern California and Dr. Cohen has performed over 500 minimally invasive thyroid/parathyroid procedures over the last 5 years. With this procedure the incisions are typically between 1 and 1.5 inches in a natural skin crease using either an endoscope or eye-loop magnification. These cutting-edge techniques ensure the best minimal recovery possible as all parathyroid and most thyroid patients go home within 4 hours of surgery to recover in the comfort of their own home. The doctors also specialize in parathyroidectomy, hemithyroidectomy,  total thyroidectomy, neck exploration, thyroid cancer and thyroid goiter surgeries as well as central and lateral neck compartment dissections in Los Angeles.

Nasal & Sinus Surgery

Some nasal and sinus problems require surgical attention.  Whether the problems arise from chronic allergies or anatomic problems such as a deviated septum, nasal fractures, large turbinates or nasal polyps our doctors specialize in performing functional endoscopic sinus surgery, minimally invasive image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, septoplasty, submucous resection of inferior turbinates and nasal polypectomy in Los Angeles. Our method of treating deviated septums through a simple and effective surgery is acclaimed because patients experience minimal amounts of discomfort and downtime. C/V ENT Surgical Group also caters to patients looking to get a rhinoplasty, which in everyday jargon is called a nose job or nose reshaping.   Dr. Cohen is also Founder and Director of Southern California Sinus Institute, a premier center for advanced nose and sinus surgery.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring and sleep apnea often stem from nasal and throat problems. The board-certified physicians at C/V ENT Surgical Group treat patients for these issues quite often. We always try to address the problem with the least invasive procedure before proceeding with more aggressive procedures.  Our treatment options include pillar implants, laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty, coblation turbinates, adenotonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tongue base reduction, genioglossus advancement, septoplasty and submucous resection of inferior turbinates.

Cosmetics & Facial Rejuvenation

Our patients don’t come to us just for medical care or surgeries. Los Angeles residents also visit the doctors for cutting edge surgical techniques for wrinkles, deep lines, sagging skin and discolored spots. If you’re looking for a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that is quick and easy with tremendous results, C/V Cosmetics is where you should go. Our laser technology methods are top notch, using revolutionary fractionated C02 lasers to address skin conditions and irregularities of the face. Other common cosmetic treatments we offer include Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse.  Many of our patients love our Liquid Facelift and the amazing results.


Our Mission


The board-certified physicians at C/V ENT Surgical Group aim to provide unparalleled care in the management of ear, nose and throat disorders as well as combine aesthetics and function in the surgical management of head and neck disorders. Their combined experience makes them one of a select number of groups in the country that utilize minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head and neck tumor surgery, sinus and allergy disorders, snoring and sleep disorders, and voice and swallowing disorders.

They also utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to properly formulate a plan and arrive at a diagnosis in order to initiate treatment in these complex patients. Their experience with plastic and reconstructive surgery also makes them unique in that they can provide a multitude of cosmetic facial rejuvenation services to their patients. Nonetheless what stands out most about the experience is that they provide outstanding care to each patient with compassion, warmth and skill.