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Meet the Staff



The staff at our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Palm Desert serving Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta and beyond, is the foundation of our success. Each and every one of the healthcare professionals at Cosmetic Surgery Institute has been an industry leader in their own right. Through circumstance, timing, and good fortune, CSI has been able to attract this talented group of professionals and offer our patients the highest quality of care and compassion.

Our patients come to us to restore their bodies, yet we help them transform their lives. We feel honored to be able to provide support and solutions to our patients through their journey. It is truly a privilege to do excellent, reputable work and take part in positive transformations each and every day.

Find out more about our staff or learn about the nonsurgical and surgical services we offer by online or calling (760) 837-0364.

Karen Nystrom, Esthetician

Karen Nystrom, Esthetician

Karen has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years and an Esthetician since 2000. Originally from Arlington, VA, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and worked for film and T.V. doing skincare and makeup. Her career has taken her to the Virgin Islands, San Diego, Washington D.C. and finally to the Coachella Valley and Cosmetic Surgery Institute four years ago. With her broad skincare knowledge and warm and caring hands, Karen has built an amazing clientele at CSI.

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Staff Interviews

Get to know the dedicated workers at Cosmetic Surgery Institute by clicking on one of the videos below.

Peggy Murgo, RN


Marisa and Adrienne

For additional videos on specific procedures and the practice, please visit our Video page.