Notice of Data Incident
August 1, 2023

Dear Patients:
We post this Notice pursuant to the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) to inform you about a data incident involving an unauthorized release of patient Protected Health Information (“PHI”), as that is defined by HIPAA, at Gary Motykie, M.D., a Medical Corporation and Gary Motykie, M.D. (“Practice”), a covered entity under HIPAA.

PHI, as defined by HIPAA, is information that is “created, received, maintained, or transmitted by or on behalf of the health care component of the Covered Entity.” § 164.105 (a)(2)(i)(D). Information that is created or received by a Covered Entity and that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual is considered PHI. PHI is required to be protected when transmitted or maintained in any form by a Covered Entity. Individual identifiers (including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, fax, email address, social security number, medical record number, etc.) maintained in a designated record set along with health information (including but not limited to x-rays, images, scans, physician notes, diagnoses, treatment, eligibility approvals, claims, remittances, etc.) are collectively considered PHI.

Event Description:
On or about June 6, 2023, an initial technical analysis of the Practice’s information technology network determined an unauthorized release of PHI occurred to an unknown third party. The initial analysis determined that the unknown third party accessed the Practice’s network. It was further determined that the unknown third party acquired some of the Practice’s patient’s unencrypted PHI and that party was not authorized to do so and did so in an unlawful manner.

The information that may have been accessed or acquired during this unauthorized access included:

  • First and last name 
  • Social Security Number (if provided)
  • Address
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Financial account or payment card number, in combination with any required CVV code
  • Intake forms, which may include medical information and history
  • Images taken in connection with the services rendered at our office
  • Health insurance information (if provided)
Steps Taken to Address:
Upon discovery, the Practice took the following immediate steps to address the situation:
  • Computers and servers replaced
  • Network passwords changed
  • Endpoint detection, virus, and malware detection tools and software installed on workstations and server
  • Limitations concerning Internet access
  • Access controls put in place for users based on role and responsibility
  • Server policies in place
  • Device locking mechanisms
  • Multi factor authentication enabled
  • Network segregation efforts
  • Encryption of devices
  • Additional workforce training
Risk Assessment:

The Practice conducted a risk assessment to evaluate the potential harm to potentially impacted individuals. Based on that assessment, it is determined that there is a high risk of harm. It is essential for potentially impacted individuals to remain vigilant in monitoring their personal accounts and data and promptly report any suspicious activity to law enforcement or their financial institutions.

Assistance and Resources:
Starting on or about June 22, 2023, letters were mailed to patients providing the following resources to assist the potentially impacted individuals, offering at no cost:
  • two (2) years of no cost Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring/Triple Bureau Credit Report/Triple Bureau Credit Score/Cyber Monitoring services.
  • the services also include reviewing whether Information appears on the dark web and alert the individual if such Information is found online.
  • proactive fraud assistance to help with any questions in event a potentially impacted persons becomes a victim of fraud.

Steps to Prevent Future Incidents: We deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this Incident may cause. The Practice is taking numerous steps to help prevent similar Incidents in the future. We will continue to review and enhance our security measures, policies, and employee training.

If you failed to receive your letter in the mail, and/or if there is a concern your mailing address has changed since you were a patient at the Practice, please contact 1-800-405-6108 or call our office immediately at 310-246-2355 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday.


Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast Implant Revision Surgery

Breast implant revision surgery may have to be performed if the primary breast augmentation plastic surgery has resulted in unsatisfactory outcomes, or one or both implants have developed capsular contracture or related irregularities. A revision procedure may be typically more complex as compared to the original surgery. Therefore, it must be performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon with expertise in breast revision procedures.

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, provides breast implant revision surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in a state of the art environment at his practice. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.

Patient Testimonial – Leitecia

Leitecia had undergone breast augmentation surgery to enhance her breast size. However, after a point of time, she began to experience persistent discomfort and pain in the breast area, the back, and neck. She visited Dr. Motykie for a consultation about what might be wrong with her condition. Due to his extensive experience in the area of breast augmentation and breast revision procedures, Dr. Motykie was quickly able to diagnose the problem of a ruptured breast implant.

The breast capsule around the implant had hardened up, which was hurting the patient. Dr. Motykie explained the condition to the patient and told her about the symptoms she might be experiencing due to this. The patient was immediately able to note that Dr. Motykie was mentioning the very symptoms that she had been experiencing. He assured the patient that this was happening due to capsular contracture, and the problem would go away immediately after a change of the breast implant.

Outstanding Bedside Manner

Leitecia found Dr. Motykie to be a warm and friendly cosmetic surgeon, who immediately calmed her down and assured her that everything would be fine soon. He scheduled a breast revision procedure as per the patient’s needs and created a customized treatment plan. The patient was involved in every decision about her body in order to achieve results matching to her innate requirements. Dr. Motykie paid careful attention to the patient at every stage of the procedure and engaged with her personally.

Following the procedure the patient reported satisfactory healing, and expressed happiness about her natural looking, safe, and desirable results. The healing was smooth, and scarring was normal, which would begin subsiding in about two weeks after the plastic surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive breast revision and other procedures from Dr. Motykie.

Surgeon’s Skills

Dr. Motykie has a successful track record of correcting problems in breast augmentation surgery for patients who may develop capsular contracture or other problems with the breast implants. Revision breast implant procedure is largely dependent on the skills, judgment, and experience of the plastic surgeon who performs the procedure.

Dr. Motykie has been performing revision breast surgeries on patients from all over the country and even abroad. Some of the common revision surgeries for the breasts performed by Dr. Motykie include breast implant exchange, replacing ruptured or old implants, improving implant location, or correcting breast symmetry or shape.

To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles and his team please visit:

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