"After finding out I had breast cancer, which was already spread to the lymph nodes, I sought the best surgeon in St.
for my mastectomy and reconstruction. He allayed all my fears, his staff has been kind and caring, like family. ...more I had complications following the 1st surgery, and saw him weekly for treatment. He made me feel like I was the only person in the world, and his compassion for his patients is top class. Even now, following the final surgery in 2009, I know that if I have concerns I can call and he and his wonderful staff will take good care of me. He has provided the best experience possible during the scariest time in my life. I trust him (I'm a nurse, and that's saying a lot!!), he has always been there when I needed him, even on weekends when I had drainage issues and had to go in on a Sunday morning to have lymph fluid removed from under the implant. He's amazing. He treats people like humans, talks to you on your level, and I consider him to be a valuable friend. The staff carries out the same attitude of caring and compassion, and you just know you're receiving the best care because they get to know you. I haven't seen them for a year, and I miss the joy I felt when I was there. Dr.
truly changed my life. I was afraid I would die, having seen my aunt go through this in the 1970's, I was afraid of the treatment and subsequent surgery. He explained everything to me so clearly and kindly, he encouraged me to fight. He truly saved my life. My reconstruction was excellent - I feel complete now, even though they're implants, I consider this as a reward for the fight that I won. You can't get better care than this. You will not regret your decision to have him take care of you. "
Rated Review by Deborah K.
"I found Dr
and his staff to be superior. I would recommend him without question. Very competent, professional and comforting. They anticipated every need and were extremely organized. I had breast implants removed and replaced. ...more I was very anxious about the surgery but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a positive experience. The attention to detail was impressive, and I recovered quickly and without complications."
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Theresa Palm, a 52-year-old member in Holly Springs, N.C., says despite a healthy lifestyle that included watching her diet and swimming three times a week, she couldn’t get rid of the fat in her abdomen, sides and back.
told me the purpose of two surgeries would be to minimize the length of the scar, and made a drawing of the technique she'd use to perform the repair. It looked like the incision after the first surgery took care of the indentation in my leg, and the resulting scar would be only slightly longer. If two surgeries were ...more required to minimize the length of the scar, I wondered what she was going to do next. When the second surgery was complete, I was shocked to see a 2 inch long incision, about twice as long as the first incision. If the purpose was to minimize the length of the scar, then exactly the opposite happened. The original indentation in my leg is gone, but instead, I have a very noticeable ugly 2 inch long scar in its place, wider on one end than the other, tracks on both sides that look like fish bones, and puckering on one end - not at all what I expected from a cosmetic surgeon. My friends, family, and coworkers who saw what was there before are shocked by the results and think it looked better before. Two other physicians told me that I should see a plastic surgeon! I did my best to take care of the incision and scar, following all post-op instructions. I have two other large scars from surgeries done years before that turned out smooth, even, no puckering, and no tracks."
"He did such an excellent job! I am really just so very pleased. He is a kind and warm person. I felt I could really trust him to do a good job and I knew that he would take care of me. He really explained all the details before, so I felt I knew what I could realistically expect before, during and after the surgery. He is highly qualified, has many ...more recommendations, and just top notch. He has two ladies who are his assistants and they are fabulous as well."
"Besides being an extraordinary human being she is great with her patients. She is extremely well trained. Her patient relations can't be rated higher. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. She is never impatient. She is willing to think through a problem."
is extremely thorough, careful, considerate and caring. He has a very friendly and kind way about him and, most important, he does good work. He is honest and reasonably conservative - he told me he did not feel it was necessary to do both my upper and lower lids. Other doctors told me to do both. I am very happy that I only ...more did the uppers - it is enough for me."