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"The procedure itself worked, which is amazing considering the time into this whole experience and the lack of healing at first. It took an entire year to heal" and look better from the outside. I had to be re-stitched. I had to shower with garbage bags on my legs for the entire summer. They got infected. I had to go to a wound center for about 5 weeks to heal up from this procedure that the brochure said should take 1-3 days to feel good after each procedure and there were 4 separate surgeries. Would NOT advise anyone to go to him.

-Scott S.

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"Was very impressed with Dr.
's manner. He is very down-to-earth. He explains things in a manner that any layperson can understand." He answered all our questions and made us feel like we were his only patients. We also didn't have to wait long, which is a refreshing change from most dentists and doctors. The waiting room is modern and comfortable. Not the clinical antiseptic feel of many practices.

-Kelli L.

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General surgery

General surgery is a specialty that focuses on the abdomen and the digestive system in addition to many diseases and conditions involving skin, breasts, soft tissues and hernias.

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Surgery reviews in Traverse City

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Everything is great - better even than expected. We will definitely use Dr.
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' services for any future work. We have full confidence in his expertise and professionalism, and the staff at the office are responsive and very friendly.
- Tony Z.
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Dr.
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and his team at St
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's performed this surgery on June 24. He has performed this surgery countless times and is amazingly fast at it. My surgery went extremely well with no complications and the recovery has been easy. His manner is approachable and inspires confidence.
- Beverly Q.
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Very thorough discussion with my husband of test results leading to decision for removal of
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bladder, showing xrays of stones which were causing the trouble. Was ready on time for surgery and all attending staff were excellent at
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Hospital as well. Dr.
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met briefly before surgery and then after surgery, discussed further findings with wife while husband was waking up in recovery. Also giving detailed pictures to illustrate where the stones were. Dr.
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suggested and quickly scheduled a secondary surgery for the next day to avoid passing further into the Pancreas. Not only did Dr.
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's concern and efficiency impress us, but we took special note that he made the call personally directly to the second surgeon in order to get the surgery booked quickly which would put it happening on a Saturday! Saturday surgery was a surprise for us, but showed his concern in ensuring my husband would not need to worry all weekend for a potential problem. It so happened, however, the second Dr. didn't have quite the same bedside manner and never discussed the results after performing that 2nd surgery...so his review will not be as stellar as Dr.
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's. Dr.
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is a younger physician, but he has our complete trust and appreciation for taking the time to be thorough, explanatory and concerned. He also follows up with equal thoughtfulness, as was evidenced after my husband experienced a 3rd complication from the 2nd surgery with the other physician. Great service!!!
- Monica D.
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I met Dr.
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when I had to go to
the emergency room at Centennial Hills with a stomach blockage due to a hernia
where my bowel was out and kinked. He
worked on it for about 45 minutes and was successful in dislodging it and
pushed it back in. He explained to me
the seriousness of hernia and should get it fixed asap. I asked him if he would do it for me as I got
good vibes about Dr.
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. My surgery
took 7 hours as I had 9 hernias that were
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by scar tissue from a previous
operation in 1983. In May I was at the
University of Minnesota Clinics for an unrelated problem and I disclosed that I
had recent hernia surgery and they remarked “great job”. When I heard that, it pleased me that I made the correct decision regarding Dr.
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. He communicated in great detail
prior to the surgery what was involved and explained that he was going to use
robotics for the surgery.
- LARRY F.
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These doctors are the best. This is a very busy practice. Wait
times can be long but worth it for the quality care and time they will
spend with you.
- PAM W.
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Dr. Aliabadi was not friendly from the time she walked into the examination room. She projected feelings of hostility towards me, she never met me, and did not know me. I asked her to explain the difference between a lumpectomy and a partial mastectomy. Her response was "they are the same". I had had two lumpectomies. I never lossed over 375
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of breast tissue in each breast from having a lumpectomy. I told her that I didn't think they were the same. Partial removal of the breast is different then having a lump removed or the removal of a group of cancerous cells. She felt that I was being hostile....I was not! She had an ax to grind, and it had to be from collaborating with the office of one of my former breast surgeons. She certainly did not give me a second opinion...was not objective at all!. She made negative statements, that I view as unprofessional. ....such as "you would not be happy with any outcome of further surgery" . When I agreed to have her examine me...she did not look like she actually approved of the surgery I had had...not many doctors do!
She stated after the examination...".keep in touch with me...I don't want to hear that you have been found in a ditch somewhere". I think this was a very unfair statement and again very unprofessional! I don't even know what she meant by saying this!!! She was cold, and showed no compassion for me whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend her to anyone. I have been doing the best I can with my cancer and the rare disease I have.. Her comments were unwarranted as was her conduct. Most of what adjunct treatments that have been recommended to me ...have not been safe for the rare disease I have, and could cause me to have even more health issues! She was the worst physician I ever met. Dr. Aliabadi may think she was being supportive of fellow breast surgeons...but she isn't even in their class.
- Sally B.
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It was perfect. They did a great job. They're very thorough. They were very professional. We're in a smaller community of 42,000 but there's a lot of retirees here. Cataract and those surgeries are pretty common and this guy just has a great reputation.
- Elizabeth C.
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He saved my life. I was sent to a hospital and misdiagnosed twice and I went back to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital and Dr.
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was on duty in the emergency room. I would recommend him. What he basically does is offering people to make their stomach smaller. I was in his office and people told me how they lost so much weight that they didn't have to take diabetes medicine anymore and stuff like that. He did save my life so I would recommend him. He looked at the x-
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and he knew instantly what was wrong with me which was wonderful. He absolutely saved my life because I was dying. The staff were fine.
- Betty A.

General Surgeons in Traverse City, MI

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Cardiothoracic Surgeons

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Carl Benner MD

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Daniel Drake MD

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

David Kam MD,MS,FACS

3537 W Front St
Traverse City

Edward Rutkowski MD

1221 6th St
Traverse City

Featherstone, Dr. Roche J.

701 W Front St
Traverse City

Frederick Smith MD,FACS

5085 Anna Dr
Traverse City

Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic

929 Business Park Dr
Traverse City

Grand Traverse Surgery PC

3537 W Front St
Traverse City

Grand Traverse Surgery PC

1221 6th St
Traverse City

Great Lakes Plastic Surgery

5085 Anna Dr
Traverse City

James McDonnell DO

1221 Sixth St Ste 312
Traverse City

James Woodburne MD

3537 W Front St
Traverse City

Mack Stirling MD

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Michael Boros MD

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Michael Colburn MD,FACS

3930 Cedar Run Rd
Traverse City

Michael Nizzi DO

701 W Front St
Traverse City

Michael Vanderkolk MD,FACS

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Musson, Dr. Kenneth H

929 Business Park Dr
Traverse City

Northwest Michigan Surgery Center

4100 Park Forest Drive
Traverse City

Northwest Michigan Surgical Group PC

3930 Cedar Run Rd
Traverse City

Northwest Michigan Surgical Group PC

1221 Sixth St Ste 312
Traverse City

OAKWOOD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

924 HASTINGS ST
Traverse City

Portage View Health

500 Campus Dr
Hancock

Ranger, Dr. William R.

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Richard Tooley MD,FACS

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Riversbend Animal Hospital, P.C.

10565 Northland Drive
Big Rapids

Robert Dotterrer MD

1221 Sixth St Ste 308
Traverse City

Steven Slikkers MD

3537 W Front St
Traverse City

Steven Thomas MD

4110 Copper Ridge Dr
Traverse City

Surgical Associates-Traverse

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Thirlby Clinic

3537 W Front St
Traverse City

Thomas Quinn MD,FACS

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

Walter Noble MD,FACS

1221 Sixth St
Traverse City

West Front Primary Care P.L.L.C.

3537 West Front St
Traverse City

William Potthoff MD,FACS

7944 Truesdale Ln
Traverse City

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