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"I developed a ball on the right side of my abdomen and was referred to Dr. . After the initial consult, it was determined I needed surgery." for a hernia repair surgery. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, he could not perform the surgery and I was recommended to his partner, Dr. of the same office. I was told he is the same as Dr. and would be in good hands for the upcoming surgery. I was informed of the consequences of the surgery wherein it may be laproscopic to possibly an open surgery, etc. When I woke from the surgery, Dr. informed me he tried 5-6 times to get in with the trocar and could not get through easily so he had to make an incision to remove my old mesh and insert the mesh to repair the abdominal hernia. In recovery I developed severe abdominal cramping and it was so bad I was doubling up and screaming in pain. Instead of examining me to see what was the cause of the problem, they gave me additional pain medication. When I went home from the hospital, I did not feel as if I was healing and getting better. I had my first aftercare appointment with Dr. to remove the abdominal staples. It was 6 days after the surgery. He began taking out the staples and said, - we have a small hematoma (bleed) here. I asked how small is small? To me, small is the size of my fingernail. He did not respond with a specific size, but said his nurse will show me what to do to . Well, thankfully my mom was with me at the appointment so she could understand what to do. The "small hematoma" was 6-8 inches long and 6 inches deep - and had to be packed with a full roll of gauze and changed every day. I went through several appointments with Dr. because I was not feeling well and felt as if I was not healing properly. I asked Dr. numerous times if I needed an antibiotic because of the drainage from the open wound. I was told it was not necessary, but to get a home health nurse. After additional visits with Dr. , and only 1 visit from the home health nurse, I woke up one morning feeling worse, very dizzy, nauseous and having heart palpitations. I took my blood pressure which was 190/110 (dangerous) and my heart rate was 120 beats per minute (very dangerous). I called the office of Dr. and was told I could be seen at 3:00 p.m. and I told them all of my symptoms. At no time did they suggest going to the emergency room. After I hung up, I went to the ER and my blood pressure to 210/120 and the heart rate went up to 135 beats per minute. Once I was fully examined, it was discovered I had an abdominal infection that was 18 cm in length. I was informed by the ER Dr. that the infection was due to a puncture in my stomach where acid leaked inside me causing the infection. I was in the hospital for an additional 8 days to be monitored and had many tests and given many different medications including blood, magnesium and potassium. I also had a PIC line inserted and a drainage tube and bag for collection of the discharge from the infection. I was put on intravenous antibiotics that I had to administer 6 times a day via PIC line. The antibiotics were to be a 5 week along with constant monitoring by yet another home health nurse. At the 5th week, I broke out in spots and began itching all over my body. The doctor took me off the antibiotics and gave me an oral of antibiotics instead. Every 3 weeks I had to go for a CT scan, bloodwork and new prescriptions. The surgery was in April and I was finally almost healed by November. This was all due to a doctor who was not careful when inserting the trocar to try to see if he could do my surgery the easy way instead of 1-2 tries and then make the incision. I would not recommend Dr. to perform surgery if he was the last doctor on earth. My complete aftercare was taken care of by Dr. and he was the best doctor of the practice. I still have a 2 inch indent in my abdomen that will never go away. Dr. asked me if I wanted cosmetic surgery to make it smooth and I politely refused. The problem is here in Las Vegas, there aren't many general surgeons so a person is limited to whom they can see. I have heard many stories about Dr. and his poor practice and poor bedside manner. It is just terrible. I hope this helps people make the right decision if Dr. is a choice for general surgery.

-Bonnie C.

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"Dr did my surgery for breast cancer in 2002, I had two tumors at it went into the lymph nodes under my arm. He did a modified radical mastectomy" and I returned to work in five days. I went back to him in 2006 to have the other breast removed because I was afraid of more cancer. His staff is wonderful and he himself is totally dedicated to fighting breast cancer. I have referred half a dozen people to him since then they have all done well. Even today if I walk into the office they all greeted me like an old friend. He does all the genetic tests necessary to determine what needs to be done. I can't think of anybody better in the country. Now he's associated with Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the transition to radiation and chemotherapy is seaml

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  • I developed a ball on the right side of my abdomen and was referred to Dr. Provider name locked. .  After the initial consult, it was determined I needed surgery. for a hernia repair surgery.  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, he could not perform the surgery and I was recommended to his partner, Dr. Provider name locked. of the same office.  I was told he is the same as Dr. Provider name locked. and would be in good hands for the upcoming surgery.  I was informed of the consequences of the surgery wherein it may be laproscopic to possibly an open surgery, etc.  When I woke from the surgery, Dr. Provider name locked. informed me he tried 5-6 times to get in with the trocar and could not get through easily so he had to make an incision to remove my old mesh and insert the mesh to repair the abdominal hernia.  In recovery I developed severe abdominal cramping and it was so bad I was doubling up and screaming in pain.  Instead of examining me to see what was the cause of the problem, they gave me additional pain medication.  When I went home from the hospital, I did not feel as if I was healing and getting better.  I had my first aftercare appointment with Dr. Provider name locked. to remove the abdominal staples.  It was 6 days after the surgery.  He began taking out the staples and said, - we have a small hematoma (bleed) here.  I asked how small is small?  To me, small is the size of my fingernail.  He did not respond with a specific size, but said his nurse will show me what to do to .  Well, thankfully my mom was with me at the appointment so she could understand what to do.  The "small hematoma" was 6-8 inches long and 6 inches deep -  and had to be packed with a full roll of gauze and changed every day.  I went through several appointments with Dr. Provider name locked. because I was not feeling well and felt as if I was not healing properly.  I asked Dr. Provider name locked. numerous times if I needed an antibiotic because of the drainage from the open wound.  I was told it was not necessary, but to get a home health nurse.  After additional visits with Dr. Provider name locked. , and only 1 visit from the home health nurse, I woke up one morning feeling worse, very dizzy, nauseous and having heart palpitations.  I took my blood pressure which was 190/110 (dangerous) and my heart rate was 120 beats per minute (very dangerous).  I called the office of Dr. Provider name locked. and was told I could be seen at 3:00 p.m. and I told them all of my symptoms.  At no time did they suggest going to the emergency room.  After I hung up, I went to the ER and my blood pressure Provider name locked. to 210/120 and the heart rate went up to 135 beats per minute.  Once I was fully examined, it was discovered I had an abdominal infection that was 18 cm in length.  I was  informed by the ER Dr. that the infection was due to a puncture in my stomach where acid leaked inside me causing the infection.   I was in the hospital for an additional 8 days to be monitored and had many tests and given many different medications including blood, magnesium and potassium.  I also had a PIC line inserted and a drainage tube and bag for collection of the discharge from the infection.  I was put on intravenous antibiotics that I had to administer 6 times a day via PIC line.  The antibiotics were to be a 5 week Provider name locked. along with constant monitoring by yet another home health nurse.  At the 5th week, I broke out in spots and began itching all over my body.  The doctor took me off the antibiotics and gave me an oral Provider name locked. of antibiotics instead.  Every 3 weeks I had to go for a CT scan, bloodwork and new prescriptions.  The surgery was in April and I was finally almost healed by November.  This was all due to a doctor who was not careful when inserting the trocar to try to see if he could do my surgery the easy way instead of 1-2 tries and then make the incision.  I would not recommend Dr. Provider name locked. to perform surgery if he was the last doctor on earth.  My complete aftercare was taken care of by Dr. Provider name locked. and he was the best doctor of the practice.  I still have a 2 inch indent in my abdomen that will never go away.  Dr. Provider name locked. asked me if I wanted cosmetic surgery to make it smooth and I politely refused.  The problem is here in Las Vegas, there aren't many general surgeons so a person is limited to whom they can see.  I have heard many stories about Dr. Provider name locked. and his poor practice and poor bedside manner.  It is just terrible.  I hope this helps people make the right decision if Dr. Provider name locked. is a choice for general surgery. 
  • Dr Provider name locked. did my surgery for breast cancer in 2002, I had two tumors at it went into the lymph nodes under my arm. He did a modified radical mastectomy and I returned to work in five days. I went back to him in 2006 to have the other breast removed because I was afraid of more cancer. His staff is wonderful and he himself is totally dedicated to fighting breast cancer. I have referred half a dozen people to him since then they have all done well. Even today if I walk into the office they all greeted me like an old friend. He does all the genetic tests necessary to determine what needs to be done. I can't think of anybody better in the country. Now he's associated with Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the transition to radiation and chemotherapy is seaml
  • During the procedure he cut the bladder, causing a need for a catheter for two weeks. Infection set in the enlarged incisions which have a constant drainage during the two weeks which Provider name locked. to two trips to the ER and mass doses of Antibiotics. This all could of been avoided if he was more attentive to his work.
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