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a horrible surgeon a despicable human being
aliciasw's Review of: Dr. Barry Zide

Rating: 1.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 17, 2018, 1:09 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Barry Zide (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   aliciasw (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   November 19, 2017
Procedure(s) I had done:  
  • BOTOX®, Restylane, Hylaform, Collagen, Other Injection Fillers
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Dr. Barry M. Zide, DMD, MD got both his dental degree and medical degree from the same school (Boston University). Why is this important? It is important because it suggest someone who didn't have what it takes to get into medical school through the front door, so he became a dentist first and then used that degree and the political connections he made to squeeze in through the back door of the M.D. program of that same school. Zide is an unscrupulous and tenacious businessman. A manipulative salesman. A heartless conman. A sadistic human begin and brutal surgeon. A man without a conscience. A temperamental, egotistical, morally repugnant misanthrope who regards thoughtfulness and compassion as weaknesses to be avoided in oneself, but to be tapped and exploited in others. A heartless pompous ass, insensitive to the suffering of others--deaf to the cries of those left crippled and in pain by his outrageous surgeries. Quick to cast doubt on the ability of other doctors in order to win patients to himself. Memorizes passages from self-help, self-empowerment writings, then uses them in conversation, passing them off as his own to impress his listeners. Answers his own office phone. When people call and don't leave messages on his answering machine he immediately calls them back to snap at them. Office located in the basement of a NYC apartment building. Charges exorbitant fees. Performs ghoulish face surgeries in a space that resembles a small dental office. Uses sedation and anesthesia similar to what is used by dentists performing routine dental procedures, e.g. Ativan and Valium. Sometimes goes around his office with a loaded hand gun on his belt. Thinks nothing of wearing it during patient consultations. For a time he wouldn't let patients sit directly on his couch. He would first place a black seat cushion on the couch. Patients had to sit on the cushion. When patients failed to sit on it, he yelled at them. He stopped using the seat cushion when patients complained about it on the internet. He can be charming long enough to collect his fee and put a patient on his operating table. After that the charm dries up. Dismisses patients who complain about the terrible effects of his surgeries by attributing their complaints to mental disorders. On several websites his negative reviews have suddenly and mysteriously disappeared and then, just as suddenly, been replaced by numerous positive reviews, reviews that have more in common with paid advertizements than with credible patient reviews. A shameless conman. A dangerous quack. A total sleaze. Look for his morally insane writings published in a medical journal called PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. Someone has posted online. I would post a link but I'm afraid Yelp will remove my review. The titles of some of his writings are "WHAT YOU CAN DO IS NOT WHAT THEY WANT," "FOUR PATIENTS YOU LOVE TO HATE," "I AM NOT ALONE," "TALES OF GREED," "I AM AN EXPERT FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT," "WHY MY PRACTICE IS SO RELAXING," "THE OBSESSIVE PATIENT BY PROXY," "THE ZIDE/LETTERMAN 'TOP TEN' LIST," and "CONSENSUS IS THE NEGATION OF LEADERSHIP" ----- all published in PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. Find them, read them, and warn others.  
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