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I recommend Dr. Nolan Karp in NYC
sails's Review of: Dr. Nolan Karp

Rating: 9.42 (out of 10)
Review Date:
November 10, 2007, 10:59 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Nolan Karp (My Profile)
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   sails (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):   September 21, 2007
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I needed abdominal surgery (hysterctomy) & decided it might be an ideal time to consider having a tummy tuck-- due to prior abdominal surgeries/incisions that had not healed properly. I asked my gyn office to recommend plastic surgeons who had OR privileges at NYU hospital so the 2 surgeries could be done at the same time. This saved me about 50% of the TT cost. I paid for the ps fee plus additional time for the OR & anesthesiologist.

I was given 3 names & chose Dr. Karp for the 1st consult. I never interviewed the other 2 surgeons because I felt EXTREMELY comfortable with Dr. Karp & his staff. After seeing so many PS shows on tv (where the ps is oily & the staff look plastic!) it was a relief to go meet with a competent ps surgeon who hires staff that are professional & normal-looking.

Dr. Karp recommended a mini-tuck (& added that he would not have considered the surgery for me EXCEPT that I would already be having surgery. Some ps, talk patients into their "next surgery"). I did not view any support sites prior to the surgery & if I had I might have chickened out: the post-op photos look so barbaric to me! The hysterectomy was my focus since it was the more complicated surgery & the harder recovery. Interestingly, I found Dr. Karp & his staff provided far better follow-up care than the gyn surgeon! Dr. Karp's staff initiated calls & returned my calls promptly. My experience was first rate!

Ironically, when I went to the gyn surgeon for my 1st post-op visit I was kept waiting for ONE HOUR! Also, during my 3rd week post-op I experienced INTENSE pain & was told BY A NURSE "it has nothing to do with the surgery. It's not normal" when, according to the gyn surgeon (at the next appointment), it was a clear indication that I was "overdoing it." Interesting, since that office had given me absolutely no post-op guidelines!

I highly recommend Dr. Nolan Karp.

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