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My Breast Reduction Experience
KarenM53's Review of: Dr. Grant Stevens

Rating: 9.81 (out of 10)
Review Date:
November 11, 2009, 11:30 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Grant Stevens (My Profile)
Marina Del Rey
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   KarenM53 (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):   October 24, 2001
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


When I was looking for a surgeon to do my breast reduction, I wanted the best around. A friend recommended Dr. Stevens and even though its a 4 hr. round trip drive from where I live I decided to make an appointment. I had read about him and his laser bra procedure of breast reduction and decided it was the best procedure for me. When I got to his office I was impressed with what I saw. The waiting room was clean and had a huge saltwater fish tank which made the wait very relaxing. The area where the office staff worked behind the desk seemed orderly and up to date. I filled out the paperwork which was very detailed and then was taken to the back office. The room I was in was small but very clean and orderly. When Dr. Stevens came in, he introduced himself and was very friendly. He took a lot of time answering the myriad of questions I bombarded him with as I had done a lot of research. He made me feel very comfortable and not rushed. He did measurements and then the nurse came in to do before pictures for the insurance company. After that, Dr. Stevens came back in and talked with me some more about what I wanted and then he himself retook some of the pictures as he didn't feel they would be accurate enough for insurance. I had more questions and he took his time and was very patient with me. I chose him to do my surgery despite the long drive. During the time I was waiting for insurance approval I had to call his office and was always able to get answers quickly. If I had to wait for a callback, it was never a long wait. I got a quick surgery date after insurance approval. The day before surgery I had an appointment with Dr. Stevens and he explained everything he would be doing the next day, told me what to expect with healing/recovery, gave me lots of vitamins that help with healing and all my scripts to get filled so they would be ready after my surgery. And I was told by the nurse that Dr. Stevens had worked like a fiend to make sure that everything he had to use for my surgery was latex free as I have a latex allergy, that he had made phone call after phone call to the companies that made the things that could possibly have latex, to make sure they didn't have latex. The day of surgery I found him to be a very calming figure for me. I was more nervous than I thought I would be but he was very pleasant. He did my markings explaining what he was doing the whole time. When I was in the OR he was laughing and joking with me. He explained everything he was doing then told me to close my eyes and imagine myself somewhere else that I would like to be and then I was out. He saw me in his office the next day and the day after that. He was very concerned as I was very nauseous due to the surgery meds so he wanted to make sure I was ok before traveling back home. My husband and I had stayed in a hotel close by due to the long drive and the early surgery time. I had several followup appointments during the next 6 mos. and then again at a year. Each appointment I found him to be very friendly and easy to talk to. I did not feel rushed and he answered any question I had. His staff was wonderful, even calling to make sure everything was going well during my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Stevens and have many times.  

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