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Great Liposuction Experience
SurgeryGuru's Review of: Dr. David Stoker

Rating: 9.71 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 2, 2010, 12:06 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. David Stoker (My Profile)
City:
Marina Del Rey
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   SurgeryGuru (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):   August 4, 2003
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

It's been about 7 years since my procedure, but I still look back and am grateful for having done it.

I had lost more than 60 pounds on my own and had some persistent bulges in my belly and flanks.

I chose Dr. Stoker for my procedure because I knew him personally and because he literally wrote the book on power-assisted liposuction. If you have ever watched a video of lipo, it looks really exhausting. I like the idea of a technology that made things a bit easier on the doc and gave them a bit more control.

The doctor was great and my recovery was a breeze. I had some small bruising on one side, but that was gone in two days. Today no one can ever see my scars...I have to hunt to show them to people.

I do have a tiny bit of asymmetry (i put some weight back on and it seems to have deposited a bit more on my right lower abdomen a bit more for some reason) but I am thinking of going back in for a little touch up.

The staff and facility were great. I chose to recover at the Ritz since I am from the Central Coast...I recommend this to everyone!

My only advice to the office, and to any potential patients who have not had general anesthesia before is just to be emotionally ready for how cold you will feel when coming around from the anesthesia. It feels like what I would imagine death to feel like...cold in your middle. They had me in one of those warming blankets and it was a few seconds before the nurse noticed I was coming around and could tell me that feeling cold was normal. It passes in a few minutes...but it is scary at first.

At the end of the day, I'm happy with my outcome, happy with Dr. Stoker and his team, and happy I went through it!
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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My Results:
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Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
Does your doctor have strong and up-to-date medical skills?
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Were you well informed by the doctor?
  (10)
Accessibility:
Was doctor accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Is there good after business hours support?
Can doctor be reached by telephone?
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Personality:
Did the doctor make you feel comfortable?
Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
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Did the doctor show care and concern for you?
Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
Was the office staff professional and well-mannered?
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Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
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  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
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Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
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Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
  (9)
Office & Surgical Facility:
Are the office and/or surgical facilities professional, clean, and well maintained?
Is the medical equipment up-to-date?
Is the office comfortable and the décor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (9)
Recommending This Doctor:
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