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Unprofessional Experience
sugarshack's Review of: Dr. Stephen Evangelisti

Rating: 3.76 (out of 10)
Review Date:
January 4, 2011, 7:37 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Stephen Evangelisti (My Profile)
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   sugarshack (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):   June 23, 2010
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


My first impression of this shabby chic office and admin personnel was that they were very unprofessional and possibly family members the dr was keeping employed, but I was OK with that because he had come highly recommended to me by some of my health care colleagues. I used the "nurses network" to choose him. My friends experiences, however, had been 10-12 years ago. My consultation and preop appt seemed to go fine, My surgery started about 2 hours late and finished in 2 hours. My post op course seemed to be going fine(minimal discomfort) until 5-6 weeks when I developed extensive inflammation, redness and soreness. Dr E told me I had a "neurological disorder" and he couldn't help me. His office did not appoint me for any more follow up on his apparent instruction, and did not return my calls with info on where I should continue my followup. I had to return to my primary who had me followed by a dermatologist and another plastic surgeon in Rochester. My recovery took longer because of a reaction I had to the suture material breaking down. I was told this sometimes happens and resolves with time, odd, Dr E didn't have that knowledge base. The reassurance provided me by Dr A and Dr D helped me get through that tough time when Dr E had simply abandoned me. I have one breast that is a cup size smaller and different shape than the other. When I pointed this out to Dr E he became defensive and told me he "does surgery that looks great in 6 months not now". The more defensive he got, the more I felt he saw something wrong, too. He does not seem interested in what you think of your results. His demeanor is belittling and minimizing of your concerns. It's now 7 months post op and I am still a cup smaller on what used to be my larger side. The inflammation and discoloration subsided at around 5 1/2-6 months. I went to Dr E because of experiences my friends and colleagues had many years ago. I would seriously consider someone else as I believe he has become burned out or is just apathetic which is not apparent until your post op course deviates from the norm. As a critical care nurse, myself, for 22 years, I believe every patient deserves the best care and to be treated with respect. Some patients we may connect more with than others but all deserve the same care!  

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