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Breast Reduction
J_Sweeney's Review of: Dr. Richard Ellenbogen

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
May 4, 2011, 5:18 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Richard Ellenbogen (My Profile)
City:
Los Angeles
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   J_Sweeney (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):   March 3, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I read the reviews for Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and was very surprised. I had gone to see him about the same time; Spring and early Summer of 2009. 

I had interviewed many, *many* doctors to perform my breast reduction surgery. My husband's business was struggling financially  (as was every business owner) so cost was a deciding factor during my search. Here is what I used as my criteria: 
-Cost (out of my pocket)
-Accepted my insurance 
-The doctor had to have "before" and "after" pictures of actual patients they performed the same surgery on, and available for me to view.  - Doctor Ellenbogen showed me on the computer what I would look like.

After interviewing about 5 doctors in person (I did phone interviews and also web research), I had selected Dr. Richard Ellenbogen to perform my surgery. Here is why:
I could see immediately that he was meticulous. When I reviewed his portfolio with him, he could recount in fantastic detail each one of his surgeries. I remember remarking on one patient's results as "incredible", as it was obvious that she was suffering considerably from the size of her breasts in the "before" photo. He agreed on the medical points, but he immediately noted how many cc's he removed from each breast during the procedure and how many cc's he would like to have taken out, and how it would have effected the contouring of her breasts.  I immediately knew I would be in that hands of a doctor who was passionate about the work. I was right and I'm passionate about the beautiful results. Thank you Doctor Ellenbogen Jody Sweeney
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

N/A = Not Applicable
1 = Worst/Extremely dissatisfied
5 = Neutral
10 = Best/Extremely satisfied

My Results:
How happy are you with your results?
Did your results meet or exceed your expectations?
  (10)
Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
Does your doctor have strong and up-to-date medical skills?
Does your doctor have good knowledge of techniques?
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?
Can doctor be reached by email?
  (10)
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?
Was the doctor friendly and approachable?
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?
Was staff accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
Was it easy to book an appointment?
Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
How was the office waiting time?
  (10)
Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
  (10)
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 dcor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
Recommending This Doctor:
How likely are you to recommend this doctor to someone else?
  (10)

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