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Tummy Tuck - No Drains
3Babies's Review of: Dr. Mark Epstein

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 5, 2012, 3:24 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Mark Epstein (My Profile)
City:
Stony Brook
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   3Babies (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):   April 24, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I’m writing this in hope of aiding another woman who is considering doing a tummy tuck. I have had three pregnancies of which one of those pregnancies resulted in twins. Needless to say, the stretch marks were a source of angst for over 20 years. I finally decided to research and investigate my options in correcting this issue. I just wanted to be able to like my body again.
My research focused on two things: women who shared their experience and the doctors who provided this service. All the women I found discussed the use of drains for two to three weeks following surgery. This was definitely a deterrent. I didn’t want to have drains for a two to three week period. After much research, I located a doctor, Mark Epstein. What drew me to Dr. Epstein was that his website stated that he doesn’t use drains.
I finally decided to at least meet with Dr. Epstein to find out how this procedure could be done without the use of drains. I was very nervous making the phone call to set up the appointment. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take the plunge. I have to admit, this was the best phone call I made. After meeting with Dr. Epstein, I decided to follow through with the surgery. This decision was not an easy one. However, many factors helped to sway me. First, I was definitely interested in not having drains. Second, the professionalism of Dr. Epstein and his staff was amazing. Every person I encountered in his office was extremely helpful, professional, and patient. All my questions were answered.
Dr. Epstein and his staff prepared me for pre and post surgery. Even though I opted for the surgery, I was still nervous as well as excited. The nurses in his office are a very caring group of women. They went out of their way to see to my comfort and help me feel calm. Afterwards, I expected to experience extreme discomfort. I couldn’t believe how good I felt after the surgery. No drains were used. I was mobile after surgery and experienced very little discomfort.
My surgery was about five weeks ago. I haven’t regretted my decision one bit. I can’t even think of one thing Dr. Epstein could have done to improve my experience. More importantly, Dr. Epstein and his staff have still continued to monitor my care.
I have received many compliments after the surgery about my weight loss or how good I look. More importantly, though, I love my new body. I can’t believe that I have a smooth stomach. I look in the mirror and can’t believe that’s actually me. Right now, I’m at the stage where I’m looking forward to start exercising again.
I truly hope in sharing this with you that you too have a positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Mark Epstein to help you on this journey. I understand the decision in making the choice to have a tummy tuck is not an easy one. However, if you do choose to make this journey, I hope you consider Dr. Mark Epstein. He and his staff have helped me achieve a goal I never thought possible.
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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

My Results:
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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:
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  (10)

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