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Multiple procedures performed by a very exceptional, highly skilled surgeon
MJLee's Review of: Dr. daryl) hodgkinson

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
June 7, 2013, 7:21 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. daryl) hodgkinson (My Profile)
City:
Double Bay
State:   (*)
Country:   Australia
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   MJLee (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):   December 18, 1996
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I first consulted with Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson, in late 1996, about the possibility of my undergoing a rhinoplasty. Two previous `botched' attempts by other surgeons interstate, during 1971 and 1983, had left me with a very narrow bridge and a distressing breathing problem. During our discussions, I was most impressed with the information Dr. Hodgkinson provided about my options, as well as with his staff's provision of detailed information sheets about my preparations for surgery, which also listed all the risks associated with this procedure. Most of all, I was shown a realistic likely result of this procedure. While I was also having a chin implant procedure performed by his brilliant colleague, the now `late' Professor Geoff McKellar, the combined surgeries were scheduled to take 5 hours. The post-op care I received, both in the hospital, and in the Double Bay (Dr. Hodgkinson) and Westmead (Prof. McKellar) surgeries, was nothing short of amazing. By reason of the extensive preparation and planning prior to the surgeries, there were no complications with either procedure. For the first time, since 1971, I was also able to breathe through my nose normally again! In addition, with Dr. Hodgkinson's hand selected, expert staff on hand, I always felt that nothing was too much trouble. His staff appeared to me as genuinely caring professionals, who valued patients as their no. 1 priority. The following year, in 1997, I underwent a browlift, also with a great result. During my recovery period I was able to complete two, 5000 w Philosophy assignments for my MA course at Usyd within a week, despite my still having 18 staples in my scalp after surgery, and despite my having had parts of my face laser resurfaced. The procedures had been performed with the latest minimum invasive techniques, enabling me to resume my studies a.s.a.p. In late 1998, I underwent a `natural', mini-face lift, again without any complications. Everyone I met commented on the natural result, and on my appearing to be at least 10 years younger. At the time, I was in the process of relocating to Melbourne and I didn't want to risk using another Plastic Surgeon there in the future. Even now, almost 15 years later, my facial skin has still retained its firmness, reflecting the superb skills and talents of my surgeon. As I'm a very particular Leo individual, there is simply no substitute for the very best medical care and optimum results. And I found both these essential qualities in Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson and his wonderful staff. I cannot commend him and his staff highly enough.

 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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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 décor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
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