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Thigh Lift Procedure
Barbs1971's Review of: Dr. Timothy Katzen

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
May 1, 2015, 1:46 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Timothy Katzen (My Profile)
City:
Beverly Hills
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   Barbs1971 (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):   January 25, 2007
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Once upon a time, (April 2002 to be exact), I had my gastric by-pass done in the land of heat and sun (Arizona!). I started this fantasy (or was it a nightmare?) weighing in at 285 pounds. But after much shedding of the pounds I lost 115 pounds! But alas! What was this hanging around my waist? 3 flat tires!!! Or the equivalent thereof! I contacted some local surgeons, and they all said “I don’t do insurance!” or “You need to loose 40 more pounds!”

That is when Obesityhelp.com stepped in with an e-mail telling me of this surgeon that works with your insurance and he was actually speaking at a seminar in Las Vegas! So I took the plunge and had my consultation with Dr. Katzen in July of 2006. When he came charging in the room in his noble white coat (forget the white horse!) and talked to me and showed me what he could do and that my 3 flat tires could all be gone, I knew I had been rescued! After a few battles of woe with the insurance (no, they didn’t cover it!) and other problems getting it off the ground, I had my tummy tuck (flat tire removal) and inner thigh reduction (elephant skin removed!) performed on January 25, 2007. My road to recovery wasn’t without pitfalls, it took a lot longer to heal and my body rejected some of the stitches, and at times it looked like my body lost the battle, but after 5 months, it finally is healing up! He took my mountains of flat tires (18 pounds worth) and I lost an additional 12 pounds post surgery! And my husband loves that my mountains are gone, so he can now see the lovely twin hills!!

So now I’ll ride off into the sunset, saying…”When can I get my arms done?” and “We lived happily ever after!
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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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:
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  (10)

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