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sloweyes's Review of: Dr. Bruce Katz

Rating: 3.65 (out of 10)
Review Date:
May 29, 2007, 4:25 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Bruce Katz (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   sloweyes (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 1, 2007
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Dr Bruce Katz has probably gotten more publicity than any other Dr for the new SmartLipo technique....and he is a total fraud. He has been on "Good Morning America", "Today Show", in People magazne, Star mag.....he gets you in there under the pretense that he is the pioneer in this field. And he probably is. Problem is, he is very ambiguous about how much of his procedure is SmartLipo and how much is "regular" lipo (I beleive he does PowerLipo).
I --a 50 yr old mother of 2--specifically went to him for SmartLipo, as I had issues that could have warranted a tummy tuck, but I didn't want to go that route. Dr. Katz convinced me SmartLipo was my answer--and it probably is, as it is a painstaiking, time-comsuming process nd when done right,m works great.
But when I had my surgery date, Dr. Katz breezed through it, doing ALL PowerLipo, and at the end, skimming me for a mere 8 minutes or so of SmartLipo. And the whole time, he was ducking out every 15 min or so to supervise other procedures concurrently in other rooms.
Three months Post-Op, I am not only NOT SMALLER than before, I am bigger! He left me lumpy, asymmetrical and most importantly, NOT smaller than before, even after promising me this summer I would have a flat stomach.

The only place I am lighter? My wallet. This is a Dr who clearly knows what he is doing, but chooses to either save that knowledge for his more high-profile patients, or just wanted to get in as many patients as he could in one day at my expense. I am now faced with trying to get him to do a revision, or suing him for he money back. And as you can imagine, he has been VERY uncooperative in dealing with me post-op.
 
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
Was the office staff professional and well-mannered?
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Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
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Appointments, Waiting Time:
Was it easy to book an appointment?
Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
How was the office waiting time?
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Price:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
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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?
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Recommending This Doctor:
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