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Dr Fegelman is an excellent surgeon. My lap band eroded and I got peritonitis. He took out my band and was very caring and even came to check on me in the hospital on a Sunday. My experperience over the last 6 years with Dr Fegelman have been great, and I have never had a problem with him.
Let alone my wife! God like complex who looks down and talks down to his patients. I hope the hospital reads these reviews. He is just a bad apple.
Had lapband w/this "dr." 3 years ago. He promised in his demo to "forever change my relationship with food". I went for fill after fill and explained that after a couple of days the resistance was not present. I was sure the band was leaking...Anyway, gained weight - relationship with food not changed forever. I wish I could sue this "dr." for false advertising.
Dr. Fegelman performed the Lap Band surgery on me in Sept 2009. I live in Kentucky so aafter 3 months of care, I transferred to a local surgeon. My local surgeon advised me on my first visit that my LapBand port had flipped and surgery could fix the problem. I denied another surgery becuse I am a self pay. After a few more months the band had totally flipped to where the port couldn't be accessed and a revision was now the only option. I was sick and the port cause me discomfort so I agreed to another surgery. The surgery went well but I had become sicker and in more pain. I followed up with my local surgeon and found out that the revision surgery had irritated my gall bladder and it had to be removed. Surgery went well and I grew even sicker and the pain was unbearable. I was rushed to the ER and admitted to the hospital with Pancreatitis. After 4 days in the hospital I was able to go home. I brought all of this to Dr. Fegelman's attention as was referred to Pro Assurance, who later denied my claim. I finally received my medical records and it is documented both Dr. Fegelman and my local surgeon that Dr. Fegelman only used 3 stitches to hold my band in place. The LapBand calls for 4 to 5.All of this could have been avoided if Dr. Fegelman had properly used 5 sutures instead of 4. The hospital bills forced me to sell my house to pay off the debts. Thank you Dr. Fegelman for your professionalism and expertise.NOT!!!!
If you say something to this dr or ask him something he doesn't want to hear he will put you down. He is not a nice person, and would never want him to operate on anyone. If hes not nice to you in person then just imagine while your knocked out on the table. Also, when I asked to speak to a manager she kept smiling and laughing at me. Never said she was sorry for my bad experience
A highly motivated, talented doctor. Never stopped searching forA solution to my complicated problem. He is the onlyDoctor in my 20 years of illness that cured me. Kind, focused and intense. Selfless to with his time, I watched him teachHis students what it takes to be a surgeon. Was highly professional and sincere. I thank God for this man and his skills.
Recommendations from me for this guy is as follows;Make your appointment with someone else.
likes to talk to you as if you were stupid, and didn't know what you were speaking of.
I had gastric bypass surgery with Dr.Fagelman March 7,2011,surgery went well, but this man is the rudest an most uncaring dr I have ever encountered..My pain after surgery was not well controled while I was in the hospital..If I could go back in time he would never have done my surgery.. I know several other people that he had done their surgery an they have said the same thing I did..
Ok my surgery was not exactly a good outcome should have done my homework and read reviews before hand. Oh he was nice in the beginning until I started to ask questions afterward he just pushed me off to his residents and wouldn't deal directly with me.
This Doctor almost killed my wife on the OR table! He was extremly careless in his decision making. I found out after the fact from several people who I know that work at Jewish Hospital that he is notorious for handing over important procedures to lower level residents and spends too much time flirting with the female residents and nurses. I don't know about you but I don't need my surgeon handing over the scaple to some pretty first year resident becuase he is trying to woo her and win her over. I don't need a doc who is playing footsie in the OR! This guy is dangerous and not focused and when you challenge him he talks down to you as though he has some kind of GOD COMPLEX