Jorge I De La Torre MD Patient Reviews

  • Plastic Surgery Birmingham, AL

Overall Rating

3.4
  • 16 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

4.0 (+ 0.6)

5 Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    50%
  • Satisfied
    0%
  • Neutral
    6%
  • Dissatisfied
    25%
  • Highly Dissatisfied
    19%
  • Wait Time 5 minutes
  • Easy Appointments
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Bedside Manner
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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1.0 of 5
December 8th, 2015
Please don't use this doctor
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Please don't use this doctor. He does not value anyone's life. He has no business even doing the most routine surgeries.
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1.0 of 5
August 17th, 2015
Now Motherless
Wait time
5 minutes
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This is not a doctor you want to operate on you. If you value your life, please find another surgeon. P
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1.0 of 5
June 4th, 2015
Great surgon unless you have Medicaid
I am a breast cancer survivor, after the terrifying experience of dealing with cancer and the horrible effects of chemotherapy , hair loss and looking at the horrible scar the removal of my breast left, I looked so forward to the reconstruction. At the time I had Medicaid because my primary insurance considered my cancer as preexisting and they would not cover the surgeries. Until I met Dr. Delatorre I had been treated with respect and compassion. There are only a hand full of Plastic surgeons that will take Medicaid so I was very grateful when such a well respected doctor would give his time and take a cut in pay to see a Medicaid patient. My first visit I had to wait almost 2 hours before I was seen. From visit one until my follow up visit after my so call reconstruction Dr. Delatorre barely acknowledge me when I spoke to him or asked questions I had. Although his staff was wonderful, caring, patient and kind I don't think I have ever met such a cold doctor. My "reconstruction" is a disaster. My "breast" is just a small hard lump at the top of my chest with a tight deep scar that runs across my chest. Since the skin was not stretched nor was additional skin transferred to allow for the implant to form a breast the implant now looks like a balloon that is filled with water that has been tied around the middle. The top forming a hard lump and the rest of the implant hangs about an inch past my natural breast line making it appear that I have some sort of weird tumor in my upper stomach. No nipple just a lump and a deep scar. I have since gone to see a more capable Surgeon that said I have to endure the pain of yet another surgery and missing several weeks of work. Even if I choose not to go through the reconstruction process again. The implant that Dr. Delatorre put in MUST to come out. So either way I have to go through an unnecessary surgery. I am sure Dr. Delatorre is exceptional surgeon but in my opinion if you do not feel that an insurance company rates the level of care that you give to a person that has already been ravaged by cancer turn them away and choose not to do more harm.
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5.0 of 5
January 6th, 2009
Caring and Compassionate Doctor
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Dr. De La Torre has seen me several times. He was kind, caring and helpful. He operated on me and did a lot of research into my past med. history to make sure he found the right solution and did not bother work done in previous operations. Will see him again if I need it!
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2.0 of 5
October 3rd, 2008
Poor followup
Easy Appointment
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This man did not respond adequately after my surgery or rank an infection as needing treatment. It put me back in the hospital for another full week. I would never return to him. I think his attitude is cavalier and he has an ego which he doesn't want challenged.
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