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This doctor must be bi- polar from the looks of the reviews. He has the worst attitude and rudeness of ANY doctor i have ever met. I do not see how he stays licensed as a surgeon. His bedside manners are are terrible to say the least. I dont know where he came from but your in Memphis now Dr. Katz. I'll make sure my support groups get a full report on your care!
Rudest bedside manner of any doctor I've ever met.
He might be a great surgeon, but he and staff can't keep appointments, waites over hour should be expected. Once we went to office and he Wasn't there for 4 hours. We didn't wait. He is arrogant & does not give patients full information on how the surgery will change their life. He just likes to do surgery.
Dr Katz appeared to be a very knowledgable surgeon. With one big problem- his temperament . He was impatient and cross. Almost offensive. People go to a doc for help,. This one could use some extra training in doctor patient relations. I want to be focused on the reason I came. Not about slamming the doc into the wall! He should go work in ER in westchester county, NY. In the Bronx for a year or two.
Dr Katz cares. He is a wonderful person and has the best bedside manner. Dr Katz is a professional who did a wonderful job taking care of me over the last year His expertise enables me to be almost 100 per cent healed after his care with great healing and no infection. He is conservative in his care, and spends time listening to you. He is the best colorectal surgeon I have found, and will see him in the future. He is more than a good doctor. He is like a member of our family. His staff is wonderful and very flexible. It was very easy to make an appointment, and they work with you in scheduling appointments. He was recommended by my GI doctor who is also very good.
Dr. Katz preformed my husband surgery on an anal fistula. The surgery was quick and he did such an amazing job that my husband healed up fast and it now it is like it never happened. Great bedside manner and it was a smooth process all the way around! I also want to note they made sure they gave him enough pain meds to ensure his surgery and healing was as pain free as possible!
Excellent surgeon, exceptional knowledge!
My experience was very bad. After waiting for over for an hour for a procedure the Doctor was rude and could care less for thewelfare of the patient, The patient a 89 years old who has prepared to have this procedure was treated with no respect or consideration.
I could not say enough wonderful things about Dr Katz. He took me same day as a "second opinion". Spend a lot of time with me discussing my issue and giving me suggestions. He did NOT recommend surgery as my "rushed" previous Dr. pressured me to do. I would recommend this doctor HANDS DOWN!! Please trust me on this. I have seen many specialists for a variety of reasons. This Dr is very professional and very friendly. He has a new patient! THANK YOU Dr Katz! You saved me from unnecessary (rushed) surgery! Wonderful bedside! I was so worried when I saw him for my second opinion. Outcome was VERY different (almost scary to be honest what the first Dr recommended!).
Dr. Katz is a very caring doctor and exceptional surgeon. I was referred to him by another gastroenterologist who had used him personally. That made me feel very comfortable in scheduling the appt with him in the first place. He takes the time to explain things in a very simple manner that can be understood by any layman and leaves a lot of the medical jargon out. He preps you well for the surgery and for post-surgery. I was very uncomfortable with my condition and he put me at ease. I was able to relax and fully explain personal details without judgement. But the true testament to his skills was the result of my surgery. Perianal surgery is scary!! But I didn't have any of the possible adverse effects occur. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Dr.Katz was wonderful, he helped me through the whole procedure. always willing to explain what my body was going through and what to expect in recovery.Surgery is very scary and very painful and it sure helps to have a understanding Dr.
Dr. Katz did not exhibit compassion in dealing with my problem.He was hard to talk with and seemed set with his own ideas and did not exhibit compassion. I would find a more caring and appropriate doctor next time. I do not recommend.
Dr Katz is a highly confident, compenent doctor. I saw three "specialists" before seeing him and he was the only one to properly diagnose and treat my issue. I left my initial consultation with him with a detailed analysis of my issue, treatment plan and what was tobe expected during recovery. He was very professional on the day of surgery.
Arrogant,unfriendly,took sides in family dispute. Ignored realistic concerns.
Bedside manner was excellent and was what I needed because I was very nervous to begin with. Came up with a treatment plan that I could agree with and would be able to carry out at home. Aside from a long wait, the service was flawless.
Dr. Katz is fantastic. A little dry when you first meet him, but as you warm up to him, he is great. Very personal and very much cares about the health and well being of his patients. Performed life saving suregery on my spouse and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Katz is awesome. I had an abcess which the other doctors kept mis-diagnosing. Dr. Katz found the problem, told me exactly what he was going to do and what to expect after the surgery. He made me feel like I was his only concern for the time being. I'd recommend him to anyone
After my procedure; my highly educated family came to visit me. While they were in the room this DOCTOR YELLED AND SCREAMED at me. All we were trying to do was listen to what he had to say about recovery. After he STORMED out of the room. He came back into the room and continued to CHEW ME AND MY FAMILY MEMBERS OUT. After he left, I was IN SHOCK AND PHYSICALLY STARTED TO SHAKE!!!If you want to be totally DISRESPECTED then see this doctor because I do think he has the KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL OF HIS PROFESSION..
Dr. Katz is a highly knowledgeable colorectal specialist. I trust him to take care of my chondyloma, which is a sensitive issue for many, with his expertise. Although his no-nonsense, aggressive philosophy can be beneficial from a medical stand point, it could inhibit good patient care.I went to see Dr.Katz for a consult and exam, then he suggested a chemical treatment. he mentioned it may feel uncomfortable. i figured: i'm sick, he's a healer, why not now? so I said okay and instantly he was poking me with a silver nitrate pen, with no anesthesia of any sort. It was extremely painful, I couldn't respond to him because i had to focus on my breathing just to stay in the position. after the procedure, which felt like hot, jagged spikes were tearing at my rectum, he loosely padded me up, gave me his card, and told me to reschedule for a follow up in a month.I could not relieve a full bladder for hours after the procedure because my body was so shocked from the probing and chemical burns.he pain is wretched following the procedure, the second day, the pain is less acute, but still prevalent, especially with bowel movements.no mention of aftercare, no mention of painkillers, no mention of recovery time, no mention of post procedural bleeding (moderate, but yes), no mention of hygiene. he didn't mention recovery time which has complicated things at my workplace. and he didn't tell me I may need someone to drive me home... which would have been nice.I called the office this morning, before they opened and left a message. no one has called back. Although he is a good doctor and i am happy to be getting treatment, he needs to put himself in his patients shoes because that experience was unpleasant to say the least.
On the day of scheduled surgery (which was only 15 hours after surgery was suggested and scheduled)I wanted to ask Dr. Katz some important questions. All morning I was told I couldn't speak with him before surgery. Finally when I decided I may want to postpone, he called me. When I started to ask questions, he said, "what's the point of this? Why are you wasting my time? Either you want surgery or not." Let's just say "not" was decided. I have never been spoken to by anyone providing a service to me. I was kind and polite during my initial visit. He told me to take a day to decide on surgery and then when I have questions, he tells me I'm wasting his time? NEVER SEE THIS DOCTOR!!!
Dr. Katz appears to be very well versed and knowledgable in his field. I trusted his reports of my results,his opinion, & final analysis. However, this dr. is quick to anger & inpatient. He physically hurt me during one of the tests & I was not able to report how something felt because I was in pain. I think this is a reflection of his youth & w/maturity he may be able to overcome this shortcoming. But I needed to move to another dr. because I knew he would be a poor canidate for conducting the biofeedback treatment he recommended I try first for my problem. I was also very hesitant about becoming a patient on the operating table w/someone who can become impatient and angry as easily as this doctor had displayed during every appointment that included an exploratory procedure.
Very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and straightforward. Best doctor I've visited! Strongly recommended...