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Incredibly caring and kind, helped to heal a terrible wound that I thought could never get better but just knowing he was caring for me helped greatly. Goes out of the way to be available and help. No one better!
Dr Hoffman is a gifted surgeon and an incredibly kind human being. I have been his patient on 2 separate occasions (years apart ) for fairly significant , elective procedures,. My first experience being so extraordinarily positive, that I never even considered going elsewhere for procedure #2. Aside from his technical skills and knowledge, his bedside manner is uniquely kind, patient and caring. I feel blessed to have found him many years ago.
Thank you Dr. Hoffman, you have taken ten years off my life! From the office manager to nurse, to Dr. Hoffman himself it was a very positive experience. Everyone was kind, answered all my questions, and was very efficient. I was terrified to have a face lift, however, today, I am now met with compliments all the time -- "Have you lost weight?" "Do you have a new hairstyle?" To the best compliment of all -- "You look terrific!" I am an RN and would like to say that the OR staff was all first rate. My recovery time was much shorter than expected. I was only uncomfortable for a day or so, and Dr. Hoffman was available if I needed to call him (I did not). I did not even use my pain meds! Overall, it was a great experience, I am VERY glad I had it done. I look very natural -- like myself 20 years ago, not pulled or tight. If you have any hesitation -- meet with a great doctor (have him answer all your questions) and do it!
Dr. Hoffman is the best of the best. Not only is he an exceptional surgeon, he is the kindest, most comforting doctor I have ever met. I was worried about the outcome of my procedure, I couldn't be happier! I am feeling the best I have ever felt thanks to Dr. Hoffman. The overall experience was fabulous with him and his staff. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!!
My dermatologist, who is one of the top dermatologists in New York, informed me that I had to have surgery to remove a HUGE cancer on my lower leg. There was a big chance that I could have been disfigured. He sent me to Dr Hoffman who performed the surgery. A large part of my lower leg had to be removed clear to the bone after which Dr Hoffman did a tissue graft which consisted of removing tissue from my thigh and transplanting it to the area of my lower leg where the cancer had been removed. I never thought my leg would look normal after that but, fortunately, Dr Hoffman was so skilled my leg healed and the area where both surgeries took place (i,e, the cancer site and the tissue graft removal site) are barely noticeable. I have had plastic surgery in the past by many surgeons, but Dr Hoffman is the best. He is also very compassionate. I feel blessed to have met Dr Hoffman and to have him save my life!
Dr Hoffman did an amazing job of fixing an imperfection, one that I had from birth, and had impacted my ability to effectively breastfeed when I had my first child. He did a great job of listening to my concerns, coming up with a solution and was able to effectively fix the issue in his office. The team is warm, discrete and you never have to wait in this office. Overall a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Very professional and skilled. Would recommend Dr. Hoffman without hesitation.
I don't ever comment or post reviews. This is my very first! I feel the need to do so now because more and more people are using genuine and trust worthy reviews ( we hope they are right) to choose physicians. In choosing a doctor you need to be able to trust the reviews posted. The only reason I am choosing to write a review now is because I believe so wholeheartedly that someone who had a similar experience to mine or someone who really is in need of plastic surgery may benefit from my opinion and review of Dr. Lloyd Hoffman. So, this is my first review on line ever. I will never be able to truly thank Dr. Hoffman and his whole staff for changing my life. I am a 46 year old woman who had a fairly large squamos cell carcenoma (cancerous tumor) smack in the middle of my face. Forgive any spelling mistakes. Needless to say I was scared out of my mind and sure that I would be scarred for life. A year later I am perfectly healthy and believe it or not scar free! There is a "barely there" tiny little line on my cheek. You can only see it if I am not wearing any make up at all, and you are right up in my face. Needless to say, it has been a year since my surgery to remove the tumor and I am ecstatic with the results. It was my dermatologist who highly recommended Dr. Hoffman. You should also know that in the medical world my dermatologist is the best of the best. She told me under no uncertain terms should I even consider going anywhere else other than Dr. Hoffman. She was so right. Dr Hoffman and his whole staff have been nothing but a blessing to myself and my family. Not only did they all comfort us, literally hold our hands at times but also hugged us often, consoled us and treated us like we were family members. They were ALL warm, friendly and compassionate. I do not understand nor do I believe any of the negative comments left by other people. There is NO way those people could have been treated by the same Dr and office staff I am speaking about now. I do not believe their intentions are to help other people in finding wonderful, reputable, capable doctors. In any event, all I can do is recommend so very highly Dr. Hoffman and the whole office staff at his practice on East 68th St. for letting me have my life back without any compromise to my looks. I was never a vain person, but I was so worried about having a scar on my face after the large tumor was removed. I promise you, you will be thrilled by your decision to use Dr. Hoffman. I mean it literally when I say he is a blessing not only to me but to my family. Don't think twice- call and make the appointment!
Dr Hoffman is the absolute best in every aspect of his field of medicine. I would want him to always treat me, my family,and my dearest friends.
Dr. Hoffman did extraordinarily skillful work on me. A year ago he removed the double bags under my eyes and the overhanging skin above. The look is natural and gave me back the prettiness I had lost. As with any surgery it looks better after a year when the skin seems to settle in. Dr. Hoffman kept telling me to be patient and he was right! Some people have unrealistic expectations and find problems. As a professor of visual artistic anatomy at NYU for more than 25 years, I know that the two sides of the face are NEVER identical. One side of my face is fuller, one eye more slanted. Thatâs the way I was born, and the differences in the sides get greater with age. Thatâs not going to change, but I hope to have Dr. Hoffman do my jaw and neck in the future so I can make the most of what I have. And yes, as others have said, he is kind and caring as well as skillful.
I had a soft tissue infection in my groin area which antibiotics wasn't curing. My gynecologist highly recommended Dr. Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman did surgery on me to remove the infection and the infection is now gone. Dr. Hoffman carefully monitored my recovery from surgery with many post-op visits. I am very happy that I chose Dr. Hoffman to do my surgery.
I first learned about Dr. Hoffman from a friend who had had a facelift with him. As she predicted, he did a magnificent job. Even after just a few weeks, the results are perfectly natural, which was exactly what I had hoped for. In addition to doing superb work, Dr. Hoffman and his entire staff are extremely professional, caring, and nice. The care after surgery was excellent, with regular monitoring, and minimal post-operative discomfort. I am extremely pleased with the results, and most enthusiastically recommend his work.
I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe my experience with Dr. Hoffman. From the first appointment thru surgery and follow-up visits, he remained concerned and interested i helping. I had a scar and scar tissue that had developed from a past surgery and he thought he could make it better, and that was not even the reason I had gone to see him! It has been just a couple of weeks and my scars are almost completely gone! With Dr. Hoffman's skill coupled with his caring bedside manner, I really feel I have been touched by and "angel." I could not recommend him more highly.
One of the most important qualities about any doctor that I want to treat me is his/her skill and medical expertise. Dr. Hoffman was referred to me by two physicians that I know and respect. He gets an A in skill and expertise. One of his characteristics that is also important to me is his presence. He asks questions, he listens, he looks carefully and he thinks. He offers consistent and concerned follow-up care. I happily have referred friends and a family member who too, have been most satisfied with his work. His staff from the person who is at the front desk, the person who schedules procedures and his assistant, contribute to the feeling of well being that he provides.
From beginning to end, my experience with Dr. Hoffman's office has been an incredible experience. He has an extremely efficient staff, but more importantly, they do their job with courtesy and kindness. I had a seemingly impossible breast reduction, as well as a lift. It was a labor intensive procedure but Dr. Hoffman gave me such confidence in moving forward. His credentials speak for themselves and I am simply overwhelmed with his skill. He has changed certain aspects of my life with the skill of a sculptor and the eye of an artist. I have felt very little pain post surgery, which is a testament to what a gentle, capable surgeon he is. Beyond his skill, Dr. Hoffman is kind, caring and generous. He and his staff worked with me on a payment plan that worked for me, otherwise my dream of 'normalcy' would have forever remained a dream. I have great respect and deep gratitude for Dr. Lloyd Hoffman, and his office.
I have been a patient of Dr. Hoffman's since 2001 when he did reconstructive sugery for a breast cancer mastectomy. Needless to say at the time I was in a bit of a panic. The diagnosis, the surgery was a big leap for someone who was never sick a day in her life. Dr. Hoffman realized how frightened I really was beneath the bluster and without pity or condescension he remarkably combined kindness with the truth of the situation I was facing. So many Dr.'s give so little time to the consideration of their patients' emotions or state of mind:you are a breast, an eye, an appendix,etc. Dr. Hoffman considers and cares for the whole person. Since that time I have had occasion to see Dr. Hoffman...out of vanity this time around...and the confidence he imparts is quite remarkable. Do I have to add that his work is more than exceptional. He strives for perfection and achieves it! Since attitudes come from the top everyone who works in the office is efficient, helpful, friendly and cheerful!!
I had a filler under my eyes for the first time. Because I was new to the treatment, I did not understand the nature of its progress and became anxious. Dr. Hoffman took my concerns as seriously as those of a patient with a far more urgent condition. He met with me weekly until the swelling came down and never showed a bit of annoyance or impatience. Instead, he explained what was happening and why. His staff was equally as kind, scheduling me at my convenience. I am delighted my dermatologist recommended Dr. Hoffman unequivocally.
I had a Dr. Lloyd Hoffman facelift less than a month ago and I am beyond thrilled by the results. Long before the procedure, he explained what he wished to achieve and what it entailed. The actual procedure was easy and pleasant for me, and my wonder and joy with the results increases each day. Friends tell me that I look fabulous. Dr.Hoffman is not only the most skilled surgeon, he is the loveliest and kindest person imaginable.I would not allow anyone I love and care about to go to any doctor other than Lloyd Hoffman!
You would expect a world-class surgeon to have extraordinary technical skills, but you might not expect him to have extraordinary interpersonal ones. Dr. Hoffman has both. I have had bouts of clinical depression and a cluster of anxiety disorders, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder since I was an adolescent. Medication and other therapies proved only unevenly and temporarily effective. As a result, I had done and was continuing to do considerable damage to my face. Over several years, Dr. Hoffman and his exceptional staff provided a safe haven, in which he slowly and gently halted and then reversed the damage to my face. Not once did he or his staff make me feel self-conscious or less than. It is stunning to me that this man could accomplish through dead-on intuition, compassion, and patience what experts in my disorders failed to. I wish I had know Dr. Hoffman years ago. I've never felt happier or been more productive.
A year ago I had a serious injury resulting in the removal of the skin from most of my lower right leg. Dr. Hoffman had to stabilize the wound before he was able to do the skin graft at NY Presbyterian Weil Cornell. The surgery was a complete success. His technical skill made this possible. During this trying period, he kept my family and me fully informed until we had confirmation that the graft was a success and was healing correctly. Dr. Hoffman and his staff helped us through this very difficult recovery period and continues to do so. I highly recommend Dr. Hoffman both for his surgical skills and his bedside manner.
dr hoffman is a lovely man and a wonderfully caring doctor he is kind and clearly knows what he's doing...he inspires confidence and i feel strongly that whatever he does on my behalf is the absolute right path to take......i am so very lucky that his colleagues recommended him to me.
Dr Hoffman has perfomred 4 non-elective surgeries on me over the past twelve years. In each case the results have been great. He is extremely good at discussing the various options the patient may consider and he has great patient care skills.
Dr. Hoffman is one of the most caring, considerate & compassionate physicians that I have ever met. I have complete faith in his surgical skills and he is the rare physician in whom I have complete confidence.Because of complications, having nothing to do with his surgical skills, but my own body, I am again having him operate on me with utmost confidence.I was shocked to read of the negatives by prior patients and want to share my opinion of him as both a surgeon and as a human being.
I am appalled at the two scurrilous rating reports given Dr. Lloyd Hoffman on this website. Nothing could be further from the truth regarding Dr. Hoffman or his staff. The man is a genius. Period. And an unbelievably caring genius. One would have to go -- frankly, I don't know where -- to find a physician of this man's competency, skill, gifts, education, compassion and empathy. Shame on the people who denigrated his practice. Neither review could stand a test of scrutiny. Clearly, the disjointed rantings of a pair of unhinged reprobates.