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Saw Dr. Lovaad for a bilateral breast reduction. After downplaying my concerns and pain at my post op visit, I ended up at my local ER twice with sever infections, MRSA, and an abcess. All of which left left terrible scarring, different breast sizes, mismatching nipper locations and continued pain 8 months after surgery. Additional, when I read his reports, he lies and puts in canned statements on each and every report such as "patient is happy with how things have gone so far. The patient is comfortable and does not have any pain issues." This is on almost every report even though I refused to see him any more and would only see his PCA Ginger Spronk and had to go to an outside wound care clinic to finally get my wounds to close 4 months after surgery. Stay away from this egomanic quack!
He did a delayed reconstruction after bilateral mastectomies. He told me I could be any size I wanted, but after the expanders were placed I asked how much fluid they held and when he told me I knew that unless they were removed and larger ones placed I could not be as big as I wanted. I went from a C cup to a B. I was told I had no choice of nipple color but later found out other colors were available from another provider and I could choose the color. When nipples were made they were not even, even though they measured the same from the sternum, incisions weren't even and one side was lower. I went to another provider and had surgery to do a revision. I quite asking him about my activity level as I felt he didn't care. I went to him as he did outreach and I didn't have to drive to Mpls to see him. It would have been well worth the time for me to drive as I know I would be happier. He has been described as an artist but unfortunately I did not see that.
Lousy doctor, terrible listener, arrogant jerk
After a breast cancer diagnosis I had a mastectomy. Reconstruction also involved replacement of an old implant on the non-cancer side. Rather than just removing the implant, he removed so much of my own tissue that only 2-3mm of skin thickness was left. You could see through my skin with a flashlight! The nipple and areola disappeared with the strain on remaining skin tissue. Shortly after surgery I developed a breast infection on the non-cancer side. All this doctor would do is prescribe antibiotics. My breast was red, swollen and hot. My nipple was continually leaking. After 10 months of suffering with infection I told him the antibiotics are not getting to the implant area. He refused to remove the implant and clean out the infection. He wanted to try more antibiotics. Enough suffering. I FIRED HIM. I researched for a good surgeon and found one. Over the next 3 years and approx. 12 surgeries later I now have a normal breast again. The cancer side also had to be reconstructed. I would never go to him again and would advise others to seek medical care elsewhere.
Dr Lovaas listened carefully to my concerns and addressed them one by one to give me a fantastic result.
I was only 18 years old when he destroyed my face by misrepresenting his abilities to me. The rhinoplasty he performed on me left me permanently deformed. I had to have 3 subsequent major nasal reconstructive surgeries after, which cost me well over $25,000. He left me with results which were so horrific, that the disaster was only partially reparable. It is an unconscionable act for a surgeon to inflict this kind of harm on a patient, leaving the patient to suffer from remorse and the frustration of never being able to repair the damage, forever. It is simply devastating and irreparable. Please be cautious and make sure you thoroughly research your surgeon prior to undergoing surgery. I will always regret my surgery with him.
He is a lot of fun and a great surgeon. I had a double masectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. He and the staff guided me through the process with great care. I have relatives that are in the medical profession and they have commented that my newly formed breasts are the best they have ever seen.
He is the best he listened carefully and did a fantastic procedure. I'm telling all my friends
We were referred to Dr. Lovaas for craniosynostosis surgery. The procedure done by Dr. Lovaas on our infant's skull was poorly done and we had to put our child through an additional traumatic surgery to repair the work done. Our child had metal plates and screws that started between the skull and facial skin but migrated to the inside of the skull, poking through the dura (tough, leathery membrane that surrounds the brain) into the brain itself. These were later removed by another surgeon out of state (who said he'd never seen so many metal plates utilized). The metal plate movement required significant repair to my child's dura and the metal plates made some of the bone far less usable in reconstructing the skull (b/c it's difficult to separate the metal plate from the bone without compromising the condition of the bone) and also significantly increased the risk of cerebralspinal fluid leaks. My child had very successful surgery in Dallas by a surgeon who performs 2-4 cranial repairs/day to repair these issues. No blood transfusion was required (they use a cell saver machine to recycle the child's own blood), no hair was shaved, the incision line looks beautiful, the hospital stay was only 2 nights - a marked difference from when the procedure was done in Mpls by Dr. Lovaas. A well-intended surgeon, I believe...but he performs a wide range of surgeries. For craniosynostosis, go to a specialist who has the experience that comes from focusing on this type of pediatric skull surgery. At the very least, get a 2nd opinion from the Craniofacial Center in Dallas before proceeding. They do more of these there than anyone in the country and are outstanding!
He was so nice a thoughtfull he listened to all my concerns ans he did a fantastic job. He is an artist
A true artst my face is 15 years younger
he listened to my concerns and he was able to help me look 15 years younger
Dr Lovaas listened to me very carefully. We came up with a plan together as it took multiple operations. The results are terrific
He made my nose beautiful. He is an artist and very kind
i had breast cancer and he did a fantastic job. He is a true artist
I saw Dr lOvaas 8 times for a complicated problem. He listened to my desires and fulfilled them. He's a tru artist.
while i am mostly pleased with my results (nose job), i was overall displeased with the process. my mother came with me to my initial visit and dr lovaas did not even greet her. he acted like she was not there. i also provided photos of the nose i wanted, and was not asked a single question, so i assumed he understood. the nose i ended up with is not the one i indicated in my photos. his overall attitude was one of arrogance...his opinion was far superior to mine and i wasn't worth communicating with. i would never return, nor would i recommend him to others. and i'm still disgusted how he treated my wonderful mother.
Very compassionate through all my procedures for Breast reconstrctuion I have great result!
He was very pateint with me through the multiple stages of my breast reconstruction. The final result is fabulous
very thoughtfu as to my wishes and the surgical team was fantastic
Listened to my wishes and helped me come up with a step by step plan
Fabulous surgeon listened and did a great job
I had a breast reduction and recovered so fast and I am so happy I went to Dr Lovaaas His staf and office were fantastic
Great Surgeon. Listened to me
I saw several other surgeons before i met Dr. Lovass, As soon as i left the initial consultation with him, i knew i had found my surgeon. Dr. Lovass exceeded all my expectations. I would recommend him in a heart beat!