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Dr. Mangal is the best doctor I have ever met! Very knowledgeable, compassionate, who truly cares about his patients. I have been Dr. Mangal's patient for 5 years and there is no other doctor I would trust in helping me with endometriosis, fibroids and fertility. Thank you, Dr. Mangal! His staff is also excellent, especially Ms. Feri.
Long story short... Love Dr.Mangal but office staff is horrible.
Truly exceptional care. I have suffered for 10 years with symptoms and his diagnosis finally offered relief. He is so caring and takes a personal interest in each patient. I feel he listened to my concerns with true empathy and acted in a professional and caring way at each step of treatment.
Dr Mangal was the only person who was able to stop my endo. I had surgery with his team over 3 years ago, and have been healthy since with no symptoms. I know folks are saying they have to wait hours to get in, but honestly it's worth it. I have my life back because of him.
I was suffering from endometriosis pain and my ob/gyn just told me to wait. Dr. Mangal took a closer look at my condition and helped me understand what was going on with me. After reading some of the reviews here, I didn't have very high expectations. I sent him an email with a description of my pain, he personally reviewed it and in less than a week his office call me to set up an appointment. His office staff was always nice and courteous. I never waited more than 30 minutes. Yes, the first session includes a 90 minute presentation, but it's very informative! Dr. Mangal is very nice and considerate, he always answered all my questions. He did a lot of testing before my surgery and always explained the purpose and findings. I am very grateful to have found him!
He helped me more than any has. He got rid of endometriosis, helped other things going on, the best around. I wouldn't trust anyone else!
Very compassionate person. Excellent bed manners. I wish I met him before my disease took so long to diagnosed and I'm paying the consequences.
I have endometriosis on my diaphragm and in my lungs. Upon my few attempts to discuss these symptoms with Dr. Mangal, he promptly cancelled my surgery through his nurse and recommended... nothing. They never followed up with me. His nurse told me in not so many unkind words he is not making an recommendations for my treatment. Leaving me to keep looking for the right physician. I am at a loss. I was so hopeful he was the answer I was looking for. Do not come here if you are looking for a legitimate treatment. You are a number to Dr. Mangal. You will be scheduled with multiple patients and he does not consider symptoms outside the norm. I waited in the waiting room for 4 hours. The office is dirty. They confused me with other patients - called me and stated other patients names and test results over the phone, a major violation. This doctor is looking to perform a large quantity of cut and dry endo surgeries to turn a profit.
Dr. Mangal was my third opinion and the only one that gave me HOPE! I live 6 hrs away and I was actually referred to him by my fertility specialist. And his flat out honest opinion was, " I could do the surgery, but in all honesty, I believe Dr. Mangal will do a much better job and he will reconstruct you and leave you like brand new". No doctor was willing to work on me for fear of hemorrhaging to death! And I can say this, "As God Almighty is my witness, Dr. Mangal not only gave me hope, but he gave me my life back"! I feel FREE! I feel great! After 2 1/2 years of misery and pain, after my local ER denied I had anything (after a CT), they performed an appendectomy, and still denying I had multiple masses as per CT report (that I only recently requested)!! Dr. Mangal successfully removed 5 uterine fibroid tumors, largest being 6'' big (grapefruit size), 4 oranges and a lemon... detaching my uterus from my stomach, removed tons and tons of scar tissue and had a partial hysterectomy, SUCCESSFULLY! I MADE IT! I'M ALIVE! BECAUSE OF DR. MANGAL! Yes we watched a video, yes at times there was a wait, but when he had me in a room all his attention was on me and my PAIN! He is very compassionate and caring. The video helped my husband understand that my pain was REAL! After we left he cried and begged for forgiveness... because he had no idea what was going on. Dr. Mangal also called me at home on several occasions to explain his findings and what to expect from surgery. He actually explained my surgery 3 TIMES on the phone because I was in shock, but he was so patient with me and just explained again. He worked with scheduling my appointments to accommodate our schedule and finances. I had a bit of trouble with my insurance on my first visit and he did what was needed to give me 5 days to do what my insurance was asking before he gave me a bill. The girls at the front desk were always so welcoming and sweet. His insurance staff (Claudia) was on the phone for hours speaking to my insurance. And still when I finally got to her she wasn't frustrated or upset, she was so sweet! She told me exactly what I had to do once I got home. And her and her manager even helped us by giving us a map with directions to a restaurant, since we're not from Houston. Just super NICE STAFF! And last but not least, Angela.... she has become very dear to me. She is so nice and has such a big heart. I called her sooooo many times and she always helped me with a kind spirit. After my surgery, as we were getting closer to home, I see the palm trees and I began to cry. I looked at my husband and I told him, "We did it.. Dr. Mangal did it.. I'm coming home tumor free.. I'm alive".... And I've cried so many more times, because I'm so blessed. And if I had to do it all over again, I would do it all the same... I would drive 6 HOURS away to Houston to see Dr. Mangal! My husband made a plaque for Dr. Mangal that reads: Good doctors like you aren't always the ones who have fancy degrees and qualifications. They are the ones who have a big heart and a burning desire to make the world a better place. One patient at a time... Thank You We will be giving it to him this Wednesday at my post op appointment. And I must say, it's going to be a bitter sweet departure....
This doctor botched the surgery, then refused to contact me afterwards. I beg you to please spare yourselves the pain, physical and financial. Run the other way.
I hate leaving one star reviews, but when I saw that the only review of this doctor was for five stars, I had to make sure people knew the truth. (I for one believe every word of the "not recommended filtered review.) You will wait 6 hours in his waiting room--no matter what time your appointment is. His staff is HORRIBLE. It's not completely their fault--he does these cattle-calls to see any many patients at once (and, i now think this is to perform as many surgeries as possible--for the $$$). Angela, who is either a nurse or a nurse practitioner handles ALL of them. They mix up appointments constantly, and are always rushing to get you out of the exam room. That's right, most of your first appointment is not an appointment at all, but you and eight other women (many of whom bring their husbands) watching videos in a room while Dr. Mangal does something else somewhere else. While giving me my pelvic exam, this doctor took a call on his cell phone. At first I thought maybe it was an emergency---but it was not. Mindless chit chat. My naked vagina, feet in the stirrups, and this guy chatting away on his cell. The last thing, the thing that really gets my goat, is that things (pain, and new horrible symptoms) have been so much worse since my surgery and Dr. Mangal doesn't give a crap. Angela (Dr. Mangal will never call you back. Only Angela) says it's normal for pain to be worse for many months after surgery, which might be true, but it would have been nice to know this BEFORE the surgery. I had no idea how bad it would be. The pain was so different and so much more severe that I almost went to the emergency room. I'm not used to having pain IN MY FEET so severe that I cannot walk on them while menstruating. So new and exciting. A heads up would have been nice. I've been trying to get a hold of him for weeks now, to get documentation for why I've been missing work every month (the increased symptoms which his nurse says, over the phone, are normal but for some reason it's impossible to get a work note stating this) and no dice. Once this guy sews you up and sends you home, he doesn't care what happens to you. That's great if your surgery actually helps, like the person who wrote the other review. I'm very happy for her, as I know how hard it is to have female reproductive diseases dismissed over and over again (please see my review of just such a gynecologist, posted a few years ago). Unfortunately, if the first surgery doesn't fix everything and you need *anything* after your 5 minute post-op visit, tough cookies. One positive thing I can think of is his bedside manner--he is polite. This is a personal preference: but I'd rather have a rude doctor who actually cares what happens to his patients after surgery. There *are* good doctors out there, ladies! They are hard to find, but they are out there. I intend to keep looking.
I had endometriosis on my bladder, colon and the bottom of my pelvic floor. My pain was constant and so extreme words can't explain it. I could barley walk and had to take a lot of time off to stay in bed. Dr. Mangel came in and had him and 3 other specialist come in and assist with the surgery. I also had a huge hernia I didn't even know was there due to endo. Pain. He truly saved my life I got to be a mom again. My kids get to see me smile instead of cry. Would I recommend him, without a doubt. He is very busy and it takes awhile to get into him but if you want the best he is worth waiting for.
As a person, I consider Dr. Mangal a very caring person and very competent. I do however have 2 complaints. On each visit, I have had to wait 2 hrs. So, essentially, the appt. is a guarantee that you will get in sometime that day. My time is just as important as his and if I miss work, I don't get paid, so these lost hours waiting and waiting for my number to come up is frustrating, not mentioning the parking that you have to pay. Granted, I consider my health more important than waiting, but booking and having a patient wait so long doesn't sit very well with me. Also, I have called 6 times to get a copy of my records, and it just isn't happening. I never complain via socia media concerning a Dr., but I felt I had to this time. His nurse Angela promises that it will be in the mail, yet I am still waiting. Months...
Wait time in the exam room alone has always been 1 1/2 to 2 plus hours. Staff unfriendly, almost to the point of uncaring. Dr. Mangal himself very knowledgable and nice.
I would like to begin by saying that I read all of the reviews about Dr. Mangal â both positive and negative â before I came in. It is true that some of his ways of doing things are inefficient, including the 90 minute âendometriosis information session,â crammed into his office with 10 other women and their mothers/significant others, and the amount of time you will spend in his office for an appointment, which ranges from 3-7 hours. While Dr. Mangal could use some help in how his medical practice is run, there is no denying the level of care, compassion, skill and knowledge that he possesses. He is an ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY when it comes to endometriosis â maybe one of the most knowledgeable doctors in the country. Over the past year I have been to several gynecologists, a urologist, a gastroenterologist, a pelvic floor physical therapist, and had a (probably unnecessary) gallbladder removal surgery. My symptoms included excruciatingly painful menstrual cramps, long and heavy periods, constant backaches, constant aching pelvic pains, intestinal discomfort/IBS, urinary urgency and frequency, and pelvic muscle spasms. I was told by the gynecologists that there was nothing wrong with me. I had normal colonoscopy and normal urodynamics test results. Finally, I mentioned to one of my doctors that I had been surgically diagnosed with endometriosis 8 years ago during an ovarian cyst removal. I donât know why the doctors never bothered looking at those surgical records and piecing everything together, but my mentioning of it finally set everything into motion. (Lesson learned: you are your own best advocate!) I was finally referred to a good gynecologist, who found hemorrhagic cysts on both ovaries. She decided that it was too severe to operate on herself, and referred me to Dr. Mangal. Last week I had surgery with Dr. Mangal, and he found extensive endo all over my bladder, ureters, colon, rectum, pelvic ligaments and muscles, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic wall. The surgery took 4 hours and included an overnight hospital stay, but he was able to remove everything laparoscopically. When I first found out about the hemorrhagic cysts I was scared that I wouldnât be able to conceive in the future, but now I know, thanks to Dr. Mangal, I will be able to have kids one day. A few words of advice, plan to spend at least 4 hours every time you go for an appt. This will be frustrating, but I would much rather spend half of my day waiting for a doctor who is an expert and knows what he is doing, then spend 30 minutes just to be brushed off. Also, on the day of surgery, plan to be there a LONG time. My surgery didnât start until 530pm, and I arrived there at 12:30. This was the most annoying part, especially since I hadnât eaten in 2 days and hadnât had any water for almost 18 hours. If you have endometriosis and want a doctor who is extremely compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable and above all an EXPERT, Dr. Mangal is your guy.
Dr. Mangal is the most considerate, gentle, passionate, patient, and informative doctor I've ever been to in my life!!!! He gave me more insight on my disease in a few hours than I have received my entire life from my general practitioners and gynecologist!!!! He has placed my husband and I on a path to conceive and has given me hope to one day have a life pain free !
I don't know where to begin to explain how happy I am with Dr. Mangel: I contacted his office after reading great reviews online about him. His staff was very courteous and sent me out a new patient packet. After returning the packet I remember receiving a call from Dr. Mangel. It was a Sunday night, he had reviewed all of my medical history and set me an appointment to see him the following day. He explained to me his thoughts on what my problem was and the journey begin. In one months time he has discovered things about me that I've been going to other doctors for over 15 years. Two procedures and one surgery later I'm on my road to recovery. Our goal is healthy baby by 2014.
I highly recommend Dr Mangal if you have any issues with endometriosis. He is soo far advanced in this field than other doctors. I live in New Orleans and traveled to see him. He is very organized and helped me to see the other doctors that assisted in the surgery. I spent very little time waiting to see Dr Mangal and his assisting physicians. He was very honest with me up front about the seriousness of my surgery. He ended up having to resection my intestines, colon, rectum, vagina and a part of my bladder. Four weeks out I luckily am doing real well. I had a question for him and he personally called me last night at 9:00. Please don't hesitate to see Dr Mangal. I have the utmost respect for him
I have gone in for Chronic Pelvic Pain and Years of various, unexplained female pelvic area problems. Dr Mangal and his staff have the right approach to educating their patients and what I consider holistic patient care. I have been battling with problems for over 20 years now and did extensive research on the Internet and found Dr Mangal. After going into my first appointment with him and his staff, I am absolutely amazed with them and find it a blessing that I found him and the team that he has put together. If you are dealing with pelvic pain and female problems, Dr Mangal is the expert you need to see. He is known for pioneering in the field of Endometreosis. I finally feel as if I have a true medical plan to attack my female pelvic related problems and that plan is long term. THANK YOU DR MANGAL.
I went to see Dr. Mangal for 6 months with no results. First was a group appt with 4 more couples, so inappropiate and ackward! I stopped seeing him for several reasons, and now I want to see another Dr. - I asked them for a copy of all my medical records. He did a dye test 1 year ago, and I've been asking for a copy of the result for the past 3 months already. There are no results, nurses never call back, and their reason is that "they don't have time". Last time said Dr. Mangal was going to call me to find out a solution. Of course I'm still waiting for that call to happen. Very disorganized staff and office. They never knew who I was and what I was there for. A nurse even tried to take off some stitches, and I had to tell her that I had never have any surgery there.
I lost an initial packet of information from a very first visit and though I asked for it both in person and via email more than 5 times, I never received it. I kept getting "surprise" information about the process.He left me wanting for an appointment for over an hour.It was just difficult to coordinate and get the proper information from his staff. I am half way through the IVf process, I still have not received the initial IVF packet.
Dr. Mangal is the best!!! He is very caring, compassionate and most of all he is gifted in what he does. He has trult been a "God sent" in my life.
I was referred to Dr. Mangal after it was determined I most very likely had endometriosis which went undiagnosed for many years by the numerous doctors I saw for pelvic pain. I am postmenopausal 10 years out but endometriosis does not suddenly go away after menopause. Dr. Mangal did a laparoscopy and found endometriosis in the uterosacral ligaments, or the void between the uterus and the bowel. It was embedded at the top of the vagina and around a section of the bowel. Dr. Mangal removed all of it! I am feeling so much better! He is an extremely knowledgeable, caring doctor and I find him very easy to talk with.
I adore this doctor, he is a gift from above for women looking to fix reproductive issues and/or get pregnant. Really good at laparoscopic procedures too. His staff has always been somewhat ignorant and unaware of what's going on medically-speaking, but they aren't the actual doctor and do support his patients as best they can. I don't know how he has time for his own life with all the work and commitment he has with his medical job.