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Hearing you have breast cancer is a very scary thing. The most important thing you need is to have trust and confidence in the doctors who help you through the journey. One of my doctors stood out above the rest. His name is Dr. Sigalove. He is my reconstructive plastic surgeon. And he has also become my friend. When I first met Dr. Sigalove at my consultation, I was immediately at ease. He is very down to earth and spoke to me as if I was an old friend. He listened to me and helped me clarify my goals and he explained all the treatment options available to them. You can really feel his love of plastic surgery and how it changes people's lives. His artistic ability to envision potential results offered me hope. Dr. sigalove honestly cares about his patients and how he can help us. That's why he invented the Sigalove Technique. My surgery went perfect. I had all the confidence in the world that it would. The first time I saw my breasts after the surgery, I couldn't believe how good they looked. Now that I have healed completely, they are even more beautiful. They are MY beautiful breasts with NO breast cancer in them anymore. And they are Dr. Sigalove's work of art. He really is an artist and he strives toward perfection. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Sigalove. I am so blessed to have met him. His staff is just as friendly and caring as he is. I look forward to seeing them all at my follow up visits. Since my diagnosis of breast cancer a year ago, three of my friends have been diagnosed, too. Each one of them heard a glowing endorsement from me about Dr. Sigalove. And I would recommend Dr. Sigalove to ALL breast cancer patients. He not only gave me hope, he boosted my confidence and helped me sail through my journey!
Excellent Staff members. Professional oriented people. Super clean office. Very knowledgeable doctor, professional work!!!
After two back to back pregnancies, an umbilical hernia repair, and diastasis recti, I decided to go see Dr. Sigalove for an abdominoplasty consult. This was the best decision ever. He listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions setting realistic expectations. He was extremely kind and reassured me that the post Op recovery was very manageable. This was an absolute true statement. I ended up having a full abdominoplasty with some liposuction. I was sent home with a pain pump and some pain meds. Although a bit uncomfortable at first with the drainage tube and bandages, I only needed to take one day of pain meds. The pain pump was fabulous. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It has been 9 months since my surgery and my scar has healed amazingly. The scar recovery gel I was given has helped the process tremendously. I did have a revision at the end of the scar and a little more lipo on the flanks which Dr. Sigalove did in the office free of charge. He did such an amazing job. I cannot thank him enough. I am also very grateful to his nurses Lori and Patti for taking such good care of me throughout this process. They truly care about you as a patient and go above and beyond making sure everything is taken care of. If you are looking for a highly skilled, caring, and compassionate surgeon with an amazing team of nurses, Dr. Sigalove is a must.
It is rare to find a doctor who is not only an exceptional surgeon but also he has an incredible bedside manner. Dr. Sigalove has performed two separate surgeries on me in the last 8 years, secondary to breast cancer. Before and after both of my surgeries, Dr. Sigalove has explained the planned procedure thoroughly and then went above and beyond in answering any and all of my questions to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Dr. Sigalove because he is both incredibly competent and a very kind man!
For years I was bothered by the bags under my eyes. I spoke to my doctor and she referred me to Dr. Sigalove. Dr Sigalove and the staff made me feel very comfortable and explained the upper and lower eyelid procedure. I am so glad I did it because I love the results!
What else can you say when a doctor really cares and goes the extra mile to make sure things are right. If you look at the stars it doesn't get any better than this.
Aftern a second diagnosis of breast cancer, I had a double mastectomy. I chose to have reconstruction and was given Dr. Sigalove's name. I'm not a young girl anymore but did want to have implants. Because I had 38 radiation treatments the first time, my left side did not want to heal. Dr Sigalove could not have been more patient, understand and supportive to me. I had more surgeries than I want to remember, an infection and just plain rejection. Dr. Sigalove told me I would probably have to have a skin graft which I did. After 18 months, I look and feel great. He was the best. His staff is very kind and supportive also. Nicole, his PA is wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone. Dr. Sigalove really is a special doctor. He was always up front and right on. I'm very happy to be finally done but I'm grateful that I was given Dr. Sigalove's name.
I took some time to think about how to best put this review. You have breast cancer is not something that anyone wants hear much less that the recommended treatment is a mastecomy. It comes with so many feelings and some that you just can not fully put into words. I am writing this review as I know I went looking for feedback from others on these sites when I received my diagnosis. I mean how do you pick a surgeon to do your breast reconstruction?? Not easy. I want each of you who read this to know that you will be 100% satisfied with choosing Dr. Sigalove and his awesome staff to help you through this. He is attentive, caring and genuinely concerned that he is giving you what you want out of his services. At no time through my process did I sense anything other then concern for me. He spent as much time with me as I needed. He answered all of my questions, even some over and over again until he knew that I got it. His bedside manor is without a doubt a 10 out of 10. He makes it easy to be comfortable with the process. And boy he was right on. I had times I was dissappointed with what I saw and he assured me just give it time. I have only my tatooing left to complete and I am VERY happy with my results. You will be equally satisfied with his staff. His nurse is absolutely fantastic. You can talk to her like one of your girlfriends. Open and honest. She will also make this experience as comfortable as possible. I wish you luck with your decision but you will not be disappointed.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sigalove for 4 years now. He has a great bedside manor and if very professional Dr. He has proformed several surgeries on me due to my breat cancer. His staff is wonederful and I always feel very informed when I leave his office. I would and have given him recommendations. He is very down to earth and takes time out to explain things,
I visited two other surgeons specializing in breast reduction before Dr. Sigalove. I can honestly say that I saved the best for last. Not only are Dr. Sigalove and his staff very welcoming and down to earth, but they also listened to what I had to say. They wanted my input because they wanted me to be happy with the end result. I did not feel like just a patient. They were willing to answer any of my questions and talk about any of my concerns. It was important for them to make sure I was doing this surgery for the right reasons. They wanted to make sure that I was not only physically ready for this surgery but also mentally ready for this surgery. I walked into his office knowing exactly what I wanted and I walked out of his office getting exactly what I wanted. I have said this many times after the surgery and I will say it again â this surgery is the best decision that I have made so far in my life. Thank you, Dr. Sigalove, for making me feel free!
Great experience, painless, I would recommend to anyone that has realistic expectations and wants to look their best. Experienced surgeon and pleasant supportive staff.
Dr. Sigalove is talented and compassionate surgeon. He has a vision for his work and confindent in his ability. He under promised and performed beyound my expectation. I had breast surgery including reconstruction. I am more than pleased with the outcome of the (2)surgeries. His behavior and the way he treated me contributed to my speedy recovery. He is a wonderful human being and great doctor.
I met Dr Sigalove while I was still reeling from a diagnosis of noninvasive cancer that would result in the loss of one breast. Although he told me that he could not exactly match my natural breast, he said I'd be pleased with the results. He took time to answer my questions and listened to my concerns. Over the past two years, I'd lost over 80 pounds and replaced my whole wardrobe. I told him I didn't want to be a different size after reconstruction-- I couldn't afford it and liked the size I had become. I wasn't interested in enlargement, just replacement. After the mastectomy, Dr Sigalove completed the surgery by placing a tissue expander. It was a comfort to look down and still see some roundness and a feminine shape. Over the next few months the tissue expander was filled and overfilled. In the spring, silicone implants replaced the tissue expander and a mastoplexy and implant lifted my remaining breast to more closely match the new breast. It has been some comfort that, though the interior has changed, it's still the original breast skin and fold on the outside. I vacillated about nipple reconstruction, since it's so private, and invisible except to me and my husband. Already my clothes fit as they were meant to. I have been able to keep my original bra size, and only one dress had to be given away--- the ruffle right across the breast just didn't look right anymore. Last week I had the nipple reconstruction. A few days ago, I looked down at myself in the shower; there were two pink nipples, the original, and the new one, just as pink and looking like it belonged there. I was overwhelmed with emotion; I didn't realize how much I had missed being whole even in the details. From the front view, I'm still healing, but what I can see from above looks perfect. It is amazingly comforting. Whenever I see Dr. Sigalove, he's pleased with his work, and says he thinks I'll be pleased. It may sound like arrogance, but I don't see it like that. His work is a blend of skill and art, and I think creative confidence is necessary. He doesn't pretend to compete with God (whose designs are perfect, and fully functional) but he does his best to provide a pleasing substitute for people like me who have been devastated by the sudden loss of such an intimate part.
I had a cyst removed on my face almost 2 years ago. I went to see Dr. Sigalove last summer because I wasn't happy with the results. He told me he'd give my scar a 7 out of 10. As a plastic surgeon, I felt that he should have done a 10 out of 10 job. He's very arrogant and doesn't take criticism very well. He's the typical plastic surgeon! If you have something you want done on your face, don't go to him.
I went for a consultation with Dr. Sigalove for my breasts and some liposuction. His office staff was amazingly - from reception check-in process to meeting his nurse Lori. She was very informative about the procedures I was interested!! Then when I met him I was very impressed..his bedside manner was amazing. He made me excited about having the surgery and how great I would look after. He took time to educate and explain to me the procedures in detail. I am six months out after breast augmentation with a breast lift and liposuction of my thighs, back and abdomen...I highly recommend Dr. Sigalove and his team!!!
Dr. Stephen Sigalove, MD is an excellent doctor. He is very cordial, friendly and good-humored. His bedside manners are remarkable. His experience demonstrates in his work. Before my surgery, he came to meet and greet my family. He explained to all of us what would happen, when it would occur and gave us a reasonable synopsis of the surgery. I am very impressed with him as a physician. Notably, he has won my vote. Dr. Siglalove to say the least, is very high-tech. I am amazed each and every time I visit his office. He is teaching me something new about modern technology. Having him as a doctor, I'm not disappointed. I like his style. When I visit his office, my appointment time is as scheduled. His staff is very courteous and prompt. His diagnosis has been accurate. Dr. Sigalove explained to me in layman's terms, where I could understand it, about my reconstruction procedure. His office also calls and reminds me of my appointments. I am elated and honored to be his patient. What a wonderful doctor!!!
I've been overweight with very large breasts for 20 years. For the last 10 years, I've had chronic back pain keeping me from being active. In 2005, I had physical therapy, epidural injections and lumbar laminectomy discectomy surgery. After five years the pain returned. Every morning, it took about an hour to loosen up. My Neuro Dr suggested breast reduction surgery. He recommended Dr. Sigalove. I was very nervous for my consultation but Dr. Sigalove explained the entire procedure and was confident that this was a great procedure for me. My surgery was May 8 and I was back at work by May 21. I was anxious about the pain but was off pain meds in 3 days! At my follow up appointment today, I expressed to Dr. Sigalove how much better life is now. I can garden, hold babies, take long walks - all with NO PAIN! I've lost 10 lbs (3 of which was breast tissue) and my boobs look like they did before kids! I'm 4'11 and my brother says I even look taller! I feel great! Thank you Dr. Sigalove! Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Dr. Sigalove is a fantastic doctor! He gave me hope and made Breast Cancer not seem so scary. I can do this! Although the reconstruction is a long process, I am confident in my results and outcome. Dr. Sigalove makes me feel so comfortable, and I look and feel amazing. Thank you. When all is said and done, Im going to make an appointment for cosmetic surgery. I deserve it, and he's the best!
Dr. Sigalove performed the wrong procedure on me, which caused the original reason for the surgery to reappear. He refused to acknowledge thatthe complications from the surgery werecaused by him, and he refused to admitthat the results were poor and unsightly.He would cancel follow up appointments atthe last minute and generally did not care about the discomfort I was in.
I first saw Dr Sigalove for liposuction of my inner and outer thighs. He did an amazing job, and I am so happy with my legs/thighs that I am actually wearing shorts for the first time since grade school. Dr Sigalove was very, very easy to talk to and understood exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I felt like he had a really thorough approach but also the nicest bedside manner. The surgery went really well, and recovery was relatively easy. The results are my favorite part of the experience though. I can't even describe how happy I am with my surgery... Well after that great experience I thought that I would like to try Botox and fillers with Dr Sigalove and he was AMAZING with that, too. I had my lips done and some Botox around my crow's feet area and I must say that I am hooked. I just hope he never retires because he will be my surgeon of choice if and when I need a facelift in the future! In the meantime I will follow him to the ends of the earth for the way he does Botox- and I know for sure all of my girlfriends would agree.
Excellent Plastic Surgeon. I look young and beautiful as a result of his work. Would recommend him highly to anyone.