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Excellent Surgeon

I am very pleased with his service for Sling operation. He is an excellent surgeon and I highly recommend him.

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Five Stars

Dr. Garely is the "Best" -- I can't praise him enough. He corrected a problem that I had been having for at least five years -- vaginal bleeding that started a couple of years after having a hysterectomy for a prolapsed uterus performed by another urogynecologist . That other surgeon could not seem to figure out why I was bleeding, even after performing two outpatient procedures. He then referred me to an oncology gyn, who performed another outpatient procedure, which also did not solve the problem. (The bleeding was getting heavier.) I thought that I might have to accept and deal with this problem for the rest of my life. Then, I was referred to Dr. Garely "as a doctor who repairs surgeries done by other doctors," by a new gynecologist (my gynecologist had retired). Dr. Garely knew what the problem was after examining me the first time. He said the bleeding was probably caused by mesh that was used in the hysterectomy. Of course, he wanted to see my medical records, which confirmed that mesh was used. He said I would need to have further surgery, which I was not too happy about, and also wanted me to see a colon-rectal doctor (Dr. Garbus),which I did, and had further testing. I had the surgery, and am so glad that I did. The surgery turned out to be more complicated than expected, and I also had an infection. Drs. Garely and Garbus are a wonderful team -- they are both "tops" in their fields. Dr. Garely also corrected a bladder problem that I had. It's been several months since I had the surgery, and sometimes I can't believe everything is perfect, after having suffered for so many years.

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Overrated

Dr. Garely thinks highly of himself, but I do not agree. I had two operations, but my condition has not improved. He only recommends surgery or medication and cannot remember what he said the patient on the previous visit.

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Great surgeon

Dr. Garely is a brilliant surgeon, which I was told by my gynecologist and is now confirmed by my experience. He performed what seemed like very complicated surgery for prolapse and I was surprised by how quickly I recovered. I also like his compassionate and very straightforward way of communicating.

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PHENOMENAL!

After needing to have a hysterectomy (performed by another suregon due to my extreme pain caused by endometriosis) , I began to have on and off sharp pain, along with lingering pain in the clittoral area. I was referred to Dr Garely. After several diagnostic tests, the cause of my condition remained a mystery. He did not stop until he figured out a way to give me relief. For 12 weeks, I underwent in office treatments, similar to accupuncture. His PA Ms Adrien worked well with me, even when I was bit irritable. I would trust him to take care of anyone that needed help. I am most appreciative and grateful for his drive to help patients. I am writing this review a full 2 years after treatment and so far I have not had any complaints!

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Skilled and insightful , topnotch care and surgery

When contemplating surgery for uterine prolapse, my gynecologist recommended that I meet with Dr. Garely for a second opinion: She views him as a “doctor’s doctor” because of his track record in repairing the botched surgeries of other doctors, particularly those involving the inappropriate use of surgical mesh. I shared the first surgeon’s recommendations with Dr. Garely, who noted that he thought the original doctor was highly capable. But he said that in my case he would opt for abdominal surgery that would take half the time of the laparoscopic/ robotic surgery.. and noted that given my own history, abdominal surgery was a better choice. I ended up using him for my surgery, which he did 3 weeks ago. In advance of the surgery Dr. Garely explained his approach in great detail. I made a follow up appointment for him to meet with me and with my husband to review our questions. He was incredibly responsive. (In addition he’s a delightful human being.) My husband and I felt very reassured and confident about the approach Dr. Garely was taking. In addition, given my own history of a previous surgery from 30 years earlier, he insisted on bringing also having a colorectal surgeon as part of the team. This “multi-disciplinary” approach is state of the art in uro-gynocology, and when I mentioned it to my gynecologist she was thrilled. Dr. Garely is deeply knowledgeable and skilled. His surgical team is solid and devoted to him. His surgical techniques were cutting edge ( so to speak) —for example, administering trans-abdominal nerve block at the end of the surgery to alleviate discomfort. I was scheduled to stay over night in the hospital and 26 hours after the surgery I walked – with ease- to the elevator, down some stairs, too, and was able to be much more mobile than I anticipated. After three weeks I am back at my desk and working with ease, although not back to yoga and swimming for 2 more weeks. Dr. Garely’s operates at Mt. Sinai in Manhattan several days a month. His main office is in Valley Stream (Long Island), but he sees patients in Manhattan once a week. His staff is excellent and couldn’t have been more helpful. His surgical team is devoted to him – I discussed this with the surgeon who came to my room the next morning to follow up. The only negative is the long wait time on the day of an appointment (at least in Manhattan, where Dr. Garely has minimal administrative support). The upside is that once he sees you, he gives you full attention and I have never felt rushed. If I had to do it over I would certainly go back to Dr. Garely.

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The best

Dr. Garley is one of the best doctors I have been to in my life. knowledgeable and friendly. he takes the time to put you at ease. he answers every question. he does not rush you. my surgery went on without a hitch. Dr. Garley is so thorough he found a small spot on my bladder. he was not working on that organ but took the time to observe the entire area. because of his observance he headed off a possible battle with cancer. I recommend this doctor and his staff 1000%. Kudos for a great job. he also works out of Valley Stream on Long Island. I also must say that South Nassau Communities Hospital was excellent. they treated me and my family with respect and took care of my every need.

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Five Stars

I highly recommend Dr. Garely if you need Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery. I had a cystocele and rectocele repair as well as a hysterectomy and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I recovered. There was some discomfort in the first few days post-op but there was no pain and I recovered quickly. I had the surgery at Mt. Sinai and the care I received there was also exceptional. The entire experience was very positive.

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Five Stars

Don't wait any longer, make an appointment with Dr. Garely He and his entire staff and extended staff, from his nurse to the hospital pre and post op, are so kind, caring and professional. This helps make a very nerve wracking decision much easier and Dr. Garely is the best in his field. I wish I had done it years ago. YOu won't be disappointed.

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Five Stars

Dr. Garely was terrific in all counts!

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Five Stars

I was referred to Dr Garely by my primary care physician and I had no idea that I was operated by one of the best and most skilled surgeons in the business until my post op visit. Unfortunately (and this is the only negative thing I have to say about the practice) I had to wait for 2 hours at the waiting room to be seen so I got to chat with 4 of his patients. Two of them had had multiple unsuccessful surgeries before and were thrilled about the outcome and thankful to have finally been able to find the doctor who fixed their issues. I was happy too that I was able to get my fix in one shot! Zero post op pain, zero side effects from surgery and, after 6 weeks, back to my routine with no more leaks. As far as my experience at doctor's office and hospital (aside from the longest wait time) I can only say good things. Everyone involved (staff, assistants, medical team and of course, Dr Garely) was very caring and attentive throughout the entire process. Thank you for making me feel 20 years old again and I'll make sure I send my friends your way if they ever need it!

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Five Stars

Thank you, thank you, I am so happy with the surgery you did to prevent leakage. I feel calmer and cleaner. It was exactly what was described and I was very well taken care of. The staff was totally professional and caring. The office is well run and clean. The staff seem happy and well appreciated.I will be recommending Dr. Garely to my friends and family!

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