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Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on June 23rd, 2020
A painful mistake
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on November 21st, 2019
I debated writing this... but I felt that other women need to be aware. I had a major prolapse repair several months ago. Very painful repair. The pain medication I was given had serious interactions. When I voiced my concerns, I was denied pain medication and told to take over the counter Tylenol. I was in shock. I needed this major repair and now I was incapacitated with no pain relief. None. I was punished because the drugs that were prescribed were listed in my patient file as do not give. Luckily my pharmacist caught the mistake. The interaction would have been fatal. His resident was a large part of the problem. I am victim of trauma which is a large part as to why I needed the surgery. Thank you for violating me all over again and dehumanizing me. Most of all I suffered in pain. No pain medication after a major abdominal surgery is unreal. This was a horrible experience. Wanting to have post operative pain managed appropriately is not unreasonable. It is most defined cruel and inhuman. And on top of it, the mesh is causing me misery. My doctor at another prominent hospital says that it needs to be revised. Failure to provide any pain medication caused me intense pain, I was unable to sleep. Just go to Cedar’s ladies.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on August 23rd, 2019
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on June 2nd, 2019
Dr. Tarnay is an amazing doctor. I went to him as a last resort when all other doctors stated that they could no longer treat me and would not listen to me. He listened to my concerns and took a thorough medical history. With input from me, we came up with a surgery plan (only doing what is absolutely necessary) and post surgery plan, explaining everything, answering all questions, and making sure that I no longer had any answer. He is not afraid to state when he does not know something and will come to the next appointment with the answer. You can tell that he is thinking and analyzing as he is talking to you, listening and taking in new information and incorporating it into his plan. Because of him, I am no longer in pain after over 7 years. He is very skilled and knowledgeable. I am very happy I found him and had him as my surgeon. He is my angel.
More than a 5 Star
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on February 19th, 2019
I would give Dr Tarnay more than a 5-Star if I could for fixing a problem that I had silently suffered with for too long. I am no longer incontinent and able to live and do normal activities again. I was referred to him and though the wait is a bit long, he was caring every step of the way and even responded quickly to my texts. Dr Tarnay is an an expert in his field and is amazing.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on January 24th, 2019
Very rude. Not patient or compassionate. Arrogant.
Prolapse surgery, then needed revison 3 weeks later, woke up during surgery!!!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on October 22nd, 2018
I had a previous major surgery at UCLA in 2008 on my cervical spine. Had low heart rate after & was in ICU for a day - due to anesthesia. I have low low BP as well. In 2012 Dr. Tarnay (UCLA) did a prolapse surgery with mesh. I told him & his surgery coordinator to MAKE SURE I was taken care of during this new surgery because of the low BP & heart rate and let the anesthesiologist know this! Well, so much for that because during the surgery I woke up: For 30 min and I could not move! I could hear everyone talking, feel the burning of the laser from the da vinci Robot, hear the machine and it hovering over me, & feel the sucking of my uterus (which didn't need to be removed, but at the time Tarnay said it was common practice to do so- since then this is NOT done) I was in shock as the surgery is happening, and after 30 min. I prayed to move my head. When I did - someone said: SHE'S MOVING! Then I was out again. Upon waking I said: I COULD FEEL IT! After meeting with the main anesthesiologist, she said the resident anesthesiologist made a mistake: he thought I had Malignant Hyperthermia (1-60,000 people have this serious condition). I do not have this. If they had even read my previous surgery anesthesia report (2008 at UCLA -same hospital!) they would have seen this! Looking at this new anesthesia report I could see it was exactly 30 min. that I was awake (what is interesting is that I could tell how long it was while I was in the actual surgery and when I talked to the main anesthesiologist again she said yes - that would have been the time you were awake.) The next day Tarnay's assistant came to check on me and they did not even know it happened! One day later! PTSD!!! Then, Tarnay stitched one port hole in my belly too DEEP! My skin was stretched and pulling so hard I thought it would rip! Three weeks later I had to go in and do a revision to that mistake! PTSD!!! Still have crazy nightmares... Now this week, I am going in to a Dr at Cedar's because I need a revision! Tarnay did not go far enough down to fix my original problem! I knew this soon after the initial surgery that he had not done it right. It's not unusual for a woman to need a revision after maybe 10yrs. but he definitely did not do a good job overall! Long story short - not impressed. All these years later I still have the shakes, nightmares, and PTSD! All I can say is: Where was the anesthesiologist when my BP dropped 50 points in 30 minutes! And where was Tarnay? Did he not see my BP dropping? Find another dr! (resident anesthesiologist who screwed me over is now a dentist...)
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on October 18th, 2018
He was very rushed and impatient. No regulation examining chair with styrups for feet. I had to lay on a very narrow bench - only room for body and feet and wanted me at very end - kept rudely saying “MORE”!!! Ended up looking like a grasshopper and no paper to protect me from dirty bench. I felt I could fall off. I had just had both knees replaced so they were hurting. He never said why I was in that position - he spoke no words to me. Just silence. THEN I FELT THE WORST PAIN I HAD EVER FELT IN MY LIFE!! I SCREAMED THE LOUDEST I HAVE EVER SCREAMED AND SCREAMED JUST AS LOUDLY “WHAT ARE YOU DOING”?? He only said that he was checking to see if I had any retention -HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE FOR CAUSING ME SUCH PAIN. He hadn’t told me ahead of this that he was going to penetrate my body. I am a retired R.N. and have catheterized women and know the proper procedure. He jammed a non lubricated metal into my dry, thin and smaller urethra with excessive force. He stood up and said to the woman in whites by his side “there’s nothing here for me” - then he rushed out the door - not one word to me. I was trying to push back and sit up because I had come there to ask some questions only. This was a year ago, i was 84.Having PTSD still.BAD MD
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on November 9th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on September 14th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on September 4th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Christopher M Tarnay - Posted on August 16th, 2017