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My wife and myself lied to. STAY AWAY!!
Posted on May 3rd, 2017
We read a great review, so took a chance on him. My wife looked at all negative reviews here & we agreed. The man never went over any reports but said he did. He seems to want to look good at the patient's cost. Why in the world wasn't my wife or myself warned about a spine collapsing. Lay people know that, but not us. I have health problems & at least before she was able to drive, shop, go to the library, etc. I have a terrible immune disease & just had a cancerous mole removed that might be spreading. What he's doing to people is criminal. My wife worked out daily & was happy, no more. We're praying for a healing. Just b/c the x-ray is straight means nothing. He and the other surgeon who cut off too much lamina bone has the Az. Med. Bd. on their side. Don't go by these great reviews. He should have his license taken away. She is in tears so often & it breaks my heart. Read the 1 star reviews, they are all saying the same thing. .
Dishonest, ruined my life for now.
Posted on May 2nd, 2017
I came to this state of Az. in great shape physically and mentally. I hurt myself yet not one dr. would give me a laminectomy, though all tests showed I needed one. 6 yrs later I was rushed to the ER, the surgeon (on probation for drug use & theft f/ another state) cut off too much lamina bone, causing scoliosis like symptoms. Dr. Jeong reconstructed my spine but also fractured my neck. I hurt but was straight. He denied the screws being too tight or anything wrong, w/out looking and me telling him how the hardware pinched and pushed me over. I asked to have it taken out b/c he said once fused it wasn't needed. WRONG!! He took everything out & I remember nothing. I had sub dermal hematomas & he released me & nothing said. Tucson Ortho. governs themselves as does the Medical Board. I am trying to have someone fix me and I can put my hope in the Lord, not any men I've met. I am a hermit & he told me taking it out had nothing to do with collapsing. Meanwhile, I found a prescription w/a diagnosis of scoliosis/kyphosis written after the removal. Don't trust the big promising reviews. He also typed on reports that he went over everything with me & my husband..NEVER! It said I had nodules in my lungs yet nothing was ever said or done.
Posted on February 8th, 2017
Dr Jeong was a blessing from God for me and my husband. he took the time to explain regarding the surgery. very professional staff, he always took the time to answer all questions. no more pain after we had the surgery. Thank God and Dr Jeong for a well done surgery.
Knows his stuff
Posted on January 18th, 2017
I have back problems, I've tried the non-surgical approach twice only to yield to Dr. Jeong's scalpel, First for a spinal laminectomy then three years later, fusing L3-5 and trimming L1&2
Posted on December 31st, 2016
Very happy with Dr. Jeong and staff. Performed a wonderful surgery and got rid of my pain. My mom also saw him and loved him. Very courteous and caring.
Poor paperwork management, poor post op progress management
Posted on June 23rd, 2016
1. Poor communication with the patient pre-operative, with particular concern about mis-managed paperwork that could have jeopardized the surgery date. 2. Poor communication post-op: Operation debrief did not indicate a blood pressure drop, inadequate materials provided to the patient/care-giver post op (do not include important items such as timelines of recovery, what to do if..), and mis-managed paperwork for parking. 3. Pain management and the side effects of pain management were not addressed. This caused a lack of appetite and discomfort for days, excruciating pain, and a 911 call and emergency extraction of bowel impaction. 4. TOI response time to inquiries seem very long. You must leave a message. Call back can be >24 hours. Never spoke to Dr. Jeong, only to a medical assistant.
Post op and in the dark
Posted on June 21st, 2016
This review could be miles long, but let's just say that waiting over 24 hours for a return phone call after major spine surgery is NOT ok, and you never talk to Jeong, only his assistant. It seems like the primary focus is how good it looks, not how the patient is recovering. I have had no idea what to expect, no benchmarks or goals set, and have had to go to the ER since my surgery for the one-size-fits-all pain cocktail Jeong prescribed. Pre surgery, the TOI scheduler sent my paperwork to the WRONG PERSON, figured it out but never informed me so I had no idea when my pre op was, or that I had to do pre anesthesia testing. My spine looks great, but I'm not feeling good...yet. It's still early, but overall I don't feel like I've been given nearly enough post op guidance.
Don't trust reviews
Posted on December 19th, 2015
I went by a review that had Dr. Jeong seem fantastic. He wasn't. I am in worse shape than I was. He was so unavailable, never making time to call or have me come in. I am so disappointed with him. He left me hunched over and couldn't tell me why. I need a good doctor. It isn't him.
Posted on October 16th, 2015
Dr Jeong performed spine surgery on me in 2007. I call him a my miracle Dr. To Me, there is no other back surgeon for my back
Posted on May 22nd, 2015
He thought he did such a great job yet I never suffered so much in my life in this state. He had my appointments so spread apart and I believe if he took the time to see me, call me and make himself available I would not be in this condition. He never left a number to reach him nor listen to me. Not one doctor in this state has yet shown me any respect and I have been right. Maybe it's pride. The patient suffers.
Thank you and grateful
Posted on January 4th, 2015
I have no back and leg pain now thanks to Dr. Jeong's hands. He has made me feel young again. I can walk and travel and go back to things I have not done for the past 10 years. Thank you again, Dr. Jeong and his staff!
Never gave me the time of day and have gotten worse
Posted on December 12th, 2014
He had a great review and had nothing to go by so I chose him. I should have known when I never saw him in the hospital and after an 8 1/2 hr. operation, was full of every hardware, I started feeling worse and worse. He had me in every 3 months, all b/c my surgery looked good on the x-rays, yet I hurt more as time went on and developed bone growth all over my back. Never explained why, then said screws? Just read the bone growth could have been from an off brand material that causes excess bone growth and people have been suing the company who makes it and the doctors who were paid off to use it. His staff had no knowledge or compassion. I am in chronic pain and feel stuck. I don't feel he has been honest like another man said, I think it is just to save face. I would not recommend him. He is unavailable and has never called me. I am in deep pain, and he could never answer why. I feel all the hardware and it gets worse in time, not better.
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