48 Ratings with 21 Comments
MY STORY *The bus fair from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, and a portion of the hotel cost were covered by the doctor, which was nice of him. (Note: For any consequent secondary surgery(ies), you pay these cost 100%). *I really liked the breakfast in the hotel, sp the waffle. *The office/surgery room is located in a nice building across a hospital. *It was nice that I was given the option to choose a song to listen to when I was in the pre-operation room which calmed me down - I chose classical. *Cost: It's high compared to other surgeons *Staff: All staff was nice, except Janet Schmitz, the most bitter staff I've ever seen. She is almost a guarantee that patents will run away and won't come back to that office again. I'd never seen a patient coordinator so keen on NOT willing to fill the schedule of the doctor she works for! When I asked her if there could be a discount, she replied: "In order to reduce the price, we reduce your surgery time!!!" *Important: Out of Town Patients: If you travel from far away to San Francisco office, you have to come/fly back to the same office for all your post op visits, and also there won't be any referral doctors for you in your town. No other doctors will accept you to give you post op care even if you pay a full visit fee - you'll be on your own. *INSURANCE: At the initial conversation they say they accept insurance. They do NOT! They don't process your insurance for you to get reimbursed. Unfortunately not just the doctor and his staff did not process my claim, they strongly advised me not to involve the insurance since they rarely give "Medically Necessary" approval. However, even though I luckily got the approval from my insurance, the doctor and staff were even more decisive NOT to accept and process it & they didn't! My insurance and I also sat a 3-way conference call (Dr. Delgado, my insurance agent, and I on the phone). This is how it went: A. INSURANCE AGENT: Hello Liz (the doctor coordinator), the patient is also on the line. We need some info (tax Id & procedure codes) about his surgery to reimburse his cost. B. LIZ: I can't provide you anything, I'll transfer you so you can talk to the doctor directly (she transferred). C. DOCTOR: Hi, his surgery was completely for cosmetic reason (I'm shocked at this point since he was sabotaging) and no money will come out of us for his surgery. And we won't provide any info to process insurance.... & I have to go now!" (He then left)!! Remember that my procedure was already approved by my insurance as "Medically Necessary", and all they needed was the procedure codes and their tax ID. *Deposit fee: After you pay $500 deposit, they give you the contract papers. Some phrases may contradict with what he had told you verbally in the first visit. Now if you cancel, your $500 will NOT be refunded. *Prior Verbal Agreements can be Changed Minutes before your Surgery by the Doctor: A. He said the doctors who suggested me to have DONUT LIFT (periareolar lift), & horizontal mastopexy-style incisions to prevent excess skin were "CRAZY", because he believed I wouldn't need that, but later after the first surgery w/ him, although it improved, I ended up w/ a dent in one side, and on both side some excess loose skin, and the low & large areolas. The quality of my skin was blamed for, & he suggested a second surgery w/ him for "DONUT LIFT!" B. Before my payment for the second surgery w/ him, he said on the phone he could lift, get rid of the excess skin, and also decrease the size of my areolas at the same time just w/ a donut lift. Then after my payment for the 2nd surgery, in his examination room and minutes before my surgery, he said he couldn't reduce the size of one areola! As a result, one areola is now larger than the other. I had to pay another full fee for the 2nd surgery even though I was initially told by him that there wouldn't be 2nd surgery charge if there's needed scar revision as a result of the 1st surgery (which was my case)! *No Stitches!: After the 1st surgery, when I replaced the bandages, what I saw on each side, looked like 1/4 inch wide UNCLOSED incision that had scabbed/crusted over - there was NO stitches! In other words, at least the outer layer of the incisions were NOT stitched up or closed!! As a result, the incisions took an unusual long time to heal, which even concerned the doctor himself. When it finally healed, it left me with two WIDE raised keloid scars! *Responses: Any Post-up concerns and questions could be taken care of more efficiently. They are often answered too brief w/ delay of up to 3 days, & sometimes no response at all. When there's a response most likely an email, it's as short as: "All is fine!", "Looks good!" *It was nice that a few times Dr. Delgado personally called after the surgeries to see how I was doing when I was in the hotel & also when I got back home in my city. *Now: Looks better, but Uneven areolas + a Dent.
Results are just okay. Some appearance differences from left to right side of chest. Looks great with shirt on. Follow up could use improvement. Staff are very friendly.
Dr. Delgado changed my life. My surgery was cosmetic and it corrected an issue I was living with for a long time. Anyone who feels like there is something about themselves they want to change, be sure to contact Dr. Delgado's office for a consultation. The office is comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the doctor gives you realistic expectations of your results.
Excelente trato y certeza en diagnosticos. Profesional siempre.
Dr. Delgado is truly a gynecomastia specialist, I have been suffering with the embarrassment of having enlarged breasts since puberty, Finally as a adult I decided to do something about it. I did alot of research online and I was willing to go anywhere for the surgery. I finally made the decision to see Dr. Delgado for a consultation. After the consultation I knew I was in good hands, it has been 2 months since my surgery and my results are outstanding. I only wish I had undergone gynecomastia surgery sooner. I would recommend anyone suffering with gynecomastia to give Dr. Delgado a call, no matter where you are from, its worth spending the time and traveling to Northern California for the surgery. Thanks Dr. Delgado!
Consulted with Dr. Delgado regarding male gynecomastia and while I had contemplated the procedure for years I was hesitant, but Dr. Delgado was very reassuring and took his time to address all my questions. Additionally all the pictures on his website demonstrating the dozens of before and after photos gave me the confidence that the final outcome would meet my expectations I had the procedure completed about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with the outcome. My chest finally looks the way I've wanted it to look for years. The muscle definition is finally there and I can wear tighter fitting shirts and workout gear without the discomfort of feeling self conscious about my chest Highly recommend Dr. Delgado if you are considering this procedure
I'd like to start by saying that Dr. Delgado is a true artist and highly skilled professional. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in the Bay Area look no further. I am 15 weeks post tummy tuck and flank liposuction and couldn't be happier with my results. For the first time in my life I am comfortable in my own skin and more confident then ever!I'm 25 years old and have lost 130 pounds over the past 8 years, the bulk of which was lost quickly during the first year. In turn leaving my stomach with a lot of extra skin. After doing my research I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Delgado. During which he answered all of my questions, made me feel very comfortable, and was honest about what he thought would be the best surgical plan for me. He recommended a full tummy tuck but not tightening my muscles ( they were already tight from working out ) with the addition of flank liposuction to really show off my waist line.The procedure went flawless! My recovery has gone smoothly and I love the outcome. Dr. Delgado and his team are absolutely amazing at what they do. They have been extremely supportive throughout this whole process. Day or night Dr. Delgado and his team have been there to answer all my questions and concerns. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing. THANK YOU!!!
My results are athletic and elegant! The waist enhancement procedure Dr. Delgado was able to incorporate cinched my waist and made my hips and flanks tinier than I thought possible. I love my new belly button and can finally show it off! Dr. Delgado and his staff had me fully prepared with realistic expectations about my procedure and the recovery. The pain pump and pain medication Dr. Delgado prescribed were more than adequate in helping me through the first four days of healing when my movement was the most restricted. At 6 days after surgery I was walking upright and loving how flat my new tummy was! I began using silicone strips after my incision line had fully healed and they worked like magic to help it shrink to a tiny white line. It's been almost two years since my tummy tuck and every day I love what Dr. Delgado has created. Anyone considering this procedure owes it to themself to see Dr. Delgado and his incredible team!
I've been seeing Dr. Delgado for a number of years and he and his staff are excellent. He is a skilled practitioner and his advice is sensible and grounded. I wouldn't see anyone else.
After two consultations with two different plastic surgeons, I can honestly say the third plastic surgeon Dr. Delgado was my charm. The first two plastic surgeons were adamant that I needed a full breast lift with implants there was no other way around it (FYI, full lift equals thousands of more dollars). From my research, if your nipples are pointing towards your toes, (which mine were not) it is a possibility a full lift is needed. My prior consultations did not set me at ease, I still had this gut feeling that I had not met the right surgeon and I wanted a third opinion. After meeting with Dr. Delgado, he said I did not need a full lift. He explained the way he would place the implants which would give me the volume that I lacked from breastfeeding my son. The day I met Dr. Delgado, I knew he was going to be my surgeon. He answered all of my questions without giving me the rushed consultation spill that I had experienced prior; I could tell it was about quality versus quantity with him. What I really like about Dr. Delgado is his integrity. When I asked him about other procedures I was interested in, he gave me his honest opinion and told me the pros and cons and did not try to sell it to me because I was asking for it. What woman could not appreciate that?I was concerned with keloids or hypertrophic scarring because I had problems in the past with keloids and that is why I was trying to avoid a full lift. That was a concern for Dr. Delgado as well, but we talked about using the silicone sheeting to help the scars heal. Well, my scars are minimal; I am quite impressed that they have almost completely faded after only 3 months.I could definitely appreciate Dr. Delgados homeopathic approach to surgery. For example, two weeks prior to the surgery he has you take a wonderful vitamin regimen to strengthen your immune system. A few women that I know who have breast implants told me you feel sick for the first couple of days after surgery. Not in my case, I felt just fine. I never felt like I was coming down with the cold or flu, but I was a little stiff and sore the first 3 days. I personally believe Dr. Delgados regimen makes all the difference. My surgery was on a Thursday morning and I no longer needed any of my pain meds by Sunday. I loved the fact I did not have a chance to get nervous. The transition process from sitting in a room chatting with a friend, to talking with the nurse, to verifying the procedure(s) to waking up and the surgery was completed, went so smoothly that I never had a chance to start panickinglolDr. Delgado has the best staff ever! I truly liked the anesthesiologist Dr.Gaynor, he is a very nice doctor, and he explains everything thoroughly. The pre-op and post-op nurses Lorie and Carol are extremely nice and make you feel very comfortable. Colleen and Lorena are two of the nicest front office people I met in a very long time. The staff called and checked on me the day after the surgery. Dr. Delgado himself called and checked on me that Saturday, I really appreciated the personal touch.I highly recommend Dr. Delgado because not only is he great at what he does, but also he has a very sweet demeanor and personality; it is no wonder why he received the most compassionate doctor of the year award 2010. From the nice reviews I read about him (not one negative), to all of his impressive credentials, and after meeting and talking with him made him the best choice as my surgeon.P.SFinally thinner inner thighs from the liposuction, and my boobs look fabulous without the lift!!! TRW in Sacramento, CA
I am humbled by the magnificent work Dr Delgado has performed. Not only he respected the proportions of the contour of my muscles but skillfully molded my chest - I "had" gynecomastia (yes, I'm happy). I have to bow to Dr Delgado and staff. He is the surgeon to go for and trust. I not only vehemently recommend him but put myself available to whomever needs further clarification.
He's great!and cares for his patient.
Dr. Delgado is wonderful. I had multiple procedures all at one time and I felt and look younger. To my husband's amusement, I even had a few people flirt with me, it had been a while. The staff is friendly and professional. The Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center is fully accredited and Dr. Delgado stays on top of "the latest and greatest" in his field. His patients look very natural. Dr. Delgado will make and keep you looking your best!
Dr. Delgado has an amazing touch and personality. The minute he comes in he isnt afraid to shake your hand and get to know who YOU are. He doesnt push procedures on you that you dont need. I was talking to another patient and she loved how he was honest with her about her choice of breast implant size. I know I will feel just as comfortable having him replace my implants when the time is right. His office is extremely warm and inviting. I think at this point I have done it all there. I have had Botox, Dysport, Microdermabrasion and even a Gloss Peel (by their amazing Esthetician Alise). I have also been doing a series of laser treatments there to remove my birthmark. This has been life changing for me. My whole life I was made fun of for my birthmark and now after the series of treatments it is barely visible. My husband and daughter have noticed Im not afraid to wear sleeveless shirts anymore to mask it. I always love going to Dr. Delgados office; they feel like family. It is such a nice office but they arent all uptight like some places you can find in Marin County. I love that they talk to you and become your friend. I recommend them to all of my friends and even my husbands business associates. It was also a nice bonus to get sent home with a bottle of wineJ Thanks Dr. D and your whole staff!!!
I am a 52 year old male who lived with gynecomastia all my life basically. I found Dr. Delgado on line and let me tell you I thank God everyday for him. Dr. Delgado literally saved my life and quality of life by performing the surgery for gynecomastia. Professional, caring, understanding and knowing completely the issues you face with gynecomastia are just a few of the words to describe his talent. He is an artist in the surgery room and I thank him silently everyday for creating his materpiece on me. If you are comtemplating or have doubts of trust as I did (because this is a major deal) get rid of them, because in my opinion there is nobody better than Dr. Delgado. He is an expert in this condition (gynecomastia) and you could not be in better hands. Take it from someone who has done his homework for you.
I had breast implants done with Dr. Delgado and throughout the whole process including some complications he was very professional and caring.
4 weeks ago I had a facelift by Dr. Delgado. I am thrilled with the result. I was anxious prior to the surgery and was very concerned that my co-workers would be able to notice the difference. Going back to work 2 weeks after the surgery I was told how "rested and happy" I looked. The result is beautiful and just what I wanted, it has erased years from my neck and face and I really do look rested and happy. I still can't believe it when I look in the mirror.I found all of the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful from making that first appointment to the wonderful surgical staff. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Gaynor called me the evening before as did Dr. Delgado to answer any last minute questions, I was very reassured. I woke from the surgery and the grogginess lifted within the hour and I was home in bed and enjoying a Jamba Juice a few hours later.I highly recommend a visit to Dr. Delgado if you are considering any kind of cosmetic procedure, you will not be disappointed!
I had a mommy makeover. This wasn't an easy decision for me, as I felt I should be able to get my pre-pregnancy body back myself, afterall, look at A. Jolie or H. Klum... My self esteem had really I had suffered because I couldn't get my old body back. After visiting Dr. Delgado and then speaking with his staff, I decided to go for it. I couldn't be happier. He's a brilliant surgeon and every step of the way I felt secure, safe and 'human'. Two months post surgery, I have lost 14lbs, two sizes and when I look in the mirror, I no longer hate myself. Thank you Dr. Delgado, you gave me my life back!!
I have had two procedures done by Dr. Delgado. They were done at separate times. I can say that if the first had not gone well, the second would not have taken place. I have recommended him to friends who are considering having any procedure. He is, without a doubt, the best.
I first met Dr. Delgado in the ER after a rollerblading accident caused a nasty gash to my face. His work was so good, you can't see a scar.I went back to him for liposuction after my second child, and he is THE BEST! Took out all the tummy fat I had aquired from childbearing. Very painful recovery, but I look great!His staff is extremely nice as well.All praise for Dr. Delgado!
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