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Posted on November 19th, 2017
I was stunned and disappointed in Dr. Novak's "method, when he called @ 5;30 PM to tell me I had breast cancer....shouldn't I have had a appt to receive the news? I had another appt and truly felt like I was just another number, so I left "his care' and have never regretted it.
Posted on April 11th, 2017
Dr. Novak came highly recommended by a number of former patients and colleagues. I was not disappointed by his expertise, care, and concern for my well-being. I appreciated his ability to speak to (not at) me about my procedure. The only "negative" I have is that I was less than happy about Dr. Novak's covering physician the weekend after my surgery. I was advised to take advil for my less than one day post-op pain...not acceptable in my opinion.
Posted on March 12th, 2017
The workup preoperatively was thorough with explanation of the procedure and alternatives. Surgery was rapid and uncomplicated. Negative pathology report phoned by the doctor was prompt. My husband, a retired gynecologist, agrees with the 5 stars
Posted on June 21st, 2016
Posted on April 14th, 2016
He is a wonderful surgeon, very talented technically and bed side manner. Gives you all the time you need with him and answers all questions.
Posted on November 9th, 2015
I had a surgical removal of external hemorrhoids and a large polyp. Went home and about 5 hours later I was in so much pain. The pain medicine did not help at all. I called and went back in to see what he would do for the pain one week later. He said he wanted to check me, no knowing he was going to stick his finger up the rectum and I yelled out in pain as it was so bad. . He said he didn't realize I had surgery only one week prior. He said what do you want me to do, I stated I need something for the pain. He said what do you want me to give you. I said you are the doctor, he prescribed Dilaudid which did take most of the pain away. It is one surgery I would never have done again. A month of pain was just terrible.
Posted on October 29th, 2015
My experience with Dr. Novak and his staff was excellent. The level of professionalism (and knowledge about my condition) from both Dr. Novak and his nurses made me feel at ease with my decision to use him for my surgery. They made sure I was comfortable and clear on what would transpire during and after surgery. I am healing nicely and would use Dr. Novak in the future if I were in need of a surgeon.
Posted on October 28th, 2015
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Posted on March 14th, 2015
dr novak is an excellent and caring surgeon. he gives personal attention and wonderful bedside manner.
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