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A patient who verified they visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on June 6th, 2017
I found his bedside manor rude, ignorant and terrible attitude. I would not return to him if feces was coming out of my mouth.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on January 6th, 2016
The is one amazing surgeon. He just has it all going on. Swagger like no other. My whole experience from beginning to end was great, colon cancer surgery is a scary thing but not when you are in the hands of Thomas E READ.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on June 24th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on October 27th, 2013
I was surfing the internet to find a new surgeon and typed in doctor Reeds name. He operated on me and saved my life 8 years ago while he was still in West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. I am going to check to see if my insurance will cover out of state. If they do I will be willing to travel from Pittsburgh to have him operate on me again. Dr. Reed leaving the Pittsburgh are was a huge loss. .
Professional Dr. that makes you feel comfortable before and after surgery
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on May 8th, 2013
My condition snuck up on me and after being told by local doctors that surgery needed to be done ASAP I began to panic a bit. I was fortunate enough to be told about Dr. Read and his team at Lahey and was able to get myself an appointment to see him. After he became familiar with my condition and symptoms he recommended that taking some time to heal before surgery would most likely minimize my recovery time. Prior to meeting with Dr. Read, other Doctors (at a local hospital) told me I was in bad condition and my road to recovery would be a long and painful one. These were general surgeons with no real focus in any one area and you could tell they didn't seem confident in their assessment. I instantly felt better about everything after my first appointment with Dr. Read. He portrays confidence and knowledge that really no other Dr. I saw did. Looking back at it I feel like I was probably a very annoying patient, asking tons of questions and asking some twice because I just didn't believe the answers. He took the time to answer every question and never made me feel like I was being a pain. He personally called me once in between the time of my appointment and when surgery was scheduled to check in and see how I was doing. During that time I had multiple questions about the things I could eat and my antibiotics, each time I called a receptionist took down my concerns and told me a nurse would call back. Sure enough they did and honestly not once did it take more than 5 minutes. They day of surgery really was a stressful one for me and moved very quickly (which looking back was a blessing). I was in the pre-op room and all the nurses coming in and out started stressing me out and just the general thought of surgery was starting to get to me (it was my first time). As soon as Dr. Read came in and started telling me how everything was going to happen I felt better. It sounds strange but he really does have a way of making you feel very confident that you are in the best hands. The surgery took 4 hours and at the two hour mark a nurse in the operating room stepped out to call my mother and girlfriend to let them know that everything was going as planned. The few days after surgery were no fun but I think that is to be expected. Dr. Read came in every morning to see how I was doing and make a plan for me to get home. The nursing staff in the hospital was FANTASTIC the entire time. I was able to recover faster than expected and by the time I went home 3 and 1/2 days later I was feeling much better. Again, he called after a few days, in between trips to conferences, to make sure things were going alright and give me the results of the pathology reports. I chose to write this long and detailed review because I work in an industry where reviews are paramount to my success and important to customers and clients. A great experience should always be shared. I have generally been lucky enough to have very good health in my life I don't know if any of this extraordinary for a Dr. and their team but I know the treatment and confidence I got from Dr. Read and Lahey was head and shoulders above my local hospital and any second opinions i received. If you find yourself with a condition that Dr. Read treats do yourself a favor and try to get an appointment, you wont regret it.
a great doctor, skilled and knowledgable and friendly
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on April 16th, 2013
Dr Reed, is a top notch surgeon, taking time to make me feel comfortable, giving thorough explanations and answering my questions. He is a pro who i highly recommend!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on January 24th, 2013
I had a colonoscopy done by Dr. Read. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. Dr. Read successfully removed a small polyp during my colonoscopy. I returned to normal activities the next day.
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on October 21st, 2012
Dr. Read is extremely knowledgeable in his field of expertise and has the ability to explain the issue to the patient so that it is understandable to someone without a medical background. He makes the time and effort to answer questions before and after surgery.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on June 4th, 2012
Without hesitation, I highly recommend Dr. Read to anyone needing a polyp removed from their colon. A fairly large polyp was discovered by another doctor during a routine colonoscopy. I selected Dr. Read to surgically remove it and couldn't be happier with my decision. He is very professional, a wonderful surgeon, and cares a lot about his patients as evidenced by his frequent follow up after I was released from Lahey. My pain was minimal, was only in the hospital for three days after surgery, and recovered to pretty much normal activity level in 10 days. The best news--the polyp was not cancer.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on October 5th, 2011
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on August 6th, 2011
Dear Read was very caring and spent as much time as I needed with him. After a procedure he made sure I was ok. He called me at home on a Sat. night to check on how I was doing and to give me results of tests. I am extremely pleased with my encounter with such a caring Doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs his services. Excellent Doctor!!!
Very unprofessional staff
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Read - Posted on May 27th, 2011
I went to see dr read thinking that he was one of the best surgeons for my situation. I thought this because he works with the best surgeon for pilonidal disease in new England, dr marcello. He didn't spend ALOT of time with me in my consult. Just said you need to have this out with surgery, which I already knew. Surgery was scheduled for 2 weeks to that day. I had the surgery and he said that I should be back to normal activity within 2 days. Yeah right. I'm going on two weeks know with a hole in my lower back that gets packed twice daily and it hurts ALOT! I call them to tell them after 4 days that it's still bothering me, and the nurse basically said, very rudely, well you should be fine I think your making a big deal out of nothing. No joke, you could hide a golf ball in this hole and I can't sit down yet or walk or be on my feet for long periods of time. On the seventh day I called again and said this still hurts. They told me to come in and be seen. Dr read saw me and said we were packing it wrong ( which by the way no one showed us how to do it properly) and he showed us the proper way. When doing it he was extremely rough and I was shaking in pain and felt like I wanted to pass out. I stood up and he came to the front of me and had a smug smirk on his face and asked if I was ok and then laughed. I'm glad he left the room when he did cause I was so mad that he just put me through that and the attitude he had when he put me through it. My opinion of him and his staff is very poor and I do have a follow up appt with him in a week but I will go to another doctor for it and explain to him my experience with his office, especially his nurse Ann Dempsey. Pilonidal surgery is extremely painful and I would highly recommend finding another doctor if you have to go through this. God bless
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