Where is Dr. Steven Simon?
on 1/4/10 10:05 am
Pam, So sorry you had your band removed. It looks like you worked very hard to get to goal. I am sure you will maintain your goal.
I have several friends that had surgery with Dr Simon. They are in dark about his sudden leave. Dr Schlesinger is my surgeon and I was in 3 weeks ago I asked about it and was told he had taken a "personal" leave. One patient waiting was upset and told us that Dr Simon screwed her up and then left town. She did not know why. Her brother was going on and on about him. It made us uncomfortable. She said that Dr Schlesinger is taking care of her and she is better. I got the feeling he is not coming back, could be he is relocating. Some one posted that he had several lawsuits.
Focus on staying healthy. I am sure Dr Simon will resurface soon.
on 1/7/10 2:30 pm
Don't give up hope. Maybe you will keep the weight off and not need another surgery. You lost weight and did well! Keep it up!
on 1/7/10 1:34 pm
Dr. Simon is still listed as a surgeon at the Tempe St. Luke's bariatric program. If he's no longer there, his name and info should be taken down by them. I wonder if it's being left up there in order to get patients to call their program with regard to laparoscopic surgery. Simon was the surgeon who did the single incision lap band and the lap RNY surgeries which are offered on the program's website.
The other doctor affiliated with the program only does the RNY open. Prospective patients can call the office and make an appointment with the bariatric program, thinking they're going to see Dr. Simon, but then get the other doctor at the actual appointment - which gives the other doctor the opportunity to try and talk the patient into an open surgery and thereby not lose the laparoscopic business to another bariatric program which does do the lap surgery.
Smart strategy. Misleading, but SMART!!
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At 1:40pm, he strolled in with a teenaged boy close behind him.
At 1:45pm, I was weighed and roomed.
At 2:10pm, I found an MA and asked if Dr. Schlesinger had returned and was told he was back.
At 2:30pm, As I leave the room to hunt down the MA again, I see the doc leaving an exam room and speaking to a patient. I told the same MA that I could no longer wait, that I had meetings back at my office and that I would have expected to be the first seen when he returned from his "emergency". No apology, no "let me see if he can see you immediately". NO THANKS...
My health care $ will spend the same somewhere else and I'll be happy not to have to drive to Tempe to be treated this disrespectfully...
Dr. Fang...here I come!