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Alex Gandsas, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Now that I a post-op, I wanted to update this section of my profile. rnrnMeeting a surgeon and having that surgeon actually perform surgery on you are two very different things.rnrnYou can NOT do better than Dr. Alex Gandsas. rnrnHe is dedicated to the details and trust me...it is the details that matter in this operation. He is business like, well mannered and direct. rnrnI have read some reviews of other surgeons where they do the surgery and then their associates are the only people you see the rest of the time.rnrnIn my case Dr. Gandsas was in my room shortly after I awoke to make sure everything was going well and answer any questions. rnrnNow the great part. rnrnDr. Gandsas (and the Sinai bariatric practice) have a robot named BARI that can make room visits. I was a little skeptical. But when Dr. Gandsas was called out of town the day after my surgery, he was still able to visit with me via the robot. He could see me and I could see him (once from his car and once from an office). He was able to acquire first hand information for himself without having to be there. rnrnOn the last visit I followed the robot as he went down the hall and then conferred with the on-call surgeon about my release. rnrnWhen Dr. Koppman came in for the release, he had all the information he needed and felt comfortable that Dr. Gandsas had actually seen me. rnrnI am so grateful that I found Dr. Gandsas and the Sinai Bariatric practice. The care was first rate, the experience was excellent. rnrn---------------------------------------------------rnrnrnrnrnI found Dr. Gandsas through a previous patient. I finally got to meet with him at the end of November. He is business like and well mannered. rnrnI will admit that I was slightly put off by the intial consult as it was almost completely centered around the insurance aspects. After having dealt with insurance for almost a year, I figured my first visit with the doctor would be about the medical aspects. I left my intial consult with very little new information and very confused about what I needed to do next.rnrnEileen then came to the rescue. I called the office the next day to try and figure out the next steps. I was put in touch with Eileen and finally got the answers I needed. After a 10 minute phone conversation, I not only had my answers but I also had someone that was interested in process I was about to go through and not just my insurance approval. rnrnIn the end, I want my surgeon to be a good surgeon. I am not that big on \"bed side manner\". But I need to be able to get some answers. I trust Dr. Gandsas to do his job well. But it is nice to have someone to get the answers from and a little support. rnrnHad it not been for Eileen's efforts, I would have switched Dr's. Not because of skill but becasue of the system. rnrnMy suggestion is that if you come away feeling odd about our consult or any other aspect with this program, give Eileen a call. Bear with her...she is very very busy, but the wait is worth it. rnrnDr. Gandsas has a great reputation and his skills are obvious in his patients. The practice staff is courteous but swamped. Eileen is excellent and works for the patients. rnrnEven with my initial reservations, I would strongly recommend this practice if you are looking for a surgeon.rnrn
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