Dr Frizzi was a wonderful surgeon. very upbeat, very positive, and very concerned for my post op recovery and encouraging about my progress. He called me afterwards about some paperwork i needed filled out for my job and was great about getting it done fast and in what ways could he help me. he didnt just hurry off the phone, but talked about my recovery, about my weight loss so far and really seemed genuine in how i was doing. he has a very efficient team working with him, very detail oriented and concerned about my success health wise. i'd give him a 10 so far. met and surpassed all my expectations. the only thing i didnt particulary like was that he was too busy to personally meet before the surgery. (pre op) i met with all the members of his team but i didnt meet him (except on the phone) until minutes before i was wheeled in. now this is an army hosptital and so that didnt really surprise me. i think we just kept missing each other. but the care afterwards has been great and i see him in another week.Oct. 7, 2008
I haven't yet met him. The resident, Dr. Hahn, is who I've talked with and she assured me that Dr Frizzi would be doing my surgery and she would be assisting him.
I am a retiree's wife and will be using Eisenhower Medical Center at Ft Gordon. The surgery clinic staff has been nice to deal with.
They really stress the importance of the support group meetings both before and after surgery. Attending the meetings before surgery have been very beneficial to me since I have listened to and learned from those who have already had the surgery and some of the problems they have had.
As a nurse, I am more prone to think that surgical competence outweighs bedside manner, but a good bedside manner is important to establish a trusting relationship between patient and physician. UPDATE: 1/19 I finally met Dr Frizzi. He is pleasant and easy to talk with.
Dr. James Frizzi has been a blessing. He has done all he can to ensure that my procedure will be a positive experience. I feel very comfortable asking questions and am confident in his ability as a surgeon.
The office staff is wonderful...expecially Dorothy! She is very supportive, yet does not hesitate to tell you what you are getting yourself into! Thanks Dorothy!! lol
After my procedure, I will be following up with my primary doctor. I will also continue attending the support group meetings offered by the hospital. If needed, I will also keep in touch with the dietician.
All the risks of surgery were explained to me in the fullest. I feel like I am well educated in this procedure, thanks to the Dr. and staff.
Thank you to all!!!
Dr. Frizzi is amazing. He's very supportive and so full of energy. I feel so confident having him for a doctor. He explained the entire procedure and what to expect. He is very blunt, but in a good way. I was given much information at the initial consult. What I found was most useful is the diet plan after surgery. They list the stages of eating post-op. It gives you time to understand exactly what to expect before you make the life changing decision. There are so many more positive things I could write, but this is long enough. Feel free to e-mail me if you want more info!Dec. 11, 2002
my first impression of dr. frizzy was "the energizer bunny" he was running up and down the hall and so happy i could tell he was going to be great.he inspires me with confidence,, and seems so open,you have to understand he is civilian and fort gordon is a army hospital, very big and pretty new, i go for my pr-op test on the 15 of may and this site and the information helps me from being crazy with questions.
WELL I SAW DR. FRIZZI YESTERDAY AND I WANTED TO UPDATE SO OTHERS WOULD KNOW,HE IS A MAJOR IN THE ARMY AND NOT A CIVILIAN,WHICH I THOUGHT AT FIRST,I ALSO PINNED HIM DOWN ON WHY HE HAD NOT POSTED TO THIS WEB SITE AND PRINTED THE CARDS AND ALL THE OTHER DOC DO, HE SAID SINCE HE WAS IN THE MILITARY IT WAS FORBIDDEN..SO OK NOW I WILL LET IT GO. HE ALSO TOLD ME HE HAD DONE ABOUT 80 OF THESE SURGERYS SO I FIGURED THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW ABOUT THE AMOS FAMILY.
Dr. James Frizzi and Dr. Andrew Shapiro are very professional, right to the point people. They do not take this surgery lightly and asked some very hard questions. Their staff is professional and went way out of their way to help me. Aftercare is a major issue. They want to see you several times and want you to call with any questions or concerns. Your questions are answered in a timely manner by phone or e-mail, whichever you choose. Drs. Frizzi and Shapiro spoke very directly concerning the risks, they outlined the types of things that might go wrong and asked me if I was prepared to deal with them. Drs. Frizzi and Shapiro are excellent Surgeons and extremely personable, I would highly recommend them. I have only been in the hospital three times in my life before this, and the entire experience with my Open RNY was the most positive.Jan. 24, 2002
I met Dr. James Frizzi as a referral from my doctor. My doctor would be leaving the area and felt that Eisenhower Hospital would have greater emergency resources for me than Fort Benning. This surgery has given me hope of being restored to my former size.
Traveling the four hours to Eisenhower hospital,I found Dr. Frizzi did the Roux-en Y gastric by-pass surgical procedure.
He answered my questions thoroughly, addressing the risks as well. He was very professional and caring.
I believe the center at Eisenhower does surgery of this nature on a grand scale. My concern is that I don't want to feel like I am part of an assembly line. I will not know much about his actual practice and working with patients, until after the surgery. Then I can report back. I believe that surgical competency and bedside manners are equally important. For myself, I have never had major surgery. Since I will also be in a community too far for friends or family members to travel to, I would like for my doctor to slow down enough to show compassion, time and energy, in my follow-up care. I believe this is what makes a great doctor.