Barix Clinics - Michigan

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Barix Clinics - Michigan Hospital

Steven Poplawski, MD, FACS Profile Pic
Steven Poplawski, MD, FACS
Barix Clinics of Michigan
Jamokay Taylor, MD, FACS Profile Pic
Jamokay Taylor, MD, FACS
Barix Clinics of Michigan
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Andre Nunn, MD, FACS
Barix Clinics of Michigan

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I don't think words can truly express my experience that I had with Dr. DiNick. I chose him as my plastic surgeon because his specialty is post-op gastric bypass patients and I figured he knew what he was doing. WRONG!!! The short version of a very long unfinished story is that my simple 3-4 breast aug with him turned into an 10 hour marathon surgery, which ultimately failed and had to be redone by a different plastic surgeon. My tummy tuck has also been a nightmare. For over a year now I have been walking around with an extremely distended abdomen. When I initially saw Dr. DiNick for follow-up regarding this issue his response was, "wow, I don't know what's wrong with you, maybe you have ascites...you ruined my work." I could go on and on about the many things wrong with his statement, but I will just caution those who plan to use Dr. DiNick as a plastic surgeon. Just don't.

Do your research!! This is not the only plastic surgeon in the state of MI, but if you are dead set on using him, make sure you demand that he draws a blood level BEFORE your surgery and also AFTER your surgery(s). If you are severly anemic going into a surgery, you will be even more anemic coming out. As a gastric bypass patient, "doubling up" on your iron pills a week before surgery isn't going to do you any good. Demand an infusion. Ladies, if you are a gym rat like I was, make sure you ask about textured implants with a mesh anchor versus the smooth implants Dr. DiNick uses. It may save you a failed breast aug if you use the proper implants from the start.

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Jamokay Taylor was a life saver. I had gastric bypass 8 years before lost much weight 130 and got married and had a child- wellneedless to say I gained back almost 70lbs! Boy did I feel like a failure! I started contacting surgeons because I heard of the procedure band over bypass! well that was a joke! no doctor seemed to want to do it. It was as if they were saying no you already failed, Im not wasting their time! Well when I met Dr. Taylor he was kind and said lets give you a new set of skills?
and asked me if I knew where I went wrong? and I cried, Yes I knew where I blew it and yes I failed! That did not matter to him, with in 2 months I had the lap band! I have know lost over 70lbs and I am on my way to a healthy body and life style! He saw hope in me and that I was not a looser just human that made many mistakes! I truly am pleased with him! Yes a little quite, Im sure he see'smecoming and shakes his head as in comes this live wire! But he cares! about each individual- this is not about an income for him its about helping people in need! He has since done surgery on 3 other friends and family members! all doing well!! Trust me he is ready and eager to give you the tools you need to change! He also knows that this is a disease that you fight with and you may make mistakes! I thank him for being that one caring doctor that saw me for more than a mistake!

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This facility is made specifically for bariatric patients. The chairs are bigger, the parking spaces are bigger, and the staff was incredible (some of which had even had the surgery themselves). When I would put my call light on, it did not even take a full 60 seconds for someone to come answer it. I also had my own private room which made a world of difference. My family was able to come visit and there were plenty of chairs for them to sit in. The staff was fun and on top of it. I could not imagine a better experience.

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This man was egotistical. He became offended when I asked questions related to his qualifications. His assistant just laughed in my face and said "do you know who you are talking to". As if I should be bowing while speaking to him or something. I felt like the fat girl being mocked by classmates all over again in his presence. I would not recommend him to anyone.

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My first impression was deceiving. I was concerned that it was not run as a hospital, but rather a surgical center. I am still not certian if there was a major life threatening issue during a surgery or after what the care would be like, however, that aside it turned out to be the best hospital experience I have encountered. I went in for plastic sugery (tummy tuck) and the staff was highly professional. The were responsive as well pre-op, and very careful in listening for medicinal allergies or low tolerance. I am convinced that because of this it was the first time I did not wake up vomiting from a surgery, as they indicated that if I do not tolerate morphine well (even if it is unknown if I am allergic) that it would be avoided. So much better! The room was very comfortable, and absoutlely wondeful to have it a private room. I consequently was so much more able to rest. The nurses were attentive, but not overbearing. I was able to rest comfortably and if I needed anything it was provided. The staff overall was highly professional and very pleasant, and at least to the untrained eye appeared to be excellent at their jobs. I was frankly shocked at how the hospital stay was so positive, as I normally am one that absolutely hates to be in the hospital.

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With weightloss surgery I lost so much weight and was left with a lot of extra skin on my stomach and arms that I was not prepared for. For years I would only wear loose fitted shirts to hide all this extra skin I had. I was referred to Dr. DiNick by a co-worker who also had surgery with him. She was so pleased with her results and time and time again talked about how he was the best around and I should just schedule a consultation with him. With her mentorship I was finally ready to move forward with changing the look of my body. Dr. DiNick performed a tummy tuck and reconstructed my arms in the same day. My co-worker was right, he is an amazing surgeon! I could not be more pleased with the results and the treatment received by this busy surgeon. His bedside manner was wonderful and even spent so much time making me feel comfortable and was very informative on each procedure prior to surgery. I couldn’t be any happier with the results of my surgery or choice of surgeon. I feel alive and happy again thanks to this surgeon’s talented work!!

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I was pleased with my tummy tuck procedure so I decided to have a breast reduction. I scheduled my procedure and was told that my insurance would not pay for the entire procedure. I imagined that I would have some expenses from my insurance. I called my insurance company only to find out that I was covered 100 percent, I was told that it is not legal to balance bill a patient for a surgery that is covered if my insurance participates with the doctor. His office still insisted that my insurance would not cover a part of my surgery, so I cancelled my surgery with him, and went to another plastic surgeon where it was covered in full. Please be aware of your insurance coverage, this can make a huge difference in your decision.

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Terrible experience at first. It took multiple calls to schedule the consultation, as they never pick up the phone and I always had to leave a voicemail. They do not return calls. Finally scheduled a consultation. Consultation day went well enough and a preauthorization process was initiated. Now it is a couple months later and I have not heard anything back. I was told at the appointment that I would get a status update every week or 2. I have had no contact from the office. I have left messages, and none of the calls have been returned. Ridiculous. Stay away from this practice. Eventually I cancelled my original surgery date, because I just wasn't confident that they would provide support should something not go well. I changed my mind, and contacted them. This time the person scheduling surgical dates was supurb. She returned calls promptly, ensured that all questions were answered, and in general was highly professional. This changed my mind and I proceeded with the surgery. Dr. Dinick did an excellent job and was very meticulous about the process. The stay at the facility turned out to be my most pleasant hospital stay out of all of my major surgeries. Recovery has gone exceedingly well. I am not certain if they fired the one person that was so inept when I initially was trying to work with this practice, but once the office staff situation was resolved everything went beautifully. Dr. Dinick did an excellent job of getting the insurance to pay for the pannis removal too, and the cost to finish the tummy tuck seemed reasonable. I would without hesitation recommend him.

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Dr. Poplawski (aka Dr. Pop) was wonderful! He really cares about his patients overall well being. I am nothing if pleased with my entire experience with him.

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My experience with Dr. Pop was outstanding. He was personal yet informative. He openly provides all the facts and his initial seminar is worth seeing by anyone considering weightloss surgery...I even brought my mom back with me once I decided. Once she heard Dr. Pop, the majority of her anxiety for me flew out the window!! He has an amazing bed side manner...his confidence in himself and what he does best is obvious...and that is to work on the human body! He is gifted.

In my experience, he has a great sense of humor...and may not be the doctor for you if you are looking for someone who is always serious or clinical. He will also tell you like it is...give it to you straight...and does NOT hold back...so if you are too sensitive, you may want to seek someone else! He was a perfect fit for me.

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