Richard Bendor-Samuel, MD
Halifax , Nova Scotia B3J 3Z2 Canada
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My Family Doctor had mentioned his clinic. There are 2 at his clinic they are both great...I picked him because he was very honest/realistic on what I should expect. He answered all of my questions. I thought he had a fantastic bedside manner and his staff were all fabulous as well. The nurse that sees you for your post op app, Joanne is super, very encouraging and positive..Every appointment I have gone to I never waited longer than 5-10 min to get in.
He is an excellent doctor, I give him 5 stars even though wait times weren't perfect, however, that is not his fault directly, he is a very busy man. The clinic I went to is one of the only clinics in Nova Scotia so he chose me I guess, however, he is rated the top plastic surgeon in Canada in Flare magazine, and has a lot of great experience. I would recommend him to anyone. Very blunt and to the point, and is truthful, I like that even though sometimes people may think its harsh. Great doctor, great clinic, and great staff :)
I am very pleased with my outcome so far, Dr bendor-Samuel is very kind & friendly, easy to talk to & open to questions. I did find that you don't get to see a lot of him, especially after the surgery. I've been in twice since my surgery & only get to see the RN. And if I call its always the RN that calls back. After care is not very detailed & I am left with a lot of questions, which they will gladly answer if you call but it would have been nice to have things already when I got home. Bottom line is though, he is a great surgeon, has now done BR on myself & 2 friends who are both very happy, so overall I'm happy I chose him.
I had seen other Plastic Surgeons for consultations but just got that warm,comfortable feeling with Dr. Bendor-Samuel which made him a perfect fit for me.
My Doctor was amazing!!! I couldn't be happier with my results!!! He is very professional and very honest. He is a true Artist. My scar is perfect! It is low and straight! I love my results! I wouldn't change a thing! Thank You so much for changing my life!!!
Dr Bendor-Samuel and his staff all made me feel like what they were doing was routine and uncomplicated, which made me feel less nervous. Although I had done a lot of research, he answered all of my unanswered questions satisfactorily. During the consultation he seemed to want to get it over with, but I understand he had a patient in the OR waiting for anesthesia to kick in, so that makes sense. If I had needed him to help convince me more, or explain more to me, I am sure he would have done that un-begrudgingly, however I didn't need very much of either. During surgery, he worked quickly and explained what he was doing as it progressed, since I couldn't see what he was doing. Afterward, he had an on-to-the-next sort of attitude, which was in itself reassuring. The nurses were both really nice, and were quick to respond to any discomfort. Aftercare and follow-up: The compression garment they gave me was completely different than the one they showed me during the consultation, and it ended up buckling at the end of the first week. Basically unwearable, but not a huge deal I guess. Honestly, so far it hasn't been great. I realize that he does this to tens of people every week, but he really does not remember you. I mean, him not remembering your name or the specifics of your procedure are totally understandable, but not remembering anything about what you had done to you -by him- is pretty weird and disconcerting. When I first came back for my one-month post-op, the receptionist's manner was totally vacant, and I saw the doctor for a total of about 5 minutes, probably less. I didn't have any major concerns, since I know it will take a long time to see the results, but I sort of expected it to be a bit less brusque. I really hope I don't need a revision, because I actually hate the idea of going back there for any reason. The six month check-up will be bad enough, and if everything is fine at six months, I'll probably skip it. My hips look so much better, but plastic surgery and everyone involved with it at this particular clinic give me the creeps.
A friend of mine used the same clinic