About Lawrence Iteld, MD
Lawrence Iteld, MD practices in Chicago at The Geldner Center as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Iteld was invited to join RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 8 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Iteld has hospital affiliations at Illinois Masonic Hospital, Mercy Hospital Chicago, St Joseph Hosptial Chicago, Hinsdale Hospital, LaGrange Hospital.
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Posted by happypatient1
I researched and interviewed several Doctors for my Breast Augmentation Surgery and selected Dr. Iteld for several reasons: his credentials, positive reviews from a friend who had same procedure, positive reviews on several websites, his bedside manor, the office staff, his 3D body scanner that gives you a pretty accurate picture of how you'll look post procedure but also because Dr. Iteld really listened to me. He didn't say "just go bigger that what you wanted because everyone wishes they went bigger" like so many other doctors said to me.
Posted by LovesPets
Researched the internet for board certified surgeons. Dr. Iteld is a wonderful doctor. I had a breast lift and after six weeks, scars are practically gone! He was very careful when planning my surgery. Answered all of my questions and made me feel completely at ease. Office staff very professional and kind. Before surgery you have all the tools necessary to understand the procedure and know what to expect. Of course, my breasts look great! Couldn't be more pleased!
Posted by singermom65
Interviewed several doctors/surgeons. Internet search. RealSelf patient reviews.
Posted by abcurrie6
He was referred to me by another satisfied patient. He's amazing and deserves 5 stars! I recently had my breast done by Dr. Iteld and am100% satisfied. He was extremely knowledgeable, answered my questions and made me feel very comfortable. My results are amazing and they have given me such confidence. I'd recommend Dr. Iteld to anyone looking to have to have their breasts done!!!!
Posted by Satisfied PS client
Through a friend who's also a physician. Dr. Iteld was referred to me by a good friend who is also a doctor in Chicago. He did not disappoint to say the least. He asked the appropriate questions to learn what I wanted the end result to be and his reccomendation was spot on. When asking about incision location, he went over all the pros and cons & allowed me to make an informed decision right for me. He also offered an external pain medication pump for the recovery which really helped and avoided the need for pain pills. He's extremely responsive in and out of the office which is wonderful for someone who's never had surgery and easily panicked. I had to leave the country a few weeks post surgery and he's taken the time to follow up w/ me using the latest technology. I couldn't be happier with my results which are perfect in all ways & look very natural. He's also very talented with Botox. Overall an intelligent, well skilled and caring doctor with an excellent personality. Well worth it!
Posted by AA83
Dr. Iteld is an incredible surgeon and I whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone interested in a cosmetic procedure. He has the precision, delicacy and eye of an artist. His assistant, Josie, was extremely friendly and helpful in answering my initial questions and responded to emails and calls promptly. When I came in for my consultation Dr. Iteld greeted me as if we had known each other for years. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions thoroughly. As with all cosmetic procedures there are risks, of which he made sure I was aware of prior to surgery. The surgery center used was beautiful and comfortable. Dr. Iteld didn’t watch the clock during the procedure as he was more concerned with perfection rather than time, which I definitely appreciate. Dr. Iteld stayed true to ensuring I still look like me . . . only cuter. For that I am eternally grateful! I am now more confident and don’t shy away from the camera anymore. Thank you Dr. Iteld and your wonderful staff.
Posted by PetraB
I interviewed a LOT of surgeons. Dr Iteld explained everything and went through all the options with me, even the ones I hadn't considered. I opted for reconstruction immediately after my double mastectomy using my own abdominal fat instead of implants (the tummy tuck was a bonus). Pain management was excellent and I was able to attend a wedding 2 weeks post-op. This was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have peace of mind and nothing foreign in my body with a great reconstruction result. It was a strenuous surgery but I would not hesitate to recommend this procedure. Choosing the right surgeon who has experience with many forms of reconstruction and especially abdominal free flaps (autologous fat transplants) is key. I was so lucky to find Dr. Iteld.
Posted by Elizabeth in Chicago
I have only experienced a positive outcome with every visit. I did my research and compared Dr. Iteld with other great plastic surgeons, it was very important to me to have a Doctor that cares more about his patient then how he was going to be paid even thou that is also very important but its staff are very sensitive with their approach. Dr. Lawrence Iteld is an amazing plastic surgeon. He believes in healing at home and keeps it moving within reason. Dr. Iteld bedside manners and professionalism are outstanding. His staff also demonstrates great sensitivity. I am so happy and grateful to have him on my team!
Posted by dd11
Dr. Iteld and Josie are exceptional in every way! I have wanted a breast augmentation for 10 years and I have never been comfortable with any doctor that I had previously visited for a consultation. As soon as I met Dr. Iteld I knew he was the doctor I was looking for. During my initial consultation he took the time to explain every aspect of the surgery to me in detail and both he and Josie spent significant time helping me choose the right size and incision. Both Dr. Iteld and Josie answered emails and provided me with 3D pictures of different size implants. I can't tell you how much the 3D imaging helped me make my decision - it was great! After my first consultation I went home to my husband, who was not sold on the procedure, so Dr. Iteld and Josie suggested I bring him in and I did. Dr. Iteld is so personable - my husband was more than comfortable with everything after we left. I just thought this was above and beyond anything a doctor would do. I decided on 375cc silicone implants through my armpits - I cannot believe the difference between silicone and saline (my friends have saline) - silicone is so much softer and natural looking. Dr. Iteld gave me his advice on what he thought was best for me and my body and I was confident in my choices - he was correct. I had my surgery scheduled and when I arrived at the surgery center my blood pressure was very high - although it was probably just nerves - Dr. Iteld was not willing to take any chances and sent me home because my well being was more important to him. He could have just done the surgery and not wasted his morning, but he chose my well being and I think that speaks volumes. I was able to track my blood pressure for a few weeks and he rescheduled my surgery right away and at my convenience! I thought this doctor and his staff were just too good to be true - and then I had my surgery - and it only got better! For the surgery - it went perfectly - my recovery was better than I expected. Most importantly my results are AMAZING!!! My friends and family cannot believe how natural my breasts look, the size is perfect, the shape is extremely natural and they seem to get better every month. I am six months from surgery and I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Iteld. He is amazing and he will make you look and feel like you are his most important patient. I have 3 friends planning on using him and you should too!
Posted by Highland4130
Dr. Iteld is very kind and very personable. He really made me feel comfortable with everything. I had researched him before hand and really liked what I found and I must say they didn't lie, he is very good at what he does! But I also really like him as a person. He seems generally interested in what I have to say and in taking care of my concerns. I would definitely refer him to anyone.
Posted by JWhit23
This was the best experience I have ever had, Dr. Iteld and Josie B are amazing. The two were very patient and answered every crazy question I could throw at them. I felt like they truly cared about me and my needs. I had visited many doctors in the area comparing prices and over all office experiences. Dr. Iteld and Josie B are the best I have found. For me it isn’t about the cheapest nor most expensive, It was about how I felt, they treated me like I was the only patient in the world and I can not thank them enough! I am extremely happy with my results of my gel breast augmentation and would recommend every one go to Dr. Iteld and Josie.
Posted by jodim
I can't say enough good things about the experience I had with Dr. Iteld and his staff. Each and every office visit is a great experience. Both Dr. Iteld and Josie B. (patient coord) will give you all of the time you need to answer your questions. They are both extremely personable, and always will listen to what your needs are and help you in every way they can. They will treat you like family, and their professionalism is top notch! I would recommend Dr. Iteld to anyone that is considering a breast augmentation. Even if you are just thinking about it, make an appointment with Dr. Iteld and I promise you will not want to turn back! I am SO happy with my new breasts, honestly I feel so beautiful!
Posted by natanya28
Dr. Iteld is very personal and passionate about his profession as a surgeon.
Posted by manning97
Dr. Iteld and his staff (especially Josie) are wonderful. They are caring and responsive. I have not had my procedure done yet, but will be in a week. Great bedside manner. He answered all of my questions and called me to see if I had any more after seeing me. I was scheduled for my surgery on the 15th of August and unfortunately the day before my pre-op appointment I had to go in for emergency surgery to have my appendix removed. He and Josie waited for me on the day of my appointment until I was discharged just to see how I was doing and feeling. We then rescheduled my surgery date and have received phone calls from Josie to see how I am recovering. Wonderful doctor and staff. Thank you
Treatments offered at The Geldner Center
Education / Training
Fellowship: Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center