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Dr. Nicole Walker is the breast surgeon whose knowledge and ability to be informative and direct make me feel more comfortable with my decisions. We have already progressed from a small lumpectomy, due to multiple sites, to mastectomy. That was very hard to absorb yet she was patient, explanatory and supportive. My choice to have a bilateral mastectomy, due to atypical cells being found in the other breast was also supported. My nurse navigator, Allison, and Dr. Walker team very well and each is informed of conversations, concerns, questions and trepidations. I had several days of just wanting to do nothing about any of it and let nature take its course. There was no pressure, no judgement, just listening and explaining and allowing me time to absorb information. I, of course, came back around and realized that doing nothing was not a viable option. While every effort would be made to save one breast, there would need to be two lumpectomies in that breast and reduction, while the other breast would need a mastectomy and reconstruction. Common sense, and certainly never wanting to have to go through this surgical/reconstruction process twice, made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy not easier, but just a wiser choice. Reconstruction will begin on the day of surgery. The questions I have in my head just keep coming and each doctor and my nurse have shown nothing but genuine concern and patience in answering them. Dr. Meininger has been direct, humerous, compassionate, empathetic and informative. I will be seeing him again this week as many more questions have occurred to me about the aftermath of the surgery and the process of the reconstruction. There are so many decisions to be made and while Dr. Meininger assured me there is no "wrong" decision, I had to base my personal decision on my family history
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
I chose Dr Meininger because he was able to communicate with me the best about what my expected outcome was (fit in pants). He clearly described the procedure and both the potential outcomes and limits. He was very open with me about what to expect for healing. Dr Meininger smiles and laughs a bit, his demeanor is open and kind. His pre-operative visit at the surgery center was actually awesome - he discussed with me his plan for the surgery and what he expected from it, answering some technical and not-so-technical questions, too. It was a lot more detail than I expected and it made both myself and my partner very comfortable. Follows ups have also been informative and complete.
Just Started REALLY Thinking About Breast Reduction Surgery Few Months Ago, Now I'm 1 Week Away from Surgery! - Troy, MI
My doctor rates A1 in bedside manners! I saw 4 doctors for different consultations, and his personality, along with ratings, sold me! I need to feel warm and cozy with the person who will decrease mu gurls!
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