5 Nov 2016
Updated, 1 day ago
I'm extremely happy with the experience, and the final result! - Seattle, WA
I'm thrilled with the result....I highly recommend Dr. Portuese and his staff...they are highly professional and he is definitely an artist in the field. I had a bump on the bridge of my nose that bothered me for many years, so finally decided to take the plunge and have Rhinoplasty surgery this past July, 2016. From the first consultation I felt that Dr. Portuese really knew his art, and that was important to me. My mother and I researched several surgeons very well, and were very choosy on who we saw. We consulted with one other surgeon in Bellevue...but Dr. Portuese won our vote hands down. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and seemed to know the routine very well. I was calm the day of surgery, because of the professionalism of him and his staff. The surgery took place right on site, which is a giant plus since Dr. Portuese is a perfectionist and has total control over the sterile atmosphere, far better than the average hospital with less control. I really liked my anesthesiologist, he was on loan from Swedish Hospital, and explained everything. I wasn't afraid, because he instilled my confidence in him. The most important aspect is that my nose came out beautiful....Dr. Portuese has the hands of an artist, have no doubt. I live overseas except for the summers, so Dr. Portuese did follow up for me to make sure I would be o.k. after traveling overseas, and gave me clear instructions on what to do if I noticed any unusual changes, which has not happened and it is nearly 4 months post op. But he wanted me to email him pics if I had any questions, showing he really cared sincerely about follow up care if needed. You cannot go wrong with Dr. Portuese. I promise. Another note: his fees are quite reasonable when compared to the general price range for Rhinoplasty, especially since he is one of the best in Seattle. And a special thanks to his assistant, Janet...she was really helpful and informative, and nice!