Easy Removal of Vascular Eyelid Growth and Overall Great Experience! - Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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I highly recommend Dr Taban! I thankfully ended...

I highly recommend Dr Taban! I thankfully ended up being treated by Dr. Taban for a vascular growth on my eyelid that I originally thought was a stye (it was painful and was starting to blur my vision). I was treated twice by an ophthalmologist who recommended that I see either a dermatologist (which I did and they wouldn’t treat it) or a plastic surgeon. I researched several ocular plastic surgeons and wanted to see Dr. Taban originally, but he was not covered by my insurance so I consulted with another plastic surgeon instead.

My appointment with the other plastic surgeon was terrible! First, the doctor was over 2 hours late for my appointment. I do understand that doctors have emergencies and can run behind a little, but I would have thought it would have been appropriate for the office to call me a let me know how behind the doctor was. Second, when I finally met with the doctor, he proceeded to tell me that growth might be cancerous (in just a matter of fact non caring kind of way) and that he could remove it through an in-patient procedure requiring a full week of recovery (time off work). He said there would be no promises on how my eyelid would look post-surgery (it might not close completely or might not look good aesthetically). Further, I would have to have a full physical exam and an eye exam prior to the surgery. After my appointment (which was a Friday afternoon), I was extremely upset and it completely ruined my weekend. The office said they would call me on Monday to schedule the surgery, but they never did (the doctor did call later in the week to discuss the procedure again since he knew how uncomfortable I was and I told him that it was already taken care of!).

So after my miserable experience with the other plastic surgeon, I decided to contact Dr. Taban for a consultation. The receptionist was very polite and helpful and got me an appointment the same day (the growth was painful and starting to blur my vision so I wanted to get in as soon as possible). Dr. Taban was very familiar with what the growth was and was able to treat it right away in his office – NO downtime was required! I even paid out of pocket for the procedure (since his office doesn’t take my insurance) and it was completely worth it. He was very nice and comforting during the procedure. I was absolutely amazed at what I was told that I would have to go through compared to the ease at which Dr. Taban treated me. The difference between the two doctors was amazing! There was no comparison. It has been a few weeks now and my eye has healed up very nicely.
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon

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