Nobody likes invasive medical procedures - Skin Cancer on Eyelid - Beverly Hills, CA

Even after having had many procedures for skin...

Even after having had many procedures for skin cancers, a basal cell on my eyelid was very concerning. Another surgeon who had done the original biopsy left me feeling doubtful about the planned procedure, and his staff were under-qualified people more concerned with financial affairs than healthcare. Having doubts is not good when confronting surgery on or near one's eye, so I consulted my internist of 35 years, who is a senior physician in the Los Angeles area. He urged me to see Dr. Goldberger for a second opinion, and after meeting with him and his amazing nurse, Dinae, I selected him to do the surgery. The event occurred in an outpatient surgery center, involving general anesthesia, lasting for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by brief post-op recovery and return to home for rest over the next few days. 

Nobody likes invasive medical procedures, especially me, and I don't do well with anesthesia, so recovery was unpleasant at first. The post-op bruising and suturing were not pretty, but not surprising. The eyelid/cheek surgery site healed very quickly, with minor residual swelling and discomfort, which would be expected after the extensive excision and rebuilding of the eyelid. A couple weeks after the surgery I saw my dermatologist for a scheduled screening appointment, and she remarked at what a beautiful job had been done. Dr. Goldberger is clearly a brilliant surgeon with great expertise. He is also a fine fellow in whom I placed complete trust for my care (and my life, when you think about it).
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Goldberger treats patients (at least me) in a manner that used to be the rule but now is rare—he is an engaged, caring, proficient, and thoughtful clinician. In addition to his obvious expertise, his confident and pleasant manner were helpful in my decision to choose him to do my eyelid surgery, even though I was scheduled for surgery with another doctor. The office personnel were reassuring, helpful, and thorough in handling all stages of the pre-surgery planning and insurance work. The complex surgery has healed well, with virtually no evident scarring; Dr. Goldberger's follow-up care was timely, helpful, and he addressed my questions fully and respectful of my minor concerns. I have recommended him to close friends and will continue to seek his care for future needs.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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