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

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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 rareā€”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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