Dr. Mark Pleatman - Bloomfield Hills, MI

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After researching Dr. Pleatman, and various other...

After researching Dr. Pleatman, and various other reasons, I chose him (and luckily he also chose me) for my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery. I had only spoke to him and his staff through email and via phone conversation and they were always very responsive and very timely to respond to my questions. I scheduled my surgery for 6 months, March 17, 2016. This would give me emought time to save the money for surgery being a self pay patient. On December 31st I had saved enough and got my financing complete to pay for surgery. I called that day to ask if I could move my surgery up and just like that I was scheduled for surgery in 2 weeks, February 14, 2016. *Best (and scariest) day of my life*.

So here is the deal with Dr. Pleatman. He's nice. More importantly, he is HONEST. He has no problem telling you the truth. He joked around with us some and he was also serious and he was willing to answer any question we threw at him. He even answered many questions we didn't ask! I loved that! So...in light of his honesty, I am also going to be brutally honest. He is kindove a nerdy doctor. He is sooo nice but he is that real smart nerdy type...the ones you wanted to cheat off of in school but they covered their perfect paper so you couldn't see it. :) Ok, so he is also very calm. Why because he is confident as hell. Excuse my language but it is what it is. So all this "bedside manner" stuff is because some people don't get that he's this nice nerdy skillled dude and it makes him a little awkward. But i like awkward and more importantly i love skilled! I liked talking to him and I like his jokes and my husband thought he was great and we have nothing but good things to say about him...we 'got him'. I don't think everyone does.

Ok -- Here is the important part. --- If you read nothing else..read this. I am being prepped at the hospital for surgery and the nurses/staff/other Doctors have a lot of respect for Dr. Pleatman. But it was this moment that calmed my nerves. I said "I am really nervous. I have only had one other surgery and I was awake" This Doctor gave me the crazy eye and without hesitation and total confidence firmly and loudly says "OH DON'T BE!!! DR. PLEATMAN IS A MASTER AT THIS! YOU ARE GOING TO BE 100% FINE. HONEY HE IS A MASTER AT THIS SURGERY!!!" This wasn't just anyone...this was a peer..a Doctor. I felt 100% better and calm.

My experience from surgery. I woke up and had zero pain. OK...I wrote that off as still being under anesthesia. Hours later...no pain....hours later...no pain. Here's the deal. I had NO PAIN and NO BRUISES...EVER! I had gas pain, yes, but I had not pain at my incision sites or other. I had minor discomforts later that felt like pulling under the incision but it was annoying, not painful. I only had pain medicine twice. Listen...NOT for pain...but I wanted to get some good sleep; I had a long car ride home the next day. I had an awesome night sleep and I even slept on my side with a pillow under my tummy. The next time I had pain meds was for the car ride home, as a precautionary measure...again, NOT for pain. I never ever filled my pain medicine prescription. I never ever had bruising. My opinion..Dr. Pleatman is a MASTER at what he does. I don't care how he acts, I don't care what his personality is...I care about his skill and I care about his response time to my questions and I can't rank him high enough.

OK - I have to say this as well. The hospital staff!!!! I seriously want to send them flowers. They are sooo nice and so sweet!!! They would chit chat with us, never made us feel like we were asking for too much or bothering them...I am telling you we loved them ladies!!! I really really really felt like I was in great hands. There was only ONE lady that came in to take my blood pressure and temperature that was ... well... i can't say rude as heck because she never said anything to be rude. I would say "good morning" at 3:00am when she was in there to wake me up for vitals and i wanted to snarl but was always always polite and smiled and nothing. When she was done I always said "thank you" and nothing...nothing...not a peep...not a smile...maybe a moan...that was about it. But I don't know what was going on in her life and I refuse to judge her and she couldn't have spoiled it for the rest of the hospital staff if she had tried.! I was comfortable, well taken care of and in good company! :)

So that's my personal experience and I would not change one thing about it. *insert happy dance*

Thank you Dr. Pleatman, Carry and G2 hospital staff. :)
Bloomfield Hills Bariatric Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 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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