money wasted! - Cedar Rapids, IA

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I had a tummy tuck on February 5, 2015. At first I...

I had a tummy tuck on February 5, 2015. At first I was thrilled with the results as I was told the fullness was just swelling and it would get better.
Dr Grado was a very pleasant man and his patient advocate Chris Harwood seemed so helpful and friendly. Everything seemed to be going great!
After my general practitioner removed the drain I emailed that it had helped with the swelling but I just didn't feel like I had enough compression on my lower abdomen. Chris said to put a rolled up towel in to add more pressure. I did this until I saw that there was a bulge on my lower abdomen. I emailed again and the email was ignored (although she copied and pasted it into a later email pretending that she hadn't)
I then Saw Dr Grado April 30th, 2015 and he said it was just swelling. He didn't even come close to me, didn't press on it, just took pictures and released me from his care. I said that I loved the front but that my hips looked weird and that I would like them smoothed out.
He said I could come back in October and he would fix them. In the meantime, I saw my regular doctor for something else and showed him my progress and he said that I had a seroma.
I emailed the photo and then got a run around for a YEAR until I was able to get in to see him. (I had to get bitchy to do that.) He said to make ANOTHER appointment to have it drained and he would fix the dog ear but ONLY on the left. When I went in it was to a normal exam room (non-sterile, carpet, drapes etc,) to have the procedure done. He poked me with a rather large needle all the way into the muscle of my abdominal wall. Nothing came out so they got ready to fix the dog ear. I told him that there was something not right on my lower abdomen even though nothing came out. He then said he wanted me to see a colleague for a second opinion.
ANOTHER time that I thinkI am finally getting something done but end up just wasting time and money. I go see the other doctor and he says I have a fluid filled cyst and dog ears and that he can fix it but it will cost between $3,500 and $7,000. I could have it done in stages under a local anesthesia because it was too extensive to do all at once as too much local anesthesia can kill you.
It sounded like he would be able to make things better.
Once Dr Grado got his opinion, he wanted me to come see him again to make a plan. Since he had just seen me I wanted to discuss over email but he refused, so I had to take another day off work to go see him. Once there he said that he would do the procedure in his office under a local.
This gave me GREAT CONCERN knowing the other doctor said it could kill me and having everything opened up in non-sterile office. I decided at that time he did NOT have my best interest at heart and even though I paid for the procedure once already, I couldn't take the chance of letting him try to fix it. I TOTALLY LOST ALL TRUST!!!
Cedar Rapids Plastic Surgeon

He was great until I needed after care. They all were. Then I got ignored or rescheduled

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