Dr. Metzinger & Staff Are Knowledgeable, Compassionate & Competent over All Others! - Metairie, LA

Dr. Metzinger literally gave me my life back! Any...

Dr. Metzinger literally gave me my life back! Any woman who has had breast implants from over ten years ago must read my story... I had saline breast implants under the muscle back in 1995 by a great doctor in Baton Rouge. He has since passed away. I started feeling a little "achey" around 2005. My hands felt arthritic and my lower back was starting to hurt. By and by, I decided to visit a rheumatologist. He ran several tests and had a MRI done on my lower back. Nothing was wrong! Puzzled, I would continue to see him as my symptoms became worse. He diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia! Over the years things became so bad that I couldn't sit, stand or walk for too long. My husband and I divorced because I just didn't "feel like" going anywhere. (We never really thought it was the "fibromyalgia.") I was awarded social security disability and went from a respected respiratory therapist with a very nice home and family to doing nothing at all (except watching tv and sleeping all day.) From 2013 until now, I visited with a doctor who specializes in Fibro 3 hours away. Since I couldn't ride for that long, I would stay at a hotel in the middle then continue the next day to my appointment. I have had every test run known to mankind and have taken every drug, even for "off label" purposes. It was all trial and error. I became so miserable that I gave it all to Jesus... I was done. About two months ago, I brought my mom into see Dr. Metzinger for her eyelids interfering with her vision. The Dr. and I started chatting and I mentioned that I had breast implants. He asked who did them and when did I have it done. When I said "1995," his eyes opened wide. He proceeded to show me pictures of implants he had removed along with the "capsule" or scar tissue. My jaw dropped. They were full of fungus! He told me that these ladies complained of aches, pain & stiffness like fibromyalgia. I then jumped in and told him about my history. He slowly shook his head and explained that back then the implants were only warrantied for 10 years. The saline implants had valves on them and become leaky over time. He was willing to bet that my implants were the cause of my illness. Well, I looked at it this way: regardless, it was time to take them out, so I scheduled my surgery right away. Now two years prior I did call the office where my first doctor worked and asked the nurse if they had to come out. She told me "No, as long as you're not having any problems." Dr. Metzinger said "But you ARE having problems." I guess I was just thinking in terms of how they looked and felt. Not my other issues. After my surgery last week, Dr. Metzinger found a calcified mass the size of a man's fist under my left implant. It was so hard that he had to cut it off my chest wall! It was also present inside the bag. He cleaned me out put in drain ports, took biopsies, cut out the scar tissue and sent it all to pathology! Now I don't know what they will find, but it will be something that should not have been there! I began to feel better immediately! After 10 years of just existing, I was almost scared to think I was better. Ladies, please, if you're feeling fatigued or like you're living with the flu, and you have implants START with Dr Metzinger! Some women are actually allergic to the bag which is silicone. Yes, silicone is safe, but for how long? This intelligent man knows what he's talking about. I always thought contaminated implants were rare... not so! I've seen the many pictures to prove it. I am proof myself. He is very friendly and the staff is outstanding. The nurse even called to check on me everyday including the WEEKEND! Today's implants are good for 20 years and are prefilled and inserted not with a sterile gloved hand, but with an instrument that is definitely sterile. I hope that my testimony helps many of you. I would never consider another doctor, ever. Thank you Dr. Metzinger, for literally giving me a life!! Lauren Denham Springs, La

11 Week Update

I wanted to update viewers about my experience with Dr. Metzinger and his staff. My insurance company approved my claim request. This didn't come easy; I had no idea of the difficulty invoked! Without hesitation, the office administrator came to my rescue! What an exceptional person. 99% of other managers would not have even considered helping me. When I gave my illness to Jesus to handle, He led me not only to Dr. Metzinger, but to a family of caring people. His head nurse and office administrator even helped me file for FEMA assistance when my house flooded!

I've been to many doctors and had many procedures and I have never come across such a prodigious group!

Dr. Metzinger is very informative. He is ready to answer any questions. Best of all, he is a great listener. I went into my preop appointment with a long list of questions. I found myself checking them off one by one as he explained everything. By the time he was finished, I laughed bc I had no more questions! He doesn't "sugarcoat" anything and I appreciate his candor. He is truthful and backs everything up with facts. (Don't let his picture intimate you...he's a big teddy bear!) My outcome was perfect!

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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