I Can Drive Safely and That's All the Matters - Saint Petersburg, FL

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I woke up one day last September and discovered my...

I woke up one day last September and discovered my eyelids had sank. It was seriously that drastic. My eyes looked as if I had been crying all night. My eye doctor recommended a surgeon who I immediately took a liking to. He tried different medicines thinking I was allergic to something but nothing worked. Driving was a pain because I was having to tape my eyelids up to perform that task to get to work. As the day progressed, the eyelids would ease up with the weight and driving was made easier.

The anesthesia took 2 hours (I did get extra anesthesia), the procedure 15 minutes. I had a little pain afterwards but nothing to write home about. I noticed the difference immediately after the procedure. Three weeks have gone by and the weight of each eyelid still exists. No, it's not as heavy as before when I drive which is super but the appearance is the same. I'm not 20 anymore so looks aren't everything but sometimes when I can barely open them talking to someone, I wonder, in retrospect, why I did it. I'm glad I tried it because I would always wonder but still....

The eyes haven't changed much...

The $2,000 included the anesthesia.. I paid off the remainder of my insurance deductible for the year which was close to $700. My insurance company was billed a little over $800. Having worked in healthcare for so long though, I know that what I am told is the total is different than what the insurance company is told. I taped up my eyelids to drive to work because they were to heavy thus the surgery. This week, I've only had to tape them up once so that is an improvement. I see little to no difference in the appearance. I called the office and was told that that is normal. The thing is.. there are no guarantees and if the heaviness wasn't normal, I would just have to try something else. Before the surgery, you undergo a vision test twice: once with your eyelids taped up and once without. So for those of you who have never heard of taping, you will definitely find out en route to upper eyelid surgery. I'm still on the fence as to whether it was worth it.
Prabin Mishrah, M.D.

awesome! I just adore this guy... easy manner to him, very charming and kind. He seemed to understand my fear of needles. My only complaint would be that yes.. I was told that the process would take 15 minutes but the time it took for anesthesia was not explained. Should I have ask? I guess but when I say, 'how long does it take?" The answer could have been more truthful. After all, you can't drive home and you have to count on someone to drive you BACK home and when you tell that person 15 minutes, it makes you out to be a liar. Count on a few hours.

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
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
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