Saved After a Long Road Through a Double Mastectomy, Radiation, a Bad Infection, Latissimus Flap & Finally Gummy Bear Implants!

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I truly felt saved after being in Dr. Gabriel's...

I truly felt saved after being in Dr. Gabriel's wonderful hands! After 5 surgeries (with 2 other surgeons), a very bad infection and major complications to follow, I very fortunately found Dr. Gabriel. I walked into his office in tears, feeling like a monster and so hopeless after all I had been through, and was greeted with compassion and the willingness to take on my difficult case. I didn't know how I'd end up but was already so thankful with the new optimistic feelings that I had left that appointment with. Though I was still extremely scared and had some doubt, his warmth, honestly and confidence lifted my spirit and I felt like there was now a chance of feeling more 'normal' again. I had hope again!

My journey with him has taken about 2 years but being patient was so worth it. I'm so ecstatic with my results! I still can't believe how far I've come and that I'm even the same person when I look at my photos! This man is truly a blessing. He's so expert in the field (leading in procedures and technology), extremely caring, compassionate, calming, reassuring and patient...not to mention, a perfectionist! He also checks in on you after you've gone home after a surgery as well as will answer any calls with questions or any hour! And his team is truly remarkable as well! I've felt like part of the family since day one. They all provide their open-armed assistance as well. It's amazing! I never once felt like a nuisance or a burden with all of my questions. They were all always happy to help as well as ease my mind.

As far as my procedures go, he ended up performing a latissimus flap surgery and put in gummy bear implants at the same time (still had an expander on the right side). After that, I had multiple fat graftings and some minor 'nip and tuck' procedures. And then finally, nipple reconstruction! I've also just completed my second round of tattooing and I couldn't be happier!

He has saved me. I went from not being able to stop crying or look in the mirror at myself to gaining my lost confidence back and wearing a bikini on my last vacation! I owe him and his team SO VERY MUCH!! I'll be forever grateful! He is a surgeon god!

PS - I just had an appointment with him (11/16/15) and cried a couple of times.....but these were tears of joy this time! So thankful for the work Dr. Gabriel does and the person he is!
Portland Plastic Surgeon

I can not say enough about how amazing Dr. Gabriel is!

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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