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    Old 10-05-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
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    Question I need feedback on Dr. G. Tobias

    I want to say 'hi' to everyone since I am new to this board. I am seeking info/feedback on Dr. Geoffrey Tobias. I either hear great things or scary things. I recently met with him for a consultation. The consult lasted about one hour or so. He asked me to describe exactly what I see as problems with my nose while I held a mirror. He then shared what he thought needed to be changed about my nose, which was in agreement with I said. Through my research however, since I think I need a lot of work done (shorten nose, shave down bump, shorten wide nostrils, get rid of bulbous part of nose) I thought he'd say that he'll perform an open-rhino procedure. However, he said that he only performs closed-rhino...Can he achieve all that I want done through the closed procedure. Also, when he was taking the 'before' pictures, I wanted him to also take a pic of my left side profile, since it's somewhat different from the right side profile. He said "don't worry, the right side is enough". I was disappointed in that, because as an expert in his field, he should have noticed that the left/right sides are somewhat different. I want to make sure the Plastic Surgeon I choose understands exactly what I want done, but I don't just want to base this on 'before' pics. Otherwise, the consult went ok. He stated that about 5% of his patients require revision, because sometimes there are complications, or unpredictable things that might happen. He does not charge for revision. His general fees are $5,500. The hospital fees will be paid my my insurance company, because he said that I have a broken nose + deviated septum. Any former patients of Dr. Tobias, or anyone who can share info with me about him? This is the biggest decision of my life, and I don't want to have any regrets. Thanks!

     
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    Old 10-05-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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    Thanks moderater...I was inquiring about Dr. Geoffrey Tobias. He has two offices, one in Englewood, NJ and the other in NYC...He is a specialist in closed rhinoplasty procedures. He was selected as one of the best docs in NY 4 years in a row, at least according to my research. I just have a hesitation about him b/c although I am a layperson, i feel that perhaps with my type of nose, I would need an open-rhino procedure. Should I just trust him and have confidence that he knows what he's doing? Any feedback on this PS would be appreciated. Thanks.

     
    Old 10-05-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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    I've heard both good & bad about Tobias over the years. I would also consult with atleast 2 other doctors to get different opinions. Two names that are always mentioned are Tabbal & Pastorek in NYC.

    HTH

     
    Old 10-05-2003, 05:05 PM   #4
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    It's just so convenient to find a doc in NJ b/c of privacy issues and distance. I thought I had a great plan when I found all this good info. on Dr. Tobias, I didn't expect such negative feedback on him from members on other websites...Ukh..what to do, what to do....

     
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    Old 10-06-2003, 04:57 AM   #5
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    It's easier to travel now, when it's a primary, rather than have to travel later.. when it's a revision. If you are hearing the same thing about Tobias on other boards..I would heed the warnings.

    If you get it right the first time..you'll save yourself tons of heartache.

     
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