Cindy R's Story
“Dr. Katzen to me was a true Godsend! After having Gastric Bypass in 2007 and successfully losing 156 lbs. I found myself contemplating having plastic surgery to remove the excess skin that I had been left with. I didn’t have the financial means to pay for it out of pocket but I had heard that it was a possibility that insurance might cover some procedures in extreme cases.As I did more research, I came across Dr. Katzen’s name on the Obesity Help website; I read many of the reviews and testimonials on the website from previous patients and I was very impressed. At that time, he was the most reviewed surgeon on there with something like 180 reviews while all the other doctors combined only had about 40. I knew that so many people couldn’t be wrong so I RSVP’d to attend one of his upcoming seminars.At the seminar, I was absolutely blown away by the outpouring of love and gratitude that all of his previous patients expressed for Dr. Katzen. During my private consultation with him he made me feel very comfortable and secure as he showed me what his vision of my post-op body would look like. He answered every question I had and shared with me his thoughts on what procedures I would likely be a good candidate for, some of which I had not even considered because I thought they were way beyond my reach. I remember walking away that day full of confidence and excitement, not only because there was a real possibility for me to have the excess skin removed, but also because I felt that I had found the man that was going to help me through the journey.
Thanks to Dr. Katzen and his staff’s hard work just 2 months after my first consultation I got the amazing news that my insurance had approved all the procedures that the doctor felt I needed. I was overjoyed! I remember jumping up and down from the excitement. Dr. Katzen did a Circumferential Body Lift and a Medial Thigh Lift for me in July of 2009 and most recently he preformed my Brachioplasty. The results have forever changed my life! I now understand why his patients were so grateful. During both of my recoveries Dr. Katzen made himself available to me day and night. I remember one instance when I had an allergic reaction to one of the medications I had been prescribed and Dr. K answered my concerns in the middle of the night. That kind of personal attention is unparalleled. I could not ask for anything more from a surgeon. I love you Dr. Katzen and will forever be grateful for everything you have done for me.”