Esther W's Story
“What can one say about Dr. Katzen that has not already been said! I started my weight loss process over 20 years ago. I had severe endocrine disease that caused my weight gain. The disease was “cured”, but the weight remained. In August 2004 I had WLS. I lost 120 lbs. over the next 18 months. I was much thinner, but I still had a body that was an embarrassment with about 40 additional lbs of skin and fat that diet and exercise were not taking off. For any additional changes, I would need reconstructive surgery. I consulted with two other doctors before I met Dr. Katzen. Those first consultations were totally humiliating. Those doctors were hands-off and less than optimistic about what they could do for me.Then I meet Dr. Katzen. From the minute I meet him I felt a sense of comfort that up until then was absent. Dr. Katzen spent as much time with me as I had questions. His responses were straightforward and honest. Dr. Katzen made that dreaded naked exam something not so embarrassing. While pulling here and there Dr. Katzen seemed excited about what he could accomplish through surgery. When he explained the changes he expected to make, over several procedures, I really started to believe that there was hope for the new me! Right then I knew that I had found my surgeon.
I had my circumferential lower body lift in January 2007. The results are dramatic and spectacular. Dr. Katzen is a gifted artist when it comes to his technique and skill in obtaining the best results possible. His beside manner is unmatched and he makes you feel like you are his one and only very special patient. He devotes as much time as needed during his hospital and office visits and is available 24/7. The office staff is also incredible. Every detail is addressed prior to and after surgery. Dr. Katzen had a vision during my consultation and is sculpting the real me. Choosing Dr. Katzen is truly one of the best decisions of my life. I will be forever grateful.”