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Dr. Gartner is not even worth one star but I have no choice if I want to write a review. I went to have a consultation for a surgery that is going to go through my insurance for multiple reasons of medical necessity. It was so great to find out that Dr. Gartner was in network with my insurance and also affiliated with the hospital system I work for. I was excited for this consultation based not only on those two reasons but also because he has such great reviews and looks like he does great work. The consultation started out just fine but went downhill fast. The more he spoke the more awful it became. Have you ever been in such shock or amazement (in a bad way) that you just simply did not know what to do? That was me. 90% of my consultation was Dr. Gartner talking about money and himself. He repeatedly told me how my case would not be worth his time. He would not make enough money off of me and that there were other procedures he could be doing that would take up far less of his time vs. my several hour procedure in which he says the insurance will not pay him nearly enough for his work done or his time spent. I was nearly laughed at when I asked if the surgery could be done at the hospital I work for the same hospital that HE has privileges at and instead was told that he would only do the procedure at his out of network surgical center for which I would need to give him thousands of dollars for a deposit. I get it you want to make money but seriously where is the empathy? I'm there to consult with a medical professional (a surgeon none the less!) about a medically necessary surgery NOT a cosmetic surgery and all that he can talk about is how much money he needs to make for it to be worth it for him. Disgusting and disgraceful. Why stay contracted with the insurance company? Why be affiliated with a hospital you don't want to perform surgeries at? I kick myself for not walking right out of the office!!!
I have recently undergone a bilateral breast reduction performed by Dr. Gartner. From the first consultation, he explained the benefits and the risks associated with this procedure, and I felt 100% confident that he would successfully and carefully be the surgeon for me. I had a positive and caring experience with his staff, from the receptionist to the anesthesiologist, and although it;s only been 1 month since the procedure, the results are already apparent. For several years, I contemplated having this procedure, due to neck, shoulder and back pain, and the limitations that having oversized breasts can cause for a woman. I am confident that I can now move forward in my career as an early childhood teacher, without the worry of being limited in my activities with my students. Not only will my job performance improve, but also the every day activities that I have enjoyed in the past -including exercising without pain!!!
Dr. Gartner is widely sought after and believes that physical enhancement should be available to everyone.
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- Dr. Michael Gartner is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is fully trained in all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery enhancement. He specializes in the most advanced minimal scarring techniques which give you the quickest recovery. Dr. Gartner is one of a few plastic surgeons in the country who perform scar-less breast augmentation through the bellybutton (trans-umbilical-Breast Augmentation), scar-less breast reduction, minimal scar facial rejuvenation and gluteus enhancement (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Gartner takes the time necessary with each individual patient to give you the enhancement you desire. BOARD CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Plastic Surgery American Board of Surgery Fellow, American College of Surgeons MEMBERSHIPS American Society of Plastic Surgeons New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons American College of Surgeons American College of Surgeons New Jersey Chapter American Medical Association Cambridge Who's Who Strathmore's Who's Who HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ Paramus Surgery Center, Paramus, NJ Centra-State Medical Center, Freehold, NJ OTHER ACHEIVMENTS Selected by Consumer's Research Council of America to be listed in "Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons" 2004.2005. & 2006 editions Cambridge Who's Who Strathmore's Who's Who
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- Located in Paramus, New Jersey, Specializing in all aspects of Facial and Body Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Breast Augmentation, Smart-Lipo, Mommy Makeover, Brazilian Butt Lift, Rhinoplasty
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