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My family member recently had surgery with Dr. Black at Cedars. He resected multiple tumors in the brain and the outcome is terrible. The patient's condition only got much worse. What's really frustrating is that every time we talk to him, he keeps repeating generic response and doesn't bother giving you detailed explanation. He doesn't take insurance so we had to pay him cash, about $35,000 estimated. And his opinion keeps changing before and after surgery.
Dr Black is awesome. He removed from me a meningioma as large of a tennis ball in a very delicate part of the brain in 2002. He was the only neurosurgeon that didn't have any concern and gave me all the confidence that I needed to go to surgery right away. After 10 years of perfect normal life, the MRI shows another brain tumor larger than an egg and, even that he's not belong to Blue cross anymore, I didn't hesitate to go to him for a second time. Two difficult surgeries, both craneotomies, both resulting in replacing part of the skull with titanium plates. Thanks to Dr Black I'll be able in May, to walk my only daughter down the aisle. He save my life twice. He's is an angel from God. By the way, I got my second surgery last month, spent only one night at the hospital, and back to work in less than 10 days. Thank you Dr Black, my whole family is very grateful to you. I recommend anybody to Dr Black. You are awesome. You can contact me .Daniel 714-809-1325. God bless Dr Black.
I got brain tumor and found Dr Black through research on the web.He and Dr Ray Chu did successfully the surgery on me and 97% of my tumor was removed without any effect on my normal physical and mental ability. That was amazing. I and my family were very grateful of him and the staff of Cedars Sinai Hospital. I didn't encounter any negative experience as some other claimed and I don't believe in that. Besides, he didn't concern about making money at all by telling me not to worry about payment even though he didn't join any Insurance . I believe his mission is only to cure, to save life do research and sharpen his god-given skill to serve people.
Saw him a few years ago for a consultation and found him to be arrogant and rude. I'd read much about his expertise but was very unimpressed by his demeanor so I went elsewhere for my surgery which went very well.
I saw Dr. Black after a radiologist found something suspicious for glioma on my MRI. He does not accept insurance and required payment upfront before getting into the exam room. He entered the exam room with an assistant (notetaker). After introductions he took us down the hall to view the MRI images. He pulled up the images, pointed at the screen, and said "this is your brain tumor, now lets return to the room." That's it! In the room, he said lets wait 3 months and look at a new scan. I said I was also seeing Doctors at UCLA for an opinion and they ordered a F-Dopa Pet and another MRI. He said the Pet was unnecessary. To "not think about" the brain growth and go live regular life. Appointment 2. I continued the tests at UCLA and they said I needed surgery now (5 weeks after first Dr. Black appointment). Dr. Black looked at the UCLA films and the Pet scan. He said I needed surgery right now. "When should we schedule?," he asked. No thanks. Dr. Liau saved my life and resected my GBM.
Dr. Black removed my brain tumor in 2001. He saved my life. He is an outstanding surgeon. He went out of his way to help a single mom of four kids. 8 years later I am doing great and my kids are so happy to have their mom.
I had a brain tumor removed in Dec. 07' I had 2 different people recommend him to me after I was diagnosed with this tumor. I think He's an amazing neuro-surgeon and deserves all the praise and hype. Thanks to him many people are still alive and well, including me!
Dr. Black was calm and focused on what I was saying. He answered all of my questions and was very patient with a very scared person. He removed a mengionoma tumor from my brainstem with virtually no deficits. The Dr. I saw at UCLA was 4 hours late for his appt. and did not even look at me when he talked to me. Dr. Black was the clear choice.
After being diagnosed with a type of rare, multiple brain tumor, I went to Dr. Black for a second opinion. He was extremely arrogant and said that he didn't have the time to see me, as he only saw "certain types" of brain tumors and that I should have made an appointment with one of his associates instead. Apparently the press he has received has increased his ego. His associate was polite, professional and informative, unlike Dr. Black who treated me as though I had a minor problem and was wasting his time.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Black. He removed my mom's GBM. That was 2 1/2 years ago and she is still with us today. He was very professional and very knowledgeable. We were very comfortable with him and he had no chip on his shoulder. I would recommend anyone to him. He is GREAT!
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