Dr. Gerald Wittenberg

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Specialty:Oral Surgeon
Website: drwittenberg.com External Link
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Phone:604-873-4585
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 51 reviews. Dr. Gerald Wittenberg has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Oral Surgeon-related: dental implants, tooth removal, TMJ, jaw surgery
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RID: 5642493
11/07/14 5 5 5 5 I had two experiences over the years and both were good. When i was younger, I had wisdom teeth done under anesthetic and I remembered and my mother told me how nervous i was at the time but that the staff and Dr Wittenberg were really calm and friendly and calmed me down. I remember I was eating really quick and had very little swelling and went back to school quick. Over the years, I felt like I was looking too old for my liking and I remembered the pictures in Dr Wittenberg's office showing amazing changes to people's faces. So I went back and went over some changes I needed in my mind anyway and Dr Wittenberg was great and told me to wait on some stuff which was so honest. I had a 'mini' facelift and a cheek pad lift to fix the bags under my eyes. What a great thing. I am hardly a wallflower but I found my confidence level so much more and I just seemed to feel great. Most of my friends just thought I was off from a vacation and my bestie was jealous and decided to see him 
RID: 5577259
24/06/14 5 5 5 5 I live out East and used to live in BC. I had heard such good things about Dr Wittenberg and went over his amazing patient photos on his website and traveled to have surgery with him. His office was so good in answering my questions before I even went for the consult and surgery and they arranged both at the same visit for me. I had chin surgery, jawline and cheek augmentation and I am so happy with how I look and feel. I had no problems at all and they checked up with me to make sure I was fine after surgery. I know there are many facial surgeons but to find one with such a good artistic eye and talent was life changing for me. Dr Wittenberg was so calm and approachable and he made me relaxed as a result. Good experience (considering it was surgery!)  Respond
RID: 5575315
23/06/14 5 5 5 5 I am a patient of Dr. Wittenberg's and recently had a chin surgery and liposculpture. I was tired of my double chin and wanted to look as great as I feel. Of course I was a little nervous about surgery but after meeting Dr. Wittenberg, my questions were answered and I immediately felt at ease. He honestly discussed my options and i felt very well informed. His calming nature and friendly staff made my experience so positive. He is an excellent surgeon who I have recommended to my family and friends. Make an appointment and see for yourself- you won't regret it!  Respond
RID: 5512553
04/06/14 1 1 1 1 I was in a trauma. I was sent from a northern BC community to have my jaw wired by Dr. Wittenberg at Delta hospital. Not only did he charge my parents at the time a 500.00 cash fee in the hospital for a consult. He also failed to complete a proper assessment with appropriate diagnostics. As a result, he missed the fact that my right zygomatic bone was also fractured. Therefore, he poorly wired my jaw with the use of elastics and did not correct my cheek, let alone inform me it too was fractured. It has been 9 years and my face is asymmetrical, I suffer severe TMJ pain as jaw was not set properly, and I am now awaiting to undergo further treatment to correct jaw, bite, and facial symmetry. I am now a nurse by profession and can not believe the care or lack of in which I received.  See Responses
RID: 5436212
30/04/14 5 5 5 5 Very accommodating, I was an out of town patient and he and his staff ensured every step was easy and suited to my schedule; he provided me with a personal contact number for after my surgery if I had any questions, and followed up multiple times post surgery to ensure I comfortable and healthy. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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27/04/14 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 5387291
19/04/14 5 5 5 5 Ectastic! I finally got rid of my triple chins and couldn't be happier. Dr Wittenberg was wonderful. Such a reassuring man and so artistic and calm. He explains it all and his nurses are so genuine and helpful. From the moment I met him to the visits after surgery, I have been so pleased. My friends can't believe it because I look so good but I look so natural like it was 15 years ago. He did a surgery for my friend's daughter years ago and she did so well that I remembered him and went to see him when it was my turn. I really think he is the best at understanding the face and all the structure and skin aging.I had seen someone else years ago and I am glad I waited and found the right person for me. Hope this helps give someone else courage to go see him and feel good about yourself.  Respond
RID: 5326197
04/04/14 5 5 5 5 I have only great things to say about Dr Wittenberg and his staff. I was feeling a bit tired looking and when I researched his web site with all those amazing pictures, I really felt like I could see a natural approach to what I wanted. So I went to see him and I was happy to see everyone so helpful and understanding about what I wanted to do and they took lots of time with me to explain. Dr Wittenberg is so approachable and relaxed and I felt less nervous almost immediately on meeting him. The nurses explained all the details of the recovery and I had surgery in his operating room with a super result. I fixed my sagging jowels and loose wrinkled neck and I couldnt be happier. Painless and so worth it. Everyone just tells me how rested and good I look and they don't even know why. Dr Wittenberg kept saying that he wanted to just put the tissues back to where they came from and not stretch them funny; and he was right. So I am really happy to recommend him anytime  Respond
 
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RID: 4450584
30/01/14 5 5 5 5 My orthodontist referred me to Dr. Wittenberg when I was getting braces as I had a 5.6mm overbite that needed to be corrected. When I met him for the initial consultation, I was impressed by the way the office was run and his staff was friendly and professional. I found Dr. Wittenberg to be highly knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. The surgery went great and I was back to work 5 days later! I’m very happy with the results and I’m astonished how much my smile has improved.  Respond
RID: 4325354
28/01/14 5 5 5 5 No need to hesitate or be trepidatious in your decision to improve your appearance. I can assure you Dr. Wittenberg and his staff will take care of any concerns you may have. The nurses and staff are wonderful, personable and knowledgeable, and care for you every step of the way. I have been a patient of Dr. Wittenberg’s for over a decade, he came highly recommended to me when I turned 40 and was starting to inquire about cosmetic surgery. I have had a few procedures done which required anaesethia and I had no pain and also a speedy recovery! Without a doubt, Dr. Wittenberg is renown for making one look Natural! I absolutely love the results, and the best thing about it is no one knows you’ve had anything done! It’s up to your discretion to tell anyone why you look so Young and Youthful. I highly recommend Dr.Wittenberg for any procedure you are considering. There is no need for a second opinion. When you choose Dr. Wittenberg, you are assured peace of mind and a Better You!  Respond
RID: 4290110
 
24/01/14 3 1 1 1 this 'specialist' is probably one of the worst I have ever met, and I have met quite a few as I have a few major medical complications. I went to Dr. Wittenberg to get my wisdom teeth removed a year ago. A fairly simple, routine procedure that he claims to do many times a week…I have had every possible complication from wisdom teeth removal. Started out with a dry socket, got an appointment with him a few days after the excruciating pain began. Then had a piece of tooth come out of a different spot (this is piece #1 that he left behind). Just recently I have piece #2 come out of the dry socket, he was not helpful at all when I went in (again, got an appointment a few days after the pain started). Not only was he useless, and got me a late appointment, but charged me $100. Overall, he's a cocky, arrogant ass who does not give a**** about his patients. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone for any medical procedures.  See Responses
RID: 3981287
22/01/14 5 5 5 5 It is a rare find to have a surgeon who was so welcoming and kind as well as competent! I had some cosmetic work done and I went in wondering what to expect despite all the good recommendations. Well I was very pleased to meet this marvellous gentleman who took his time to calmly show me and explain all the important parts of the face and then to give me choices for me to think about. No pressure at all and I learned so much as well. The surgery seemed so quick and easy with the sedation and the recovery was as he had told me. The nurses are darling and so friendly. I look forward to my visits and I have recommended him to my good friends. I heartily support him and know you would find the same.  Respond
RID: 3631591
13/12/13 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Gerald Wittenberg through my sister who did her wisdom teeth extractionx4. Since it went great for her I figured I'd go to the same Dr. in hopes of similar results. First of all, I've been holding this surgery back for at least a decade in fear of the pain and discomfort I've seen through other family and friends. I expressed my concern and the good Dr. was very welcoming and warm. The operation room is overlooking a wonderful view of downtown, the water, the mountain. The Dr. consulted very thoroughly about the process with much gusto, even if it is probably his millionth time saying the same thing he took his time and was very friendly. The operation was over the moment it began. I am on day 2 post-surgery, and so far I am doing well. I just wanted to come on here and say that Dr. Wittenberg and especially his wonderful staff is just amazing. They made me feel right at home and the operation was the last thing on my mind. THANK YOU! 
Paid (or co-pay): $1900
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RID: 3624841
04/12/13 3 3 3 3 The surgery went great but I am still recovering from my surgery, so will have to wait to see the best results. 
Paid (or co-pay): $3000
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10/11/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 3600808
09/11/13 5 5 5 5 If you need any cosmetic surhery on your face this is the guy to see. Not. only did I spend time checking it out I had a neckklift and eyelidsurgery and I am super happy. It looks natural and I feel good about having it donem the doctor and staff made me feel like it was ok to improve my look and I sure needed it. Great staff and great doctor.  See Responses
RID: 3585766
24/10/13 5 5 5 5 I don't normally fill in these ratings but in this case will. I had to have wisdom teeth extracted and was apprehensive. Everyone of the staff from Dr. Wittenberg throughout the office were friendly, prompt and totally professional. The explained things well in the consult and the post-op care and follow-up were excellent. The procedure itself was easier than I could have ever imagined. I have no hesitation in whole-heartedly endorsing them.  Respond
RID: 2901215
08/10/13 5 5 5 5 I had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Wittenberg and a few years later I had jaw surgery performed by him too. He was excellent! His office got me in right away for a consultation and even helped with my insurance. Having my wisdom teeth out was very easy. The nurses were so caring. I was hesitant about jaw surgery, but he was very reassuring and knowledgeable, which made me and my family feel comfortable. His staff were so great and helpful throughout the whole process. They were welcoming and really eased any anxiety or worry. Dr. Wittenberg is the surgeon to choose. I would highly recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 2877490
25/09/13 5 5 5 5 Dr.Wittenberg, and his wonderful support staff, are simply amazing in their capacity to meet their patient's needs. From initial consultation, right through to post-surgery check-ups, I was continually amazed at their knowledge and professionalism, and the personal support they provided me. And I am very pleased with the results of my surgery (neck-lift), very pleased indeed! I really couldn't have asked for a better "surgery experience", and I would recommend Dr. Wittenberg, and his incredible staff, to anyone considering surgery!  Respond
RID: 2763083
12/08/13 5 5 5 5 Good experience I had a necklift and finally got rid of my 'old'neck. Dr Wittenberg was easy go talk to and the surgery was a breeze with no pain and only a little bruising. The care by the staff was super and I am now looking at a little bit of juvederm to refresh my eyes that are my only other concern. They certainly are supportive and make you feel safe to be open and honest about what you want to do  Respond
RID: 2740732
29/07/13 5 5 5 5 I went to Dr. Wittenberg for Botox and Voluma and I'm thrilled with the results and with the care I received. Dr. Wittenberg is very accurate and precise as to where to inject for the best results. I've been to other doctors for the same procedure over the years and find that Dr. Wittenberg and his staff have given be the best patient care and results. I WOULD and HAVE recommended him to my friends and family.  Respond
RID: 2709354
15/07/13 4 5 5 5 This was my first time having any sort of surgical procedure and I was very happy with Dr. Wittenberg and his staff. I had a lot of questions about liposuction and he was able to walk me through the surgery and make me feel comfortable about the process. The results were excellent and met the expectations that we had discussed which is important. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Wittenberg my entire experience was excellent!  Respond
 
28/04/13 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2614861
11/04/13 1 1 1 1 NEVER AGAIN! I had oral surgery when I was 15. Dr Wittenberg and his staff tried to convince me I should get a nose job and a chin implant while I was in. Luckily my parents were there to say no. The surgery and recovery was horrific, and I spent 10 years dealing with the repercussions. After my surgery my jaw did not open at all, and my parents spent thousands of dollars on specialists and oral physiotherapy. I ended up having 2 more surgeries just to fix what Dr. Wittenberg had done.  See Responses
 
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RID: 2557959
12/02/13 5 5 5 5 I had jaw surgery and I am super happy with the results and with the way I was treated by Dr Wittenberg and his great staff. Everytime I went there, they were very friendly and easy to talk to. Dr Wittenberg really took his time with me looking carefully at my face and jaw structure and teeth. He explained the reason why my jaw grew that way and how the surgery could help the orthodontist fix it. His pictures of so many patients were amazing and the surgery was so much easier than I imagined. I ate almost normal food in 3 days and had only some swelling for a few days. My family was amazed. I look so different but kinda like me just better. I am so pleased. He is a super doctor.  Respond
RID: 2525537
08/01/13 3 2 3 4 Please be aware when choosing this surgeon. I went in there for a consultation about maxillofacial and ended up getting a complete "work around" about my face. Cheekbone surgery, chin surgery, jawline surgery were added into the mix and he did a great job of convincing me I needed it. I am self employed and don't have insurance so I paid everything out of pocket - $40,000. His staff were supposed to work with my provinces health care system in regards to the maxillofacial surgery to recover some expense, but did not follow up. Thus, losing out on a potential $6000 cash back. I come from out of province just to see this guy and he makes me wait 20 minutes, and then gives me 5 minutes of his time and says bye. He has a great way of convincing you that you need surgeries you don't need. After having all this work done, I, along with many of my friends and family say that I looked better before. The implants he used became infected and when told, he did not care. I would avoid this guy.  See Responses
 
12/12/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2462464
31/10/12 5 5 5 5 had easy surgery. nurses held my hand for iv and were super nice. Doctor was nice guy, easy going and highly recommended by a few friends. Had a chin surgery and jawline surgery and they fixed some work done by another guy from before. really pleased with the result. talked a lot before surgery and got good feeling doctor knows his stuff. he used a mirror to show me what was going to happen and described my face so i could see some things i never thought of before. kinda artistic overall description of how my face developed and how it could be changed if i wanted to. anyway, happy with everything.  Respond
 
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RID: 1709821
09/02/12 5 5 5 5 Had wisdom tooth extracted and an implant. Dr W has an excellent dr/patient demeanor. He explains everything before and during the procedure -- lessens stress. Little or no discomfort was experienced during and after the procedures -- this speaks highly of his level of professionalism/competence.  Respond
 
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RID: 1661779
 
15/12/11 4 4 3 2 I would strongly advise caution when considering any procedure with this doctor. I had lower and upper jaw surgery and it did not go well at all. Immediate recovery was horrible, the hole in the roof of my mouth did not heal for months. I suffered multiple sinus infections, and was sick for over a year. A CT scan ordered by another ENT showed artificial bone implants that had not taken and were loose in my sinus cavity. Dr. Wittenberg operated again, and things seemed to improve for a while, then symptoms returned. Another CT scan revealed there was STILL a loose implant floating around. Luckily another ENT was able to remove it wihout surgery, and I'm finally starting to feel normal again - but after about five years! I still have problems with a lump of muscle under my chin that spasms whenever I'm tired, which is quite uncomfortable. Overall this experience has really affected my health, I'm not the same person I was. I really regret having this surgery. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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RID: 1553291
04/10/11 5 5 5 5 You won't find a more caring, nuturing and professional surgical team! Dr.Wittenberg has excellent technical skills and a friendly disposition that instantly made me feel comfortable. Sheri is very reassuring holding your hand and guiding you through all the procedures and follow up. The whole team is approachable and responsive to your needs. Am very happy to have found this group who have made me look an amazing 10 years younger - woohoo!  Respond
RID: 1519268
22/08/11 5 5 5 5 I don't usually write reviews,but I wanted to help others find a great doctor since it is so hard to find really good surgeons and Dr. Wittenberg is superb in my view. I have had another surgery in the past and I wish I had known about Dr Wittenberg a long time ago. He is great, his staff is great, (even the view is great). They always smile, they actually treat you like a real person and listen to what you say along with great followup after surgery. I actually like to go back for my followup appointments. Needless to say ,the surgery went really well, the result is amazing if I say so myself. They explain, they teach you and most important, they CARE. Hope his helps get you to go there because it sure will be worth it to you.  Respond
RID: 1431852
03/05/11 5 5 5 5 I had a genioplasty (movement of my chin bone) done recently with a blepharoplasty. (eyebrow lift) I can't tell you how awesome Dr. Wittenberg and his team were and are. I work in healthcare, so I know how careful you must be with physicians etc. When I first met Dr. Wittenberg, I was immediately put at ease. This man is so knowledgeable and personable. He answered all my questions and made me feel like I was important and understood about my desire to change some things. I did have a minor issue post operatively, but both Dr. Wittenberg and his team rectified this quickly and efficiently. I would recommend this man for any procedure you want, especially regarding oral/facial surgeries. He is fantastic and I am so happy with the outcome. I just had to write this about him. 
Paid (or co-pay): $15800
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19/12/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1310608
 
08/12/10 3 2 3 2 The staff are nice. However, Dr. Wittenberg is a horrible doctor. If you are seeking anything cosmetic RUN!!!!! And if you are going in for another issue, as I was and he tries to talk you into a cosmetic procedure RUN!!!! He does not have a good reputation with other Maxillofacial or plastic surgeons. He wrote a letter to my doctor which specifically stated he put in a different type of implant (silastic), instead of what he did use - medpor ( a very difficult implant to remove). My doctor realized he had been lied to once I was on the OR table getting Dr. Wittenberg's shoddy work fixed. I wouldn't even be writing this but he is now advertising on a local radio station and I would hate to have anyone go through what I have endured. What he did to me was beyond bad. Because he is now advertising I am contemplating making a formal complaint against him with the college. PLEASE FIND SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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RID: 1290809
10/11/10 5 5 5 5 Had my wisdom teeth out and jaw surgery done by Dr W 23 years ago. He was awesome, I was eating rare steaks within a week of jaw surgery, hardly any bruising at all. When I went to my orthodentist a week after surgery, he asked when I was having the surgery because you couldn't even tell I had the surgery, there were no visible signs on my face.  Respond
RID: 1287268
05/11/10 5 5 5 5 Wow, I thought he was great and the staff too. So friendly and made me comfortable. I had my wisdom teeth removed at his Richmond office and it went so much better than my friends. Then I just had jaw surgery on both the top and bottom and my chin. I was kinda afraid but it was so good. Even the hospital was ok. I had no pain and I was eating almost normal food by 5 days later and much less swelling than I thought. He is so gentle and nice and my orthodontist said the result is perfect. I like how i look! Anyway, go see him, you will like him and everyone told me I was lucky to have do my surgery  Respond
RID: 1264394
04/10/10 2 2 2 2 I had my jaw and cheekbones and wisdom teeth done by Dr. Wittenberg. Lets start of with the wisdom teeth, from what i've heard from friends is that after getting put to sleep and gotten wisdom teeth removed they let you sober up for a bit and let you relax on the chair for a while, until you feel okay to walk. I literary got rushed out to the point that i had to get carried to my car by my mother, I could barely stand! and resulted in my passing out on the parking lot floor. The jaw surgery seemed to be doing fine until a few months ago i noticed clicking in my jaw when i eat, turns out i might need another jaw surgery. In terms of the cheek bones, he told me i would need them which i highly doubt!!! I have had countless problems with my cheekbones and am seriously considering removing them and regret getting them. Thought it would be the best thing for me since my doctor told me cheek bone implants would look better after the surgery :S 
Paid (or co-pay): $13000
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RID: 1219973
01/08/10 5 5 5 5 My daughter had jaw surgery both top and bottom jaw last month and her recovery went so smoothly. Dr. Wittenberg and staff made sure we were very prepared for the hospital stay and recovery. We never expected no pain or bruising. My daughter loves the results and her new chin. I know our orthodontist will not work with any other oral surgeon. I really recommend Dr. Wittenberg.  Respond
RID: 1215475
26/07/10 5 5 5 5 I had several cosmetic surgeries done by Dr. W and I can tell you he is a superior facial surgeon. I live half time in LA and I heard of him from a surgeon down here. He has a great reputation and I love the natural looking results. I had brow, eyes, jawline and facelift and I look completely refreshed and feel great. I love my jawline especially. He explained everything and took good care of me throughout. Highly recommend him - my friend is already going there once she saw my result. Great experience.  Respond
RID: 1180673
01/06/10 4 5 5 5 I had all 4 wisdoms removed & had a great experience. Not alot of swelling, no problems with the area, etc. I thought he was very friendly - put me at ease as I had never had any surgery before. He was friendly as was his staff - they were helpful, comforting. I wish I could have seen him after I woke up from my sedation but I'm guessing he was with the next person. But I had a great experience and my recovery was minimal. I was eating solids the next day!  Respond
RID: 1172440
18/05/10 4 4 1 1 I had jaw surgery with implants I did not need. I got a terrible infection and had to have the implants removed. he used a material that became infected easily that another doctor told me was no longer recommended for use. he is a dental surgeon and i would not recommend him for cosmetic procedures at all. My orthodontist thought he moved my jaw too far as well but I am not so unhappy with that as with his hard sell on bad implants. 
Paid (or co-pay): $15000
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RID: 1073606
09/01/10 5 5 5 5 My cosmetic experience was superb. He was the only one who actually explained the anatomy of my problem and gave me options. Quite the opposite of many others i saw for consultation. Asked around and he is highly experienced and has a tremendous reputation. highly recommended by my doctor too. Very comfortable with him and staff. They go out of their way to explain things. Results speak for themselves and I love my rejuvenation. Natural and 'looks like me'. Go see him, you will be happy  Respond
RID: 1064177
27/12/09 4 3 2 1 Awful doctor, do not use him for any type of cosmetic procedure. He really is not a good person to see, I think he is a bit of a predator. He talks you in to procedures that are not needed. I have had to see several plastic surgeons to fix his work. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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RID: 949553
28/07/09 5 5 5 5 he was very very helpful. Now me and my daughter are more comfterble with the idea of Jaw Surgery. 
Paid (or co-pay): $240
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RID: 937791
15/07/09 4 4 5 5 He is a very caring doctor, my daughter had 4 wisdom teeth out in one surgery and it was done with such a touch that she recovered within 3 days.  Respond
RID: 908706
09/06/09 5 5 5 5 My daughter was referred to Dr Wittenberg and I was very apprehensive about her jaw surgery. She breezed through her jaw surgery with the only bruise being from the nurse giving her an IV. There was much less swelling than we anticipated and she was eating soft foods immediately and ate normally after 2 weeks. The results of the surgery met our expectations and more. Dr Wittenberg did and excellent job (pulled 6 of her teeth as well) and his staff were very informative, efficient and caring!  Respond
RID: 901570
01/06/09 5 5 5 5 I had cheek implants and a chin reduction and am just ecstatic at what a great job Dr. Wittenberg did. He has an eye for perfection and was very knowledgeable about the symmetry of one's face and how to best bring about harmony. His assistant Sherri is very warm and helpful. Would definetly recommend him to anyone contemplating getting any facial surgery.  Respond
RID: 901378
31/05/09 2 4 2 3 For wisdom teeth and jaw surgery great, but DO NOT get rheinoplasty from Dr. W! He did a horrible job (uneven, scarring, bumpy etc) and while the staff were welcoming and warm before the surgery, they can't get you out quick enough after, if you're unhappy. Two other dr.s have since confirmed he did not use the best techniques - so expensive follow up surgery was needed. Do not think he's properly liscenced to do complex Rhinoplasty either - do yourself a favour and go to someone else!  Respond
RID: 735602
03/12/08 5 5 5 5 Charming, helpful, excellent, superbright, good communicator..are words I would use for him. Referred for jaw surgery for my daughter, who was scared stiff..until she met Dr. Wittenberg, then it was like she felt so comfortable and trusting that the surgery was guaranteed to go well..and it did. The orthodontist had told us that not only did Dr. Wittenberg have 'good hands', but he was top of his class and knew orthodontics as well as he did! Of course the surgery was frightening to consider, but it went perfectly, quick recovery, minimal swelling, and my daughter looks so good. Apparently, Dr. Wittenberg has quite an artistic eye and the cosmetic looks at the end are always good; but the bite was great (that was why we did it)and so we are all very happy with Dr. Wittenberg. Hope everyone has such a good experience as we did.  Respond
RID: 642769
18/07/08 4 4 5 5 I had the best possible experience having 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I never felt a second of pain. I didn't even feel the IV. I think the most uncomfortable part was the anticipation. I would absolutely recommend Dr Wittenburg. I've heard some bad stories about swelling, but I had none! I had booked a few days off work, but I ended up going to a cocktail party that evening (didn't eat the solid food).. Exceeded expectations. I know he does push a lot of patients through, but he took the time to answer all my questions.  Respond
RID: 602751
31/05/08 5 5 5 5 Had jaw surgery done and was out and about the next day with no problem (with some bruising which is to be expected). The receptionist was great with me and remembered me. I did not get my wisdom teeth pulled by dr wittenburg but the surgery was fantastic. I just felt a little drowsy post-op, with very min. pain and was a little shocked by the swelling but all in all i was impressed.  Respond
RID: 517976
19/02/08 5 5 5 5 Yes I think Dr. Wittenberg really cares about his patients. Had Jaw surgery and both the nurse and Dr. Wittenberg followed my recovery very closely. If I had any questions I got a response very quickly. Things went much better that I explected. Most importantly my results were 'perfect' according to my dentist. My Orthodontist will only work with Dr. Wittenberg since he says they have less pain, less swelling and better cosmetic appearance in addition to the super care. He has tried other surgeons in the past he says and 'no comparison' was his words. Hope this helps someone feel better about surgery. Scary idea but after it was done, felt very happy I did it.  Respond
RID: 467769
19/12/07 3 5 5 5 I agree that the receptionist wasn't very helpful. Maybe she was very busy at the time? I think Dr. Wittenburg is very caring and he answered all my questions. I had my four wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago and I have to say it was one of least painful dental procedures I have ever had. And it only took approx. 25 minutes! So far no complications yet. There has been slight discomfort but overall I'm very satisfied with the surgery. Just MAKE SURE you follow all the intructions and you'll be fine!  Respond
RID: 396309
02/09/07 1 2 1 3 I have to strongly disagree with the other comment. My daughter had her wisdom teeth out by Dr. Wittenberg and she had continual vommiting for 4 days!!! After calling him many times, the only person to respond was a receptionist with NO help at all. Since then 2 of my other children have had their wisdon teeth out by a DIFFERENT oral surgeon and the degree of service and care was night and day. My daughter will require jaw surgery this year and we told our orthodontist that there was NO way that we would consider Dr. Wittenberg in the treatment picture. I think the only thing Dr. Wittenberg cares about is pushing though lots of patients!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $1675
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RID: 378522
03/08/07 5 5 5 5 Exceptional patient care. Dr Wittenberg truly cares about his patients. Helpful and kind staff. Very satisfied with surgical results.  Respond
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