Dr. Frederick Dirbas

Doctor (MD)

Location:
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Gender:M
Specialty:Oncologist / Hematologist
Website: med.stanford.edu/profil... External Link
Practice: Stanford Hospital And Clinics
Hospital: Stanford
Phone:650-498-5710
Med. School:Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Grad. Year: 1985

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 13/01/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 11 reviews. Dr. Frederick Dirbas has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Oncologist / Hematologist-related: cancer, lymphoma, anemia, sickle cell, breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, leukemia, blood disease, tumors, radiation, chemotherapy, CML
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RID: 5220180
03/03/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Dirbas is AMAZING!! Thoughtful, caring, kind and compassionate, Dr. Dirbas spends a lot of time with each patient, answering questions and addressing concerns, explaining everything. I have already recommended Dr. Dirbas to my friends and will continue to do so. Thank you!  Respond
RID: 2675298
10/06/13 5 5 5 5 I cannot imagine a better surgeon than Dr. Dirbas: compassionate, careful, respectful, specific, skillful,and, in general an intelligent mensch. This man cares! Follow up was good, too. Sometimes late, but when he takes so much care with each patient, he's worth waiting for. (Ladies: Don't complain about lateness when you are dealing with your mortality! Just allow more time.)My insurance (starts with a B) was horrible--luckily, I turned 65 and the last 1/2 was on AARP - excellent. 
Insurance: AARP
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RID: 2665812
29/05/13 5 5 5 5 Surgeon Dr. Frederick Dirbas is The Doctor. He has it all: brilliant mind, gold hands, and warm heart. Dr. Dirbas approach dealing with my rare medical problem - fast growing giant breast mass - was the best that patient would want – very cautious, thoughtful, and well plan prepared. His staff is incredibly helpful and very professional. You cannot wish for a better care. Doctor Dirbas is definitely The Surgeon you can trust with your life.  Respond
 
13/01/13 SYSTEM: Specialty changed from "Surgeon" to "Oncologist / Hematologist" 
RID: 2434641
27/09/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Dirbas is very knowledgeable and caring . He was very clear in explaining the risks and rewards of each possible treatment I might choose.He did a very hard case of lumpectomy on my breast since it was very difficult to get clear margins. He did a great job and saved my breast. 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 1732124
08/03/12 5 3 5 5 Dr Dirbas is the most professional, knowledgeable surgeon I've ever met. I am sure that my cancer was "run of the mill" but he treated me like I was the most important patient he'd ever seen. I wouldn't want to inflate his ego..but really all MD's pale in comparison! 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 1504592
04/08/11 5 4 5 5 The surgery this doctor performed was exactly what I asked for. There were no surprises in the end; no short-cuts or complications after the operation. He is professional, but with a pleasant slightly humorous bedside manner. Dr. Dirbas was attentive to my comfort during office visits as well as post-operative; he provideds warm fuzzy blankets for patients in exam rooms! He actually said "...if you're not happy, I'm not happy." Well, I have to tell you, I am exceedingly happy with the results of my surgery that Dr. Dirbas 'fixed' to make me feel normal again! He is a genius with a purpose...and he seems driven to excellence. Staff and support people at the clinic are also friendly and efficient. What else can I say... except my decisions were respected and my reasoning and input were accepted as valid by Dr. Dirbas's team. Bravo!  Respond
 
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 967319
19/08/09 5 4 5 5 Having many years of experience working with physicians, some are good and a few are exceptional- Frederick M. Dirbas,M.D. is exceptional. One of the most well- rounded surgeons I have had the pleasure of working with. He works with the patient, respecting the patient, does not rush, takes all the time it takes to assist them in understanding their condition, available procedures and outcomes, all with great empathy. The most professional of professionals. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 713862
01/11/08 5 4 5 5 He performed my bilateral mastectomy, he did a great job and I had no complications. He worked together with my reconstructive surgeon so I had the best possible outcome. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 677112
01/09/08 5 4 5 5 Dr. Dirbas listened and responded to my questions, without seemed to be rushed; every question I asked was treated as important. During my time with Dr. Dirbas I felt that he was focused on me and my treatments. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 481921
 
11/01/08 3 2 2 3 I found scheduling to be very difficult. Although I continued my care in the hope of improvement. My return to work from my medical leave was not manged well and I found this doctor to lack consideration and thoughtfulness in this regard. I have not done my follow up care with Dr. Dirbas due to his lack of compassion as well schedule issues which were ongoing. I see another doctor for my follow up. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $3000
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RID: 407442
27/07/07 4 5 5 Dr. Dirbas saved my breast with a lumpectomy when all the other doctors wanted me to have a mastectomy. He is kind and gentle. Listened to my concerns more than anyone else. Dr. Dirbas is very serious and professional. One of the best!  Respond
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