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Four years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and lost a total of 160lbs. Although I was extremely happy about the weight loss, I was very disappointed with the amount of extra skin on my body. I had difficulty finding clothes that fit properly and was actually more embarrassed to get into a bathing suit at 170 lbs than I was at 330 lbs, because of all the excess skin.

I started researching various options and doctors and was referred to Dr. Katzen's web site.   I attended one of his seminars and knew immediately that he was the doctor that I had been looking for. I had seen many of his patient's before and after pictures that were very impressive, and met individuals that traveled across the country to attend this particular seminar.  Which was all impressive in itself.  However, it was our one-on-one consultation following the seminar that really made an impact on me.  He explained everything clearly, listened carefully to my questions, and just seemed to understand exactly where I was coming from and what my struggles had been.  

Over the past two months, I have had a circumferential body lift, medial thigh lift and a breast lift/augmentation. His whole staff has been incredible. I was able to reach the staff when needed, and even received a call back from Dr. Katzen on the weekend when a question arose regarding one of my meds.  Everyone has been patient, understanding, and Dr. Katzen continued to be available and comforting throughout this entire process.
Thanks so much!”

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flag | Submitted Feb. 27, 2015

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What more can I say accept for “I love my new Body by Katzen”! I recently had surgery with Dr. Katzen on July 30, 2007.

Thanks to Dr. Katzen and his excellent and knowledgeable staff, I now have the confidence to show off my body the way I see fit.

So many things have changed for the positive in my life because of the confidence that I now have due to Dr. Katzen’s magic hands. My results are so fantastic, all the negative feedback I was getting from friends and family has turned into “How much was it and when can I get it done”.

Dr. Katzen is an extremely detailed person with an honest opinion and he tops it off with a very friendly smile. He took the time to hear me out on everything I expected and made it realistic. Like I said, “I love my new Body by Katzen”. Not to mention his assistants are so great, they worked with me post-op and after my surgery, any questions or concerns I had they were available to me 24 hours.

I’d recommend Dr. Katzen to anyone. He is truly GREAT at what he does, whenever anyone asks me who he is, I tell them Mr. Magic Hands!

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flag | Submitted Feb. 26, 2015

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I can say “thank you” a million times, but in my opinion that does not even begin to convey the impact you’ve had in my life and the tummy tuck you performed on me. The transformation is amazing!! The change in my everyday life is surreal. I can’t believe the new life I am living today. My mood has changed, I am genuinely HAPPY rather than the to be known as the fat jolly girl.

The whole procedure was no where close to what I had imagined and I am glad you gave the confidence and reassurance I needed to have the courage to undergo the “BEST” thing I have ever done for myself. I am almost 40 years old and did not look this great when I was 20. Thank you for giving me back 20 years of my life. When I see my friends that I have known since high school, I’ve been told, “You look so pretty now. What did you do to yourself?”

The slight discomfort if any is not even comparable to my severe menstrual cramps. I’ll be darned if I let that gut grow back. This whole transformation has reprogrammed my attitude towards food, exercise and the importance of my general well-being. Some of someone else’s life simple things are now simple for me too like getting a pedicure. Now, I can just wave my feet in the air rather than struggle turning from side to side because my abdomen was too large and very uncomfortable, not having to hide behind my kids to take a picture in the hope that my gut would go unnoticed. I have a full view of my body and love every minute of my new life. Thank you Dr. Katzen for giving me a “jump start” to a better looking and healthier “me”. You are a wonderful and kind human being and a great and highly ethical surgeon. I had the best of both worlds and may God bless you always so you may continue your mission and those who are treated by you to have the same experience I did, which is beyond belief.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 26, 2015

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My experience with Dr. Katzen has been an extremely positive one. He performed breast reconstruction surgery on me because of prior breast cancer surgery, I had a ruptured implant and pain on the other side (from another doctor). Dr.Katzen replaced both implants so evenly they are 100% better and look prefect. You need that for your self confidence. I can't thank him enough for making me whole again. Also everyone on his staff has gone out of their way to fulfill my request and needs. I am sincerely grateful.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 25, 2015

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First of all I would like to thank Dr. Katzen and his staff for their help and support in answering my questions and taking great care of needs through out this process.
My life has changed a great deal through the weight loss and after having the abdominoplasty. I can now see that the effort and sometimes physical discomfort was well compensated by my results and my new out look for my future and new body.
Much thanks!

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flag | Submitted Feb. 24, 2015

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This is written with the highest regards and thanks. Your kindness during my surgery and recovery process was much appreciated. Your professionalism was unsurpassed. You expect your medical providers to be professional but what was unusual was his level of care and concern. My needs were met promptly my questions and concerns were addressed graciously. This was an awesome undertaking for me. Even though I waited a longtime for approval, I was apprehensive. All of the office put me at ease. You gave me medical answers for what to expect. The aftercare instructions were clear and easy to follow. Then I needed help at home, you arranged someone for me as well. I could not have asked for a better support team.

Once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My family would also like to add a thank you for letting them also be a part of the process. God Bless you all. Please continue the good work.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 24, 2015

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My name is Mike. A couple of years ago I weighed 430 lbs. I was wearing size 6XL. My life was a mess. I had diabetes, depression, sleep apnea and no social life among things, because of my weight I was treated different than people of normal size. It was not pleasant. I tried to not let it get to me but it did. I decided to lose the weight (again). I ate salads, chicken and fish. No fast foods. In little over a year I lost 180 lbs. Now I was faced with a different problem, one that was just as bad or worse than being heavy. I had skin hanging all over me. It hung below my shirt and people again were making remarks about me. I had to do something. A friend of my parents said he knew a doctor I could call to do surgery to remove the skin. I called but could not reach that doctor but someone there gave me the name of Dr. Katzen. I gave his office a call, made an appointment to see him. This appointment was the BEST THING that ever happened to me. Dr. Katzen was so understanding. He knew exactly what I had been going through and told me how he would help me become the person I have always wanted to be. He covered everything I could possibly want to know. He would listen to what I had to say even if I asked him ten times over. He never rushed me or failed to answer any of my questions. I have never met a doctor as gentle, understanding and caring as Dr. Katzen. I did not research the internet or see other doctors. You just know when you have the BEST and I did. Dr. Katzen’s experience and knowledge is second to none. I am so grateful to him and his staff especially Jane who was always there for me.

Dr. Katzen performed a circumferential body lift on me this past July I am now wearing size L shirts and my pants size dropped from size 52 to 40. I cannot tell you how happy I am with my life now. I no longer have diabetes and people treat me so much better. I do not get smug looks and smirks any longer. I am so glad that I found Dr. Katzen. He has been a life saver.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 23, 2015

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Dr. Katzen literally changed my life. After working hard to lose over 150 pounds, I was so disappointed in the way I looked, because I had so much saggy, excess skin, especially around my middle. I met Dr. Katzen and immediately knew he was the best, most qualified, and kindest doctor I had ever met. He performed a circumferential body lift and inner thigh lift on me. He was able to remove 26 pounds of extra skin and fat. Not only is he incredibly talented in plastic surgery, but he genuinely cares about his patients. He responded very quickly to my phone calls and emails. He is a true artist. I am so amazed with my results and sometimes can't believe that beautiful woman in the mirror is me! I can't thank him enough!

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flag | Submitted Feb. 20, 2015

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Dr. Katzen and staff are always helpful in answering any questions and concerns. Jane always has a positive attitude which makes all the difference.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 20, 2015

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I first met Dr. Katzen at an Obesity Help Convention. After interviewing several surgeons I was most impressed with Dr. Katzen’s demeanor. Although I saw how kind he was with potential patients what caught my eye was how loving he was towards his wife and child. I chose Dr. Katzen not only for his humble, kind and compassionate bedside manner but also for his experience and extensive knowledge of the issues unique to post gastric bypass patients. Furthermore, I am also one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and do not accept blood transfusions, Dr. Katzen fully respects my beliefs knowing full well the risks involved with taking me on as a patient.

So far I have had a circumferential body lift and a thigh lift. My recovery has been difficult and longer then I hoped. Dr. Katzen and his staff have been kind to explain and ease my fears, on this journey to redefine me. Dr. Katzen could look at my body and envision the beauty within. I am very grateful that Dr. Katzen and his staff truly care not only during surgery but also during my times of recovery. The emotional support has been invaluable.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 19, 2015



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