Ratings for Dr. Stanton C. Honig
Dr. Honig did an implant for me three years ago. I must say I am shocked to read the five reviews I’ve just read. While it’s been a couple of years since I last saw him I had a great experience with Dr. Honig. Days after my surgery he went as far as providing me with his cell phone number so I could call him on the weekend. He talked me through me removing a catheter myself. I certainly didn’t notice any tremors in his hands at all. The staff was great and simple parking was free in the garage at St. Raphael’s hospital Campus of Yale. I’m am really sorry to read these reviews and maybe things have changed since I was last there but I thought Dr. Honig was was an amazing and very competent Doctor. He gave me a very important part of my life back and felt lucky to have been his patient. Dr. Hesse, also part of this group has been treating my Dad for years and we have been very happy with him as well.
I made the mistake of choosing Dr. Honig as my urologist. I had an MRI over a week ago, after spending a week in the hospital, I have yet to be contacted by Dr. Honig regarding the results. I wish I read these reviews sooner I would have never chosen this Doctor. First, going to UConn for any procedure is an absolute nightmare, parking is ridiculous, there was no one at the desk when I arrived in the main building to tell me where to go for my MRI. Finally, when I found the radiology dept, after wandering around because there are no signs anywhere to guide you, the only helpful and pleasant person there was Keith. I went in for my MRI and asked for my sedative that I was told would be taken care of my Nurse Karen in Dr. Honig's office, no one knew anything about a sedative. Going to UConn for this MRI was a horrible and exhausting experience, parking, finding the MRI location, as well as no privacy when a nurse in radiology insisted on asking me my health history for her questionnaire in an open office so everyone waiting could hear my personal information, have they not heard of HIPPA? I have since found a new urologist with Hartford Hospital. I went for a procedure there and they are EXCELLENT, very well organized, the support staff is very helpful and pleasant and they don't talk to you out in the open about your health history, they have a private office for that. UConn hospital should be privatized and follow Hartford Hospital's example in treating people, I was never so impressed with a hospital and the way it is run, such a huge difference! I keep calling Dr. Honig's office for my MRI results but have yet to get a response, this is poor. The way I was treated by this doctor and his support staff is just unacceptable! It's like they just don't care, maybe if they were privatized they would!
All residents of Dr Honigs realizes the fact that he has dangerous hand tremors while performing surgery, along with the fact that he's getting too old to perform surgery in a safe way. Ask any resident this, and they will acknowledge it outside of his office. WHY they won't inform UCONN urology about this dangerous problem is beyond me! Patients of Dr. Honigs should at the very least be given the common courtesy of informing them about this. It could prevent them from making the terrible mistake of trusting a doctor who is no longer capable of practicing surgery SAFELY. If any patients of his is thinking of having surgery performed by him, please think again. It could endanger your well-being.
I would not recommend this physician due to the fact that he is in no way qualified to deal with a patient who is in dire need of immediate health care. His prompt response, which can be narrowed to within 20 min to 20 days, in regards to extreme pain. His practice of administering pain medication before surgery consists of Tylenol #3. And finally when in desperate need of emergency care his only question is "what would like me to do about it?". If this is how a medical professional is going to act I would rather suffer through whatever is ailing me then to ever go through the amount of pain I have endured for what was supposed to be a "simple" procedure.
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- State University Of New York At Stony Brook, School Of Medicine (Grad. 1986)
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