Ratings for Dr. Melvin Abend
One of THE best doctors I've ever known. Takes his job seriously (as should be when it comes to surgery), warm bed-side manner, genuine compassion backed by years upon years of experience. I have to say, when I was first referred to him, I was nervous being that he was a bit older. However, I now realize that is what you want in a surgeon - someone who has been around and seen mostly everything. He is one of the few doctors that can even provide a healthy knowledge in other areas of medicine as well. Very well-rounded doctor. Staff is wonderful; everyone is helpful and makes you feel comfortable. I had a desmoid tumor removed from my pelvic area which took out most of my muscle mass replacing it with reinforced mesh implants. Nearly 2 yrs later, I am well and expecting again in 3 months! Dr. Abend is very direct in how he talks, so you should expect that in his demeanor. But to me, that is what you need when experiencing a surgery. A+ for Abend and his staff!
What a horrible experience. After going for a second opinion on a surgery gone wrong ends up doing nothing. Does not want to do repeat surgery (even though pain doctor said that's only solution) because "there's a chance for repeat hernia". (probably does not know how to operate). Tells me to pull down pants to show him where it hurts. Funny, at Spine Center in 5 minutes they diagnosed nerve block. Buck naked stares up and down, asking "where?". Says, he may "chemically 'kill' the nerve". Does not even bother reviewing my medical records (probably too lazy to read) Says "there's nothing I can do to help you". Then fusses that the insurance did not pay his obscene $285 consultation fee. For doing nothing! Who gave this creep a license to practice medicine? Do not risk going there!! I will be in pain forever!!
I had my mastectomy done by Dr Abend in 1990. I still see him once a year for my check ups. Because of insurance, I had to stop seeing him for about 5 years. I was so unhappy during that time. I've never had anyone to give me such a feeling of confidence as I fought the disease. He took time early on to council my husband and myself after hours in his office. We knew exactly what to expect when the time came. He is extraordinary, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Dr. Abend has been my surgeon for over 15 years. Due to my medical condition, I have been in the operating room with him "several" times. His bedside manor is exemplary, his knowledge is exceptional and expertise is extraordinary! I have seen MANY doctors over the years, Dr. Abend is most definitely a gem! I highly recommend him!
Dr. Abend is the best breast surgeon I know of. He is very caring, knowledgeable and extremely committed to his patients. During my mastectomy I felt he was along side God in taking care of me. I would recommend Dr. Abend to anyone in need of his expertise. Dr. Abend's office staff has been with him 17 years and above and are friendly and very helpful. They move mountains!
This was my first surgery, and I went into the operating room totally confident in Dr Abend and completely relaxed. The results were exactly what Dr Abend had told me to expect and, even knowing where the scar is - I can't find it. If I ever find myself in the unfortunate position of needing surgery again - I can only hope & pray that Dr Abend is still practicing.
Dr. Abend did a partial mastectomy on me 10 years ago. I've never met a more compassionate doctor. He has the best bedside manner of any doctore I've ever had. He took time to explain the surgical procedure and even drew a picture....I still have the picture.
Cannot even find the scar he left following my a hernia repair. Was surprised to find him personally at my bedside in recovery room to be certain I was OK. Was a long time ago, but I still remember his skill and kindness. Very competent and dedicated staff.
Dr. Melvin Abend's Credentials
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- Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111 (Grad. 1964)
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