Ratings for Dr. Hernan I. Vargas
Dr. Vargas and his professional staff were incredible. He was attentive and compassionate. My surgery went smoothly and when I had some concerns several days later he immediately arranged for me to see him that day. He addressed my concerns with understanding, explaining everything and answering every question I had. His staff has always been professional, kind and understanding . I will never consider seeing anyone else.
His staff could use some lessons in bedside manner. His nurse practitioner literally laughed when i said Maybe I wont lose my hair (we were discussing my having to take chemo for my breast cancer) Later on When I asked about my options she replied that I could gave a double mastectomy. I meant options as it related to my case not options in general. Suicide is also an option in general. Im glad i got rid of them. Im in remission btw.
Dr. Vargas is one of the most incredible doctors I have ever worked with. He is completely honest yet compassionate, he was a huge comfort before and after my surgery (which went extremely well with no complications.) I actually enjoy my visits. His PA, Mary, is also an incredible person. If you are seeking treatment for breast cancer or BRCA mutations look no further, this is the best team in NOVA.
It's hard to believe the negative reviewer below actually saw the same person the rest of us have! (Though I suppose anyone can make a mistake, once...) Anyway, I've been a patient of Dr. Vargas through 3 surgeries (had breast cancer twice) and never had anything other than highly knowledgeable, extremely helpful, deeply compassionate treatment. The practice moved to a location that isn't so convenient for me, out Rte 66, but I can't imagine going anywhere else for my followup care.
I was very disappointed in this doctor. He wouldn't tell me what he thought my best option was, so my husband and I decided on surgery. At my pre-surgery appointment, he had changed his mind after apparently finally reading my records. Refused to do the surgery. Treated me like I was an imbecile. I went to a different doctor who was matter-of-fact and treated me with respect. Not this one.
The one-star rater below is dead wrong. None of these reviews were written by Dr. Vargas's staff. I am a grateful patient of Dr. Vargas and he is everything the reviewers say. I am sorry for this person's experience but clearly she is an outlier.
Probably the best doctor I have ever seen. Compassionate, never made me feel like there were any other patients waiting (and I was an add on), spent the time I needed and extremely keen on reading my nonverbal cues. He knew that I was terrified when I tried to hide it and he allowed me to cry and provides much needed consoling.
These reviews must have been written by the doctor's staff. He and his staff try to blame every pain, inflammation, and adhesion on the patient, "must be an allergy or virus” or “you must be touching yourself”. They only care if a patient's fever is over 102.5. Post surgery, they find it satisfactory if the patient is eating and swallowing. You cannot rely on what this doctor says. He is careless, and misinforms the patient about key aspects of the surgical procedure. The staff and Dr. Vargas only function at a superficial level. They do not like to be questioned when something goes wrong, and do not provide the medical advice that a competent surgical nurse would provide.
Everyone should have a Dr. Vargas in their life! He's very much like the wonderful TV favorite, Dr. Marcus Welby, but Dr. Vargas is REAL. I do believe he is all things to all people. A nurse at Life With Cancer said that nobody likes Dr. Vargas--instead everyone simply LOVES him--me included. He has been my surgeon as well as my friends' surgeon. We would never go thru breast cancer surgery without him and his team. From the moment l met him, l knew he would be my doctor. I needed no second opinion. He is gentle, kind, sensitive, trustworthy, informative, thorough, knowledgeable, skilled, and he believes in a covenant relationship with his patients. He wants you to feel comfortable with the entire process, and allows you the time needed to ask questions and process the information. He is an AMAZING person, an INCREDIBLE surgeon, and one with God's healing hands and COMPASSIONATE heart. You can be in no better hands than with Dr. Vargas. And his highly trained staff is as amazing and loving as he is. You can't go wrong with this complete package. Consider it a deal made in Heaven. Thank you, my dear team. So very grateful, Mame.♥
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- Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru (Grad. 1986)
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