Ratings for Dr. Robert D. Oates
My husband had a reversal in May of 2015, 13 years from the original vasectomy. Dr. Oates performed the vas-to-epididymis repair on both on both sides (the much more difficult and delicate surgery). Six month later we had 13milion/mL, eight months after the reversal 46 million/mL, and one year and a half later we have 56 million/mL with motility of 32% :). We are doing IVF now, mostly due to the fact that I'm 36 years old already, and I have a health plan that covers IVF after a successful reversal so I don't want to wait, but the reversal was a great success. Dr. Oates's personality is ok, the staff is ok, but at the end of the day it's the results that count and he did an outstanding job. The cost, by the way, was about $8,000. Not the cheapest but worth it.
Dr Oates did what others couldn't. He is a very personable individual and very much skilled. If you want to get a vasectomy reversed, he is the best. I had my vasectomy more than 20 years ago and today found out that the reversal done at the end of July was a success.
Well, we just had our first meeting with Dr Oates, and what can I say...Professional. Honest. Kind. Over the moon smart... all of this with great shoes & a sense of humor! My partner and I are 'in the medical field', and we felt that Dr. Oates was perfect! The staff was professional and courteous. His assistant Erica was more than accommodating when helping us schedule an appointment. He explained everything to us, ensuring we understood the plan of care, and gave us the chance to ask questions, etc. Whether or not we are able to conceive on our own remains to be seen, but we can feel absolutely confident that we chose the right doctor to give it our best shot. You are doing yourself and your partner a dis-service should you choose to visit another urologist...
I encourage you to think twice before making negative comments about Dr. Oates. Unsuccessful surgeries are not a reflection of him nor his innovative surgical techniques. This process is painful for all adults. Some successful and others not. Nevertheless, the process regardless of outcome is painful.
When my husband and I were searching for a doctor with knowledge on how to perform my husband's surgery so we can have children I was not too concerned about bedside manner, I NEEDED a doctor with expertise in this area.. We chose Dr. Oates and my husband's surgery was UNSUCCESSFUL!!! He claimed that the surgery went perfect and not to worry. Well, FALSE.. Surgery was NOT A SUCCESS and now we have no other option but to adopt a child. If I would have the chance to do it all over again, I WOULD KEEP LOOKING ELSEWHERE!!! Not only was his surgery a flop, but he is always in pain. Folks keep looking for a professional who knows what he is doing
I am shocked to read so many derogatory reviews in regard to the personality and bedside manner of Dr. Oates. My husband and I have only experienced a very professional, friendly and knowledgeable side of Dr. Oates. He has always taken his time to explain complicated medical information with us and we always share a few laughs in the process. I can only imagine that with such a sensitive subject at hand that many people may be sensitive and misunderstand his personality. He is leaps and bounds ahead of the original urologist that my husband went to.
I recently had an ortichetomy with Dr.Oates he seemed to be extremely knowledgeable on what he was doing and his staff was very nice. I went in for surgery and was sent home the same day. Previously he insisted that it was a minimal procedure and that I wouldn't be in too much pain which was FALSE. I ran out of pain killers because the swelling and pain was terrible and it seemed like they were a bit sloppy when operating me and cut me by accident on one of my testicles far from the incisions itself which now is trying to heal. The job was done and both testis were taken out but the staff and operating team could have been more careful and prescribed me the proper pain meds. It was indeed painful and not as simple as they promised. He also told me no follow up appointment the stitched would degrade which I found flabbergasting because a surgery like that needs to be checked on so I had a follow up with my primary care to check for any infection or abnormality. OVERALL ok experience
My wife and I are Registered Nurses. We found Dr. Oates to be extremely knowledgeable, very honest, very polite, in fact very funny during the initial consultation. He made us feel very comfortable about the procedure. The day of surgery he was very comforting, had me very relaxed and confident with his abilities prior to heading into the OR. Post op he found my wife and went over the surgery completely as well as the recovery process till she was comfortable. His OR staff, both pre and post operatively were very knowledgeable, very confident, and made us feel very secure. I would highly recommend Dr. Oates to a family member or friend.
Today 9/25/13 we had an appointment with Dr Oates. We were very nervous to meet him because of all the bad reviews. Dr oates met us at the door and walked us back right on time. He was very nice and actually very funny. Made us feel very comfortable and explained procedure in detail. Answered all our questions.
Dr. Robert D. Oates's Credentials
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- Boston University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1982)
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