Ratings for Dr. Adam B. Elfant
I wish there was an option for a 0. The office staff is so rude, unhelpful, and inept. The Dr. doesn't return phone calls, explain things,or ask if you have any questions. We didn't even know the pre-op Q&A was over because it was poof! Nobody around. When the procedure was over there weren't any directions for what was done, follow up, after care, or what medications were to be continued. This was my sister's 2nd ERCP. When she woke up from this one she had blood all on the inside of her mouth. No explanation, NOTHING! I asked What the hell? She has never had an office visit and not to mention good luck trying to get one. Try to get results and then try to get your records (looking for another Dr)because anything that hasn't been released yet they won't copy until the Dr himself gives the results to you, and that's a fun game trying to get them! My advice:find another Dr! There is nothing worse then feeling insignificant and watching a loved one in pain everyday w/o answers or empathy
Dr. Elephant did an ERCP for my husband. His reputation for excellence preceded his arrival and he did not disappoint. He was friendly, honest and caring. The procedure was successfully completed and he came out to the waiting room to give me a thorough explanation of what he had done and what he found. I could not recommend him more highly. He is truly a gifted physician who is dedicated to his patients.
Regardless how good of a doctor Dr Elfant is, the way his office is run is disastrous. After having a number of tests ordered by him, I couldn't get an appointment with him for 6 months to discuss the results. Every time I called they put me to the mailbox of his assistant, I left a message, no one ever called back. He rushed through the recovery room after a procedure he did, I was still groggy a bit, but my friend accompanying me for the procedure confirmed that he had no more advice or information other than "call us in a few weeks". Well, Dr Elfant, if you don't have time for more patients, DO NOT ACCEPT NEW ONES ANY MORE because the quality of your service is greatly compromised no matter how good you are at what you're doing. I could have gone to other great doctors in the area who would have treated me with more respect and caring but now I am kind of stuck with you since all my tests were done at Cooper. Other patients out there, go somewhere else where they will actually care!
I had a 12:30 appt. Was not seen by Dr Elfant until 2:25 (so 2 hours) when I finally got back there, I passed 4 Pharma Reps. Which is fine, have your two hour lunch, just stop taking appts at 11, and dont start again until 1. I am not the only one that waited for hours. When Dr Elfant FINALLY saw me, after I had to ask the nurse how much longer, he came in with no apologies, asked me a ton of questions (where he started talking without my response) then he forgot to do an examination. He just told me that I have an anal fissure (without even looking). Shook my hand twice, trying to get out of the office before I was done. Bottom line, I saw the doc for 15 min and waited close to 2 hours. I dont know if this is him or Cooper that is bad.
If you are having serious problems with your gut and need an ERCP Dr. Elfant is one of the few qualified in NJ. He is acclaimed for doing ERCPs. That being said, my experience with him was not the best. He came to see me while I was in Virtua as requested by my GI. He explained to me that I was not a typical case for having SOD, but would do the ERCP. He was sure it would be negative. After the procedure he told my family my sphincter was among the worst he's ever seen and found a congenital defect. All of this is no big deal to me, but I developed pancreatitis from the procedure (a risk with this procedure) and the only time I saw Dr. Elfant was before my procedure and immediately after when he realized he'd have to admit me. I was at Cooper 10 days and never saw the man. I saw him one other time and that was for another procedure for him to remove the stent he put in that was supposed to come out on it's own. He never even explained the defect he found to me or my family.
Dr. Adam B. Elfant's Credentials
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- Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901 (Grad. 1989)
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