Cancer Survivor

Utica, NY

#338 Jul 31, 2011
In 2005 I was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer which had spread into my lymphatic system and throughout my body. It was Dr. Dang who found a swelling in my throat which I thought was from a bad cold i had at the time. He said he thought I had Lymphoma but did not want to fool around with it and referred me out immediately to Dr. Chafhe. He saw me the same day, did a needle stick biopsy in his office, and told me it was likely I had a cancer in my throat. He told me not to worry, but recommended I go into St. E's the next day for a "more throrough biopsy". I agreed and the next day after 7 hours of surgery he removed a huge tumor which had tangled itself up in my neck and would have killed me in weeks. He took out 47 lymph nodes and completely resected my neck and shoulder to remove it all. I began having tests which indicated that the cancer was in my lymphatic system and appearing in my liver. For about two days I was sure I was about to die. Dr Chafhe referred me to Dr. Butala and Dr. Crawford at Faxton Hospital Regional Cancer Center, and three weeks after my surgery I started simultaneous Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy for six weeks, which totally kicked my ass. I took about four months to recover from that, and so far six years later I am cancer free. All of these doctors are from Utica, and the hospitals are both Utica hospitals. These physicians saved my life and I am extremely lucky to have had them. Don't listen to people who tell you that you can't get good medical care here because its not true.
Cancer Survivor

Utica, NY

#339 Jul 31, 2011
By the way, Faxton was not a participating provider in my insurance and so I had to pay 40% of my bill on my own. This came to several thousand dollars, which I was unable to pay because I was out of work for so long. the hospital was very understanding and worked out a plan with me that I was able to pay them back over time. During the payoff period, I was given credits on several occasions for making early payments, which reduced the bill by over a thousand dollars. They were very reasonable with me as wast. Elizabeth's.
Truth

Utica, NY

#340 Jul 31, 2011
God bless you.
yeah

Geneva, NY

#341 Jul 31, 2011
Cancer Survivor wrote:
In 2005 I was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer which had spread into my lymphatic system and throughout my body. It was Dr. Dang who found a swelling in my throat which I thought was from a bad cold i had at the time. He said he thought I had Lymphoma but did not want to fool around with it and referred me out immediately to Dr. Chafhe. He saw me the same day, did a needle stick biopsy in his office, and told me it was likely I had a cancer in my throat. He told me not to worry, but recommended I go into St. E's the next day for a "more throrough biopsy". I agreed and the next day after 7 hours of surgery he removed a huge tumor which had tangled itself up in my neck and would have killed me in weeks. He took out 47 lymph nodes and completely resected my neck and shoulder to remove it all. I began having tests which indicated that the cancer was in my lymphatic system and appearing in my liver. For about two days I was sure I was about to die. Dr Chafhe referred me to Dr. Butala and Dr. Crawford at Faxton Hospital Regional Cancer Center, and three weeks after my surgery I started simultaneous Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy for six weeks, which totally kicked my ass. I took about four months to recover from that, and so far six years later I am cancer free. All of these doctors are from Utica, and the hospitals are both Utica hospitals. These physicians saved my life and I am extremely lucky to have had them. Don't listen to people who tell you that you can't get good medical care here because its not true.
That shows that a doc can be "good" to one and "bad" to another...SO glad you are ok. Best of luck.
Bettyboop

Utica, NY

#342 Aug 1, 2011
Any thoughts on Orlando? Wondering b/c my Mom was refered to him. Is he good? Bedside manner?
What about Sleeper?
Anything that could help me with these, I would appreciate it.
Discuss Ted

Ithaca, NY

#343 Aug 1, 2011
Avoid Dr. Marc Feiner. Dr. Sleeper is great!
Anonymous

Utica, NY

#344 Aug 2, 2011
Bettyboop wrote:
Any thoughts on Orlando? Wondering b/c my Mom was refered to him. Is he good? Bedside manner?
What about Sleeper?
Anything that could help me with these, I would appreciate it.
Sleeper is awful. Orlando doesn't do too much.

Level 1

Since: Sep 11

Glen Gardner, NJ

#345 Sep 8, 2011
Dr. Dang has the most pathetic bedside manner I have ever seen. He is unwilling to field questions for more than 20 seconds and had made rude comments on more than one occasion. I don't live in Utica any longer but I had been forced to deal with this man in regard to family that saw him. Not only is he the worst doctor in Utica, he very well may be the worst doctor in the United States.
Big Dog

Binghamton, NY

#346 Dec 1, 2011
Bejjani is VERY BAD
axle

Clinton, NY

#347 Dec 1, 2011
Kachare
Philly G

Watertown, NY

#348 Feb 13, 2012
axle wrote:
Kachare
kachare at lukes e r is horrible mis diagnosed my girlfriend in october and she almost died of the same thing in january he is a piece of garbage
Not at all

Baldwinsville, NY

#349 Feb 13, 2012
broken ankle wrote:
Dr Buckley "the butcher"
Doctor Buckley is a great doctor!
Not at all

Baldwinsville, NY

#350 Feb 13, 2012
cheese please wrote:
Dr pepper
You know why dr. pepper comes in a bottle?

Because his wife died.
whispers from the past

Rome, NY

#351 Feb 13, 2012
mandysue wrote:
Dr.Muok at slocum dickson. wouldnt let him deliver an animal let alone a baby. needs to go back to africa .
He saved my life when I had a miscarriage.
lmnop

Liverpool, NY

#352 Feb 14, 2012
For all of you idiots complaining that foreign doctors flock to Utica there are just as many in Syracuse and pretty much all over. I myself am an RN at Upstate but went to nursing school at St E's and worked there after graduating. A lot of "American" doctors go to med school overseas as well. Maybe you shouldn't be racist and just allow the doctor to provide care for you with an unbiased opinion.
OMFG

Rome, NY

#353 Feb 14, 2012
Most of these names r all Indian
soapstar

United States

#356 Feb 14, 2012
Dr kresniak and his bimbo p.a. carolyn baker are butchers. Stay away!
Nurse

Burnt Hills, NY

#357 Feb 14, 2012
First of all, please spell the name correctly, it is Dr. Krasniak. Now were you having cosmetic surgery to look like a "soapstar"? Perhaps you are jealous of Ms. Baker's looks and therefore find it necessary to trash her anonymously? These are two of the finest healthcare providers in this area and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I'm sorry they could not help you, but can anyone truly help you?
soapstar

Upton, MA

#361 Feb 15, 2012
Nurse wrote:
First of all, please spell the name correctly, it is Dr. Krasniak. Now were you having cosmetic surgery to look like a "soapstar"? Perhaps you are jealous of Ms. Baker's looks and therefore find it necessary to trash her anonymously? These are two of the finest healthcare providers in this area and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I'm sorry they could not help you, but can anyone truly help you?
Well, Nurse let me tell you that first of all if they are " fine" doctors I have to question your knowledge. My issue unfortunatly was not cosmetic surgery it was medically necessary . As for being jealous of Ms. Baker you are way off base since anyone can "purchase" her so called looks. At least its obvious why she went into the field of plastic surgery! I have been to several other doctors for unrelated issues and when they see how I was butchered they ask me what happened and tell me to go back to them to see how they can help me . I did go back and was told ny Dr. K.(God forbid I spell it wrong) told me it looked fine! He did not show any concern what so ever! When I told him how many well known respectable doctors commented on the terrible work that was done he was very rude. I am sure I cannot be the only one this has happened to. And at least show some concern!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#362 Feb 15, 2012
yooo wrote:
kandiah, stupid fake indian doctor, got his education in a cheapo indian college, basically you just pay them and they give you the degree, then the indian doctor checks web md in the other room for his patients,

and then raj and rishi desai's dad dr. desai, indian dirty man got his license taken away for touching his patients, and big headed raj and rishi desai who went to nh high school class of 2003 lost their subarau wrx's because perv daddy couldnt pay for them anymore after touching all the women

stay away from indians
You have no idea what you are talking about. Dr. Kandiah is wonderful. He is not from India or Pakistan.

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