Wishard Hospital-Plastic Surg
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Doctors at Wishard Hospital-Plastic Surg
Rajiv Sood, M.D.
Sood came extremely highly recommended to me by several plastic surgeons and other healthcare professionals. Indeed, he is among an elite group being 1 of 35 or so chiefs of plastic surgery in the nation. He specializes in successfully treating the scars of burn victims. Although I was not a burn victim, I had a contracted scar and degraded tissue from a brachioplasty that was very similar to a burn victim. In fact, my physical therapist told me that she had never seen a contracted scar as bad as mine and she had worked with burn patients. I felt very hopeful, after coming through months of depression and anxiety over the complication, when Sood told me he was 1 of only 3 plastic surgeons using IPL laser to treat scars, and that he had treated burn victims with scars much larger than mine. He seemed to really know his stuff and he seemed very nice; I did not understand why patients on Vitals.com wrote that he lacked compassion. Sood said the surgery would probably be covered by my insurance as it was corrective not cosmetic because I had lost the full range of motion in my arm owing to the contracted scar. He also was going to do a series of z-plastids and use Alloderm tissue matrix rather than do a skin graft, which was a relief to me. I awaited insurance approval and a surgery date. One day his nurse called me and I was excited to hear good news finally. Instead she told me that Sood declined to do my surgery. I pleaded with her to have him reconsider. But I never received a callback. It is true, he lacks compassion just like the other reviews have stated. My insurance only covers his hospital (now called Eskanzie) so I am out of options. My arm remains seriously injured and it may become permanent pain and injury without prompt and proper treatment. I don't understand how a plastic surgeon (or any HCP) could refuse to help a patient. How can these people live with themselves? Where is the humanity?