Dr Elias Abi Khalil (AKA Dr Superman) at Clemenceau Medical Center was a referral from my Fertility Doctor and I beyond happy that I have met him and have been in his care.
He has been very compassionate and patient during a very stressful time. I have gone through years of suffering from something I didn’t know I had. Even two other Doctors (in other hospitals) either didn’t identify the problem or misdiagnosed.
Dr Elias picked up on it from the first scan and the MRI he requested further confirmed his diagnosis. What I really appreciated was the open dialogue Dr Elias had with my Fertility Doctor – they were both in synch and proactively discussed the solution knowing what my end goal was. The recommendation was to have an Adenomyomectomy via Robotic Surgery.
I have never had surgery before and was quite terrified, however Dr Elias walked me though the process, sharing enough info that I needed to know to make a informed decision, but not sharing too much where I would be too afraid.
I think it’s common practice for people to take a 2nd or 3rd opinion, and even research the background/reviews of the Doctor/Hospital. I didn’t feel the need to do that – my gut feel was that this was the right decision with the right person.
Everything went as Dr Elias said and I am now in recovery. Nobody wants to go through surgery but the whole experience was the best that I could possibly ask for. It didn’t leave a bad memory and it didn’t make me fear medical procedures. I think the most important part was I felt secure that Dr Elias really knows what he’s doing and was true to his word.
On an extra note, the level of care provided by Clemenceau Medical Center is outstanding with excellent facilities. The structure of care is very organized. Every team member I interacted with was super friendly (almost family-like) and made me feel like the priority. Appointments were on time and approvals were quick. I was scheduled for my surgery promptly, and post-surgery care was attentive and comfortable.
Thank you Dr Elias and the team at Clemenceau Medical Center for making my experience the best that it could be x