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By: bryantgattos
Wasylik Michael A MD PA
Jan 2001 I thought I had sprained my ankle it was a little swollen but being in sports for many years I didn't think much of it. A week or so later I ended up stepping forward and my foot didn't follow, I ended up tripping and felt much more pain but figured I had agitated my sprained ankle. A week later my shoes were not fitting on my right foot and the swelling was now close to purple. I went to Emergency room and was told I shattered my ankle and I needed surgery ASAP. I called my primary care doctor and he referred me to Dr. Wasylik. At my first visit he explained I need to have surgery immediately. My xrays showed my injury was in need of a plate and screws and crushed bone removal to repair the damage. I had small broken pieces of bone that had shattered in my right ankle. Dr. Wasylik showed me the parts he would use to repair my ankle. The plate was about 4 inches long about 3/8 thick and a little over an inch wide, both plate and screws made of titanium. I was scheduled at the hospital for surgery and was told, because of my injury I may never walk correctly or even run again. I was 34yrs old and in good health and was a personal fitness trainer at the time. My goal was to get my leg repaired first and worry about the recovery later. I was told Dr. Wasylik was one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeon's for my joint injury, that helped relieve my stress of having surgery. After I got out of surgery I was in the hospital for 2 more days then released with a cast up to my knee and was told to stay off the leg and use my crutches and come back in a week to take more xrays and see how things are healing. Over about the next 12 weeks I was in about every other week or so to get xrays & replace the cast and verify the plate and screws and bone were all healing without any negative reaction from my body or infection. Dr. Wasylik scheduled me to come in after he felt the cast needed to be removed and me to start my rehab. He told me I would need to use the crutches and not to expect much and be happy everything had healed and maybe by September I would be able to walk. I told him I would bring my tennis shoes to the appointment and walk out of his office without the crutches I went in for my cast removal and I did walk out with my tennis shoes on and carried my crutches out in my hand. (it was a little painful with a limp, but worth every step) By my next follow up appointment I was walking fairly normal, with a little limp from the pain and limited range of motion, but doing all my own rehab. By August of 2001 I had full range of motion and the equal strength of my left leg was able to sprint and walk as I had prior to my injury. It has been over 12 years since I had surgery and the only way anyone would know that I had been injured is the light scar on the outside of my right leg and the other scar on my inside of my ankle where Dr. Wasylik also sewed up my R inside ankle tendons that had stretched from my original injury. From the damage I had done to my ankle and the fear of me not being able to walk, run or have full range of motion was overwhelming to me at the time. I am happy to say, I am glad Dr. Wasylik was my surgeon and want to thank him for doing a great job on getting me literally back on my feet.
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By: Mark K.
Sono Bello
I went to Sono Bello about a month ago to do a body sculpt using laser assisted lipo. I have always had love handles ever since I was a child. I was a chubby little kid even though I played sports & lifted weights. I could never get rid of the love handles no matter how much I exercised or dieted so I decided to do something about it and went to Sono Bello in Tampa. They all were absolutely amazing from from the very beginning. Lana at the front desk was extremely friendly and helped me get checked in at the front desk for my consultation with Michelle who was very nice and cheerful and answered all my questions. I wanted to get the procedure done immediately but had to wait until I met with Dr. Azharian. I came back and met with Dr Azharian to go over any final questions then scheduled my procedure for the very next day. The procedure took a few hours and once it was completed I got a sneak peek at the results; I could not believe it but the love handles were actually gone!! I went home and slept it off, then the next day I pretty much didn't leave the bed. I was very sore from the procedure but they told me it was to be expected. That lasted for several days until I was able to take 1 of the 'binders' off me. After my 1 week follow up I was able to switch to less restrictive garments which was such a relief!! The original compression garments are not comfortable but they do keep the swelling down & help minimize the bruising. It has been a few weeks since then and I am still in the second faze garments and cannot wait until I have the body I had always dreamed of. I am currently on a low carb diet, shedding pounds and hope to get to my desired weight soon, which cannot come soon enough since summer & beach time is right around the corner. Maybe this year I will be able to take my wife & son to the beach & actually take my shirt OFF this time. I am so glad my wife helped convince me to change my the body I hated into one that I will love and I am forever indebted to Sono Bello for making that happen.Thank you Sono Bello for helping me look how I have always wanted to.
By: X X.
Evans Timothy D PhD
I like Dr. Evans. While my relationship failed, does not always mean Dr. Evans failed. Dr. Evans is there to only provide guidance but if one out of the two party is not willing to participate for the win of the relationship, it's on us. Don't blame the counselor because you want him to say what you want to hear. No relationship gets better through the counselor alone. Dr. Evans is definitely blunt, he doesn't sugar coat, he is honest. We're not there to hear nice things, we're there to hear the truth. It can be brutal at first with Dr. Evans but it gets better only if you apply his guidance. Eventhough my relationship ended, Dr. Evans continued to show me there is still a bright future out there. He particularly showed that he cared about my well being after my ex called the whole thing off. Dr. Evans counseled me and making sure my mental state was sound. I was no doubt devastated after the break up but Dr. Evans was there to build me back up. He did not hold my hands. It's not his way, it's not a bad way either. Through that I learned to deal with tougher times ahead, live in the present and look for positive side of things always. Everything can be taken from us except our choice to want to feel positive. Another thing, this counselor thinks about his patients even in his off hours. How he had handled them. He had came back to me on one session, told me while he was mowing the lawn, thought about my circumstances/family history and identified why I feel the way I feel which he couldn't see in the previous session. That says a lot about a counselor. He is dedicated, not afraid to admit fault. Even though my relationship didn't succeed, I learned to be a happier person through Dr. Evans. Like other folks mention, his method is not typical. But you have to have an open mind, open to changes, not afraid to ask him how and what he means...then he's the right guy for you. I think he is the best counselor I have seen. I have moved to another state and just couldn't find anyone as effective as him.
By: Greg F.
Sono Bello
I consider myself a fit person; I regularly workout through cardio exercises (3-4 times a week) and am cautious about the foods I eat. I had dealt with a “problem area” on my lower abdomen for approximately two years. No matter how many additional minutes, miles, or crushes I performed, I never saw my lower stomach area shrink. I found out about SonoBello through various advertisements on Facebook and other means and decided to research them. Overall, I saw great results through pictures and read pretty convincing testimony from clients. I had an appointment on June 13, 2014 and it was the best decision I made for a body transformation. Firstly, the Tampa office, from initiation to completion, had been more than accommodating, friendly, and understanding with my needs. Everyone (Yahaira and Mike [front desk], Nicole [consult], Noelle and Tanya [nurses], and Dr. Azharian) is always in good spirits when I visit; plus they even know me by name. Nicole did a great job informing about the procedure, expectations (pre and post op), and pricing all in one consultation. I agreed to proceed with the procedure and requested a date that was convenient for me (June 30). On the day of my procedure, Noelle and Dr. Azharian again were extremely accommodating in ensuring that I was comfortable for the procedure. It was quick and painless. I don’t recall feeling any vertigo or pain at all. I had used vacation time that week for the procedure, but could’ve really returned to work on the third day. I had no issues or complications at any time post-procedure. My follow up appointment was the following week with Tanya; again, her personality and knowledge was consistent with the rest of the office. She inspected my stomach area and wanted to ensure I was healing properly – which it was. It has been three weeks since I had my SonoBello procedure and I’m so thrilled with my results. My stomach is flat and I feel great! Again, best decision I’ve made to date.
By: Rsr R.
Sono Bello
I had such a wonderful experience at Sono Bello in Tampa. I was reluctant to get this type of procedure, however, everyone at the office was extremely knowledgeable and were able to settle my apprehensions. I actually decided the day I went in for my initial consultation that I was going to get the procedure and was scheduled for the same week. I was given a discount because of my low BMI and because of the areas I was planning on getting done. The day of the procedure went extremely well, I was explained every detail of how I was going to feel during and after the procedure and what to look for. The nurses were attentive and listened to everything I was concerned about. Noelle, the surgical nurse was accommodating and paid close attention to me. I have nothing but great things to say about the surgeon. She was very detail oriented and has a eye for what she does. She was very realistic as to what I should expect and was just funny and kept it lighthearted during the procedure. After I went home the doctor called me to check up on me as well as one of the nurses, Jaime. I received calls from the nurses and the doctor the following day and a few days after the procedure. Even on Saturday I was able to get in touch with Yahaira who is super sweet and really does go above and beyond. I am now about 14 days post op with great results. I come from a family full of physicians and I highly recommend Dr. Azharian not only because of her skill at what she does but her wonderful bedside manner. Furthermore, Yahaira has made everyday after the procedure more comfortable just by listening to me when I called and asked questions. If you are thinking about getting rid of some fat here and there I will suggest Sono Bello in Tampa, I would definitely go there again.
By: Alex R.
Sono Bello
As a former armed service member and a man I was totally unsure if this was something that I wanted to do. I've worked out my whole life and I am by no means out of shape. But I've always had a few areas of my body that no matter how hard I dieted or worked out never seemed to change. The few times they did change I needed to go totally caveman and drastic with my diet. After speaking with my wife and having her support I decided to go and have a visit at the Tampa Sono Bello office. The staff was top notch and answered all of my questions and filled me in on what to expect. They were helpful in every way and never once made me feel out of place or awkward. Dr. Azharian who preformed the procedure couldn't have been a more down to earth person and Doctor, answering a few more of my questions and filling me in more detail the procedure and after effects. I chose to stay awake during my procedure and think that was the best choice. There is some discomfort during the procedure but I was never in pain and if I had to rate the pain on a scale of 1 to 10 it would be a 4. The post op pain was exactly as Dr. Azharian had explained....like I had just done 1000 crunches. Once that pain goes away (after about 3/4 days) the other annoying aspect was the itching. I'd say that was the most bothersome post op feeling i had...other than that everything went great! The results were better than I had expected and I am about 7 weeks out. I'd suggest Sono Bello and especially the staff and Dr. Azharian at the Tampa office to anyone wanting to get this procedure done.
By: lillori
Dr. Michael Patrick Heim, DO
Doctor who listens to the patient, is kind and considerate. I appreciate this doctor for educating me on my hormones as we proceeded to decrease and put me on bio-identical hormone cream. 4 years ago I was on premarin 1.25 and had been for 18 years. Doc had a basket case on his hands, when I ran into him. He sent me home with homework, so I could understand better. I got the book HRT: The Answers. He also started me on supplements. I am a work in progress, we had many issues 4 years ago, today my quality of life has increased tremendously. Between the supplements and diet change, most my stomach issues are resolved. Through his guidance we have learned all the foods I am intolerant too.. I now "Eat Clean", improving my health drastically within just a few weeks. My body is still full of toxins and it will take time since I pumped toxic foods in my body for many decades. I was a soda pumping, junk food eating, hefty person, with stomach pains, nausea and constantly tired. My blood work and saliva tests were so bad in the beginning, today I am right where I need to be. This took us many years and we have had other set backs, like dental, harming my food consumption. I also have skeletal and muscular problems and once a month, Dr. Heim's adjustment does the trick. I am blessed to have him and his sweet office there for me when I am sick, and that is more often than I prefer. Dr. Heim is the most remarkable doctor I have ever met. My entire family goes to him, he is worth a try, you will not be disappointed.
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By: Mk G.
Sono Bello
The reception at Sono Bello in Tampa was a great experience. The consultant, nursing staff, & Doctor were all excellent. I am a very reserve person and did not know what to expect when I first went in. Miss Yahaira was friendly and welcomed me in without hesitation. I was really unsure about requesting any type of procedure. She made me feel comfortable. I asked her a lot of questions. She was very patient with me, well spoken, confident, and very knowledgeable about procedures. I liked the fact that I didn't feel like she was trying to sell me something and didn't pressure me. Miss Yahaira was awesome. I felt she had genuine concern for what I was interested in as a patient. The care she demonstrated is what made me choose to get a procedure at Sono Bello. I shopped around to other clinics but the care and positive environment meant more to me than a better price at another place. She didn't change after I committed to getting the procedure. She was consistently like that for every visit to the clinic, every call, and through out my procedure. She was very professional and gave me advice at every avenue that I needed assistance. Miss Yahaira definitely is a beautiful young lady with a beautiful attitude to match. I would recommend Sono Bello to anyone especially first timers and those that are unsure. Other places have made me feel like I was less than them, not welcome, like they were trying to sell me something and pressure me. I'm glad I chose Sono Bello. It was a great experience.
By: Nicole C.
Sono Bello
I’ve always hated my hips and thighs. No matter how much exercise and dieting I’ve done, my hips and thighs wouldn’t go anywhere. One night after watching a commercial for Sonobello, I started doing my research. The procedure seems non invasive and the cost friendly than any other type of liposuction. After a week of research, I decided to call for a consultation. After that, I fell in love with the place and the people. Starting with my consultant, Nicole who was friendly and answered my questions honestly. She also helped me find a great deal with the pricing for my procedure. I was so happy and comfortable with my consultation that I scheduled my laser lipo for my hips, waist, outer thigh and banana roll right on the spot. Dr. Azharian and her staff were extremely friendly and made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. It’s only been 3 weeks since my procedure, even though I still have some swelling, I can see the results. I can’t wait until my 3 month appointment to compare my before and after photo. I’m now starting the Venus Freeze procedure and Yahaira and Jamie were extremely friendly and informative about the Venus Freeze, Venus Legacy, and Velashape. All the staff I encountered during my time there, were all friendly and helpful. I’d recommend the services Sonobello offers to anyone that wants to make a change forever. Thank you Sonobello!!!
By: Dwreck H.
Sono Bello
I had my second liposuction procedure with Dr Gerzenshtein in the Tampa office. Everything about the procedure was great. Dr Gerzenshtein and the nurse Alex both were exteremely friendly and made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. The sunday after the procedure I had a question about a rash I was developing and he called me back within 15 minutes and provided me a solution to fix it. Overall I would highly recommend Dr Gerzenshtein if you are considering getting this done.I selected Venus Freeze as a supplement to a recent liposuction procedure. I am pleased with the results it has delivered so far. It definitely has helped decrease the time that it takes for the swelling /hardness to go down post procedure. In addition I can see tightening of the skin after just a couple of sessions. I have not experienced any pain or discomfort during the Venus treatment. To me it equates to a warm massage and only a little redness on my skin for about an hour after the treatment (abdomen). I would highly recommend the Tampa Sonobello office for this type of treatment. The treatments work and the staff is exceptionally friendly. Shianne, the aesthetician that performs the Venus treatments, is extremely nice and alleviates any concerns you may have about the procedure. She makes a good experience an exceptional one!
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