Patient on jameda in March 2016 regarding her treatment of lipoedema
It really couldn’t be better!
Dr v. Lukowicz carried out two operations for lipoedema (arms and legs).
I had consulted several colleagues because of my lipoedema beforehand and immediately gained the highest confidence in this surgery. I am a physician myself and therefore probably see all of this more critically than a “layman”.
The entire team (starting with the incredibly friendly and warm welcome by his assistants with the contributing factor of being treated to coffee to his two great doctors and the boss himself) is simply great.
Waiting times are practically non-existent as the appointments are organised perfectly. Although I had quite a long drive, I always got my preferred appointment. The surgery makes quite a posh impression, but all doctors are incredibly nice and natural. Personally, I think it’s great to meet doctors in jeans/private attire and not in impersonal white coats. It minimises the distance between patient and doctor from the beginning.
I received very thorough and extensive information, the medical background is tremendous, and I really appreciated that the hormone status was taken into consideration, as it does not play an unimportant part with lipoedema. None of the previously consulted doctors had brought up this subject. The introduction helped me gain a very good impression of what was coming regarding the operation; pain etc. is not glossed over, but still my fear was alleviated due to the competent and warm manner.
You can always reach somebody, even outside surgery hours. I was merciless when I bombarded Dr Lukowicz’s doctor with emails – I got an immediate and very friendly reply every time, even when she was on holiday. When I didn’t get in touch, she asked me herself whether everything was okay.
What also helped me a lot was the contact to a patient who had already been operated and who had provided her email address on the surgery’s website.