Mar 9, 2016 | | Los Angeles, CA
Client's rating: 5 of 5

Aeronautical engineer Robert Bell had been suffering from an inguinal hernia for several years. But at work, he had responsibilities that made it impossible for him to take any time off. Then, one day this March, he woke up in excruciating pain, and he knew he had to address the issue. His primary-care doctor referred him to Dr. Jason Cohen. From then on, Mr. Bell’s treatment has gone quickly and smoothly, and he said that Dr. Cohen has been very reassuring, instilling great confidence, throughout the process. “I’d have to rate him as one of the best doctors I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a few,” Mr. Bell said. Dr. Cohen’s reassuring nature was immediately apparent at the first consultation, Mr. Bell said. “You get the impression that he absolutely knows what he’s doing; that’s what’s comforting about it. … You never go in and see this grim, grumpy, [angry] guy. He’ll talk sports with you. He does a lot of things to put you at ease.” As a new father, Mr. Bell said, he was a little apprehensive about surgery. But Dr. Cohen “made me feel very good about [the surgery],” Mr. Bell said. “He said, ‘this is what we’ve got to do.’ I said, ‘I’m in pain, so let’s hit it.'” Dr. Cohen expedited the procedure, Mr. Bell said, so that the surgery went ahead a week later. On the day of the operation, Mr. Bell was so relaxed that while he was waiting for the anesthesia, he was able to take a nap. The procedure itself was performed as an “open” procedure, rather than laparoscopically. Because Mr. Bell had put off surgery, the hernia had had the chance to grow to the size of a grapefruit, so minimally invasive surgery was not an option. Nevertheless, Mr. Bell arrived at the clinic at noon and was discharged by 6:30. The recovery went very quickly, he said. The day after surgery, he was up and walking around, and showering. A week afterward, he went to Washington, D.C., for business. A month and a half after surgery, he made a business trip to the Middle East via France. “My healing process was so rapid that [Dr. Cohen] said ‘there’s no reason for me to see you unless you’re having some kind of problem’,” Mr. Bell said. “He had me do a couple sit-ups on the table, and said, ‘you’re good to go.'” Overall, Mr. Bell said, “it was a very, very positive experience — certainly as positive as these things can be. “Nobody wants to be cut open again, but if I had to do it again, I would certainly go to him and I would recommend him to my friends.”

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