Reviews and Testimonials Portland

Plastic Surgeons located in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Bartholomew and staff for Cosmetic Surgery always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Bartholomew for Cosmetic Surgery below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

“Dr Bartholomew is a very thorough surgeon. He truly cares about his patients. He’s given be options and answers any questions that I’ve had.” — Self-verified patient of Dr. Samuel V Bartholomew - Posted on February 18th, 2019

I found Dr Bartholomew to be professional and very caring. I never felt rushed at an appointment. His personal style is very comforting and truly instills confidence. — Self-verified patient of Dr. Samuel V Bartholomew - Posted on March 10th, 2016

I had a colon resection surgery (as a result of colon cancer) that failed and resulted in recurring abscesses that could not be brought under control. When all else had failed, Dr. Bartholomew took an exceptional amount of time to carefully study my case and come up with a solution that literally saved my life. His gracillis flap surgery was a huge success, and was quite complex as it was a little outside the ordinary for this specific surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Bartholomew and would certainly go back to see him if ever there was a need for his services. — Self-verified patient of Dr. Samuel V Bartholomew - Posted on May 27th, 2015

I saw Dr. Bartholomew initially for a consultation about some plastic surgery on my neck and chin area. His professionalism, knowledge and positive, friendly attitude made me decide to go ahead with the "procedure". This was "real" surgery and Dr. B. spent more time than anticipated due to "delicate skin". This necessary flexibility in his schedule and in that of the OR was certainly appreciated! During recovery that same day in the hospital, the nurses were extremely helpful and available, checking on me frequently. Dr. B saw me as well and was on site and available. Recovery at home was longer than I had anticipated, but that was due to the anesthesia not so much to the actual procedure. I saw Dr. Bartholomew the day after the surgery as well as several times later for follow-ups, always receiving excellent advice about caring for the incision areas initially, and during the months following for protection from the sun. And most importantly I am happy with the results! I chose to go to Dr. Bartholomew months later for an unrelated minor excision because I trust his skills and advice. — Self-verified patient of Dr. Samuel V Bartholomew - Posted on February 26th, 2014

I had two reconstrutive surgeries on my legs following severe infection from an adverse reaction to medication. Dr Bartholomew took on my case when others would not. Two months in the hospital, two surgeries and great followup all contributed to a excellent result. I was lucky to have Dr Bartholomew in my corner and highly recommend him. — Denise R.

I was sick of my ginormous boobies getting in the way. I have been on a fitness kick, running 5k's, lifting weights and doing Zumba. I just had my procedure on 7/19/16 and I feel amazing. I haven't had hardly any pain. I highly recommend it to anyone who is well endowed in the breast department. I have to keep the wraps and drains till my follow up on 7/25/16. — Jazzyelle

I am nervous, excited, terrified, relieved...all at once. I suspect this surgery brings a real mix of emotions. My surgery is only three days away! I was a 34 D in High School, now a 36F after two pregnancies and a total of four years breastfeeding my two sons. I have chronic neck and back pain and get strange chest muscle spasming due to the big bras I have to wear that compress my chest. I did get insurance approval with Regence to pay for my surgery. I really appreciate all the stories, photos and honest sharing. I can't imagine going into this without the amazing support of other women who have gone before...what did we do before the internet? :) — Savannah M. 26-Apr-2014

Here I am 30 days from surgery. I had a consult scheduled with a PS when I was 18 but chickened out. Now here I am 36 years old, a married mom of three, a nurse, and student finally doing it. Getting approval from insurance only took a week. Have felt some nervous flutters but I remember the amount of Naproxen, Ibuprofen, heat packs, and visits to the chiropractor I've needed just to function. This 34J is not at all workable for me.
My preOP appt is this coming week and am looking forward to it. My surgery is scheduled for 7-17-13 at 2:30 in the afternoon. I have to check in 2 hours prior to that and am concerned I will have to be NPO (nothing by mouth) status at midnight the night before. My PS said he places drains but they are removed the next day after the required overnight hospital stay.
My kids are nearly 8yr, 5.5yr, and 18mo. PS said I should be able to pick up my youngest after week, two weeks max. I plan to spend the next couple weeks gathering all the items I will need following the surgery and during recovery. Bras, button up shirts, pillows, mederma, I need to get a list of movies to watch while recovering. I have a pretty good pain tolerance so hopefully I will only be laid up for a few days. — Courtney D 16-Jun-2013

I am 62 years old, have had implants for 35 years and I am having them removed in 1 month. They are silicone and have been leaking for several months. I am finally going to have them removed. I was initially going to have saline implants put back in because I'm so concerned about my body image and how disfigured and small I will be. I've enjoyed the improved body image over the years (at the time of implant, the doctor could only fit in 6oz implants b/c I was so small) but am now considering just having the explant. Any comments, support is welcome. — Calliway L. 11-Oct-2013

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