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All staff were efficient, worked quickly, kept me informed, and answered all questions. Everyone did a very good job -- from the receptionist at the day surgery entrance, to the doctors and nurses who prepped me and performed the medical procedure.
I had been hospitalized approximately 8 times in 2-years for recurring problems after multiple surgeries and a bout with rectal cancer 5-years ago. Dr Altimari reviewed my records and suggested surgery was necessary. Although the surgery ended up being complicated, he found and corrected the problem and I am now on the mend. Why 6 other surgeons and specialists at several other teaching"research institutions in the Midwest couldn't come to the same conclusion is the reason I hold Dr Altimari in high regard!
After 2-years of surgeons at several other hospital groups scratching their heads over how to deal with my bowel problems, FINALLY had a specialist at Northwestern suggest that surgery was necessary. The surgical group at NM was fantastic and the quality of care I received during the lengthy recovery was second-to-none.
Dr Altimari was so very professional from start to finish. Was understanding,informative, and compassionate. I went through a lot before my referral to him and he was more than willing to take my case. I am grateful
Dr. Altimari came highly recommended by a surgeon friend who recently had Dr. Altimari repair his hernia. My laparoscopic hernia repair also went very well. I went home same day as surgery and was walking around from day one. I had very little pain (only took prescribed Tylenol for 4"5 days). By day 6 I was pretty much getting around as normal. Two weeks post-op I'm able to slowly start riding my stationary bike again and working out. Not only is Dr. Altimari a great surgeon, he has outstanding bedside manner and his staff was also the best. I would recommend Dr. Altimari to anyone needing a general surgeon.
The doctor took the time to explain the outpatient procedure and post surgery requirements. He answered my questions in full, made no promises that I would not develop an abdominal hernia is the future.
It was my first visit there and the staff was very friendly. The office was comforting. They answered my questions and was very patient with me. The doctor was very nice, very informative and really seemed to care about my health. It was a very positive experience.
Doctor Altimari listened to my concerns and took the time to check my areas of pain. He explained what he thinks is the problem and how to treat it. He also said if I was not feeling better in a few weeks, to not hesitate and come see him again.
Dr. Altimari did a great job explaining how the surgery would take place and how the post-op care should be handled. He was really patient in answering questions and had a great bedside manner. ..In general, all of the nurses and staff at CDH were top notch and very comforting during the process. I always thought that you had to go into the city for a procedure...but CDH is a great proof point that you can get fantastic care in the suburbs. Overall, I was super impressed with the entire experience.
Dr Altimari was amazing. He made sure I knew what he was doing and took great care of me. He is so sweet too and makes getting surgery a little more better knowing you have someone good taking care of you!! Would recommend any day!
Dr Altimari was awesome! Very confident in his diagnosis and very personable. I was very happy he was recommended to us. .The only complaint I had was that we had an 11 am appointment and we got there 15 Minutes earlier as requested and we still didn't get in until almost 12. .But the wait was worth it.
Dr Altimari was very caring and reassured me that my surgery would go good and that I would feel so much better when it's over because I was scared. He explained everything he was going to do. I'm glad he ended up doing my surgery and would recommend him to my family and friends.
I have had two surgeries and 2 heart ablations at NW and the care is outstanding in every way. Dr. Altimari is the ultimate professional and encourages one to be a true partner in their care. He is compassionate, knowledgable, an excellent surgeon and very personable.
I am very happy with the Surgeon who has done my previous surgeries, I am in need of another one and I will always choose Dr Altimari. He is a great person and his bedside manor very caring and professional.
I had known Dr. Altimari because I worked at CDH years ago. He is a great surgeon. He is kind, friendly, .knew just what my questions were and his bedside manner is impeccable. He can be funny and .Break tension and allay fears. Projects an sire of confidence.
Everyone at the hospital was helpful, informative, and kind which is always appreciated, but especially on a surgery day...Dr. Altimari is an outstanding surgeon who has performed surgery on both me and my husband, saving my husband's life in that instance. I recommend him without hesitation.
Dr. Altimari has been our surgeon since the early 90s when he saved my husband's life following a spontaneous spleen rupture in the early 90s. Not only is he a brilliant surgeon, but he is also a most compassionate man. He truly cares about his patients - for all humankind actually. God bless him.
Very professional and very careing. He will answer any questions you have and will tell you things that you didn't think of Will tell how the final outcome will be tell you can come back. If you have any concerns