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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Melanoma, Mohs Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Tummy Tuck
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2006
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Shared great concern for distance I have to travel for treatment -excellent-.
Dr. Schmidek saw me as soon as possible. She understood my concerns knowing my medical history and followed a plan that she thought was best. She helped to put my mind at ease.
Dr was honest and open to my questions and she offered different options to help with my problem.
Appt. was for initial consultation. Dr. was very informative, provided suggestions and I look forward to my next appt.
Extremely impressed. I have recommended the physician.
Dr. Schmidek was very empathetic and made me feel very confident in our decisions on the course of my treatment.
Excellent at answering my questions concerns. Interviewed and listened well to my answers. I felt cared for even thought I am not a patient yet. I feel really great about. Dr. Schmidek´s skills and trust in our hopefully soon patient´s dr. rapport.
Dr. Schmidek and receptionist very nice.
Absolutely would recommend! In fact, I already have recommended her -
1st meeting with Dr. Schmidek she´s sure an asset to V.M.!
I suggest giving patients who had minor surgery w/a short pamphlet on wound care, showering, etc.
The doctor & intern were both excellent in answering questions & listened particularly well.
Areas(s) of Expertise
Plastic and reconstructive surgery; melanoma treatment; Mohs reconstruction; skin cancer treatment and reconstruction; abdominoplasty; breast reconstruction; complex hernia repair; breast reduction; correction of gynecomastia
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., 2000
General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 2001
Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, 2006
Outside of her medical practice, Dr. Schmidek enjoys reading, equestrian sports and outdoor activities.
"It is a privilege to build a relationship with a patient, help educate them on their various options, and guide them through a successful surgery."
"I love the diversity of our specialty. Plastic surgery offers a dynamic set of challenges and the opportunity to work with patients to restore form and function."