Originally Posted by morelocks
U sure ? I think he used to work for that company in Cyprus, I can't remember the name but I think it was a similar set up to dhi but not as bad
Oh yes, I am very sure. You see the other clinic that you are thinking of was Dr. John Cole's clinic in Cyprus and that was when Dr. Bisanga and myself worked for Dr. Cole along with Dr. Paul Rose, Dr. Patrick Mwamba. That was back in 2003 into early 2004. We all quit working for Dr. Cole approximately the same time and IMHO, for very similiar reasons. Only Patrick Mwamba stayed with Cole. At that time, Bisanga and Mwamba did not have a medical license in the U.S. My understanding is that they were and still are certified in Belgium where they both today have their own respective HT clinics.
What I observed at departure was that Chris Bisanga statred working with Dr. Paul Rose assisting as an expereinced tech with both strip and FUE procedures. I know because i referred several patients to Dr. Rose and I was told that Chris Bisanga was assiting in placing their grafts.
The next thing I discovered was Dr. Paul Rose on the home page website for DHI as their appointed North America Director. I was mortified and shocked because i had been reading and hearing from patients about DHI from the past years, and their reputation. I then learned that Chris Bisanga also joined with DHI and from my observations, I believe he was helping them refine FUE techniques along with Dr. Rose. FUE was the buzz word all over the forums back then and DHI was being promoted unlike I have seen until Dr. Armani came along online with his high density low hairlines!
I have always been amazed at how quickly the tide can turn and how easily people are persuaded by the latest or hottest name, technique that hits the streets in HT surgery. This of course includes the Choi Implanter.
I did immediately also contact Dr. Rose inquiring about his involvement with DHI and he had no idea that they put him on their website with that title. Within just a couple of days or so, he was no longer on their website. Almost immediately, Dr. Rose and Dr. Bisanga left DHI. Again, all of this was posted on the forums from various posters/patients. It's not like this is all confidential. I myself verified that they had left DHI as I have many contacts in this industry.
There is an old saying which goes like this, "Birds of the same feather, flock togethor". Please take note that both Dr. Rose and Dr. Bisanga left DHI. Need I say more?
One last comment. It was Dr. Paul Rose who initially gave me the inspiration to become an independent patient advocate. He was my very first online doctor sponsor in April of 2004. I owe him alot because if it was not for Dr. Paul Rose (Tampa, FL), I would not have been able to make the transition from working on the inside clinic to becoming a single independent advocate. He virtually helped me pay my overhead when I set-up so I could still pay my bills. I still consider Paul a friend although I am not sure if he does HT surgery outside the state of Florida. He was also formerly afilliated with Dr. Shapiro in Minnesota for a long time.
Dr. Rose was extremely instrumental in the further developing/refining of FUE instrumentation and also worked closely with Dr. Jim Harris developing FUE punches which also incorporated dermal depth analysis. They both did a fair amount of presentation and findings at the annual ISHRS conferences workshops. IMHO, Dr. Rose never received the recognition he deserved in furthering FUE in North America back then when it first hit the US.
Anyways, I saved the best part until last!
Cancer or not, I remember all of this like it was yesterday...