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  • kirby
    Junior Member
    • Mar 2009
    • 3

    SF Bay Area

    I am considering Dr Wasserbauer in Walnut Creek to do a hair restoration procedure. She seems very good but I would appreciate any member feedback. Dr Kabaker in Oakland is another possibility. Any thoughts on his work? I am very interested in any opinions as soon as possible.

    Thanks.
  • SpencerKobren
    Administrator
    • Oct 2008
    • 398

    #2
    Originally posted by kirby
    I am considering Dr Wasserbauer in Walnut Creek to do a hair restoration procedure. She seems very good but I would appreciate any member feedback. Dr Kabaker in Oakland is another possibility. Any thoughts on his work? I am very interested in any opinions as soon as possible.

    Thanks.
    Hey Kirby,

    Welcome to the forum! Dr. Wasserbauer has an excellent reputation and sheís one of the most ethical, stand up physicians in the field today. Iím really impressed by her on several levels. The fact that she would perform surgery on her own husband proves that she is confident in her own skills and those of her staff. See Erikís profile:



    To my knowledge Dr. Kabaker also has a very good reputation, but is better known for his female hairline lowering techniques, as well as reconstructive scalp surgery.

    You can also view Dr. Wasserbauer's patient results on her IAHRS Profile:
    http://www.iahrs.org/DisplayProfile....sID=%B2%9A&sn= Just click on "View Flash Photo Gallery."
    Spencer Kobren
    Founder, American Hair Loss Association
    Host, The Bald Truth Radio Show

    I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.

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    • kirby
      Junior Member
      • Mar 2009
      • 3

      #3
      Thank you, Spencer and very kind of you to reply so quickly. Your comments are very reassuring. I just want to be sure that I have found a highly skilled and ethical surgeon and it sounds as if I have. What an anxiety producing process! It is a good thing you have this forum. When I had called Rassman's office (with whom she trained) they were nice but stingy with their information. Their vague reply had me wondering but I feel encouraged now. Much appreciated.

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      • SpencerKobren
        Administrator
        • Oct 2008
        • 398

        #4
        No problem Kirby. So whatís your hair loss situation like? How long have you been dealing with hair loss and how long have you been considering surgery?
        Spencer Kobren
        Founder, American Hair Loss Association
        Host, The Bald Truth Radio Show

        I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.

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        • kirby
          Junior Member
          • Mar 2009
          • 3

          #5
          Well, I am 55 years old. I have been taking Propecia pretty much since it came onto the market. I believe that has forestalled significant hair loss everywhere but my temples and front area which have been steadily marching in reverse. Not bad though and my donor area is very good. I first started thinking about hair restoration in my early forties. Bosley, at that time, seemed to be the only game in town. I decided against it. As time progressed and hair regressed, I again began to look into the state of the art. The blogs and the information are mind numbing. It has been challenging to zero in on who really does know what they are doing. Your site has been very useful. The excerpt from Oprah with Dr. Oz -- for whom I have a great deal of respect -- was enlightening and his imprimatur gave me confidence. The scary part is that there appears to be competing authorities and opinions everywhere. It is a great challenge to know which way to turn. And then there are the horror stories...Added to that is my own hesitation (shared by many others I am sure) to "ask around" . Dr Wasserbauer, I know, is a relative new comer. But her training and reviews seem very solid and it is, in part, her fresh approach and her accessibility that I appreciate. Bottom line, though, is the all-important technique. I am scheduled for the procedure this month. I value your input on this matter. What threw me off today a bit was the reticence of Dr Rassman's office to comment about her or give her a referral. Although I do plan to do a "drive by" to Kabaker's office tomorrow, I am feeling confident again about my selection of Dr Wasserbauer. My wife thinks that I have analyzed this to death.

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          • SpencerKobren
            Administrator
            • Oct 2008
            • 398

            #6
            Originally posted by kirby
            Well, I am 55 years old. I have been taking Propecia pretty much since it came onto the market. I believe that has forestalled significant hair loss everywhere but my temples and front area which have been steadily marching in reverse. Not bad though and my donor area is very good. I first started thinking about hair restoration in my early forties. Bosley, at that time, seemed to be the only game in town. I decided against it. As time progressed and hair regressed, I again began to look into the state of the art. The blogs and the information are mind numbing. It has been challenging to zero in on who really does know what they are doing. Your site has been very useful. The excerpt from Oprah with Dr. Oz -- for whom I have a great deal of respect -- was enlightening and his imprimatur gave me confidence. The scary part is that there appears to be competing authorities and opinions everywhere. It is a great challenge to know which way to turn. And then there are the horror stories...Added to that is my own hesitation (shared by many others I am sure) to "ask around" . Dr Wasserbauer, I know, is a relative new comer. But her training and reviews seem very solid and it is, in part, her fresh approach and her accessibility that I appreciate. Bottom line, though, is the all-important technique. I am scheduled for the procedure this month. I value your input on this matter. What threw me off today a bit was the reticence of Dr Rassman's office to comment about her or give her a referral. Although I do plan to do a "drive by" to Kabaker's office tomorrow, I am feeling confident again about my selection of Dr Wasserbauer. My wife thinks that I have analyzed this to death.
            Hey Kirby,

            It certainly sounds like you've done your research. I know how difficult it can be to find truly objective information on the web. I addressed why this resource was created, as well as giving my opinion on the difficulties hair loss consumers face when researching on the internet in my introductory message.

            Introductory Message From Spencer Kobren

            I wish you the best of luck and feel free to keep asking questions.
            Spencer Kobren
            Founder, American Hair Loss Association
            Host, The Bald Truth Radio Show

            I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.

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            • Zao
              Senior Member
              • Dec 2008
              • 156

              #7
              Kirby,

              All I can say is that you've come to the right place to find help. Spencer is a straight shooter and has helped so many people it probably is difficult to count. Iíve been a fan for over 11 years and Iím grateful for listening.

              Hereís my story. http://www.baldtruthtalk.com/showthread.php?t=435

              Good luck with you hair transplant. I am now considering having one and will let everyone know what I decide to do.

              Chris

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              • the B spot
                Doctor Representative
                • Jan 2009
                • 85

                #8
                I suggest you do consults with Hasson and Wong in Vancouver, and Dr. Gabel in Oregon before deciding on a particular clinic/doctor.

                Never let travel deter you from choosing an excellent doctor that can meet and exceed your needs.

                You can do virtual consults with these clinics before doing the actual surgery.

                Good Luck!
                Jason
                Patient Advocate/FUE Coordinator for Shapiro Medical Group. My advice and opinions are my own and is not medical advice. I am a Cubs fan.

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