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  • Harry West
    Member
    • Mar 2009
    • 57

    Info on Dr. Gil Segev in VA

    Hi,

    I just joined the forum. First, a little background: I'm 26 and experiencing the beginnings of hair loss in the temples and crown. I'm currently taking Proscar split into quarters and using the Laser Comb and have been for about two-three months. After one year, I will see if I notice any results, then take it from there (such as consider hair transplant).

    Now for my question: Does anybody have any testimonials or experience (good or bad or course) with Dr. Gil Segev of Virginia Surgical Center? Here is their site: http://www.virginiasurgical.com

    I went in for a consultation, and if we were to do a transplant, they suggested 1,700 grafts.

    Thanks so much in advance, and I look forward to any replies/comments.
  • Jkel
    Member
    • Oct 2008
    • 70

    #2
    This doctor's website does not paint a good picture. He shows typical deceptive before and after pictures and sells a hair care product line. Doesn't look to kosher to me. You should stick with known hair transplant doctors that are recommended by the IAHRS www.iahrs.org

    You should also upload pictures so everyone can give you some advice. It sounds like it is too early for you to have a hair transplant from how you describe yourself.

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    • HelpROGER
      Senior Member
      • Dec 2008
      • 120

      #3
      This is not a place you want to go to have a hair transplant. Take Jkel's advice.

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      • Harry West
        Member
        • Mar 2009
        • 57

        #4
        Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

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        • gillenator
          Senior Member
          • Dec 2008
          • 1417

          #5
          Harry,

          I live in the area, and take it from me, you will have to travel.
          "Gillenator"
          Independent Patient Advocate
          more.hair@verizon.net

          NOTE: I am not a physician and not employed by any doctor/clinic. My opinions are not medical advice nor are they the opinions of the following endorsing physicians: Dr. Bob True & Dr. Bob Dorin

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          • hairnow123
            Junior Member
            • Apr 2009
            • 7

            #6
            I have been patient of Virginia Surgical

            My story:

            I had surgery in late July of 2008 (8 1/2 months ago) with Virginia Surgical and Dr. Segev. I am very happy. I attached my picture 15 days after surgery and current picture taken at Easter..Was taken with iphone. Will try to get a close up attached as well, but you can see my hair looks excellent as does my new hot girlfriend although cropped her out. as well as most of me... I will get some better pictures to post. Any questions let me know. Be happy to share my thoughts with you. Surgery was pretty easy..hardest part is waiting..they say most implanted hair falls out after and then starts to grow back in about 3 months or so....a lot of my implants for me seemed to grow from the start and did not fall out. So for me may be different then others. Last month was real breakthough month 7 as hair got much much thicker and more seemed to grow through. So the areas that seemed lighter seemed to thicken up very well. I got a good hair cut and style and take propecia everyday to now keep what I have. If all stays the same for rest of life I am in good shape with the exception I may get a little more hair on the crown as most of my work was done in the front section and hairlien. Well worth the money. Also, I will blog a picture of where they took the hair from. It was a triachloric suture..god as my witness I search for it all the time and can not find. I will try to have my girlfriend see if she can find and take picture..truly amazing.
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            • hairnow123
              Junior Member
              • Apr 2009
              • 7

              #7
              picture just taken

              The Easter picture was not so clear. I just took iphone picture. Keep in mind I have gel in hair etc... Like I said my experience with Virginia Surgical Dr Segev, Chris and the team that worked on me was really good and I am very happy with the result..They used every last bit of available hair from the slither that was taken. Also, they were very fair priced. To me that was important as it allowed me to get the right amount of implants. I did my homework as well I went to 3 other doctors before making my decision so I did my homework. You are never certain before making a decision it was the right one..For myself I am now confident I did and am happy.
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              • hairnow123
                Junior Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 7

                #8
                I meant to add 2 pictures
                Attached Files

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                • the B spot
                  Doctor Representative
                  • Jan 2009
                  • 85

                  #9
                  You need to consult with other clinics, period.

                  You want world-class results, not the best local results.

                  A short drive or plane ride can see you happy with your choice, and getting on with your life.

                  A poor decision and you spend thousands and years of your life going to top clinics to fix the work.

                  Pay no attention to the poor before and afters of these type of clinics....look for clear pics that show the ACTUAL hairline and work.

                  Take Care,
                  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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                  • Jkel
                    Member
                    • Oct 2008
                    • 70

                    #10
                    I stand by what I said above and agree with the b spot. Something doesn't look Kosher and he is not in the IAHRS or mentioned on other websites. I believe that most people who really do their homework would know to go to a recommended doctor and not an unknown. Im also suspect of the mention of his hot girlfriend. I hope hairnow123 is really happy with his results but I would never go to this doctor based on the doctors own website.

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                    • hairnow123
                      Junior Member
                      • Apr 2009
                      • 7

                      #11
                      I apologize in advance if it appears I have taken this personal to some extent as I am a well educated patient trying to share my real experience. Look anyone can call me by phone and I am happy to speak with them and share my story. I am a real patient who actually went through the process including viewing message boards, visiting a few doctors and doing my homework. The person asked about Dr. Segev and Virginia Surgical. They can take advice from a representative of another hair place "Shapiro" who says they need to travel...(oh to where? maybe where Shapiro is located. I mean come on...or a website critic? or a real patient who actually has had service from the placed being asked about. Again, if anyone wants to speak to me personally about my experience they can talk to me by phone and I will be happy to share my experience. Lastly, "girlfriend" comment maybe went over the top..but it is true and I am happy with my looks much more now since surgery and hair growing in. It makes a difference. I wanted to lighten up my writing I thought it was funny. Plus it is true. Didn't think it would take such a serious critical analysis. Since Virginia Surgical did a good job for me I wanted to respond strongly to statements by competitors and other unidentified travel specialist that were in contradiction to my experience I saw on the this message board. Lastly, regarding IAHRS I am sure is a fine organization..but it appears there are only 2 doctors listed in Virginia and about 40 or so nationwide..So these are the only 40 doctors in the country to go to and all other of the tens of thousands of other doctors are no good. This too also is crazy. Lastly, I am not telling anyone to go anywhere. I am just telling you how I feel with the experience I actually had. Best regards and god bless all.

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                      • bigmac
                        Senior Member
                        • Nov 2008
                        • 253

                        #12
                        Hairnow123
                        Glad you`ve had a good experience.
                        It would be great if you could do a personal blog on here and document your experience with pictures.
                        Take care bm.

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                        • hairnow123
                          Junior Member
                          • Apr 2009
                          • 7

                          #13
                          personal blog

                          Hi Big Mac,

                          Thanks for your interest in personal blog. This weekend when I have time I will try to do. I will be able to describe in reflection my thoughts chronologically etc..and I may have some pictures that were taken only on a casual purpose, but I did not document each month as I really should have. I regret that. I did post my most recent pictures in this thread. I took those myself in bathroom yesterday with the exception of the one that was taken Easter. The one thing I can add I think is helpful is that in begging even though hair grows at least for me. The biggest cosmetic benefit appeared last month. A little past 6 months. Before was good as hair grew well, but cosmetically a little after six months really was almost like night and day. Thanks.

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                          • the B spot
                            Doctor Representative
                            • Jan 2009
                            • 85

                            #14
                            Hairnow--- you raised a thread that was weeks old to plug your doc, yet you say you have no interest? From a personal standpoint, I am happy your happy--but guess what? We cannot even see your results well enough to comment, nor can we see any results of note based on the website.

                            Your comment about thousands of doctors and there being only about 40 or so that are good? That is about fairly accurate. I hope the list continues to grow.

                            You either do great work and we hear/see it for ourselves; OR, other doctors whose opinions we trust, hear/see it for themselves and the work is so good they tell others.

                            Also, if you actually knew what you were speaking about, you would notice that Gillenator stated the SAME thing and he is an independent patient advocate.

                            If you notice, I never said to come to Shapiro Medical, although, quite frankly, that would be a great option. I do find it funny you chose to sarcastically reference myself and ignore the other "non-attached" comments.

                            So, YES, Harry West needs to travel. Even if it hurts your feelings.

                            My personal recommendation is Dr. Jerry Cooley in North Carolina--probably close enough for a ling drive--- produces world-class results with clear before and after pics--also does FUE and Strip.
                            Take Care,
                            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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                            • hairnow123
                              Junior Member
                              • Apr 2009
                              • 7

                              #15
                              Look I hope this doesn't go on forever. I am sure you are a descent person. This should not be a personal thing I don't really understand this attack. Are you not allowed to share positive experiences with hair transplant doctor if not on your exclusive list which has NO doctors in all of Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland? What kind of board is this? You are welcome to call me anytime to discuss. I am a patient and was sharing my experience with the doctor the person listed. It seemed relevant. I revise my earlier thread..according to you there is not one doctor in all of DC, Virginia, or Maryland who can do a good hair transplant. My experience proves this wrong as does reasonable common sense. Ironically, the only good doctors are those who spend there free hours blogging, have bloggers, and are web savvy..all other doctors are no good. This is correct? This in my humble opinion is crazy. I mentioned the doctor you work for since it seemed possible perhaps you had an ax to grind. I work for no doctor. I am a patient who had hair transplant surgery and responded fairly to a question about the doctor I got my surgery from. I just speculated in response to your attack on me. I just was grateful to VS for the service they provided me and wanted to share my experience with the person who asked. Again, I am not telling anyone to go anywhere. I was just sharing my actual experience.

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