Providence Plastic Surgeon Testimonials
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
I just wanted to properly thank you for everything you’ve done for me regarding my breast surgery/reconstruction. From the moment I met you, I knew you would be the best choice as my plastic surgeon. There was really no need for me to consult with anyone else. The decision to have a mastectomy at age 40 was truly the most difficult one I have had to make. However, your professionalism, knowledge, and kindness made me so comfortable with my decision.
Before, during, and after each of my surgeries, I had numerous visits with you and your strive for the best possible outcome for me was evident. I have to say that, “although I miss the feeling of my old breast, I like the appearance of the new one even more.” When I look at myself in the mirror I cannot believe what you were able to accomplish! You are truly an artist!
I was very fortunate that the breast cancer was detected early, and blessed even further to have been given my new “BODY BY Z.”
I want to thank each and every one of your staff for the kindness they offered to me during every visit. They are an amazing team!
Lastly, during one of my visits you told me that you love sushi, so I invite you to try KON. I think you will enjoy it. Happy Holidays!
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
I sincerely thank you for having such a positive effect on my life. Yourself and your staff have always been gracious and understanding with me during my surgery and recovery time. I feel better about myself, with added confidence. Have a peaceful holiday season!
Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!
AB – Dec 11
I find Dr. Zienowicz to be an amazing doctor. He always makes me feel comfortable and takes the time to answer my questions. His staff is always wonderful and very helpful. I’ve had multiple surgeries for skin cancer removal on my face over the years and Dr. Z has done all my plastic surgery and reconstruction. I trust him and he does amazing work.
Exceptional, Sincere and Personalized. Some men and women will “shop around” for their plastic surgeon, but I knew exactly who I wanted! Dr. Z and all the members of his team are FABULOUS!!! Keep doing the fine job that you do!
“I’m currently under Dr Z’s care after undergoing surgery for a breast lift and a tummy tuck a little over two months ago. I decided to consult a plastic surgeon for these procedures following a weight loss of almost 100lbs. I thought about doing it for years, but was always a bit nervous about the idea of going under the knife for a major surgery….an elective major surgery! That is, until I met Dr Z! I was actually referred to him by another surgeon and am so thankful for it.
I knew after my initial consultation that I was not only ready, but I was going to be under the care of the best surgeon! Its not hard to click with Dr Z…he is such a warm, gentle, kind soul who put me at ease from the first handshake. He not only listened to my concerns, but he asked me questions as well….A fact that showed me that this whole journey was going to be a team effort! I was going to have this surgery and Dr Z was going to see me through every step of the way….wor king TOGETHER with me to obtain MY desired outcome. That’s what impressed me the most. He made me feel like I was his only patient! I knew that if I put the work in, he was going to give me 100%. I could not be more satisfied with the results! I worked so hard to lose the weight, but was never truly satsified by how my body looked. Dr Z gave me the body that I imagined for years but couldn’t quite get on my own.
He was there for me before, during, and after my surgery, even calling my home to check on me! That’s a caring person! He gained the respect of my parents and my fiance (who all aided in my recovery) by speaking with them and putting them at ease!! He became a friend to us all! He is absolutely amazing….His talent is such a gift and I’m truly blessed to have him as my doctor!! I can’t end without mentioning Dr Z’s staff.
The surgical nurses were great. They made me feel so comfortable and even updated my family in the waiting room during my surgery!
We were all very grateful for that. I had my follow up appointments with Maggie, who is absolutely wonderful!! She is so friendly and sweet! Most importantly, she was so reassuring especially within my first few weeks of recovery. She told me to call her anytime and she meant it! No matter how small my concern, she always made me feel at ease. Dr Z, Maggie, and all staff…. Thank you for taking care of me!!!!”
I want to thank you for the amazing work you did! The whole experience exceeded my expectations! I am so happy with the results!! Words can’t express my gratitude. I was very unhappy before I cam to see you. It was the best decision I’ve made. I can’t stop smiling when I look in the mirror!
You care about your patients, you do great work & you have a wonderful staff that cares and are very professional! You may not remember but you asked me, “what made this experience different from my first procedure (with another doctor)?” I wasn’t sure how to answer at the time…I can now. You, your expertise & your staff made the difference!!!
P.S. My fiance says, “Thank You.”
Dear Dr. R. Zienowicz
I can not find the words – I don’t think they’ve invented any good enough to express the excellent job you’ve done on me!!! It’s simply amazing!!! And I mean this from the bottom of my heart getting very teary eyed here!!! You have made one of my biggest & greatest wishes come true!!! You did a remarkable job!!! I couldn’t have done a better job myself! 4 the better and a little less pain!!!
Rose R Red
Violets R Blue
Frankly I couldn’t have found a better surgeon than you!!!
You met all my expectations and you R No. 1 more!!!
Dear Doctor Z and Staff,
I know it has taken me a while to write about my experience.. This has been a very emotional and amazing journey for me. You and your staff listend to me and understood when no one else did. I was at the point of frustation and ready to jsut give up. But then I Had m appointment with Dr. Z….It was like stepping through a portal to the life I really should have been having. Thank you so much for the care and understanding and patience i received from both you and your wonderful staff. My life now is powerful to say the least . This could not have happened without all of you. I just can not say enough…Much Love to you all
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
I just really want to thank you for all you’ve done for me. Although my post surgical recuperation was tougher than I had anticipated, you were right there encouraging me and promising me it would be okay.
You made me feel so beautiful at my appointment this past Friday. I could see in your eyes that you meant it. I can tell you are proud of your work and I feel you see what you as a work of art. I realize how difficult it must be for you every day trying to make women feel good about themselves. Thank you for taking the time to bring me into your office and answer my questions about my implants. Also, thanks for indulging me and letting me get a picture taken with you.
Here is a proverb I found that kind of sums up my feelings and it is all thanks to you:
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.”
Isn’t that just beautiful? But, that’s how I feel. Very nice and happy.
So, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly blessed to have you as my cosmetic surgeon.
This is to thank you for the absolutely wonderful care and treatment I have received from each and every member of your staff. I can say that, without exception, I have never had a bad experience in all the times I have been there – unless of my own making, of course (leaving my glasses there, etc.)! From the minute I walk in to the minute I walk out I am always treated with kindness, professionalism, respect, understanding, patience, care, and genuine friendliness. I have never been to any another doctor’s office where I can say that to a person, every single member of the staff is pure quality. You are all a credit to your profession, and certainly make the world a much nicer place.
If this chocolate makes you too fat, I know a really good cosmetic surgeon who can help you out…
(Please also share this with Mike. Although he isn’t necessarily a member of you staff, he should be!)”
I know I will probably see you several times in the future, but I wanted to say thank you once again for seeing me safely and successfully through my surgery. From your consult, to your literature, and your wonderful staff, everything went just as I hoped. You certainly perfected this procedure and I am so happy I chose you to do this. – And I know you’ve seen millions of breasts, but you can’t even believe how amazing it feels to be given this feeling of confidence and femininity, that is so very important to a woman. It must feel great to have a job that changes people’s lives in such a positive way.
Thank you again.
I am the woman whose story “I Got the News All Women Dread” appeared as the Cover Story in Providence Journal’s “Lifestyles” magazine, on Dec. 26, 2004. I wanted to demystify the experience of being diagnosed and undergoing reconstruction surgery; at the same time, I wish to herald my RI doctors, Theresa Graves and Rick Zienowicz, as well as Linda Livingston in radiology (she has since married and has a new name).
Now, I have submitted a follow-up piece to Seth Klaiman for possible publication in the hospitals newspaper and have sent in a contribution to the mammography department of RI Hospital last December. You see, I know how fortunate I am and would like to work so that others might have a similar positive outcome. To that effect, I offer my services as a spokesperson and fund-raiser. I have experience in public-speaking and know I could be a valuable resource: after all, I am a RI woman who has recovered well from 4 surgeries over 2 years, a woman who today has a positive outlook do to the skill of RI surgeons. In addition, I am a writer and a speaker.
You may access more information about me via my 2 websites: www.yteach.org focuses on my educational material published and colleenmellor.com highlights my real estate business. I donate funds from my real estate business to charitable ventures.
I am sending you the recent story I sent to Seth, along with my offer to do public speaking services for RI Hospital in fund-raising mode. Barbara Scheppes and I have discussed where she might utilize new money coming in, and I am committed to trying to get her that money. As you will read in my story, I recommend other optimal situations I’d like to suggest as a patient advocate, but you may have some of this in place already; I wasn’t sure….it has been a while since I walked that path.
So, please feel free to contact me…As I said in my piece, so many people offered the foregone conclusion “that I was going to Boston for Treatment, of course,” and I can only say I am thrilled with my decision to remain with RI professional medical treatment.
Colleen Mellor’s letter can be found in .pdf format here
Dear Dr. Z,
I wanted to thank you once again for the amazing work you’ve done on me. I feel and look much better than I ever have. There is not one day that goes by that my husband doesn’t compliment me. Even I look at my new body everyday and am very thankful to you. I just can’t believe what my eyes see. You will be sure to meet a handful of women I’ve recommended to you. At least after they’re done having their babies. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I LOVE IT!
Happy holidays to you and your family!
I just wanted to say “thank you” for the amazing job you did on my Tummy Tuck. Although I am only a month into my recovery, I am thrilled with the outcome and the transformation is unbelievable. I know my results will only improve as time goes on – but it is hard to imagine they are going to be even better than they are now! You are a true artist with a special talent.
I also want you to know your entire staff are true professionals. They have made me feel very comfortable and never hesitated to answer any questions or concerns I have. You are not only a doctor and his staff but feel you have become my friend, too!
Thank you again – you all are awesome.
When asked if I was happy about my surgeries. I told Dr. Z and everyone it was the best money I ever spent !! Thank you DR. Z!!
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
I want to deeply thank you for the amazing work you have done for me during my breast reconstruction. Your warmth and compassion make you a very special doctor, which coupled with your surgical expertise, make you one of the “BEST” doctors in Rhode Island.
I am also forever grateful for the additional corrective measures you have made to make me more comfortable and HAPPIER.
Despite my diagnosis of breast cancer, I consider myself fortunate to have crossed the paths of so many wonderful medical people, like yourself.
May life bless you abundantly for all you do for others.
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
I apologize that it has taken me 6 months to get this thank you letter to you.
Thank you for the amazing job on my surgery. The whole experience from consultation to recovery, exceeded my expectations. (Surgery on Wednesday, in Boston on Saturday.) Six months later, no visible scars and it feels like my body was always this way!
From my 1st visit to my discharge visit, you and your staff have assured that all my questions and concerns were addressed. At each visit I met a different member of your staff and each person made me feel so comfortable. I felt like I was talking with my girlfriends. I can honestly say I have never had an experience where everyone was so positive and kind.
As an administrator, I know what a challenging task it is to create and maintain both a positive and professional culture; it is clear, Dr. Zienowicz, you have achieved this!
Best Wishes for a fabulous New Year!
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
Thank you so much for the wonderful work you completed on my face and neck. I am so appreciative! Every time I glance in a mirror, I can’t believe how fantastic I look. I do look 15 years younger and I do feel a lot better about my appearance. My co-workers are not asking me what I did on my vacation, but they certainly are staring at me. You are an artist.
Thank you, Jane C.
Dear Dr. Zienowicz,
Thank you so much for your amazing work during my surgery last Thursday. I can tell I am going to love the results! You have a calm and easy rapport with your patients that is very impressive, given that it would be easy to be intimidated by so much talent. I can’t wait to heal fully and enjoy the results!
Thanks for everything, Jennifer G.