“Thanks a lot. I had been meaning to send you an email to thank you for all the teaching points you shared at the meeting. I walked away from that meeting realizing how secretive the so-called experts were in sharing their information. You, however, were so willing to make your presentations truly informative. Also, it is kind of you to share these forms. I will keep in touch.”
Sincerel,y Uma Penemtsa M.D. (Upstate New York)
“Great firsthand observation of work-up, counseling, and two approaches to labiaplasty” “I think Dr. Goodman worked hard to give a lot of info in a short amount of time.”
— George Moricz, M.D. (Texarkana, Texas)
Hi Dr. Goodman,
Season’s greetings to you, your family and your office staff. This email is to confirm that I received the videos.
I would like to express my gratitude to you for all the clinical and surgical pearls that you taught me during my visit to Davis, California. You and your staff created an atmosphere that was conducive for learning. Your course is perhaps the most useful postgraduate course that I have taken in my 11 years as an attending Ob/Gyn. I thank you on behalf of my patients, who will benefit from the knowledge that I have acquired. In fact, my first case following my training with you will be this coming Friday.
Please convey my gratitude to your staff for taking the time to teach me.
Question: What is the formula that you used to determine the amount of bicarbonate to combine with the bupivacaine?
(George Chambers, MD; email email@example.com) (Las Vegas, NV)
From: ronald patterson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:47 PM
Subject: Thank You
Hello Dr Goodman,
Thank you very much for having taught me so much at your recent Genital Plastic surgery course early December 2013.You are truly amazing. You not only taught, but you shared all the pearls and secrets of Genital Plastic surgery in a way that most people just do not do. I will truly be always grateful to you for your great generosity.
I have two seminars planned for January, one to a lay audience and the other to a medical audience. I most certainly would appreciate utilizing any PowerPoint slides you may have.
Once again, thank you very much.
Ron Patterson, MD (Nassau, Bahamas)
11:51 AM (4 hours ago)
“Dr. Goodman’s two-day course is an outstanding and comprehensive cosmetic gynecology tour de force. Dr. Goodman clearly and concisely reviews anatomy, patient selection, as well as pre- and post-operative care during the evening before the surgical cases. He is extremely forthright, and he shared with us every possible surgical tip, including photography, in-office setup, anesthesia, nursing care and postoperative care. During the course, we were able to view a perineoplasty, a linear labiaplasty, a labia majoraplasty, and a V-wedge labiaplasty. All in one day! The course is a fantastic value and I would enthusiastically recommend it highly, both to the newcomers to cosmetic gynecology as well as to those looking to perfect their techniques or expand their knowledge in this rapidly expanding field. Bravo , Dr. Goodman!”
Francisco Canales, M.D.
Santa Rosa, CA
9:56 AM (7 hours ago)
Dear Dr Goodman, I wanted to thank you for the time and energy you spend on teaching me the techniques of genital plastic surgeries. The tips I got from you in two days are invaluable. I learned not only about the clinical management but also about the business side of medicine. You took time in answering all my questions and were very open in sharing your vast knowledge. I really appreciate everything you did. I’m so glad I did this course and would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning from the master. I intend to keep in touch and would like to participate in any research studies in the future.
Mona Hardas MD
Sent from my iPad
I wanted to thank you for such a terrific, comprehensive course. The syllabus was excellent and very clear. I particularly appreciated the photos you included with the different approaches. They gave me a greater appreciation for the anatomy. Watching you in surgery was particularly helpful. You did an excellent job explaining the V-Wedge approach, and the results were great. I also appreciated seeing you consult with and examine the surgical patients, as well as conduct a virtual follow-up visit. I couldn’t have asked for a better female cosmetic genital course.
Feel free to use this as a testimonial.
Heather Furness, MD
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Paco & Heather
3:48 PM (4 hours ago)
I did my first V-wedge today, and after we discharged the patient, my OR staff gave me a standing ovation. “So THAT’S what Dr. Goodman taught you! Beautiful! We all want one!”
Thanks again for being such a great teacher!
All the best,
Sent from my iPhone
Thank you so much for your help and eagerness to share your vast knowledge.
I had a great time and learned a lot in those two days.
I will get in touch with Mr. Cook to plan my uploading on the website once I feel comfortable that our office is ready.
We discussed last week sending me some before/after sets of pictures of various techniques to go on the website , as well as some videos that you mentioned you had.
I certainly appreciate everything you can send me to get me started.
Thank you again for a great experience.
Many thanks to your lovely staff as well.
(Marc Briere, MD. London, KY. Sent from my iPhone)
Thank you so very much for all the digital material that you sent me.
It is very interesting to watch. I hope to get as good as you one day.
The only thing missing at this point is some befores/afters, you mentioned sending me a few cases that I could eventually post ( acknowledging they are yours of course) .
I am working on my consent forms, photo consent, etc. I scheduled my first case yesterday. It is the 16yo that I mentioned to you, her mother is a nurse at the surgery center and it is where I will do that case. I will eventually send you before/after picture if you have an interest. Interestingly, I have several of our own employees that have expressed interest. They would obviously be great future ambassadors.
We are working on figuring out what is the best space in the office that could be used as a surgery area.
Thank you again for all your precious help.
Marc. (Briere) MD
Jul 16 (1 day ago)
Dr. Goodman, I would like to thank you again for such an informative course. It actually exceeded my expectations. I now feel comfortable with starting to incorporate labiaplasty and perineoplasty in my practice. I have updated my webpage on labiaplasty to include my training with you and have included the picture I took with you. This is the link to the page: https://www.drdevlin.com/body-contouring/labiaplasty
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the page. I am looking forward to receiving sample before and after pictures so I can include them on my website. Thanks again,
(Mike Devlin,MD Little Rock, AK)
8:38 PM (17 hours ago)
Thank you so much, great pics. I was wondering if you could send the pictures that show the edema and bruising that usually follows the surgery so the patient can see that and don’t freak out and they know it is okay to have some edema and bruising afterwards. Thank you so much, I really enjoyed and learned a lot!!!!
Marco (Barzallo), MD
(New Orleans, LA)
“Great ‘one-on-one’ Also the ability to contact you afterwards and marketing opportunities… I enjoyed the didactic sessions and downloads…the surgical sessions were so informative… Excellent accommodations…”
“Dr. Goodman, your expertise in this field, and your ability to talk with your patients so freely was very beneficial to me. You helped me to develop more confidence in discussing these issues with my patients…”
Michelle Owens, M.D. Ob/Gyn from Crowley, LA. , February 2017
“… I attended Dr. Goodman’s course to learn more about VR surgery and watch a master to gain specific knowledge of particular questions about the procedures. I got my money’s worth, and I have the option to return free of charge another time to observe more cases if I wish. I gained specific information on very specific surgical questions as well as my personal interaction with Dr. Goodman.
“I learned V-wedge technique, didactics on consent and counselling… and most enjoyed our personal interaction. I’ve done thousands of vaginal surgeries but this is a newer and different aspect so hearing from your experience was outstanding. I would have liked to view a labia majoraplasty and vaginoplasty; this clinical material wasn’t available at my particular course, but I know I can return at mutual convenience to view additional surgeries…”
Robert Harris, MD
Southeastern Urogyn, Jackson, MS, Feb, 2017
“I attended Dr. Goodman’s course to deepen my skills and professional relations. I felt I “…got my money’s worth” and…found Dr. Goodman to be a generous teacher… with a lot to say. My learning how to place sutures with V-Wedge was most relevant… Also [valuable was] learning levatorplasty, a new method for vaginal rejuvenation…
“I most enjoyed the live cases; the dinner and lunch lectures were an excellent contribution. The best thing was the honest, open communication; [it was] not didactic. …Logistics were excellent… D. Goodman is a wise, generous, honest teacher with a humble heart and good hands!”
– Mike Litrel MD, Urogynecologist, Atlanta, GA, March, 2017
“I took Dr. Goodman’s course to learn better way(s) to do a labiaplasty and learn to perform a vaginoplasty. I was able to see both surgeries, and feel that I got my “money’s worth.” I learned technique to do these [labiaplasty and vaginoplasty] under local anesthesia. The live surgical sessions are a great way to learn.
“Logistics/hotel were easy. I am very glad I came. I was worried if it was going to be worth the trip. I loved it! Thank you.”
— Phil Agrusa MD, Ob-Gyn, Boise, ID. March, 2017
“I definitely got my money’s worth. I learned the importance of planning the procedure prior to the first incision and the value of careful, meticulous surgical technique and loved the laid-back, friendly, non-intimidating environment…
“The live surgical sessions were up-close and personal; I loved the constant instruction and teaching. [The fact that] we were given copies of all pre-op, post-op, informed consent forms and counselling information was priceless.
“…Witnessing the compassion and genuine interest Dr. Goodman has for his patients definitely set the standard for how I will strive to care for my patients seeking Female Genital Plastic Surgery.”
–Jennifer Owen, MD, Ob-Gyn, Lubbock, TX, April, 2017
“We really packed in so much from a 2-day course! I admire/appreciate Dr. Goodman’s approach to practice; meticulous and safe medicine first and foremost. The “Real Life” discussions and how to stay out of trouble were appreciated. Surgical ideas and clinical pearls were helpful for someone entering the aesthetics world. Thank you!
– Shoma Datta-Thomas, M.D. Ob-Gyn, New York City
“…I received a good foundation for FGPS. [I especially liked] the presentations on labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery…” “[It was] excellent overall…” I got my money’s worth.
–Victor Liu, Plastic Surgery, San Francisco, CA
“…I learned what I wanted to learn… how to do these procedures, logistics about the procedures and logistics… I most liked the relaxed [teaching] environment, and felt Dr. Goodman was a good speaker and teacher. [Dr. Goodman and Nicole] are a good team. Good course. Great that they provided us with samples of documents needed, lots of equipment and supplies…”
— Jose Nodarse, M.D. , Ob-Gyn, Boynton Beach, FL
“…[This was] great practical information, exact techniques, exact suture materials, etc. I especially appreciated pre- and post-op information and details of suture materials, materials, technique, etc. …I especially liked the [live] videos with narration. The size and amount of time for the course was [especially nice…]”
— Gina Allison, MD, Ob-Gyn, Portland, OR
“…I got my money’s worth. The logistics were fine: good [facility], near the airport. Dr. Goodman clearly is dedicated to helping his patients and training other doctors to take better care of their patients…”
–Carmela Pettigrew, M.D., Ob-Gyn, Savannah, GA