I learned more about every aspect of running my Cosmetic Gyn practice. I liked most the ability to directly ask questions to Dr. Goodman. The one-on-one interaction was great.
Ammar Mahmoud (Manhattan, New York City)
Real-world useful knowledge specific to me! I saw everything I needed. I should have done it sooner. A great course!Impressed with the time Dr. Goodman spends with his trainees. OUTSTANDING organization of the course.
Kevin O’Grady (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
I just wanted to check in and let you know that I did my first v-wedge labiaplasty. It went great and I’m excited to see the 6 week and 3-month post-op results. My patient is extremely happy with how it looks immediately post-op and I told her that she will be even more excited once the swelling and bruising have completely resolved. I cannot thank you guys enough for the wonderful course!!! I have started my before and after photos with this first case. I have another one coming up in 3 weeks. Thanks again!
Sulang Rosado MD (Chambersberg, PA)
[This was] an excellent course, clearly taught with clear goals and expectations. I improved my knowledge of anatomy and surgical planning and most liked the casual low-stress learning environment…
Thomas Buonassisi, MD (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Thank you for an excellent course. Dr. Goodman is so knowledgable and at the same time humble and kind. [He is] honest about what is evidence-based and what is anecdotal. I learned so much. This needs to be taught in our training.
Shaghayegh DeNoble, MD (Wayne, NJ)
This course was exactly what I needed to gain the confidence to perform more and advanced vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures and transition these procedures to my office. I enjoyed the interaction with the other providers and also learned from their questions. Gosh—it was great! Wish we had another day… I most liked the practical examples from Dr. Goodman’s practice, and the live lab…
Sherry Neyman, MD (Austin, TX)
…I feel more confident in performing these surgeries, [learning] reproducible steps for doing labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. I most enjoyed the practical experience working with chicken wings [in the animal lab…]
…It was a great class! Dr. Goodman makes this as simple as possible with reproducible steps. Great tips for staying out of trouble. He’s very reassuring and is a great teacher!
Stephanie Allison (Greenfield Center, NY)
Great course; very easy-going atmosphere. I learned labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, O-Shot™ and [how to] pick the best procedure for my patients… I most liked the small intimate group size [which] made for easier learning [in a] perfect setting/mix of lectures and “chit-chat…” The location and logistics provided easy access […from airport…]
Randy Royal, MD (Clemson, SC)
Thank you for an outstanding Master’s Class in FGPS. In thinking back over my Post Graduate Medical Education since 1997 I can honestly say there has never been a more relevant course for women’s health care.
Dr. Michael Goodman’s Master’s Class in Female Genital/Plastic Surgery should be required curriculum for Obstetric & Gynecologic Fellowship training. I am proud to be a graduate of Dr. Goodman’s Master’s class so I can finally, and with confidence and expertise, treat women with a multitude of vulvar problems with the wide variety of treatment options they deserve.
Thank-you Dr. Goodman for your absolutely expert Class in Female Genital/Plastic Surgery!
Rebecca Lee Perlow (Los Angeles, CA)
…I learned new surgical techniques for cosmetic vaginal surgery. I most liked the close interaction with Dr. Goodman. [It was] excellent training. Dr. Goodman is very knowledgeable about teaching and sharing his knowledge…
Dr. Raj Syal (Woodlands, TX)
…Excellent explanation/teaching with detailed audio-visual… I learned about patient selection, linear, V-wedge labiaplasty…
Dr. Michael Reed (Omaha, NE)
I attended [Dr. Goodman’s course] to learn and expand my knowledge. [His course] reinforced what we are doing and I learned about new sutures and instrumentation. I enjoyed the entire presentation, especially how to do the procedures under “local.” This course was clear and informative, the videos very good, and the accommodations very comfortable.
George Danakas (Buffalo, NY)
Fantastic and passionate teacher. It is clear that Dr. G wants each student to succeed in this emerging field.
David Ghozland, MD, Ob-Gyn (Los Angeles, CA)
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.
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)
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. 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… Dr. Goodman is a wise, generous, honest teacher with a humble heart and good hands!
Mike Litrel MD (Atlanta, GA)
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 to 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. Please convey my gratitude to your staff for taking the time to teach me.
George Chambers, MD (Las Vegas, NV)
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.
Ron Patterson, MD (Nassau, Bahamas)
Dr. Goodman’s two-day course is an outstanding and comprehensive cosmetic gynecology tour de force. Dr. Goodman clearly and concisely reviews the 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)
Thank you for the time and energy you spent 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 clinical management but also about the business side of medicine. You took the 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 it to anyone who is interested in learning from the master.
Mona Hardas, MD (Flint, Michigan)
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 to conduct a virtual follow-up visit. I couldn’t have asked for a better female cosmetic genital course.
Heather Furness, MD (Santa Rosa, CA)
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.
Marc Briere, MD. (London, KY)
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.
Mike Devlin, MD (Little Rock, AK)
Great ‘one-on-one’. Also the ability to contact you afterward and marketing opportunities…I enjoyed the didactic sessions and downloads…the surgical sessions were so informative… Excellent accommodations…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. (Crowley, LA)
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 counseling …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 our mutual convenience to view additional surgeries…
Robert Harris, MD (Jackson, MS)
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 counseling information was priceless. Witnessing the compassion and genuine interest Dr. Goodman has for his patients definitely sets the standard for how I will strive to care for my patients seeking Female Genital Plastic Surgery.
Jennifer Owen, MD (Lubbock, TX)
We really packed in so much in 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. (New York City)
I received a good foundation for FGPS. [I especially liked] the presentations on labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery. [It was] excellent overall.
Victor Liu, (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. (Boynton Beach, FL)
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 techniques to do these [labiaplasty and vaginoplasty] under local anesthesia. The live surgical sessions are a great way to learn. Logistics/hotel was 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 (Boise, ID)
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 (Portland, OR)
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. (Savannah, GA)
Out of many (US and European) courses on FGPS I consciously picked yours and not just because it was totally reasonable in price … and allowed two office participants but also because it felt like it was coming from someone who does care about women and their issues/concerns, coming from an expert who have seen-tried-heard a lot on a subject before making his own professional statement. I am glad that I found you the way I imagined you before I came to Sacramento: dedicated, professional, caring, down to earth.
Sasha S (Kira Kosyar) (Toronto, ON)
Great tips and tricks… in surgery that I will surely use in my practice. This is an excellent course, and time well spent. Dr. Goodman is a very good teacher: knowledgeable, open, approachable.
Armen Karakosyan (Buffalo, NY)