June of this year I had a pregnancy that took a turn for the worse, and I owe my health, and the health of my son to Dr. Fischbein. My son was breech, and had twisted himself into a position so that his neck was dangerously hyperextended. My midwife sent me to Dr. Fischbein, who performed an ultrasound, then sent me to a specialist for a second opinion. A few days later my water broke, I developed preeclampsia, and he had to deliver my son by C-section 5 weeks early.\r
Since I had planned a birthing center birth, getting the C-section was pretty disappointing. I had one request to try to salvage the experience for myself, and that was that I see whether my child was a boy or girl with my own eyes. Dr. Fischbein personally told every single person in the O.R. that no one would announce the gender, and held my son up to me so I could have my wish. He also said encouraging things to me through out the procedure, from telling me how good my anaestheiologist, to calling out as my son was born ""no cleft feet,"" ""the hands are opening and closing"" (things we had been worried about).\r
Even though it was a C-section, I remember my son's birth as a very joyful experience.\r
I recovered from my surgery very quickly and easily, and I have no doubt that is due largely to Dr. Fischbein's skill as a surgeon. He did not use staples on me, thus minimizing scarring, but took the time to sew me up. I was driving 8 days after surgery, and felt like I could have driven even sooner.\r
In spite of what I have read here, and in the newspaper, I would return to Dr. Fischbein as a patient. And if I had a good friend with a complicated pregnancy I would send her to Dr. Fischebein in a heartbeat.