Dr. Andrew C. Freel Testimonials
“Once you hear ominous words like abnormality, mastectomy, and reconstruction, your mind transforms into a flood gate of questions and concerns. Once the dust settles and you have started to digest your situation, your need to TRUST someone with your care rapidly becomes a desperation. Anyone facing these circumstances understands the magnitude of this decision…..(the “right choice” decision)….thus the reason behind this lengthy review. Herein lies the answers you may be searching for….
This (our) story is unique in that we have the pleasure of being under the care of Dr. Andrew Freel as sisters. One with a breast cancer diagnosis, one with rapidly evolving Atypical cells, both of us testing positive for the breast cancer gene then ultimately both becoming double mastectomy (with immediate reconstruction) patients. Obviously, both of us had different issues but the search for hope of being reasonably whole again was definitely a part of our common ground. We consulted with several different surgeons before deciding to embark on our journey with Dr. Freel and his team. It is an understatement to say he represents his chosen profession well. In our opinion, this New Orleans native brings the best of Louisiana and helps make Baton Rouge reputable. We drive hundreds of miles to entrust our body canvas to this expert.
Lets begin with initial impression: Professional, yet friendly. Knowledgeable, yet honest. Caring, yet no “BS”! Organized, yet you are made to feel you come first. He obviously embraces impeccable work ethics and is exemplary when it comes to dedication. You do not have to be associated with him long before you see he has a strong love and passion for his work. Now after eight (8) plus months with this practice, we feel we can share the more than apparent. Considering true, personal care, it is vital that you feel not only hope but safe. You know you have found compassion when you find a confident physician that cares about the whole mix of fears, hopes and desires. And, on an even deeper level, when you find a listener that actually makes eye contact as your heart bleeds and your emotions have hijacked a wild roller coaster and is headed anywhere but where they should be! THAT is the difference! The difference for us that resulted in no regrets.
When it comes to accolades, Dr. Freel is humble, so we are not sure he realizes the importance of his role in this most special journey of ours. To say the least, Dr. Freel and his staff have been instrumental in turning our ordeal into an unexpected blessing. Now not only is he proud of his work, but so are we!
He and his office will remain our heroes.”
“OMG Dr. Freel and his staff are Amazing, I had the best experience with Dr. Freel, he has an excellent bedside manner the staff is always wonderful! Ms. Becky is the absolute coolest nurse 😍 I recommend Dr. Andrew Freel for any of your needs in plastic surgery he is truly the best in the business!!!!!!”
“I was referred to Dr. Freel after being diagnosed with breast cancer. He was able to start my reconstruction at the same time as my bilateral mastectomy. Even though I haven’t had the final surgery, the temporary breast expanders that he implanted look pretty good. My scars are so flat and will barely be noticeable when I’m all healed. His staff is friendly and compassionate. Dr. Freel even came to the office extra early one morning to accommodate my schedule. I’ve met so many breast cancer survivors since my diagnosis and all of them who have used Dr. Freel for reconstruction have had nothing but positive things to say about him. I’ve even met some survivors who didn’t see Dr. Freel, but they’ve expressed to me that they wish they would have. I’m so happy to have him as my surgeon!”
“I usually don’t write reviews, although my experience with Dr. Freel and his nurses is worthy of sharing. If you find yourself in need of a plastic surgeon do yourself a favor and go there for a consultation you will not be disappointed.”
“I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Andrew Freel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for anyone who is considering plastic surgery. Dr. Freel and the entire staff at Associates in Plastic Surgery are friendly and caring professionals!!! I am EXTREMELY PLEASED with my results!!!
Sagging skin because of childbirth, prior surgery, and gravity from life in general were my concerns. Dr. Freel listened to my concerns and what I wanted done. He gave me an honest evaluation and what I could expect as I healed. He and the entire staff at APS were very accommodating as we scheduled my surgery.
I felt very comfortable going into surgery because everyone communicated so well. Dr. Freel also checked on me the next couple of weeks after the procedures. It’s been two months, and I continue to be amazed at the results!!! So have my family; my husband and sister have recently scheduled procedures.”
“Dr. Freel is an amazing surgeon. He listened to what my goals were and didn’t try to pressure me into anything else. He made me feel very comfortable through the whole process and made sure I understood all of my options before making a final decision. His nurse and the surgery staff were very accommodating and I felt safe and confident going into the surgery. I already have 3 friends booking appointments with Dr. Freel because I highly recommend him and the results are AMAZING!!”
“Dr. Freel is absolutely one of the best surgeons I have ever had. His bedside manner is what makes him awesome. He works hard to make the patient and their family comfortable. My diagnosis of breast cancer was very scary. Dr. Freel made me feel there was hope of having a normal life after my mastectomy. Awesome doctor. Couldn’t have asked for a better doc.”
“Dr. Freel is a perfectionist and compassionate. This combination won me over when interviewing surgeons. He did my breast reconstruction, which means I have been seeing him for one year. I know it’s hard to understand if you haven’t had your breasts removed. But, you better like your reconstructive surgeon- because you will see him much more than you can imagine through tissue expansion appointments.
He has operated on me twice in one year June 2017 and May 2018. Before Freel, I had never had any surgery, and knowing he was in charge, allowed me to relax and put my faith in him.
He is professional, always on time, and always makes me feel that I am his most important patient.
His nurse, Becky is the sweetest and super helpful. The entire staff is always kind and professional. I know I made the right decision in choosing Dr. Freel.”
“Dr Freel and nurse Becky are extremely nice and professional. I would highly recommend”