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Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« on: October 25, 2021, 10:22:49 am »
So I was hoping to hear what are some experiences with these doctors....

I had my consultation with Dr. Bluebond-Langner + Dr. Zhao earlier this month, and have confirmed a surgery date with them for 2023. I have another consultation coming next month with Dr Ting which I'm preparing to cancel.  From what I've read the procedures are comparable? Have I made a miscalculation somewhere in my choices?

Also for the record, 32 months wait between the consultation booking to the actual surgery date)...they busy.

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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 07:00:35 pm »
They are busy because the type of GCS they do (peritoneal pull through vaginalplasty) is considered the best way to construct a neo vagina.

You already have a scheduled appointment with Dr Ting. If it is not to inconvienent, just make the appointment. Dr Ting might tell you something new.

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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 08:05:54 pm »
So Ting and Bluebond-Langner/Zhao both do the same pull through technique?

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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 03:45:00 am »
So Ting and Bluebond-Langner/Zhao both do the same pull through technique?

That's not my understanding, however my most recent data is a couple years ago, so it may have changed.

As of then, if I understood correctly, Ting, sometimes working in collaboration with Marci Bowers was using peritoneal tissue taken from the scrotum.

Fwiw Dr Wittenberg in SF performs pptv. I think as highly of her as rbl, they're both amazing.
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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 10:19:36 am »
I had PPPT surgery with Bluebond/Zhao earlier this year and have a long thread on it in the GCS section of Susan’s. Tl;dr I had a very positive outcome and working with the NYU-Langone team was great. The only thing I could complain about was the hospital food.

I went with Bluebond because I think she’s getting the most consistently good outcomes at this point. I chose Bluebond over Ting because Ting didn’t get quite as consistently good reviews. He’s also a bit cocky (not unusual for surgeons), whereas Bluebond and Zhao project quiet confidence. I also am a big fan of the plastic surgeon / urologist team approach…it really reduces the time under anesthesia and that helps with recovery. 

I would also do a consultation with Avenessian at Mt Sinai. I think she has enough experience at this point, it doesn’t seem like her results are any worse than Ting’s, and she has better bedside manner than Ting. But I would still choose Bluebond/Zhao over either of those two.
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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 11:37:25 am »
I had PPPT surgery with Bluebond/Zhao earlier this year and have a long thread on it in the GCS section of Susan’s. Tl;dr I had a very positive outcome and working with the NYU-Langone team was great. The only thing I could complain about was the hospital food.

I went with Bluebond because I think she’s getting the most consistently good outcomes at this point. I chose Bluebond over Ting because Ting didn’t get quite as consistently good reviews. He’s also a bit cocky (not unusual for surgeons), whereas Bluebond and Zhao project quiet confidence. I also am a big fan of the plastic surgeon / urologist team approach…it really reduces the time under anesthesia and that helps with recovery. 

I would also do a consultation with Avenessian at Mt Sinai. I think she has enough experience at this point, it doesn’t seem like her results are any worse than Ting’s, and she has better bedside manner than Ting. But I would still choose Bluebond/Zhao over either of those two.

Hi Sarah,
Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad you had good results. I agree regarding their projection of quiet confidence. I basically feel similar to you about the choices. I do not know where to find your thread in the GCS section... where is this section? Thanks Mindy

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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 03:55:27 pm »
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Re: Dr. Ting VS. Dr. Bluebond-Langner and Dr. Zhao
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 10:11:39 pm »
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Here's the link to the thread

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,255584.0.html

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