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Women's Health - Dr. Garofalo Obgyn, Norwalk CT

Patient Testimonials

Practice Review

Dear Dr. Garofalo,
Thank you so much for your support, expertise and care. I could not have imagined an easier experience! See you for our next baby!

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Practice Review

I would fly to the moon and back and not only coast to coast just so I can be seen by Dr. Garofalo!
Words cannot describe the his professionalism, gentleness and his thoughtfulness!
His staff- the best that I’ve encounter so far. Thank you for bringing my smile and my life back!

Eda M., New York

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Pregnancy Care

Dr.Garofalo is amazing. He is very thorough at each visit, gives you his time and complete focus. I literally am made to feel like his only patient, which is special because his waiting room is never empty. Not only is his bedside manner perfect, he is brilliant and is always extremely thorough when it comes to my health. He is an extremely competent dr and has brought to my attention two conditions throughout my pregnancy that was looked over by my previous obgyn, and due to his accuracy and medical directions, I am feeling great, I have noticed a very big change in my health due to his diagnoses and medical advice. He is also very respectful and seeks to make you feel very comfortable while putting your medical care first.

His RN is also fantastic, also very thorough, patient, and clear with you. His office staff is very organized, and friendly. Nobody makes you feel like your in a zoo, they make you feel like you are in the best care, which I think you are when using Dr. Garofalo. I am literally very impressed with everything about using this dr., and feel really grateful for all that he has done for me thus far.

Kyla K., Bridgeport, CT

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Practice Review

Absolutely great office with friendly staff. Dr. Garofalo is extremely helpful and gentle and gives great advice. Laury, one of the nurses, is also extremely helpful and caring. Overall, the experience is great and I couldn’t say much else!

Alex M., Irvine, CA

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Dr. Garofalo is a compassionate physician who always makes patient wellbeing his top priority. Each patient has her own unique needs and concerns, and Dr. Garofalo does his best to understand and accommodate them.  He has an incredible bedside manner and promptly answers all questions. From the very first appointment I felt that Dr. Garofalo was fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome of my treatment and full recovery, willing to invest his time toward that goal. Dr. Garofalo is an exceptional doctor, and I am very happy with the care I received from him and his staff.

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Labor & Delivery

Dear Dr. Garofalo, Laurie, Joyce, Kathy & Office Staff,

Thank you ALL for such incredible care during our pregnancy and delivery of our sweet little Parker. From beginning to end, we were truly taken care of by the best team we could have asked for. Dr. Garofalo-you were incredible during labor and delivery and we could never thank you enough for safely delivering our little blessing.

Your care and support meant the world to us!

Love, Jessica, Jimmy & Parker S.

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Cryoablation for Heavy Bleeding

I wanted to let you know how excited I am to have had the Cryoablation (sp) procedure!!  Best thing I could have ever done.  I don’t have to worry about not being able to go out when I have my cycle.  It’s awesome.  Good bye heavy clotty periods!

Thanks to Dr. Garofalo I can feel free when I have my period!!  (so corny, huh, sounds like a commercial…LOL)

-Anne Marie, Connecticut

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da Vinci Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids

“On August 25, 2010, I had a da Vinci hysterectomy at Norwalk Hospital performed by Dr. John Garofalo.  I was new to Norwalk Hospital and to Dr. Garofalo.  I had 3 previous surgeries for uterine fibroids… I am pleased that I researced da Vinci and chose Dr. Garofalo.  He is without exception the most patient and attentive surgeon I have ever dealt with.  Read the original letter >

Pamela Tinkham, Connecticut

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da Vinci Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroid

“My surgeon was phenomenal! I was truly impressed by him and his staff!!… I felt like I was his only patient! He visited me 3 times in one day to check on me! What doctor cares that much!! I have such admiration for this man and his work ethics…”

PATIENT NAME:Maureen
LOCATION:Connecticut
AGE:44
CONDITION: Uterine Fibroids
PROCEDURE: da Vinci Hysterectomy
DATE OF PROCEDURE: Dec 21, 2009
MY SURGEON: Dr. John M. Garofalo
HOSPITAL WHERE MY PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED: Norwalk Hospital

OTHER TREATMENTS I CONSIDERED BEFORE DA VINCI SURGERY:
UAE (uterine artery embolization)

THE BIGGEST CONCERNS I HAD ABOUT TREATMENT:
surgery; sexual issues; scars

WHY I CHOSE DA VINCI SURGERY:
After meeting Dr. John Garofalo, I felt that was the way to go.

HOW LONG I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL:
2 days

MY RECOVERY TIME:
2 weeks

WHEN I RETURNED TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES:
3rd week

ABOUT MY SURGEON AND/OR FACILITY STAFF:
My surgeon was phenomenal! I was truly impressed by him and his staff!!

HOW DA VINCI SURGERY COMPARED TO MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES OR PRECONCEPTIONS OF SURGERY:
I have never had surgery or been in the hospital. I was always concerned about not getting the best medical care due to human error.

I WOULD RECOMMEND DA VINCI SURGERY TO MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS!

Several years ago during my yearly pap smear my doctor thought she felt fibroids so she sent me for a ultra sound. My doctor said they would shrink once I started menopause. Every year for the past 3 years I have had an ultrasound to check on the size of my fibroids. This past August my pap smear came back with some issues – polyps found in the uterus and endometrial cells along with the fibroids on the outside which were very large (9cm to be exact). My doctor requested that I have a DNC right away to address the polyps however, As far as the fibroids she said there was nothing she could do because of the size and location.

She gave me a name of a doctor who she did not know personally (Dr. John Garofalo – Norwalk, CT) however, she was impressed with his work in regards to the Davinchi procedure so I decided to go on-line and do some research. I researched the procedure as well as the doctor and was very impressed with what I had read – thank god for the internet!!

I then made an appt to see him in person which was my first time ever seeing a male gynecologist. I was concerned that his office was an hour away from home and that he was affiliated with a hospital that I knew nothing about and again was an hour away from home. After meeting Dr. Garofalo I was truly impressed with his thoroughness and sense of urgency to my issue. He addressed all my concerns the first time I met him. I knew then that I could move forward with my decision.

I had a hysterectomy on 12/21/09 and I feel fabulous! Once again I was impressed with my doctor and his staff! I felt like I was his only patient! He visited me 3 times in one day to check on me! what doctor cares that much!! I have such admiration for this man and his work ethics that I will be his spokeswoman for life. I am truly amazed how quickly I was able to recover after having major surgery. My incisions were minimal my recover was quick. If there is anything I can do to help someone else who is currently going thru a similar experience I will be more than happy to assist.