Dr. Dennis Holmes is an outstanding doctor. He is caring, personable and very easy to talk with. He is extremely knowledgeable and a leader in the field of breast cancer care. After being diagnosed with breast cancer (my right breast, tumor was 2.9 cm) I was told that the standard procedure with my type of cancer was a lumpectomy, radiation and possible chemotherapy with a hormone blocker which to me was devastating. I was under immense stress! Being scarred for life!! A real devastation to your womanhood! Not being able to dress yourself without second thoughts! I researched alternatives on my own and when I found Dr. Dennis Homes I was so grateful! Me and my husband flew all the way from Europe to Los Angeles! He provided a cure for my cancer, cryoablation, that was much more endurable, minimally-invasive and cared about my emotional needs while managing my problem effectively. Also please note that the recurrence rate (if you are so unlucky is 25% same as lumpectomy! So why scar yourself? Dr Holmes is magnificent! He gave me hope that I can get through this! His office staff is the best! Allison, who I interacted with a lot for appointments, questions to the doctor and whatever I needed always responded quickly, efficiently and with such kindness. I & my husband are forever in his debt! My breast did not change!! highly recommend Dr. Holmes and will be forever thankful for him and his staff! Right now my breast is healing on the inside. Please note that on the outside no difference. You can not see marks,scars, points nothing! Reason I take the effort to publish my experience is that before I came to Los Angeles, I perused the reviews a lot since I felt so desperate and uncertain and everywhere doctors still proclaim lumpectomy as golden standard. Which is not true. Cryo if feasible for you does same, kills the tumor (s), however without detrimental disfigurement. The reviews for cryo really helped me in my decision making. So I hope to help others.
Right now I am healing really you can not see anything different about my breast :) The procedure itself was really doable. After they procedure only 1 evening resting and next day I resumed my activities!! I truly am so grateful!! I managed to keep my breast with absolutely no outer changes:) No downtime nothing.
Do not hesitate! if dr Holmes considers you a candidate for cryo, and if you want it yourself also, do not hesitate for a moment:)
If I could do the process over again, I would not doubt and book the first flight from Europe to Los Angeles again!!
Hugs and Kisses and a very great thanks!!