Dr.Alphy S. Puthiyidom (Dr. Alphy) was one of the best doctors, inside and outside of America, that I have had the pleasure of meeting and experiencing. Her nurse assistant was a direct reflection of her. They both were so pleasant and forth coming with answers to my questions and anything else that I forgot. Even when Dr. Alphy was not smiling (which was rare), she looked pleasant and approachable.
She was well informed on the various procedures that I could have chosen, and she did not force-feed me any one particular procedure. After hearing the pros and cons, it was my choice.
SHORT NOTE: I went to another hospital and doctor before IMH and Dr. Alphy. She gave me one choice. She was so doom-and-gloom with a pleasant smile on her face the whole time. I could not wait to get out of there.
I took my husband to meet Dr. Alphy because I did not want my choice to be biased because of the other doctor. My husband loved her. He kept mentioning how pleasant she was and how, based on the number of procedures that she performed pertaining to my procedure, she would be a good choice.
After my procedure, she came to visit multiple times to make sure everything was fine with me. I know that is a doctor's job to follow up with their patient(s) after a procedure but Dr. Alphy did not seem to mind. It did not appear like it was, just, protocol to come check on her patient. She cared whether I felt okay.
I am almost eight weeks post-op. I feel great! I sent Dr. Alphy a message a few days ago to thank her.... again, and she responded back with gratitude.
She did not have to do that, but she did. That shows great character.
Honorable mention: The nurses who watched over me and took care of me (even when they had to wake me up during the night for whatever reason) after my procedure were GREAT! Not just one of them, all of them were GREAT!
Look Dr. Alphy up. Read her bio. I would definitely go back to her! Hopefully, no time soon. :-)