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What Our Patients Say

We've been lucky enough to build ongoing relationships with many of our plastic surgery patients. We appreciate their trust and friendship, and are humbled to have had the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. We’ve compiled some of their stories, personal notes and testimonials to provide a glimpse into what makes our practice unique.


Dear Dr. Kryger,

Thank you so much for "reconstructing" me so that I can have a normal life as a woman- not one full of ugly scars forever.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
3/14/2012

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Dear Dr. Kryger,

Thank you so much for being there for me when I had questions and problems and your willingness to see me immediately to correct them. Also thank you for your work in making me "whole" again.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
3/14/2012


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Dear Drs. Kryger,

A very belated thank you for all that you have done. The kindness and dedication you show as a physician is what we admire about you. The care you provide despite all the obstacles from the insurance company and being a patients advocate. Again thank you for everything.

3/21/2013

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Dear Dr. Kryger,

I hope all is well! I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the care and expertise you have given to me through my breast cancer stuff. I am so blessed to be treated by you. Your office staff has been wonderful and professional as well. I look forward to seeing you all soon!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
3/30/12

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

Just a little thank you to both of you for taking such great care of me! Your "mad skills" are greatly appreciated!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
6/02/2012

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

Thanks for taking such great care of my son. He looks great! Plus you helped boost his self esteem.

(Cosmetic Patient)
6/12/12


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Dear Drs. Kryger,

Recently I visited your web site to look at before and after pictures. This time was different from all of the times prior, this time I too am a success story. Now that I have completed the second stage I want you both to know how pleased I am with the results of my procedures. The outcome far exceeded my expectations. You're reputation for being brilliant experts in breast reconstruction are well deserved.

When I first came to your office for a consultation I was depressed and scared from my past experiences. I had interviewed with nine other surgeons before deciding to have my surgery performed at your clinic. I am glad I made the decision to select you both, you two make a great team and I am thrilled to be and feel whole again. I feel more complete now than I have felt for a very long time. Finally, I have a complete pair of normal appearing breasts right down to the recreated nipple that had been lost in a prior failed procedure done elsewhere. Another seasoned plastic surgeon actually thought you had somehow saved my own original right nipple and was amazed when told it was created during the procedure. There is no question you are artists at what you do. I know you've heard this before, but only because it's true.

My self esteem has been heightened enormously. I am pleased with my new look, and how well my clothes fit. I am and will be forever grateful that I chose the two of you to perform my breast reconstruction.  It has been three months since my last procedure. The healing has gone easily and passed quickly. I only needed pain medication for just a few days following the procedure and that was all.

Having personally worked in cosmetic surgery as well as being a patient, I have learned that in addition to the skills of the surgeons, staff is also very important. Your staff is friendly, caring and compassionate. I so appreciated how wonderful Christina, Jen, Yvette and Jaime all were with me. I walked out of a well known surgeons office prior to coming to your clinic simply because their staff was cold and indifferent. I want you both to know as well as everyone there on staff how much I appreciate how I was treated. Thank you all so very much.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
6/26/2012


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Dear Drs. Kryger,

I am so glad there's two of you!! Thank you so much- you have made such a difference in helping me through this process. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart.

(Cosmetic Patient)
8/02/2011


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Dear Dr. Kryger,

To say "Thank you" for all that you have done for me somehow doesn't seem like enough. I came to your office at a time when I was very upset, anxious and yet trying to recover. I certainly cried more than a few buckets of tears in your office. You really understood my somewhat "bumpy" journey and you manages to make smoother.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
08/03/2011

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Dear Dr. Kryger and Staff,

Thank you for all your wonderful care this past year! Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
12/13/2011

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Dear Dr. Kryger and wonderful staff

Thank you for bringing back my hand. I couldn't have asked for better surgeons than the both of you. Thank you for your kindness and expertise. There are not enough words to express our gratitude and appreciation.

(Hand Patient)
12/20/2011

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Dear Dr. Kryger,

Thank you for all that you have done, this surgery has been the biggest dream come true and I appreciate all the care I've been given. Thanks!

(Cosmetic Patient)
12/21/2012

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

I cannot thank you enough for the fabulous procedures you did for me. I feel 20 years younger! This was a big decision for me and I have absolutely NO regrets. I am thrilled. You are the best. This simple thank you seems inadequate.

(Cosmetic Patient)
12/23/2011

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

Thank you so much for the amazing results and the amazing care that we received. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to have our procedures done by you guys. We are the happiest we've ever been with our procedures.

(Cosmetic Patients)
3/12/2013

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

We are very grateful for your wonderful care, your time, talents, charity and patience! We cannot thank you enough. See you in a couple of months for the final step.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
12/13/2012

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

When I found out one year ago that I had breast cancer, I was in disbelief.  It wasn't something that I thought I would ever have, but it soon became my reality.

I was introduced to Dr. Zol Kryger and Dr. Gil Kryger as part of my required doctor visits.  They would be performing the reconstruction after my double mastectomy.  At my first appointment, I felt very comfortable with the options provided to me.

Throughout the whole process, Dr. Zol Kryger and Dr. Gil Kryger were very patient with me.  They also treated me with respect and professionalism.  No concern of mine was dismissed and there were a lot of questions - I wanted to know everything.

Being that I am still young, appearance and self image is very important to me.  I am at the end of the reconstruction now and I am very pleased with the results and how I look.

In my eyes, Dr. Zol Kryger and Dr. Gil Kryger are rock stars of reconstruction.  I would highly recommend them as they are highly skilled and know the latest and greatest surgery techniques.

I hope to keep in touch with them.  They have made a huge impact on my life.

I wish the doctors, their staff and families all the best.

Thanks again.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
07/08/10

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

After my last visit, I was contemplative regarding my experiences under your care. I am so impressed with, not only your surgical skills, but with your caring, considerate and creative approach to the problems that my situation presented!

Thank you for the many hard years of study and practice it has taken to develop "healing hands" and patience and care for all who enter your doors. The attached article on "The Connecting Power of Hands" caused me to pause a moment and think of the complexities of all that goes into your "healing hands".

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

(Patient)
07/08/10

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

This is written to both of my wonderful doctors- the brothers Kryger- to express my profound gratitude for your care and expertise and vision during my surgical procedures.

Since I can get carried away during office visits with silly songs and questions, I have neglected my "thank you's" for your efforts.

So, thanks to both of you for the beautiful breasts and new waist you have created for me!

I may be older than others who have had this kind of reconstruction but that doesn't mean I appreciate it less! (Probably more since I cannot take any physical changed for the better for granted!) Neither do I take for granted your sensitivity to the costs of the procedure.

I owe new health and a new look to both of you.

(Breast Reconstruction / Cosmetic Patient)
01/27/09

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

I can't begin to thank you two enough. I am forever grateful for all of the work you have done to help me.  In addition, I wanted to thank you for your calm and sense of assurance during those early hours that were so difficult.

Every time I leave your office I feel an immense sense of peace and confidence thanks to your strengths as doctors and people.

Forever in your debt,

(Patient)
07/08/10

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Dear Drs. Kryger,

I want to share my story with you, as you have made my journey's completion better than I could have ever imagined!! Thank you for the extra time and care you have put into working with my insurance to insure the absolute best outcome!! Sharing this story has offered me so many miraculous opportunities to inspire other women (I have met 4 women who are interested in doing this same procedure for the same reasons!) to manage their health with proactive prevention, as well as remind everyone that miracles can and do happen!! I just received one!! Thank you for being part of my happy ending...allowing me to enjoy the best side of this story...leaving behind worry, fear and mourning (from breast cancer) and now focusing on love, hope and a cure!!

Thank You!! All the Best...the Very Best!!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
07/08/10

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Drs. Kryger

Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate everything you have done for me!  My nose is healing quite well thanks to you.

(Patient)
07/08/10

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To Dr. Gil and Dr. Zol and the great staff at Kryger. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to meet with us regularly and answer all of our questions.

(Patient)
07/08/10

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Drs. Kryger,

Thank you! Although that doesn't seem like enough. You're awesome!!! You two have amazing talents and gifts. You help so many people in different ways. Wow! What a great reward, to be able to give back all that you've been blessed with. Never grow weary in doing good. You are such a blessing to everyone that crosses your paths. Now may you be blessed with all your deepest passions and hearts desires.

Again, thank you!
(Cosmetic Patient)
07/08/10

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Drs. Kryger,

I want to thank you for all your help and support during my illness. I appreciate your kindness and for going the extra mile to help me.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and good fortune in the coming year.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
12/09/10

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To the doctors and staff at the Kryger Institute:

Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work! I've had such a great experience and hope you all have a happy holiday soon!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
12/13/10

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Thank you all for giving me a new life.

(Cosmetic Patient)
12/22/10

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Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel toward you. The last several months have been trying but you helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

(Insurance Patient)
08/03/11

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Thank you so much. You have made such a difference in helping me through this process. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart.

(Cosmetic Patient)
08/02/11

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Drs.Kryger,

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for performing such an excellent and successful operation. I also appreciate all of your support and guidance during the entire process, including accommodating my constant appointment changes. I am very happy with how everything turned out and I will definitely be referring you to my friends and colleagues.

With Love,

(Cosmetic Patient)
02/23/12

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Drs. Kryger,

I wanted to thank you for performing an excellent procedure! I am so, so happy with the results and I greatly appreciate everything you have done for me. I will definitely be referring you to my friends and colleagues. I am so happy I found you and your brother to perform this type of surgery, which is not easy, I know!

Thanks again!

(Cosmetic Patient)
02/23/12

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Dear Dr. Kryger,

I can't thank you enough for your kindness. I am so appreciative that you took your time to see my son with NO notice. You were so kind and gentle with him. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

(Insurance Patient)
05/14/2013

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Drs.Kryger,

Thank you so very much for the most exceptional ever...

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
02/22/13

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Drs. Kryger,

Words simply cannot express our appreciation for everything that you have done and continue to do for my family and I. We are forever grateful to the both of you!

(Breast Reconstruction Patient and Mother to Hand Patient)
02/22/13

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Drs. Kryger,

We just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you for taking time on Mother's Day to come into the hospital and sew my foot up. We appreciate that you took time away from your family to help us.

Thanks.

(Patient)
05/31/13

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Drs.Kryger and Staff,

Thank you for being so wonderful to me through my surgeries. I appreciate everything you've done. I seriously could not have chosen a better team.

(Cosmetic Patient)
08/30/13

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Dr. Kryger,

With much gratitude to you and your brother for handling my post BC case. I can see the beautiful changes daily and can't wait for the "final view." I am most appreciative and honored you both on a Facebook posting I wrote on Labor Day- thanking you for your "labor of love and science!"

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
09/09/13

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Dr.Kryger,

I am grateful you and your brother took on my delicate reconstructive post cancer care. I appreciate the delicate attention to detail and can't wait for the final settling into my skin.

I wrote a thank you to you and your brother via Facebook post on Labor Day- noting the labor of love and science and my surgical journey. I'm appreciative of your time and energy.

Thank you and warmest regards.

(Breast Reconstruction Patient)
09/09/13

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Kryger Institute of Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Face, Breast, Body and Hand.
947 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805-777-3877

Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Gil Kryger and Dr. Zol Kryger provide concierge-level plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body at their Thousand Oaks Institute. They also perform numerous non-surgical procedures such as fillers and Botox®. The Institute serves residents of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Calabasas, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Malibu, West Hills, Woodland Hills, and surrounding Southern California communities.

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