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Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 42
she listened to my concern and helped to answer all my questions and to ease my concern, I was glad I took the time to make the appointment with the Dr. her information that she gave me helped me to make a decision about surgery.
I left feeling like I finallly found help that I need.
best surgeon at UPMC
Everyone worked well together, and everyone was very kind and friendly. Thank you.
Always the best in care, compassion, expertise from Dr Courcoulas and her staff. Have referred 5 friends to her for gastric bypass help. Every one of them has thanked me for sending them to her. All providers should take a page from her book on patient care.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting my new doctor. She answered all of my questions in great detail. No question was "dumb" and is a very pleasant lady. Her PA was wonderful as well.
extremely pleased so far with the friendliness, professionalism, and efficiency
Presented me with a wealth of knowledge, reading material.
Absolutely wonderful. Dr. Courcoulas was punctual, answered all of my questions, and made sure to provide me with additional contact information for her team as well.
Excellent care was provided from the very beginning. My wife and I highly recommend the hospital staff and the doctor's team as well. The doctor herself was outstanding as well.
Very disappointed in the lack of understanding of quitting smoking and how difficult that is. And to expect that to happen before a procedure and after. It's hard enough to lose weight and focus on that let alone asking for someone to quit smoking right along with it. I think there is a HUGE lack of understanding and flexability with that matter. I also could have been told prior to a three hour travel time that if you smoke you are NOT a candidate for the procedure I was looking to have done. (Obera) Very upset about that.
I have only just begun to utilize this facility and staff so far I would say excellent.
I was pleased during my initial visit.
This doctor and practice is new to me. I left my appointment feeling 100% confident about having my surgery.
Courcoulas and staff were excellent
Dr. Courcalous was very pleasant. She explained in detail the process of my procedure.
The provider was informative, caring, knowledgeable and patient. The provider and her office is very organized and has been extremely helpful. I walked away from my appointment feeling like I was in safe and capable hands
I was very happy with the amount of time Dr. Courcoulas and her PA spent with me. They took the time to answer all my questions and did not seem in a rush to leave the room. They were very kind and explained things in a way I could understand.
Dr Courcalous is extremely informative, knowledgable, and genuinely cares about your personal health overall. She wanted to make sure that she addressed any questions or concerns that I may or may not have had. I feel extremely confident in placing my health and life in her hands during any surgical procedure.
great as always
The staff and physician were very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt that all my questions were answered and feel very confident in their ability to provide the best care possible.
Listened to my questions and there was a lot and they answered them and was very concerned to answer so I could understand them. They were very GOOD!!
They're all polite, answered my questions and no waiting time.
Dr. Corcoulus is wonderful. Very personable and spends time explaining everything. I feel very confident in her as my surgeon.
The staff and doctors made us very comfortable and were very knowledgeable!
I was referred to the Dr. by my PCP . I did like her & found her to be interested in my issues I am having.
I am very pleased with Dr. Courcoulas. She is very efficient and thorough. She explained my upcoming procedure with great detail and answered all of my questions. I feel very confident that I made the right decision in choosing her as my surgeon.
When I spoke to the Dr. she reassured me and made me feel better about my up coming surgery. Her staff was great.
Animal Courcoulas is an amazing Doctor, I would recommend her to everyone that I can in what she specifically specializes in, she makes sure that I completely understand everything. Amy haller her PA is also equally amazing, with many details and assist in every way possible. The staff as well, always very kind and respectful to the patients. I have been to this office many times I've the last 3 years and wouldn't change that ever.
awesome and very professional
Dr. Courcoulas and her staff are very kind, knowledgable, and helpful. I have already highly recommended her to a few UPMC staff members and friends who are interested in this procedure! I am very excited to be working with her, I trust that she will do a great job in taking care of my issues and concerns.
the only problem i had was Dr. courcoulas did not examine me somone else did all the work
DR. Courcoulas and her staff is a great asset to the hospital. I believe that she is one of the best doctors around and have trusted her with my life.
THIS WAS MY INITIAL VISIT AND I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE EXPERIENCE. THIS DOCTOR AND HER STAFF WERE EXCELLENT.
Very caring and easy to talk too, seems genuinely interested in my concerns and really eased any fears and worries I might have had.
Excellent care and concern for my needs.
the care was great during this visit
I have the utmost confidence and respect for this provider and staff. I had suregery 6 years ago and has THE BEST care and results a patient could ask. Then I have had 2 medical emergencies that have been handled in an urgent manner. I recommend this DR and staff and UPMC to all my family, friends, neighbors and anyone who asks my opinion on this provider.
Dr Courcoulas is a very compassionate, caring, knowledgeable provider. Her patient's care and well being are her main concern, and UPMC is very fortunate to have her as a doctor. Her expertise is outstanding, and my husband and I have the highest regard, and trust for her and her staff. She is a wonderful Director.
Both Dr Courcalas and the PA were tremendous - they listened and offered options. They work well as a team - I felt confident about our plan when I left
I have no complaints at this time
Everything was great at the exam I was their for my first visit with the Dr. for possible gastric sleeve or by pass. Everyone was very knowledgeable, friendly and knew what they were talking about. They answered all my questions
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