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Dr. Gabel, 1274 grafts, June 2011

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I am 4 weeks post-op and thus far I have been very impressed with Dr. Gabel and his staff. This was my second procedure (first was a couple years ago with Dr. Buchwach, 1216 grafts) and the goal was to increase density. Dr. Gabel agreed that Dr. Buchwach did a good job establishing a realistic hairline and laying the foundation. Now that I live in the NW, I wanted to find a doctor closer to my home and my research kept pointing to Dr. Gabel.


From my initial consultation with Dr. Gabel, I felt that I was realistically informed of what to expect. No salespeople, no unrealistic photos shown to me – just an honest, calm, no-hassle discussion of my case. Prices are very reasonable compared to other top-quality HT doctors. Dr. Gabel took into account the particulars of my situation and gave me a realistic estimate of 1,200 to 1,500 grafts. In particular, my scalp laxity is not great and the donor density isn’t great either – but, the hair I do have is thick and curly so a smaller amount goes a long way relatively speaking. Dr. Gabel made sure that I understood all of this and didn’t try to promise something unrealistic. He also made sure I understood that since I’m in my early 30’s and there is only a certain amount of donor area that can be used over a lifetime, he didn’t recommend that we try to fill in the crown at this time. To do so would risk creating a “bulls-eye” later in life. I appreciated his honesty and feel like I made an informed decision based on his advice.


During the procedure, I felt very well taken care of. I can tell that the doctor and his staff are perfectionists and take pride in their work. The procedure went very smooth. The post-op instructions were extremely detailed which I appreciated. I went back for a cleaning the day after, and the next few days as well (my advice: only pick a doctor that has you come back to the office the next day for a cleaning – trust me, you’re going to be paranoid that you’re not cleaning it properly so seeing them the next day is extremely helpful).


Over the next several days, the staff promptly answered any questions I had. The one time I needed to ask the doctor a question after hours, his answering service had him on the phone in literally 3 minutes. Dr. Gabel’s hobby is flying planes – and, when it came time for suture removal, he flew to an airport near my home and met me to remove the sutures right there. How’s that for service??


Based on my experience so far, I’m glad I found Dr. Gabel. Now I’m in that pesky “waiting for growth” resting phase, but I hope to have excellent results to share in the coming months.

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Congratulations on your procedure with Dr. Gabel. As you know, he's an excellent hair transplant surgeon and I'm pleased to hear he exceeded your expectations. Good luck, and keep us updated!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"


Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum


All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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Congratulations! Dr. Gabel is extremely artistic and respected. I've always been impressed with the results he posts and I'm sure yours will be no exception.


Happy Growing!

David - Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant


I am not a medical professional. All opinions are my own and my advice should not constitute as medical advice.


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Dr Gabel is awesome. I met with him for a consultation and he came across as a genuine and a real nice person. I found him very amicable and honest. He looked my case and gave me some real honest suggestions. Since, I am in late 20s, and have some natural hair on the crown, he suggested to take care of it and not to go for the procedure immediately. I mean who on earth does that. His aim is not just to make money, on the contrary he wants to give honest opinion. He advised me to get onto medications ( Rogaine ) and keep track of the results and if needed then he would carry out the procedure.


So it was a free consultation, he came all the way from Portland to Seattle, look into my case, did not rush me for procedure instead advised me to take my time and gave me some real, honest answers. It is difficult to find people whose aim is not to suck ur money.


Thanks Dr Gabel.

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