Dr. Siddiqui was amazing from start to finish.

Lisa Billmaier, Patient

“Dr. Siddiqui was amazing from start to finish. If you need a hysterectomy, I highly recommend him as a surgeon. However, you will heal so quickly, you will need to find another reason to take more time off work.” – Lisa Billmaier

Lisa Billmaier of Athens knew that she needed medical help when she began experiencing abnormal bleeding. She immediately made an appointment to see her primary care doctor and was then referred to Dr. Mahmood Siddiqui of Bronson OB/GYN – Capital Ave.

“I was very impressed with Dr. Siddiqui from the very first time that I met him”, Lisa said. “He was very thorough in his examination, explaining everything that was going on throughout the process. He soon came to the realization that what I needed was a full hysterectomy. The thought of surgery scared me but Dr. Siddiqui was so reassuring.”

Dr. Siddiqui took extra time to explain the procedure from start to finish so Lisa knew exactly what to expect.

“I couldn’t believe it – I have never had a doctor take so much time with me and explain a surgical procedure in a way that was so easy to understand,” Lisa stated.

A few weeks later, Lisa arrived at Bronson Battle Creek for her outpatient surgery procedure. Dr. Siddiqui performed a single-site Laparoscopic hysterectomy—a new, minimally invasive procedure that has almost no visible abdominal scarring. The natural contours of the belly button help hide the surgical incision, offering a superior cosmetic result. This procedure has all of the same benefits of a typical robotic hysterectomy, such as: shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery. Most patients go home the same day, making this surgery an outpatient procedure.

“I walked in at 6 a.m. for the procedure and was walking out the door shortly after 5 p.m. on my own,” Lisa said. “While my experience at the hospital was short lived, I continued to be impressed by the level of professionalism and patient centered care that was demonstrated by the nurses and other staff.”

When Lisa went home, she couldn’t believe how quickly she recovered after having such major surgery.

“Just a few days after my surgery, I didn’t need my pain medication anymore,” Lisa shared.

Lisa is now back to normal and is feeling 100 percent better. And for that, she is eternally grateful.

“Dr. Siddiqui was amazing from start to finish,” Lisa said. “We are blessed to have such an outstanding physician in the Battle Creek community. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs to have a hysterectomy. However, you will heal so quickly, you will need to find another reason to take more time off work.”

The Bronson Healthcare system has more minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery experiences than any other hospital system in southwest or south central Michigan.

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