National Doctor’s Day 2023

NYBRA Plastic Surgery of Long Island, New York's team of five surgeons on National Doctor's Day 2023

It’s National Doctor’s Day! The surgeons at NYBRA Plastic Surgery go above and beyond for the patients and families they serve. Their commitment to patient care and surgical craft reveals itself in every action. We wanted to take a moment to thank the physicians who lead our practice. On behalf of our staff and our patient community, we are grateful for every consultation, education session, conversation, recommendation, and warm embrace you’ve provided over the years. Thank you for your continued dedication to this community!

“Wisdom has it that the whole of anything is greater than the sum of its parts. At NYBRA, the exceptional talents and skills of the five individual physicians speak to the veracity of that notion. Their creativity, sensitivity, commitment to their patients, and drive to improve restoration techniques make our practice an extraordinary “whole.” I am honored to be part of this outstanding team of physicians. My role in addressing the psycho/social components of a breast reconstruction journey reflects their character and understanding of whole patient care. I celebrate each of them on Doctors’ Day and every day.”

-Mollie Sugarman, Clinical Director of the Patient Empowerment Program

“Dr. Feingold has been a rock for me in this whole situation. He is professional, confident, warm, considerate, and just wonderful. Under his care I can honestly say that I do not have any worries. I cannot say enough about Dr. Feingold. I would recommend him to anyone that I know or meet that may unfortunately go thru this situation. He is also a perfectionist. I am honored and feel lucky to have met him.”

-Rita A., Patient

“I am not a patient of Dr. Israeli’s but I’ve been to his practice and have seen first-hand the incredible impact that he has made on his patients, as well as our amazing breast cancer community. We are so very grateful for his expertise, compassion, and commitment to breast reconstruction.”

-Melissa B., Cancer Fashionista

“Dr. Korn – words cannot express how grateful I am for you and believing in me!!! Thank you for being dedicated, thoughtful and the most compassionate doctor that I have ever met!!!!! You always go above and beyond and work tirelessly towards a healthy outcome!!! I feel so blessed to know you and have you as my doctor – forever grateful to you and the NYBRA Team.”

-Gina T., Patient

“On this special day, I celebrate my Dr. David Light. When I met Dr. Light he couldn’t believe how excited I was at my first appointment. Especially with just being diagnosed with Breast Cancer! We laughed so much that day. I knew that I could trust him to transform my body! Thank you for ALL that you do for your patients!”

-Lexy M., Patient

“Happy Doctors Day Dr. Bank! I am so grateful to have found Dr. Bank and NYBRA to have my DMX and DIEP flap reconstruction. I so appreciate not only his surgical expertise, but that Dr. Bank was open to all my questions and concerns and took the time to think outside the box to achieve the best outcome because of prior surgery related to my pancreatic cancer diagnosis that coincided with my breast cancer diagnosis. Dr. Bank insists on not accepting the status quo in breast reconstruction and continues to push the boundaries to allow women to feel whole again! I will always be eternally grateful.”

-Betty D., Patient

“The physicians at NYBRA are incredibly innovative, compassionate, and skilled! Their devotion to this population is palpable and their outcomes are the consistently the best! Thank you!”

-Diana T., Full Circle Physical Therapy/Ivy Rehabilitation

“Dr. Feingold is an exceptional surgeon with a true gift coursing through his steady hands. His ability to use his talent and his desire to help women find beauty in their bodies after undergoing a mastectomy is both admirable and inspiring.”

-Lilith C., Patient

“How do I love thee, let me count the ways. I know I know this sounds a bit dramatic, but I am beyond grateful to Dr. Israeli and Dr. Bank for what they pulled off. I came into Dr. Israeli’s office complaining about my botched surgery. I also had an issue with a flipped implant. In addition to all of that, I have been living with chronic pain for the last 10 years. Before going to NYBRA, I consulted with four different plastic surgeons in different institutions, in which none of them were able to help me. Dr. Israeli decided to bring on Dr. Bank for my second consultation because of my chronic nerve pain issues. I told Dr. Bank my entire story and we targeted where most of the pain was coming from. I told him that the plastic surgeon at Sloan Kettering told me that he couldn’t help me with my nerve pain. Dr. Bank answered immediately and said, “but I can”. Those were words of hope that I have not heard from any other doctors. Dr. Israeli told me that I would probably need two surgeries but may be happy after one surgery. Well now, if I look this amazing after my first surgery, I can’t even imagine what I will look like after the second surgery. It’s not just skills that these doctors possess. It’s heart. You can tell they both really care about their patients, and may I just add that the staff is also amazing. They are definitely the dream team. Going from under the muscle to over the muscle was the best decision that I have made. I have about 60% pain relief. Dr. Bank targeted the area where I had the most pain and took care of it. Thank you for all that you do for my community. I will be forever grateful.”

-Irina B., Patient

“Dr. Korn is an excellent surgeon. He is very compassionate, and every visit (pre & post-op care) gave me the assurance that everything will be great. He has this aura of calmness and respectability. Dr. Korn, you’re simply the best!!! Thank you.”

-Concepcion C., Patient

“Dr. Light’s bedside manner is unparalleled. He has a very caring and pleasant nature and has always made me feel comfortable and at ease. He has always explained things in terms I could easily understand and made sure all my questions were answered. He is very thorough, and his patient’s care seems to hold the utmost importance to him. He is a true artist and has worked with me to achieve optimal results and setting realistic expectations.”

-Michelle G., Patient

“Coming from a previous doctor that was such a devastating experience, I was thankful to work with Dr. Bank he was so kind and compassionate he made me feel heard, it was so easy to trust him.”

-Melissa F., Patient

“BRCASTRONG would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing physicians at NYBRA – New York Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – on Doctor’s Day. The physicians at NYBRA provide an invaluable service to our BRCAStrong community: education. Many of the women in our network struggle with overwhelming anxiety about their bodies. With NYBRA’s engagement in our Instagram Lives women are empowered to ask questions that help them to make informed decisions and gain access to a network of doctors whose patient care is overwhelmingly warm and accommodating. NYBRA’s physicians help our BRCAStrong community during some of the most challenging times of our lives. Today our community celebrates their commitment to women everywhere!”

-Tracy P., BRCAStrong

“Meeting Dr. Feingold for the first time was over 17 years ago. He was so kind and caring during a very scary time. And wanting to have another procedure in 2022, I could only think of one office and one doctor to see, Dr. Feingold! Knowing I would be cared for and treated with kindness and have #1 care!! Thank you, Dr. Feingold.”

-Anna F., Patient

“Dr. Israeli is the best! From the second I met him I knew he was a keeper. He is kind, supportive, nurturing, extremely patient, and of course funny! His jokes lightened up the mood whenever I was feeling discouraged throughout my journey. He did whatever he could do to ease my mind before, during, and after my surgeries. He is truly one in a million!”

-Jennifer B., Patient

“Dr. Korn is an amazing human filled with knowledge, wisdom, compassion and empathy, and is very dedicated to his patients. I have been blessed with his kindness and he has given me the opportunity to life a full life again!”

-Lynda C., Patient

“Dr. Bank isn’t your typical surgeon. He has a unique style of patient care that puts you at ease the moment you meet him. Dr. Bank took every possible action to make sure I was informed to make my own decisions, to ensure my procedures went smoothly and provided support with the most genuine level of care I have ever received. At the lowest point of my breast cancer journey, Dr. Bank performed a breast reconstruction that gave me my life back and helped me find a whole new level of strength and passion for life that I thought was lost. Thank you, Dr. Bank, for helping me and my family get to where we are today.”

-Lisa C., Patient

“I am privileged to watch in real time as authentic relationships are formed between doctor and patient. The doctors of NYBRA Plastic Surgery set the bar high and truly lead by example to end cancer as we know it for everyone.”

-Katie S., The American Cancer Society & Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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