Tri-Rivers Healthcare Patient Reviews
Please consider sharing your story to benefit future patients and to provide myself with constructive criticism. Consider including the following if you choose to participate:
- Your initials (do not include your full name)
- Why you chose Dr. Barnes
- Please describe your recovery, pain level, complications, etc. Most patients are interested to know what to expect first few days, first and second week
- If you would you recommend Dr. Barnes to a friend/relative
Thank you for your time and consideration,
-William Barnes, MD
Dr. Barnes’ Reviews
I was one who had dealt with a variety of symptoms --some that were passed off by other doctors who prescribed a pill as an easy fix. As soon as I spoke with Dr. Barnes, I knew I had come to the right place. In my case, I had an advanced paraesophageal hernia, and had the recommended surgery a few months ago. I felt pretty normal by the third week; however, I will continue to modify work activity for an entire year.
RE: post-op pain, I was surprised. There was very little pain in the abdomen, but a fairly persistent shoulder pain for the first seven days, which I was told to expect. I took pain meds just to sleep--unneeded otherwise. The diet wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, since the little meals were close together for the first two weeks. I was surprised how good a restricted diet could taste, since I made most of what I ate with whole foods. So far, I feel the surgery was worth the time and inconvenience, and I trust Dr. Barnes thoroughly. It's a tiny hospital, but his staff is trained and focused.
I have been very happy with the decision to go to Dr. Barnes. I have had reflux and heartburn my whole life. I was lucky my wife saw him on TV because he found a problem that I didn't even know I had. Thanks to him that problem has all but gone away and I am looking forward to my TIF. I have been telling everyone I know about the person he is as well as the great Doctor he is.
My 041918 TIF procedure was the best decision I've made concerning my overall health. Dr Barnes thank you! With five stars being the maximum rating, my results have been 10+. No more GERD, no more Nexium and it's accompanying OTC drugs for side effects. No more sinus/congestion issues and the accompanying OTC drugs to fight the symptoms of my GERD. When Gastroenterologist's had advised me the Nissen Procedure or Nexium you restored normalcy. Again, Dr. Barnes thank you! HH
By far the best doctor I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. He takes his time to make sure the questions you have are answered and that you understand. I've had one surgery so far with a few more in my near future, I'm not looking forward to them, but knowing Dr. Barnes is performing them eases my mind some!! Thank you Dr. Barnes!! D.N.
Dr.Barnes is an amazing surgeon, Dr. , man as well. He cares for his patients, very good bed side manor. I drive 2 hrs to see him. He really truly cares for his patients. I would recommend EVERYONE to him. My TIF surgery has been a hard one, but he makes sure your pain is taken care of.