Dr. Stellato will do a surgery to remove old sutures and then drop you when nerve inflammation develops in the incision - telling you to go elsewhere - even a physician. Can't handle ANY slight complication and leaves you begging because it's always best that the last surgeon handle the complications - in this case it was him.
I've known Dr. Stellato since medical school days, and he gets arrogant, self-serving, and cruel at times - can't see that he hurts someone, talk things out, or have a cup of coffee or tea with someone to discuss or argue things through. All that I said to him was that I was sorry that his father died and he looked too tired, and that I should come back in several months as what I had wasn't urgent and it needed further discussion. So he got mad at me, and said that I stood him up for a scheduled surgical procedure, that I had cancelled with him because I couldn't get there with a family member to be with me - it wasn't personal, but he takes everything PERSONALLY. Takes things personally, and totally out-of-context, and leaves you to be butchered by the next surgeon who doesn't know the case. Wouldn't speak with my mother even when he did the one surgery to remove old sutures - just walks away in a cloud of ego. And my mother is a former RN.
And I helped his RN wife when she was going to deliver their first child; sat with her awhile after doing the History & Physical for the chart - she was alone in a room by herself because he doesn't realize that he leaves people to manage on their own while he climbs career ladders or writes ridiculous books about going to Weatherhead School of Management - which he did so that he could get the Chief of Surgery position at University Hospitals = calculated move. He didn't know or realize that his wife needed him that night or felt lonely and scared - waiting for a C-section. And he didn't the get the Chief of Surgery position at University Hospitals, but it had nothing to do with his Business School Degree or book on Amazon - has to do with his not being able to talk to people = students, residents, fellow colleagues. . .But a Chief of Surgery who can't straighten out a nerve inflammation problem in an old incision, who runs away at the first complication, who can't stand up for a patient or a friend for one minute without caving thinking only of his own career advancement?
He knows where to find me, and he let a physician get butchered by another physician who took advantage of the situation when he walked away. Has to have Dr. Shuck call you; just like a baby. Has no ability to follow-up. BARIATRICS patients beware, find a surgeon who will follow the care and any complications and get that IN WRITING (like his book) = don't count on 'good behavior' and ethics. He's not even a friend when you try to be one to him; and I've tried for over 25 years. You can't please him, and you can't get him to care that what he does to you makes the difference between function and non-function or that he needs to tell you the truth honestly and straight-out; not all politically correct. Totally surgical hot stuff, not made for human interaction or common sense. Maybe if he stood up for something, or followed through, or had a grain of integrity and stick-with-it ability -- then maybe someone might WANT him as CHIEF OF SURGERY. He has no definable personality that you can count on if there's a problem; it's all blah and plastic. Maybe someone will do what he did to me to a family member of his, and then maybe he might listen, care, or learn compassion = some humanity = the missing link.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio