My otherwise healthy dog died there!
I'm glad I found this opportunity to offer a review. The experience I cite here was a few years ago. A very good friend recommended Center Sinai. When I first met Dr. Baum, I was very impressed by his maturity, his professional attitude, education and experience. And when he told me that the purely elective surgery of removing a large, benign fatty tumor from my dog would be ""a walk in the park, like popping out a blob of silicone"" I believed and trusted him. I brought my dog in for the ""walk in the park"" surgery and a teeth-cleaning at the same time. When I picked her up a few hours later, she was totally whacked out. The technician said the effects of the anesthesia would soon wear off. He had to carry her to my car. I drove home (about 25 miles) and she was very wobbly as I walked her to her bed to let her sleep it off. I left her alone for a very short while. When I returned, she was DEAD! I was absolutely horrified and heartsick! I picked her up (70 pounds) and rushed her back to Center Sinai to ask what happened. I'm a senior citizen and was very calm; I merely wanted to know what had happened, what went wrong and why my dog died. When I arrived, Dr. Baum had gone home but a young woman vet told me to await my turn, there were others ahead of me. When the other clients realized I was holding a dead dog that had just had surgery there, they offered to let me be ahead of them. Then this VERY ANGRY, young woman vet said, ""Well, those things happen. You signed a release, and that's that."" I culdn't believe her attitude. Later, I learned that a dog should have a physical exam prior to surgery. They DID NOT give her one. And this was elective surgery, not a medical necessity. A few days later, Dr. Baum called, apologized, and told me he would refund HALF the $800 he charged for the job (of KILLING MY DOG) and offered to put me in touch with an animal adoption agency so I could get another dog! THANKS!