A Horrible Doctor and a Nasty Creep!!!
He botched my surgery, did not return urgent phone messages to the ER while I was bleeding profusely from my nose. No doctors in the ER wanted to touch me because I had splints in my nose and they were afraid to touch me without talking to him first.
I had 6 MAJOR bleeds (over about 5 days)I where it was so intense that I was worried that I would choke to death on my own blood. I went to the ER each time and each time I got there it stopped shortly after. Through all these times, Dr. Mehta never returned calls to the ER and he had NO covering physician.
Finally he called me back and I went for an office visit first thing the next morning. I was already in a lot of pain from the surgery and from having Drs. stop the bleeds. When I went to his office, he was very rough on my nose. I was saying OWWW because it was very painful. He said, ""Shut up, I have 14 year olds that make less noise than you."" If I had not been in the condition I was at the time, it would have been UGLY!
I kept my composure and left his office. he assured me I was fine and that this was normal. I explained that the bleeds were PROFUSE and I showed him the ER records to support that. He dismissed it and told me I was fine. He was clearly angry.
I ended up back at NY Eye and Ear Infirmary (where he did the surgery) the next night. (Horribly hospital too, by the way...the nurses are mean and miserable). By the time I got there my bleed had stopped. They told me to go home because I was fine and I demanded they keep me overnight. After arguing with them and telling them I would lay on the floor and refuse to leave if I had to, they reluctantly kept me.
The next morning I awoke to a 3.5 hour intense nose bleed. The two residents on call (who were surprisingly both EXCELLENT) could not stop the bleed with six feet of gauze in each side or with catheters. The blew up balloons in the back of my throat to stop the bleeding.
They told me that I needed emergency surgery and that Dr. Mehta could be there in a few hours. Since I had only heard from him once since my surgery, and since he had not returned any urgent messages from the ER and since he was such a nasty person when I finally did see him in his office, I told them to keep him the hell away from me.
A WONDERFUL resident did my second surgery and told me she wasn't sure that she fixed it because it was so banged up from the surgery and because it is hard to see around with all the blood, etc...
They kept me overnight and sent me home the next morning. After a few hours at home, I bled profusely again. I went to the ER at Jersey City Medical Center because I live in JC. They stopped the bleeding and drew my blood. I had lost so much that they typed me for transfusions and put me in surgical ICU for 2 days.
I met an amazing ENT there who told me that he needed to really drug me up for several days to lower all my vials so that it could heal. I moved out of ICU after 2 days but he kept me for an additional 3 days. The whole 5 days, I was heavily medicated on Morphine, Demorol and Xanax. The reason for this was that he believed that and artery was cut in my head during the surgery.
This was really a horrendous time for both me and for my family. We later discussed that we all had concerns that I may not live...it was really that bad.
Thankfully I recovered recovered a few months later. Two weeks in and out of the hospital and seven years later, I still don't think the surgery helped one bit.
The final thing I will note is that when I was in NY Eye and Ear for my second surgery in that week, I met a 30 something couple. Dr. Mehta had done his tonsillectomy. He had almost the same situation as mine and was also awaiting a second surgery. The couple told me that Mehta had not returned her urgent calls either.
Stay away from this man. He is a horrible doctor and a nasty creep!!!