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When I started looking for a doc to do repair me I look at Bisanga and started research and also found the DHi connection; they advertise like crazy in the UK market. After a little digging I found that he was working there but not working as such for them and doing training for them in FUE because they used Choi; I think he was there in '05 according to the two positive referrals I have found so far. I have like Bisanga work for a while now and these two guys obviously believe in him.
I think the last line of the post says it all
Jul 6 2005, 09:23 PM
I have had a phone consult like many guys here with Dr Ashcroft(specs gp) and he is legit. I recieved my proscar a couple of weeks back.
For your info : DHI do not have a very good reputation in the hair transplant industry … i’ve read many other boards and the general feedback is not good on DHI.
If your interested in hair transplants you should speak with specs. I met him and his hair is awesome and he really knows his stuff
Here is a recent post from 1 of the many dissatisfied DHI customers:
I would like to share my experience with DHI to help others avoid the same mistake.
About a year ago I decided I was ready to take the plunge and get a hair transplant. I was naive and didn’t know about these forums and I made a bad mistake.
I found the DHI website through Google and had a consult with the clinic manager Lorraine Lambert. I was extremely impressed with the DHI marketing material and thought the DHI technique was the best thing I’ve ever seen. I talked by phone and email to one of their patients who had said he had spent years researching his hair transplant and had chosen DHI over everyone else in the world to receive over 9000 FUE grafts. I can’t remember his name, but I trusted him and that was a huge mistake. I thought if he had chosen DHI then I needed to choose DHI too since he had spent so many years researching every doctor. In retrospect I can’t believe I flew to Greece to get myself hacked.
When I first arrived I thought I had made a good decision. The DHI office was amazing. They have a clinic on the sea that’s brand new and extremely impressive. The nurses are really nice and helpful. They scheduled me with a surgeon named Dimitris Papadopoloous. He didn’t speak any English and I think he’s the worst doctor on the planet. I was in extreme pain the entire procedure as he didn’t know his anesthesia application from an ant farm. Last week I buzzed my hair and I have a ton of scarring. I was promised that the DHI technique was scar free, but Dr. Papadopoloous hacked up my donor area. I look like someone shot me with a BB gun. So much for the “scar free” technique. Before he had even finished I told him I had enough. I didn’t even want my money back at that time–I just wanted to be done with the experience even though he owed me another 500 grafts. My hairline was terrible with hairs growing in the wrong direction and I looked like a freak. However, I didn’t care and I just wanted to leave.
As I was leaving I ran into another DHI surgeon named Dr. Bisanga, a big black guy who was obviously not Greek but had a peculiar accent, who asked me why I was leaving. I explained my situation and complained about the anesthesia, a doctor who didn’t speak english, my freaky looking hairline, and not getting what I was promised. Dr. Bisanga managed to talk me into staying for a few more grafts and to fix the grafts, which I reluctantly agreed to. Assisting Dr. Bisanga was a nutcase named Peter who was obviously also not Greek and had an American accent. I call him a nutcase because I expect surgeons and nurses to be cold and sterile and he was more like a stand up comedian that I would pay to go see. Anyway, despite his eccentric behavior he seemed to know more about Propecia, dutasteride and other treatments than any doctor there. I found it really odd that someone who seemed to be a hair loss expert had so much hair loss himself, but I felt uncomfortable bringing up the subject since I am uncomfortable to be asked about my own hair loss. I didn’t really want to trust Dr. Bisanga because I didn’t really trust anyone at DHI at that point. However, Dr. Bisanga came across as genuine and I took a leap of faith. My final day with DHI was how a hair transplant should be with a doctor and assistants that know what they are doing and do professional work.
I am somewhat fortunate that Dr. Bisanga was there to try to save my head, but I had aleady had two days of damage done by Dr. Papadopoloous that couldn’t be repaired that gave me BB gun scars all over my donor area. Dr. Bisanga removed and reinserted the Papadopoloous grafts to give me a nice hairline so I am at least grateful for that.
If you are set on scheduling an appointment with DHI make sure they don’t try to give you Papadopoloous for your surgeon. I don’t know about the other docs at DHI, but I can guarantee you Papadopoloous will butcher you. I have very poor growth from the grafts that Papadopoloous placed and excellent growth from Bisanga’s grafts. I would only ask for Dr. Bisanga at DHI. I don’t know if the other Docs are as bad as Papadopoloous, but I wouldn’t risk it (there are 5 surgeries going on at once!). So what did I get from Dr. Papadopoloous? I got a back of my head that looks like a BB gun shot it and no growth and and I paid $10,000 for it!
I tried to resolve my concerns with Mr. Giotis and Lorraine Lambert. Basically I just wanted my money back. Despite my amicable attitude toward a resolution they became very beliggerant and hostile with me and threatened to sue me. Now Giotis and lambert won’t reply to my e-mails. Only their attorney will who threatens me if I try to write to them. Since DHI will sue me if I reveal my personal info I am willing to share my pictures and name if DHI is willing to sign a lawsuit waiver agreement. If DHI promises not to sue me for posting my photos and name I will be glad to do so. DHI wiped me out financially and I can’t afford to hire an attorney to defend against a frivolous lawsuit if I post my photos and name.
I see on these forums everyone talks about Cole, Armani, and Hasson and Wong. I should have chosen one of them and not DHI. Live and learn. I also believe the “patient” I talked to was just a paid sales man claiming he got 9000 grafts to try to sell me a procedure. There is a sucker born every minute–unfortunately I am one of them. I won’t be trusting anyone in the near future.
Mr. Giotis and Lorraine Lambert, if you are reading this i think you are two of the most despicable people on earth and Dr. Papadopoloous needs to be stripped of his medical license.
Dr. Bisanga, it will damage your reputation by working alongside someone like Dr. Papadopoloous. I think you need to know that."