God send the right doctors to the people who need them most, and Dr. Hum was right on for us. She covered for our regular doctor(also awesome ) over a holiday weekend and ad the perfect skills and personality for us! Calm and reassuring attitude… just what was needed.
Dr. Monica Hum is wonderful! She took her time listened intently, offered suggestions, and provided honest, yet compassionate feedback on my health issues. Thanks you Dr. Hum
Dr Hum is without a doubt the best Doctor anywhere, hands down. I needed colo rectal surgery recently and after seeing her for a second opinion, I knew without a doubt what she said was correct and she was the one I needed to perform the surgery. She explained everything, drew diagrams and answered every question we had. She never made us feel hurried. It was as though we were her only clients. While in the hospital she would sit and visit with us. I can tell you I would recommend her to anyone needing this delicate surgery. She is truly amazing.
Very impressed by this practice. I highly recommend them.
Doctor Mareno is likely the most friendly and concerned doctor I have yet experienced in 40 years of seeing doctors. What is rare is the level of attentiveness and professionalism. Wish all doctors were like this one!
Dr. Feldman, Few words can be used to express how grateful we are to you for taking care of our mom. You have a gift-not only with your hands, but also with your heart, as you show a genuine care for our mom. we never know why certain people come into our lives, but you should know that you have blessed our lives immeasurably!
R.G. and Family
Dr. Mareno is a loving, kind and compassionate young man.
“Dr. Hum is knowledgeable of and follows best practices to ensure her patients perioperative and postoperative success.
I had done extensive research then chose to visit 3 different CR surgeons. Dr. Monica Hum was the one I finally chose. The other 2 surgeons are 2 miles and 6 miles from my house. Dr. Hum is over 30 miles from my house. The travel proved to be well worthwhile.
She has extensive technical and surgery experience which I heavily valued. But the most important determining factor is she has extraordinary manners in dealing with patient on the personal level. It is extremely hard to find a surgeon has both technical and also people skills together. She takes time to listen and explain all the necessary details to make patient feel comfortable and confident she is the right one to operate on you. It is not an easy decision to make for anyone, but she makes you feel at ease that you know all the things you need to well prepare.
My surgery was very successful. All of the post-op visits were done in a very caring manner. I will recommend Dr. Hum to all of my family members and friends if any one needs a CR surgeon. You won’t go wrong with her. By the way, her office was very well managed and run. Her staff pick up the phone and answer every time I called. It is an atmosphere you feel very different from many other doctor’s offices.
Dr. Hum’s staff are very responsive, clear, and thorough. You can feel it is an atmosphere created by good leadership, i.e. by Dr. Hum. Overall I can not say enough good things about Dr. Hum. Highly recommended!!
by A Grateful Patient
Dr. Hum was incredible. She has a way with people, she made me feel real comfortable through a scary process. Everything I had done went wonderfully.
I had an issue that caused me to have to see Dr. Mareno for about 10 months. He is the best doctor I have ever seen. He actually cares about his patients. He will ask a lot of questions to get you know you and he doesn’t rush appointments. He performed surgery on me multiple times and when I saw other specialists (for other issues) the doctors and nurses would always comment on how well my surgery spot looked and would ask who my surgeon was! They were VERY impressed with Dr. Mareno’s work. I am all healed now, thanks to Dr. Mareno. He not only was my surgeon for 10 months he became a friend!
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Mareno. I went to see him after noticing some alarming symptoms, as a relatively young (38), extremely anxious patient. He diagnosed the problem and came up with a treatment strategy that was exactly aggressive enough yet including as little invasive treatment as possible. (I had several precancerous polyps removed by a combination of colonoscopic and laparoscopic surgical removal.) The treatment was perfect as a technical matter. Equally important, Dr. Mareno is obviously a good person who thinks about and respects his patients: he delivered lab results promptly and personally, always made rounds personally, and always took time to answer my many (and sometimes irrational) questions and concerns. I could not recommend him more highly.
From the moment I walked into Dr. Feldman’s office, the entire staff had a warmth about them that made me feel welcome in their surroundings. I was not just a number. Lily, Dr. Feldman’s nurse, was thorough and made sure all of my medical history, medications, and information was correct. She has a wonderful way of handling patients and I felt as if I had known her for years. I cannot say enough about Dr. Feldman…I am one very grateful patient and just wanted to sing the praises of your facility and staff.
Laurie, PA and Dr. Hum are the very best medical professionals, and people, I have ever met (and l’ve met a lot of medical professionals). I was just stunned that Laurie and Dr. Hum would be willing to take the time and effort… to help me when no other medical professionals would. I am so humbled, and so very grateful (and in tears right now). You cannot possibly know how life changing this little regimen has been (so far…we’lI see if it keeps working). I can make plans to work (and play!) without having to worry…
I can’t thank you enough for taking such excellent care of me. Your kindness, attention, and commitment to resolving my health issues are greatly appreciated! I can’t help but feel that I am very fortunate to have you as my physician.
Thank you again,
I am so grateful for the life changing surgery you performed. I look forward to enjoying my retirement without “bowel issues”. You have just the right blend of talents to inspire confidence and trust in your patients and your office has a nice “small practice” feel to it. A human answered the phone every time I called. I also appreciate all the time you were willing to spend to explain my surgery and listen to my woes. I hope you enjoy the pimento cheese-one is for your P.A.-she’s awesome.
I’m compelled to thank you for your incredible “bed side” manner, your teaching me about the issue, and your lovely office staff. Visiting you today was a really nice experience. Thank you so much. The world needs many, many more of you. Perhaps cloning might be a good idea, after all! If ever I can be of any help to you in your investment choices, please call. I’d hope to do half-so-well as you.
Thank you for taking your valuable time in helping us-it was appreciated more that you know. You have been a blessing with your kindness, your complete explanation of items, and your ability to keep us sane. Thank you and God bless,
H. and R.
I just wanted to thank you for your patience and kindness in meeting with me prior to me colonoscopy and for making the procedure so easy. I appreciate your calm, thorough manner and your willingness not to use any sedation or pain meds. It was actually an interesting experience! So nice to meet another person from Queens who has settled in Atlanta!
Just wanted to let you know the good news! IT WORKED! Thanks to you, going to the bathroom is a pleasure! (Well, as pleasurable as going to the bathroom can be!). Seriously though: by Day 3 on Metronidazole (Flagyl), the effects of 4.5 years of miserable stomach problems have already begun to dissipate. And now, after the week of Rx has passed, I’m really beginning to believe that it worked. HOORAY!! Thank You Thank You Thank You!
P.S. As a side note-I was bad and disobeyed your instructions to mot mix the Flagyl with alcohol. Let it be proof from my first hand experience that you can share with patients: one glass of wine+Metronidazole=entire night of puking. Bleh!
Thank you for all of your care while I was living in Atlanta. You really made a rough patch in my life much smoother with your great knowledge and caring touch. I deeply appreciate all you and your staff have done for me by providing a comfortable place to come and I leave a better person in the meantime. Going that extra mile and giving me that extra minute made a world of difference in my life and others I’m sure. I only hope that I am able to find someone half as good as you in NYC. Wishing you the best!
I just wanted you to know that your advice to drink more water with the amount of fiber I consume has changed my life! During my colonoscopy you had to irrigate me with 5 liters of water to clean my colon of seeds, etc. Now I drink 3-4 liters of water daily-religiously-and I’ve never felt better. Thank you. I especially wanted you to know because your services were worth well more that insurance reimbursement.
Thank you for being so wonderful over the last year. Your professionalism, level of care and concern, and consistent respect and dignity have made a difficult experience much easier to bear. Thank you all!