Complaint: Dr. Robert Pugach is a scam artist, plain and simple. He preys on people that have PPO insurance by doing surgeries that aren’t needed. It’s really a shame when a doctor gets to the point when he stops caring about patients and more about the money. Doctors are so well protected by all that crap they make you sign before they do anything it leaves the patient basically screwed. I had multiple procedures done by Dr. Pugach and none of them ever solved the issue. It came to the point where I had visited him so much that everyone knew me by my first and last name. After having the first surgery that was a complete failure and ended up causing another issue I was a bit weary of him. (The surgery performed by him was considered a failure after multiple other urologists took a look and examined me.) Still even tho I was suspicious of him I was in a position that the other issue needed to be fixed now and it would be difficult for another doctor to understand everything. So I went in for the second procedure to fix the problem. Indeed that did fix the issue that was caused by the failed procedure but still didn’t fix the initial issue that I was having. So now I’m 2 procedure’s in, 25k in the hole and back to exactly where I started. So at this point he basically tells me in a nice way he cannot help and best of luck to you. So years later after finally coming out of that financial and medical nightmare I found out he actually sued me and got a default judgment for a very small amount of money. So now at least every week I have this really shady collection agency telling me that they have a judgment against me and they are going after my assets. After several failed attempts to try and negotiate a fair payment because the doctor want’s ever cent of the payment, I’ve finally said forget it and refuse to even talk to them. I guess the $25,000+ in insurance money that the doctor received wasn’t enough! It wasn’t enough that he performed surgeries that didn’t fix the issue. He just had to go the extra mile and sue me to get every last penny he could. This just shows you the greed of this guy, his true colors of being a doctor can careless about his patients well being. Dr. Pugach will never get another cent from me and he’s lucky that I didn’t sue him for malpractice. I guess me being the bigger person and just moving past the situation doesn’t always work out. Especially when you have someone like this scam artist that intends to milk you for every cent that you have. After doing a bit of research on his reviews online it also looks like he hires an agency to write fake reviews to try and cover up the negative publicity that he has received. You can simply tell this by the reviews being so closely written together and just the way they are written. I recommend to anyone that is thinking about going to this doctor or is having a procedure done by him to reconsider. There are so many other doctors out there that actually care about their patients and are actually skilled surgeons. Also always get an second opinion before having any type of procedure. Don’t let someone pressure you into having a procedure done, take your time if its not an emergency. Take the time to read reviews, if they look fake they more then likely are. If a doctor has to hire someone to write fake reviews for him that’s a big red flag.
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