I am a patient of Dr. Rajagopal's, and my review of her on ratemds was quoted above, starting "Finally I have found a good plastic surgeon". I have had 15 surgeries with her to fix other doctors' mistakes, and she is the best one I have been to. She has made me hopeful that one day I will have my life back. I was suicidal at times before I met her. I am very sorry about what happened to her other patient, but my experience with Dr. Rajagopal has been very different.
The other doctors I had surgery with are truly monsters, and they are all board certified. The first one, who teaches other doctors at Stanford, operated on more than a dozen of the wrong parts of my body, including the wrong leg. He operated on my knees for no reason and without consent, causing my kneecaps to dislocate. My knees were perfect before.
The second doctor did the least amount of damage, but he is the sickest because he DELIBERATELY damaged me in surgery. He was angry because I asked him to do the procedure a little differently than he usually did, because I felt that I would get the best results. At first he said no, so I cancelled the surgery. He then changed his mind, but was apparently pushed out of shape that he was not the all powerful god-like doctor who made all the decisions. So what he did was the medical equivalent of a waiter spitting in your soup- he made a large dent on my inner thigh right near my crotch. It was essentially surgical rape, and before he did it he put me under anesthesia, even though I had only agreed to have it done while I was conscious and with only an epidural.
The third one caused extensive disfigurement & sciatic nerve pain. When I gave him a negative review on ratemds, he called me and threatened me with physical harm if I didn't remove it. He then started posting that I wasn't a former patient, I was a former employee who stole drugs from him, I was a drug addict and an extortionist. All totally made up. He posted my full name, home address & phone number, all HIPAA violations. He then posted fake negative reviews of my business, saying I was a con artist , a fraud, a mental patient. He has never been a client of mine. He then had his wife file a phony restraining order against me in Los Angeles, saying I threatened to kill her and her children. I never even knew he had a wife & kids until I was served. I had to fly to LA from SFO at my expense to fight this, and it was dismissed for lack of evidence, because it never happened. This psychopath then sued ME for defamation. I filed a counter suit, and just a few weeks ago he agreed to settle.
There are so many sociopaths in medicine, especially plastic surgery, it is scary. The medical board did nothing about these doctors. I have spent the last 11 years working 7 days a week to pay for the 28 surgeries I have had. It has cost me more than $220K, and I still need more. To hear the details of what the first doctor did to me legally, google "Judge Leslie Nichols - Incompetent or Corrupt".