Patient Stories

View the da Vinci® hysterectomy patient testimonial video below which is produced by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the company which makes the da Vinci Surgical System.

video patient testimonial after using da Vinci surgical system


Comments by Patients of Dr. Fisch & Dr. Bummer

The patient comments below are gathered from the UPMC Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and can be found on the UPMC profile pages of Dr. Bummer and Dr. Fisch.

"I was really impressed by the time Dr. Bummer took with me. He was very caring and compassionate. His professional and personal advice was extremely helpful. It was as if I was talking to someone I'd known for a very long time even though this was my first visit. His bedside manner was impeccable."

"The best thing I like about Dr. John Fisch is his bedside manner. He is very friendly and takes the time to out me at ease. I really appreciate that after every visit, he takes me into his office for follow up discussions. That means a lot to me as a patient."

"Dr. Bummer is an excellent physician. He is knowledgeable, efficient, warm, friendly and creates a very comfortable atmosphere for the patient."

"I have been seeing Dr. Fisch for over 18 yrs. He is professional, friendly, compassionate. This is one doc that doesn't make you feel like a just a number while at your visit."

"Dr.Bummer did a great job. I felt very comfortable and he made sure I understood all my options and what he was going to do. He takes the time to listen. I am very pleased. I had a question before my surgery and he called me back not the nurse. I thought that said a lot about him."

"As always, everything was excellent. I have had Dr. Fisch as my doctor for many years and have always been extremely happy with the care and treatment that I receive from him and all of his employees. I have never had a bad experience with anyone associated with his office. I have recommended Dr. Fisch many time over the years to friends and family."

"I have always been extremely pleased with Dr. Bummer. He never makes me feel rushed, answers any questions I have thoroughly and seems to genuinely care about his patients. One example took place when I was at the end of my first pregnancy. I was very uncomfortable and in tears asking to be induced and he said that he really felt that my labor would be easier and safer if my body did it when it was ready. I went into labor a few days later and it was as easy as I could have ever hoped for. I really believe after hearing stories from other women that my labor would have been much harder had I been induced and I am thankful for Dr. Bummer for having me wait."

"Dr. Fisch is an exceptional gynecologist - I have a tremendous amount of trust in him as my physician."

"Dr Bummer always makes me feel very comfortable and confident about my care. He takes his time even when behind schedule and is pleasant to talk with. He has always made me feel like a partner in my health as opposed to a doctor telling his patient what to do."

"Dr Fisch is an excellent physician. He is very personal and understands questions/concerns and addresses them well. I would recommend him to anyone."

Important Safety Information

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.

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Michael Bummer, M.D.

Dr. Michael Bummer


John Fisch, M.D.

Dr. John Fisch