Our staff is proud of the difference we make in our patients' lives. From time to time we receive notes from our patients after their procedures. We love hearing how they are doing and how our work has helped them. We've listed some of our success stories in this section.

Contact the Springfield Clinic Center for Plastic Surgery at 217.528.7541 to request information and schedule a personal consultation.

Patient Testimonials

Beth Bergman, MD

Meet Sofia, a beautiful four year old little girl from Michigan. While in Springfield she cut her lip and would have spent hours in the emergency room. Her mother had been introduced to Springfield Clinic by a friend. Realizing the injury for Sofia could leave a scar on her face, Sofia's mom called her friend asking if Springfield Clinic had a specialist who would help. The friend made one phone call. That call and the caring response of Dr. Beth Bergman kept Sofia out of the emergency room, allowed her to bee seen in less than an hour for the injury, at our Center for Plastics facility. Sofia asked Dr. Bergman, "Will it hurt?" Dr. Bergman told her it would hurt a little but everyone counted to five (in Spanish), and a total of seven stitches later, Sofia was good as new. Sofia and her mom stayed an additional five days in Springfield so Dr. Bergman could remove the stitches. Sofia even received a Hannah Montana locket to keep her stitches safe so she could show them to her dad when she got home. 
-HM, MI


Dr. Bergman,
After my weight loss, I felt great, but looking in the mirror was disappointing. Many parts of my body actually looked worse after the weight loss and not better. You did my breast lift, tummy tuck arm lift and inner thigh lift. 
Thank you so much, I look incredible. I have toned up better than I thought I ever would. You were great and have changed my life in such a positive way.
Thank you,
-E, IL


Dear Dr. Bergman,
I just wanted to tell you how much I love my new additions! You did such a great job and made the process so easy! My recovery went so well and much better than I expected. If I ever need anything else I will definitely be coming back to you. You are the best.
Thank you so much, this will change my life and how I see myself.
-ER, IL


Dr. Bergman performed my first breast augmentation in May 2009, doing an absolutely amazing job, so, naturally, I turned to Dr. Bergman again this month (May 2013) for a second augmentation to increase my breast size, as well as for the performance of inner/outer thigh liposuction. Again, I'm extremely pleased with my results. Dr. Bergman has an eye for detail, and patient satisfaction is her # 1 priority. I look forward to undergoing more procedures with Dr. Bergman at the helm. Thank you, Dr. B and the tremendous staff both at the Springfield Clinic Center for Plastic Surgery and the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Springfield Clinic!!!
-LP, Champaign, IL


Dear Dr. Bergman,
Last year on Aug. 6, 2008, you reduced my large, pendulous breasts. As a result, you increased my physical and emotional well-being!
No more large t-shirts to disguise my huge chest. Every morning I wake up in awe with a "normal" chest. For the first time, I have purchased cute, stylish blouses and shirts!
During my annual exam, my doctor was so impressed when he saw my reduction. He commented that it was the best he had ever seen, raving about such minimal scars!
With all this said, I just want to thank you form the bottom of my heart for performing your work of art!!
P.S. Marlene is the best nurse ever!
-VL, IL


Dr. Bergman,
I just wanted to thank you again for the great care that you provided me around my time of surgery. I was very nervous and you put me at ease. I appreciate all the time you spent with me before surgery also. I am thrilled with my results and am amazed at how quick my recovery was. I feel great and look great too (and just in time for summer).
Thanks again, 
-T, IL


Dear Dr. Bergman,
I just want to let you know I'm very pleased with my recent liposuction results, performed by you. I also want to let you know I would refer anyone to you looking for enhancements. 
I'm sure you have received a lot of these "THANK YOU" letters over the years, which I'm not surprised.
Again, I think you're the BEST and I'm very happy with everyone.
Thanks,
-TL, IL


Dear Dr. Bergman,
I look absolutely fabulous after my facelift. I never thought that I would be the type to have a facelift but I had not been kind to my face and I felt much older on the outside than inside. 
The minute I met you and your staff, you put me completely at ease. You and your staff are great about answering my questions and allaying my fears. I was completely informed and recovery went extremely well.
You are warm, compassionate, skilled and dedicated and I truly thank you for all you've done.
Sincerely, 
-L, IL


Dr. Bergman,
I just wanted to thank you for my getting a new lease on life. I feel like a whole new person since my breast reduction, plus no more backaches! 
Thank you, thank you,
-L, IL

Raj Sinha, MD

“It gave me more confidence overall. I feel better about myself now.”
-AC, IL


“Things are brighter now. I always thought it was my astigmatism that was giving me issues, but found out that is wasn’t. It was my skin.”
-JH, IL


“Recovery has been great. I had no idea it was going to be this easy. The surgery itself was easy and the instructions after were great.”
-JM, IL


Dear Dr. Sinha,
Sorry for the delay in writing this note. I am so appreciative, and it has been on my mind to write this for sometime now. 
I want you to know that I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. As you know, I was hesitant in the beginning: Fear, Cost, Recovery, Timing...But I am happy to say I am thrilled with the decision and the results!
I specifically appreciated your attentiveness throughout the process. You patiently & clearly discussed all the options, explained the pros and cons and understood the results I wanted. This really helped me feel very comfortable.
But for sure, it is the AWESOME results that make me tell my family & friends they need to go see you! Now I enjoy working out, getting dressed in clothes I wouldn't have worn before & overall just feel great & “in shape”. It was a great decision to invest in ME! & feel it daily. Thank you for EVERYTHING!
Best Regards, “Made over Mommy”
-MB, IL


Hello Dr. Sinha,
As a patient of yours I just want to thank you very much for the great job you did on my hand surgery. 
You did carpal tunnel surgery in April of this year on both hands and I am so amazed at how good and functioning my hands are now. 
I very much appreciate all you did!
Thanks again,
-DC, IL


Dear Doc, 
Just wanted to thank you for changing my life. I feel so much better about myself & I owe that to you. You are a miracle worker! Thanks for being a good doctor & for giving me a happy new start. Tell your staff thanks too, they were all wonderful to me!
-CB, IL


Dr. Sinha,
Thanks so very much for the wonderful care you are giving to mom. You are such a blessing. You are very gentle and sincere. I really appreciate you taking the time to pray with mom. That was a comfort to her and to us. Thanks for allowing God to use you with the gift of healing. This is your ministry and you are doing a wonderful job. Thanks for all you’ve done and are doing for mom. 
God Bless you & your family.
-The family of DR, IL


Dr Sinha,
Thank you for the excellent care I’ve received since my accident. You are a wonderful doctor and I appreciate the fine work you’ve done. 
-LC, IL


Dear Dr Sinha,
Thank you for everything. My knee is feeling much better. You did a very good job on my knee. Again, Thank you very much.
-S, IL


Dear Dr. Sinha,
Thank you so much for taking out my daughters stitches. Her face is healing well. My daughter appreciated your expertise and good bedside manner. 
Thanks again,
-JM, IL


Dr. Sinha
I received the nicest note from your patient J. S. The note specifically mentioned the professionalism and care that you and your staff showed to him. Thank you for constantly raising the bar and thank you for continuing to provide excellent care and service. Now that’s the SC Way!
-AO, IL


Dear Dr. Sinha,
I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for your kindness and caring and for believing me.
Even though I am still recovering I already noticed a difference. My neck pain is gone, my shoulders are back and my posture feels much better. I actually feel very good about myself. I thought I would never feel this good ever again. 
Your believing in me that I was actually a candidate for this type of surgery gave me a hope for myself to be able to live a normal life again. 
I pray to God that you continue to be blessed with the ability to help more women who are in my situation. 
Thank you so much again,
-VH, IL


I am so very appreciative that you gave me the use of my hands and rid my face of cancer. May God bless you Dr. Sinha.
-JD, IL


Dr. Sinha & Staff,
A note to thank you for all you have done for me. I really appreciate everything medical and the kindness and care you gave me. I would not be doing as well as I am if all of you wouldn’t have been there for me. Thanks again for everything. 
-BL, IL


Dr. Sinha & Mary,
I know that this is way past due (1 year to be exact) but I wanted to send you a note of thanks for everything you did for me last year. I am so grateful that you took the time to “fight” with my insurance company to cover my breast reduction surgery. I am thankful for the awesome care I received from both of you and the rest of the staff at the office. I am extremely pleased with the final results and wanted you to know how much better I feel about myself. Thank you also for the awesome care I received after my wrist surgery in July. You guys are awesome! I was truly blessed by both of you.
-WW, IL


Dearest Dr. Sinha,
I am writing to express my deep gratitude for your superior skill and care while I was undergoing breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery last year. My recently improved confidence and health is a credit to your expertise and attentiveness.
I realize that I must not have been the most cooperative patient, and your patience has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for your kindness and good humor when answering my deluge of questions during my pre-operative appointments. I had heard nightmare stories about what goes on in operating rooms, and I am relieved and grateful that my experience was so positive. Your calming reassurance and soothing bedside manner helped ease the recovery from my surgery.
In addition, I especially appreciated the straight-forward and detailed manner in which you explained my post-operation instructions and care. It is never easy to hear about scary subjects such as caring for incisions and limiting physical activity during recovery, however, you handled my post-operation situation with care and responsiveness.
Competent, sensitive physicians like you are a prize of the medical profession. May God bless you as you continue to work with your patients.
With much appreciation, 
-AS, IL

Joel Wietfeldt, MD

Dear Dr. Wietfeldt,

Thank you so much for your care and skill in helping me heal. Your honest and straight forward manner is truly appreciated. I can't thank you enough. 
-CG


Dr. Joel,

Thank you so much for coming in on your day off to stitch me up a few weeks ago. I apologize for interrupting your time with your family. You did a great job sewing me up and I have healed nicely.
-TD


Dr. Wietfeldt,

Words cannot express the gratitude our family has for all acts of kindness and love shown toward our Mom during this time. Thank you for the excellent care and attention you and your staff gave to our Mom. May God's grace forever fill your hearts with love, peace and kindness.
-Breast reconstruction family member


Dear Dr. Wietfeldt,

I wanted you to know how much I appreciate the care I received from you and your office. I have the utmost respect for you and I am grateful that my experience has been wonderful under the circumstances.
-JL


Dear Dr. Wietfeldt,

Thank you for the excellent way you cared for my father recently. Our family is beyond grateful and cannot thank you enough.
-KC


Hey Doc,

I know it's an old neck, but I sure like it better without my "little friends", the evil sisters, living there. Thanks for evicting them! :) Glad to be...lipoma free!
-BS


Dear Dr. Wietfeldt & Staff,

Just a note to say thank you for your care and concern in treating me. My family and I appreciate all you have done to address my melanoma removal, both at your office and in surgery. Thank you again.

God Bless, DD

Aubrie Hubbert, APRN, CNP

Dear Aubrie,

Thank you so much for the wonderful care and instruction on my wound and the healing of it.  Everyone was knowledgeable and truly caring.  I can't thank you enough!


Thank you for all the care you gave and continue to give me. You have a special way with your patients! - CG


Aubrie,

If it were not for my lovely rebuilt breasts by Dr. Wietfeldt, I might be jealous of your beautifully shaped lips. LOL. I have no doubt that you will be a huge success in plastics! Your compassion coupled with your perfectionist tendencies will drive many patients your way. Thank you for your help throughout a very lengthly process.
- Breast reconstruction patient