What Real Patients Have to Say
Dr. Murariu is the BEST! He has a great bed-side manner and a sense of humor which I appreciate. He thoroughly explained the procedures he did on me (mastectomy and re-construction) as well as what to expect during recovery. He is extremely detail oriented and that’s exactly what I want in a plastic surgeon. I was lucky enough to have Dr. Murariu as my surgeon and if you ever have the need for plastic surgery you should most definitely call him!
– Jennifer M.
I would like to thank Dr. Peterson for his kindness and compassion while using fillers to remove a childhood bump on my nose. It is not only perfect, natural, and subtle but it gave me a new confidence about myself that I can’t begin to express. This is not the first procedure that I have had with Dr. Peterson but this was the most sensitive to me and so with his care, expertise, and craft he was able to successfully change the way I feel about myself by adjusting the overall appearance of my nose in an non-invasive way. Since being treated by Dr. Peterson both him and his staff have gone above and beyond in their care for me and I certainly appreciate that. I could not be any more pleased with the results and I am grateful to be able to trust his work and for that I am sincerely thankful. *
– Ashley W.
Dr. Murariu is the most compassionate doctor I’ve ever had. He has taking such great care of me over the past several years! After my mastectomy, he performed breast reconstruction and gave me feeling in my breast by transferring nerve graphs. Having lymphedema in my arm, he moved lymph nodes and did lymphedema bypass to help with the swelling. He also did reduction on my other breast for symmetry. Dr Murariu helped me to gain back my confidence as a woman. And for that I will always be grateful. I would highly recommend Dr. Murariu for any plastic surgery. He is the best!
– Renee T.
I would like to take this time to describe my experience with Dr. Peterson and his staff. First, I am extremely pleased with Dr. Peterson, his staff, and the outcome of all 3 of my procedures done at the Athena Clinic. When I first decided to undergo plastic surgery I interviewed several doctors on Oahu and, for the first time in my search I felt well taken care of and professionally looked at, was at the Athena Clinic.
His staff is very nice, ethical, as well as professional, and cared for my wants and needs in a very special way. My first procedure had a very deep impact on my body and the recovery was a hard process But the staff made sure that I was well taken care of and could go home, knowing they would care for me, even in the after office hours. During the time visiting the clinic, every single staff member was always very nice and polite to me and made me feel as if I did not have to worry about anything regarding the procedure.
Every one worked as a team – Jennifer at the reception was always on top of her work, and knew exactly what needed to still be done with regards to me, Tobey (one of the clinical nurses) always knew what was in my file and made sure that my medical needs are met and Dr. Sun and Dr. Lu gave me the best before and after treatment; finally, Dr. Peterson truly worked surgical magic on me. I am very grateful to each one of them and can only recommend the Athena Clinic to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon with an outstanding team. *
Dr. Murariu is my absolute favorite doctor I’ve encountered. I’m a patient with a complicated medical history to say the least, so I have seen and continue to see multiple doctors throughout the year. Dr. Murariu and I spent the last 18 months on my journey to wellness, along with his medical staff. Dr. Murariu gave me my life and future back; and, kept me from developing breast cancer, supporting me in one of the most difficult times and decisions of my life. He’s got amazing bedside manner and he’s a perfectionist, which shows in the way he works with his staff and his surgical outcomes. He’s so compassionate and ensures you are part of the decision making process. He spent time to ensure I understood wound care and procedures being performed. He even called the night before I had any procedure to check in about any last minute questions. Thorough is an understatement. I’m so grateful to have had Dr. Murariu by my side, as my provider and fist bumping bud. Thank you again for giving me new life and supporting me through my journey with BRCA and CHEK2. If you’re lucky enough to be his patient, you’ll be in the best of hands!
– Megan K.
For Dr. Peterson & Staff
I cannot recommend Dr. Robert Peterson, and his excellent staff, more highly. After 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy, I am no stranger to abdominal surgeries. Yet my experience with Dr. Peterson and team was absolutely “best seen to date”. From the very first meeting, the professionalism and genuine care about my needs was prevalent. They listened to my concerns, asked pertinent questions, and Dr. Peterson was very candid about which procedures would best answer my needs. I needed to rebuild core abdominal muscle strength to alleviate lower back deterioration. He knew exactly what to do! I went into surgery calm, clear about the procedure, and what to expect during recovery. Follow-up visits were equally concise and continued to reflect the team’s authentic compassion and concern for me about us co-achieving the best possible results.
There’s a reason why Dr. Peterson was voted as “Best Doctor” in the cosmetic surgery field and I now have personally experienced it! If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, don’t hesitate. Put yourself in the capable, professional hands of Dr. Peterson and his incredible team.
– Denise M.
I wish I could award TEN stars. Dr. M’s kindness, compassion and exceptional care and knowledge make him the only choice for any person seeking plastic surgery. In my case, as a breast cancer survivor…we met at a time that I was uncertain and scared. I came away from the experience assured I was with the best possible surgeon and care staff. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
– Tresa L.
Dr. Peterson is superb! I was told by a world renowned plastic surgeon that Dr. Peterson was brilliant so I went in to see him with a certain level of self confidence. However, personal experience is the best judge and I found out from my own experience that this was true. I wanted fillers to restore my face to a more youthful appearance. I found Dr. Peterson a master at doing this. He understands the architecture of the face and how to enhance the planes of the face to achieve a natural contouring effect unique to your individual bone structure. I am so happy with my results. He did not make me look like a lot of the T.V. and movie personalities that have so much filler they all look as though they came from the same gene pool with chipmunk cheeks….nor did he flatten my face by placing the filler in the wrong place or give me a pillow face effect. In addition, what I liked about Doctor Peterson is that he did not hype what he could do but rather performed excellent results for me. Therefore, I want to share this information with others as your face is the first thing anyone looks at and a doctor who has hands on expert knowledge and understanding is a gift. I am really grateful to you Dr. Peterson…Mahalo! *
Dr. Murariu is not your typical surgeon he is REMARKABLE. His bedside manner is exceptional. He takes the time to articulate clearly and concisely all surgical options including the pros and cons of the options. Regardless of the type of procedure he is performing, Dr. Murariu made me feel as though I was the only patient he was treating. For example, I have had two non-cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Murariu and my treating physicians both inquired to who I had complete the procedures because of the attention to detail and the fact I had no scaring. I would recommend Dr. Murariu for all your surgical needs and wants.
– Emily K.
My experience at Athena Clinic really was way better than I had initially imagined. Being my first liposuction and surgery of this sort, I was pretty hesitant and couldn’t help but wonder if I was making the right decision. However my initial consultation experience made me feel welcome. The receptionist was very kind, nurses outgoing and friendly, and the Doctor very knowledgeable and professional. I would suggest any prospective client come prepared with questions, because Dr. Peterson will be prepared to fill you in. I really liked how I wasn’t bogused regarding what to expect post-op. There were no surprises. All in all, I felt cared for and as though I was in excellent hands. The air was light and calm, removing the fear and tension I was holding regarding the procedure. What a wonderful staff. They were even accommodating for my personal preferences, such as music choice during the procedure, and went out of their way to make me happy, satisfied, and unjudging of my unusual requests. I had a great experience. If I met someone who was interested in this sort of thing, I would recommend them to Athena Clinic in a beat. *
I had a great experience with Dr. Murariu. I went to him to get Botox for the first time after the pandemic left me with new frown lines on my forehead and between my eyebrows. I was initially afraid of getting Botox because I didn’t want someone with a heavy hand giving me a frozen-looking face, but Dr. Murariu did an amazing job. The frown lines are gone and I look younger and much less grumpy, but in a very natural way. Plus, Dr. Murariu noticed that one of my eyebrows was situated slightly lower than the other, so he adjusted that with just Botox and now my eyebrows are symmetrical. It’s been a few weeks and I am still surprised at how good my face looks whenever I pass a mirror!
– Katie B.
Dr. Peterson is exceptional! I had 3 consults before him and doctors will be friendly which is expected but Dr. Peterson was a listener to my needs. He made professional suggestions and told me the predicted outcomes of the ideas I had. I researched and reviewed before deciding and last week I went through with my breast augmentation and I am so pleased. I’m still in recovery. 3 days after my surgery it hurt as to be expected but now I’m just taking it slow. My breasts look amazing!! I had textured silicone implants put in. It’s amazing how a fuller pair of breast with a better shape can make you feel! Dr. Peterson’s entire staff was great! They were confident in their doctor and with every reason. I was not uncomfortable ever asking questions and his implants are the latest best quality which makes me confident about what is in my body. This augmentation was what I wanted after breast feeding and as us ‘moms’ know things change. I look great again and clothes shopping is soooo nice! My incisions are very even and my breast are happy perky and full! Jenn the front desk receptionist and manager is a perfect face for that office. She is kind and helpful and always has a smile. Lex ..she is one of those friendly people who just gets you. I looked forward to seeing her. The anesthesiologist before surgery had me laughing and not at all anxious. The entire staff made clear that my safety and comfort was their focus. Thank you Dr. Peterson and staff!! *
Military Patient Testimonials
“Thank you Dr Peterson for giving me the bra size I always wanted. After returning from my tour of duty in Iraq, I couldn’t have asked for a better gift to myself and your staff are so wonderful to deal with and I felt very well taken care of.”
Macy. L. G
“The best decision I ever made was having liposuction at Athena clinic. Even after working out I still had love handles I couldn’t get rid of. Now I fit in my uniform perfectly and my wife loves how I look.”
Kevin. P. F
“My husband is over the moon with my new breast implants and liposuction to my tummy. When he came back from the gulf he was so surprised and he absolutely loved it. I am so happy to have my body back after having my two kids, finally! Dr Peterson really took care of me and I love the girls in the office. Thanks you so much.”
Amy. P. K
“I just couldn’t wait to get home and have my botox and my lips fuller after 15 months in Iraq. I wanted to do something special for myself, so I could feel like a girl again. My lines have now gone and my make up goes on smother than ever. Thanks to your magic touch Dr P.”
Melissa. M. S
US Air Force
“I had a facial peel with Dr Peterson and also a Thermage treatment, which lifted my face without surgery. My skin was as smooth as a babies behind and I love the fresh look I now have. I don’t look so tired anymore.”
Kelly. B. V
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