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Review for Dr. Mark Saxton Gundersen Lutheran La Crosse, WI
(Updated: February 28, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
10.0
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
10.0
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions 
 
9.5
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure 
 
10.0
Doctor's Availability During Recovery 
 
10.0
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
9.5
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0
Dr. Saxton is extremely knowledgeable at the Nuss procedure. He's been doing it for 15 years. He is great at coming up with quick solutions to complex problems. He seems to know what to do in just about every situation. I would definitely recommend him both for the Nuss procedure, or any type of pediatric surgery. He is primarily a pediatric surgeon, but performs the Nuss procedure on people well into their 40's. I'm 33, and he did a great job on me. He is easily accessible, giving me his personal cell number to call him with questions or concerns at any time. He also called me on several occasions to see how I was doing. He called me several hours after discharge just to make sure I made it home with no complications. On one occasion, I called him with questions on a Saturday, and he spent time talking to me while picking his son up from a ski hill. Dr. Saxton cares enough about his patients' comfort level that he will take time out of his weekend to answer questions if need be. His hospital, Gundersen Lutheran, is rated a center of excellence for the Nuss procedure. Since 2005, more Nuss procedures have been performed at Gundersen Lutheran than at any other hospital in the upper midwest. If you live in the midwest and are considering the Nuss procedure, I would highly recommend having a consult with Dr. Saxton. La Crosse, WI is located in west central Wisconsin. It is approximately a 5 hour drive from Chicago, 3 and a half hours from Milwaukee and about 2 and a half hours from the Twin Cities.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
3.8
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
February 08, 2012
Length of time since initial surgery/procedure
15 days
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
Yes
Date of 2nd Surgery
February 13, 2012
Age at time of surgery/procedure
33
Days in Hospital
8
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
Highest Pain Level Experienced
8
Would you do it again?
yes
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