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Dr. John Goldblatt

 
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Dr. John Goldblatt
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# of Nuss
# of Ravitch
Affiliated Hospital(s)

Contact Information

City
Parkville
Phone
(03) 9345 5522

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.8
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
9.3  (2)
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0  (2)
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
10.0  (2)
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions 
 
9.5  (2)
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure 
 
10.0  (2)
Doctor's Availability During Recovery 
 
10.0  (2)
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
9.8  (2)
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0  (2)
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Nuss Procedure 33 Melb Private
Overall rating 
 
10.0
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 
 
10.0
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure 
 
10.0
Doctor's Availability During Recovery 
 
10.0
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

My pectus was pretty bad. I had looked into it when I was 18 but the Ravitch system did not appeal to me at all and even though the aesthetics of my chest weren't great I never suffered greatly in the way of self esteem. At 33 and my chest looking pretty bad, physically not feeling greaet and seeming to have a worsening scoliosis I met up with John Goldblatt for a review. John's just a fantastic guy in general and really the epitome of what a doctor should be. He's very understanding of the physical and mental issues that accompany pectus. He's great at simply but effectively communicating the procedure, the pain and pain relief options, the recovery et al. And of course at the actual practice of performing the procedure. From my scans we learnt there was not a lot of the actual main sternum (3 parts to it - who knew) that was bent so it was a difficult surgery requiring placement in the correct area to get the best effect and bring the xiphoid along for the ride and not damage it. Pictures say a thousand words. I will endeavor to get a few photos up on the forum so you can see how deep and askew my chest was to what it is now. Most people can't tell that I had pectus now. I just have a bit of the knuckling that occured because of the pectus which isn't a big deal to me. The scars are very minimal. The pain was pretty bad the first few days. I'm fairly good with pain but wow, yeah I wont lie it's painful but you get through it. I only had morphine the first day. Then on ketomine for the remaining 9 days in hospital. I was walking with relative ease about a week in. The body recovers quickly. I was on Targin and a few other things for about a month and then one day soon after that the pain disappears entirely. Don't worry about the pain. It shouldn't be a deciding factor for anyone thinking about the surgery. I equate to a long child birth or something which you just have to get through to get the result. Very happy now. Thanks Dr John.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
Not sure, pretty bad wasn't required to know
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
July 03, 2015
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
33
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
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Good at Nuss procedure in adults
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
8.5
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
10.0
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions 
 
9.0
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

Very happy with correction of my PE with Nuss titanium bar by Goldblatt. 32yr old female. Anaesthetics and pain relief by Dr Peter Dawson also excellent. No epidural - all IV. Walking on day 2. Discharged day 6. Very happy with the result do far. Good surgeon in Australia for adult pectus excavatum repairs.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.4
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
December 16, 2013
Length of time since initial surgery/procedure
1 week
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
32
Days in Hospital
6
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
Highest Pain Level Experienced
10 but managed well
Would you do it again?
Yes
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