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Dr. Klaus Schaarschmidt

Dr. Klaus Schaarschmidt

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Dr. Klaus Schaarschmidt
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Berlin-Buch
Phone
+49 (0)30 6832 3885

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Overall rating 
 
9.7
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
9.0
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 
 
9.0
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

For several years already I wanted to proceed to that surgery even though my family didnt want me to proceed due to my minor pectus case. I listened to them for few years but always felt uncomfortable having this hole in my chest so I decided to proceed and meet Dr Schaarschmidt in Berlin in May 2016 where I literally changed my mind and got scared so I didnt do the surgery. Its only in October 2017 that I finally did get my surgery done. I got to admit the pre-surgery is scary probably like all kind of surgery.
The post-surgery is harder than I though but once you get over the intensive care its a whole new life that you can start. Now its been over 2 weeks that the procedure was done and I am home, I can swim, move around without problem and work (If you have a stressful job like mine I recommend not to over do, my girlfriend literally keep shouting at me for that and I felt exhausted when I worked over 6 hours a day which is nothing).
I live in the US so the plane was a total of 11hours and its a pain but its only once.
Other than that Prof Schaarschmidt is probably the best surgeon in the world and he will be able to explain to you everything in details. He took the time to come few times after surgery to see how I was doing and to share some tips with me.
If you want to do that surgery than do not hesitate and move forward with it. Just dont go to your local surgeon just because its more convenient for you, use a real professional that knows what he is doing.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
No
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(Updated: October 17, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
9.0
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
9.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
8.0
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions 
 
8.0
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure 
 
10.0
Doctor's Availability During Recovery 
 
7.0
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
8.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

Mixed case PE/PC -- Male/32y/Belgium

This surgery changed my life for the better. I do believe Prof. Schaarschmidt is by far one of the most skilled pectus surgeons worldwide. He is a very busy man, so getting proper hold of him can be a little challenging, but the correspondence and answers to all my important questions were given.
Read my story on this forum:
https://www.pectus.com/forums/9-pectus-journies/1095-32-male-belgium-mixed-pe-pc-scheduled-surgery-w-prof-schaarschmidt-on-19-09?limitstart=20#6819
I'm open for any questions anyone might have about my journey and procedure.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Other
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(Updated: October 21, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
5.0
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 
 
9.0
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

Totally Honest Review

On September 1st 2017, i flew to Berlin to LITERALLY change my life ! I’m A 16 yo. Girl From Saudi Arabia who had pectus excavatum for like 5 years with about 5.8 Haller Index.
this year I discovered professor Klaus Schaarschmidt in this very website ! I saw all the positive reviews about him so i didn’t hesitate to pick him for my case.
On September 5 i had to go to the hospital and stay there because the next day will be the big day (and because they wanted to explain everything that i’m going to go through and do some x-rays).
On September 6 at 8 AM i was anesthetized for the surgery, at 12 PM i woke up to a whole new chest and a whole new life feeling better than ever ! Can’t forget to mention that the Professor was right next to me when i woke up which is a very nice thing from him to do, he’s honestly the most fun and humble person ever !
My Experience was very very good with him and the cosmetic result is MIND BLOWING, and about the pain i would seriously rate it 2 out of 10 ! Seriously nothing really painful at all which is really shocked me.
Always remember the key to success is to believe in yourself and that you CAN do it, because you really can, always remember that you should never be afraid to change your life, because it was honestly a decision that I’m extremely proud of and extremely happy that i made.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
5.83
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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

Life changing experience

A life changing experience that I can happily talk about.
I developed pectus excavatum at the age of 12 and I noticed it when I was 14. That was the moment I started to worry about my physical apperance.
For 4 years I tried to fix my PE without a surgery.
Hundreds of hours of swimming and gym sessions didn’t make any difference. At 18 years old I started considering the surgery. I found on the internet that Dr  Schaarschmidt
was one of the best surgeons who dealt with PE.
I’ve sent an email asking for details, got a response the next day. After a few emails I was sure about my decision to do the surgery and to trust Dr. Schaarschmidt with it.
I came to Berlin, met Dr. Schaarschimdt, he explained to me the whole procedure. The next day I had the operation done.
Postoperatory period was difficult, I won't deny it, but the surgery result was impeccable. Dr. Schaarschmidt was available and with precise answers to all the questions that appeared in that time and in those two years that followed the first surgery. He found time to answer to all my emails, to give me answers and advice. Then the time has come for the second surgery, which dr Schaarschmidt performed, and despite my fear, the result remained impeccable. Thank you for your professionalism and for the way you care for your patients.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
-
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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

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Carinatum
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