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Dr. Klaus Schaarschmidt

Dr. Klaus Schaarschmidt

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

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Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
unknown
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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

[b]Location:[/b] World
[b]Age:[/b] [i]First Surgery[/i] 22ish. [i] Second surgery 23ish.[/i] [i]Third Surgery:[/i] 27ish
[b]Gender:[/b] Male
[b]Height:[/b] 6ft, 4'' (193cm)
[b]Weight:[/b] 185 pounds (84 kilograms)
[b]Genetics:[/b] Dutch, British, German, Danish, French and Scotish
[b]Condition:[/b] Symetrical Pectus Excavatum which was noticiable with heart displacement. No Haller Index performed.
[b]Developement:[/b] Genetically passed on from Fathers side. Present in youth + teens. Became severe during early 20's
[b]Intervention:[/b] 1st Surgery: Single bar in San Diego (not Dr. Losasso), 2nd surgery: Single bar in San Diego (not Dr. Losasso) 3rd surgery: Single bar in Berlin, Germany by Dr. Schaarschmidt
[b]Exercises:[/b] Body boarding, Triathlons (run bike swim), yoga, stretching, 15pound (8kg) full body dumbell exercises 3-6 days/week.
[b]Special: [/b] Abdominal exercises to reduce rib flare

[b]Story:[/b]
Extremely grateful to Dr. Schaarschmidt for the wonderful results. It's been around 2-4 years since the bar was removed. Great communication. Great hostipal. Wonderful staff. Great food. Great rehabiliation trainer. I have no regrets going with Dr. Schaarschmidt. He is a wonderful individual and i'm blessed to have had him perform my surgery. Thank you Dr. Schaarschmidt.
My biggest advice is to work out and eat healthy. I think my results are fantastic. Working out, staying lean, doing lots of abdominal and chest exercises go a long way.

Yes, I have had this surgery three times. First Surgery I experienced bar migration. Second Surgery I experienced bar migration and poor results. Third was perfect.
I do have some rib flare. I believe my ribs are slightly "awkward" compared to others who have had this surgery due to my sternum going out/in/out/in/out from three surgerys.

I'll be honest, I do not frequent this board often. I'm very happy to move on from this. If you want to reach out to me, please contact me at my email: chapman951@yahoo.com. I don't mind a personal e-mail at all. I only speak English but can use google translator.

[b]Final Notes:[/b]
Thank you Dr. Schaarschmidt


[b]Pictures: Before any surgery[/b]

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Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
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Overall rating 
 
9.9
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
9.5
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 
 
9.5
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome 
 
10.0
Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0

I'm 32 and have been struggling with moderate PE for most of my adult life. I've been seeing doctors in the UK about it since I was 18 and always been told the same thing by everyone; it's just cosmetic, it's all in your head, the surgery is very dangerous and you definitely don't want to do it etc. I KNEW they were wrong; my heart used to beat irregularly all the time, I struggled to breathe during intense physical exercise and my endurance was crap, my posture was bad and it hurt to stand for too long, and psychologically I was very self-conscious. Eventually I decided to contact a real professional so visited Dr. Schaarschmidt in Berlin so he could examine me.
Within a minute of sitting down it's very obvious why Dr. Schaar is one of the most notorious PE surgeons in the world. The depth of his knowledge immediately makes you feel like you're talking to someone who has absolutely mastered their craft. He understood everything I was trying to explain and had precise, informative answers for all of my questions. Compared to all the doctors I'd seen over the years in the UK...well, there is no comparison. I booked my surgery for the following month.
I'm now 11 days post op. The result was better than I'd allowed myself to hope for. It's just...perfect. Completely normal. No PE, no rib flare. It was difficult to get my head around at first because my body's been like this forever, and then poof! In the space of a single day it all changed.
Everyone told me not to do it. My family, friends, doctors in the UK. I listened to them for years and years, but deep down I knew that *I* wasn't happy no matter what anyone said, and I never really would be until I got this sorted out. People mean well (mostly) when they tell you not to do it; but they don't understand. Now that it's done, I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. This thing that was such a big obstacle in my life has just...disappeared, and I couldn't be happier about it. Recovery is uncomfortable and painful at times but it's only once - and I was never in agony or unbearable pain. I was discharged after only 9 days because my recovery went so smoothly.
Dr. Schaarschmidt is not only a world-class surgeon but a great human being as well. He really cares about his patients. He visited me the night before the operation when I was starting to get anxious and put my mind at ease. He kept an eye on me after the surgery and gave me support when I needed it (and a kick out of bed when I needed it too :) I honestly cannot imagine a better surgeon.
Please, please remember that there are a LOT of inexperienced doctors out there posing as experts. You'll look to them to be a source of knowledge and expertise and they'll misinform you; I had this experience for years and years. The quality and longevity of your results and the difficulty of your recovery are a DIRECT result of the skill of your surgeon. If you're not happy with your chest, even if you have a minor or moderate case, and you know inside you need to do something about it, then DO IT no matter what anyone is telling you. But pick the best man for the job. Pick Dr. Schaarschmidt.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
Unknown
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Overall rating 
 
9.4
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
7.5
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
9.0
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

Had my bars removed last week and again I can highly recommend Prof Schaarschmidt. My surgery went with no complications and I have a perfect chest. The nurses are fantastic.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
13.6
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Overall rating 
 
9.8
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor 
 
10.0
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations 
 
9.5
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

I am 28 years old and had an innate Pectus excavatum (PE). My surgery was two and a half weeks ago. A year ago the pain had started. By recommendation of a friend I got the contact of Dr. Schaarschmidt. Dr. Schaarschmidt had a lot of time for me, I felt very well advised and together we found a solution. Nevertheless, an operation was not inevitable. My surgery went well and the pain was not too bad. I was surprised how quickly I was fit again. One day after the surgery, I was back on my own feet. The next day I walked through the station again. In the next days was more and more mobile. And in a few weeks, I´ll be able to do normal sports again. The scars are really well healed. As a woman, you can hide them well under the bra, so you cannot see anything. I am very satisfied with the result of the surgery. Although the surgery was a major intervention, I am glad that I did it. Thank you Dr. Schaarschmidt!

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4,27
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