Dr. Daniel L. Miller

 
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City
Newnan
State
Phone
888.552.6760

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5 reviews
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6.6
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6.4(5)
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6.4(5)
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6.4(5)
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6.4(5)
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure
 
6.4(5)
Doctor's Availability During Recovery
 
6.4(5)
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7.8(4)
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6.4(5)
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Overpromised and under delivered.
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1.0
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Very disappointed with my outcome. Before surgery my Haller was 7, two months after surgery Haller 11.7. Will be having surgery with a different doctor to repair what Dr. Miller did.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
7
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Dr. Miller is an excellent doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable and very concerned with patient questions and concerns. He is no longer at CTCA but is in Augusta, GA. He did the modified Ravitch procedure for me and it has made breathing much easier for me. It was an intense procedure and a challenging recovery. One year out I am almost 100%. Scar tissue does take time to stretch and soften and causes some tightness. But it gets better each month.

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Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
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(Updated: October 07, 2021)
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Dr. Miller is like a used car salesman, only believe half of what he says. Much of what he tells you about his bio-bar surgery is propaganda. The bars do not fully dissolve and are always in you, according to 2 separate thoracic surgeons seen in consult after this procedure.
At my 6 month check up he told me I was healing better that expected and my surgery was successful. You couldn't see some of the cartilage in the scan. When I asked him about it, he said it was there but we couldn't see it in this scan because on a different frequency. He assured me I was fine and when I complained of pain and movement in the ribcage, he said "it's just my body getting used to it's new shape." He never returned my call after that point. Turns out, my surgery was not successful, I did not regrow cartilage at all and have a floating sternum. I will now require another surgery to get titanium struts to hold me chest in place. My haller index is the same after surgery as it was before surgery.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.2
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Had my consult with Dr. Miller today and I am very impressed. My story is complex as I had a Ravitch done when I was 16 years old and now have a mixed recurrence of Precuts Excavatum and Acquired Thoracic Syndrome (restriction of the chest wall and its volume after having a Ravitch at a younger age ). Both of these diagnosis caused restrictive lung disease and heart compression which would not allow my heart to pump effectively under stress.

I was struggling to find a surgeon who would evaluate me, let alone operate on me due it being a re-operation. My wife reached out to Dr. J who was not doing redo Pectus Excavatum surgery at this time (Thank You Dr. J for getting back to us). She did however recommend Dr. Miller and I can see why. He is very knowledgeable and familiar with the disease. He was able to identify or at least give his thoughts on why my previous surgery collapsed and how he would prevent it from occurring again. His explanation made complete sense from a structural stand point and he explained the use of his bio bridges. I was concerned about the bio bridges being strong enough as I am a big person (6'4"/230) but he did not seem concerned about my size and even said he has operated on bigger people.

He informed me I should arrive 1 day prior to surgery for an office visit and that I should plan on being in the hospital 5-7 days, then another 3 days in the area before I fly home. Typical follow up being at 1 month and 6 months.

I think what I am most impressed about is that Dr. Miller discussed what seemed to be an individualized plan for me which was very reassuring.

If you have Acquired Thoracic Syndrome (ATS) or recurrent Pectus Excavatum Dr. Miller is someone you should absolute consult with. I will post more after surgery to share my experience.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
>4
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
I had originally planned to go to Mayo and see Dr. J, when I found out about Dr. Miller. I decided to go meet him since he was 10 minutes away. I could quickly tell he was highly skilled. The WellStar network he is a part of sing his praises and all of his staff as well. One of his staff told me someone came from another country to have the modified Ravitch. He told me he does the 3rd highest number of Adult Pectus surgeries in US, and he does repairs. He does both Nuss and Modified Ravitch, which he does with a dissolvable bar so you have extra stability and do not need a second surgery. Just a small bonus he does not use an epidural nor a catheter- both of which I was dreading. They did a good job of managing my pain in hospital (4 nights.) He came to check on me every morning. I am very happy with my outcome- my scar is small and I feel great! I am amazed at how I can walk on the treadmill now with my heart rate staying below 115!

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.0
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