Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski

 
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9.9
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor
 
9.7(53)
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy
 
10.0(53)
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations
 
10.0(53)
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions
 
9.8(53)
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure
 
10.0(53)
Doctor's Availability During Recovery
 
9.7(53)
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome
 
9.8(52)
Would Recommend to Others
 
10.0(53)
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4 Month Follow-up
(Updated: January 15, 2016)
Overall rating
 
8.2
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor
 
6.5
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy
 
9.0
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations
 
10.0
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions
 
7.0
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure
 
10.0
Doctor's Availability During Recovery
 
7.5
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome
 
5.5
Would Recommend to Others
 
10.0
This is a follow-up review 4 months post-op for Nuss by Dr. J. While I do not regret having the Nuss completed at Mayo by Dr. J, the end result is not what was intended. The first 2 months the chest was healing well and the pain management plan was fantastic. After 2 months the center point of my chest began pointing outwards. I completed the required 2 month x-rays, which was promptly sent off to Dr. J's office. After a month of waiting, I received a call from someone on Dr. J's team confirming that the Nuss procedure over-corrected the pectus excavatum creating just the opposite pectus carinatum. I was terribly disappointed and frustrated that all the pain and expense to correct the excavatum only resulted in carinatum. Evidently this happens in about 20% of the Nuss procedures, and I was the unlucky one to experience this result. I've still yet to hear back from Dr. J directly now that they've had my x-rays for 2 months, and not sure what corrective action is possible at this point.

Again, I do not regret having the Nuss procedure done at Mayo Clinic by Dr. J and her fantastic team. But the post-op follow up has been disappointing, and the end result of now having pectus carinatum is frustrating. When preparing for the Nuss, please do extensive research and know it's not a perfect procedure. Every chest is unique and Mayo & Dr. J are the leaders, but the Nuss needs to be continually improved to ensure consistent results long term.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.6
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
October 02, 2015
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
37
Covered by Insurance?
Mostly Covered
J
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Overall rating
 
7.9
Ease of Correspondence with Doctor
 
8.5
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy
 
9.5
Clarity of Doctor's Explanations
 
8.5
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions
 
5.5
Doctor's Apparent Knowledge of Procedure
 
9.5
Doctor's Availability During Recovery
 
5.5
Rate Your Cosmetic Outcome
 
7.5
Would Recommend to Others
 
9.0
I found Dr J. to be excellent in most aspects, especially while I was in the hospital. I feel my post-op, home recovery was not nearly as quick as I was led to believe (getting back to work, etc) and it was often difficult to converse with Dr. J. herself after I returned home. Unfortunately most primary care physicians don't have experience with this surgery, so they are only guessing when it comes to post-op situations like flared ribs, pain, swelling, etc. That leaves the patient with a lot of questions of "is this normal?", "do I need to worry about this?", or "should I be experiencing this?"

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
4.0
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
45
Days in Hospital
6
Covered by Insurance?
Yes, 100%
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