Dr. Barry E. LoSasso

Dr. Barry E. LoSasso
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# of Nuss
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Contact Information

City
Ridgewood
Phone
(201) 225-9440

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A Life Changing Surgery With A Great Doctor
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10.0
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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
Initially, I thought I would never need surgery to correct my pectus excavatum. However, as I grew into my early teens, the severity of my deformity worsened. I hadn't even fully realized how much the deformity was impacting my life and ability to do the things I love. As the concavity got deeper, my endurance started to diminish and I felt as though there was nothing I could do to stop myself from feeling excessively out of breath. This held me back while exercising and playing sports; two things that are a huge part of my life. I had the Nuss Procedure done on July 26, 2019 by Doctor LoSasso and The Valley Hospital in New Jersey. While the surgery presented some challenges for me in a short term sense, the long term effects are better than I could have asked for. My endurance has increased dramatically since the procedure and I no longer feel a shortness of breath or tightness in my chest. Additionally, I am beyond happy with my cosmetic outcome. Although I underwent the Nuss Procedure for primarily medical reasons, the cosmetic benefit really means the world to me too. Doctor LoSasso did a fantastic job not just with the surgery itself, but also with guiding me through the process leading up to it and supporting me after. He was always happy to answer my questions and was very honest with me. This is most definitely a life changing surgery that is very worth it and with Doctor LoSasso as my surgeon, I never had a doubt about that.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
5.3
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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
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Dr. LoSasso is such a kind and gifted human being. He sets a new standard for what doctors should aspire to be. We are so glad that he was the one who performed our son’s pectus surgery. He and his team make you feel like you’re being taken care of as one of their own family. Our son looks and feels great with his new chest. He’s happy to be able to start playing sports again. We are grateful for the quality of life he will have in his adult years thanks to Dr. LoSasso’s expertise. We cannot forget to mention the nurses at Valley Hospital who are amazing with the post op care.
Thank you!
Frank & Lidia L

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
3.3
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The Best Nuss Surgeon In North America.
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10.0
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10.0
Doctor's Friendliness and Courtesy 
 
10.0
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10.0
Accuracy of Doctor's Predictions 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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I had originally received the Nuss Procedure from an incompetent surgeon in San Diego who botched my first surgery. My insurance company forced me to go to a second rate Nuss surgeon who didn't know what he was doing and placed a Nuss bar in me that did absolutely nothing. In fact it was placed so poorly that it was pressing against my heart and lungs and caused scar tissue to form because of it. So after getting the first botched surgery I went to got a second opinion from Dr. LoSasso with whom I had originally requested to see for my first surgery, (but my crap insurance sent me to the other guy instead). After consulting with Dr. LoSasso he agreed that I would need to get the Nuss Procedure done again by him properly and this time, with 2 bars because of the severity of my Pectus and older age. After the second surgery the results have been night and day. I feel like a completely different person. Before the second surgery it felt like there was a weight on my chest and I would have difficulty breathing, shortness of breathe and chest pains. Now, I feel as if I am breathing for the first time again and have way more energy than I did before having the second surgery by Dr. LoSasso. Not to mention my chest is perfectly flat and I no longer dread taking off my shirt in public places. I really can't thank Dr. LoSasso and his awesome staff enough for all of their help through this extremely difficult time in my life. All I wish is that anyone looking to get the Nuss Procedure please consult with Dr. LoSasso first. You will not be disappointed with the results! Thanks again for everything Dr. LoSasso you are a lifesaver. Literally.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
5
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Fantastic Doctor!
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10.0
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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
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Would Recommend to Others 
 
10.0
I am coming up on my 51st birthday and had the Nuss procedure performed by Dr. LoSasso in March of 2016. The results are amazing! I had a very deep PE as evidenced by my 7.6 Haller Index. I met with Dr. LoSasso three times before having the actual surgery (once by Skype and twice in-person) and found him to be extremely knowledgeable and caring throughout the whole process. I had two titanium bars installed and my surgery involved very little pain. I attribute the lack of pain to Dr. LoSasso's skill in bending the bars. He is simply fantastic! My pain level for the first week after surgery was only a 4 (out of 10). I found that by listening to Dr. LoSasso and doing everything he said, like walking regularly and using the spirometer, that my recovery went smoother. I took a month off from work and spent all of that time in the San Diego area recovering. Now that I am five weeks post-op, I am completely off all medication and my pain level is between 0 and 3. The more I walk, the more I practice my posture and the more I do the spirometer, the lower my pain. The bottom line is that if you are looking for an exceptional surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. LoSasso. Many thanks to the West Coast Center of Excellence!

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
7.6
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
March 07, 2016
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
50
Covered by Insurance?
Mostly Covered
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Nuss procedure
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
I am 36 years old and had my nuss procedure done by Dr Barry Lo Sasso on 11/6/15 at Sharp Memorial Hospital. I found Dr Lo Sasso on the internet, it was very difficult looking for a surgeon that would do this surgery on me due to my age. I traveled from Monterey Ca to San Diego to meet with Dr Lo Sasso, his staff was excellent all were very nice and explained things throughly.. I'm extremely grateful I found Dr Lo Sasso I felt I was in the best of care. The surgery itself was extremely painful. I did not want this surgery for cosmetics reasons, I was having extremely bad shortness of breathing and heart palpitations along with being very fatigue. My heart was compressed and shifted to the left. I'm now 3 months post and feel a lot better but still can't sleep on my sides or stomach for long periods of time. I have numbness in my breast and back pain but nothing compared to the last couple months. I was off work for 2 months. The office staff were so caring and did no hesitate to give me all the time I needed off to recover. I would definitely recommend dr Barry Lo Sasso to anyone wanting this procedure done. He is the best in the west coast! I felt 100% comfortable while under his care.

Your Pectus Information

Condition
Pectus Excavatum
Pre-Surgery Haller Index
5.6
Procedure
Nuss Procedure
Current Bar status
Bars still in
Date of initial surgery/procedure
November 06, 2015
Require 2nd surgery/procedure?
No
Age at time of surgery/procedure
36
Covered by Insurance?
Mostly Covered
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