Patient Testimonials

VERY HAPPY WITH DR. BRIAN JACOB!

“I approached Dr. Jacob to consult whether repair of my inguinal hernia with absorbable mesh was a viable option. It was not; he opined that a lap surgery with a regular mesh would be the best choice for my big hernia, assuming I can take a gen. anesthesia. Earlier I was considering traveling across the country to have a Desarda repair, but Dr. Jacob’s confidence, competence, and support made me trust his expertise and I am glad I did. The surgery was scheduled about three weeks later; his staff was very helpful. No pain pills were needed (not even one); the next day I easily walked four miles along the beach, and three days before the week was over I found myself running intervals for about 25 min. each (I don’t remember Dr. Jacob making any restriction on running). I am grateful to be a patient of Dr. Jacob.”

— Vlad

Hey Dr Jacob,

Thank you so much for taking care of me and my friend. You went above the call of duty. You truly are one of a kind. You changed MY life, and now you changed my friend’s too. Thank You.

— Jim B., New York City

I wanted…to thank you for getting me to this point….not only are you a gifted surgeon but a very wise man…you taught me to [think positively and focus on moving forward]. I joined a gym and starting claiming my life back…and this past month they chose me to do a photo shoot for their magazine cover which will be published throughout the tri-state area…So I wanted you to see and again thank you for anything!

— Joanne F.

Good Morning Dr. Jacob,

Well another year is here ,and to me this is a big one, it is 5 years since my surgery…I don’t think anyone could have convinced me then that I would be here and like this 5 years later…I am not going to say it was easy getting here but I did it…I do not regret one day on the way I learned so much about myself and the strength i have. So again thank you for being such a remarkable surgeon as i have said before I believe you were given a gift to be one…I also thank you for being there always with words of encouragement , I owe my life to you and it is a debt I don’t think I can ever repay….

— Joanne F.

Dr. Jacob, Thanks very much for an excellent procedure. From start to finish your staff was great. The pre- and post op nurses were excellent, and they even pushed me in a wheelchair to the parking garage! The anesthesiologist was excellent too… Thanks again for the professional service from all

— Mark T.

Dr Jacob

I wanted to thank you for the excellent outcome of my hernia repair. You treated me with respect and care. The surgery went very well and now, at the two and a half week point after surgery, I can run, lift boxes, etc and don’t ever feel the repair. You are clearly very good at what you do. Also, I want to mention that the Midtown Surgery Center staff are very good and I would not hesitate to recommend the center to anyone. All in all, I feel that I got the very best care available today.

Best regards to you and your staff.

— TT

Just over a year ago, January 13, 2014, Dr. Jacob repaired two inguinal, and one femoral hernia for me.

His fine work has been put to every test since February 2014, until this month,January 2015, and has passed each of them, every season in turn: Digging in the garden, turning compost, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, and most recently, shoveling snow. His own confidence, expressed before and after the surgery during my office visits with him was “catching” and made up for any deficit in mine. Thank you, Dr.Jacob, for making it possible for me to resume my normal physical life this past year, and undoubtedly, for the years to come.

— James P.

Dr Jacob – its been almost exactly one year since you repaired my hernia, at the Mid-town Surgery Center. You had said that at the one year point, a check up was recommended, but that I would have forgotten you by then.

Well, the repair is indeed perfect – thanks for doing such a good job. Such a good job that I do remember you, but won’t be coming in for the check-up. At this point it’s totally un-noticeable and free of any sensation etc. Thanks you.

At the 9 month point I went sailing for a week – fairly strenuous activity. I did get some actual aching at that time that would last several days. I told myself that the mesh was partially dissolving and that I was probably tearing some scar tissue. Within a week it was back to un-noticeable. The “ache” didn’t even warrant an aspirin.

Thanks again and best wishes.

— Tom T.