Dr. Donna Maziak


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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Donna Maziak has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2901337
08/10/13 5 5 5 5 Though I tend to feel intimidated by Dr Maziak, I would not have wanted any other surgeon to perform major thoracic work on me. It's been over 5 years and Dr Maziak still likes to check on me annually, requesting follow up tests when I complain :)  Respond
RID: 2563614
18/02/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Maziak performed my thymoma surgery in December 2012. After the surgery, I remained in the hospital for only two days, and did not have any complications. I was extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Maziak and her team. I highly recommend Dr. Maziak as she demonstrated every great quality one would expect from a surgeon. Her empathy, knowledge and confidence truly made me feel safe under her care. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for me.  Respond
RID: 1700371
30/01/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Maziak did a very comprehensive pre-operative work-up, answered all questions, took her time, and was pleasant. She kept us informed every step of the way.  Respond
RID: 1566046
20/10/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Maziak was my surgeon in August of 2008 which performed the surgery for the complete removal of my Oesophagus. She has been treating me since the surgery. My wife and I love Dr. Maziak. We believe that she saved my life from a dreadful cancer as I am still free from this dreadful cancer. Her staff are the best always helpful to me. God bless her!  Respond
RID: 1474439
28/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Maziak has been great to me. In my two appointments with her she took great care to ask if I had any questions or concerns. Given the types of horrible situations she must face she carries herself well.  Respond
RID: 1467679
19/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Maziac is very Knowledgeable,very helpful. She is very nice,takes care of her patients; take the time to explain every detail to the patient, answer to all questions. I went to see her twice, always smiling, giving confidence to the patient, reassuring the patient and simplifying big problems. She knows her job. We must be very proud of her as she is an asset, thank you Dr. Maziac.  Respond
RID: 1372404
25/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Maziak saved my dad's life even though he and my mom (a GP) were difficult at times and wanted second and third opinions on everything recommended. Dr Maziak went out of her way to contact me and get me involved and along to the appointments when my parents kept putting the surgery off and disputing the seriousness of my dad's condition. I'm sure most people would have just given up. Dr Maziak was thorough, thoughtful, very knowledgeable and very very patient. Dr Maziak consistently followed up (even when my dad didn't show up for his MRI and a couple of appointments) and told us exactly what had to be done and that we couldn't keep putting it off. Then she did what she said she would do and she was right about everything. She was great. My dad is fitter now than he has been for a long long time - the change in his outlook is so much more optimistic now he's feeling better. He's her #1 fan. Thank you Dr Maziak - I know my parent's didn't make it easy for you but you did a great job.  Respond
RID: 1240871
31/08/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Maziak operated on me for esophageal cancer on August 18, 2009. Although initially I found that she seemed somewhat distant and abrupt in her interaction with me during diagnosis of my condition, she became more approachable after I got to know her better. She diagnosed me correctly even though she had limited test evidence to work with and saved my life because she caught the cancer early. She was extremely competent about followup particularly since I developed a complication from the initial surgery which required a second surgery in September to repair. I am one year cancer free and I owe my life to Dr Maziak. I would recommend her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1155963
23/04/10 1 3 1 1 This doctor has been negligent, desinterested in the care of our beloved father, diagnosed him wrongly and operated on him for the wrong reason. He almost die on the operating table due to her mistakes and then his life was drastically shortened by her careless intervention. Stay away from her if you can.  Respond
RID: 864892
19/04/09 5 5 5 5 BEST Dr one can be referred to! Very thorough in everything, actually interested in the patient and their needs. Will go out of her way to help you out even if it is not in her field. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Maziak  Respond
28/01/09 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 767709
19/01/09 1 1 1 1 Our experience with the post surgical care for a family member was extremely poor - our experience was much the same as the person entering a rating on 11/27/08 and also resulted in the loss of our loved one. We were cheated and lost someone critical to our livelyhood due to the lack of attention and concern for our loved one.  Respond
RID: 747813
21/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr.M performed surgery on me in 1998 for a somewhat rare form of cancer (thymoma level 3). She was, and is, the epitome of what a dedicated, kind, caring, and hardworking surgeon should be. I moved some five hours away shortly after my recovery but chose to continue seeing her for follow up care for ten years. True to this cancer's characteristics it returned in the Fall of 2008. Three weeks ago Dr. M. operated on me for the second time --- again successfully. I was home in four days and am recovering well; thanks to her care. Dr. M. has become ten years better at what she does. She is extremely kind to my wife, especially, but also to my family and friends who have met her through my illnesses. I have talked to many levels of staff who work with her and found that, to a person, all of them respect and support her as well as saying she is fun to work with. Never saw her moody in ten years. Thanks to her in 1998 I got to see our three grandchildren and enjoy my family more than ever.  Respond
RID: 728998
24/11/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Maziak was very professional, her staff were wonderful and my husband and I were very impressed with everyone's kindness.  Respond
RID: 616511
18/06/08 5 5 5 5 I have great respect and appreciation for Dr. Maziak and her staff. Dr Maziak through her surgical skills has significantly improved the quality and longevity of my life.  Respond
RID: 496178
27/01/08 5 4 5 5 A very sympathetic, knowledgeable and ready-to-help specialist. I have full confidence in her.  Respond
RID: 435554
28/10/07 5 5 5 5 very knowledgeable-very stylish-well groomed-extremely caring even if she comes across as abrupt  Respond