Ratings for Dr. Jon J. Warner
Did not like him at all! As a former football player at the highest level, I have had many surgeries by many surgeons. Not only is he condescending and rude, he could not and would not even try to fix my shoulder from years of abuse. He is so arrogant, he made me redo the MRI at his hospital even though it just had been done somewhere else!
Dr. Warner is a GENIUS both in and out of the operating room. He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent shoulder experts in the world. I have been blessed to have Dr. Warner repair both of my shredded shoulders, my right shoulder in 2013 and the left shoulder in 2016. His is always focused on making certain that I am happy and ensuring that I have the most positive of outcomes. Dr. Warner's Administrative Manager, Missy, is always responsive to my needs including custom ordering a special sized sling. I traveled from out of state for Dr. Warner and I encourage anyone who wants the best of the best to go to Dr. Warner FIRST.
While on vacation in Florida last December I fell off a ladder and severely ruptured my rotator cuff. As I understand... a large tear is 3 cm... mine was twice that at 6 cm so the damage was massive. Upon my first visit... Dr. Warner immediately knew an operation was needed as I had little motion and almost zero strength in several directions. He took a significant amount of time to explain my situation and the operation in great detail. He gave me confidence that I had come to the right place and confidence that I might have a reasonable recovery. Even in the recovery room... he made me feel confident that a good result was possible. I am 62 years old and all things seem to take longer to heal so I needed that boost. At all times Dr. Warner exuded confidence in a good outcome as long as I followed the recovery plan. Well... its 8 months since the surgery and the results have greatly exceeded my expectations. I have full range of motion and a lot of the strength is back. Of course I need to keep building up the strength which was always the plan. Amazing... I am doing things that I didn't think I would ever be doing again when I was lying on the ground after the fall.... like push ups... golf... projects around the house... etc. I am so grateful to have Dr. Warner make me whole again.
Dr Warner is at the top of the class...My wife is an RN at Mass Gen and is just as cautious as i am when it comes to finding a good doctor, however, after our initial consult we both felt very comfortable with Dr Warner. i have seen many doctors (and surgeons) specializing in many fields of medicine, and I have never fully trusted the knowledge or skill of any to the extent that i trust him. Two weeks ago he performed surgery on my rotator cuff, and did an excellent job. Everyone that i know who has undergone this type of surgery complains about the intense pain in the weeks that follow, yet i returned home virtually pain free. I believe that this is because unlike most surgeons, Dr Warner had the skill, intellect, and talent to perform a clean surgery.
I have had multiple surgeries with JP most recently July 5 to repair my fractured scapula. JP was kind, thoughtful & caring throughout the process of repairing this difficult fracture. He was always available for any questions or concerns I had. He went so far as to get additional opinions from his colleagues on how best to proceed with this fracture repair. His entire staff was always there for me and were so kind. JP went to great lengths to be sure I was comfortable & well cared for during, and after surgery at MGH. I live in CT and travel 3 hours because JP is such an excellent, caring Doctor.
Dr. Warner is an exceptional professional in shoulder surgery. I had an extremely damaged rotator cuff with two retracted tendons/muscles. I couldn't even raise my arm above my chest, no strength and pretty constant pain. After surgery I was in a sling for 6 weeks and followed Dr. Warner's advice and didn't remove my arm from the sling except for showering. I had absolutely no pain after the first couple of days. At my first follow up I was given a DVD of the complete surgery as well a written report. During the follow up visits I never felt rushed and I felt that Dr. Warner was concerned about how I felt and my healing progress. It's been almost 8 months and after 24 weeks of physical therapy I can lift weight high over my head. I have about 95% or more movement, my strength is coming back with no pain at all. I feel my complete recovery is up to me to continue exercising but without Dr. Warner’s expertise I wouldn’t be this completely satisfied. I have a great deal of admiration and confidence in Dr. Warner and highly recommend him for any surgery he would perform.
I own a medical video production company specializing in surgical training and have had 2 major rotator cuff repair surgeries performed by Dr Warner, my left in 2004 and my right in July, 2015–which also included tears of the biceps tendon and labrum. In 2004, I asked one of my clients who produces instrumentation used in rotator cuff repair who he would choose to as his doctor if he could select any surgeon in New England. After checking with his colleagues who visit surgeons in the OR every day, Jon Warner was the surgeon recommended. Eleven years later, my left shoulder remains fully functional and pain free. After 6 months, my right shoulder, while still in the recovery period, has returned to almost complete range of motion and strength, both of which continue to improve weekly. During both treatment periods I found Dr Warner to be completely involved and concerned about my condition. When he was with me I felt I had his complete attention. Bsed on my experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Warner!
I am a resident from Western Mass. In the past five years I have had four rotator cuff repairs, the last of which did not hold. Dr. Warner came highly recommended from a variety of sources out here. When I met with him, he spoke with confidence and professionalism. He was friendly, yet direct, and I felt I could trust him, so I had him put in a new shoulder (a reverse prosthesis). It wasn't until I read the operation report that I realized how complicated the surgery was. I was amazed at the care and diligence Dr. Warner took with me. During the operation he had to make many adjustments, including a different sized socket as well as re-shimming my bone graph. This man is not just a surgeon, but partly a rocket scientist as well. His work is brilliant, as is his personality. Most people take operations for granted, but when you really understand what this man does and how much time, care, and dedication he gives to his patients, you will understand him in an even deeper way. I would recommend Dr. Warner to anyone who is in need of shoulder surgery. He gave me an arm back that I haven't been able to use for the past three years. Be assured, you are in "the best hands" with this guy.
Suffice it to be said, Dr. Warner is my Messiah. Prior to my full right shoulder replacement, at the beginning of January 2015, I was in considerable pain and discomfort. Not only was my shoulder physically debilitating but it also had a profound, depressing, psychological effect upon me. At age 67, I was feeling my mortality. That was particularly unusual for someone from my family where my Dad and Grandfather lived very active lives to ages 98 and 104 respectively. Prior to Dr. Warner I was beginning to think I would be lucky to make it to 80. The good doctors surgery has had a rejuvenating effect upon me both physically as well as psychologically. I now sincerely believe I am going to be good for a 100 plus. Furthermore, Dr Warners precise surgical skill and expertise left me pain free immediately after my surgery and through my rehab. The mobility of my arm has improved way beyond my wildest dreams. I have my dominate right arm back. I highly recommend Dr. Warner and his team. Dr Warners surgical skills have had a positive life changing effect upon me. Thank you so very much Dr. Warner.
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- University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry (Grad. 1982)
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