Restoring and improving your quality of life is our passion
Patient Video Testimonials
“This Beauty Queen Was Compared To The Elephant Man Because Of A Condition She Could Not Control Or Cure” By Liana Jacob
Meet the inspiring sports fanatic who was once called ‘Elephant Girl’ due to her swollen leg and admits to entering a beauty pageant just to ‘fit in’ – but she is now embracing her look and helping other women with body insecurities do the same.
“I had a lymph node transfer in 2013 and two suction assisted protein lipectomies. However, the first procedure was unsuccessful, so I had to go to another doctor (Dr. Jay Granzow) who is the best to get the results I have now.”
“Dr. Granzow and Staff, I can’t put into words how much you have changed my life for the better. I am truly blessed to be your patient. I thank you for all that you’ve done to make this possible. I will be forever grateful.”
“I wanted to tell you and Dr. Granzow how truly thankful I am for both of you. You two were one of the blessings I counted on Thanksgiving. Thank you for all you did to get my leg approved, and thank you Dr. Granzow for your hard work to give me a new lease on life. My leg is truly amazing and I cannot wait to get the left leg done!!
Thank you both so much for all you do for lymphedema patients, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family. ”
“In recognition of all your hard work and dedication as a professional. You are truly appreciated. Thank You!”
“Dear Dr. Granzow, I can’t thank you enough for doing my surgery. You have no idea (well maybe) how happy I am. I have hated my nose since preschool. What you did was soooo very kind. Words and gifts can’t express my thanks to you. You have changed my whole life to be very positive. Thank you again soooo much.”
“Jay, Thank you and your staff for taking such wonderful care of me during my recent surgery. You know it was a success when I find myself saying “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” Truth is I was always so busy, as I know you can relate to. Can’t thank you enough. ”
“Dr. Granzow, We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We believe you are truly a blessing sent to us, and I am so thankful that you were there. Thank you again, you’re amazing.”
“I just wanted to share that this Mother’s Day it occurred to me that it was the first Mother’s Day in a long time where I felt like I could just simply enjoy, laugh and feel like myself.”
“I just wanted to share that this Mother’s Day it occurred to me that it was the first Mother’s Day in a long time where I felt like I could just simply enjoy, laugh and feel like myself.
Prior to my surgeries with you, I felt so uncomfortable in my skin. My leg was large & so hard to manage. I felt worried about how fast my Lymphedema was progressing and I felt worried about my future as I grow older.
Today those worries are gone. I know I have sent you many before & after leg photos, but I wanted to share this one in particular today because it’s what life is suppose to be all about.
When I saw this photo of myself today, I realized again how much my life has changed since all of my surgeries with you, not just physically but mentally. I lost myself in this disease for many years, and as I have said before….I will keep thanking you over & over again.
Happy Mother’s Day Amy and thank you for everything ~”
“I put these photos side by side and WOW!”
“I put these photos side by side and WOW!!! I thought my leg looked amazing after the SAPL, I had NO idea the VLNT & LVA would make this much of a difference and it’s only been one year! I know these surgeries will continue to improve over the next couple years and I just can’t imagine my leg getting even better?! The progress my leg has made is unreal, it has changed the quality of my life on so many levels. I literally can’t stop thanking you and sharing my progress. I’m beyond happy I continued on with the VLNT & LVA after the SAPL . . . You and your team are truly the BEST.”
“Good morming! Today is extra special! I am back in my old comfy 7.5 SHOES!”
“Good morming! Today is extra special! I am back in my old comfy 7.5 SHOES! truly a pic worth a 1000 words! Had to wear a 9.5 with lymphedema before my 2 surgeries. Thank you everyone for your loving care and talents. Hope this makes your friday! Forever grateful! Ps. Down to wearing CcL 1 garment too at times! Ahhhhh.”
“Hello Dr. Granzow, just wanted to say that I’m loving my new leg!”
Hello Dr. Granzow, just wanted to say that I’m loving my new leg! As you will see in the picture, I’m wearing a dress — that isn’t a maxi! I haven’t felt comfortable to show my legs in over a decade. I feel so liberated!
It’s been five months [since SAPL surgery] and my leg is continuing to do great and even shrink a little. I’m so happy with the results! Thank you, thank you!
Hope all is well with you and the team.
“I have enjoyed a full day at the beach compression free…”
I have enjoyed a full day at the beach compression free, pain free and SO happy!!!!!!!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
“My leg just continues to improve and so does the quality of my life.”
I’m going to keep thanking you. I LOVE wearing my skinny jeans and wearing any shoes that I want. My leg just continues to improve and so does the quality of my life. I have not felt this happy emotionally and physically in years.
I truly cannot thank you enough for all that you did for me and that you are doing for others. I look so forward to seeing you for my follow up on September 12th! Hope all of you are doing good and sending hugs!!
“Your organization and unlimited skills are only an added bonus for Dr. Granzow and his patients.”
From my dinning room light I have little hanging tags with the names of special people in my life who have blessed me. This Thanksgiving I have added your name and Dr. Granzow. I am so humbled by your generosity but mostly by your compassion and abundant caring. It is only by grace that I found you and have this gift of better health given to me. I will cherish it everyday. Shayla, you are such a tender hearted person who is the very special connection to my healing. Your organization and unlimited skills are only an added bonus for Dr. Granzow and his patients.
“I cannot recommend him highly enough!!!”
“I had a hard time only choosing three attributes to associate with Dr. Granzow. I have never worked with a doctor who was so detail oriented and thorough. I never knew I could breathe this well and he was extremely attentive and caring. Due to my extremely positive experience I have many friends and family members now considering procedures that they had long put off for fear of not having someone like Dr. Granzow care for them. I cannot recommend him highly enough!!!”
“I am happy and confident for really the first time ever!”
“I used to look at clothes shopping with dread. My biggest fear was maxi dresses and palazzo pants going out of style! I hadn’t worn a pair of jeans in 15 years, and knee high boots were a dream of mine that I thought would never happen! Thanks to Dr. Granzow, look at me now!! I look completely changed on the outside, but what is even more important, is that I have changed profoundly on the inside. I am happy and confident for really the first time ever! I owe this all to Dr. Granzow and his amazing team!”
“I feel normal and am proud of the way I look for the first time in years.”
“Dear Dr. Granzow, Today marks one year since my surgery to remove lymphatic fluid from my leg. I want to thank you for your expertise and your ability to perform surgery to reduce my left leg. My life has been amazing since that surgery. I feel normal and am proud of the way I look for the first time in years. God blessed you with a gift to work in this field, not only in skill but in having the personality, as well, to instill confidence in your patients and then pull them through this very stressful and difficult time. I knew God would take care of me but it had to be in His own time. He made this all possible through you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Thank you Dr. Granzow for your compassion, attention to detail and amazing skill!”
“I will be forever grateful to the life changing surgeries I received from Dr. Granzow…”
” I can’t believe it is one year ago I had my LVA/VLNT surgeries!!! I am feeling very well. I can go without garments at night which feels so great. . . . I am back to doing all the activities I used to do before Lymphedema. I will be forever grateful to the life changing surgeries I received from Dr. Granzow and his fantastic team of caregivers. . . . YOU are the best!”
” Dear Jay, I have found in my life that it is much easier to complain if one is not happy versus taking the time to say thank you when a job is well done. Well, thank you so much for your attention to detail and your meticulous hand in surgery. I have never been cut in my life and I appreciate your care, concern, and follow up. ”
“Thank you for all your beautiful art work, you changed my life.”
“Dr. Jay, I don’t know if you realize it, but you are an incredible doctor. This is not stated with the intention of flattery of exaggeration. It is a fact. Your very talented surgical skills combined with the abundant amounts of compassion and care that you gave to me enabled the entire experience to progress very smoothly and positively. I know that many of these qualities that you possess are something that cannot be taught but come from within. You are a wonderful person. I just wanted to express to you how much I appreciate the fact that you helped my life go from having the emotional and physical trauma of breast cancer to one of pure joy and success. For these reasons I send you my deepest gratitude and appreciation for making the quality of my life better then what I could have wished for.”
“Dear Dr. Granzow, Many thanks to you and your staff for the excellent care and treatment I’ve received. You’ll have my gratitude always in all you’ve done and how it touched my life. May the Lord continue to bless you in all that you do.”
“Dr. Granzow, I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me. I could not be happier with the results! The only regret I have, is I wish I would have done the surgery sooner than I did (even though I know I am still young). Everything looks great and the recovery has been fairly easy. I appreciate how you pay such close attention to details, so I know I am in good hands when it comes to the way I will look down the road. Again, I cannot thank you enough, and have a great holiday season. ”
“Dear Dr. Granzow, When I started working to have breast reconstruction, I had no idea what a challenge it would be to find someone I was comfortable with and then to navigate the insurance issues. You and your staff have been so wonderful and helpful. I just want you to know that I appreciate it. In many of our local native cultures the bear is the symbol of strength and healing- it seems to fit.”
“Dr. Granzow, I will always be grateful that you wanted more for me than I wanted for myself. I know my surgery wasn’t easy but I would do it all over again. Your attention to detail is amazing, yet I remember how kind and respectful you were to my family. I will always be grateful to you for everything and if there is anything I can help with (talking to patients) let me know. My family and I wish you a joyous holiday season”
“Dear Dr. “Jay”, Four months after the fact I wanted to write you a thank you for your gracious, compassionate and truly excellent care of my mother. Your long hours at the hospital watching her are very much appreciated. I’m not sure what would have happened had you not been her doctor! The whole family-my sister Dian and Mom and Dad do truly appreciate your care. Blessings on you!”
Please be aware that this is not a secure email network under HIPAA guidelines. Do not submit any personal or private information unless you are authorized and have voluntarily consented to do so. We are not liable for any HIPAA violations. Understand that if you email us, you are agreeing to the use of an unsecured method and understand that all replies will be sent in the same fashion, which you are hereby authorizing.
By checking this box you hereby agree to hold Joachim W. Granzow, MD, Inc., including its doctors and affiliates, harmless from any hacking or any other unauthorized use of your personal information by outside parties. By checking this box, you also agree to receive email communication from Joachim, W. Granzow, MD, Inc.