From a breast reconstruction patient, Maureen Lutz, who went on to found Necessitiesbag.org in 2005, a non-profit organization. The Necessities Bag contains a practical and caring supply of items for patients undergoing mastectomy and breast reconstruction.
" For all your kindness and care I will always be grateful."
"Thank you is not enough!! You gave me back my good health, smile and a wonderful new ‘breast and nipple’. I’m your survivor. Thank you."
"After learning that my identical twin sister and I carried the brca2 gene for breast cancer we elected to have a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery. We immediately started consulting with various plastic surgeons. My brother in law, who is a respected obgyn, referred us to Dr. Passaretti. He came highly recommended! After working with him through various surgery stages, it’s easy to see why Dr. Passaretti is considered a true artist! He’s helped my sister and I regain our confidence after such traumatic surgeries. He has an incredible caring bedside manor in which you are mad to feel like you are his only patient. My sister and I couldn’t be happier with our results and continued professional care from Dr. Passaretti and his wonderful staff!"
"I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me. You are an amazing doctor and without you and your caring staff, I don’t know how I would have gotten through all this. I will be forever grateful for having you as my surgeon and I can’t wait to see the final result. Thanks again."
"While my breast surgeons may have saved my life, you did something extraordinary – you saved “me”. You gave me a sense of control over this beastly disease – restored my femininity and brought a feeling of optimism to us during the worst of time for us. Your many kindnesses and sensitivity (as well as putting up with my dreadful jokes) was above and beyond."
"Thank you for all your support and a job well done!! I couldn’t have gotten through this without good doctors and nurses and my friends and family."
"It’s hard to believe that it has been exactly two years since I began this journey with breast cancer and the resulting reconstruction process. Thank you all for your tender care. Dr. Passaretti, you certainly have a gift, not only in your skills but in your desire to make breast cancer patients feel whole. You have a commitment that is so evident. Thank you for everything."
"Over the past year, both my teenage son and I have been surgical patients of Dr. David Passaretti at the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Darien and we highly recommend him. During every one of our appointments, Dr. Passaretti took the time to fully explain the procedures, options and what to expect for recovery and outcomes. He always patiently and kindly answered multiple questions and never rushed appointments. He obviously takes great pride in doing his very best work for each individual patient to achieve the best work for each individual patient to achieve the best possible outcome. In addition, his assistant, Gerri and the staff is helpful, knowledgeable and greets you by name. Having had multiple surgeries throughout the year, both at the hospital and at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, I can say that I felt very comfortable in the well equipped surgical suite with Dr. Passaretti and his operating room staff. Overall, both my son and I have been very happy with our experiences with Dr. Passaretti."
"I wanted to let you know how happy my friends are with the results of their surgeries, even though it has only been a few days. You are truly a very skilled surgeon. The pride that you have for your work shows in the results. When I met you two years ago, I was at the lowest point in my life. I was overwhelmed with the thought of dealing with breast cancer for a second time. You and your entire staff were understanding and kind to me. I really appreciated it. I often think about women that didn’t have the choices we have today as far as breast reconstruction goes and I feel so blessed. You should be very proud of your practice. The office is run efficiently and everyone always seems to be happy. It doesn’t go unnoticed. I go to other doctor’s offices and do not have the same experience at all. I am happy to assist you with other patients in the future as I have done in the past. It really makes a difference when you can speak to someone that has gone through a similar surgical procedure. It puts your mind at ease. I wish you well with your future endeavors and know that whatever you do you, will be successful."