"One year ago today, you replaced my arthritis shoulder wracked with constant pain and set me free from months of 24/7 pain. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! -JS"
"Dr. Jurek, I feel like Humpty Dumpty but you put me back together again!! Thank you!!! -BB"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, Thank you for my new shoulder, it's perfect. Also, my collarbone - my oh my! I can look in the mirror and see and feel the smoothness. Thanks again. - TL"
"The results of my shoulder reconstruction from 2014 are still remarkable six years later and enable me to do my cardiac rehab exercise routine and I thank you again for the excellent results. I do a lot of cooking left-handed due to the arthritis in my right wrist, so I think of you and your skills daily. My family and I send our gratitude and congratulations for your continued successes. -CH"
"I have had reverse shoulder replacement surgery on each shoulder this past year, five months apart. What most patients say about Dr. Jurek's rapport, support, and positivity are definitely true, but of course my main concern as a patient was with outcomes. I'm pleased to say that the outcomes so far have been better than I had expected, with very little pain after surgery and smooth and quick recoveries. I was swinging a golf club after 6 weeks, and was playing just 8 weeks after my first surgery. I had a similar result with even less pain and quicker recovery time, after my second surgery. I would certainly recommend Dr. Jurek to anyone for shoulder replacement surgery, and after having worked with her through my two surgeries, am pretty confident that I would recommend her for any orthopedic procedure within her expertise. She is really terrific. -DL"
"Dr. Jurek, thank you for giving me an effective new shoulder for swimming and kayaking - You da best!! - KB"
"In and out in <30 minutes. Intake, x-ray, exam, treatment, follow-up advice. Boom! Dr. Jurek doesn't waste your time while still being thorough. I got my problem solved and an explanation for what caused it in the first place and what to do to keep it from coming back. I'm pretty sure Dr. Jurek's audio setting is at 2x speed :D. 10/10. Recommended for shoulder issues! J"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, You are my hero! The chronic & consistent pain are now merely occasional twinges. And I haven't been awakened by pain even once. I'm so grateful to you! Best regards, CB"
"Hope all is well in your world. Right shoulder repair (2015) is performing flawlessly :). Thanks forever! CE"
"In 1990 I tore my rotator cuff while powder skiing the back country in Snowbird Utah. Surgery was not an option as I had too many negative reports from other patients. Now in spring of 2018 after a few months of doing some construction work over my head, my shoulder said ENOUGH! A couple of exams later, from local Hawaiian physicians, I was informed that I would be a good candidate for a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement!
Wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but began hunting for the right surgeon for the job. Finally was referred to Dr. Sara Jurek, by another physician at Swedish. GOOD CHOICE!! Met with her 2 days before scheduled surgery (I flew in from Hawaii), was impressed and sure I would be in good hands. Surgery went well, Dr. Sara was pleased with her results and 6 days later in our post-op appointment, Sara assured me that I would fully recover! 3 months later I’m back to full workouts with the Ab wheel..! Dr. Sara, you ROCK! Couldn’t be happier and back to daily workouts...by the way, I’m over 66 yr’s old and heading back to Snowbird this Feb for more back country skiing! Thanks Dr. Sara, you are the best. Aloha!!"
Six Month Update: "The daily workouts are now as if I'd never had any shoulder problems! 5 sets of 50 reps with ab wheel, followed by working with weights and weight machines. Shoulder stronger than ever, and totally pain free! Thank you once again for your expertise!!"
Jay, three months out from his reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Click here to see more of his story and his x-rays on Instagram.
"Dr. Jurek, Just wanted to thank you so very much for everything! I know you are a very busy person and I appreciate the time you spent with me being from Alaska. Everything went better than anticipated and I look forward to trying out this new shoulder! Thank you so much!! GN"
"Dr. Jurek was absolutely the right provider for me. From the very first meeting she demonstrated understanding of what I, as a lifetime athlete, am going through as I have not been able to workout for (as of now) 6 months. So, from our first meeting, she got to know me, provided guidance specific to my issue, and has even tailored her postop and rehabilitation instructions to my achievement of my specific goals. Her honesty about how much she wants to understand her patients was genuine and appreciated."
"Dr. Jurek, Thank you so much for seeing me about all of my pesky joints. You are a good listener, thoughtful, thorough, smart, funny, and kind. I appreciated the time you gave me today as well. You are now on my list of great doctors (which is a very hard list to get on)! I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you! A"
"Everyone on staff does an incredible job with Dr. Jurek getting the highest marks for her manner, cordiality, listening ability and focus on solving and describing the issues involved in my surgery."
Dr. Jurek was delightful and very easy to talk with. It felt like she really cared and I would definitely recommend her. Very personable. I received excellent service from all of her support staff."
"Dr. Jurek is the best. I have total trust in her skills as a surgeon. She is not just professional but she completely puts you at ease with her friendliness."
"Excellent attention to details. Dr. J listened to my concerns. She performed a thorough exam. She took the time to ask questions and assess my pain."
"Definitely recommend Dr. Jurek. Best experience for quite some time with a physician! Caring, thorough, grounded, & pleasant. Best experience with a doctor in a long time."
"Dr. Jurek is a champ. My entire experience with her has been great. I knew what to expect and always got good feedback. From the first visit to the surgery to the final follow-up, I have been kept informed and involved in my own care. Thank you Dr. Jurek!"
"Dr. Jurek, I wanted to thank you for making an effort to connect on a human level during our last appointment. It's all too rare in this era of rushed medicine, especially after being blown off by my primary when this injury first happened, for a doctor to show warmth and concern, and you are to be applauded. I attached a couple of photos from this year's Guys Trip in the Sierras, which your support helped convince me to participate in. Thank you, SM"
"I am a retired emergency medicine physician (35 years in the ER) and have worked with orthopedic surgeons my entire life both as a colleague and as a patient. Dr. Jurek is the finest orthopedist I have ever known among that very distinguished group. The good news relating to Dr. Jurek's talents will spread quickly. In short order, she will be swamped with new patients. They will all receive superb care from a most talented and cordial surgeon."
"I am in the healthcare performance improvement industry and can say without reservation that Dr. Jurek stands alone as a provider who shows tremendous rapport with the patient while taking the time necessary to completely answer questions and concerns. We've worked with over 600 hospitals, ASCs, etc., and she is as good as I've ever seen. The staff is fantastic and always helpful. Terrific interaction with her assistant Nate as per normal."
"I'm writing to tell you how fine I am doing after my surgery [five months ago]. Your counsel, attention, and care have helped me recuperate. My strength in my right arm is also almost back to normal. I could have been told [I was] too old for surgery and I was months past the injury date - but you did it for me! Thanks, JS"
"Thank you for taking such great care and concern regarding my infected knee. When you called me I about dropped the phone! You are a contemporary doctor with old school values. Thanks, PJ"
"Here is the picture of me flying through the air four months post-surgery. I honestly can’t tell I ever had a knee issue, which is exactly where I wanted to be – back on my bike and shredding at Whistler! Thank you again for the great care! KH"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, you will never know how happy and relieved I was to meet you. I took a deep breath and let all my worries transfer to you. I know you are beautiful inside and out.
"I felt like she listened to me and understood my issues/concerns. And she had a funny and friendly "bedside manner." I've already referred friends to her. Everyone at the clinic was very friendly and kind."Sincerely, DM"
"I really appreciate Dr. Jurek's style and attentiveness. She is very knowledgeable and listened to my complaints and tested my abilities to make sure she was making the correct diagnosis. Thank you so much! I was actually running late due to traffic and the staff was still very kind and helped accommodate me. Nate is always very kind and efficient. Great staff and Dr. Jurek knows her specialty. I'm so happy with the care and the treatment I received. The pain is gone with minimal intervention. Thank you!
"Dr. Jurek is a real pro."
"Dr. Jurek and her assistant were awesome. Dr. Jurek was able to explain to me what exactly was going on with my shoulder in a way that was very detailed but also easy to understand. Both were very friendly and fun which put me at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Jurek and her staff in a heartbeat."
"Dr. Jurek is friendly, caring, and genuine. I appreciate her concern and her willingness to listen to my frustration with my knee. Nathan was amazing!"
"Dr. Jurek, just to let you know that I am back at work and I think of you every day how you saved my life. Work is such an integral part of my life, I need to work to be alive and it is your superb workmanship that enables me to work.
Best wishes, CM"
"Dr. Jurek, I don't know if you remember, but I am the Coast Guard guy that tore his pec. The job you did has allowed me to continue doing fitness which is a big part of my life. I just wanted to say I can still lift and that is great! Thank you! BB"
"Dr. Jurek, thank you for healing my husband! He regularly states how thankful he is for you and the outcome of his surgery! Thank you, more than you know! LB"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, I swam the annual Fat Salmon race yesterday from Day Street Park to Madison Park in Lake Washington (about 5 kilometers). Although I didn’t finish in the top 10 this year . . . in a field of nearly 200, I missed that top 10 finish by only a few seconds. This outcome was impossible to imagine last fall, and even as I started to regain strength and stamina this spring still seemed pretty far-fetched.
Thanks so much for making me whole again! The results of your [rotator cuff repair] work have been fantastic, and I’m really enjoying being fit and fast once again! TG"
"About two years ago my right knee was in bad shape. It hurt to walk, hurt to go up stairs . . . I became sedentary, because my knee kept me from being overly active, and as a result, put on weight.
Since Doctor Jurek performed the surgery on my knee, so much has changed. I have . . . steadily gotten more and more active. Now, 10 months later, I have lost two pants sizes and have been training with a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber choreography group. I do yoga, and walk or take stairs whenever I can. I feel wonderful... and she made it possible.
Thank you, Doctor Jurek. You helped me so much. I feel better, I'm active again, and most importantly, I'm enjoying life again. Thank you so much for what you did for me. This wouldn't have been possible without your expertise. I've also posted this review on Yelp, so others will know how amazing you are. Thank you again. EB"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, my shoulder is great. It sure changed my life this year. I was able to ride my horse again and cast on my fishing trips. GD"
"Dear Dr. Jurek, thank you for operating on my right shoulder to alleviate the pain. In just 10 days, it is so much better! Thank you for giving me my life back. I couldn't be happier.
P.s. I am confident that I will be throwing balls again with my kids, swimming laps, skiing, scuba diving, and so much more now that the aching is gone. I am excited!"
"Dr. Jurek was attentive and thorough in her exam. She confidently explained my situation, gave helpful insight and ultimately made me feel supported in steps moving forward. She is easy to talk with and made me feel at the center of the discussion. Very happy I found Dr. Jurek. Justin with XR was professional and prompt in his exam as well. Andrew with the front desk took very good care of me as well. I had an exceptional experience."
"Loved Dr. Jurek. This was my second knee surgery in a year and I have the highest confidence in her. She is awesome and speaks in a language I can understand. There is also a sincerity present that makes you feel like she really wants you to be 100% healthy to do all the things you hope to do when healthy. I would recommend Dr. Jurek to anyone!"
"Good 'care giver' manner. I felt very confident in her assessment & answers to my questions. I really appreciated her frank honesty . . . This one is a keeper. If my shoulder goes out I'd prefer to see her for the diagnosis & repair."
"Dr. Jurek is terrific. I would recommend her to everyone and anyone who needs orthopedic surgery or medical help. She has been very helpful in dealing with my shoulders and replacement surgery. I feel like a new person agin. Can hardly wait to get back to my recreational activities - golf and biking. Thank you Dr. Jurek. You are the best."
"Nathan was extremely helpful in handling my appointment and meeting my needs to be cleared for getting back to work. He was great to work with."
"Everyone was extremely courteous, helpful, and caring. My experience was exceptional."
"Dr. Jurek is competent, caring, & friendly. She listens to me & is willing to talk about my problems & offer options. The staff seems to work well together & are attentive."
“Dr. Jurek! I trust you are thriving & continuing to fix shoulders, etc. Today is the 1-year anniversary of my shoulder repair. I wanted you to know that this shoulder feels like nothing ever happened (3+ tears). It works beautifully & with zero pain—does everything I need it to do. Now, I’m not mountain unicycling like **some**, but I’m doing well!
Thank you for your talent, skill, and especially for your great manner.
Best always, J”
"Dr. Jurek: Please accept my thanks for a marvelous evaluation of my left shoulder. Your knowledge of the subject . . . and your ability to explain the issues and choices to me was marvelous. Thanks tons. Cheers and grins, CD"
"I was very impressed with Dr. Jurek. She listened to what I had to say and explained [and answered] in great detail concerns and questions I had. Plus she was very personable. Loved her!
Nathan as well as the x-ray guy were very professional, patient and kind. [The] guy at the front desk was super sweet and made me feel comfortable and welcome."
"Dr. Jurek's staff was professional, courteous, and pleasant. They struck me as much more professional than [other orthopedic office staff that I have encountered]. There were no delays"
"Dr. Jurek is very relatable and nice, but thorough. Very gentle giving the cortisone shot."
"Dr. Jurek is fantastic."
"I like Dr. Jurek. She is a great doctor who seems interested, who listens, and simply cares for her patient. I would recommend her highly."
"Dr. Sara was perfect. I have never had that much attention given to me by a doctor before in all my experience and I would definitely recommend her to any and everyone. I was very comfortable and at ease with her and look forward to seeing her again."
"Nate is easy to reach, always returns calls in a timely manner, and is helpful. Dr. Jurek called me herself once when I had lots of questions which was helpful and appreciated."
"Dr Jurek was very professional in a very human way. She made me feel very comfortable. There were no delays."
"All appointments with Dr. Jurek have been excellent. She always takes time to explain what is being done. I would recommend her to anyone."
"Dr. Jurek obviously had my best interests at heart. Nate was very nice and attentive."
"Dr. Sara Jurek is a wonderfully highly skilled & personable surgeon who has treated me once & especially my wife (several times). Do not lose her!!!!!"
"Dr. Jurek is so enthusiastic and confident that we expected to have a very positive outcome. We were immediately drawn to her."
"Very good office regimen & extremely good, thoughtful, considerate care from Dr. Jurek. I appreciate Dr. Jurek working me into her schedule for the first appointment."
"Was super impressed with the communication and care I received from all involved. Will definitely recommend Dr. Jurek! Couldn't be happier, unless of course I didn't have a knee injury. That would make me happiest."
"It's so nice to have a surgeon who is also an athlete and can relate to my condition and treatment options to get me back to an active lifestyle."
"Dr. Jurek is exceptional in her skill level and in her ability to communicate. I have complete confidence in her. Nathan is very good at providing information and providing assistance. Andrew in reception has an exceptionally pleasant demeanor."
"This was the first time I met Dr. Jurek, she was extremely nice and very professional. I really liked her and would recommend her as a doctor without reservation. Her assistant was very helpful as well and very courteous."
"Dr. Jurek was very knowledgeable and understanding of my concern. I wish she was in family medicine, I would love to have her as my primary family doctor. I would recommend her to anyone with an orthopedic injury, she is great."
"Dr. Jurek is a jewel. Speaking as a retired physician, I think she is brilliant, marvelously able to explain my condition and help me understand the options. I left her office delighted with my care. Excellent access and staff courtesy."
"Dr. Jurek always has treatment options and relays clearly what she suggests would be the best treatment to relieve the pain. Nathan is always very considerate and helpful."
"Such a great doctor and a wonderful staff! Really wish I had a need for her as she was friendly, concerned about my problem, and actually seemed to see the whole picture. Absolutely a fabulous doctor."
"I especially appreciated Dr. Jurek's attitude when the discussion turned to treatment options, specifically a cortisone injection. I was hesitant, and she assured me that should I change my mind I could contact the office anytime. I did not feel pushed one way or the other, or talked down to at all, when it came to my decision to defer this treatment."
"You know, I have not had a patient of yours yet who has not raved about you and gone on and on . . . and on about how great you are......so keep it up!
DE (physical therapist in West Seattle)
"Dear Dr. Sara - no words to thank you for all the years of study and practice and creative thinking that went into your ability to benefit others with your use of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. May your loving wisdom ripple out and return to you in ways you did not dream possible.
LG and family"
"Dr. Jurek, Thank you. I'm all good now [after shoulder replacement]! The shoulder pain has stopped! You are the BEST." Mr. RL
"Dr. Jurek explained to me very clearly the cause of my problem and treatment and after care necessary. With good understanding I had the cortisone shot performed and am completely relieved of the pain. I am very satisfied and thankful."
"Friendly, professional, and willing to listen. Enough said."
"Nathan cheerfully, kindly, and readily fit me into the schedule and I didn't even have to wait very long. I was absolutely amazed and impressed and felt extremely cared for and important. BLESS YOU."
"This was my first visit to this clinic. Everything went quite smoothly during the registration process. Prior to meeting with the doctor, my interactions with her assistant went very well. Nathan was professional and compassionate regarding my injury. Dr. Jurek was very professional and compassionate in how she treated me. She was very thorough in explaining the extent of my injury and how she thought it should be treated. She used words that were easily understood. She explained the various treatment options. She was very good about putting my concerns at ease. She answered all of my questions in understandable language. I have complete confidence in her ability as a doctor."
"I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic and Dr. Jurek to anyone."
"Dear Dr. Jurek, thank you so much for the work you did on my shoulder. I can already feel that my recovery is going to be 100%. You are amazing!! CL"
"Dr. Sara Jurek is by far a wonderful, caring doctor. I would recommend her very much. Thank you, Dr. Jurek"
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Jurek to anyone. She was excellent, and very kind."
"Dr. Jurek is fantastic. She always takes the time to explain and discuss. Truly exceptional."
"What a great, kind, caring doctor. I have already let people know if they need this type of treatment to check out Dr. Jurek."
"I found Dr. Jurek to be very friendly, attentive and I appreciated her time."
"Sara Jurek is an excellent doctor. During my recent visit she took the time to clearly explain my condition and how she intended to treat it. She did this in clear, easy to understand terms. While doing this, she effectively demonstrated her interest with respect and compassion. I would have absolute confidence in recommending Sara to anyone needing an excellent doctor/surgeon."
"I felt confident that Dr. Jurek would successfully walk me through the treatment I need to repair my shoulder. She showed a genuine concern and I didn't feel rushed. I was recommended to Dr. Jurek by my mom who had a successful shoulder surgery a few years ago. Dr. Jurek's assistant, Nate, was very friendly. I needed an MRI and I live about a two hour drive away, so he was very helpful in coordinating my appointment for the MRI and the followup on the same day. The x-ray technician, Justin, was very prompt in meeting me in my exam room for the x-ray and he was very friendly as well."
"Coming from a different uncommunicative doctor who's only sentence was 'you need surgery,' Dr. Jurek and Nathan were so accessible to explain things and help me understand the rationale and need of surgery."
"Dr. Jurek is professional yet personable and efficient yet thorough. I feel like she actually listens to my questions/concerns and takes the time to respond - even if the questions are not directly about the original reason for my visit. I can tell she's busy, but never makes it feel rushed. Nathan helped book my appointment - he's very responsive to messages, always friendly, helpful, and patient. [They are] one of my better medical providers/teams."
"Everyone was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Dr. Jurek was awesome! She explained everything to me, addressed all of my questions and concerns. She was warm, caring, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend her without hesitation. I would consider this experience as one of the best I've had."
"I couldn't have been more pleased [with Dr. Jurek's care] and have already recommended Dr. Jurek to two other people."
"Dr. Jurek is one of the most pleasant and informative doctors I have had and I would refer her to anyone that would need her kind of doctoring!!!"
"Loved her efficiency and succinct explanations."