Hello! My name is Jean Nevoraski. I want to share my 2010, successful bunionectomy surgery experience with you. You my have reached this site after reading my written review for Dr. Cernak in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This blog will contain several entries explaining my experiences with Dr. Cernak and her office staff. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may still have after reading my story.
I worked 35 years, 40 hours/week, as an Upholsterer in our family business called Kuczenski Upholstery. I worked standing on a concrete floor in a garage behind our family home. Upholstering involved many bending, stooping, lifting, pushing and pulling efforts that were not kind to my feet. I deveolped large bunions on both of my feet as a result of this labor and I believe from other factors in my daily life that compounded the damage to my big toes.
I retired at age 50 and my husband and I enjoy our winters in Naples Florida. I found that the activities I enjoyed doing were hindered by the pain my bunions caused. I enjoy biking, golfing, speed walking, swimming, dancing, and playing pickleball. I found that these sports were difficult with painful bunions but I kept up my daily activities. Golf with pain was better than no golf! This summer, when we returned to Kenosha, Wisconsin, I was determined to have surgery for my painful right toe.
Dr. Cynthia Cernak
I first heard about Dr. Cynthia Cernak in an article I happened to read in the Kenosha News. They praised this podiatrist surgeon, for her pioneering efforts in Peripheral Nerve Surgery treatments. I remembered this article and researched her credentials on the internet. You can read her accomplishments/credentials by clicking on her photo to the right of this page. Dr. Cernak is a delightful, funny,and caring person. At times, she can be direct and to the point but I view this as a positive attribute to her professionalism. I leave smiling, after visits to her office. Dr. Cernak cares for her community and is a generous person. Click on the "Clinic to help others" link below on the right.
Dr. Debra Young
I made my appointment for surgery with Dr. Cernak's office during the summer of 2010. I was apprehensive and worried about the procedure. The procedure went smoothly and I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff. The surgeon, Dr. Debra Young, performed a superb operation. After just 4 weeks I was in a regular shoe, biking in six weeks and golfing in 8 weeks! I was so relieved, after hearing people say, that a bunionectomy is a horrible experience.
Dr. Aaron Kraai
When Dr. Cernak informed me that I would need to go to Physical Therapy, my first thought was that's crazy. Why would someone need to go to therapy for a bunionectomy. I thought it would just be a waste of time and money. Well, I was wrong. You definitely will benefit from physical therapy. I am still using those same exercises months later. Dr. Aaron Kraii is an excellent therapist and is very dedicated to his patients. I use the balance exercises almost daily and have taught them to some some of my elder friends. Some of us have added these techniques to our pickle-ball warm-up routine. Click on Aaron's picture to be redirected to his web page.