Dr. William Jacobsen, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 68

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Prostate Solutions of Arizona

2525 E Arizona Biltmore Cir Ste C236 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Dr. William Jacobsen, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois At Rockford medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jacobsen to book an appointment.

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Incredibly gifted surgeon! Fixed my APR surgical wound when no one else could.
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Floyd – Mar 20, 2021
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I went to see Dr. J in hopes that might be able to fix my extremely assymetrical breasts. I told him that in 2012, I'd been diagnosed with DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 and had a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. He explained there was hard, underlying scar tissue caused mostly by the radiation therapy which can deform the breast over time, which in my case, it did. He suggested that because of my history of DCIS and the markedly noticeable asymmetry of my breasts, I might be happiest with a bilateral mastectomy wfollowed by reconstructive surgery. At first I was worried because like many people, I had the idea that plastic surgeons really only care about money and my insurance was through AHCCCS (Arizona's Medicaid). However, he treated me with the utmost respect. My decision to listen to Dr. J's advice and have the mastectomy literally saved my life. During the operation, Dr. J found cancer in BOTH my breasts and a 5.6 cm tumor in my right breast. He was very kind and gentle wh
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Forever Grateful To Dr.J! – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Jacobsen and his staff are completely fantastic. His staff are very professional people: they run on time, they make eye contact, they are friendly and talk to people like individuals. Dr. Jacobsen was on time for my case in the OR - that's big for a patient. He is a conscientious doctor, who has healed a very angry wound first with surgery, then giving the tissues time to heal. I am so happy with his care, and his availability to me as a patient. He answers his own emails, within minutes and he believes in healing a person, rather than completing a case. I have referred people to him for help with chronic wounds and infection, and I have given his card to surgeons who can run into chronic wounds in their practices. I will continue to refer people to this very talented surgeon. What a blessing to have found him on referral. I thought that I could be doomed to tight compression in a wound center forever but that is NOT the case.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Terry P. – Nov 26, 2020
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Wouldn’t recommend!!Worst surgeon!! Botched breast augmentation, panni, abdominalplasty resulting in doctor forgetting to perform abdominalplasty during initial surgery. Left in tears after 5 surgeries. To add insult to injury 6th surgery to remove implants due to multiple suture openings breast not set properly and implant exposed!! This doctor only cares about money. Will leave you disfigured and then send you a letter blaming you for the mishaps and make false accusations saying you were rude to him and his office!! That is how he deals with avoiding the mess he leaves you in!! He will fire you from his office!! Over bill your insurance for surgical procedures not performed!! Kimberly his office assistant will assure you you are in good hands. Then she will treat you very rudely. Once you question this doctor as to correcting the mess, his time with you will become very short and Kimberly will come to his aide to cut your appointments short!! You have been warned!!!
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa C – Nov 12, 2020
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Great work, great doctor!
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Mar 19, 2020
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Horrible office experience. 8:30 am appointment on a Friday.....Waited one hour for a consultation, which is what 10 minutes? Told them I had to leave by 9:30 and walked out not even seeing a doctor....maybe he doesn't exist? Rude staff and they took my $45 for nothing!!! Not professional at all.
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Feb 20, 2020
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He is very responsive and competent regarding any kind of complications that come up. That's the good. I had a breast reduction and these are the reasons I would not recommend him. I was very clear about wanting to be "as small as possible", yet the amount of breast tissue he took out would qualify more as a lift, not a reduction. Except that my breasts are also not lifted. I only lost about 2 cup sizes and I also lost about 20 pounds since my surgery. When my concerns were brought up, he agreed to take out more tissue. Except he tried to resubmit to my insurance (why would they pay again?). My insurance denied and I haven't heard anything from his office. I wasn't even offered the chance to pay for a revision. My breasts also sit too close together, one is a little bigger than the other, and I have horrible scarring. I don't regret the surgery, but I regret having him do it. He is very competent, but does not listen to the patient's wishes. That is why I cannot rate him higher.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 11, 2020
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I recently had surgery with many complications, and Dr. Jacobsen was wonderful! The complications were not due to anything on his part; my body just would not heal due to infections, etc, even though we were doing our very best to follow all directions. He was vigilant in my healing process, having me email him twice a day with pictures of my incisions and providing me feedback and direction. After multiple times on the operating table to open the incision and clean it up with the same results, he used a wound vacuum to help me heal. He even came in on a Saturday to change the wound vac as it was a holiday weekend and we couldn't get a nurse to come to the house . His office worked with my insurance and a medical company for a nurse to come to my house three times a week to help with this healing process. He is a true professional and showed nothing but compassion, expertise, and dedication. I will always be grateful to this doctor for his excellent care and to his office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Debbie – Jan 21, 2020
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I couldn’t be happier with my experience with Dr. J for my breast augmentation. Through my whole surgery experience I felt well taken care of, informed and comfortable. From consult to post op, Dr. J & his staff with wonderful. He listened and honored what I wanted and he delivered! I am 7 months post op and couldn’t be happier with my decision to have Dr Jacobsen preform my surgery!
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Ashlie – Jan 18, 2020
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At my last appt, Dr. J. asked me what I wanted. I replied I wanted my breasts to be redone. He led me to believe this would be done without additional charges. AFTER I left the office, he sent an email requiring me to PAY him again to fix the issues he CAUSED. Would NEVER recommend!
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Dec 12, 2019
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A few thoughts: Dr. J agreed that my left breast is now smaller than my right breast. He then said that this is normal in some woman. It has NEVER been normal for me, even prior to my first implants. Prior to surgery, you asked what size I wanted. My husband and I both said “larger" than what I had at that time. We weren’t shown a sample or told how many more cc’s you planned to add. You just said it will be proportional to my body size. At my visit in Sept. I was told I could now start wearing a regular bra. When I first put one of my bra’s on, the cup size was now too big on me. I have since had to be remeasured for a new bra. Prior to sx, my bra size was 38D. It is now 38C. At my last appt, Dr. J. asked me what I wanted. I replied I wanted my breasts to be redone. He led me to believe this would be done without additional charges. AFTER I left the office, he sent an email requiring me to PAY him again to fix the issues he CAUSED. Would NEVER recommend!
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 12, 2019
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Dr Jacobsen did the closure and repairs after I had cancer removed from my nose. This was a very stressful event. He and his staff made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. Two weeks later I am very happy with the results. He is a very skilled surgeon. I didn't need to contact him afterward with any concerns, but I had very clear information about how to contact him if needed and what to expect after surgery. I was given plenty of information about what I should do to have the best possible outcome.
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Mary – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr J. is a great surgeon and gives his complete attention to his work at hand. He listens and communicates and has a great bedside manner. His pricing is affordable with great results. Any questions or concerns you have are answered by Dr. J. himself. Which to me goes above and beyond. His staff is friendly and respectful. I would highly recommend this practice.
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Janae Shoup – Nov 16, 2019
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DR. J WAS GREAT! I HAD A RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IN 2016 AND EVERYTHING WENT GREAT. MORE THAN LIKELY, ANYBODY WITH A COMPLAINT DID NOT DO WHAT HE SAID AND KNOW THEY ARE PAYING THE PIPER
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JOE – Oct 01, 2019
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No, No, No. I went to Dr. J to replace my breast implants of 25years. One was encapsulated and hard. His office got some partial financial relief through my insurance. But in the end it was not worth it. I was told the procedure was easy to replace the original implants. I was not offered the difference between silicone/saline feeling the doctor would know best. The old implants were silicone and new ones saline. Don't do saline if you can upgrade to silicone. On my first follow up I questioned the hardness of the breast with the encapsulation only to be told all was well and the breasts looked good. On subsequent follow ups it was the same. No concern for my concern. Long story short it has been 18 months and I have been uncomfortable with the results. Not wanting to go to for well women checks or mammograms. I now know they have all seen worse. I'm looking forward to another surgery to remove the scar tissue and corrective surgery. Dr. J is not your solution.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Judy – Aug 15, 2019
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Beware! This doctor over promises and under delivers!! When concerns/issues are brought up, he immediately gets defensive and his whole demeanor changes. Dr Jacobsen is a prideful, arrogant doc who lacks empathy and the ability to own up to his mistakes. Trust me, stay away!!!
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Apr 03, 2019
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Great experience with Dr Jacobsen. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift with implant exchange and I am very happy with the results. Dr. J came to the hospital the night after I had the surgery to check on me. Very impressed. Dr J did a wonderful job and I will highly recommend him. "High Class" Doctor and office as well. Thank you. (01/10/19)
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Ellie Proteasa in AZ – Jan 11, 2019
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To Diane in Phoenix. Whoopee-do! If you don't want to be taken care of by an excellent, caring physician, go find one that doesn't have any patients. See how good they are!
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Sharon in Surprise, AZ – Dec 05, 2018
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Kept me waiting for 55 minutes, with no end in sight.
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Diane in Phoenix, AZ – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr. Jacobsen is “THE BEST DOCTOR” I have ever had in my life and boy, I have had dozens and dozens! After going to several doctors who would not operate on me and told me that I would probably die from my open wound, Dr. J took it on. He explained everything in layman’s terms and told me that it may take a couple of surgeries (he was correct, it took 3) to close it. I will always be indebted to Dr.J for his gentle, caring and compassionate manner in which he runs his practice and office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Margaret M Diamond in Phoenix , AZ – Aug 04, 2018
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Biography

Dr. William Jacobsen, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Mayo Clin Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Residency Hospital
1992
Mayo Clin Rochester
Residency Hospital
1987
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Illinois At Rockford
Medical School
1983
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Medical School
1982
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School
1975
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1973
Oregon
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2005
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2000
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 1998
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2010
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2011
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2010
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2007
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2006
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2009
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2011
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2008

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What are Dr. William Jacobsen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jacobsen frequently treats Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Wound Repair, and Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jacobsen treats.

Where is Dr. William Jacobsen, MD's office located?

Dr. Jacobsen's office is located at 2525 E Arizona Biltmore Cir Ste C236, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Jacobsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen performs Adjacent Tissue Transfer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Wound Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen performs Wound Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jacobsen performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Jacobsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Constipation
  • Cutaneous Desmoplastic Melanoma
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facelift
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rash
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Infections
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair
  • Wounds

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Prostate Solutions of Arizona2525 E Arizona Biltmore Cir Ste C236 Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jacobsen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Phoenix, AZ

5 Awards Received

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Phoenix, AZ

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Abrazo West Campus

Goodyear, AZ

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Banner Estrella Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Glendale, AZ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)