Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
81 Patient Comments

Jayant Agarwal, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
81 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4241 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 3A, Center for Breast Health
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
(801) 581-7719 University Hospital
Plastic Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Agarwal’s clinical interests include aesthetic plastic surgery, hand surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery with a focus on reconstruction of traumatic injuries and defects caused by cancer. He emphasizes using perforator flaps, a cutting-edge technique that uses the patient's own tissues to reconstruct the breast, head and neck, and extremities. Dr. Agarwal started the first Breast Reconstruction Fellowship training program at the University of Utah and serves as the Program Director for this Fellowship. Dr. Agarwal also serves as an advisor for medical students seeking to match into competitive residency programs.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surg)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Cancer Center Programs Affiliate, non-programmatically aligned

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 20, 2014

i recommend this hospital to everyone

July 19, 2014

Dr Agarwal and his assistants are great! They always take all the time necessary to make sure all my questions are answered and to explain everything to me in detail.

July 17, 2014

I would definitely recommend Dr. Jay Agarwal and his staff to everyone! What an incredible group of caregivers. My sincere appreciation to you all.

July 09, 2014

I felt the dr was very capable just not very concerned and this was very low on his priorities.

July 09, 2014

I LOVE HUNTSMAN AND ALL THE CARE I HAVE RECEIVED THERE.

July 01, 2014

The physician has a wonderfully kind, sensitive, and caring manner that put me and my husband at ease. We were both impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, and expertise. I have full confidence in his ability.

June 02, 2014

I could tell Dr. Agarwal was genuinely concerned about the problem I was having and was sad along with me that things weren't going to work out the way we had anticipated. The whole care team were all concerned and helpful and treated me as if I were the most important person they had that day in clinic.

May 26, 2014

Dr. Agarwal has been incredibly patient with my strong desire to have the DIEP reconstruction surgery. Because of my old appendicitis surgery scar, he has stood firm and explained that this type of tissue reconstruction would not work well in my situation. Although terribly disappointed, I understand and deeply appreciate his wisdom and concern for my well being. He's a great doctor and I look forward to having him complete the implant reconstruction surgery next month.

May 12, 2014

with extensive recommendations, maybe write them down

May 11, 2014

I was very pleased with all the treatment I received.

May 09, 2014

My experience was excellent in every detail. True professionals gave confidence in my care.

April 25, 2014

AS ALWAYS there was excellent concern and gentleness by Dr Agarwal and his staff in analysis and treatment

April 15, 2014

Doctor and physician assistant are the best. They are friendly. They know exactly what to do.

March 01, 2014

Dr. Agarwal always takes plenty of time to talk with me

February 25, 2014

Very confident and impressed with doctors.

February 11, 2014

I am appreciative that Dr. Agarwal gave me choices, information and answered many questions but did not try to direct me into one decision path or another. The very important choice about breast reconstruction or not and what type was left to me and my family.

January 15, 2014

I am continually pleased with the exceptional residents working with Dr. Agawal. They are patient and thorough and answer all my questions in normal language....If I have additional questions they give me answers with continued patience....I have great confidence in him and his staff

December 18, 2013

When you have the best of the best treating you, you spread the word.....

December 09, 2013

would have liked to have pictures available of the outcome of procedures my physician has done.

December 03, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is an excellent surgeon. He is always willing to answer questions and guide my recovery. I highly recommend him to anyone considering breast cancer reconstructive surgery.

November 25, 2013

He is the greatest doctor. He answers my questions and makes me feel like I can ask anything. He is cautious about my care and doesn't push procedures until he is ready.

November 15, 2013

I was surprised at the attentiion given by Dr. Agarwal - it has been my experience that they usually just tell me it is not really important and not to worry about it. He was just the opposite.

November 11, 2013

Dr. Agarwal cares about both the physical and emotional needs of his patients. He always asks about any concerns that I might have and answers any questions. He really explained procedures/surgery, and possible complications as well. Dr. Agarwal also kept me in the hospital the right amount of time/number of days. Office visits are always informative and address any followup care that I might need. I am scheduled to see Dr. Agarwal in three months to make sure that I am healing as I should be . He's the best and I am fortunate to have him and his team helping me to get better. Thank you very much.

November 08, 2013

Drs Goodwin and Agarwal were both very informative and took plenty of time to explain and answer questions.

November 04, 2013

I really appreciate Dr. Agarwal's professionalism and concern about my medical situation. He is an excellent doctor, and I would definitely recommend him to other people.

November 03, 2013

Dr. Goodwin and Dr. Agarwal were both very thorough and I felt the concern they had for me as a patient.

October 02, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is awesome

September 27, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is always great, but I want to thank Dr. Goodwin for the added time he spent with me explainging more clearly my prior surgery.

September 25, 2013

Dr. Agarwal did not hurry me and answered all my questions in a very clear manner. He was polite and seemed caring. I really appreciated that.

September 19, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Agarawal and Huntsman clinic to anyone in need.

September 09, 2013

I am beyond happy with the care I have received from my doctors at Huntsman. I could not be in better hands.

September 03, 2013

I had to ask a lot of questions about the need for follow ups. my son's hand looks amazing considering how it looked before surgery. he did an amazing job. office visits have been frustrating though due to wait times

September 02, 2013

I highly respect Dr. Agarwal

August 23, 2013

Dr Agarwal and Dr Blagg (and the entire staff of nurses) are WONDERFUL and continually caring in their understanding of my emotions and sensitivity with cancer and a mastectomy!! They are a fabulous team

August 21, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is an amazing doctor, professional and personable.

August 20, 2013

i never felt I was being hurried. My questions were answered. Everyone was competent and compassionate. The people and the environment made me feel safe.

August 14, 2013

Dr Jay Agarwal is a very caring physician and is exceptionally gentle in his handling of my mastectomy and the care surrounding me

August 06, 2013

Dr. Agarwal is such an amazing dr. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

July 19, 2013

very impressed with quality of service

July 16, 2013

I have been extremely pleased with Dr. Agarwal's willingness to answering all my questions, repeatedly. I had so many people discourage me from having reconstructive surgery after breast cancer but over the months of my treatment he and his associates provided a wealth of information. He is an extremely skilled surgeon.

July 02, 2013

She is the best and I have trusted her in her opinions. Very knowledgeable and her concern for me shows!

June 04, 2013

Dr Agarwal and Dr Wolter have be phenomenal in caring for me. I would definitely recommend them. There have been some ups and downs but these two providers have made the bumps in the road not as difficult. Don't know what I would do without them! Keep up the great work!

June 04, 2013

Dr Agarwal and his staff have always been very courteous and thoughtful, taking time to talk and answer even the weird questions. I highly recommend him and his staff.

May 28, 2013

I still don't know what my end result may look like- I had hoped for photos or something to reassure me about the end result. I may need to schedule another visit to get this information firsthand. it would have been comforting to my fears of the unknown for this surgery.

May 27, 2013

Dr Agarwal's is a wonderful MD. He really cares about you.

May 11, 2013

Dr Agarwal is the best. Made me immediately feel comfortable about asking questions. Always treats me with the utmost respect and care.

April 11, 2013

Dr. Jayant Agarwal is an excellent Doctor and I have seen him many times over the years and he shows an high level of concern over my case as he has over the years and always make good sound judgements and decisions, while interacting with me. Excellent care, very kind and caring Doctor.

February 12, 2013

No meds. taking. First visit so not sure what the outcome is yet if chemo or radiation need be. haven't seen Oncology Doc yet

January 08, 2013

I would and do highly recommend Dr. Agarwal to anyone. He's a scholar and a Saint. My favorite plastic surgeon and a pretty darn cool guy!

December 26, 2012

I especially appreciate how well Dr. Agarwal listens to my questions and carefully responds to them and/or clarifies my misunderstandings or confusions.

December 05, 2012

time spent - while I always feel like the Dr is willing to stay and answer any questions that I have, he only spends a few minutes in the room each time I see him As far as my wound healing (which was part of why I was being seen) I felt that the staff should have been more concerned about it than they were.

November 29, 2012

Dr. Agerwal is very compassionate and attentive.

November 26, 2012

No other place to go to when you need the best.

November 25, 2012

What can I say? Dr. Jay Agarwal is a very talented, caring surgeon. I highly recommend him.

November 21, 2012

Physian had no idea why I was their, nor what my problem was, had to ask me. Was apparent that he did not look at my medical records prior to meeting with me. Should of talked to the Surgen who sent me to him. No confidence in him at all.

October 19, 2012

I left Huntsman feeling well informed, not feeling rushed or confused but very happy to be at Huntsman Cancer Hospital.

October 11, 2012

I think very highly of Dr Agarwal

October 09, 2012

Great care and communication. Highly recommend.

October 08, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is the greatest doctor ever and he has done such a great job on all my surgeries and follow up appointments. Thank you so much for being such a person and doctor. : )

September 24, 2012

Doctor listened to my concerns/symptoms and was very responsive

August 29, 2012

Comments and clarification of wound care was vague

August 13, 2012

I think Dr Agarwal is the best plastic surgeon and the results of the surgery were wonderful.

August 08, 2012

We are thankful for the superior care we continue to receive and highly recommend Dr. Augerwal and his staff.

August 03, 2012

I had a very positive experience.

July 09, 2012

Dr. Jay is a very skilled and caring physician. He always listens to my concerns and treats me with the utmost of respect.

June 19, 2012

I have had doctors call me on vacation to make sure everything is going alright and to even clear up items that might not be clear.

June 18, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is wonderful.

June 05, 2012

Dr. Agarwal is an amazing physician. His concern was only me. He asked me many times if I was alright and doing ok and if I had any pain. He explained to me what he was going to do and what he was doing. He is soft spoken, he is personable and professional.

June 05, 2012

Great touch to ask if the patient would like water or juice. This really took the edge off, on top of great service, parking, etc! I was blown away how thorough both the fellow and physician were.

May 16, 2012

I was very impressed with Dr. Agarwal and his team, they were all very helpful and took time to answer any questions I had.

May 09, 2012

I feel very comfortable under Dr Agarwal's care

April 18, 2012

Dr Agarwal has taken the time to explain what my choises were and allowed me to make the choise I felt was best for me. I would recommend to anyone I know who has my problem

April 14, 2012

Not going to find a better Doctor in the Northwest. Good about caring for his patients, not worried about taking on the tough cases, gets in and gets the job done while making you feel #1 at all times.

April 10, 2012

Great to get to this point. I have appreciated my care.

March 23, 2012

Dr. Agarwal and all his interns/assistants/nurse are unbelievable for caring about your problems. Dr, Agarwall has spent tons of time with me to go over my issues. My experience with him has been wonderful.

March 10, 2012

I've had contact with a lot of Doctors over the years and Jayant Agarwal is by far an excellent Doctor and Surgeon. While other Doctors have/had given up on my case Dr. Agarwal has stayed the course and saved my arm while other doctors were ready to cut it off. I can't thank him enough. UofU/Huntsmans is privilged to have a Doctor of his caliber.

February 29, 2012

I always feel like I have Dr Jay Agarwal's complete attention when he is in the room. He is one of the most caring, gentle and compassionate physicians I have ever encountered, and having been an ICU/OR/ED nurse for over 30 years, I have worked with many physicians.

February 08, 2012

Dr. Jay Agarwal spent a great deal of time discussing my concerns and answering my questions.

January 25, 2012

As an RN, I have delt with many physicians over the past 25+ years. I have been very impressed with all the Dr.s. They have been very attentive, compassionate and answered all my questions thoroughly.

January 24, 2012

Dr Jay Agarwal is wonderful.. I have great confidence in his skill knowledge and care for me as an individual

January 07, 2012

My Dr. seems extremely knowledgeable and careful of my health.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Microsurgery
  • Regenerative Medicine

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Plastic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surg)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Cancer Center Programs Affiliate, non-programmatically aligned

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-4685 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-7719 School of Medicine
University Health Care- Plastic Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Jay Agarwal, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator.

Dr. Agarwal’s clinical research focus is in the area of breast reconstruction after mastectomy to treat breast cancer. His basic science research interests include tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and medical device design. Active research programs focus on the development of technologies for the improvement of peripheral nerve regeneration and microvascular surgery.

Agarwal graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed residency training in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the University of Chicago. After six years in Chicago, he went on to specialize in hand surgery and microvascular surgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. Dr. Agarwal currently serves on the editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer on a number of academic journals.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Buncke Clinic
Hand and Micro Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Chicago
Plastic Surgery
Resident
Residency University of Chicago
Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Chicago Hospital
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Case Western Reserve University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Chemistry
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Agarwal J, Powers K, Pappas L, Buchmann L, Anderson L, Gauchay L, Rich A (2013). Correlates of elevated distress thermometer scores in breast cancer patients. Support Care Cancer, 21(8), 2125-36.
  2. Buchmann L, Conlee J, Hunt J, Agarwal J, White S (2013). Psychosocial distress is prevalent in head and neck cancer patients. Laryngoscope, 123(6), 1424-9.
  3. Agarwal J, Agarwal S, Pappas L, Neumayer L (2012). A population-based study of breast cancer-specific survival following mastectomy and immediate or early-delayed breast reconstruction. Breast J, 18(3), 226-32.
  4. Agarwal S, Pappas L, Neumayer L, Agarwal J (2011). An analysis of immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction frequency using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database. Breast J, 17(4), 352-8.
  5. Agarwal S, Nelson EW, Agarwal JP (2011). Local recurrence of breast cancer 52 years after halsted mastectomy: is there a role for more aggressive ipsilateral surveillance? Case Rep Oncol Med, 2011, 107370.
  6. Mohebali J, Gottlieb LJ, Agarwal JP (2010). Further validation for use of the retrograde limb of the internal mammary vein in deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction using laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography. J Reconstr Microsurg, 26(2), 131-5.
  7. Dorafshar AH, Seitz IA, Dewolfe M, Agarwal JP, Gottlieb LJ (2010). Split lateral iliac crest chimera flap: utility of the ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex vessels. Plast Reconstr Surg, 125(2), 574-81.
  8. Francisco BS, Kerr-Valentic MA, Agarwal JP (2010). Laser-Assisted Indocyanine Green Angiography and DIEP Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 125(3), 116e-8e.
  9. Agarwal S, Liu JH, Crisera CA, Buys S, Agarwal JP (2010). Survival in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate Breast Reconstruction. Breast J, 16(5), 503-509.
  10. Agarwal JP, Ley E, Tieman J (2010). Salvage of SIEA flaps using the retrograde internal mammary system. Microsurgery, 30(7), 545-8.
  11. Kerr-Valentic MA, Agarwal JP (2009). Reduction of the hypertrophic nipple following total skin sparing mastectomy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 62(12), e652-3.
  12. Kerr-Valentic MA, Gottlieb LJ, Agarwal JP (2009). The retrograde limb of the internal mammary vein: an additional outflow option in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg, 124(3), 717-21.

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