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I write this three weeks post right knee arthroplasty. The surgery was at UPMC Shadyside, which, from my past experiences, far exceeded my expectations and sets the standard for how surgical patient care should be performed! Dr. Yates went an hour beyond the projected procedure time in order to make straight my well-worn, trashed out knee. He visited me in my room the night of the surgery, prior to going home, to check on my condition and to instruct me on a specific isometric exercise to aid in the extension of the new knee joint. Post operative follow-up by Dr. Yates and his staff was more than I could have expected. Physical rehabilitation has been progressing at a reasonable rate with positive, if slight, gains occurring most days. I give Dr. Yates the highest recommendation!
Dr. Yates put me back together when I was at the point of no hope. I was in much pain. It was an unusual hip replacement. It was the 4th time around on this hip for surgery. Needless to say, he didn't have very much to work with as there was not much bone left. I was referred to Dr. Yates be another orthopedist, whom I will be forever grateful. Praise God for Doctors like Dr. Yates. He truly cares.
I had been seen by two ortho surgeons prior to meeting Dr. Yates. One doctor told me that I needed immediate hip replacement surgery. The second doctor said that my hip wasn't that bad. I was looking for a tie breaker when I scheduled with Dr. Yates. I was impressed with his thoroughness. He reviewed my history, ordered only the necessary tests and gave me a thorough examination. He concluded that my hip wasn't a candidate for immediate surgery but it was inevitable. He established trust by being honest. He managed my condition for almost two years before I decided it was time to have the surgery. It's been two weeks since I had total hip replacement and I'm pain free & nearly walking without assistance. Dr. Yates is a skilled surgeon who truly cares about his patients. He gives you enough time and attention and will do anything in his means to improving your quality of life.
I highly recommend Dr. Yates for any kind of knee problems. I had my right knee replaced 2 1/2 yrs ago and my left knee replaced 6 months ago. Dr. Yates did a great job with both knees, and I am very happy with the results. He made sure the pain was well controlled. It is wonderful to be able to shop, walk, and be back to a normal life. He is very compassionate, personable and always has a joke to make you laugh. Dr, Yates takes his time to answer questions and explains things thoroughly . He helped me to make up my mind as to when it was time for replacements.
Dr. Yates has taken very good care of my mom and I have referred him to others. Once in awhile we have to wait but understand why because he spends unhurried time with us for very thorough exams. It is much appreciated.
I would highly recommend Dr. Yates. I had a T.H.R. and a bone graft in January 2012. I am pleased with the results.
Dr. Yates is tops among his peers. As everyone else has already stated, he truly cares for his patients. I am getting hip replacement in 4 days and he has guided me through everything that is humanly possible. He listens to what you say and ask, he makes sure you fully understand everything that he does, and he will no doubt have you laughing even when you think you can't. His staff is just as nice as you could want them to be as well. Marlene is just as super as the Doc. is. As a matter of fact, my mother was so impressed with him that she started seeing him herself. ;)
He is very caring and concerned about his patients. He helped me out tremendously and fixed my problem when noone else could. He remembers me even after 4 years. Would recommend to anyone with knee problems.
most excellent /very pleased with surgeon /and surgical skills
It was wonderful after a year and a half in pain following knee replacment surgery to have a second opinion and get the answer to my post-operative problem. Dr. Yates is very infomative and very compassionate. It only took about 5 or 10 minutes of his reviewing my history, looking at my operative report and examining my knee to come up with he thought my problem was. I am finally feeling better.
After 14 surgeries (I'm 56) I think I know doctors and Dr. Yates is one hellava doctor. Not only a very good surgeon, but a REAL doctor. Terrific bedside manner. The comments I've read here are exactly right and then some. When it's time for my next knee replacement, he's the man! Stuart Siegel
Dr.Yates gave me a thorough exam, ordered only the necessary tests, explained the results and answered all of my questions. I felt he treated me as an individual and gave me the time & attention that I needed. I had a long wait but I realized that someone else may have been waiting while he me his attention. He recommended a conservative treatment plan because he didn't think my condition warranted surgery. This doctor is more concerned about his patients than making money which is rare any more. I would highly recommend this doctor.
My firs visit to Dr.Yates was not what I had expected. He was so down to earth and talked directly to me and made me feel so comfortable that I had no trouble trusting him to perform my total knee replacement. He made me feel that he would take great care of me and he did just that. He came to see me everyday that I was at Shadysid Hospital and this was on Feb.5,2010 when we had the very bad snow. His bedside manner can not be compaired with anyone else. He listens to what you say and dose not make you feel like some number. If you need to have any type of knee surgery this is the DOCTOR YOU WANT. DR.YATES I can not say enough good things about him. I will be having my other knee replaced and yes it will be Dr.Yates that does it. Thank you God for Dr. Yates
Dr. Yates is an excellent physician. He recently preformed knee surgery of my right knee, and I felt so good within 3 days that I got off of my crutches in 3 days. My knee has bothered me for years. I would highly and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Yates mirrors what a great physician/surgeon should be. He cares deeply for his patients, and he listens to everything they say to him. A wonderful personality and bed-side manner. Two strengths that are very important in patient care, in my opinion. After a grueling surgery, pain is not a problem for the patient. Dr. Yates keeps his patients comfortable and in good spirits, especially when they are in for some torture from the physical therapist. Kudos to Dr. Yates and his staff, especially Marlene.