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After a sudden onset of right hand weakness and inability to perform fine motor skills I called Dr. Zelouf. I was seen within 24 hours and he began my work up with great caring, professionalism and PATIENCE. I am a Cardiac Sonographer and my profession depends on the use of my hand. Thanks to this fine surgeon I can now say that I am back and able to perform my job without any pain! I would give this man 10 stars if they were available.!!!
Thank you, Dr. Zelouf. Two broken wrists were challenging for me but your manner and guidance throughout the process made all the difference.
I have to give special praise to Dr. Zelouf for his accurate diagnosis excellent surgical approach and remarkable surgical techniques. Not only I experienced no pain with the surgery but also my wrist heals very nicely. My son, a plastic surgeon is very impressed with how nice the closure looks. I recommend him to everybody who has hand problems. His whole office staff members in the Philadelphia Hand Center are wonderful people also. Gina, Jill, Stephanie all treated me very nice with respect. I was always anxiously looking forward to every visit; it was like seeing old friends.
Fist, I went to see Dr Zelouf for a second opinion when I broke my wrist after I was still in pain after a year. He knew exactly what to do & now I am pain free. The second time I went to Dr Zelouf it was for carpel tunnel- he was great. Endoscopic surgery was very pain free. He is knowledgeable & professional.
Great bedside manner, takes the time to explain procedure, Dr Zelouf understood my concerns and I had a great result. He also appreciated my sense of humor which made things easier.
Dr. Zelouf is the man to go to for hand surgery. I broke my right hand in a fall. Dr. Zelouf saw me within a week. A true healthcare professional with a great heart. Surgery was fine, uneventful. Most importantly, I have full use of my right hand today. Thank you Dr. Zelouf.
Dr.zelouf was a great doctor! I received excellent care, surgery and follow up care!
I had the right hand and then the left hand carpal tunnel surgery done in the fall of 2015. Had the classic symptoms for over one year before the surgeries - numbness in hands & pain at night while sleeping which caused me to sleep with both hands over the side of the bed. Symptoms disappeared immediately after each surgery. Everything in the process went as it should from the initial appointment to the follow up visit a week after each operation. This is as it should be!
Successful repair of ulnar collateral ligament (right thumb).
I had a great experience with Dr. Zelouf. He is very friendly. Answers all of our questions. Takes his time with each patient, great bed side manner. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Zelouf and his staff were excellent in every aspect, professional, took their time to evaluate, and exquisite bedside manners. I had carpal tunnel operation on both left & right hand and the recovery was immediate.; very different from my friends experiences after the operation. Most important to me is that Dr.Zelouf takes the time to teach new generations of orthopedic surgeons. I was very touched with the fact that he took the time to teach, explain, and show future surgeons his technique and surgeries.
Dr.Zelouf was very rude and abrupt. He was running over an hour behind on schedule, he was very judgemental. Don't waste your time going to see him. Go see a doctor that will care about you.
I feel compelled to respond to this review. Though we can debate my time management skills (yes, I do tend to run behind), it is simply not true that I do not care about my patients. The reason I tend to run behind is that I do care and tend to spend time truly evaluating each patient. I take pride in my work and in my surgical results.
Dr. Zelouf was recommended to me by a fellow employee, what a great referral. He was very professional and pleasant. Dr. Z explained the entire process for me to recover fully and that surgery was very rare, and the last option. I ended up having the surgery and I am happy to say it was successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf. The staff at the Paoli office was also very helpful and courteous.
Dr. Zelouf has been kind and informative since the second I walked through the door. On top of that he did an amazing job on my surgery (tendon transfer) and in turn made my life a whole lot easier. Highly recommend him.
I regret allowing him to do surgery. At only consultation he recommended the most invasive procedure, cutting bone in wrist and inserting a metal plate. Repeatedly I called to tell him that I decided on all other options except metal plate for 1st surgery, but each time he refused to personally return my call deferring to assistants. At surgery he did not personally review procedure with me, which is illegal. In recovery I discovered he didn't do as I requested, claiming that's not what I said.
First of all, I have no idea who you are "Matt." Secondly, I pride myself on discussing all of the options available to each and every patient. This is what "informed consent" is all about. Thirdly, only consented procedures are performed. Lastly, I never "refuse" to call patients back. It is ridiculous to say that I did not do as you requested since I absolutely only perform procedures according to the consent signed by the patient.
Dr Zelouf was both kind and professional. He did not rush and answered my questions clearly. He provided me with excellent care. I would definitely recommend Dr Zelouf and his practice.
Dr. Zelouf took all the worry out of my hand injury. Accurately diagnosed it what was wrong and got me back to being active. He's very personable and encouraging!
I severely fractured my right wrist after an auto accident, and Dr. Zelouf performed my surgery, inserting some hardware. It's like new. The scar has healed remarkably after 6 months, and my right hand is now equal to, if not surpassing my left in strength and motion. 10/10, would recommend
He was very professional, but quite approachable.
I really appreciate doc zelouf. he first got with my left pinky finger a few years ago after an old break. then after I had to visit him again just so happened that he was on the panel for a workers comp injury to my thumb. I had to see the doctor for six months he really help me out. surgery went great recovery was smooth. that is a real cool dude I hope I never see have to see him again though. at least not for injuries he's funny too.
I could not have asked for a better Dr. Very professional and could not be happier with the results. Very quick procedure and recovery time. I do not regret having carpal tunnel surgery done, was one of the best decisions I have made. I would highly recommend both Dr. Zelouf and having the procedure done.
My experience with Dr Zelouf was life changing. The surgery went smoothly, an recovery was short an painless. He is extremely professional an thorough. I would recommend Dr Zelouf to anyone needing hand surgery, no matter what the issue is with hand (s). Thankyou for making my life enjoyable now an always!
Dr. Zelouf is very attentive to specific concerns such as post-op expectations. I was concerned about scarring and regaining my range of motion but he made sure that i had a clear understanding of what to expect
I had a very bad butterfly fracture in my left pinky finger. It required immediate surgery. The staff got me in to see Dr. Zelouf immediately and he scheduled surgery 2 days later. I needed 4 screws to fix it, but it looks and feels great. A very nice, talented, funny, and considerate doctor.
Saw Dr. Zelouf for a second opinion for difficult wrist case and he was able to diagnose and treat based on my lifestyle and needs.
I was so happy to be referred to Dr. Zelouf. He fixed the what a prior doctor failed. This was the best experience and I am very satisfied with Dr. Zelouf.
I had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery within two weeks of one another. Both surgeries were successful and went without any problems. I'm a mom of four boys. I was able to take care of my one year old within a couple of days after surgery. Dr Zelouf will make treatment plans according to the best interest of his patient. I highly recommend Dr Zelouf. I would trust him enough to operate on one of my children.
Was arrogant and made me feel I was wasting his time. All I wanted was his medical help and was very disappointed. Maybe he was showing off in front of his trainee. Would not recommend. .
Had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, performed by Dr Zelouf, 3 weeks apart, with excellent results. Very little to no pain with quick use of both hands. Also, Docs technique is minimal incision with, from my results, no scarring. Doc and staff made what could be a very stressful time, easy and comforting, Would recommend Dr Zelouf without hesitation.
I experienced complications following a right thumb CMC arthroplasty, performed by a different hand surgeon. Soon after the initial surgery my right thumb became bow-strung with a collapse of the mcp joint and a rigid IP joint flexion . The procedure performing surgeon couldn't offer an explanation or a solution. Dr Zelouf spent significant time evaluating the condition and developed a strategy for a surgical correction. His plan was very successful, returning full extension and function of the IP joint, proper positioning and stabilization of both the MCP and CMC joints. At 8 weeks post surgery the thumb is stable will full functional use and significantly improving strength.
I had carpal tunnel release under local anesthesia. It was easy. I did not have to take time to wake up after surgery and went home immediately following the procedure. There was no pain after the surgery as well. I would highly recommend this technique. Dr. Zelouf was great
Dr. Zelouf performed a partial wrist fusion on my right wrist 6 weeks ago and it feels wonderful. The pain is completely gone and swelling is almost all gone. I haven't taken a pain pill since the day after surgery, therefore I am no longer walking around feeling fatigued all the time.
I was referred to Dr Zelouf after having been through PT and 2 shoots for arthritis in my right thumb. Dr Zelouf did an excellent job explaining the procedure that he would be performing . Dr Z needed to remove the small bone of my thumb and attach a tendon to the bigger bone to fix my thumb. This being my dominant hand and the fact it would be my first surgery I had since I was a child and I was very nervous but Dr Zelouf and the hospital staff put me at ease. Along with the physical therapy staff and Dr Zelouf I am 2 months past surgery and on the road to a great recovery. He has given back to me the ability to do the things I enjoy doing and need to do without the pain. I would highly recommend Dr Zelouf to anyone I know who may need a hand doctor. Dr Z is and excellent and very caring hand doctor.
Dr Zelouf was highly recommended and I was not disappointed. I was very grateful.
I ruptured my thumb extensor (EPL) and as a musician, was very concerned about repair and my ability to return to my prior level of fretting dexterity after Dr. Z's repair surgery. Dr. Z did a great job explaining the procedure, the recuperative process and the outcomes and was right on, every step of the way, and I was performing live within 7 weeks of the surgery. Sustaining the injury notwithstanding, I couldn't ask for a better process and outcome, and would fully trust Dr. Z if I ever needed hand diagnosis and/or repair in the future. I have already recommended to friends who have also experienced similar satisfaction.
While my mother visited me from China this year, she fell off a chair and broke her wrist. Because she didn't have health insurance here, the on call doctor from the first hospital tricked us away. We have already planned to send my mom back to China for treatment. Luckily, we met Dr. Zelouf. We were quite impressed about his righteousness. He was quite angry that the on call doctor turned us away and performed manual reduction to my mother's wrist. He is a skillful doctor and the reduction was very successful. Considering this is the standard care in China, we asked him whether we can keep the wrist in cast and skip the surgery. He explained the risk but agreed to do so. Besides, he kindly waived the treatment fee for my mother, which is a big help for my mother financially. Because of his expertise and kind heart, my family was able to spend quality time together. It's been half a year now and my mother's wrist is recovering very well. Thanks Doctor!
I will forever be grateful that my emergency room physicians referred me to Doctor David Zelouf at the Philadelphia Hand Center to perform the surgery that would fix my broken, dislocated arm. The condition is called a Monteggia Fracture and is said to be rare. Doctor Zelouf's skillful surgery and the fantastic Philadelphia Hand Center Occupational Therapists have allowed me to have a flexible and useful arm once again. Thank You All.
I came to Dr. Zelouf after visiting an orthopedic doctor who said my injury to my hand was good to go after two weeks in a cast, and with never being able to find a reason for my pain, swelling, and bruising with X-rays. After I left said orthopedic doctor's office, I knew something still wasn't right and headed to Dr. Zelouf...and I'm so thankful I did. He was patient and determined to find the cause of my pain - a rare break in my thumb. Dr. Zelouf was mindful about what was best for me, and after trying every outlet to heal the break, the journey finally resulted in surgery. Going into my first ever surgery, I had no nerves whatsoever because I was confident that he would be able to fix me - and that's just what he did! I couldn't be more grateful to have such a kind, caring doctor. Dr. Zelouf is a doctor I would highly recommend.
We love Dr. Zelouf! He is a true professional and an outstanding surgeon. My brother's arm is almost like new. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
I had the pleasure of being Dr. Zelouf's patient for the past two years after being referred to him by several physicians that work for me. He is an outstanding surgeon and repaired my TFCC injury without any issues. From start to finish his office staff and their physical therapy department were outstanding! Dr. Zelouf is really passionate in what he does and cares about patients from start to finish. I highly recommend Dr. Zelouf and the Philadelphia Hand Center!
Had Dupuytren's contracture surgery. Dr. Zelouf did an excellent job. Full motion in figure now !
My son had a bad break in his arm close to his wrist from a sports injury. We attempted to have it set that evening but two weeks later, my son's arm literally was crooked! I was very concerned, Dr Zelouf (Dr Z) was recommended by the doctor who attempted to set his arm the first time. Within minutes of our initial visit to Dr Z, he immediately determined that my son's arm would require surgery to fix it. Three months after that surgery, I am unable to even detect where the break was on an xray without Dr Z pointing it out. Very confident in his work, and rightly so, Dr Z is incredible. I trusted him with my son's arm and was completely 100% satisfied with the quality of Dr Z's work. Highly recommended! His Fellows in his office are excellent doctors as well. They have the privilege of working-with and learning-from the Philadelphia area's finest hand surgeon.
After a unsuccessfull surgery on my wrist at another practice I didn't think my wrist would be ever be same, but Dr Zelouf found my pain within 10mins of talking to him and a 3 hr surgery and minimum down time I was back to work in two months after being out a whole year with this wrist. I highly recommend Dr.Zelouf.
Did a great job fixing a severe torn tendon in my elbow.
I am happy to report the great success of my recent surgery to remove a âganglion cystâ from my right wrist which was attached to the tendon. I have confidently returned to Dr. Zelouf after two prior surgeries for same type of cysts in other areas of my wrist which were all successful procedures. One prior cyst was located deep next to the wrist bone. Another cyst which was protruding the surface of my left wrist ended up being much larger than anticipated. I want to share my complete satisfaction on Dr. Zeloufâs skill and professionalism. Although I hope to never return for this same type of procedure, I would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf to family, friends and anyone in need for a remarkable Orthopedic hand surgeon.
After an incredibly serious and extensive injury to my elbow and arm, Dr. Zelouf put me back together as good as new! I would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf and his knowledgeable staff at the Phila. Hand Center. Dr. Zelouf and his physical therapists are not only highly competent and experts in their field, but also very caring individuals who want the highest outcomes for your treatment. I am so very thankful to be put in the hands of such wonderful people!
After a bumpy start with Dr. Zelouf, he proved to be an very stand up doctor and he is very thorough with his examine and really wants to make the right diagnosis. I would recommend Dr. Zelouf. In the future, if I continue to have problems with my elbow injury, I would definately go to see Dr. Zelouf again.
Just finished my second go around with Dr. Zelouf. A few years ago he inserted a pin in my right pinky to repair what I believe was a fracture, and this time did a bone graft to repair the scaphoid in my right wrist. Very bad break, as I waited almost 5 years to get it fixed. But now, I have very good motion back in my wrist (as well as my finger from the first surgery), no stiffness or soreness. I want to thank Dr. Zelouf and his staff for the great work they did and how nice they were, and highly recommend Dr. Zelouf for anyone with hand or wrist injuries. Good guy and an even better Doctor.
Dr. Zelouf has handled my elbow (2000) and, my wrist ( 2013) with patience; well as ,surgical accuracy. He spent time explaining what was happening to my elbow and wrist; and, he gave me options so that the ultimate decision regarding these limbs was all mine. I'm not an easy patient to deal with but Dr. Zelouf took my personality into account and handled me accordingly. ( I love asking questions and barging into people's thoughts!) Although these surgical experiences were not without pain; I was soothed by Dr. Zelouf's understanding approach to me.
Dr. Zelouf did an excellent job of repairing a complex injury in and around my right elbow. After my injury the first doctor placed my arm in a cast. Dr. Zelouf knew immediately that this was not the best course of action and that my injury required surgical repair. Within a matter of days he was able to do the proceedure. This was my right arm so it was critical that I get it properly treated. I was able to start a new job several weeks after the surgery and within a short period of time my range of movement was surprisingly good. Now, six months later, I have returned to almost full range of motion and can use my arm freely in my daily activities. I am very grateful to Dr. Zelouf for his skill and attention to detail and would recommend him to anyone facing orthopedic challenges,
I hurt my hand at work and came to see Dr Zelouf in the Center City office. They took xrays right in the office which was very convenient. He was straight forward but he diagnosed my problem quickly and correct. He gave me a splint and I have gotten much better. I did not wait too long for my appointment and I was there for a total of about an hour. I would certainly recommend Dr Zelouf.
,I went to my pcp Dr kessel, he told me I was faking when I knew my hand was still hurting me and could not lift a gallon of milk up with it.when I first met the Dr. Zelouf I knew I was in good hands .I had my surgery which was a torn ligament in my wrist. went for a follow up and I didn't even need physical therapy . I recommend anyone who has a problem with your hands go to the Philadelphia hand center. thank you for helping me get my hand back .
I was on vacation in Florida and broke my wrist. After having been seen by a doctor in the Tampa Bay area, I returned home to Pennsylvania, and knew something was not right. I scheduled my visit with Dr. Zelouf, and he took a look. He gave me the news I was hoping NOT to hear, the doctor that had treated me in Florida, did not treat me the aggressively . He did assure me that he was going to do his best to fix the issue. Well, he did more than fix what was wrong, he saved the use of my left hand. I have had three surgeries on this hand, all done by Dr. Zelouf. He had a big job to do, and he exceeded all expectations that I had about the use of my hand in the future. I owe him so much. He is truly a miracle worker! I also have almost no scar, despite the fact that he went into the same area three times, due to the hardware causing tendon ruptures and then scar tissue that caused constant pain. The pain is now gone. When I am asked what caused my scar, when it is seen, usually by healthcare individuals, I tell them all about Dr. David Zelouf and what a great doctor he is and suggest that if they ever need a hand surgeon, he is the man to contact. He also operated on my youngest daughter's hand a few years later, after she was in a car accident, and the airbag tore the ligament in her left thumb. I have sent several of my friends /relatives to see Dr. Zelouf, and all have been happy with the care he has given to their individual issues. There should be 10 stars because that is what he deserves!
Dr. Zelouf is an outstanding hand surgeon. I went to him after injuring my wrist in a fall. An MRI revealed a torn ligament, which he successfully repaired with orthroscopic surgery. He is personable and spends as much time as needed to diagnose and explain the problem and treatment options. I highly recommend him.
Want to thank Dr Zelouf and his team at Lankenau Hospital for the great job of treating a serious injury to my left bicep/tendon. He diagnosed the injury, then explained in detail exactly what needed to happen in surgery to restore my arm to full strength. There were no surprises, no complications, and every question or concern I had was answered completely and directly. I would highly recommend Dr Zelouf and his associates to anyone in a similar situation. If I could sum it up in 2 words: Expert Care
I had surgery with Dr Zelouf after I fell and hurt my hand at work a few months ago. I had a pretty quick recovery. I was out of work for almost 9 weeks but now I'm 100% and no pain. Sometimes I had to wait a little in his office but it was worth the time. He is a nice doctor and seems to care a lot. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Dr. Zelouf has the worst bed side manner. I have an elbow injury and he continued to push and pull on my injury. He was arrogant and plain unprofessional. I would not let this man care for my cat let alone an injury I have had for 7 months. He was very uncaring and a complete jerk!!! Would not recommend this man to anyone who has been hurt on the job. I would not recommend him to anyone.
I'm so sorry you find me arrogant and unprofessional. I do my best to examine every patient to make a proper diagnosis. Good luck to you.
I recently fell and broke my wrist and went to Bryn Mawr emergency. The orthopedics that was recommended wanted to do surgery and put a plate in. Not feeling good about the surgery I contacted Dr. Zelouf. I immediately felt at ease with his bedside manner! After examining the x-ray, Dr. Zelouf was shocked to hear that surgery was recommended and immediately called the first doctor I went to. I had a cast for one week and a splint for three weeks. After a few weeks of therapy I was discharged. I highly recommend Dr. Zelouf!!!!
I've had two surgeries with Dr. Zelouf. In 2010 he saved my finger after a very unusual break. Last month I had carpal tunnel surgery. The professionalism of the staff is superior to all my other experiences. As promised, this recovery has been without pain. My hand has stopped going numb and the scars are very minimal. I would recommend Dr. Zelouf very highly.
Dr. Zelouf if a fantastic surgeon making sure everything is done perfectly. If you have surgery with him you can be confident you will get excellent results. It is important to go to the best!
I am typically not someone who writes reviews, so the fact that I am endorsing Dr. Zelouf shows how impressed I was with his work. He did an excellent job fixing the 3 breaks in my hand. This was my first experience with a broken bone and subsequent surgery. Dr. Zelouf's skill and confidence eased all of my concerns throughout the process. I was incredibly satisfied with my experience at the Philadelphia Hand Center and would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf.
Dr. Zelouf did an excellent job repairing my fracture after a trip on the sidewalk. He saw me in one day and scheduled surgery the next morning. He allowed me to ask questions and his office was responsive to complications that developed during the recovery. He was not overly hasty to operate a second time but allowed me to do therapy to correct scar tissue adhesions that prevented full motion. He was patient and encouraging when it seemed a second surgery might be required. I am so thankful for his thoughtful care.
Dr. Zelouf didn't just save my hand, but made my scar near invisible. As a young woman in my 20's, not having a big ugly scar on my hand is a relief! Dr. Zelouf made such a perfect incision and stitched it with such care that it is almost invisible unless you are right on top of it. He also made me feel at ease when he did his initial consultation. I was so worried that as an artist, my thumb would never work the same again, but he assured me that no matter what, he would do it best, and not to worry. Turns out he was right. I have full range of motion, and no issues at all. I now have developed a cyst on my other hand, I know that he is going to be the man to remove it. I wouldn't trust my valuable hands to anyone else! Thank you Dr. Z!!!
When i fell and broke my wrist years ago, Dr. Zelouf fixed me up quite righteously and i never had any problems. With therapy, my hand became 100% again. Recently i fell and broke the same wrist while training for a run. When i got hooked up to Dr. Z again at the Philadelphia Hand Center, I actually felt relief and almost looked forward to my upcoming surgery. I felt that my problem was being treated by the best possible doctor. Highly recommended. And he even helped me get rigged for the marathon that i was able to complete only one week after surgery. That was much appreciated. You are in good hands with Dr. Zelouf and the Philadelphia Hand Center. I am returning to work after only a month's recuperation. Beat that !
I first met Dr Zelouf in 2005 after having seen two other Drs for my hand. They could not figure out what was wrong. I was recommended to go see Dr. Zelouf. During my first visit he found out my problem, performed surgery two days later and my hand has been perfect ever since. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a problem with their hands. I was in to see him for my other hand on Thursday 05-23-13 and he immediately recognized the problem and took care of it right then and there. Dr Zelouf is a great doctor with a great personality.
I had hand surgery 3xs,by a different doctor which isn't healing. The incision wont close, its so deep you can see my tendons. I have been sick for many years , I see many good doctors who do their best to help me. Unfortunately I struggle on a daily basis with my health. That being said I went to Dr. zelouf to see if he could help with my arm. I left that office so upset I couldn't even lay down to nap. My blood pressure went through the roof. He told me he couldn't help till I got healthy, I'm too sick to fix., , to go see a nutritionist. He had a very nasty bedside manner. If I could be healthy I would be. Isn't his job to help ? He made me feel even more sick.
The truth hurts Daniel. The reason your wound would not heal was because of your poor nutritional status, not to mention that nasty cigarette habit. I apologize if i hurt your feelings, but if you cannot take ownership of your issues, your wound will never heal.
I am a PT who had been having carpal tunnel symptoms for close to 2 years. Some of the folks I spoke with who had had the CT release surgery were not happy with their results so I was leery and was trying to treat it with specific stretching, etc. until the symptoms became intolerable. Dr. Zelouf performed the surgery and I knew within a few days I had made the right decision. Now, 2 months later the hand feels great. I would recommend Dr. Z to anyone.
GENIUINE & PROFFESSIONAL. Dr Zelouf's assesment of my hand injury is/was incredible. He discussed every possible approach and chose the most appropriate for my case. My hand injury is more complicated than most and is involving two surgies. I had the first surgery and will have the 2nd in a couple months. Dr Zelouf made me feel comfortable and confident. He did a REMARKABLE job! The most important thing as a patient is being diligent with hand therapy. It may be painful but you will get the results that Dr Zelouf knows his surgery accomplished. You and he are a team working together to maximize healling and ultimately getting full functionality back in your hand(s.)
I had a very bad hand injury at work and Dr. Zelouf came highly recommended (from people in the medical field). I was extremely happy with the surgery he performed. The physical therapist was also great. I don't think my hand would be where it is now without the Philadelphia Hand Center. I highly recommend Dr. Zelouf to anyone with any hand problems
Great hand surgeon in the Philadelphia area. Very caring and patient. Easy to talk to and when I had surgery I knew I was in good hands. Came highly requirement from my daughter who is an attorney
Dr. David S. Zelouf, M.D., and his staff, were truly a pleasure to deal with. I had 2 carpal tunnel surgeries on both of my hands by Dr. Zelouf, and he was amazing. Both surgeries were done wtih impeccable expertise, and were as successful as a surgery could possibly be. I wish all my doctors were like Dr. Zelouf. He was professional, knowledgeable, empathic, and all with excellent interpersonal skills and a fantastic sense of humor. He really cares about his patients, and it shows. You can just feel it. I can't say enough good things about Dr. David S Zelouf, and his staff. I've had a more than a handful of different surgeries so far in my life, and these 2 carpal tunnel surgeries done by Dr. Zelouf and his staff were BY FAR the best surgeries I had in terms of both EXPERTISE and GREAT RESULTS! I also got a cortisone shot by Dr. Zelouf fr trigger finger, and somehow he even made that uncomfortable situation almost pleasureable due to his professionalism, and his ability to create a calm, trusting atmosphere - and of course, due to him performing the shot perfectly, as I now have zero symptoms of carpal tunnel in both hands, and have zero symptoms of trigger finger. Zero! (as in none!) Incredible. I now have 2 BRAND NEW HANDS thanks to Dr. Zelouf, and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone AND everyone. You can't get a better doctor than him, and he deserves recognition. Thank you, Dr Zelouf, for making my surgeries and procedures easy, and ending with PERFECT results. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you so very much!
Surgery was good enough that the wound site shows almost no evidence of the very severe laceration from contact with a bandaw. Eight (8) repairs were needed to the tendons. Thanks to the surgery and the excellent physical therapy at the hand center I have regained full use of my left hand.
Dr Zelouf is a quick, to-the-point, no nonsense doctor who is extremely knowledgeable and very, very good at his profession. I had a complicated Colles fracture and 2 1/2 months after the surgery have complete use of my hand with only some residual stiffness that is slowly disappearing. He is a wonderful surgeon. I would recommend him highly.
Dr. Zelouf performed two surgery procedures: One on my hand the second on the wrist of the same hand. For the first time in months the same night of surgery I was able to sleep the entire night without the nagging pain that was always there. Both the doctor and his staff are outstanding. The follow-up appointmet went as smoothly as all prior appointments. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Zelouf to all who will listen -
My experience(s) from first visit through diagnosis and two carpal tunnel surgeries and recoveries was excellent. Dr. Zelouf was very professional, explained the procedure, answered all my questions, took as much time as I needed, and was pleasant and competent. I am very satisfied with the results and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends/family who may require hand surgery in the future.
After the birth of my daughter, I started to experience pain in my wrists from overuse of my thumb. I was diagnosed with de Quervain's tenosynovitis and had been dealing with the pain for over a year. Being a musician, the pain got worse when I would practice. At my first appointment with Dr. Zelouf, it didn't take long for him to examine, diagnose and recommend treatment. He explained what was causing the pain and that surgery would be the best option. He told me what he would do in the surgery and what it would do for me. He did exactly what he said and now, I'm pain-free and have full mobility! Thank you, Dr. Zelouf!
I would definitely recommend Dr Zelouf. He was able to quickly and accurately make a diagnosis and plan of care. He was very direct and made sure to answer all my questions. I was very happy with the surgery he did; he helped me to get on the right track to regain the function of my arm/hand.
I can't say enough good things about this practice. From my first appointment to my last, I was always treated with respect and concern. My first meeting with Dr. Zalouf was filled with all the necessary information to tell me what needed to be done - no doubt about it - he knew what he was talking about. After performing the surgery I was scheduled for physical therapy. Again I was taken care of with kid gloves - always explaining what had to be done and why. There is no doubt I would definitely recommend Dr. Zelouf to my family and friends. He is a special man and makes his patient feel special too. Thank you so much for all you've done to make my hand "perfect".
I had arthritis in my left thumb and wore a brace for years. I finally decided to follow my ortho's advise & went to The Hand Center. My best decision ever!! Dr. Zelouf operated on my hand and now I have full use of my left hand without pain for the first time in years. I can't praise him enough.
We found Dr. Zelouf to be great hand surgeon! This was the second time that an infection from gout needed surgery. We were impressed how quickly that the office vist and the surgery were scheduled. Dr. Zelouf and his office staff are amazing, friendly, caring and very professional. When dealing with a serious infection, Dr. Zelouf made sure that I had the best care possible to preserve my hand/fingers. Much thanks for his skills and talent! I cannot say enough good about this fine Dr.! THANK YOU AGAIN DR. ZELOUF!
I tore my left tricep, almost all the way off while working. I was comfortable with Dr. Zelouf and his staff from the start. He is straight forward and explained everything in a way I was able to understand. He has multiple office locations and his staff is friendly and accommodating. Hopefully I will not need the services of Dr. Zelouf again, but if I do, he will be the first Doctor I call.
My wrist was broken, due to a bad fall on hard rough concrete. Dr. Zelouf's office scheduled an appointment on the day of my fall, provided a thoroughexplanation of his recommended surgicalprocedure, and performed surgerywithin three days of my accident. The follow-up care that I received subsequent to surgery was remarkable, and the surgical scar is barely visible.My wrist works fine and continues tostrengthen.The entire process was impressive, efficient and included the highest levelof courtesy.
I was involved in a serious farm accident and Dr. Zelouf did a wonderful job of trying to save my hand but after 6 weeks it was decided that amputation was the best option. He was always straight forward and took the time to explain my options and answer my questions. He performed a nerve transfer surgery to restore movement in my bicep which was very successful. I'm very thankful Dr. Zelouf was on call the day I was brought into Jefferson Hospital. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
No long wait time for first appt. Office appt was prompt. Surgery was explained and went as expected. "New" procedure made surgery and recovery much easier. Quick, Easy, Great outcome, Quality Surgeon.
after seeing another hand specialist(who spent 15 seconds with me)i went to dr zelouf and what a wise decision it was. i had a mallet finger injury although surgery wasnt necessary i was put in a splint for approx 10 weeks and couldnt be happier with the results. dr zelouf was more than a patient could ask for. he examined me( and even look at an existing injury) explained what i should expect and how to care for splint. my finger is now as good as new. i will refer my family and friends to dr zelouf knowing they are in great hands. thanks again dr zelouf
Dr. Zelouf did a wonderful job of repairing my left wrist, that was causing me pain, as a result of a collapse after a break 6-years ago.Dr. Zelouf was very clear about my options and the surgical procedure he would use. He also gave me an estimate of the amount of movement that I might loose.The surgery went better than expected.I would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf to anyone suffering with a wrist problem.
Dr. Zelouf couldn't care less about me. He was completely obnoxious and had no interest in helping me get better. I did not have a surgical issue, so since it was not surgical, he didn't want anything to do with me. I would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
Dr. Zelouf's surgical skills provided me with an excellent outcome for my problem. Office appointments both before and after surgery were always on time. His bedside manner is very comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Zelouf to friends and family.
This is the second time my family has utilized the services of Dr. Zelouf. In both instances, he and his staff were quite professional and his surgical skills proved to be outstanding, providing excellent outcomes. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Dr. Zelouf to friends and family.
Dr. Zelouf and his entire staff provided excellent medical care for my daughter's wrist fracture. Both doctor and staff were very compassionate, personable and friendly, making a difficult situation much less stressful for us. Excellent medical expertise, very professional and accommodating office.
Someone recommended Dr. Zelouf to me after I fell and broke my wrist. His office staff were warm and friendly. Dr. Zelouf was very professional and I knew I was in very good hands. I thank him for the good results I have had in my healing and would strongly recommend him to others in similar situations.
It is comforting to know that you are entering a surgical procedure with great confidence because of the skilled doctor performing the surgery. Dr. Zelouf is superb! I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.
I went to see Dr. Zelouf for a second opinion regarding tendon repair and wrist pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Since my first opinion (from a very reputable doctor) was for a total wrist fusion, which would leave me with no wrist movement at all, I was looking forward to a second opinion. My profession is in computer systems, so I need my hands. Dr. Zelouf spent a good deal of time with me determining what he thought was the best course of action. He performed surgery, a tendon transfer and removed part of my ulna, but no fusion, and I am extremely happy with the results. 2 months later I am back to work full time. You need to draw his personality out, but that is a tradeoff for the excellent knowledge and expertise. I would recommend him highly for hand surgery.
Very compassionate, personable & friendly. He made going in to surgery less stressful.
A little stiff at first visit but once I got him going laughing, he was a gem. After that he came out smiling all the time.
Had a very good experience with Dr. Zelouf..I didn't have to wait in the office which was very important to me.. I recovered very quick and didn't have any problems with my surgery..
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Zelouf after an unfortunate accident I had affecting my finger/hand. From the moment we met, his quick diagnosis and treatment has helped me regain the use of my hand. His professionalism and genuine caring makes him stand out from most other doctors. He is extremely knowledgeable and explained to me my injury so as I was reassured and comfortable in his care. I would HIGHLY recommend him as I feel he is an expert in his field.
excellent behavior ! takes proper decision regarding surgery. I'm thankful to him for operating my thumb at the right moment.
Dr. Zelof took care of my husband after a bad accident in his workshop, and thanks to him, he's recovered the use of his hand. We are really grateful for his excellent treatment. Thank you.
Dr. Zelouf was quick to dismiss my symptoms, take my co-pay and shoo me out the door. He failed to make a diagnosis, prescribe treatment or offer advice. He only looked at a piece of paper from an intern. He didn't even TOUCH my hands! Very displeased with his 'care' and would not recommend him to anyone seeking actual help for their pain.
I apologize if I could not make a diagnosis in your case. I do take issue with your accusation that I did not even "touch" your hands. I examine all patients myself, and do my best to formulate a reasonable treatment plan.