Orthopedic Surgeons
28 years of experience
Video profile
Upper East Side
Hospital For Special Surgery
535 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021
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Patient Reviews ?

Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.5555555555556 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.1111111111111 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 15 minutes
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  surprisingly unresponsive and argumentative  |  show details
Mar 19th, 2014

Arrogant and insulting manner. Did not follow through with further consultation and still await recommendation for a referral. Took issue with and totally dismissed a suggestion from another doctor without discussion.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Professionalism and humanity.  |  show details
Mar 6th, 2014

I do not generally read reviews because they are often biased by subjectivity due to personal background or lack of knowledge on the matter; this time is different though. In 2013 I underwent left and right THR seven months apart, and, being absolutely happy about the result (6 days after surgery I already walked for 3 hours in Central Park, and now I do Zumba every day and I take Argentinian tango classes twice a week), I suggested Dr. Padgett to the husband of one of my friends, because he needs to replace both his knees. However, after two days they called me asking me to read some of these reviews. In my opinion, Dr. Padgett doesn’t need any review because of his well-known high level of professionalism. In addition, I think reviews should be read only before buying a kitchen appliance, and this great surgeon is not a refrigerator. Ultimately, we should choose surgeons considering their success statistics and I do not agree with some of these negative critics. Therefore my statement is as follows: I judge his follow-ups to be above average for accuracy and dedication: he nurtures his patients like only a parent does with his kids. I feel confident enough in saying that no other doctor is like him. It has to be understood that he is our surgeon, and not our nanny. Therefore, when we suffer for a certain amount of pain, a very normal fact after a surgery, we do not have to call him. When we are dismissed from the hospital we are provided with all the possible suggestions and tools to face some difficult moments: very strong pain killers, use of ice, placing our leg on a cushion, and the suggestion of wearing the ActiveCare pumping system 24/7 (this was the most effective tool for reducing my pain.) I added a personal ingredient: common sense, which, trust me, is always useful. Besides, if I were Vitals, I would not submit reviews that are not written by the patients themselves, because they risk being unsupported arguments, meaning not valid, and Vitals itself can be judged an unsound website.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Great Experience  |  show details
by sjlm on Jun 27th, 2013

Dr. Padgett spent an unusually long time at all visits discussing what I was going to have done, what I had done, how to do rehab, and general conversation. When I was In the hospital he visited twice a day. The results of my hip replacement have been remarkable (to me -- maybe they're common) in absence of pain and speed in getting back to all normal activities.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Hip Replacement  |  show details
by JM on Apr 17th, 2013

Everything about my hip replacement, from my initial visit through my postoperative visits up to 18 months later, was handled with expertise and exceptionally good care. I highly recommend Dr. Padgett to anyone who has a hip problem.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  He's a pleasure  |  show details
by mike lennon on Dec 20th, 2010

Great doctor, great guy, reat bedside manner...what else to say? You'd be lucky to have him work on you.

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  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  No follow up call.  |  show details
Aug 10th, 2010

After cat scan test, no call from doctor was made to patient.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  The Miracle Worker  |  show details
Dec 4th, 2009

I had a deformed hip from a childhood accident. In June Dr. Padgett performed a complicated hip replacement surgery which included correcting a limb length discrepancy. After just five months, I feel SO much better! Discomfort that I lived with for years is gone and my range of motion and external rotation are continuing to improve. I no longer need to where a lift on the outside of my shoe. I feel like a new person, and call Dr. Padgett my miracle worker!

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Surgeries for hip replacements  |  show details
by SWC on Mar 29th, 2009

This surgeon, Douglas Padgett has a truly abysmal record.I have seen and know well at least two dancers whose hips he has operated on. for one of these dancers I was present when she was in the recovery area and her hip immediately went out and continued to for a far too long period after that.recently I met a woman in Hyannis, Massachusetts at a health club there. One of her legs is shorter than the other: at least 2 inches. She told me it happened after Dr. Padgett replaced her hip. Horrific.I've had both hips replaced successfully in Massachusetts, at Baptisit for my first hip and in Falmouth, MA for the other. In lthe late 90s I went to the Hospital for Special Surgery for a consult, and was unimpressed.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Laura on Feb 6th, 2009

I am a short statured person and needed bilateral hip replacement. Due to my bone structure I required specially designed hips. Dr. Padgett accepted the challenge and he and is team did an excellent job.

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