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Dr Eric Smith of the Rothman Institute was outstanding in all facets of treatment and surgery for a total hip replacement for me in June 2016. From diagnosis to surgery and then follow up, Dr Smith excelled in all areas. I highly recommend him for hip or knee orthopedic issues.
Dr. Smith and his staff were vert caring and compassionate during my visits and my surgical procedure. I had both hips replaced and within weeks I was feeling like my old self, getting around without pain!
Made sure I understood what was happening and why.
Dr. Smith did a total knee revision 6 years ago, and has evaluated me for hip pain and also for follow up care following a car accident. I have also referred him to several people who have all been extremely pleased after their visits.
My visit today was good. Dr Smith greeted me and asked how I was doing. Good I replied. We further discussed future surgery for my right hip. He is leaving it in my court to make the call to him when I'm ready.
Dr. Smith gave me my life back after me having two pryer surgeries by a different Doctor. I went to a seminar of Dr. Smith and just remember him seeing me for the first time and told me I needed a full knee replacement. He knows his job and loves making people happy again. All I can say is Thank you for giving me mines back. I'm Truly Blessed to have met Dr. Smith.....
I had a knee replacement; should have done it long ago. Also, really glad I went to Rothman and Dr. Smith. Excellent surgeon. If I need my other knee operated on, I would definitely see Dr. Smith again. Recommend him highly.
Dr. Smith diagnosed my arthritic hip and scheduled my surgery taking into consideration my busy schedule and very active life. He was thorough and forthright about the procedure. I would highly recommend him to a friend!
Dr smith made me comfortable from the minute I met him. He told me everything that i needed to know without looking at my paper of questions. Great personality
Dr. Smith is an amazing surgeon. My hip was very bad...I could hardly walk. Dr. Smith performed a total hip replacement and now there is no longer any hip pain. There was minimal pain and swelling, and very little scaring. He and his staff in Limerick are all very helpful and caring. He is always upbeat, smiling and friendly and makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend making an appointment to see him if you are thinking of having hip surgery.
Dr. Smith is very Professional. Would highly recommend to other patients
My experience with Dr.Smith was wonderful. He spent a lot of time with me. He really listen to what I had to say. He showed me models and explained all my options of treatment that I was able to understand. I did not feel rushed and i am 100% comfortable with him doing my surgery! His staff was pleasant and very professional.
It was an emergency hip replacement, due to a fall. Dr. Smith made a point to speak with us before the surgery to ease our worry. Once the surgery was over he spoke with us at length, explaining the procedure and even drawing us a picture. We were concerned prior to the operation not knowing Dr. Smith, but he was wonderful and we have been extremely pleased with our follow-up appointments.
My experience with both Dr Smith and the Limerick Surgical Center were excellent. Dr Smith was very eager to answer all of my questions, was very thorough and a true professional in EVERY aspect of my surgical care. I would highly recommend Dr Smith for hip replacement surgery.
I had my knee replaced three times. Dr. Smith did the third revision and the difference between doctors was night and day. He was professional, thorough and caring. Cannot recommend him more.
my leg is now 1/2 inch longer than the other. This is causing back pain and spasms from walking lopsided. I have been trying sole inserts but most aren't thick enough and, after a while, wind up causing foot problems. He intentionally lengthened my leg for whatever reason and when I complained he said, "you signed the waiver". After the surgery he told my wife it " was worse than I thought", why not look at a few x-rays before you go in??? Smith did little in the way of preparation, just one look at an x-ray and then to the OR. His assistant is careless and won't answer the phone. I wish I never met the guy or his nurse. This surgery has caused me lots of pain and dissatisfaction. There are lots of surgeons better than this guy. If you need work done get someone who will do it right and be prepared for your specific needs.
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Dr. Smith is the perfect combination of skill and compassion. He answered my questions in a clear, thorough, and respectful way. I had a hip replacement and one year later when I needed a knee, I went to him again. Both recoveries were faster than expected with excellent results. Watch his YouTube web chat if you are considering an orthopedic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Smith. If there were more than five stars he would get them all.
Dr. Smith was willing to answer all of my questions thoroughly on my initial visit. The surgery went exceedingly well and recovery more quickly than expected. Back to work and pain free. All staff friendly and went out of their way to be helpful and respond to my needs. I highly recommend this doctor and practice.
Extremely disappointed....Dr Smith arrogant, rude, uncaring, got no help from him at all. Would not recommend him to anyone!
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Waited for this appointment to get answers regarding a complicated prior surgery. Dr Smith was arrogant, rude, made a comment about the patients weight and stated "I usually don't see patients like you here (limerick) I work at Riddle.. But I will see you. We made the appt thru his office so how on earth would we know that? Received absolutely no advice and in fact he left the room to order one lab draw with his head down and never came back. He could've been professional and admitted he had no idea how to handle the question we came to him with. I work in healthcare and I was appalled. The building was beautiful but we were there for the knowledge. We received none. Very disappointed and a waste of our time.
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If I could give a negative number I would. Referred to Dr Smith by a physical therapist. Knee replacement. Heavy swelling/redness and 5 months post op incision still not healed. Dr became irate when I asked for a plan to get the incision to heal. Went to another dr and found I was allergic to the sutures Smith used. I am told those particular sutures are known for allergies. Medicated and healed within 2 weeks but ugly red scar 1 inch wide. Extensive popping when I walk. Told by another surgeon at Penn the knee cap was reinstalled crooked. Complete numbness right side of knee. He may be good most of the time but my experience was he struggled to react appropriately when something went wrong.
Dear Patient, Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and translates into a major opportunity for improvement on our part. We would love the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your concerns. If interested, please contact us at 267-339-3689. Exceeding expectations is our goal here at Rothman, and it's disappointing to learn that we failed to succeed. Please accept our apology. Again, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to speaking with you.
I was told by a friend he was good. He did not give an accurate diagnosis and now I am left living in pain.
My excessive leg length discrepancy after Smith operated on me has left me feeling and limping like a crippled fool. When I told this person that he could have counseled me prior to surgery he responded, "you signed the waiver". I am depressed and living with this person's questionable expertise for the rest of my life..
If I could give Dr. Smith 6 or 7 stars I would. I have had lots of issues so I have seen a lot of orthopedic surgeons in action. None of them have the bedside manner and genuine caring attitude of Dr. Eric Smith!! He's the best!