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I have had both hips reconstructed by Dr. Zaltz. He is an excellent surgeon and an even better person! He takes the time to explain and answer any questions that I've had and truly cares about his patients. He has called me a few times late on a Sunday evening to discuss test results and imaging. I would recommend anyone who is considering a PAO surgery.
Dr. Zaltz performed a periacetabular osteotomy on me in October. He's AMAZING!!! My hip is fully recovered, and I actually see him tomorrow about having the other hip done. Hands down, best in the bus!!!
This man ruined my life .. Do not let this man operate on you !!!!!
It takes a long time to get into an appointment....but when you do it's worth it. Lot's of waiting in the waiting room - but you get what you wait for!
I like the fact that the Dr Zaltz reviewed my MRI without an office visit. In his review he said that my arthritis was not significant. Since I am able to more or less control the pain with Glucosamine/Chondroitin I should be fine and did not suggest any action. In fact, he asked if I was looking for surgery (not sure what he meant by that). Heck no, not at all. After our conversation I realized that he never mentioned the torn labrum that was identified when I got the MRI. Which is why I went to him in the first place. I just wanted to get more information on my injury and what if anything can be done because of the pain/discomfort I was experiencing, physical therapy? Or maybe that would be a bad thing, I don't know. Just some information and my options. Now I have my doubts if he even noticed the torn labrum since he never mentioned it or made any recommendations on dealing with it. Feels now like the whole process was a waste of my time. Not sure if I am going to keep dealing with this or find someone else. What a drag. Glad I did not pay for an office visit.
I was referred by another doctor because he (another orthopedist) knew I had hip dysplasia. He told me I would need an MRI before seeing Zaltz. It took 3 months to get in; my appointment was then rescheduled for three weeks later. He never looked at the MRI (because it wasn't from Beaumont, I'm guessing) and then ordered a CT scan. He couldn't do the needed surgery for 5 more months--and today, I got a call wanting to reschedule that. I'm looking else where and looking for recommendations
Dr. Zaltz did my daughter surgery and I was and still is pleased with his work and I will always highly recommend him.
terrible visit. very arrogant, said my previous dr who diagnosed my injury and referred me to him didn't know what he was talking about even though the MRI was proof that I was correctly diagnosed. Made me feel extremely uncomfortable and violated as a teenage girl. Acted as if I had no idea of what I was talking about when I was answering his questions. disregarded the fact that I was in pain and told me to take motrin and let it pass (although a labral tear does not heal on its own). finding another doctor.
My surgery was successful, and I am currently pain-free. He is a very good surgeon, but I am disappointed with the limited patient contact and absurd wait times at his office. I have visited him multiple times, and every time I had come on schedule. However, I had to wait for 1-3 additional hours to even be placed into a room. I would then wait another half an hour to talk to one of his residents, and then a little while longer until he would come in. After all that time, he would spend up to five minutes talking to my family and I. In addition, it takes about three months or so to have a first appointment with him. Although the timing is a frustrating issue that should be better regulated by his staff, this could be attributed to his immense skill as a surgeon. I would be surprised if he was not busy. I have known other people who had surgery by him as well, and they only had good things to say about their results. It will be well worth it in the long run, so take Dr. Zaltz into consideration.
Office management is terrible, but Dr. Zaltz is wonderful.
Dr. Zaltz is an amazing surgeon! He knew exactly what the problem was with me, which was a relief after 2 yrs seeking trearment and no real diagnosis. He did a simple ultrasound to confirm that I had femoral ischial impingement. I had the hip surgery about 1 week ago, and after 4days, i was pain free and ready to resume nirmal activity. He said i would be running again (my true love) on less tham 3 months. The way i feel now, i am thinking it could be a month. Dr. Zaltz is genuine, honest, intelligent, efficient, and patieny. He never left the room without allowkng me to process all teh information and ask questions- which is uncommon for all the specialists i had seen prior. Super great guy-incredible work- nothing but positives to say about him. One downside is that the guy is so dang good, that you have to wait a while to get in. Even on the day of ypur appt, you may wait 1-2 hrs to be seen.
I have had a few visits with Dr. Zaltz, and I usually wait about 1.5 hours to get called into an exam room, and he usually sees patients who came in after me prior to me. He has no respect for me or my time. He has also been extremely rude during all my visits, and prior to my surgery. Knowing what I know now, I would have not had surgery with Dr. Zaltz, I would have rather waited to find another dr. It also took me 3 months to be seen the first time, and another 6 months for surgery to be scheduled. All around awful experience.
After seeing two surgeons, both of whom, I felt had misdiagnosed my condition, I was referred to Dr. Zaltz by an industry insider. I am a semi-professional golfer and my ability to perform after surgery was extremely important to me. I have had 2 visits so far with Dr. Zaltz, he is ultra-conservative in his evaluations, and makes certain that he has all of the information he needs to adequately assess diagnose my condition. Prior to my second visit, he called me personally on his cell phone to schedule me in the early morning, he delayed a flight to the westcoast to see me. I am now properly diagnosed with an avulsion fracture and displaysia and will require an osteotomy. The first two surgeons thought i had only a torn labrum. Dr. Zaltz spent 2.5 hrs with me discussing my condition and answered any and all questions during my visit. I would recommend him to anyone.
Do not let this idiot operate on you. He will flat out lie to cover up his mistake, and make it look like you did something wrong and that is why your surgery did not work. He is incompetent,arrogant and rude. Trust me, I learned the hard way .
Dr. Zaltz is a FANTASTIC Doctor. He took the time to explain everything from pre surgery, Post surgery, Hospital stays etc. We LOVED the care he gave our 10 year old son. My son LOVED going to see him as well. We would recommend him to ANYONE! He went above and beyond as a Physician. The only con is getting an initial appointment takes time, but its worth the wait!!!!
I had to take my 1 week old daughter to see Dr. Zaltz for possible hip dysplasia. I'm a first time Mom, so I didn't exactly have it all together, especially at that point. He made me feel completely incompetent after she cried, messed her diaper (which he made me change, and made fun of me because they were cloth diapers), etc. The wait time was ridiculous (over an hour) with a fussy newborn baby. He seemed to have no regard for his patients. He spent about 5 minutes with me (after some other associate saw me first). We have to go back for a 6 month check up (which I tried to schedule in advance, but he was booked for 2 months!) but after this appointment, I will be asking our pediatrician for a different referral! Stay away! Ego problems!
Very rude, contradicted himself during exam. Glad he won't be operating on my hip.
Dr. Zaltz is the cream of the crop! He deeply cares for his patients and invests all of himself into your care. He is a fabulous surgeon and his bedside manner is amazing! Like someone forgot to tell him he's a doctor. I would not go anywhere else but to him. I trust him, he's operated on both hips and i have done so well because of Dr. Zaltz. The office wait is long but once you see him, he makes your wait worth it as he will give you his undivided attention. Well worth it!
Dr. Zaltz is an amazing physician who deeply cares for his patients. We are thankful to God for this man, his knowledge, his heart, and his professionalism. I trust him with my child's health and i am grateful for everything that he has done for my family. He cares about our child and has over the year taken good care of her. God Bless You Dr. Zaltz! You are a one of a kind physician.
Dr. Zaltz is the most compassionate doctor we have ever met, and is a highly skilled surgeon. He goes out of his way to not only treat our son, but to serve as a resource for him as he deals with his medical issues. His bedside manner is second to none. Dr. Zaltz has performed two successful surgeries on our son and we simply would not take him to see anyone else.
I have been taking my son to see Dr. Zaltz for almost 3 years. I can't say enough about him! He's a wonderful man, very knowledgeable and great with children. I would recommend him to anyone in need of his services. Definately worth the office wait to be seen by him. He is a true blessing and has worked miracles for my son through his extensive medical training.
this man took away years from my life. i have had one unnecessary surgery after the next because of this mans lack of responsibility. i have a huge scar and daily pain to remind me. The hip he didn't cut open is ironicly the one that doesn't hurt! I would warn everyone i know not to trust him with their bodys.
I have had dislocating patellas since I was in the 3rd grade. Both my mother and brother had the same condition I did. Both had corrective surgeries to fix this condition with no complications during and after surgery. I received surgery on both my knees from Dr Ira Zaltz at the age of 14. I am now 24. Ever since the surgery nothing good has come from it. Both knees still dislocate numerous times a month, I have severe arthritis, severe chronic pain, and for lack of a better word, severe malalignment. My R knee bends to max 90 degrees. And each day when i think the pain isnt that bad and i begin to forget about what i went through i look down and i see those 12 inch scars on my legs to remind me. (which by the way were completely unnecessary for what he did to me) I am writing this comment to warn people to research and do everything you can before you receive treatment let alone surgery from a doctor.
Dr. Zaltz literally saved my life!! after 10 yrs of suffering with a bone spur and torn labrum he was able to fix it up,EXCELLENT SURGEON!!!!!!!!!!
i have had three hip surgery's done by Dr Ira Zaltz. he has absolutely no bed side manor and after years and years of pain i am still in pain! he doesn't know why i still hurt but want to proceed keep doing more surgery's. i would never go back! the office also double and triple books appointments so there has been plenty of times ive waited over an hour in the waiting room and longer in the room to be seen for 5 min...hes a joke!
He is very full of himself, looks down on people and the wait time for the Beaumont office is over an hour. The staff even scheduled me for the wrong doctor which I did not find out until that dr's patients were told that he wasn't coming in so they all had to reschedule. I had waited over a half an hour before this mistake was known.
Dr. Zults fixed a hip impingement on both of my sons hips. My son is now pain free and able to resume normal sporting activitys. My son is 15 years old and very active in Tae Kwon Do and school football. I would highly recommend Dr. Ira Zultz to anyone.
I really liked Dr. Zaltz. The only thing negative I can say is that his office staff (receptionists) have horrible manners. The wait time is ridiculous as he is often double and triple booked according to his staff. (I waited nearly three hours in his waiting room before I was called back and it was another 40 minutes before i saw Dr. Zaltz). While his reputation is outstanding, as well as his bedside manner, it is horrible to wait for a call back with test results.