Sports Medicine Specialist, Family Practitioner, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
16 years of experience
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by Tina L. on Jun 9th, 2013

Reading the comments that patients have made, I am wondering does this Doctor ever searches to see what the patients are saying? I think it is a good idea for every Physician to take a look from time to time what impression or opinion leave with their patients. Definitely this physician looks like he is self absorbed and that is very wrong.

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by Emily on Apr 30th, 2013

I was referred to him after injuring my knee. By the time I saw him I had been on crutches for over a week, with pain, and an inability to have a full stride when walking. I was moving with a heavy limp. He was SO RUDE. Cut me off the minute I tried to explain what my symptoms were, would not take time to answer our questions, and when he did ask me a question he still interrupted. I asked for an MRI and his response was that my insurance was PPO, and it wasn't worth paying all that money to get one with the chance the image might not show up clearly. He told me I could return to work, and that I did not need physical therapy. I was not at peace with his diagnosis that I just dislocated my patella, because all my symptoms were showing something else was wrong. I went to another surgeon and found out through an MRI that I tore my meniscus. It was folded in half under another bone, and that I needed surgery ASAP to repair it and save my cartilage. Due to Dr. Mcgillicuddy's lack of patience and care I was severely MISDIAGNOSED, walking around with a brace to aid an injury I did not have. This kind of malpractice is dangerous. I went back to work as a server and worked 3 days pushing myself through immense pain, swiveling to turn corners endangering my knee I did not know was so damaged. Turns out my insurance FULLY covers my MRI'S.......I am upset by what happened to me, and there are more frustrating details I won't share. Please know this Dr. is not one you would want to use. Look up others surgeons in this area, there are MANY great ones that will not only aid your injury but listen to you as a patient.

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Don't waste your time show details Don't waste your time
Jul 6th, 2012

Forget the 50 minute wait for a 10 minute appointment. More importantly, Dr. McGillicuddy seems to be interested in treating healthy, highly athletic people only. I've gained weight since injuring my knee 2 years ago, but he didn't ask about that. He took one look at me & my "BMI" and just told me to lose weight, that he couldn't do anything for me. My MRI clearly showed a meniscus tear! I changed doctors, got my surgery a year ago & am now training for a marathon - just like I did before my injury! Dr. McGillicuddy is an elitist snob without the compassion required of a great physician.

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Outstanding show details Outstanding
by Anonymous on Jun 23rd, 2012 on

Dr McGillicuddy looked after my father and fixed his rotator cuff. My father, an avid golfer, had shoulder pain for years. Dr McGillicuddy knew exac ...

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Dr. McGillicuddy and my son show details Dr. McGillicuddy and my son
Jun 20th, 2012

Last month, my world, as a mother of an athletic thirteen year old boy was forever changed when he was diagnosed with a tumor on a bone on his leg. Not knowing if it was malignant or benign, we went to Dr. McGillicuddy looking for answers and possible treatments. We left the first visit still unsure of our son's predicament, but reassured knowing we had an incredibly knowledgeable doctor doing everything in his power to research and create the best treatment for our son. He discussed, illustrated and reviewed options and then contacted us immediately when further results were given to him. One month later, my son is doing well after the doctor removed the tumor orthoscopically. It was an extremely stressful morning; we sat and waited- hating that we had no control over what happened in the surgery room, but knowing we had the best doctor in there with our son. The doctor, his staff, as well a's the staff at Roseville Sutter Hospital, went out of their way to make our time with them comfortable, while going the "extra mile" to take the best possible care of our son. A million "thank you's" to Dr. McGillicuddy and his support staff! I have a smiling son, a's well a's a smiling heart because of the care you all demonstrated while caring for my son!

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Apr 25th, 2012

i don't think he cares about me at all. he did his surgery, trapped me in that torture trap black donjoy (found out no one else uses them) and hates physical therapy. now i have injuries from the immobilizer and he is refusing physical therapy? DO NOT GO TO THIS SURGEON!

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Do you want a skilled surgeon or a therapist? show details Do you want a skilled surgeon or a therapist?
Apr 23rd, 2012

If you want someone who has expert surgical skills, go see him. If you want someone to hold your hand and let you cry on his shoulder, then find someone else. I personally want someone who can fix my problem vs holding my hand. The "bedside manner" is left to the surgical staff which by the way did a great job as well.

Mar 24th, 2012

I would not recommend this uncaring doctor to anyone. His arrogant bedside manner is less than 0ne. I wished that I never trusted him with my surgery. I'm only @ 50% better after extensive surgery. An unhappy patent.

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Feb 23rd, 2012

Dr. McGillicudy is an excellent surgeon. He repaired my badly damaged shoulder in November and has provided very good follow up. He is direct and explains all options through each phase of diagnosis, surgery, and recovery.

Sep 6th, 2011

Doesn't care about you once surgery is complete and he has gotten paid. I was 3 minutes late for my 2nd follow up appointment and was eventually told that I needed to reschedule my follow up because ANYONE WHO WAS 1 MINUTE LATE WOULD NOT BE SEEN. He's an inconsiderate jerk riding a really high horse. Like I said, he got what he wanted with performing the surgery. After that, he could care less.

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by Anonymous on Sep 6th, 2011 on

Doesn't care about you once surgery is complete and he has gotten paid. I was 3 minutes late for my 2nd follow up appointment and was eventually ...

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Shoulder Surgery on 92-year-old Woman show details Shoulder Surgery on 92-year-old Woman
Jun 5th, 2011

Dr. Mc Gillicuddy performed shoulder surgery on my 92-year-old mother. She gave him high marks on how carefully he explained the procedure using her x-rays before surgery. She sailed through the operation, which was done exactly as he had described. She also said his direct bedside manner after surgery was very professional and suited her style. His office staff were courteous and helpful. One of her office visits was superseded by elective surgery on another patient and had to be rescheduled. A follow-up review will be written after her shoulder rehabilitation.

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Excellent show details Excellent
Jun 2nd, 2011

After seeing another orthopedic surgeon in town who wanted to operate, my neighbor suggested Dr McGillicuddy for another opinion. Dr McGillicuddy listened to me and my complaints, examined my knee, and then taught me how to properly stretch, something no one else did. My knee pain is gone and I did not need surgery.

May 17th, 2011

I had heard he is an excellent surgeon, and he probably is. However, his bedside manner is terrible. Very odd mannersims and hard to talk to (he talks a mile-a-minute). Get the feeling that he just wants you to answer a question as fast as you can - or he will interrupt you (very rude). I think all surgeons like him should take classes in being people friendly - we are people not just someone with a broken bone or whatever. The staff is EXCELLENT. He should hang out with them and pick up on technique of being nice, cheerful, and very helpful.

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Very professional show details Very professional
Mar 15th, 2011

Dr. Mcgillicuddy did shoulder surgery on my 17 year old son as the MRI showed a full thickness tear. Dr. Mcgillicuddy was skeptical as very other symptoms were present, but he did perform the surgery and found a partial tear which he repaired. I found him to be professional and very thorough. If you are looking for someone to hold your hand this is not the surgeon for you, but if you are looking for a good surgeon I can't recommend him enough.

Aug 10th, 2010

Very friendly staff. The doctor was very rude. His bedside manner is lacking to say the least.

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Wonderful doctor with great bedside manner. Was seen on time for all appointments. Office staff is great. Clean office with great location. Highly recommend.

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Feb 8th, 2007 on

arthroscopic shoulder surgery: dr. mcgillicuddy and is his staff were very professional & accommodated my requests to fill out copious paperwork to enable me to apply for short term disability during my recovery. my appts. were on time.

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