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Appeared rushed and his attitude about a diagnosis that will impact my life was almost disappointed that it was not something he could get in there and operate on. Few suggestions other than "learn to live with pain".
I went to see him for a torn meniscus injury to me knee and he was very honest with what I should do ! Great doctor and wonderful patient interaction
Dr Molinari fixed my broken spine with his surgery. Can't thank him enough!
He repaired a fractured leg of mine...21 years later it still hurts
One week ago I was operated on by Dr. Molinari to eleviate the pain associated with spinal stenosis. In this short period of time I feel 100 percent better. I no longer have pain in my legs or numbness in my feet. Today I walked for 30 minutes. I haven't been able to do that in a very long time. The surgery was quick -- 30 minutes; the hospital stay quick -- 23 hours. I am a new person. I can't praise Dr. Molinari enought.
Dr Molinari took care of my sister's spine fracture with paralysis. My sister can now walk and has no neck pain. She is back to work and we are thrilled with the care we received from this amazing surgeon! Great bedside manner and told us exactly what he would do beforehand and aftercare.
Thought this doctor was honest with me. Saw several spine specialists and he did not suggest surgery. I understand now why. Thannks doc!
blatantly honest doctor. Told me i did not need neck and back surgery. He suggested chiropractics and I go better!
I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, and was a patient of Dr. Molinari from day one. Just from the initial appointment and talking with him, I could tell that Dr. Molinari was extremely talented at what he does and takes care of his patients. I would consider him one of the top spinal experts in the nation. My surgery went smoothly and every step of the way he made sure to explain in detail what was happening. His support staff - PA Bill Gruhn and RN Lauren are equally amazing and courteous. I will say that Dr. Molinari can be very blunt and straight to the point. He is a no BS kind of guy, which I like. Instead of interpreting this as a negative trait, you should take comfort, because this is how the best doctors usually act. What Dr. Molinari may lack in "tenderness", Bill and Lauren certainly make up for it. Together they are a complete team. I would 100% recommend friends and family to Dr. Molinari as I have complete confidence in him and his support staff.
I was at the time a young 22 year old (now 23) in massive pain in my low back. I was suffering from a herniated disc and a fractured vertebrae. (L4) I was in and out of the hospital all of last summer, x ray after x ray with no results of what was going on and why I couldn't move or even stand up straight. FINALLY after a long summer of pain I was able to get an MRI done on my back, and the result was an enlarged herniated disc. Not too long after I knew what was going on, I was able to go and see Dr.Molinari and his wonderful staff. The surgery went smoothly and I was up and moving around just little over a week after my surgery. I highly recommend Dr.Molinari and his staff for any back problems and if you are in need of any kind of back surgery!
I had spinal stenosis and disk surgery because I could not walk for 2 years. I tried everything and went to 6 doctors. Molinari was up front and told me my diagnosis with an explanation using a plastic spine model and pictures. I trusted him from day 1 and he fixed my back problem. I was better in 2 weeks and now have my life back. Thanks doc@!
Dr gave me home phone number. Gave wonderful care that was thorough and explained well each step of way. Glad I chose and highly recommend
I chose Dr Molinari for my spine surgery based on my reading this site 6 months ago. He was confident (not cocky as some on this site suggest). I knew right away that I was comfortbale with choosing him. He did the surgery and I was able to go on a cruise 2 weeks later without back pain. I highly recommend him. He is a great surgeon with good bedside matter!
I feel like I have to let people know about Dr Molinari. He took care of my son's paralyzing spine fracture and now my son walks again. I brought my aging father to him in Rochester with crippling spinal stneosis and now my father is up and walking better than ever. I personally have known Dr Molinari for 10 years. He is highly skilled and does all of the most difficult spine surgery in ROchester. He truly cares about his patients. My family is lucky to have him. This is the best doctor!!
Very rude, incomplete work up. Plus my neighbor ended up half crippled after surgery from him.
Dr Molinari fixed my 82 yo mother's spinal problem and she walked better the day after surgery. She is now walking 1/2 mile a day! The doctor was confident and not pushy. We decided to have the surgery. I knew when I met him he was good!
Dr Molinari listened to my problem better than any other doctor I have ever seen. He figured out my problem and prescribed me physical therapy and home traction. I feel better!
I had spinal stenosus and Dr Molinari fixed it! I walk better now than I did ten years ago. Thanks Doc!
I believe Dr. Molinari has a canned response to every first visit, no matter what your issue is. He didn't even look at the test results that other Drs. had already done...his responses were errogant, demanding that he already knows what my issues were no matter what anyone else has proven. I felt like I was starting from scratch again, even though I have already had a month of treatment for my problems. Dr. Molinari was as caring as a car salesman.
Dr. Molinari and Bill Gruhn are definitely the "Dream Team." Very honest, caring, thorough.....and they made me better. I felt better the very day of surgery and continue to improve every day...I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Molinari to anyone.
Dr Molinari took care on my son's neck fracture from a bad car accident at Strong Memorial in Rochester. We could not have had better care. My sons neck is fixed and he has no pain is back to school! Dr Molianri was professional and explained all the risks and good things to us. We were lucky to have Dr Molinari there for us in our time of need!
Treated spinal stenosis and my pain is gone. Highly recommend!
My mother had severe spijnal stenosis that was treated by Dr Molinari and Bill Gruhn. She walks better now that she did years ago. Their care was hone ...
Dr Molinari and Bill Gruhn are a great team! My mother has spinal stenosis surgey and now she walks much better than she has in the last 10 years. Thanks guys! A Grateful Patient's Daughter
felt comfortable throughout. Thought care was compassionate and honest.
Dr. Molinari and Bill Gruhn are an outstanding and life-changing team. After months of non-surgical care, I was referred to Dr. Molinari's office. Treatment options, including surgery, were discussed; surgery was scheduled. Waking up after surgery and having no lower back and leg pain was such a relief! Thank you! Three weeks post surgery and I'm moving as easily as I did before my back injury.
Dr Molinari and Bill Gruhn were very honest with me. I have ahd 2 prevoiuos spine fusions and went to them for another opinion. They both recommended no more surgery and they explained my condition to me in much more detail than any else has ever had. I highly recommend Dr Molinari and Bill Gruhn.
We found Dr. Molinari on this website after our 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Due to the degree of curvature and the things we had read, we knew she was going to need surgery. Dr. Molinari was as good as all the previous comments suggest. He's very efficient at keeping his schedule moving so there is not much of a wait, yet he takes the time to make sure all your questions are answered. He was excellent in dealing with our daughter ... always kind, caring and upbeat about her prognosis. His level of knowledge and positive outlook made us feel totally comfortable with the procedure. His staff was excellent as well. We could not have asked for better care during a very stressful time. I just can't say enough. Thank you Dr. Molinari, Bill, and Lauren. You are all amazing!
I am 76 years old and had spinal stenosis surgery. Dr Molinari did my surgery and followed me thorough every step of the way. He even gave me his cell phone # and home phone # when I left the hospital on the weekend. This doctor really cares about his patients. i felt confident in his ability as soon as I met him.
Dr Molinari and Bill Gruhn are very nice and caring. I would recommend them highly to anyone.
My daughter had severe spinal curving scolosis. We drove a long way to see Dr Molinari. We were put at ease rigth away. The care and surgery were perfect. She now looks & feels great!!! Thanks Dr Molinari ,Mr Gruhn, and Lauren. I highly recommend you to everyone I know!
Thanks for giving me a positive outlook on my problem. You made a tremendous difference! God Bless you always!!!!
Dr Molinari fixed my dad's spinal stneosis. Dad now walks great at age 91! I would highly recommend Dr Molinari!
Dr Molinari helped my mother by performing an operaton on her broken and paralysed spine. She is much better and walking! He talked us through each step of the way and continues to care for us. Thank you Dr Robert Molinari.
I would highly recommend Dr. Molinari and his staff. I was in so much pain, I couldnt walk. The procedure was well explained, without pressure to proceed. The procedure was performed without complications. I was walking, without pain, for the first time in months, just 7 hours from my surgery. Follow up questions and contact was great. I couldn't ask for a better experience
My mother broke her spine in a car accident. Dr Molinari put us at ease, put my mom's spine back together perfectly, and now she is doing fine. We were lucky to have Dr Molinari as our doctor!
My husband suffered from an internal decapitation, along with a core spinal cord injury. Dr. Molinari performed his surgery of the fusion of his vertebrae. My Husband was supposed to be a quadripalegic, and instead he is walking and using his arms today. This is due to Dr. Molinari and his team. Dr. Molinari is inspirational in his work and professionalism. He believed in my husbands recovery, and at a very trying time that helps you believe too. We have recomended him to everyone, and will continue to do so.
Dr Molinari is a very caring doctor. He treated my neck problem without doing an operation. I think he is the most honest doctor that I've ever met. He clearly was interested in me getting better!
Dr Molinari is the most confident and competent spine surgeon. He treated my difficult back problem very well and he showed great care and concern for me througout the entire process. I give himthe highest rating!
Dr Molinari was the only doctor who was able to diagnose my problem and treat it. I am noe painn free. Thanks dac!
Wonderful doctor who gave gtreat care to my injured mom! I highly recommend him to all- grateful patient's family member
My daughter suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an accident. Dr Molinari fixed her spinal injury and she walked out of the hospital. I have never met a more caring and compassionate surgeon. Thank God that my daughter was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for his care!