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Arrogant , never again, total waste of time and money. Was self pay and paid 560.00 for a cast that was too tight and had to be removed. Didn't even address the pain and nerve damage.Would not recommend seein him.
Dr. Sunjay Berdia is an exquisitely trained orthopedic surgeon. He has restored pain-free movement in my arthritic right hand, right elbow and right shoulder. I would never consider having surgery on my upper extremities unless the procedure was performed by Dr. Berdia!
Dr. Beria is very professional and an excellent doctor who thinks of the patient first and is not surgery happy. I hear his name often when talking to people in the medical field.
Dr. Berdia was my surgeon for two basal joint arthritis surgeries; the left hand in 2008, and as he predicted, the right hand in 2012. They both involved bone and tendon removal, as well as tendon replacement from other areas. His professionalism and expertise was top of the line. He took his time in explaining the sensitivity and delicacy of the procedures, as well as the projected physical therapy follow-up, making sure that I was fully informed. His after surgery follow-up was outstanding. I followed all of his guidance in both instances, and as a result, there is no more pain or discomfort and I have 100% range of motion and full use of both of my hands. I strongly recommend this surgeon and would not hesitate to hire him again.
Dr. Beria and staff were outstanding. I only wish he had been my initial doctor for this injury.
As a specialist this doctor is probably good, but as a doctor not so much. He really does not care about a patient and he shows it. I would think other doctors from the same office may be a much better choice. Although it is very easy to make an appointment with Dr. Berdia (probably because patients try to avoid him?), the waiting time is way too long (well over an hour). The front desk staff is not that friendly (or cares).
I treated with Dr. Berdia for nearly a year in the DC office. First of all, the staff there is great. The medical assistants and admin assistants are very friendly. I also had two rounds of PT with Jen and really liked her as well. She helped improve my range of motion after surgery. As for Dr. Berdia, I can see why he has such mixed reviews. Overall, I really like him and would (and probably will have to due to the nature of my condition) treat with him again. One would be hard-pressed to find a hand specialist with more impressive credentials than Dr. Berdia. He truly is an expert in his field. As for his bedside manners, 85 percent of the time, I thought he was very friendly and had a good sense of humor. He seemed very attentive to what I had to say. However, I did feel that about 15 percent of my appointments were rushed and that he was brusque, but I think that is just because he is so busy and pulled in so many different directions. I can understand why some people might rate him poorly if they only encountered him on one of those "off" days. I scheduled nearly all of my appointments early in the morning and didn't have to wait long to be seen. However, there were longer wait times if I scheduled later in the day. Overall, I would recommend. :-)
As for Dr Berdia, he took a dead tendon in my hand and attached it to another one to restore the function of my thumb. You don't realize how often you use your dominant thumb until you can't use it anymore. He has a calm, friendly bedside manner and patiently answered all of my questions before and after surgery, and through rehab. I am now nearly finished with physical therapy and am very happy with the results. The hand therapists in the Physical Therapy office on the other side of the waiting room are pretty awesome too.
He's one of the best hand surgeons, if not the best, in the world. If you have a hand problem, he's the man to see.
Dr. Berdia had terrible bedside manners. He spend about 2.5 minutes with me. I was told that a shoulder MRI was needed and that they had to get an approval from my insurance company. That was true, however it is three days later, and they have not contacted my insurance company yet. The Dr. was aware of the pain I was in at the time of my visit, nevertheless I was told that he had not turned in his clinical notes that would have been needed to get the approval for the MRI. This is the kind of medical service that no one should be exposed to. This is the 1st of what might a few reviews.
I have suffered with with sever Basal Joint Arthritis in both thumb joints. Dr Sunjay Berdia, repaired these with the tendon graft surgery. I work in a school kitchen and found lifting things painful and sometimes impossible. I now have full use of both thumbs after the surgery and physical therapy. In my opinion, Dr. Berdia is outstanding in his profession. Dr. Berdia always took the time to explain everything to me, I felt, comfortable and very satisfied with his care.
Very poor bedside manners. Little eye contact. Little time to answer questions.
Two weeks after beginning treatment for a fractured wrist, I am so dissatisfied with Dr.Berdia that I am in the process of finding another doctor. At the first visit my arm was put in a long cast, to be removed for further X Rays a week later. Removal of the cast was extremely difficult because of how poorly it was put on. It was so thick in places,cutting it off was difficult. It covered so much of my fingers, they could barely move. Worst of all, my hand was set in the cast at the wrong angle,rendering that hand totally useless. When I informed Dr. Berdia of my displeasure, I was told that the technician who did the first cast had been hired as a "trial interviewee" and had since been fired. Upon hearing this Iwas appalled to know that someone as in-experienced as that person would be allowed to perform such procedures on actual patients without any supervision. I'm sure that the 10 miserable days spent in that first cast could have been more pleasant, had I not been experimented on by a trial interviewee! Additionally, at the beginning of that first visit, I mentioned to him that my back was also injured as a result of the same fall that had injured my wrist. Well, without a moment's hesitation, and without asking any questions about the symptoms or even an examination, Dr, Burdia suggested that I purchase a $900.00 back brace. Hmmm! Well, I didn't. I had my back examined by another doctor who actually had it X Rayed, diagnosed a contusion, and after a few days of rest, my back is greatly improved.
I went to this doctor for shoulder pain which he diagnosed as shoulder impingement, possibly from a torn rotator cuff. When I asked if I could get an MRI to confirm, he told me I would need to come to 8 physical therapy treatments with his group before my insurance would cover an MRI. I called my insurance company and they informed me that this is never true for PPO insurance; I don't need a refferal to go anywhere or for any test. There is no way that the doctor does and his assitants don't know this. I called Dr Berdia and told his assitant, and she tried to convince me that I was wrong and that my insurance would not cover an MRI if I went before physical therapy. Even after telling her that I talked to the insurance company, she tried to convince me that I head them wrong. Bottom line... these people will lie to you if it makes them money. I prefer my doctors to have integrity and so will never go back and I recommend you consider a different doctor.
After three doctors and years of therapy, seven month ago today, I walked into Dr. Berdia office not feeling optimistic about the diagnosis or prognosis for my shoulder pain. within minutes Dr. Berdia diagnosis my problems and confirmed it with an MRI -- I had a tear in my rotator cuff. Within two weeks, Dr. Berdia repaired the tear in my rotator cuff and I was on my way to recovery. Today, my arm feels great and I owe it all to Dr. Berdia and the Physical Therapist that guided me through a painful recovery. Dr. Berdia is very honest and straight forward with me in explaining my problem and the treatment options to restore my reach, flexibility and strength in my right shoulder. Dr. Berdia was very patient and took time to answer all of my questions. Today, I have the full use of my arm and there is nothing that I cannot do with my right arm. Thank You Dr. Berdia
Fifth doctor I went to for hand pain. Only one who correctly diagnosed and fixed the problem. Oh thank heaven for Dr Berdia
Dr. Berdia was my orthopaedist for a broken finger. The pattern of the break required surgery to insert a pair of screws in order to ensure that the bone set properly.Though Dr. Berdia's diagnosis and recommendation for treatment were prompt and to the point, I was not impressed by his bedside manner. He rushed in and out of the exam room and was not receptive to questions.At my follow-up visit after the procedure, Dr. Berdia brought in a medical student or resident of some sort to observe. I had several questions, as I was going on a trip in a month's time and wanted to clarify what I could and could not do. Rather than answer my questions, Dr. Berdia just told me to come back in for another check-up. Worse, he seemed to forget that I was sitting in the room, treating my finger like a prop as he boasted to the medical student that he had "fixed it perfectly."For the record, I would be more willing to overlook the lack of a warm bedside manner if this were true, however my finger healed crookedly anyway. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
My son had elbow injury 3 month ago. The type of the fracture he had was very rare for his 14 year old age group. The previous doctors we saw recommend surgery immediately and referred us to Dr. Berdia. Under Dr. Berdias care, my son is now under the way to full recovery without any surgery! Because of Dr. Bedia, my son would not have to deal with the any possible complications caused by the surgery in the future. Thank you Dr. Berdia!
Dr. Berdia is a Master at his trade! He explains exactly what is wrong, what he hopes to correct, what he is uncertain about, and about future expectations. Very clear and precise! His follow-up to surgery is excellent!I was under the care of another doctor who did not properly care for my shattered wrist. During the second surgery by Dr. Berdia he reset my wrist and preformed a necessary tendon transplant. I now have almost complete use of my wrist, hand and finger, all thanks to Dr. Berdia!
He dperformed surgery on my hand and I was very pleased with his skill as a doctor.
Dr Berdia was able to repair my right hand with 3 badly dislocated fingers.
Best orthopedist I've ever had... and I've had plenty. The guy is a master of his trade. He consistently treats me professionally and respects my intelligence my giving me a clear diagnosis grounded in medical analysis. Spends plenty of time, patiently answers questions. I'm pleased with the surgery I got, and the surgery I didn't get (after discussing the possibility). Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Waited for long period, once I saw doctor he was in and out. I felt that he was very "routine" with me and did not give me much time to ask questions. Very disappointed after reading so many great reviews, just didn't see anything great.
The first time that I went to Dr. Berdia was for a broken and dislocated finger that another doctor said would not work right again. Dr. Berdia re-broke and reset my finger and I have perfect motion in it now. I have not had any other problems with it since. Since then I go to Dr. Berdia for all of my injuries old and new. In my cases they have worked magic. I highly recommend Dr. Berdia!!
I was a patient of Dr. Berdia for over a year. He is the best doctor that I have ever dealt with in my life. I wish that I had not moved so that he could see me for my other hand!