Dr. Joseph Aferzon MD Patient Reviews

  • General Surgery Portland, CT

Overall Rating

3.0
  • 21 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

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21 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    38%
  • Great
    10%
  • Good
    5%
  • Poor
    10%
  • Bad
    38%
  • Friendly Staff
  • Promptness
  • Wait Time 21.8 minutes
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Bedside Manner
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

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5.0 of 5
July 19th, 2016
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10 minutes
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Dr. Aferzon helped me get back to living a healthy life, pain free.
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4.0 of 5
April 30th, 2016
Artificial disc with fusion surgery- Miracle neurosurgeon!
Wait time
15 minutes
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He is impossible to get in touch with to make changes to medication or get the appropriate refill on time. He is the best neurosurgeon out there in my opinion! I could not be more grateful for his expertise and talent. He has developed an artificial disc that has rid me of my back pain after over 20 years of suffering. I am so lucky to have been a candidate for that surgery. I gave him 4 stars because of being impossible to get any response from him. I have been unable to get a refill on time, twice now. I just had the 360 fusion, my prescription says take (1) every 6 hours. I see him in 30 days but he only gave me "20 days", says the bottle. . His staff said, there is "nothing they can do, and I had to wait to see him in 12 days." I have the worst nerve pain in my left leg and he never discussed reducing the pain medication. I am taking a very small dose too. Increasing the Gabapentin for nerve pain, which is standard for that medication has not happened yet. I think that would be the most helpful, yet I have to "wait for 12 more days"? It makes no sense to leave people in this much pain, after such an invasive surgery. 3 days without any pain medication may land me in the ER. Now I had to stop my, "walking with a cane" therapy, because it increases the pain in my left leg and foot every step after the first 50 feet. That is the only problem I have with this office. It is frustrating and it should not be happening. We deserve better after care.
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1.0 of 5
April 13th, 2016
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Very thorough doctor. Knowledgeable and caring, really takes his time to explain what is going on.
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1.0 of 5
March 27th, 2016
R.N.
I fully agree with review of 3/15. My experience was 8 years ago. When I expressed concern about the planned procedure his staff refused to get clarification for me. I cancelled the surgery and walked out.
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1.0 of 5
August 3rd, 2015
Wait time
56 minutes
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HE SAYS WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO BELIVE THEN LIES. HIS STAFF IS UNPROFESSIONAL LIKE HIM. I AM SORRY I EVER SEE HIM WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. THE ONLY WAY THESE DOCTORS MAKE MONEY IS TO CUT YOU IT IS A SHAME WE PUT OUR TRUST IN THEM,AND NOW LIVE IN PAIN.
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1.0 of 5
February 17th, 2017
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1.0 of 5
February 16th, 2017
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1.0 of 5
November 12th, 2016
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5.0 of 5
July 27th, 2016
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5.0 of 5
July 18th, 2016
Wait time
20 minutes
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3.0 of 5
March 10th, 2016
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1.0 of 5
March 9th, 2016
Wait time
5 minutes
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