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Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on November 13th, 2015
My Dr. for disk replacement surgery
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on August 1st, 2014
I was initially taken aback by Dr. Orisek because he initially came across as quite young and therefor (I thought) possibly inexperienced; but I could not have been more mistaken. He definitely look very young for his age; but I've really come to believe that Dr. Orisek's relative youth has provided him with an education most in line with current surgical disk replacement technology. Dr. Orisek took his time to carefully evaluate me along with answering all of my questions. Anyone complaining about waiting too long for their appointments with Dr. Orisek are just selfish human beings. Keep in mind that this doctor is doing a good job and I'm personally glad that he puts his patients diagnosis and treatment before his (or their) schedule. Any doctor that's able to stay on schedule is depriving their patients of something to be able to do that; and I'd sure hate to have my "surgeon" doing that!!!
Absolutely the best!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on July 19th, 2013
I have had a cervical disc replacement and a lumbar fusion and I would not want any other doctor doing the procedures! He saw me at my worst, showed and explained the various films and what steps were necessary to make me better. He is casual, warm and welcoming. So, you have to wait a bit but he is so worth it. I am forever grateful to this fantastic doctor.
Dr. Orisek--someone who lacks people skills
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on March 24th, 2013
I was most displeased with my visit to Dr. Orisek. He is definitely in need of better bedside manners. He was terrible! His personality and attire were dull and non-professional in nature. We sat in the lobby for 1 hour 45 minutes before we were ushered into a screening room where we sat 20 more minutes before he entered. He finally entered the room and began asking questions, then he abruptly left for some reason, and did not close the door behind him when he returned. Our conversation was open to those who waled by the room. Terrible! He barely listened to me explain my symptoms, and surprisingly, he did not take any time to examine me. He made me feel as if I was an intrusion to his busy day. He never smiled, and he made me feel like an unwelcomed patient. Perhaps he does not relate to people of color. Nonetheless, I left the office feeling horrible. I will never return to him. Moreover, if I did return to his office, it is his practice to have his Physician Assistant, who was not in the room during the initial consultation, to meet with the patient. Why would a doctor refer a patient to his PA without the PA being in the room during the initial consultation? I don't want to meet with a PA after telling everything about me to Orisek. Orisek is the worse doctor I've ever encountered anywhere! Minimally, I hope he improves his beside manners. Does he really care about his patients. He has a long way to go to become personable and knowledgeable professional and . And encourage Orisek to wear clothes becoming of a doctor, not that of a hippie! I wasted my time visiting this doctor. Don't let the same thing happened to you. Find someone else.
Dr. Orisek is "Mr. Wonderful"
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on November 20th, 2011
What I like about Dr. Orisek is he is direct and doesn't sugar coat anything. You're not left to read between the lines with him. Dr. Orisek is caring, and although at first I thought he wasn't 'soft enough', I've come to appreciate him so much. He DOES care. He just tends to stick to the facts and 'keep it real.'I had a neck surgery in which I thought the scar would look ugly. I had seen another woman who had the surgery from a different Dr, and the scar didn't look so well. My scar looks AMAZING. My neck and shoulders and arms feel 'free.'I was told by another Dr. "Dr. Orisek is Mr. Wonderful." I absolutely agree. Fantastic Dr. His staff at first didn't seem real friendly, but perhaps it takes building a bit of a rapport with them. Now I love the staff and they go above and beyond to get things done. (Even if it means meeting Dr. Orisek on the weekend to get urgent paperwork signed.)I would absolutely recommend Dr. Orisek in a heartbeat. I'm blessed to have him as my Dr.
previous patient 2008
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on July 23rd, 2011
Was referred by my pain management Dr. H. Phil the PA was great office staff mostly nice. Had fusion done. Prior to surgery I was on kadian & morphineI got dilaudid drip post surgery but when nurses needed to move IV they couldn't get a vein. I decided to go home on oral meds since I could be home w/ hubby. The night prior to release Dr. Orisek came in said I was going home with vicodin. I couldn't believe with all my pain and coming off dilaudid he'd give me vicidin. He said "you're overmedicated". Went home 8 hours later was in ER. Pain dr put me back on morphine. FYI: surgery failed seeing new dr for si joint fusion. Pain not coming from my back. I didn't need fusion.
Wait time very long
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on May 31st, 2011
waited for over 90 mins. It took over a month to get a consultation visit. However during appt. Dr Orisek provide good info, spent a lot of time discussing history and symptoms and analyzing my MRIs and x-rays. Weighed benefits and risks of possible treatment options and actually told me that the disc replacement operation had more risk than benefit in my situation. So baised on that I believe he is straight forward and honest.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on May 18th, 2010
I've had surgery many years ago so I kind of knew what I was in for. Dr. Orisek and his PA Phil were excellent in their care. They explained everything to me and Phil even reassured me before and after the surgery. Dr.'s staff, Jasmin was amazing. I wish I could hire her. She is the surgery coordinator and is excellent at getting all the paperwork and testing done in a timely fashion. Christine was a delight to work with and the receptionist, I don't know your name, was so sweet and kind. EVERYONE there is just wonderful.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on July 8th, 2009
DR ORISEK IS A WONDERFUL DR, HE HAS TREATED ME FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS ALSO MY SON. HE HAS A GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER, SPENDS MORE TIME WITH YOU THAN ANY OTHER DR I HAVE EVER SEEN
He's a great doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on June 8th, 2009
I have gone to 5 different surgeons for my back problem and have chose Dr. Orisek to do my surgery. I have complete trust and confidence in his skill as a surgeon. He has great bedside manner
Don't Waste Your Time
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on August 27th, 2008
I had to make several calls to try to schedule an appointment. You cannot talk live to anyone - they have to call you back. The person who finally called back was very rude and yelled at me because my other doctor had not sent paperwork yet. I chose not to use this doctor based upon my initial interaction with his staff. If a doctor allows his staff to be rude and condescending to new patients, then he doesn't deserve my business.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Philip J Orisek - Posted on September 26th, 2017
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