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Dr. Ginty might be good at the slice and dice (Shoulder repair in Sept) - my scars are minimal and the actual 'surgical' end of it was success (repair fixed, bone spur removed, scars small) but that's where it ends for me. I was told of 1 possible complication and that's potential nerve damage by accidentally cutting it during procedure - every surgery has its risks - but I was never counselled or informed about things like frozen shoulder, winged scapula, ulna nerve entrapment. Never did he discuss physio with me - who to go to, where, how often. My instructions were: sling on 24 hours a day (I could take it off once in a while if watching tv or seated for a little bit but that's all) zero movement and at 6 weeks I could take it off and throw it out - oh, and come back in 6 weeks (after day 3 post surgical follow up). Ok.

Looked up a bunch of different physio clinics, no idea what I really am looking for as I've never needed physio and am not sure if I do now, but it seems like a good idea. Found one, started at week 5 with some passive movement, stretches... continued on for several weeks incorporating accupuncture & massage as well.

By week 6, when I've got my appt. for follow up - that got delayed by 2 weeks by his office for whatever reason... I am OUT OF MY MIND in pain. I can't sleep. Can't rest. Can't stand. Can't sit without being in the worse arm, elbow, shoulder and blade pain in my life. I'm chewing pain killers like candy... taking up to 16 naproxen per day on top of perscrip. meds, sleeping pills, creams like voltaren and rub a535, as well as heat and ice. OUT OF MY MIND. End up in the ER where they treated me like a junkie. Had a consult with a Chiro who said I had ribs out (omg, No.) Physio didn't help - but still went. See my family Doc who agrees that something seriously wrong.

Back to Ginty - at the 8 week post op mark. He walks in and I begin to cry. No word of a lie. I'm bawling. He asks me if I still smoke. I say yes. Though not much. He says, in the most arrogant tone I've ever heard, that I have frozen shoulder, that my physio therapists don't know what they are doing and it's also because I smoke. Hands me a scrip for anti inflammatory's and says come back in 6 weeks. That's it. No referrals to a physio - which I have to pay for by the way because this was not a work injury & I don't have benefits and OHIP doesn't cover non over night surgical patients who are under the age of 65 or 19yrs... That's it.

I've fired my physio team. Have had to research exercises for each nerve in my arm running through my shoulder to help me recover from the labrum surgery, the frozen shoulder, my winged scapula (my shoulder blade sticks out huge) and the ulna nerve which causes my elbow and fingers an immeasurable amount of pain. With no help. No referrals - no nothing.

Let me say this- on a BAD day - pre surgery - I'm fitter than Ginty all day long. I run over 15 miles a week, I do yoga, weights, play baseball and other sports. Yep I smoke - but I am also the fastest healer I know, the least sick person I've ever met. I don't drink much (maybe 2 glasses of wine every other week, if that), don't take medications or drugs, I eat right... and he's going to tell me it's my fault? Sorry. As my surgeon it was your responsibility to see if I had access to physio, what to look for in physio, recomendations on where to go, a discussion about the possibility of frozen shoulder and other complications and how to stretch etc post surgery. At the very least - when I showed up crying - to not blame me and a referal to some sports medicine perhaps?

Not a fan.

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flag | Submitted Jan. 27, 2015

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He is awful. Completely screwed up my husbands hand. Was ready to send us home after removing my husbands cast despite his hand being 5 times the size. It was the nurse who whispered that "perhaps we should send him to the hand clinic" at which point mr Ginty turned at looked at my husbands hand and without skipping a beat responds "yeah - you can do that". Moments later after going to the speak to the receptionist at the hand clinic desk to make an appointment she nearly fell off her chair and rushed us in to see someone right away. Mr Ginty is awful - run run away if he is your doctor at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. TRUST ME!

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flag | Submitted Oct. 17, 2014

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My husband had hip surgery in 2009 and it did not go well. After recuperating from the operation itself, he ended up in much more pain than before the surgery. Repeated follow ups with Dr. Ginty yielded nothing. Finally - and this is typical of his rather cold bedside manner - we were told, 'well you were the one in 10,000 that goes wrong.' And that was it. Not even any sympathy or understanding. Now, 5 years later, spinal surgery has completely resolved my husband's pain issues, but unfortunately with no thanks to Dr. Ginty. Not recommended.

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flag | Submitted Aug. 6, 2014

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Dr Ginty changed my life with 2 Total Knee Replacements. I do almost anything I want pain free. His quite nature at the office shouldn't be confused with being aloof or arogant. I think he just prefers the actual hospital work of making perfect joints. He is very helpful and patient, with a minimum of words. Dr Ginty is legendary at Oakville. (the other orthopod is a legend in his own mind, I hear.) I would recommend him very highly. Kathy, his assistant, is very organized, busy and efficient; to the extreme of coming off curt and dismissive. She could try to emmulate her boss.

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flag | Submitted Nov. 16, 2012

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Dr. Ginty has just complete my second arthrosope on my knees. One {right } done in Feb. and second complete Monday. I have always found him to be very caring, understanding, and professional. He has a quiet helpful bedside manner and is always willing to answer any question without judgement. Due to his skill and care knee replacement for me is a long distance way.

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flag | Submitted April 7, 2011

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Dr. Ginty is professional, easy to talk to and uses his time wisely. He has performed 6 surgeries on my knees and not only do my knees feel good bur the scaring is minimal

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flag | Submitted April 5, 2011

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I broke my left ankle severely with a simple fall down four steps in my house. Dr. Ginty preformed a surgery with screws and a plate. After four weeks I was able to walk slowly without the aircast. I am amazed at my recovery and lack of pain. Thank you Dr. Ginty. I was in good hands.

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flag | Submitted Dec. 30, 2010

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SO FAR I HAVE ONLY HAD A CONSULTATION WITH DR. GINTY BUT I FOUND HIM TO BE PATIENT, CARING AND PROFESSIONAL. HE ANSWERED ALL MY STUPID QUESTIONS WITHOUT ONCE GIVING ME THE "LOOK". THE LOOK THAT TELLS YOU YOU ARE DELAYING HIS GOLF GAME. NOW IF ONLY HE WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT RECEPTIONIST.

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flag | Submitted Dec. 17, 2010

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I've been delighted with the treatment that I've received. He's very professional, knowledgeable and shows a genuinely concern for his patient's well-being. He did a great job on my torn rotator cuff and recently did what he could to repair a labrul tear in my hip, Excellent Ortho!

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flag | Submitted Nov. 13, 2009

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I had an ACL reconstruction with Dr. Ginty, he got me in very quick through a cancellation, I'm a semi-pro baseball player and post surgery I had a fast recovery time, I was able to pitch off flat ground after 4 months and able to pitch in a game after 6 months.

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flag | Submitted Sept. 10, 2009



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