Dr. Fadi Tarazi

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Burnaby, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Hospital: Burnaby Hospital
Phone:604-294-8209
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. Fadi Tarazi has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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RID: 3586278
25/10/13 5 5 5 5 Amazing doctor! Fixed a botched surgery done by Dr. Parfitt. I'm very active and would have been left a cripple unable to run for the rest of my life, if I hadn't seen him.  Respond
RID: 1661997
 
15/12/11 3 3 2 2 I decided to go to a private clinic for shoulder surgery after having doubts about the procedure [open bankart] suggested by him. I was told by another surgeon: "I don't know what they are doing in Burnaby, but may-be his skills need to get updated. Arthroscopic surgery is international standard now. What Dr. Tarazi suggested used to be the standard. I wouldn't want to get treated by him." The difference for me would’ve been 8-10 months recovery versus 3-6 with arthroscopic surgery. Less invasive procedure can also mean much less pain and pain killers which have lots of side effects. Summary: I have lots of respect for Dr. Tarazi's due to his skills. I was also told that he knows arthroscopy. It's worth it discussing with him what procedure you prefer.  Respond
RID: 1525136
29/08/11 4 3 4 5 Dr. Tarazi did refer me to a private MRI at the False Creek Clinic which cost me $500 but it expedited my surgery and was worth it for me. (I got the call from St. Paul's for my MRI two days after my surgery and over 7m after my referral.) Dr. Tarazi did seem a little rushed when I saw him but he knows his stuff and on surgery day he was awesome with his bedside manner. He rebuilt my knee ligaments with some of my hamstring and three years later I refer to that knee as my bionic knee! He also was respectful of my refusal of some of the pain meds and the nerve block in my leg on surgery day. I told him I didn't need it and he did not push it. Most of all I cannot thank him enough for the amazing job he did on my knee! You should see me kick the soccer ball now!  Respond
RID: 1510506
11/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tarazi did an excellent job on my ACL reconstruction, I had a great experience not only dealing with him during my follow up appointments and before surgery, but also Karen (the receptionist) was very helpful and kind. Very highly recommended if you require knee surgery!  Respond
RID: 1505909
07/08/11 5 5 5 5 awesome,fast, ontime,and very clean and nice work on my knee ( ACL repair).it is look like ,I cut my leg when I was shaving.  Respond
RID: 1475831
29/06/11 5 5 5 5 Had an excellent experience in all categories. Did an ACL revision, after the first one went bad, performed by another surgeon. He is very personable, and was at my bedside before and after the procedure.  Respond
RID: 1469201
21/06/11 4 4 5 5 Dr. Tarazi is a pleasure to have as a treating orthopedic physician. His manner is exemplary and he is a credit to the medical profession. I have not had the luxury of dealing with such an informative and pleasant doctor in many, many years. He goes to lengths to make himself available to his patients and takes whatever time is needed to make sure that he is thorough in his analysis and provides complete knowledgable feedback.  Respond
RID: 1308070
06/12/10 4 4 5 5 Saw him at WCB and he give me sound advice. I have yet to have my knee worked on, I am still walking and until it gets that bad...I want to avoid the knife...as it would be. Saw him some 3 times at Work Safe over my knee and MRI results and so on. Friendly made me feel more at ease when I was near glued to the ceiling from fear of the unknown.  Respond
RID: 1254351
20/09/10 5 5 5 5 Had my ligament reattached to my rotator cuff with some bone spur removed ob April 22 2010 .Dr Tarazi warned me about the pain in advance, I was were impressed with the procedure ,he had to cut through my tattoos I thought it would be a mess ,after the 2 weeks the bandages' came off, the tattoos were inline with very little touch up to do. I found Dr Tarazi and Karen to be very professional ,it shows the kind of work Dr Tarazi does with little scaring I am glad I had to argue with WCB after my family Doctor Gave me the referral to see Dr Tarazi .WCB wanted me to see one of their Doctors Thank you for the great job you did  Respond
RID: 1125779
11/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tarazi & his receptionist were wonderful. They helped me through and answered all my questions & kept me smiling. The acl reconstruction was a great success and i'm always getting compliments on my knee from other medical professionals. I have since referred other patients to him.  Respond
RID: 1084752
20/01/10 5 4 5 5 Tarazi's office is amazing, receptionist Karen new the importance to get my ACL surgery in Sep 2008 everything went great. I reinjured my knee in Nov 09 playing soccer they fit me in right away and arranged the MRI with in 4 weeks, I have a inside meniscus tear. Having my surgery 10 days after the results came back. All of this was done through the medical system. He really understands his patients needs. Dr. Tarazi explains everything that is going to happen.  Respond
RID: 1035389
16/11/09 5 5 5 5 Doctor Tarazi is truly a lifesaver he has changed my life forever, Karen the amazing receptionist was so helpful she knows how to go the extra mile for her patients.Thanks Doctor Tarazi and Karen.  Respond
RID: 1031721
11/11/09 3 5 4 4 Dr Tarazi was very friendly and the initial consult was fine, but I should have asked more questions regarding the PVNS procedure. I later looked it up on Google to discover the real seriousness of this procedure. There was unfortunately a 2 week delay after my consult, as I was'nt given the proper consent paperwork from FCSC that my work place & I needed sign and faxed back. This caused quite a bit of stress. Dr Tarazi's Receptionist, Karen was delightful and we seemed to connect as friends over the phone. She kept me informed and made this stressful experiance much easier. The day of the operation, everything went well. The staff were professional and kept my informed while I had an epidural for the procedure so I could observe the operation inside my knee on the scope's monitor. We discovered that my condition was not as serious as PVNS but Cynovial Ostiochonromatosis. The recovery is going alot faster than anticipated, with no complications so far. Thank you Fadi and FCSC. Joseph  Respond
RID: 913238
15/06/09 3 4 5 5 He is really good, did my ACL surgery just this january. Had some complications but he was really quick to respond and is always very nice and caring about my concerns. I am now recovered and my leg is back to normal. I highly reccomend this doctor!!  See Responses
RID: 864068
17/04/09 4 5 5 5 Always upbeat, helpful,explains everything. I heard great things about him from nursing friends and he took time to talk to family after surger, etc.  Respond
RID: 799687
25/02/09 5 5 5 5 Absolutely the ONLY doctor that I have ever trusted with my health. After 7 years in UBC sprots medicine clinic with the "best" doctor in Canada, telling me there was nothing wrong, Dr. Terazi was the only guy that could fix this problem with my knees. If you have traveled a long highway of doctors that have not listened to you, I employ you to beg for his help and relieve your pain, you and your health deserve it.  Respond
RID: 783781
06/02/09 5 5 5 5 Great humerous doctor who saved me from a debilitating botched surgery by Dr. Parfitt of Vernon.  Respond
RID: 778735
01/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tarazi and Margerie changed my life. I will forever be gratefull to the two of them. They were fun, and played harmless tricks on me, that made me feel welcome. They refered to me as their Star patient, and never once tried to talk me into private care, instead worked me through the system and fixed my extremely damaged shoulder. He stayed late to visit with me when i came out of surgery, and checked in on me through out my recouvery. I still say he was the best thing to happen to me  Respond
RID: 773623
26/01/09 5 5 5 5 Great Surgen- Did a surgery on my knee- Amazing job - Great recovery- I started walking within 2 days-  Respond
RID: 764318
14/01/09 5 5 5 5 Stayed late to see me and answered all my questions. Didnt hesitate to respond to more questions I had. Very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  Respond
RID: 677032
01/09/08 3 5 5 5 Had my shoulder done and have been great since. Good sense of humour and on time.  Respond
RID: 652313
31/07/08 1 1 1 1 He's a waste of time and money. told me my crippling problem was arthritic and nothing could be done. wrong. i saw dr. regan who fixed my problem with surgery. don''t see this doctor unless you like to spend money on terrible medical advice. 
Paid (or co-pay): $500
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RID: 580782
02/05/08 2 4 1 3 Rude. Dismissive. Told me about problems with MSP system, tried to get me to pay for private surgery. I've heard that he tells patients that MSP waiting list is super long, but you "deserve better" and should have your surgery done at False Creek Surgical Center. I didn't think that he cared. His secretary also tried to get me to do the surgery privately. I've heard that other surgeons locally are better.  Respond
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