Dr. Danny Goel

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Burnaby, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Phone:604-437-9600
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Profile updated 17/11/11    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Danny Goel 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: 5187714
17/02/14 4 4 4 5 Just had my consultation with Dr Danny Goel.He was kind.Booked another ultrasound for my right shoulder.  Respond
RID: 3627352
 
08/12/13 2 2 2 2 Dr. Goel was referred to me through my insurance company after my MRI should significant damage to my shoulder. After 2 visits with Dr. Goel, his reports back to the insurance company were completely the opposite for what he told me face to face in my meetings with him. This has cause major confusion and continual delays in my surgery and future recovery. I have now refused all further treatment with Dr. Goel and now have to enter the public sector and further delays. Dr. Goel is completely untrustworthy and does not have his patients best interests as a priority. I have since seen 2 other specialists and both are amazed at Dr. Goels reports and false treatment procedures. I would not recommend Dr. Goel unless you get other opinions to compare his reports to. 
Insurance: Medicaid / Medi-Cal
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RID: 2856670
15/09/13 5 5 5 5 He is awesome. He changed my life with surgery in my arm. I had never use my arm in my life before surgery . Thanks and appriciate so much in the rest of my life 
Insurance: Medicaid / Medi-Cal
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RID: 2716950
24/07/13 5 5 4 5 i had rotator cuff surgery on May 7 2013, It is now July 24 2013 and im back to work, full lifting Dr Goel did an awesome job repairing me, thx again Doc. Darren 
Insurance: Workers Comp
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RID: 2644719
 
09/05/13 1 1 1 1 I had arthroscopic surgery of my shoulder labrum with Dr.Goel. I had hesitations about him from the very beginning, as he rushed through every meeting and did not take a compassionate approach to his initial assessments. After receiving the surgery it literally felt like I was packed up and sent on my way with literal direction or understanding of what was to happen in the following months. In the first followup assessment he wrote a chicken scratch note indicating what limitations the physiotherapist had in terms of active and passive range of motion. He gave no direction during the first followup meeting nor did he during the next 4 meetings. Some of his assessments literally took about 1 minute, during which it seemed as though his only interest was to get my in and out of his office as quickly as humanly possible. His bed-side manners and attentiveness to actually helping his clients leaves much to be desired, and I would not use him again in the future for any procedures.  See Responses
RID: 2638362
02/05/13 3 5 5 5 Dr. Goel is AWESOME!! He was the first after 4 others to actually look,feel and ask about my shoulder. Very impressed with him. Trying to get reports from the office via fax to fax to my Dr has taken WAY too long though!! 
Insurance: Workers Comp
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RID: 2080354
 
24/04/12 2 2 2 2 Even though the office is open from 9-5 (8hours) they only answer the phone from 10-12 and 2-4 (4hrs)... useless. You always have to wait a long time to get in, 15 to 20 minutes minimum past the time you had an appointment for. ONe time I waited for nearly 45 minutes while the doctors stood around discussing upcoming renovations to the reception area and where to put a wall... BRUTAL! IMHO, the Dr. rushes his assessment and doesn't seem to care. My shoulder MRI report clearly reveals a complete labrum tear yet instead of lining up a surgery (which 2 seperate other doctors say has to happen) he opted instead to send me to a neurologist?!? I've now been waiting for almost 2 months to hear from him on a follow-up. Do not go to this guy for shoulders!  Respond
RID: 2004905
10/04/12 5 5 5 5 Best in BC. Repaired my broken hip. Now consulting on Frozen Shoulder.  Respond
RID: 1684140
11/01/12 5 5 5 5 I saw Dr. Goel from April 2011 until presently. He performed a arthroscopic debridement and acromioplasty in November. I am now 6 weeks post-op and the pain that I had before my surgery has now almost completley resolved. Dr. Goel is an amazing doctor and took the time to answer all my questions. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs help with their shoulders.  Respond
RID: 1654070
06/12/11 4 4 5 5 First impression... very good. Seemed to be genuinely interested in fixing my shoulder. Told me what he thought, what to do in the meantime and what the next steps were going to be. We'll see if this rating changes as I move towards surgery and recovery.  Respond
RID: 1558772
11/10/11 5 5 5 5 I had a 100% tear of subscapularis tendon.I had surgery by Dr. Goel in April 2011, approx 6 weeks after my first visit with Dr. Goel.I am very happy with the surgery that he performed. He was friendly, knowledgeable and I did not wait very long for any of my appointments. I was back golfing 4 1/2 months after surgery.  Respond
RID: 1497384
27/07/11 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Goel to be professional and courteous. He has been helpful in resolving issues as they arise.  Respond
RID: 1464056
 
14/06/11 3 2 3 2 I had had an arthroscopic shoulder decompression surgery by another surgeon, but was still experiencing pain due to the remaining calcium in my shoulder. After examination and an MRI Dr. Goel recommended radial shockwave therapy to break up the calcium. I had already heard that radial shockwave therapy has a low success rate. I learned later that it is contra-indicated if you have a rotator cuff tear (and my MRI showed a small rotator cuff tear in my shoulder.) In addition, I felt rushed in our consultation – he was late and maybe was trying to make up time. To read more about my story about shoulder pain, non-surgical options, the health system, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and what to expect after surgery see my blog at http://shoulderpain-and-surgery.blogspot.com/  See Responses
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