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I had Dr.Higgins for my R-shoulder. They sent me home after surgery with zero pain meds only Lyrica. I lost the first week of exercise because of it. My arm even now doesn't go as high as the left shoulder which was done by a better less full of himself surgeon. By the way there is no reason one has to wait 2 hours after your appointment to see him. Or any surgeon.Your time is valuable as is his, and he never understood that. Look to another hospital like an orthopedic hospital. Not far from Brigham. My new shoulder that he didn't do is fantastic and the wait to see this surgeon is no more than 30 minutes....

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flag | Submitted Aug. 11, 2014

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If you need a shoulder replacement DO YOUR HOMEWORK! I did mine and found Dr. Laurence Higgins at Brighams & Women's Hospital in Boston. Living in New Hampshire there were limited choices for this surgery. Ask the one question "how many of these total shoulder replacements have you done doctor?" In NH the answer was 3 or 4 not good enough for me! This week is my one year anniversary from the shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Higgins, there is nothing I cannot do I feel bionic. Dr. Higgins and his staff are brilliant medically, compassionate people that really care plus the best part is Dr. Higgins is a perfectionist he is everything you want in a surgeon. The only negative thing was waiting a couple hours for each appointment his office is always backed up. To have a talented surgeon like Dr. Higgins I would wait for days ~ thanks for being such a wonderful doctor ~ I'm pain free with a 100% range of motion shoulder. YES THEY CAN REBUILD YOU

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flag | Submitted July 21, 2014

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This doctor is very knowledgeable but his bedside manner skills are awful. I was an established patient there and was sent back after an event for reevaluation for another surgery. He disagreed with everything the other physician had said and just ignored the problem completely. I went to another hospital where my surgery was preformed and I am doing much better. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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flag | Submitted May 17, 2014

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DR. Higgins is the greatest orthopedic doctor in the world. he did a wonderful job on my shoulder. he treated me like I was he only patient, he made feel special, for that I was always be thankful. thanks so much doc Higgins

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flag | Submitted Jan. 6, 2014

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Top shoulder specialist in Boston. I was referred to him by another excellent, but more generalist orthopedics surgeon in Boston. I was happy I went. Be prepared to wait in waiting room for an hour or more, however.

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flag | Submitted March 31, 2013

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This is THE shoulder GOD!!!!!!! Not only is he a top of the line surgeon , he is also the most compassionate doctor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!! Seriously this man can perform miracles!!

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flag | Submitted March 4, 2013

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I feel like I’m a walking history for shoulder problems. I've had some of the best surgeons work on me including Pappas and Gill. But when it came time for a shoulder replacement, Dr. Higgins was by far the best choice of all. Following the surgery my quality of life improved immensely. I could golf and ski again with no pain! Then, two years after the replacement, I broke my arm skiing. Dr. Higgins put me back together again. He did a phenomenal job attaching the bone to the prosthesis and he expects a full recovery. Dr. Higgins’s team is phenomenal from the administrative assistants to the PAs and interns. All great, knowledgeable professionals

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flag | Submitted Feb. 26, 2013

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doctor Higgins in his staff are incredibleI can't say enough about doctor Higginshe make sure that you understand all his instructions he makes you feel at ease there is no nonsensehe takes the time to listenhis bedside manner is the besthe makes you feel so at ease and he talks to you not at you you can tell he really caresthere's so much more I could say but I just don't know how to put them in words he's that goodI recommend him to everyone I come across

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flag | Submitted Feb. 26, 2013

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I have been extremely impressed from the moment I met Dr. Higgins, his PA and the entire staff. Dr. Higgins was very compassionate and extremely realisitic in the expectations I shoul dhave regarding the surgery and rehab for my rotator cuff. My progress has been amazing, only 7 weeks out. Dr. Higgins has a great bedside manner, takes the time necessary to answer all of your questions and genuinely cares. I am in the medical field and have the utmost respect for Dr. Higgins and his entire staff. This includes his fellows, Jonathan his PA and Maria,his administrative assistant.

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flag | Submitted Feb. 7, 2013

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I HAD MY SHOULDER REPLACED IN 2008. Follow UP PROVED A GOOD FIT... 2009,I went home to help with my father.2011,back to Boston needing help.Dr.Toczlowski(orig.Dr.) found I had really abused the shoulder.Rebuilding the mess I had made..Dr.Higgins came to the rescue. I told him..I would return to Ohio to be with my dad.He removed the socket...gave me therapy script..understood why I would probably mess it up...AGAIN. Blue Sky in Ohio,worked it hard.Came back after the funeral..an emotional wreck.Not to mention my shoulder..yes I messed it up worse than the first time!I am such a good patient!Dr.Higgins understood.He knew if I had time again with my dad..I would do it all over again.Once again he was in for fun.11,2012,one more round.It was not the easiest replacement.(I feel twice).1,2013, new bone growth,healed fracture,and for me,Dr.s reaction was wonderful.I do know how much compassion,dedication,and understanding he and his staff have.Thank you for all you have done. ,

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flag | Submitted Jan. 17, 2013



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