Dr. John Cinats


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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Practice: Cinats John G Dr
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 24 reviews. Dr. John Cinats has an excellent 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: 2600474
26/03/13 5 2 2 5 Dr Cinats is a great surgeon. I suppose I received the standard treatment: long wait to get there, and about 10 seconds of consultation. I had a whole list of questions, but no time to ask. In consequence, I went allong with the surgery that I probably shouldn't have and am living with the consequences.  Respond
RID: 2549129
02/02/13 5 4 5 5 I was refered to Dr. Cinats by a sports medicine doctor after 1.5 years of unsuccessful physio following an injury. I was unable to straighten my leg or go about daily activities without excessive swelling. Two MRI's showed swelling, but nothing else. I wasn't sure if he would even operate. I met with him and he examined my knee and thought surgery would help. It was a long wait to get into to see him (7 months) and he normally has a 12 month waitlist for surgery, but bumped me up since I had been dealing with this for so long. I had to miss my first surgery date because I had a bad cold, but they were able to get me in 2 1/2 weeks later! He came by to see me before surgery to review everything again. The first post-op appointment is a long wait (they warn you ahead), but the second was quicker. He gave me as much time off work as I needed to be ready to go back. The surgery exceeded my expectations and I am finally able to walk with a straight leg again! Dr. Cinats is my hero. 
Insurance: AHC
RID: 2518563
02/01/13 4 1 3 4 Dr. Cinats is a great doctor, if he feels you are worth his time. He did one surgery on me the problem has persisted he has now referred me to another surgeon for a second opinion, although it has been months and I have not heard back from his office. I'm not even sure what the referral is for as he doesn't take the time to explain what is going on. He is very busy but still a minute of explanation would be helpful. Hopefully my story has a good ending as I would really like Dr. Cinats to operate again on my knee as I'm not sure what the alternative is?  See Responses
RID: 2509041
22/12/12 5 5 5 5 Saved my fathers life and will be eternally grateful to this man. I had him commended by the medical board. When know one knew what was wrong with my dad, he didn't hesitate to put him into surgery instantly, to find out what was going on. My father had necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease) . After many surgeries and 6 weeks in the hospital my father is alive! He didn't even lose his arm or any body parts!! 99% of people who contact this disease die!! My father didn't because dr. Cinats is a genius!  Respond
RID: 2081809
25/04/12 5 4 5 5 I have had numberous knee surgeries, and gone through a few surgeons. Dr. Cinats is THE BEST knee surgeon there is. I even went to Colorado to have treatment before I was able to get in to see Cinats. If you can get in to see him - do it  Respond
RID: 1803229
26/03/12 4 2 1 4 Dr. Cinats is the reason that I have not recieved a much needed Knee Surgery to date. He told me he couldn't take me for over a year. I consulted a private HC Doctor due to the need for the use of my leg. Then returned to see Dr. cinats who then said he would refer me to Dr. Otto for a second opinion. Never heard back from either office. Had to pay 11000$ for private Surgery and still require a second procedure which Dr. Cinats is refusing to perform. Cannot get in to see anyone now because of this. Not helpful. Wish he would have been a little more understanding, it has been since Oct. 2010 since the accident that ruined my knee.  Respond
RID: 1434550
06/05/11 5 5 5 5 Since 1990 I have had approx. 11 knee surgeries. My previous orthapedic surgeon then decided to refer my on to Dr.Cinats for a second opinion....the best decision ever!! Since then I had knee surgery with Dr. Cinats in 2003 and since that time have had no major problems. Unfortunately due to a tragic bycycle accident recently I ended up having to have more knee surgery as of this spring 2011. Thank-you Dr. Cinats to the awesome doctor that you are...from your caring compassionate side to getting your patients in for MRI's or cortisone injections asap. I took the time to read his biography and was absolutely amazed as to his education credentials / experience that he has obtained over the years. I believe that to be a successful doctor one has to be gifted and very dedicated in the passion of what they do and I believe thats why Dr. Cinats is the awesome doctor that he is.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1264964
04/10/10 5 2 5 5 Love Dr. Cinats! I saw him today for a cortisone injection. He's the nicest man and great at his job.  Respond
RID: 1177106
26/05/10 5 1 5 5 Had ACL surgery 5 weeks ago. The prodedure went well and experienced no pain whatsoever during the past five weeks. Dr. Cinats is a man of few words but you get all of the information you need if you ask. Overall a good experience. The 2-3 hours in the waiting room on subsequent visits is brutal, but unfortunately, that's the system.....  Respond
RID: 1146437
09/04/10 4 5 5 5 It was my first visit to see Dr.Cinats;what a gentleman! He is the most polite, unassuming and informative doctor I have ever seen. He clearly explained the state of my injury and the options that are available to me. Keep up the good work, Dr.Cinats  Respond
RID: 1119550
03/03/10 5 5 5 5 caring calm good natured great listener great eyecandy awesome alround dr. and person  Respond
RID: 1114524
25/02/10 3 3 5 5 Dr Cinats did a knee replacement on me last week. The wait was long, but it always is when you see a specialist. I felt well cared for and he did a great job with the knee. Thank you Dr Cinats!!!  Respond
RID: 1110392
19/02/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cinats rebuilt my body after a bad accident many years ago. I've been eternally grateful for his high standard of performance. One could do much worse than dealing with Dr. Cinats.  Respond
RID: 1088705
25/01/10 4 4 5 5 The best in the west, Dr, Cinats has been my doctor since 1995, has proformed 6 knee surgeries.He tells you like it is and to the point. Great guy too  Respond
RID: 831405
16/03/09 4 3 4 5 He has performed 2 ACL'S on me. He was to the point. Does not beat around the bush. Long wait to see him. That's what you get when you see a specialist. He is one of the best. Would you rather wait for the best or see the other guy ?????  Respond
RID: 683682
12/09/08 3 4 5 5 Great Doctor! Had knee surgery and it went very well, all the physio people and doctors that I saw after said it looked like one of the best surgeries they had seen!!  Respond
RID: 373084
25/07/07 2 2 2 5 Called me by a wrong name every time I went in to visit him. He called me Betty Lou 10 minutes before he was going to reconstruct my knee. Not very reassuring. He's always overbooked and can never get into him. Sitting in his office for 45 min and then getting 10 words out of him is hardly worth it.  Respond
RID: 206927
05/07/07 4 5 5 The best in his field! Always tells it like it is and is quite humorous, although not sure if he means to be! I have been to may surgeons in the area, and none are as good as him. Takes time to explain things, and even tries to explain x-rays to patients. There is no better than him  Respond
RID: 356416
29/06/07 5 3 5 5 Dr. Cinats is a great surgeon. Recently had knee surgery performed, follow-up procedure was great, felt comfortable with his diagnosis, and recommendations, and give me options so choice was mine. Woould recommend him to others who require a knowledgablable orthopedic surgeon.  Respond
RID: 327800
24/05/07 5 5 5 Absolutely professional. Very well known, liked and a great surgeon. Have been to him for knee issues and he researches well before doing anything. While the wait for any surgeon these days is very long. I am glad he was able to help me in the end.  Respond
RID: 309432
04/05/07 4 5 5 Dr Cinats is great, never afraid to tell you like it is, respectful of his patients and he listens. Not the eager to slice and dice is open to alternates that give you what you need. Could not find a better surgeon need more like him who do not abuse the medical system with rebooks when not needed.  Respond
RID: 207917
17/03/07 4 5 5 He is the absolute best. He always makes time to answer your questions and does not make you feel stupid in the process. I have been to several over the years but none as caring for his patients as Dr. Cinats.  Respond
RID: 172280
05/03/07 4 5 5 Dr. Cinats is great not bad looking either...he has a wonderful bedside manner and knows how to treat his patients well. Keep it up...if only there were more surgeons like you.  Respond
RID: 105039
21/01/07 1 5 5 Dr. Cinats is ALWAYS overbooked but he does his absolute best at time management. But he's worth the wait. Although he has a brusque bedside manner, once you get him talking, he is hysterical. Dr. Cinats has outstanding surgical skills and his results are always excellent.  Respond
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