Dr. Ross Wilkinson


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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Ross Wilkinson 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: 5341079
11/04/14 4 5 5 5 Okay, admittedly, this doctor's bedside manner is not great. However, when approaching any physician with regards to surgery, beside manner is a luxury, not a priority. I was injured playing basketball in university an had a torn meniscus and ACL, which ultimately required two surgeries to fix. Dr. Wilkinson was prompt, efficient, and most importantly, extremely effective. I am back to where I was prior to the injury, and my knee feels better than ever. I would 100% recommend this physician. I actually found his straightforwardness (which some may misinterpret as him being cold) quite reassuring in that I knew exactly what was wrong from the start, what needed to be done, and ultimately how quickly it could all be achieved. Looking back, I could not have asked for a better orthopaedic surgeon. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 3651575
09/01/14 5 5 5 5 Very knowledgible, able to think out of the box, personable, empathetic, has paitinets best interest in mind, polite, totally focussed on patient at hand. Even under time pressure, always spent the time required to answer all questions, provide pros and cons and give his best advise. Follow up appointments were excelent and kept me in his follow up system until he was totally satisfied that would be OK on my own. Would highly recommend this doctor for any knee problem. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 3596357
05/11/13 5 4 5 5 Had orthoscopic knee surgery performed by Dr. Wilkinson for a torn meniscus at the end of April 2013. I had also suffered ligament damage originally that had healed because I waited so long to have the surgery (2 years). My knee is now 100% and I have not had a problem. The recovery was longer than I had hoped (2 - 3 months to 100%, was golfing by the end of June), and my swelling was pretty bad, but this was more indicative of work obligations and difficult living arrangements during the recovery. Dr. Wilkinson's approch can be abrupt, but I appreciated his no BS, professional approach. Based on where my knee is now I would say Dr. Wilkinson does great work, no reservation recommending him. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2558144
12/02/13 2 4 1 1 My pre-teen daughter was referred to Dr.Wilkinson by our sports md for knee pain and a positive MRI result of meniscus "derrangement". He examined my daughter for about 7-10 minutes. Then he spent a few minutes reviewing the MRI, said nothing was wrong, she would be better with 2 years of "rest" , and refused to answer my questions with anything other than "two years rest". It was devasting to my daughter, a competitive athlete, especially because he showed no sympathy or kindness at all. He had no explanation for her extreme pain, nor did he ask for x-rays or order any additional tests. We just saw another surgeon who thankfully agreed with the MRI, had additional x-rays taken, where he found a broken bone which explains the pain she has suffered for over 6 months. It's possible Dr. Wilkinson doesn't normally treat young patients, though he should make that known to his peers so they will not refer youth to him. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2426674
17/09/12 5 4 5 5 Dr Wilkinson was very kind and gentle. He listened to me in spite of being extremely busy, taking time to answer my questions. If I needed anything on follow up I always got an appointment in reasonable time. His secretary at his office is amazing and also sweet! I love efficiency! Dr Wilkinson appears abrupt at times but it is only because he is serious about doing the right job and is deep in thought considering his options.He does have a sense of humour whereas most orthopedic surgeons do not!  Respond
RID: 2097098
01/05/12 5 4 5 5 Dr.Wilkinson is one of the most professional doctors I have dealt with. He is knowledgeable, courteous and takes the time to answer questions, never making you feel rushed or unimportant. I have been very satisfied with my experience. I had ACL reconstruction in December. My scars were so minimal that even the physiotherapists were impressed. I would highly recommend this surgeon.  Respond
RID: 1486263
13/07/11 5 5 5 5 EXCELLENT SURGEON!!! He performed 2 distal clavicle excisions on me over the last 2 years (both shoulders) I trust him 100% and would rely on him for any orthopaedic procedure I would need.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1396001
24/03/11 5 2 1 4 He may be a good surgeon, however I do not need an operation and was referred for a fracture. His explanation and treatment recommendation was fine, but he did not seem at all interested in my questions and left very quickly - I was left a little confused. A fracture is just run of the mill for him - but for the patient life is heavily disrupted albeit temporarily. I waited 1.5hrs for a 6 minute consult - he could have spent a little more time answering question, ensuring that I knew what to do. The clinic staff were SUPER supportive and answered some questions but they are not who I paid to see! Comment to Dr Wilkinson - take 2 minutes to listen to your patient, it will build trust, confidence in you and ultimately a faster recovery.  Respond
RID: 1383828
10/03/11 5 4 5 5 My first meeting with Dr. Wilkinson was one year ago. He was the only Dr. that was able to relieve my shoulder pain with a cordizone shot. I had been suffering for more than a year. After the first shot he tried everything to avoid surgery however we finally agreed it was the only option. I had the surgery 6 weeks ago. Though still not pain free I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Wilkinson. No, he is not a man of many words but as long as you have your list of questions when you see him he is more than happy to take the time to answer all without rushing you. He is a kind,compassionate man not to mention an excellent surgeon. Both my husband and I have the utmost respect for him and would recommend him in a second! CMC  Respond
RID: 1372765
25/02/11 4 4 4 5 I had an ACL reconstruction with Dr. W 14 years ago. According to my new surgeon the ACL is still strong. Dr. W. was quick but good and although his bedside manner is a little dry, we actually had a laugh or two after my surgery when he came in to see me. I never had any problems or ill effects after my surgery and if it's still strong after 14 yrs of kickboxing and karate, that says a lot about his work.  Respond
RID: 1297632
19/11/10 5 5 5 5 Had my shoulder operated on by Dr. Wilkinson. My recovery time was exactly as indicated and i have not had any issues since then. Excellent Doctor and would not hesitate to see him again.  Respond
RID: 1277672
22/10/10 5 5 5 5 Amazing surgeon. I have had two arthroscopic surgeries performed by Dr Wilkinson and have never had more confidence in a surgeon in my entire life. As a matter of fact, I have a third surgery booked in two weeks with him due to my utter confidence in him based on the past two surgeries. As a child I had three bunionectomies performed ( by a phycician in Quebec)which has basically resulted in deformation of my right foot. My confidence in surgeons since then has been very low. Dr Wilkinson was very quiet upon our initial consultation, I believe because he is a very timid individual but very bright and gifted with a scope. I was explained the procedures and presented with options. I decided to go ahead with the surgeries and have not looked back since, there were no complications with any of his surgeries, no infections and his timeframe with respect to recovery and physio were bang-on. Despite what you may have heard about his bedside manner, go see him, I guarantee he can help.  Respond
RID: 1104636
12/02/10 4 2 1 1 I was not impressed he was very unprofessional and major lack of bedside manor. I went to see him for a right knee problem which I could not walk on for 3 months due to dislocation and snapping. He spent all of less than a minute examining my swollen knee and told me that I would have to "live with the pain and there is nothing surgically he can do to fix it". Physiotherapy is not helping it and according to him it is a lot of wear-and-tear under the knee cap and that there is roughening under my knee cap which is rubbing against the joint causing pain but he can't do nothing about it. Funny because my sister had the same problem and Dr. Johnson surgically smoothed it off and she has been fine since. I'm not even 30 years old I'm active, healthy and 110 lbs I should not have to live the rest of my life in pain. Do yourself a favour and find a real surgeon that will not waste your time.  Respond
RID: 1050378
05/12/09 5 5 5 5 I'm very grateful for the scope ankle surgery that Dr. Wilkinson did in 2007. I already had permanent structural damage by the time he operated, but he did make some improvement in my mobility and pain. I had never had an operation and was afraid to go, but his bedside manner was wonderful. People, even other doctors, have commented that they are amazed that the scars from my surgery are not noticable at all. I did have to wait a long time to see him for follow-up appointments, but I didn't mind because I could see that he was working hard and I'm pretty sure he was sacrificing breaks to try to keep up with the demands on his time. I would trust Dr. Wilkinson to operate on my children and that's about the highest endorsement I could give anyone.  Respond
RID: 1005869
09/10/09 5 2 5 5 Excellent surgeon, fantastic staff at his office, professional. Only complaint is the waiting time to see Dr. Wilkinson at the hospital for non-surgery appointments... i.e. follow-up in the plaster room.  Respond
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 927132
02/07/09 5 5 5 5 Excellent surgeon. Nurses were a little annoyed as they found he spent too much time with each patient:) He is a caring individual with a good bedside manner.  Respond
RID: 798861
24/02/09 4 4 5 5 Top notch Orthopedic physician. Dr Wilkinson has operated on both my daughter's knee and two of mine. He has a great demeanor and does not seem full of himself like some others in his field. He can and does answer all questions posed to him. The practice of visiting patients in post-op is the only fault I can find with him. It maybe because of a need to keep to the surgical schedule, therefore reducing patients getting bumped because he is out of alocated time or a surgery has taken longer than anticipated. I am sure if he knew you wished to speak to him after surgery he would accomodate you. Dr. Wilkinson is a professional. All surgeries can have risks associated with them, and errors in judgement can be made on individual persons. I feel secure with the knowledge he is devoted to his practice.  Respond
RID: 432871
23/10/07 5 2 2 4 He does textbook surgery! However, if there is any complication post surgery..... I must say again a great surgeon, and MY time is AS valuable as HIS time in waiting for over an hour to see get into a sheduled appoinment is just not right! After my surgery I had a infection. Even though I asked many questions regarding my infection, I felt ignored and dismissed. The end result ended in a 11 day hospital admission. A , P.I.C.C. line home care for 6 weeks. Going and trusting more the Infectious Disease M.D. , His opion is basically opposite of Dr.W'S! (over 3 months of lost work (part-time_no work= no pay) due this. Dr. W. needs to keep his appointments even realistic, I can forgive 20 mins., sorry I have to go back to work !!!!!! Be concerned about any thing that happens with your operation site and follow up......Bad infections may result. It could cost a lot more $ and complications than you have ever thought about.POST SURGERY CAUTION...ask questions!!!!  Respond
RID: 401083
11/09/07 5 3 4 5 Excellent surgeon, very good pre-operative explanations; however, after surgery, I felt he was no longer interested in hearing or answering my questions. Had post-op appointment at 0930 but was not seen until 1130 with no apology for keeping me waiting. Good thing he's easy on the eyes.  Respond
RID: 362397
09/07/07 5 5 5 5 excellent surgeon. this doctor is a 10+.he operated on my leg and ankle, and everything is as good as before.he cares, he explained to me my surgery, the x-rays of my leg etc. gave me and my wife the opportunity to ask questions with clear explanations.God bless his hands. awesome doctor.  Respond
RID: 259949
04/04/07 5 5 5 Superb surgeon. Very helpful. Commendable bedside manners. Cares.  Respond
RID: 156231
24/02/07 5 5 5 An incredible surgeon who takes the time to address any and all concerns and takes the time to answer all questions very thoroughly.His office staff are extremely friendly and always very helpful in all areas. The only time that he is not able to keep his schedule running on time is if you see him during his hospital clinic hours, but he still ensures that you have his full attention and get all of the care that is needed to get you on the road to recovery.  Respond
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