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Dr. Kostamo did a complete hip replacement for me. He has no ego and listens to his patients. He is the most kind and caring doctor. My recovery and healing was remarkable thanks to the excellent job he did. I waited a quite a long time to get my surgery but it was worth the wait to have a doctor like him. His staff are equally helpful. You won't find a better surgeon.
Submitted Aug. 11, 2014 | flag
This surgeon's carelessness resulted in my knee surgery reqiring two subsequent surgeries to repair the damage. His overconfident negligence was endorsed by the second surgeon who fixed it. Kostomos decided to take a stab at reconstructing my very complicated ACL pcl Mcl. Too arrogant to refer me to a specialist, it took me a 20 year old athlete at the time, 5 years to fully recover from a procedure that should have put me out for a week I can't comment on his follow up as I never received one. No call, and charged me $60 for a note required by EI stating that I couldn't work. I pray you heed my advise, seek a second opinion and wait for a Better surgeon even if they have a wait. The reason they have a list of patients waiting is because they know what they are doing. The reason you have been referred to him and possibly even got in early, is because kostomos doesn't
Submitted April 23, 2014 | flag
I tore my hamstring very badly water skiing last summer, and was referred to Dr Kostamo by my family doctor. Dr Kostamo accommodated me on very short notice, provided me with excellent surgical advice, and reattached my hamstring at Burnaby Hospital. His pre- and post-op care was outstanding; he has a very approachable and personable demeanour. Dr Kostamo’s recommendations for rehabilitation and physiotherapy were specific and resulted in a full recovery with no loss of function in my leg. When my son subsequently tore his ACL playing high school football, Dr Kostamo agreed to see him on referral. He reconstructed my son’s ACL and repaired his meniscus, and my son is also on the road to a full recovery. Consider yourself very lucky to have Dr Kostamo as your Orthopedic Surgeon.
Submitted July 11, 2013 | flag
I was referred to Dr. Kostamo from my surgeon in the East Kootenays as I was moving to the Vancouver area with a newly broken leg/ankle. Dr. Kostamo was very thorough in getting to know my case and very helpful answering questions during each of my visits. I found he and his staff very professional and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
Submitted March 12, 2013 | flag
This man is a great surgeon with a wonderful career ahead of him. My hip replacement was complicated and he worked very hard to give me the best possible result. He is warm, kind and incredibly skilled and always takes time to reassure his patients. As for his support staff..they are simply wonderful. They work as a team to help their patients in any way they can, especially Natalie. I have unfortunately come across too many orthopedic surgeons in my lifetime and I have to say Tim Kostamo is a real find. Highly recommended.
Submitted Dec. 10, 2012 | flag
Surgery cancelled at the very last minute without any communication whatsoever before or after. The doctor passed me to his colleague who then refused to do the surgery again at the very last minute (just outside the operating room).
Submitted Nov. 23, 2012 | flag
I had a hip replacement in May 2012. I have come out of it with no pain and am getting around very well. I think Dr Kostamo is a very caring and knowlegable Doctor. I would recommend him to any and every one that nneds ortho surgery.
Submitted Aug. 2, 2012 | flag
Extremely caring and knowledgable explaining all surgical procedures fully in "lay man's" terms. Has treated me for 2 fractures, one involving a very lenghty and complicated surgery (shattered shoulder) His followup after the surgery was wonderful. Never rushes his appointments taking time to answer all questions. I know a few nurses at Burnaby General and even they speak very highly of him. Have referred other family members, all being extremely happy with their surgeries. If I ever have another fracture (I have osteoporosis) I will insist that he be the attending physician, that's how much respect I have for this doctor.
Submitted May 24, 2012 | flag
Dr. Kostamo is simply the best!!! My knee surgery went better than I hoped for.
Submitted May 24, 2012 | flag
I can't say enough about the wonderful Dr. Kostamo. He performed a complete hip replacement on me and just as all the other comments said, he is kind, gentle, so knowledgable and just the best you can get. I am so very grateful to have had him as my surgeon. Thanks to him for giving me my life back. All the staff at Burnaby General were so amazing. thank you so much. Maureen Mitchell
Submitted May 1, 2012 | flag
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