Ratings for Dr. Michael Morhart
Saw him initially yesterday, I still have yet to have surgery, but he was clearly knowledgeable and kind. His staff was absolutely amazing—they treated the migraine I developed in the waiting room with no issue (not what I expected from them!) and even set me up in an out-of-the-way exam room in which to recover and sleep off the pain. His staff doctor was absolutely one of the kindest men I've met in the profession, and was very concerned about both my condition for which I was seeing them, and the migraine. They were quick to answer all my questions regarding time off work and timeline for getting in to surgery. The staff doctor even told me how they would help me not be completely financially devastated by the time off work, that they would write letters and contact Social Services on my behalf.
Every time I seem to be waiting 2 and a half hours to see him. He seems to not know what's wrong with my wrist...even though 3 other doctors agree on what's wrong. But I find he is blunt and straight to the point about how to go about fixing my hand, and the recovery, to which I don't mind. I don't like it when doctors auger coat thing
I think he's an excellent doctor. I had an injury back in April where I smashed my arm through a glass window. The brachial artery was damaged as well as the median nerve. I had surgery in the early hours of April 17th. It was like 3 in the morning or something crazy like that. A vascular surgeon named Dr. Gunn repaired the artery, and Dr. Morhart repaired the nerve. I've had a couple appointments with Dr. Morhart since my surgery. He's very professional and doesn't mince his words with you. Both my family doc and physiotherapist have told me that he's a good surgeon. He seems to be well respected in the medical community. Also, there was an incident during my surgery where Dr. Morhart was angry and disappointed with the vascular surgeon, Dr. Gunn. There was a turnket on my arm, and tt had been left on my arm for 4 hours. So Dr. Morhart actually gave her heck for not taking the damn thing off. He told me afterwards that I'm lucky that the muscles in my arm didn't start to die. We need more doctors like Dr. Morhart who don't tolerate any nonsense. I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO DR. MORHART, AND THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY ARM
100% professional, I went in to fix my cut tendon (I was alone and scared at first) but he made me feel at ease and I didn't feel worried because he talked me through everything and was genuinely nice about everything. Such a nice guy, and would gladly recommend him to anyone. Definitely made my whole surgery experience a good one. Also his whole team was very warming and nice to me, they all smiled and was very professional and amazing. 10/10
Seriously, I wish more then anything I had said no to surgery with him! First off, immediately after my surgery he gave me a pain medication with codeine in it. I literally had a band on my wrist saying that I was allergic to codeine. I was so sick for a week that I ended up in emerg after not being able to leave my couch. Within 5 hours of being off the the medication I was so much better. About 2 weeks later my hand was so swollen that my doctor sent me to emerge to have my cast cut off and a new one put on. The day after this happened, he cleared me to fly to Nova Scotia, which I now know should have never happened. I ended up swelling out of my cast 4 more times after my flight and having to see a specialist in Halifax who actually knew what he was doing. I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome and was told I wasn't allowed to fly home until I could be out of a cast. 2 months later when I got home I was diagnosed by another doctor through WCB with the same thing. When I saw Dr. Morhart he told me there was nothing wrong with my wrist and they were wrong. Yes, 2 separate specialists in 2 different provinces are wrong, right. I'm now still dealing with issues from this surgery 4 years later. DO NOT SEE DR MORHART!
Dr. Morhart is very professional and knowledgable. He can be running behind at times but only because he is one of the best in Edmonton and so many people seek him out; well worth the wait. His experience and talent are unmatched. Definitely would recommend him to anyone with complex wrist problems.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Morhart! I had started physiotherapy for my wrist pain, and the hand therapist suggested that I get a referral for a Plastic Surgeon (a Hand Specialist). I had asked her for her top recommendation - this was my right hand, and I needed to make sure that I saw the very best. She recommended Dr. Morhart. While there is a bit of a wait time, I think this is a reflection of how specialized and how few surgeons there are that can do what Dr. Morhart does. I was a little nervous that maybe because he did WCB that maybe he was another one of those WCB doctors...the kind that don't always seem to care about the patient first. After meeting Dr. Morhart all my anxiety was put to rest. I found out that he doesn't do WCB and wrist surgery because he has to, he does WCB and wrist surgery because this is truly what he LOVES to do. He's not just out to make a buck and enlarge women's breasts for a career. In his clinic there are residents, therapists and medical students that follow him around and ask questions - another good sign that Dr. Morhart is involved with the education of future surgeons. I ended up having a tear in one of my ligaments in my wrist and needed surgery to fix it. The surgery went very well and I had 4 followup visits with Dr. Morhart and each time he was always very careful regarding my work restrictions and didn't let WCB bully me into returning to modified duties that were not safe. I am very happy to say that I no longer have pain in my wrist, I am back at work doing all my regular duties, and I have been able to return to playing golf without any restrictions! If you are looking for the best hand and wrist surgeon with the most training and experience - then please make sure you see Dr. Morhart. I wouldn't trust my hands with anyone else.
I had a traumatic leg injury over 2.5 years ago. I have had nothing but pain and problems walking ever since. Wcb has referred me to several of their doctors that basically told me there is nothing wrong just give it another couple of months, another couple of months and so on excercise more ... Turns out two and a half years later I finally seen Dr Moorhart! I have an entrapped nerve with a neuroma. Booked me into ASAP surgery , at the Alex .i was in within two weeks. I cringed at being taken back to the Alex, as I had a very bad experience there when I had my ortho surgery ( tibial nail, ankle plate and overall 7 screws holding my leg together) I had no pain control from the beginning and was treated rudely hostile and like a price of garbage ( I am a RN) this was the first time. I had my surgery yesterday? I had no pain afterwards at all, was up and walking within an hour of being back on the unit. Even though I have a bit of swelling and a dressing with a tensor around my ankle, foot and lower leg. I have less pain a day after surgery then the 2 and a half years before surgery. Like a lot of people I thought I was being sent to yet another wcb doctor that would tell me it was all in my head. This guy is a gem!!! His staff have an excellent sense if humor as well as he does as well. I was put out in the OR listening to Areosmith rocking( by request)!! Would recommend him in a minute. I can't wait till the dressing comes off and incision is healed! Pain free after over 2 years of being told the pain is just basically my fault and to exercise it away!
Dr. Michael Morhart's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Areas of Expertise
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research