Ratings for Dr. H. Matt El-Kadi
Dr. El-Kadi operated on my lumbar spine in Dec 2016 I had been unable to walk for nearly a month. He had to shave 3 disc. I got up and walked within an hour after recovery. He operated on my cervical neck Oct 2017. Both my arms and hands were numb and painful. I had no strength or grip. I had dizzy spells and no balance due to the displaced vertebrae.. This operation was more involved and took more recovery time but I felt 90% at 3 month checkup.
He did my back surgery in July 2009 and while putting in 2 rods a plate and 6 screws he screwed 3 of the screws down on nerves in my back and I have been suffering chronic back pain, numbness, burning, tingling and sharp pains in my lower back ever since. Three months after my surgery he dismissed me as his patient and told me I was one of the one percent that the surgery that didn't work. What kind of doctor does this to his patients?
Please seek out another neuro. He did a procedure while I was under anesthesia which I did not authorize, nor did I expect. He fused above my already fused L3,4,5 with simple glue and bone material, without rods and screws. I had had a previous fusion lower down on the spine with rods and screws. The fusion did not fuse and my spine slipped out of alignment resulting in scoliosis. He told me at my follow up apt that the severe pain on the right of my spine was SI joint involvement and sent me for injections. It proved to be spinal not SI joint. When I returned to him for my final apt. he took an x-ray and told me my fusion had failed and that I now have scoliosis. I questioned as to what I was to do now.... his reply "live your life as best you can." That procedure was done in 2014 and I have had increasingly more severe pain and disability since then. My nerves and vertebrae are now a "train wreck". I have consulted another neuro. for my next procedure... if and when I get up enough nerve to go through with it. Dr. El-Kadi needs to get more sleep, listen more intently and admit when he is in error!
Dr. El-Kadi was very cold & totally uncaring for the degree of my condition. Since he made a decision that surgery was not an option after approximately 1 minute after looking at my MRI, I was "kicked to the curb without a diagnosis. I had to stop him before he and his nurse went out the door asking him, what is causing my symptoms (I saw him for intractable headaches from a spinal fusion I had about 25 years ago) ? He stopped his flight to the door, turned around and with the most indignant look said "I don't know ...... Maybe fibromyalgia." Then again he and his nurse turned away from my wife and me and on his way through the door with his back to me he said with a sigh "anything else?". My wife (a Medical Surgical nurse for over 20 years) and I looked at each other with total and utter disbelief. I got the distinct feeling that I just wasted the last few minutes of his privileged life! I don't care how qualified the man is or how many degrees he has, he is a human being as I am and how dare he treat me the way he did. I'm 56 years old and never have I met a physician as cold and as uncaring as he. I work for UPMC and I know how important the "Patient" is in our system. Dr. El-Kadi would be well served in reviewing our mission statement!
I had an appointment with Dr el kadi and was very dissatified. He looked at my MRI spoke a few minutes about my condition and was leaving, and my wife was asking a question and barely had time to answer her as he was going out the door. I don't think he even spent 5 minutes with me and left. I may as well just talked to the nurse.
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- Second Moscow State Pirogov Medical Institute (Grad. 1983)
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