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Ratings for Dr. Fadi Tarazi

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Just over three years ago Dr. Tarazi repaired a torn Rotator Cuff and an almost torn bicep tendon which he attached to the arm bone. Dr. Tarazi did a full-open surgery. As is normal for this type of surgery the first two months of recovery were very painful. The surgery was very very well done hardly any scar showing and all repair done excellently. Two years later I had surgery on my left shoulder, but done Arthroscopically by another well respected surgeon. Again I had Decompression, Debridement and Scar tissue removed from the Rotator Cuff area and again a thinned out bicep tendon re-attached to the arm bone on my left arm, the slight tear on my left Rotator cuff could not be repaired because of the position of the tear. This surgery had to re-done eight months later because first surgery did not fully fix the problem. These two surgeries on my left shoulder were no where nearly as painful. However the recovery time is the same six to nine months for each surgery. So here is my opinion, the full open surgery recovery is a lot more painful but the surgeon can see what he is doing, whereas an Arthroscopic surgery is akin to writing a letter while looking in a mirror. The doctor is working from an image on a screen and I think it is difficult to be as precise or as thorough. I have nothing but highest praise for Dr. Tarazi and the other surgeon for the surgeries they did.

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flag | Submitted October 27, 2015

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I can not say "run" loud enough. Do not go to this Dr. I had a straight forward clean break that according to the surgeon I ended up going to should never have needed surgery. Fadi completely ignored my concerns with his method of dealing with my broken humerus. I could feel the bone poking out into my skin. He didn't even look at it just said "who's the doctor here. After 4 months of his repeated mess ups I ended up having to have surgery. As I said "run".

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flag | Submitted May 1, 2015

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I highly recommend this doctor and his office!!! The doctor took his time to explain the procedure, he was very kind and most importantly he performed an excellent surgery. The receptionist just mirrored the doctor. She was always kind, professional and carrying. She was extremely helpful after the surgery when she handled patiently my numerous phone calls. Every time I called she answered all my questions, made me smile and encouraged to call again.

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flag | Submitted April 22, 2015

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Fixed my shoulder problems with little pain and my range of motion is coming back faster than I thought. Two weeks after my surgery and everything is fine so far.

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flag | Submitted September 19, 2014

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Amazing doctor! Fixed a botched surgery done by Dr. Parfitt. I'm very active and would have been left a cripple unable to run for the rest of my life, if I hadn't seen him.

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flag | Submitted October 24, 2013

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I decided to go to a private clinic for shoulder surgery after having doubts about the procedure [open bankart] suggested by him. I was told by another surgeon: "I don't know what they are doing in Burnaby, but may-be his skills need to get updated. Arthroscopic surgery is international standard now. What Dr. Tarazi suggested used to be the standard. I wouldn't want to get treated by him." The difference for me would’ve been 8-10 months recovery versus 3-6 with arthroscopic surgery. Less invasive procedure can also mean much less pain and pain killers which have lots of side effects. Summary: I have lots of respect for Dr. Tarazi's due to his skills. I was also told that he knows arthroscopy. It's worth it discussing with him what procedure you prefer.

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flag | Submitted December 15, 2011

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Dr. Tarazi did refer me to a private MRI at the False Creek Clinic which cost me $500 but it expedited my surgery and was worth it for me. (I got the call from St. Paul's for my MRI two days after my surgery and over 7m after my referral.) Dr. Tarazi did seem a little rushed when I saw him but he knows his stuff and on surgery day he was awesome with his bedside manner. He rebuilt my knee ligaments with some of my hamstring and three years later I refer to that knee as my bionic knee! He also was respectful of my refusal of some of the pain meds and the nerve block in my leg on surgery day. I told him I didn't need it and he did not push it. Most of all I cannot thank him enough for the amazing job he did on my knee! You should see me kick the soccer ball now!

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flag | Submitted August 29, 2011

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Dr. Tarazi did an excellent job on my ACL reconstruction, I had a great experience not only dealing with him during my follow up appointments and before surgery, but also Karen (the receptionist) was very helpful and kind. Very highly recommended if you require knee surgery!

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flag | Submitted August 11, 2011

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awesome,fast, ontime,and very clean and nice work on my knee ( ACL repair).it is look like ,I cut my leg when I was shaving.

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flag | Submitted August 6, 2011

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Had an excellent experience in all categories. Did an ACL revision, after the first one went bad, performed by another surgeon. He is very personable, and was at my bedside before and after the procedure.

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flag | Submitted June 29, 2011

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Updates

  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Just over three years ago Dr. Tarazi repaired a torn Rotator Cuff and an almost torn bicep tendon which he attached to the arm bone. Dr. Tarazi did a full-open ..."

    October 27, 2015
  • A new 1.5-star rating has been posted. "I can not say "run" loud enough. Do not go to this Dr. I had a straight forward clean break that according to the surgeon I ended up going to should never hav..."

    May 1, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I highly recommend this doctor and his office!!! The doctor took his time to explain the procedure, he was very kind and most importantly he performed an excel..."

    April 22, 2015
  • A new 4.5-star rating has been posted. "Fixed my shoulder problems with little pain and my range of motion is coming back faster than I thought. Two weeks after my surgery and everything is fine so fa..."

    September 19, 2014


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