Ratings for Dr. Anthony M. Digioia
Unless you are a candidate for hip or knee replacement, he does not want to see you. When you try to see him because of a recall on your replacement he wants nothing to do with you and you get sent to his partner. Even though he did the original replacement you don't matter anymore and the entire staff treats you the same way. Most unfortunate that such a gifted surgeon has no regard for his patient after he does your replacement and takes your money. Will never recommend him again as I have in the past on numerous occasions.
Quick appointment but the staff is rushed. The doctor spends no time with you. The practice is setup like a factory, they only want patients who are eligible for hip replacement. They don't want to care for the patient's whose symptoms are not severe enough to warrant surgery. Dr. Digioia makes for an excellent politician, he seems courteous but smiles in your face knowing he only needs you for money. If you don't need your hip or knee replaced, he sends you to one of his partners to deal with. If you become a problem patient, or marked "RPP" for Return Problem Patient, your put in a special slot. His schedule only holds so many RPP's per day. If you fall into this category, you'll be waiting a long time for an appointment, so don't make him mad. If a patient comes in for an unspecified symptom, or something other than a hip or knee surgery, he can often be heard cussing out his employees in the hallways. His practice is built for one thing, profit. They do an EXCELLENT job at being courteous and smiling, but it's just for cash. They get you in and out to maximimize how many patients they see a day. He'll see roughly 45 patients between 6am-10am. Please explain how he can accurately diagnose you with an allotted appointment bracket of five minutes a patient. Don't go to him, once he does your surgery, theres no follow through. You'll be treated as a number. Any problems, he won't deal with you, you'll be sent to his partners.
My first hip replacement was in April of 2013, recovery was easy, breezy. My second hip was done in July, 2014. My first time out of bed was about 4hours after surgery and with a walker I walked 500 feet. After in home therapy x 1 week, I did water aerobics at the Y and that really expedited my complete healing. If I had any more hips I would head straight to his office. My husband had both a knee and a hip replaced. We are retired and for the past two winters have driven all around the southern states from Florida to Texas and back to Pennsylvania.....no problems ever !! Greatest healthcare experience ever !!
Dr DiGioia replaced my knee 5/7/2012. One month to the day, I walked 2.7 miles and the following day I played 5 holes of golf! I totally respect him and the care he provides. He does all he can to prevent infection- own wing with private rooms and therapy department steps away. My hip is next and that's it!!!! I also liked the fact they used injections to delay surgery! Staff are very responsive!!!
I saw Dr. Digioia about a knee replacement. I had my knee replaced in December and have had no problems. He has put together a wonderful package covering every aspect of the operation from pre-testing to rehab. He has put together an exercise program that helps to get you into shape so that you have more mobility in your knee before the operation. I think he has everything covered to make it as easy as possible for you and your recovery.
Dr DiGioia replaced both my hips and both my knees. The surgeries went extremely well, and his rehab. program, although quiet vigorous and demanding, got me back to normal in very quick time. Imagine hhaving a total hip replacement and being back to work in 3-4 weeks! He is quite personable and always treated me as though I was one of his family. His smile is captivating, and he always had time to expain my situation and options until I had a full understanding of everything. My only regret is that he only treats joint replacement patients. I need to see someone else for my routine orthopaedic concerns.
Results of hip surgery in December 2006 left me cripped and in constant pain. In the early follow-up visits (first two months), I complained of pain and leg length discrepancy. After that, I was refused an appointment on several occasions (something the physician vehemently denies). Ultimately, I went to Cleveland Clinic where I was told I had a leg length discrepancy, but hip revision surgery was not an option for me; my only option was a pain clinic. Only after I was forced to seek help from another orthopedic surgeon was it suggested to me that I could see Dr. DiGioia's "partner" if I so desired.
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