Ratings for Dr. Roy I. Davidovitch
I choose Dr Davidovich based on his profile that was on the NYU Langone website, which says he has lots of experience with hip replacement surgery. I waited an hour past my scheduled time to see him. I was still relieved when he showed up as my hip is in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, his manner was brusk and he showed no interest in me at all. When I asked if he had a model of the equipment he was going to put in me he said “No. Why? Did you research hip implants?” I said that actually I had done some. He then said, “Well, this isn’t Starbucks.” I found that dismissive and rude. I believe I have a right to know what is going to be put in my body. In the end he said the brand he uses is Stryker and I could look it up on the internet. Well I did and what first comes up is “Recall warnings” and “Class Action Lawsuits “. That’s probably not for his current equipment but it just shows a lack forethought. He’s basically an arrogant person and I’m definitely going elsewhere for my surgery.
I have been a physical therapist for over 20 years. When my wife needed a total hip replacement (THR), I began researching surgeons. Dr. Davidovitch was an early pioneer of the anterior approach to THR's. He was the first in NYC to do the procedure and I believe he helped to design the table that is used during the procedure. The anterior approach is FAR superior to the older posterior approach. There is no cutting of the gluteus maximus or piriformis. Therefore, recovery time is faster and post-op precautions are unnecessary. In my clinical experience, the patients that I’ve treated that have gone through the anterior approach have had less pain and recovery significantly faster. There are different risks to the anterior approach like damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Many patients report numbness on the outer part of their thigh. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Read up on your condition and available procedures. Also, if you have any questions for the PA or doctor, write them down before hand so that you don’t forget. MAKE AN EARLY APPOINTMENT. NYU Langone is an extremely busy facility. Doctors do get behind schedule. The likelihood of that increases the later your appointment is. A DOCTOR’S PERSONALITY IS NOT A REFLECTION OF HIS/HER ABILITIES. After meeting with Dr. Davidovitch, I found him to be personable and friendly. Maybe I caught him on a good day? Regardless, I’d rather have a good surgeon with a bad personality than a bad surgeon with a good personality. My wife had the surgery in the morning and was home that same evening. She is now over 1 year post-op and is doing very well. Unfortunately, the other hip is now shot and Dr. Davidovitch will be performing the anterior approach on that one too.
Most of the negative comments did not follow through with surgery with Dr. D. I had same day hip replacement surgery and am amazed at how quickly I am recovering. The entire experience has been great. I highly recommend this doctor and his team.
Despite what the 7/11/17 reviewer seems to think, it is quite possible for people to have a bad experience with a doctor, so for me, the negative reviews are on par. 1) I completed all 'check in' forms and co-payment in advance to expedite my visit ... did it matter? Nope -- I had to explain everything three times to three different people, including Davidovitch, and despite paying my co-pay in advance, I was told it had not processed yet so I had to pay it again, now I have two charges coming through on my credit card. 2) I was brought into the exam room about 20 minutes past my appointment start time where I would then sit for about another 40 minutes waiting for Roy boy. At about the hour mark, I go into the hallway where a nurse tells me to 'hold on' while she goes back to tending to a computer. Nope, sorry ... already an hour past my appointment time, so I won't 'hold on' anymore. To add to that, I clearly see Roy-o casually walking around like he's looking for something to do. 3) After over an hour of waiting, dude-face finally comes in, doesn't apologize, acts short and is clearly annoyed that I would have the audacity to speak up when he's well over an hour past my appointment time. 20 minutes late, ok, I guess I'll deal with that, but an hour ... no, that's unacceptable and unprofessional. All in all, a pretty arogant guy who made it seem like I wasted his time. Sorry, but your patients are a major part of what pays your salary, so treat them professionally and with respect, guy-o. Needless to say, I'm probably going to find another doctor.
I think dr. Davidovitch is an amazing doctor. My first meeting with him he explained all of my options for hip replacement and alternative options. He spent a great deal of time with me and was truly concerned about my nervousness and put.me at ease. I had the procedure and was walking within a week. I do not understand any of the negative comments about this man. None of the complaints are true. I recommended 2 more people to him after my surgery and they loved him as well. I whole heartedly recommend him to anyone considering hip replacement.
I am in my 70's and was admitted to Hospital for Joint Disease in NY City with a fractured hip. In the middle of the night a man in a baseball jacket stood at the foot of my bed and awakened me by saying, "You're going to have a limp for the rest of your life." I saw him twice for follow up and despite my pronounced limp and pain, he made no further suggestions. I consulted with two other orthopedic surgeons both of whom suggested surgery to repair my hip. I will be having surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. Stay away from Davidovitch if you are a senior citizen!
I had complete hip replacement on 4/23/14 by Dr. R. Davidovitch using the anterior approach. I was walking without a cane by day 10. I am female, 66 years old and was in good physical shape before having my hip replaced due to bone on bone. It is 2 months now and I am doing absolutely amazing. I felt others should know about this doctor as I did my research looking for newer technology. They also use the Hana Table at NYU which adds to the successful outcome. Like every busy doctor the time spent with the doctor is quality time which is what counts. His PA Constance was very helpful. NYU Hospital was also very efficient with setting up and following through after surgery. I was also very apprehensive about having foreign parts in my body but, now I am not aware of there presence. I know everyone is different but, I hope this helps other patients in making a decision. I am very happy with the results.
Had to wait over 2 hours just to spend 5 minutes with Dr. Davidovitch. He was short with his answers and basically acted like he wanted to be somewhere else. I drove almost 2 hours to see him. I can honestly say after picking a surgeon from another NY Hospital that I wasted my time going to this doctor.
Dr. Roy I. Davidovitch's Credentials
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- University Of Chicago - Pritzker School Of Medicine (Grad. 2001)
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