Ratings for Dr. Paul T. Fortin
To say that Dr. Fortin changed my life is an understatement. I was born with myelomeningocele, the most severe of the three forms of spina bifida. The operation I had as 3-month-old (by another phenomenal surgeon) left me with nerve damage along the left side of my left leg along with a club foot, causing me to walk on the outside of my foot. A year and a half ago (after 31 years of countless foot doctor appts with other doctors, leg braces, orthotics, foot sprains & breaks, and extreme frustration) Dr. Fortin performed a tendon transfer and realigned my foot. I now am more active than ever! I play tennis with a freedom I never experienced before and can finally wear any kind of shoe I want, without having to wear a brace. Dr. Fortin is not only a skilled surgeon, but also just a great human being. You can sense his genuine care for his patients and he always maintains the utmost professionalism in all his interactions. Thank you, Dr. Fortin. You didn’t just change my life; he gave me a life I never dreamed I could have!
Dr.Fortin is an excellent surgeon and a wonderful human being. He performed replacement surgery on my right ankle in 2015. Dr.Fortin gave my life back-I am walking pain-free again. I would recommend Dr.Fortin to anybody. Victor Memenas,Bloomfield Hills,MI
Dr. Fortin was recommended by one of his peers to me. He may seem aloof, but he not only knows what he is doing, but he has a great staff. His PA, Deborah, answered all my questions and was very kind. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and the positive attitudes of the PT team upstairs. Every time I had an issue they had an answer. Together they gave my life back to me.
I have had three separate surgeries with Dr Fortin and can say without question that he is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. Very knowledgeable with excellent bedside manner. Two of my surgeries required overnight hospital stays and both times Dr Fortin was at my bed at 5:30am to check how I was doing. I have problematic feet and ankles but no one is touching them but Dr Fortin - he's the best. Period.
I had Dr. Fortin do foot surgery on me and I have been in so much pain for a year now and I have to have another foot Surgeon do another surgery on my foot. Praying that the new guy can fix what Fortin screwed up. He was Grossly Negligent in listening to what I told him and to the letter my Allergy Doctor sent him. I have to have the S/S apparatus taken out of my foot and get an MRI, to see exactly what he did to me. He also cut my Achilles Tendon without mentioning a word about doing and other cuts except for the one to go into my foot on top. He made additional cuts to my heel and leg and I am in so much pain that I can not stand long enough to cook my Families dinner. I can not work, I am sleeping so much because of the pain and I no longer have a life. I am very angry, because with all of the problems that I had right after surgery the problems have not stopped they only get worse. Next Surgery to remove the hardware he put into my foot knowing that I am Allergic to that metal. Such Arrogance and no concern about my new problems that HE Created, by using Formaldehyde sutures and glue that he was told not to use days before the Surgery and my foot was very infected and the pain was unbearable. He just shrugged his shoulders like no big deal. IT WAS NOT HIS FOOT IT WAS MINE AND MY LEG THAT THE MUSSEL IS DYING IN AND MY CALF LOOKS DEFORMED!!!! HORRIBLE DOCTOR!!! HE NEEDS TO LOSE HIS LICENSE!!!!
Dr. Fortin is amazing. I took a leap of faith, but once the surgery was scheduled, found out that a good friend had used him 15 years ago and is still pleased with results. His resident described him as a "genius" with feet and ankles. The physical therapist I went to (who was not employed by him because I had to go to someone on the other side of town), said that he was "a magician." He said, everyone over here goes to Dr. Z. Dr. Z is great, but everyone has a bad day once in a while and when Dr. Z has a bad day, Dr. Fortin is who you go to to fix it. His bedside manner is great. He is caring, compassionate, and was patient with all of my questions.
Dr. Paul Fortin is without a doubt the best Orthopedic Surgeon in Michigan. He is very professional yet at the same time he makes you feel comfortable in his office and in the hospital. My new ankles and I will never regret going to see Dr. Fortin!
Dr. Paul T. Fortin's Credentials
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- Wayne State University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1986)
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