Ratings for Dr. Greg Sterling
I had a very unusual knee issue, which Dr Sterling explained clearly to me, using a leg model. His aim was to avoid surgery, which ultimately was successful. He liaised with my physiotherapist for a treatment plan and was very helpful at every visit. He also runs pretty well on time which is a huge bonus. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone who knows what he’s doing with knees and ankles.
Dr Sterling is by far the best Orthapaedic surgeon I have ever experienced. Dr Sterling is a true gentleman, he is honest, and does the best possible for his patients. My first experience with the good doctor was after several attempts from previous surgeons to rectify an issue with my Achilles Tendon. Dr Sterling took the time to listen to all of my concerns and systematically addressed every single one. He successfully devised a solution and applied that to my ankle. It was at this point that dr Sterling restored my ability to walk pain free after 7 years of non stop pain. On the second occasion i was unfortunate enough to snap several bones in my leg. When i discovered Dr Sterling would be my surgeon all if my worries and concerns dissapeared. The solution was explained to me simply, and the surgery was performed. I cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism, empathy, and knowledge that Dr Greg Sterling possesses. If you're considering an orthapaedic surgeon - Greg Sterling should be at the top of your list.
I had ankle fracture and syndesmosis. I could not be happier about choosing Dr Sterling and his team. My wife is a physio and is very impressed by the result of the operation. He listens to you and answers all your questions too. " First class " as my father in law says.
I had an ankle stabilization and debridement procedure done in November 2014. Completed my rehab which was challenging and now back playing football as Dr Sterling promised. It took a full year for it to feel "normal" again which is quite common. I no longer wake up with pain in the morning or after using it for most activities which was caused by the scar tissue. It also dosnt feel like it will "give out" as im walking anymore. He is friendly and makes you feel comfortable, talks everything through with you. His physio simon is a great bloke who affiliates with local afl clubs, so understood my hopes of returning to sport. After surgery care was very good.
After recently breaking my foot at touch Dr Sterling took great care of me. After explaining the x-rays and MRI to me I felt very comfortable with him to operate. The waiting room was quite busy but I suppose all the good doctors rooms would be the same.
It's three years since my knee arthroscopy, the most basic of procedures. I walked into the hospital and spent the next three months on crutches because of a botched job that continued to bleed out on the recovery table. Nurses didn't care and were too busy pushing me out in a wheel chair because it was the last surgery of the day and they were off. It took my irate GP to be able to get through to Dr Stirling in person four days later (the Dr's receptionist would only 'take messages' from us). My GP 'advised' Dr Stirling that my lower leg was turning blue and my knee still bleeding out. The next day he finally agreed to take 3/4 cup of blood out of the knee capsule by syringe and proceeded to do so without any local anaesthetic because that, it appears, is his caring nature. I should have taken note of the packed waiting room when I went for my initial consult. I didn't and I blame myself for not doing my own due diligence. If this review stops one person from experiencing anything like my pain then it will have been worth it. For the record, it was 2.5 years before I could go upstairs using both legs and I came within a hair's breath of losing my business because I couldn't drive/travel interstate. I hate the litigious nature of medicine and I was emotionally devastated so in no fit shape to do anything (despite my GP's encouragement) but this was gross incompetence followed by total negligence. Caveat emptor.
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