Ratings for Dr. Victor De Korompay
BUTCHER. Run DO NOT WALK . . . if you are supposed to be seen by Dr. de Korompay. He is a tragedy waiting to happen and destroys people's lives. He did such a horrible job on my mother's knee, that she had to have the prosthetic removed . . . by another surgeon, . . . and instead of having a knee, she now has a fused leg. If you do not know what this is, it means the leg has a metal rod running down it, and will never EVER bend again. It is also 3 cm shorter and requires walking with a platform shoes and 4 prong cane AT ALL TIMES!!! it is not really walking; it is more of a step and DRAG scenario. Try sitting, or attempt getting into a car, or using the toilet, (there is no handicap bathroom in the city that can accommodate one when you have a fused leg), or even getting into bed, when your leg remains straight out in front of you at all times. Even getting dressed requires leaning against a wall so that you do not fall over. My mother's world is forever a nightmare because of this person. Calling him a doctor is an insult to the profession.
He is one of the worst doctors I've ever seen. I've been unable to walk for a year due to knee issues. After waiting months to see him he never spoke to me, or listened to anything I had to say. He made his diagnosis by looking at my file. He insinuated that I was a drama queen and said there was no reason why I can't walk and I should suck it up. He treated me like a child. He told me that the only thing that would help was physiotherapy (which another dr has now told me is the exact wrong thing for me!). He never touched me either, never did an examination on me. He also gave me medically incorrect information. I left his office in tears. I've since found a dr who really cares and is dedicated to getting me walking again. He needs to go back to university and relearn how to be a doctor because he really is terrible. He honestly has no clue. Absolutely the worst doctor I've ever seen in my life. I wouldn't recommend anybody see him. I can see how he got a lot of the bad reviews here!
eight years after he performed reconstructive surgery to my knee it is still fantastic. I am skating again which I hadn't done in 15 years. I have had no long term pain at all from this opertion so he must be doing something right, I still believe in him.
I've had knee problems since I was 13. Multiple knee surgeries including a patellar tendon transfer,removal of osteophytes, scar tissue, exploratories and approx forty full leg casts to immobilize my knees over the years. At age 30 I started seeing Dr. D,and after approx 20 bi lateral arthroscopies to clean up and repair these totally trashed knees from sports, he did a total left knee at 41 and a total right knee at 43. Are they as good as new? NO, but I am happy to be walking.Post-op and rehab were horrible but necessary. I'm 54 now, and a retired nurse, and he is the best orthopod I have ever had. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was an awful patient. Maybe he deserves to be a little testy at times!
My dad had his knee replaced 5 months ago and he is worst off now. He has had a knee infection , the hole was size of a golf ball in the knee and Dr DeK said it is not infected , go home and wash it with soap and water. We were appaled. We have gone to other specialists to take care of my dads infection. My dad has gone through hell. After the surgery my dad also had a stroke and so many complications and Dr DeK showed no concern and said everything was fine. It was not fine. Now after 4 months my dad has had a Pik line put in and getting Intravenous antibiotic to help with the infection. He has been arguing with us that dad does not have an infection and he does not need a pik line. In the end we used our common sense and went to many specialists to deal with this matter. I would never go to him, he cracks jokes that I dont think are funny at all. Maybe his way of covering up his lack of knowledge. We would never go to him again.
I hurt my ankle Christmas Eve day- with Tylenol helping I limped around and made it through Christmas. After reading the web I diagnosed it as a sprain (it said you can't walk on a break)- Dec. 27 I went to Pan-Am to get it wrapped -to my amazement they told me I'd need surgery to fix this broken ankle. The entire experience was a good one - from the care at PanAm to getting a hospital bed at the Grace Hospital and all the staff there (Admission Clerk- Nurses- O.R. and Physio staff) Dr. DeK did the surgery (as he was the doctor on call) Dec/28. I found Dr. DeK very professional in manner plus a soft side to help with the fears I was experiencing. I went for my 9 month post surgery yesterday and as I looked at the x-ray saw the 7 pins and plate that Dr. DeK put in to hold my ankle together .. after Dr. DeK examed my ankle and x-rays he told me all looked well and fine and unless I have any problems I was done .. he shook my hand and I thanked him for a job so well done!
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