Ratings for Dr. Ross Wilkinson
I had my ACL reconstruction surgery done with Dr. Wilkinson. He was amazing. He took the time to explain to me exactly what was going to happen, and all the implications involved. He did my surgery without any complications and I was able to walk without crutches after 1 week. He sometimes mumbles, but if you ask him to clarify he does it willingly.
Just had a knee scope completed for a torn meniscus and some MCL damage. He was great- might lack the outgoing voice most of you are looking for, but I found him to be hilarious. Didn't give away much info besides telling me what was wrong with my knee. Bit of a wait to see him, but it's like that with all doctors. Barely any pain after surgery and knee feels amazing. Great job.
This doctor is seriously/severely challenged when it comes to communication. He debrided my ankle bones in several places. Attempted to reattach ligaments that were badly torn and frayed. I also came out of surgery with a severe infection. This was introduced during the surgery by either him or his assistants. This was verified by the Hospital's Infectious disease response team. My ankle has never been the same and I can barely walk on it. It is 100 times worse than before. I had to have antibiotics delivered into my heart by a pic line and was on Morphine for 6 weeks. All the while he wanted nothing more to do with me and offered no solutions or help with the problems he caused afterward. He can barely put two words together. You can also barely hear the man speak. No one in Ottawa will consider operating to fix the problems he caused as it is a very small fraternity here. I would love him to explain to my two children why I cannot play with them the way a father in 30's should have been able to. He may know what he is doing and others may have a good experience with him but I would NEVER recommend him to anyone-ever.. All this has severely impacted my life financially and otherwise. My advice is to go with another doctor.
He did my elbow in 1999, ACL in my knee in 2000, elbow again in 2004 and removed my BACOB in 2015. BTW a BACOB is a Big a$$ed Chunk Of Bone about the size of a clementine orange that had grown in my knee. In all these cases he was very professional and very proficient. He was very serious all the time except when I mentioned it was a knee of a team mate that he had repaired that had hit my elbow and then he smiled and said "I bet the knee was ok" :) I would highly recommend Dr. Wilkinson to anyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon.
Had a recent meniscus repair and no complaints at all! Very thankful for the great job he did! I see a few comments about his bedside manner but I don't see a problem from my experience. He was very professional and nice at the OR and very helpful at the post-op apt. regarding rehab and said to call his office if any concerns.
I had my ACL repaired by Dr. Wilkinson in 2012 (hamstring)- I returned to playing multiple sports 5 months later and have had no issues. While my results were non typical in terms of timelines, the long term strength and recovery are key. Simply put he did a good job! I don't care if my doctor is nice or friendly (he was both with me) I just want competency - he did not strike me as a hand holder or a 'how's your day' kind of guy but he made me feel comfortable with his confidence and his efficiency. He was also able to perform the surgery 7 months faster then two other doctors recommended.
I had my ACL repaired by Dr. Wilkinson in April 2014, and I have had excellent results since the surgery and have been able to return to competitive volleyball in full capacity. Though some may find Dr. Wilkinson a bit cold, and at some times abrupt, I found his straight forward approach very comprehensive; he knew exactly what he and I needed to do.
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