Ratings for Dr. Gordon Russell
Excellent surgeon who has a great team working with him. My queries were answered by his nurse Jane, in person or by telephone, and my knee replacement surgery went well. Because I had been seeing Dr. Russell for cortisone shots in my knee for the last few years, I didn't have to wait to have a pre-surgery consultation and my wait for surgery seemed relatively short. The hospital staff (nurses, physio, etc.) at the Miseracordia Hospital took care of my after surgery needs (pain management) for the few days before I was discharged. I was treated professionally by all the medical staff I dealt with.
Doctor Russel did my surgery on my left knee when I had torn my meniscus. He may not be a man of many words... But I consider him one of the best at what he does. That's why I requested him personally when I was told I need a knee replacement. I trust him and his incredible knowledge. I don't want anyone else to do this procedure. His staff are extremely friendly.
I've had 2 back surgeries performed by this doctor. Once in 1996 and another in 2000. I am now 60 years old and he has given me unlimited time to spend with my children and grandchildren. I quad, hunt, fish and do all the things that one would expect to do as a normal person, not a person who has had 2 back surgeries. This speaks for itself as to what kind of doctor Mr. Russell is. Nothing more to be said. Randy Rose
I have had nothing but excellent care from this very fine doctor. He is competent, caring and goes above and beyond. He is a surgeon and he is very busy, but he takes the time to make sure you are ok. He did a RTKR for me Oct 2105 and the LTKR this Oct. I have only good things to say about him and his staff who have treated me with kindness and dignity through this whole process.
I'm an active late 40's male who was referred to Dr. Russell last year by my family physician for a shoulder issue that was causing me considerable lack of mobility and discomfort. He replies to questions with two word answers, spends minimal time with you and characterized my condition as "more of a nuisance thing". I saw him twice and still didn't fully understand my condition. I then was fortunate enough to get in with another doctor (who is highly rated on this list). I now have a doctor who took the time to fully explain what is wrong and I am now booked for surgery.
He did surgery on me in 2008 for a herniated disc. He explained nothing to me about post surgery care or anything. I got freaked about a black discharged from the incision but apparently thats normal. I went back to see him a month and a half post surgery as I hurt bad still and when I explained the pain, instead of laying out quality of life he said "you had spinal surgery what did you expect?" and left the room without trying to find out lvl of pain etc. So I left thinking lvl was norm. Over 3 years I got worse and my spine got compressed and I became paralyzed until a followup surgery from another doc saved me.
Great staff 2009. A knee and hip Dr. He should have told me that and refer me to somebody else, instead of doing a back surgery on me. Heard he doesn't do back anymore. Thank you for realizing that it's not your expertise. Not to discount the surgery eased 20% of the pain.
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