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University Of Kentucky Hospital

University Of Kentucky Hospital

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11 reviews

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Horrible!!! Because of HMO I had no other healthcare choices. Missed diagnosis requiring emergency exploratory surgery - necrotic gall bladder with injury to liver and pancreas. Missed diagnosis after 40 years of horrible cardiac symptoms - now in 100% A Fib. After twelve years complaining of flank pain and my suspecting kidney disease was sent to Nephrologist. His diagnosis - Stage 3B CKD. Spent a week at Cleveland Clinic after retiring and was told nothing can be done for me. There is too much injury. I am alive only because I work very hard at it.

flag | Submitted September 15, 2018

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My wife had surgery, Surgeon very skilled, support staff very courteous and helpful, in brand new beautiful room on 11 floor. After surgery, hospital fully occupied, so had to stay in post op unit first night, but they got a comfortable stretcher for me to sleep on. Wife liked the food, cafeteria always open with wide variety of options. Large waiting area filled with art, not too crowded, large screen tracks where your family member is in the process (pre-op, in surgery, or post op) and pager to give update periodically during surgery. They have a large team to address all needs. They are a model for other hospitals.

flag | Submitted March 12, 2018

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY HERE. I went to the ER with abdominal pain a couple months ago. They did a blood test, took a urine sample, and gave me a GI cocktail that would alleviate the pain for two hours. No ultrasound. Nothing. I was sent home and told to schedule and appointment with a GI. I could only get in with one of their specialists....2 months after my ER visit. I was able to push to get in sooner (ridiculous that I even had to push). When I visited the GI he ordered another blood test and an ultrasound; except the earliest UK could get me in for an ULTRASOUND was another month. I ended up getting help elsewhere and it turns out I had gallstones. My gallbladder was removed last week meaning my recovery will occur a full 3 weeks before UK even got around to getting me an ultrasound when they should have performed one before I left the ER.

flag | Submitted January 2, 2018

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Extremely disappointed in UK Neurology. My daughter has been experiencing blackouts since March, and we have been going to UK Neurology for care on this matter. After having an MRI, EEG, and some other tests, they were not sure what was going on. After the 1st MRI, my daughter had (short term) braces put on her teeth, and then we found out the 1st MRI showed some white spaces they could not identify. UK scheduled us for another MRI on November 17 after my daughter would have her braces removed. Yesterday, the blackouts were accompanied by some type of seizure. She had a total of 5 seizures yesterday. Knowing they could not do the MRI with her braces on, I had a dentist remove the braces this morning. After that, I called UK Neurology to tell them what was going on, and they told me to bring her to the UK ER where she would be seen by someone from the Neurology Department and they would do a complete workup and find out what was going on. While in the ER, my daughter had another seizure. The people from Neurology came in and checked her eyes, her reflexes, blood sugar, etc. Nothing abnormal was found. After sitting in the ER for 6.5 hours, they finally came in and said they did not think the seizures were Epileptic and were not sure what was going on or what to do. They said they would not be doing an MRI, but if I took her home, she would get well soon. They then proceeded to tell me to make sure I kept the MRI appointment on the 17th. Then they asked me if that was okay. What was I to say? I am not the doctor and it sounded to me like they had already decided to quit. Why would I want them to look for anything else, when they had already decided that since it was not Epileptic, they didn't know what to do. Also, if the MRI was important enough to keep on the 17th, why didn't they do it now?? 6.5 hours of waiting for such a horrible diagnosis. If I was UK, I would be absolutely ashamed to charge someone for such a horrific diagnosis. Excuse me, but I thought medicine was supposed to look for causes and cures; not for a simple diagnosis and run from something that might take some time to diagnose. Can't come up with a good reason to return to UK when that is the best they can do. My daughter cried all the way home and asked me why they couldn't help her. I had no answer.

flag | Submitted November 2, 2017

4
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Having worked in all acute care hospitals in Lexington over the last 35 years I can tell you that UK is an excellent hospital. The acuity of the patients they treat is much higher that any other hospital in Lexington and one of the tops in the state. What that means is that they treat sicker patients than most hospitals. They are a regional referral center that takes patients other hospitals can't treat including other Lexington hospitals. They are the only Level 1 trauma center in Lexington and one of only two in Kentucky. The nursing care at UK is on the same level if not better than any other hospital in this area. Last year they received Nursing "Magnet" status which is a rigorous certification that few hospitals obtain which reflects the overall level of nursing excellence. All in all UK is an excellent hospital. As with any hospital the physician you choose will effect the happiness with your experience so do your homework. My spouse and my child have been patients here more than once and the care has been excellent.

flag | Submitted August 21, 2017

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Bad experience. Bad undecommunicating between nurses and doctors leading to life threatening condition. Needs major investigation. Cleanliness is very poor as well.

flag | Submitted July 10, 2017

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Worse place in Lexington they like to use you experimental pig

flag | Submitted November 21, 2016

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AS A NURSE, I CAN SEE, THIS IS THE WORST hospital I've ever seen in my life. DR's terrible, nurses, rude, useless, & unbelievably under studied. SO ASHAMED I TOOK MY DAD THERE.. Moved him to TENNESSEE, TO LATE, THANKS TO THIS PLACE, HE DIED.

flag | Submitted July 7, 2016

5
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Best doctors and nurses in Lexington. The nurses go above and beyond to meet you needs

flag | Submitted January 29, 2015

5
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great hospital, all the other hospitals pawn their pts off to UK especially if they dont like thier insurance

flag | Submitted October 2, 2014

Doctors at University Of Kentucky Hospital

Dr. Todd W. Vitaz

Dr. Todd W. Vitaz

20 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr Vitaz operated on my 84 yr old mom who had a Anurysems and a subaracnoid bleed. He was very caring not only to my mom ( the most important) he was caring to the r... Read more

Dr. Joseph E. Van Sickels

Dr. Joseph E. Van Sickels

5 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr Van Sickles performed lower jaw surgery on our 13 year old daughter. He was communicative, helpful and patient, making all of us comfortable going into the proce... Read more

Dr. Jacqueline C. Fister

Dr. Jacqueline C. Fister

4 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Carey has been my physician for several years now and I couldn't imagine going to anyone else. She listens carefull and is responsive to my health needs and ask... Read more

Dr. Kim R. Ringley

Dr. Kim R. Ringley

5 reviews

Latest Rating

My daughters, (2, 4, and 7) saw her once we moved to the area, and she made it so my 7 yr old didn't feel "like a baby" and my 2 & 4 yr olds was entertained. Overall... Read more

Dr. J. Toby Arnold

Dr. J. Toby Arnold

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Arnold is by far, the most knowledgable doctor I have ever been to. He was kind and compassionate and really took his time in seeing me. I highly recommend him... Read more

Dr. Christopher P. Desimone

Dr. Christopher P. Desimone

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. DeSimone is awesome. He is patient friendly and very attentive to his patient's needs. He will visit you while hospitalized. He is the best surgeon by far at ... Read more

Dr. Charles H. Griffith

Dr. Charles H. Griffith

4 reviews

Latest Rating

I could not be happier with any physician than I am with Dr. Charles Griffith. He is extremely knowledgeable in how to make everything make a little easier to under... Read more

Dr. Irene Hong-Mcatee

Dr. Irene Hong-Mcatee

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr.Irene is AWESOME! My daughter was recently diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic, and our pediatrician referred us to UK with Dr.Irene, and we couldn't be more pleased. We... Read more

Dr. Sidney Houff

Dr. Sidney Houff

4 reviews

Latest Rating

I and my wife love Dr Sidney Houff very much. He knew what was wrong with me before I showed up. He had read my files. But before he he would tell me anything he wan... Read more

Dr. C. Lattermann

Dr. C. Lattermann

4 reviews

Latest Rating

He should not be a doctor. I wouldn't let him cut my hair let alone cut into my body. He misdiagnosed a tear in the miniscus, which required unnecessary surgery and ... Read more


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