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Total Comments: 147
All Good visits no bad visits.
Although this is the first time that I saw this provider, I left feeling comfortable with my upcoming knee replacement by him.
visited surgeon who did a hip replacement,10/18/2016
The Bone and Joint center is extremely well run. I have confidence not only in my surgeon, but in the entire staff.
overall liked how I was treated for the most part the nurse practitioner and the doctor we're somewhat hurried and it was noticeable. it tends to not allow the patient the time to really voice concerns or give explanations to health issues.
Dr. Plakseychuk and staff were the best
Dr Plakseychuk is Awesome !!!
This is an excellent medical practice and I have absolute confidence in their skills and abilities.
the physician rarely made eye contact with me
I had surgery by Dr. Plakseychuk in 2009 for a plate and screws in my ankle and due to the excellent care I received then, I chose him again for my broken foot.
Anton Plakseychuk is an excellent surgeon !
The staff and Care provided at the Bone and Joint Center has always been exceptional.
great, very organized
Dr. Plakseychuk is a great member of the Bone and Joint staff. He performed impeccable surgery on my right hip on Aug. 12 and has shown great care and concern in my followup checkups.I have great respect for him and would refer friends or family to him for care. I feel blessed to have had him as my surgeon.
Dr. P discussed with me the reasons for my pain after trigger finger release surgery. His explanation was clear and actually reassuring since he was the first specialist (out of 4!) who actually seemed to know what the problem was. He referred us to a specialist who does trigger finger revision surgery. I left his office feeling like I could trust him completely.
All my vist where well taken care of. My surgeon is great it explained everything from the beginning of my illness to the surgery and how things where corrected.
Although this was only a follow-up on my hip replacement, he talked about the weakness he saw in my lower back. He showed me an exercise I could do to strengthen my muscles
When I go to my appointments, I always feel the surgeon and staff are there to care for me. They are ALWAYS FRIENDLY, which makes for a more relaxing visit.
Doctor Plaxseychuk is an excellent surgeon. I feel he treated me as well as he would have treated his mother; with care & respect.
All was good
Dr. Anton is wonderful. Very happy with the care provided with my surgeries, before, during and after. Highly recommend him to everyone I meet considering a knee or hip surgery.
Surgery was a success and follow up care was very god.
The team at the Bone and Joint Center are top notch, from clerks to nurses to Dr. P.
INITIAL SURGICAL CONSULT, A LOT OF THESE QUESTIONS DID NOT APPLY. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL WITH THE INITIAL CONSULT AND EVERYONE WAS GOOD. THANK YOU.
All my experiences were good, and the attention and care I received was beyond what I expected.
I see this md because his office and staff are always 100% + in all areas.
I have been very impressed and pleased with the entire staff at the Bone and Joint Center
I like my doctor. I feel he is experienced and easy for me to talk with. He has a sense of humor.
He answered all of my questions and spent the time needed to make me feel comfortable with the surgical procedure. A very good visit.
DR PLAKSEYCUK IS A WONDERFUL DOCTOR. HE IS VERY VERY UNDERSTANDING
Dr. takes time and does not rush through appointment.
The provider and staff were professional and helpful.
I couldn't have asked or gotten a better care provider; I would recommend him to anyone that could need his services.
All those who saw me were friendly, kind, caring and treated me well.
The MD was very explanatory about the surgical procedure.
Dr. Plakseychuk listened to my concerns before my hip replacement and I was very pleased with the results. I had a good attitude before the procedure and continued with the same attitude and did well with therapy and getting back to my "normal" life quickly. I could not have asked for better care before and after my surgery.
talked with me at length about surgery and recovery time..
I think he is great and if I ever need anymore surgery t will be with him.
A good experience as usual
I had previously had two hip replacement surgeries with Dr. DiGioia and was a little apprehensive when they told me I had to see another surgeon for my revision surgery. I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Anton, my worries were totally unfounded. Dr. Anton took excellent care of my health both before, during and after the surgical process. I was very grateful that he was available to to my revision and bring my hip back to where it should be. Thank you and God bless.
This being the second surgery I have had Dr. Plakseychuck, I feel I am in good hands. He is interested and concerned for you during and after you leave the hospital. I have already recommended him to friends. He is a congenial person who cares about you. I feel completely comfortable with him as my surgeon and Doctor.
dr Plaxachuck is the best!! so are COURTNEY. AND. CHRISTY
Dr Plaksyachek is the kind of doctor who helped understand what I would go through when my leg was amputated..every office visit he has always been kind and gentle when he has had to give me an injection or order a test... my mom who is 90 years old always goes with me.. he is a person who respects her to the fullest... great doctor , great gentleman!!!!
the Dr and staff are excellent if they weren't I wouldn't be here. they're ALL very competent
I had excellent results from my surgical procedure
Except for wait time in the office, (lengthy) my experience was very good. Dr. Plakseychuk was very sensitive to my condition and asked how I felt about conditions in my previous treatments as well as asking how I thought my treatment should progress. He made me feel as if I was his equal in the decision-making process relative to my care.
I feel very confident that I have found a surgeon for my future hip replacement.
Doctors were wonderful
very pleased. very informative. I feel part of my health care in decision making
My appointment with this doctor was a referral from another surgeon in the same practice whom I first saw about 5 years ago. The doctor explained why the recommended surgery was better for my situation. He answered questions that I had. I had no bad experiences.
DR P and team are great!
I found this office and all staff to be very friendly, organized, professional and effective.
I was very impressed with the surgeon's over care for issues of discomfort I was having. He spent time examining the issue in question and and discussed several options for my care. Very impressed!
My doctor was very kind, listened and answered all questions. He had a great sense of humor. I never felt I was pushed to do more than I could manage with the pain. I'm still in pain, I see a pain management Doctor. He has been the most understanding, caring and most sensitive to the degree of my pain. He monitors my rx and sees me once a month. if I need to see him sooner , I get an appointment quickly. He is discussing options. He really is the first Doctor in my 74 years of life who believes the pain I'm in is REAL.
excellent experience always good
I absolutely love this practice. I have an ongoing problem since surgery and they have been very helpful
I made an appointment for Dec. 17th to have my right hip replaced. I went in for check up January 17 I believe it was. At that time, I made an appointment to have my left Knee replaced. We made the appointment for March 25th. I was just in yesterday to have a check up on my knee. In between those times I came into the Bone place to have tests taken for the surgery, and I got the results from my family doctor. Dr. Plakseychuck is a excellent doctor and I would and have recommended him to family and friends. During my hospital stay I was mostly treated like I was queen for a few days. I will never forget the kindness and care I received, especially when I first came out of surgery. I have Asthma and I use a C-pap machine. St that time coming out of anesthesia I couldn't breath and was panicked. That fast there was a woman called and she brought with her a vapor machine to breath in. Then I was getting sick, one nursed held a pan under my face while the other went and got a shot. The shot worked immediately. These nurses came back to see me when I was turning in for the night. I had feelings of vomiting again and they gave me another shot and tucked me in with the leg machine on my left leg. That was really nice and I felt like my mother tucked me in for the night. My lady care person was so sweet too "Kindle" and Latasia. Like my own daughters.
I am an amputee..Dr.Plakescheky ..really helped deal with lossing my leg. He answered all my questions and helped me make the right desicion..after my amputation I have done everything I have been told to do..he was proud of my hard work. So greatful I met him...
This Doctor and staff are the cream of the crop. Special people!
Care was excellent
I was very pleased with the efficiency, thoroughness, and quality of care from all concerned. I was appreciative of the ability to squeeze me into a busy surgical schedule. Dr. Plakseychuk seems very exacting in his approach and I value that quality. Nursing care in the pre-op area (especially that from Jan Harman RN, was excellent and also post op (from what I remember!).
Excellent surgeon, good staff, efficient running office
I was happy I had time to explain what was wrong with my knee, where the pain was, etc.
I had another doctor on the team replace my right hip 3 years ago, but since I was in such pain when trying to get an appointment for the replacement of my left hip, it was suggested that I go to Dr. Plakseychuk as he was available and could do the surgery the following month. I am so happy that I did go to him as my experience was just as wonderful as when I had my right hip replaced. He's a great doctor too.
l love doctor Anton Plakseychuk he really cares about his patients. he is so easy to talk to and he really listen to what you have to say.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DR.PLAXICHUCK !!
I had a surgery and overall things went very well. It was much better than I had anticipated.
Excellent care all the way through hip replacement. I would recommend doctor to all of my family, friends, etc.. Will see him again for any issue related to his specialty.
I felt that the whole MacGee experience was spectacular, it was caring, intimate, well run and a generally positive event. The surgical care and procedures performed by Anton was absolutely the best solution for my problem and I am extremely happy with the result. Zero negatives and all positives.
excellent care from Dr Plakseychuk
Excellent Doc plus team. Very friendly and professional
Dr. P. did a very precise and great job on my knee
Office staff very concerned and kind
The doctor was very professional and cared about my treatment. I was well pleased and have already recommended him to my friends.
Everything was good as ecspected
this visit was quick and efficient. I saw an xray technician, a PA, and the physician. Everything went smoothly and I was very satisfied.
The doctor and his staff are great.
Very kind and thorough. Reviewed all xrays and scans even ones from years ago.
Very good experience
Cannot say enough about the bone and joint Center specialists and their staff the most well oiled machine in the medical profession . All staff and doctors true professionals and courteous and kind
Everything went well
I believe all the staff were very good in what I needed to know.
Great experience. I'll recommend this doctor and his practice.
I was at peace after Dr. P. And his P.A. Explained the procedure I will be having and showed me what and how they would do it. I asked about pain after surgery, I was assured I would receive medication that will help with pain. I really liked the team and how they answered all my fears. Both were kind and friendly. Warm hearted. Smiled , gave eye contact. I'm in good hands, I feel good about surgery. Wish all doctors were as informative and caring as Dr. P. Great guy!
Wonderful experience overall in getting a knee replacement in July from this provider.
what a true professional. Dr Plakseychuk was very thorough in explaning of everything that was done during my surgery
My experience was very nice with the staff and Dr. Plakseychuk.
Best doctor I ever had. I always tell family and friends that this is who to go to...
I was treated very professional.
I absolutely love this practice. If I call with a question I usually get a call back within the half hour. They take their time never rush the visit.
I would recommend Anton P. To my friends.
Outstanding team and Dr P was great.
This provider is absolutely superb. Explained everything down to the very last detail.
I was well pleased with my choice of surgeon and I have recommended him to friends and other people who have commented on how well I was walking after my hip surgery in such a short period of time.
Very good doctor and helpful to me. He has made a great change to my life for the better.
Dr P is an amazing caring physician
They are the best!!! They gave me my life back. I am a golfer and after my hip replacement I am a better golfer I even beat my husband and son.
Very great care and i recommend my doctor to those needing his expertise.:-)
I had a total right knee replacement in June and have already recommended him to 6 people because of his professionalism and knowledge
I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Packseychuk and his staff at Magee and the Southside out patient center for surgery.
My experience with this care provider and his staff has always been favorable.
I was very pleased with my surgeon and everyone who took care of me
Always a professional and courteous staff. I recommend them highly.
The best of the best !
I feel I am in good hands with this team of health care professionals and would recommend the bone and joint center to others without reservation.
I was there two years ago for replacement of my right hip. My visit on 9/30 was to set a date for replacement of my left hip. I said it two years ago...you can tell all that work there are happy to be there as they are all friendly and very caring.
Doctor PLAKSEYHUK is polite, professional and probably the best surgeon I could have had for my hip and wrist surgery
The physician assistant seemed to really listen and take notes while doing so making me feel they are very reliable and attentive. The doctor did a wonderful job of explaining procedures and possible consequences. Left me with a confident feeling that this doctor will help me through my struggles.
very well pleased with the entire staff
Had a heel injury; got an immediate appointment, and couldn't have been treated better by all the staff. Know Dr. Hamlin, he was unavailable, so Dr Plakseychuk saw me. A very earnest and skilled professional. Great visit!
I have been so impressed and grateful for the professionalism and teamwork of everyone in the Bone and Joint Center and Dr. Plakseychuks staff during my hip replacement. It has made a tense and uncertain situation much better to deal with. Thanks to all of them.
sensitive to my needs re shoulder pain! and treated it appropriately.
He is the greatest and any problems I have in the future I will go to him.
No wait time; got luck and had early appt. Everyone I encountered were pleasant, polite and knowledgeable. I had a very good experience.
everyone was very accomodating and helpful
at ease after visit, staff was so welcoming to me and my family. great experience
excellent. knowing the situation of needing an appointment, this practice exceeding my expectations, such great bed side manner esp working with my daughter who is scared knowing she needs hip surgery
The entire team are the most professional, knowledgeable, caring group I have ever encountered in the medical field....truly. Cannot say enough about Dr. Plaksuychuk, my level of trust, his knowledge and care for our problem, and finally the ease of recovery from his procedure......My plan is to return to your services again in 2016 for another procedure, and I tell everyone of your services and care level.
The staff at the Bone and Joint Center are outstanding. They are friendly, competent and aware of the patient's needs. Dr. Plackseychuk is an outstanding surgeon. I am thankful for his competence in getting me back on my feet and back into the mobility that I need to live comfortably. The staff is efficient but never appears to rush the patient through the appointment.
Dr. Plakseychuk did surgery on both of my hips and he did a great job. Subsequent visits were follow ups and checkups on the surgery and he told me things to do to strengthen my hip joint areas. All in all he a very good Dr.and very caring for his patients I would recommend him and Magee Hospital to anyone and I already have, I like him and have no complaints of any kind, both were great.
I wish all of my doctors were this kind, efficient, and concerned.
Dr. Palychek gave me assurance that my knee would feel better as time goes on. He is a very good doctor with great bedside manner.
I am very thankful to have found a Doctor like Dr. Plakseychuk and his staff. Four years ago he saved my life. He did a revision on my left hip and now I need to have a hip replacement on my right hip. I have all the faith in the world in Dr. Plakseychuk and I would recommend Magee Hospital and Dr. Plakseychuk to anyone that needs a hip replacement. The staff are wonderful and very helpful.
Dr. Plaksychek took time to answer all of my questions. I felt confident that he was a very knowledgable surgeon. FYI...I work for another UPMC surgeon. I know the quality of care we expect from our physicians and Dr. Plaksychek exceeded my expectations.
Dr Plakseychuk and his Physician's Assistant were extremely courteous and answered all of my questions taking time with me.
This was the first visit with this provider. I have several test ordered by this provider and have a follow up visit to review the tests results with this provider. I am confident that this provider will help me.
Everyone was very friendly.
I think he really knows his specialty and I have confidence in his skills. I was somewhat unhappy with his initial attitude about why I had come to him for a second opinion. He agreed with the first opinion and made me feel that I was unnecessarily getting a second opinion. What I needed was clarification on the causes of my condition which he eventually gave me after some repeated questioning. I think he saw me as a whiner or a complainer which I am not. I just wanted some answers. I'm still not sure that he 100% understood my concerns.
had a very good experience with everyone who works there. I'm very confident about them doing my surgery and follow up
Really appreciated how my x-ray tech, Dana, treated me and of course, my surgeon Dr. Plakseychuk was great at recommending my next action for my hip.
I don't have anything bad to say, my care has been excellent.
I previoulsy recommended this group to a family member, which is now a current patient. I have already recommended this practice to outside individuals who complain of hip and knee issues.
Excellent team of professionals; facility beautiful, staff knowledgeable, helpful, courteous
I was very pleased with Dr.Plakseychuk. He listened to my concerns and answered the questions I had asked. He exuded an air of confidence which in turn gave me the confidence of putting my life in his hands.
I was very impressed with the doctor and everyone I met in the office. Each person introduced themselves and explained their role, they showed concern for me, and provided all the information I needed to make a decision on and schedule my surgery. I was taken to the exam room before my scheduled appointment time and never felt rushed despite the obvious volume of patients being seen at the practice.
I have been dealing with bilateral hip pain for almost a year. I had hip joint injection in both hips two times. Dr Vonda Wright referred me to Dr Plakseychuk for possible hip replacement. Dr Plakseychuk did x-rays. He then showed me the x-rays and told me i have hip dysplasia in both hips. He told me i had two choices. I could have mri arthrogram to see how bad the dysplasia was or I could just have the hip surgery. I told him i wanted to have the mri arthrogram so i could understand what has been going on in the last year. After he agreed I told him i was taking a pain medication to help with the pain. The name of the pain medication is Tramadol. At the time of the visit i had been taking that medication for a month and a half. That is when he turned in to a monster. He turned around and started lectured me on the over use of narcotic medication. He told me if he gives me pain medication i will be a drug addict in a year. He said (in a really mean voice) If i was in so much pain, why donâ??t i just get the hip surgery. He also told me that i didnâ??t feel any pain when he did his exam, and when i told him that when he pushed my legs back to my chest and that didnâ??t hurt, but when he pushed them to the side it hurt. He then said in a very sarcastic voice, that he can do the exam again if i didnâ??t remember. He then told me if all I wanted was pain medication he would refer me to a pain clinic. I was crying through this part of the exam, I was very upset. I have never been treated like that in my whole life. I am 47 years old, I have never had a drug problem, I have taken narcotics for pain, no more than 4 time in my whole life. Dr Plakseychuk humiliated me. How could i ever trust a person like that to do what i think is one of the most serious surgery of my life. When i went home i look at the scripted for the mri arthrogram, and it was only for the right hip. I am in a great deal of pain in both hips.
I went to this provider seeking a second opinion about my dislocated left knee and to seek his opinion on next steps and potential surgery. I arrived 20 minutes before my appointment and then proceeded to wait an hour and a half. Once I was brought back I spoke with his aid and someone she brought into the room who she did not identify. I brought previous MRIs I had and was ready to go over my history. As I was speaking I was barely able to get a word out without her saying "GOOD" or "OK"- it was clear she was not actually listening to me. She left with my documents and said she would show them to the doctor. The doctor came in a minute later and within a minute of being in the room said I needed surgery, without explaining why. As I was pressing him with questions, he was practically backing out of the room. Clearly I wanted to know why he suggested surgery, what would happen/what would be going into my knee, basic questions one would have after being told to get surgery. He left immediately. I realized after he left they did not give me back all of my MRIs and disks so I had to track them down in the office. After speaking with my partner, I decided I would go forward with surgery. When I called the office the very next day during normal office hours, it went straight to voice mail. I left a message. I have called back three times leaving two voice mails over a week and have still not heard back. I find it to be completely unacceptable and unprofessional. Having had a week to reflect on the experience without any returned contact from the office, I realize how awful the entire experience was. I would not recommend this provider or office to anyone.
this orthopedic group came highly recommended by several people.
good fast service no waiting
The doctor and the staff were excellent. They explained everything very well. My wife had hip replacement from another group and was never explained what was going to happen as well as I was. I had another appointment with another doctor and I cancelled it.
I went to another physician for this issue and was told nothing was wrong with my knee and it was more likely my back. Dr. P looked at the same MRI and gave me the results and answers I was looking for. Dr. P explained things and gave me relief with an answer. i will continue to treat here from now on.
Dr. Plakseychuk is an excellent doctor. Several people in my family have seen him. I had an allergice reaction to the anesthetic and he helped save my life! We will always use him for our orthopaedic needs.
I felt like I was being talked to not being talked down to. Questions were answered frankly yet kindly. Concern for correct medication was expressed even where another doctor was the prescriber.
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