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Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 62
very professional and caring for my condition and more than willing to find the cause for my condition.
it was a very friendly and efficient visit.
Assumed at first that I knew nothing about my condition. Dr. Silvaggio became much more detailed after he realized that I had some specialized medical knowledge.
That was my first appoint with this Dr. I felt he was able to diagnose the problem I had xrays taken to eliminate concerns of pain down my leg.He gave me a PT slip which at this time may be helpful. I will see how this back paincontinues and look at other options.
I had a very good experience.
Dr. Silvaggio and his staff were wonderful. He was recommended by a family member who also couldn't speak highly enough about him and they were correct. Will recommend him to everyone I know.
I felt very much at ease with my selection for a doctor after meeting and talking to him. He gave me more information about surgery procedures than I had on my list to ask. I felt he spelled out to me exactly why I need surgery and what I would go through before and after surgery.
prompt, professional, attentive and caring. very pleasant and competent
everything went extremely well and i had no bad experiences.
I trust Dr. Silvaggio completely. He is a wonderful Doctor.
it always feels like the this office works as a team and they care about me getting better.
Doc and staff are wonderful. I had to share that I was in a bad domestic situation that resulted in a number if injuries to my head, face and neck. The nurse was so kind and understanding. She even gave me a hug and wished me well. It meant a lot to me. Doc was equally as sensitive to my situation and didn't rush thru the appt. He let me talk and cry a little... It's a highly stressful and emotional thing to go thru, and I felt that both nurse and doc handled it perfectly.
always very good interaction with this staffing
I feel complete trust and respect for him as a provider in my health care . I also feel his concern for me as a person who wants to enjoy life as much as I can.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Silvaggio to anyone who needed back surgery. I have suffered for years with back pain and now have some relief from the pain. Hopefully I will have complete freedom of pain when my fusion heals!
I feel Dr. Silvaggio was not to concerned about me. Dr Hasselman had me see him due to pain I have been having in my leg, I thought it was related to my foot he operated on. Due to Dr Silaggio's lack of interest with my case, I found another Back doctor who is concerned and already dealing with the issue.
I Have never been so sure about an operation in my Life,this Doctor and Staff, made me feel so at ease, and I just knew things were gonna turn out for the best, I have recommended all of them to everyone, and will continue to do so, and if I need anything else I surely will be back!
Dr. Silvaggio saved my life one year ago, when I contracted an infection.
Dr. Sivaggio is a very considerate doctor who not only loves what he does but he is great at it.
Dr. Silvaggio and his assistant Missy were very nice, empathetic and made me feel very comfortable.
just loved the dr. i would highly reccommend him to everyone!!!
This visit was merely a follow up to cervical fusion surgery 2 wks prior. Dr. Silvaggio was friendly and professional day of surgery and in this follow up visit
The doctor was fantastic about the way he responded to my concerns about my health and took immediate action.
Satisfied with provider.
Dr. Silvaggio is one of the best surgeons I have ever had that did any procedures on me or my family.
This was a follow-up visit for neck surgery. Everyone was extremely professional and concerned with my recovery and well-being. I could not ask for better service.
Physician did not spend more than three minutes in room with me.
Everyone was very caring and nice.
I brought the findings of my MRI results with me and handed them to Dr. Silvaggio. I wanted him to read the findings only, not the entire report. He pushed them away and did not read the small section of the report. His interpretation of the findings would have been helpful in explaining things. The total time burden would have been a minute or two.
To date, my experience with this provider has been very good.
The doctor was seen for a second opinion regarding surgery for my neck however he suggested a steroid injection that has been providing pain relief for pain I have been suffering for over 5 years. I was extremely happy with his concern and resolution.
every one in the office was very nice
Impressed w/ the whole visit.
Dr. Silvaggio and the entire staff are excellent. I'm so happy with the care given to me.
All people who work at Three Rivers Orthopedics have always been very friendly, helpful and understanding of my needs. Whether at the office or on the phone.
This is the 5th spinal surgery for me with Dr. Silvaggio. I have no complaints presently and have no previous concerns, I feel that Saint Margaret is so lucky and fortunate to have Dr, Silvaggio as there physician. Staff is kind and considerate.
I was treated with quality service.
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Silvazzio, unfortunately he could not help with my injury.
The best orthopedic surgeon I have met in some time.
Dr Salvaggio has always treated me in a VERY professional manner..... showing a true concern for my problems & the pain I am experiencing.
Very pleased with the doctors help & concern Thank You
He was a very good doctor checked out everything I was complaining about answered my questions and provide a good visit for myself to come back to him.
all was excellent
Dr. Silvaggio would be my #1 choice for an orthopedic doctor. I could not ask for a better surgeon. He is kind, caring, always smiling and most importantly VERY GOOD at what he does. I thank God for surgeons like Dr. Silvaggio!
This provider performs excellent work
Dr silvaggio defines commitment to patients. He is accessible and responsive to my needs in an above and beyond manner
he calmed down all my concerns
Dr. Silvaggio is very conscientious, considerate and kind. He always takes time to thoroughtly explain what is happening. He's the best Doctor that I have dealings with over the past 30 years!
excellent -no complaints
He is a GREAT doctor! He takes time to talk and listen to you!
as with most docs limited time spent in patient contact. nothing against this doctor but the way we do medicine In general. found dr Silvaggio a straight shooter and appreciate that
I have no bad comments! Everyone was friendly and the whole office was run in a timely manner.
Dr. Silvaggio is an excellent surgeon and very caring doctor. I felt so confident after meeting him the first time before my surgery that I immediately scheduled the surgery with him even though I had seen another surgeon who had done two other back surgeries for me and was scheduled for surgery the next day.
Dr. Silvaggio is very knowledgable and kind. He saved me from a previous surgery! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. He is the greatest! I feel he is an all around good person, and a great doctor. I worked the medical field, and he ranks at the top.
I feel blessed to have been referred to Dr. Salvaggio. His care and our outcome was wonderful! I am very grateful to have him and his level of expertise as my spinal orthopedic doctor.
Great doctor, great personality, but popular enough to where he does not have a lot of time to spend with each patient.
My appointment was with Dr Silvaggio because my surgeon, Dr Smith was in surgery and not doing office appointments. However Dr Smith stayed after finishing surgery and saw me which I appreciated very much. Dr Smith has far exceeded my expectations and my experience with Dr Silvaggio is limited to seeing him during my hospital stay the weekend of my surgery and he also was wonderful and seemed to care about my health. I have recommended this practice and should I need further surgery on my spine it will be these doctors even if at some point I need to switch insurance companies. This has been an excellent experience so far. My surgery was Oct 31, 2014.
Dr. Silvaggio is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend him to anyone.
DR. Silvaggio is a very caring doctor. He actually listens to what I say. So glad he treated me. I recommend him to everyone.
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