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MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
Indiana University Hospital Indianapolis, IN
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Total Comments: 375
Dr. Goitz was great! I had an issue with my elbow that I was following up with him on. He didn't try and push physical therapy on me when it wasn't necessary. He was friendly and knowledgable.
Dr Goitz was awesome, very kind to see me on short notice after my emergency, and did well calming me on my fears about my broken arm. He didn't prescribe any unnecessary surgery or medication, or set me up for unnecessary expenses, but I do think he took due consideration for the best course of action
Dr Goitz was very attentive and was to the point and with a very positive outcome. he was very professional and thorough. great visit
Not happy. I have a problem with my wrist. The MRI may not have shown anything wrong, but that that doesn't change the fact there is a problem. Dr. Goitz mad me feel as though I have a perfectly healthy wrist...I don't. Very disappointing.
Dr. Goitz is an outstanding physician who is compassionate, listens to my concerns and answered all of my questions. He did a remarkable surgery after an injury and I am forever grateful that he is my surgeon.
Dr. Goitz was very attentive, and sympathetic. He made sure I understood the procedures I would be doing, if I chose to proceed. Overall, it was a positive, informative experience! I would highly recommend Dr. Goitz, if someone needed an orthopedist!
My experience with Dr. Goitz was favorable
I have recommended three patients to see Dr. Goetz because I am impressed with his knowledge and abilities
Provider was a little behind (which doctors office isn't) but very reasonable. They also acknowledged and apologized the tardiness with every interaction. They did a great job.
Dr. Goitz is a friendly personable, and experienced surgeon
Office staff and health care team were great.
Just a wonderful and very thorough doctor.
Used his similar injuries to relate to my to make them seem normal for my age.
Great guy. I really appreciated that he handed me his card at the end of the visit.
everything was great
Dr Goitz was great He listened and was extremely helpful
I had an injury and was referred to Dr. Goitz by Dr. Gold's office. I received an appointment almost immediately. Dr. Goitz was very courteous and patient with me, answering all of my questions. I received xrays, a diagnosis, and finished the appointment within 45 minutes. Good work by the entire staff!
All personnel were very attentive, knowledgeable.
Dr Goitz was as usual vert professional and appropriate. Excellent physician.
Dr. Goitz took the time to really listen to me and was very helpful.
Always excellent care!
I luv your staff starting with Brenda at reception. ALL of them, from observing how they related to me and other clients, are a credit to you, Dr. G.
I felt like when the term Traumatic Brain Injury was mentioned, the doctor immediately lost interest and gave up on me. He really wasn't interested in what I had to say and didn't want to answer questions that my Guardian asked either.
Dr Goitz provided me with excellent care; had given me 2 injections which are working.
the doctor was arrogant and did not listen. He could not figure out what was wrong and even though my daughter is experiencing constant numbness in her arm and hand, he told her to continue basing for cheer and playing softball. both would be very unsafe with a numb arm. they also only ordered an X-ray of her elbow only even though the problem seems to be coming from her shoulder.
Both the provided and his Fellow were very nice & informative. I feel confident that I received the best care available for my health concern.
Dr. Goitz and his team are amazing. I've referred several people to him from my great experience.
Excellent service - very promptly and very highly efficient
everything was good
Dr. Goitz seems to be an excellent Physician. I loved my first visit with him.
If I didn't have a Doctor for the last 35 years, I would certainly choose this Doctor as my best pick!
I felt rushed and didn't get complete post-visit instructions. Also unsure why steroid injection was not given on day of visit.
Very good experience
Dr. Goitz is undeniably one of the best physicians I have ever seen. I had a life changing accident, saw him the next day and was able to have an operation the same week. He is outstanding, not just for my injury, but he listens to my concerns and answers all of my questions. He is remarkable because of his expertise. I am grateful that I have the privilege to have him as my orthopedic surgeon.
great group of staff!!!
The entire visit was excellent.
Being that this was the first time being seen with Dr. Goitz; I felt he was competent, caring, and hospitable.
The doctors were prompt and clear with the appointment and our discussion about how to correct the issue.
Dr. Goitz was excellent. He explained the situation clearly. He was patient and very knowledgeable.
It was great to get an answer to what has been a slightly nagging problem for years. Dr. Goitz was very personable and knowledgeable, and explained everything well.
The doctor and other medical professionals were great, the wait time was awful.
I had a very good experience. this was a follow up appointment after surgery and I had some concerns aft some numbness I had in my finger. I was relieved that this is normal but if I continued to have numbness to contact Dr. Goitz in a couple of months.
This was my first visit to this office. Dr. Goitz was very professional and knowledgeable about the condition. The radiographs were obtained before I saw Dr. Goitz and he was able to review them with me.
I asked a couple questions and Dr. Goitz gave me quick answers, not answering my questions. The procedure I had done, shots for trigger finger, did not work on my right hand. Not happy with Dr. Goitz.
It was good
Dr. Goitz was fantastic!! He was personable and professional and was honest about what he thought in a very respectful way.
Dr Goitz is an excellent,caring person and physician.I have recommended him many times to friends and family
Very good experience.
Dr Goitz is very knowledgeable. He is very courteous, listens to me and I trust him with my treatment. I have recommended him many times for anyone with hand issues.
An hour wait to see the doctor while waiting in the exam room was a bit excessive.
I got in early, before my appointment scheduled time. i was treated great. thanks to all
helpful kind authoritative
care was very good, I really like Dr Goitz
provided knowledge on my condition explaining what to expect and other options of treatment
Always professional and efficient
Waited longer than usual to see the doctor.
This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite providers I have ever encountered. I have all the faith in the world in Dr. Goitz.
Wait time in examining room exceptionally long!
Excellent experience as always.
I like that I had several people that showed concern for my problem
he doesn't feel comfortable doing the surgery I want done, so he referred me elsewhere
Dr Goitz is an excellent physician who is direct & helpful to his patients-one knows he is in good hands!
one of the best Phys offices I have been to. everyone from the time I checked in to check out was very impressive. would recommend to anyone!
Dr Goitz Is one of the absolute best specialty providers I've had an opportunity to deal with. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes me feel comfortable and explaining my concerns. I have recommended him to others in the past.
Dr. Goitz was quite up to speed on my concerns and addressed them appropriately.
Dr. Goitz is an outstanding doctor and surgeon. He is also an excellent listener and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his expertise.
I have been going to Dr. Goitz, for quite some time. He and everyone in his office have always been very kind and helpful to all my health problems.
My child had gotten her cast wet. This office was able to see her immediately for a cast change. We were always seen fast! His time line for her arm healing was on point! She was out of her cast and into a splint in 3 short weeks.
the only thing was my appointment was scheduled for 7:45am and I arrived at 7:30am while the provider did not arrive until after 8am.
the doctor and his team were excellent and answer any and all questions reqarding my care of my shoulder injury
While I waited more than half an hour, my visit was completed within about an hour so I was not upset about the delay in being seen.
This visit is really admirable. You couldn't Find or hope for a better crew than the people that work in that building!
Had to request for referral for occupational therapy because no mention of what I could do on my own. No communication about why I was not prescribed a splint.
good doctor just way to busy. he told me to see him at his other office on a Friday to make it easier for me to travel but his receptionist told me he doesn't have hours there. was very strange.
The Doctor was wonderful!
They made a decision based on the facts they do a lot of surgery and work on people with bone problems . They never considered I may have needed help with a nerve problem and may have needed a neurologist
He explained things differently and listened to what I had to say more than the previous Dr.
Dr Goitz knew his field but did not understand my concern for an urgent solution (travel).
He was rude.
Excellent surgeon and doctor with good bedside manner.
Dr. Goitz has essentially provided me a result good enough multiple times that I wouldn't go to any other surgeon for hand surgery. His work has allowed me to use the hand extremely well, and he notified me of all the possible complications as well.
the entire process was great no wait in the waiting area no waiting for x-rays no waiting for the doctor everyone was very courteous I will make sure to go there next time
Dr. Goitz and staff are always on time, professional, knowledgeable and able to fix my issues so I can get back to being active and healthy.
Dr. Goitz is an excellent hand specialist. I feel confident in his treatment recommendations.
Dr Goitz is the ONLY good care provider I have at UPMC. The others: PCP, Gastro, Knee ortho were all so bad I have moved out of the UPMC system. I will miss Dr Goitz
Dr. Goitz is always congenial. I have seen him several times for various issues.
Dr Goitz has provided me with a reasonable care plan for a degenerative joint issue in my hand.
Dr. Goitz was very understanding and attentive to my problem.
attentive & explained throughly
He is a great doctor
Have always had the best care from Dr. Goitz and would always use him.
great took Xrays explained how to do excises
Provider was unhelpful in helping diagnose or alleviate pain from what I anticipated to be a muscle injury. Both the medical student and provider simply looked at my xrays and said there was nothing broken. When explaining the movements that cause the most pain, the doctor simply stated, "just carry less in your purse". I am still experiencing pain in this hand and will not return to this doctor. This appointment was a complete waste of my medical benefits, time, and money.
Didn't listen, didn't explain diagnosis. Had a resident or student first assess and gave a completely conflicting diagnosis and treatment plan from his.
Dr Goitz is a true professional and and excellent surgeon . He is a asset. Highly recommended
I always have received excellent care from Dr. Goitz and his team.
very professional and caring
Dr was very profreshional
did not seem to believe me when I spoke about my issues. pretty much belittled me and then responded with I don't know what's going wrong with you and contradicted himself more than once.
I came to the office for a hand evaluation and he gave me a splint and doesnt recommend surgery which is his professional opinion. My hand is in agonizing pain when performing daily activities and after explaining this he said that he feels I'm fine to work.
dr goitz was very receptive to assess my hand problem and took immediate and appropriate moves for treatment
Both the resident Dr. Nick and Dr. Goitz explained my condition, treatment recommended and expectations of that treatment. Dr. Goitz asked questions and answered mine. Very good visit.
It was fine visit
The only negative complaint I have is that my appointment time was 10:15 and it was almost 10:45 before I was taken into the exam area and then I had to wait for a doctor to come in and take some preliminary questions about my case, and then I had to wait to get an ex-ray and then I saw Dr. Goitz. It was around 11:45 before I got back on the road to drive home.
very good experience
seemed like he didnt care, not much of an exam and that was it.
very friendly and nice
Excellent, timely care
Excellent and caring doctor!
I was satisfied with the doctor and his staff.
The good thing is that I had no broken bones or fractures. The bad thing is that I paid $30.00 to just walk in the door, I will get billed a lot for the x-rays and the Doctor who saw me and I feel the same pain in my finger as I did before I walked in the door.
they didn't care about the pain or didn't know what it was they used the information from my records against me. and they weren't very helpful.
much appreciated the care and concern of the entire staff after our awful experience with children's hospital .We know that this office squeezed her in to accommodate us in our time of need
My overall experience was extremely pleasing. I was treated with respect and smiles from the entire staff.
Dr Goitz is a Great Dr and all his workers has good service kind polite very informative regarding care plan and answers any questions and explains also demonstrate any exercises they want you to do Very caring staff
good speedy visit
Dr Goitz and his staff have been fantastic from my initial consultation, my shoulder surgery and follow up visits.
Dr. Goitz is efficient, knowledgeable and the treatment was effective. This gave me a baseline for my wrist arthritis. The x-rays will be particularly useful in the future.
Nick, Alexis (fellow), & Dr. Goitz were great!
The doc and his staff were all very professional.
excellent, thoughtful care. totally met my expectations.
Dr. Goitz and staff very nice. it was a good visit.
I saw Dr Goitz for an injury that was covered by Workman's comp and he seemed as concerned with my recovery and well being as he was with my return to work and physical therapy
Dr Goitz is a wonderful Orthopaedic surgeon
I got what I wanted
The experience was very good and Dr. Goitz was very helpful.
Dr. Goitz was absolutely terrific to help me.
considerate dr and nice staff and resident
Dr Robert Goitz is excellent surgeon and hasalways treated me with respect at all times .
very behind schedule... I came to have a tendon rupture possibly ruled out which could have been easily ultra sounded but we went which minmium quick assessment and states "I don't think it's ruptured well just go with rest and rehab. " never clarifying his thoughts of the issue. I was then asked if I just want to continue to tape the injury on my own or get a splint. I got next door for a splint and wait for 90 miniute with no information from the staff of when I'll be taken back. 4 plus hours at the Kaufman facility with nothing accomplished at all... I will not be back.
very informative and caring
Dr. Goitz is very thorough and provides excellent care. I've saw several physicians in test field before I chose him.
Answered all of my questions, addressed my concerns, and we agreed on a course of action.
Dr Goitz provided a very quick response and appointment to assist with my arthritic hands. He was able to give me the necessary injections to assist in pain relief.
Dr. Goetz is a very good doctor
everyone was very nice .
glad to have definitive diagnosis
There is no wait time. This office takes you right away. The staff is very courteous. Dr. Goitz is an awesome physician. He explains things very well. I can't say enough good things about this office!!!
Dr. Goitz was incredible!!! He was friendly, ran on time, explained things in a way that I could understand, and he was genuinely a nice person!!
he was good but sort of in a hurry
Dr.Goitz was wonderful in helping me with my shoulder injury
Dr Goitz understood my injury
i feel that after enduring the same pain for almost a year, that more aggressive measures to finding and resolving the cause of pain should be taken. An xray, therapy,cortisone shots, and the dr touching it;
Dr. Goitz and his staff are the best I took my son to him for surgery 2 years ago
great surgeon with wonderful bedside manner
Dr. Goitz and his staff are wonderful. They are all polite and friendly. Dr. Goitz takes his time and throughly explains everything. He listened to my questions and concerns.
Dr. Goitz clearly explained the procedure to be done, showed the process X rays, and laid out the follow-up steps.
all were professionals and helpful
Dr Goitz is very kind and understanding! He is a wonderful Dr!
Waiting in the second waiting room is always too long and telling the assistant that comes in first everything and then having to repeat it to the doctor when he finally comes is is a bit redundant and a waste of the patients time.
When I stated that I didn't have full range of motion for my thumb, Dr. Goitz seemed to interpret that as me being unwilling to fully use my thumb. This is not the case.
I was told in advance that the Doctor is one of the best in his field, and I was not disappointed. He even performed the procedure in a less painful way. He is open to innovation and is truly enthusiastic about his profession and puts the satisfaction of his patients in the highest regard.
the visit was good, answered my questions and concerns.
Very thorough exam.
very thankful for Dr Goitz! would not have my hand if not for him.
Excellent care and very knowledgeable
Dr.Goitz provided a complete explanation of his diagnosis, treatment plan and next step alternatives.
Both the physician assistant who saw me initially and Dr. Goitz are skilled and efficient providers.
I always have a good experience when in need to see Dr Goitz. everyone in the office is professional and friendly. Great staff
I have been seeing Dr Goitz since 1999 and have had three hand surgeries, 1999, 2001 & 2005. I have referred him to my family & friends and i think he is the most qualified doctor in his field.
The nurse, resident and Dr. Goitz were exceptional
Dr. Goitz is always patient, very knowledgeable, sincere, and sympathetic to your situation. I have seen him for three times now and he has been great. He diagnosed my situation right away and is trying other things before surgery, which I really appreciate. If you don't have to have the surgery, he doesn't make you undergo surgery.
Appointment was for 4:00. I arrived at 3:40. Didn't get taken back to the exam room until almost 4:30. All this to have my stitches removed and have a 4 minute post surgical follow-up with the surgeon. Not sure if this is the norm, or there was an issue that made things get delayed.
Dr. Goitz was very knowledgeable and diagnosed my problem quickly. I believe the course of action he chose to help me recover was completely correct. He was courteous and professional and I would refer friends and family to the practice.
Dr Goitz & his staff were knowledgable, efficient& professional!
Dr Goitz was new to me,but delightful.
very happy with Dr. Goitz and staff
disappointed by lack of questions physician had about the problem. Also the incomplete exam. seemed to come in the exam room with diagnosis in his head after talking to fellow. It was the end of the day he just seemed tired.
I received good care & advice.
Great surgeon, good with kids
The doctor is a very knowledgeable professional and a good listener. I highly value his advice and help; and I would definitely recommend him to other patients. The residents working with him also appear to be exceptional, too.
Everyone I interacted with was professional and courteous. I thought Dr. Goitz was very direct and very helpful with his medical opinion and advice.
The doctor help me with my situation and gave me good advice.
Dr Goitz's expertise was welcome and I felt more confident about my prognosis. I would have appreciated it if he and his fellows had skimmed my medical record first before meeting with me.
my visit was very good
I was very pleased with the help I received. They let me pick my surgery date.
Dr. Goitz is an excellent providerand great surgeon .I would recommend him to family membersand friends
I am extremely satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Goitz and staff! I have already recommended him to friends.
would not recommend this Dr. to anyone...
Dr. Goitz fixed my problem by giving me some tendon gliding exercises. my pain is gone and my hands are getting stronger. I really appreciate his approach for exercise and general health before trying medications or expensive tests. He is clearly knowledgeable and experienced, however not very compassionate.
Great and quick service, great assessment, and efficient solution.
Excellent care given by all that visited our son during appointment.
Got an appointment fast,
Dr. Goitz is very thorough and caring.
Awesome Doctors & Staff!! Thank you all for the great care
very pleased with dr. goitz.
repeat visit, great provider
The provider got right to the point and I appreciated that. I was in and out very quickly.
felt like he either he didn't believe me or take my injury seriously. did nothing to examine it
very helpful explaining what I could and could not do about my problem
Dr. Goitz is excellent, takes his time, really listens, skilled proceduralist
Best doctors visit ever no wait for anything
Dr. Goitz was wonderful in respect to taking care of the issue with my hand(s). He is an awesome person, along with his surgical skills. I had the same procedure last year on the other hand. I regret that I only have 2 hands :), as the aftermath of both procedures were above expectations.
All went well.
I felt like I was wasting his time. Both the resident and the surgeon came across as kind of aloof and not that interested in my problem
Felt I could have been given all my options on my hands. The resident or Dr. I first I saw took the time with me. Dr.Goitz seemed to be in a hurry...and didn't seem all that interested to discuss what might be needed in the future. I will go back in the future and I will be sure there will be a better visit.
Dr. Goitz and his residence were excellent. They explained things well and were very understanding.
Excellent, thorough, very competent with good bedside manner as a bonus.
He was very helpful and attentive to my concerns.
Doctor Goitz and his staff are great.
vary brief visit, but good information provided by the physician
All good. Smart. Efficient. Inspired confidence.
dr goitz and the entire staff was very helpful, friendly, and professional from start to finish
Excellent provider. No issues with him.
very good experience.
Great provider. Very thorough.
Smooth process, efficient. Minimal wait. Everyone involved professional.
Streamlined.....never had a wait. Everyone in the office including Dr. Goitz very friendly and helpful.
I am very pleased with. Dr. Goitz and will continue to see him whenever I need anything
Everyone at that office were courteous and respectful. The doctor answered all of the questions that I had.
timely schedule and appointment
I felt very comfortable with the Dr. and he was very attentive and professional he will be performing surgery on my wrist in 2 weeks.
Dr Goitz has taken care of my mother, husband and myself. He is a wonderful physician.
i really liked the fact that the doctor introduced himself by Robert Goitz this makes me feel comfortable when doctors introduce themselves in this manner. PA was also a 10
very good visit. all were helpful and courteous. Doctor and PA listened to what I had to say
appointment scheduled very quickly, great resident, dr. was clearly an expert, and a nice enough human.
Dr. Goitz is an excellent and thoughtful physician. He added me to his busy schedule at a short notice and thoroughly addressed my concern.
Everything went very well. The receptionist was very nice, the intake nurse was very thorough and expedient. Dr. Goitz's assistant was very attentive, and thorough also. Dr. Goitz himself, did a good job looking at everything, telling me what he found, and then made good suggestions as to what next steps could/should be taken.
great physician, saw me immediately morning I called with thumb fracture
I felt like the doctor was dismissive of the pain because an xray didn't come back with anything. I tried to be upfront that it was a strange injury that i was struggling to understand and it didn't feel like he was invested in determining a cause. My boyfriend came with me and the staff and doctor kept assuming he was the patient.
Dr. Goitz is an outstanding surgeon. He listens carefully and is extremely patient. Rare qualities not always found in every doctor.
he is excellant
Great doctor and staff!
It was excellent
The care provider was excellent, very professional and thorough. I liked his conservative approach and his complete explanation.
Everyone at Dr. Goitz's office is very nice and helpful.
Anyone I talked with was very nice and professional
Dr. Goitz is the best. He has been so helpful with our daughter. He always gets back to us with any questions and is the best dr we have ever seen!
Dr. Goitz treated my son several years ago for broken bones in his hand, with excellent results.This was my first visit for myself. I am very satisfied with his assessment and potential course of action.
My experience was positive and empowering to know I should expect a full recovery from my orthopedic injury.
excellent care, very professional. Good outcome
Waited for a good while until I saw Dr. Goitz , but I know he is very busy.
this doctor came highly recommended by my husband
Provider still seen my child after I was running behind for my appointment and it was almost time for the office to close.
Dr. Goitz is an excellent physician and all of his staff are professional and respectful.
I think the 43 mile drive to Dr Robert Goitz was the best health care I have received in a long time. He should be proud of his staff. UPMC Healthcare System and CEO's should also be very proud of the great service they provide. I just wish there was a way they could accept Highmark patients since I personally think the reasons for the riff is petty.
Knowing that I am very uncomfortable about needles, Dr. Goitz had the needles covered as her entered that room and spoke to me about treatment of my trigger thumb.... very much appreciated!!
extremley happy with Dr. Goitz. I have actually referred pts to him on several occasion. He is a highly regarding health care professional.
I did not leave with all my concerns answered.
Dr Goitz has always been very professional and is a caring doctor.
Dr. Goitz, an orthopedic is very knowledgeable in his field. he did my carpel tunnel surgery, with excellent outcome. my appointment this time was a left elbow issue. I am confident that I will have the same result.
Though exam, asks questions, seen promptly. Offered choice of treatments.
my injury was healing slowly so I wanted it to be evaluated with recommendations and this is exactly what drug did.
the Dr. operated on my hand and this visit was to take the stiches out. Everything went great and we scheduled my next surgery for my other hand.
Dr. Goitz was fantastic, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
The experience was good and I was able to get a quick check up for my mother, as needed.
I had a good experience with everyone on the office on this visit
Everyone was great. I was very impressed how smooth everything went.
Doctor spend little time with patient but pa spemt time with me and was exceptional.
Dr. Goitz and his team always help me with my trigger finger problems.
Dr. Goitz is very caring and takes his time with patients. He explains everything so I understand it. he's the best
All of my office visits with Dr. Goitz have been timely and have met all of my medical needs & concerns. All office employees & medical staff are always professional & patient centered.
Dr. Goitz was very professional and also kind and relatable. He helped me understand the problem with my daughter's hand and make clear recommendations and put my mind at ease.
Really appreciated Dr. Goitz seeing me on such short notice. That was excellent.
Dr. Goitz and his staff are excellent in every aspect. I have recommended many others to him.
I have seen Dr. Goitz about 5 times in the past including this visit and hope I can continue to see him every time I need medical help for my shoulders. I have all the confidence in the world when I see him.
excellent surgeon! Recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Goitz and staff have always been professional. The first shoulder injection (Feb.'18) did not relieve the pain. However, the recent injection ( June '18) seems to be helping.
the care I received was thorough and professional, everyone was friendly and treated me with respect.
Dr. Goitz answered all of my concerns regarding my hand pain and how to best manage it.
Dr. Goitz and the doctor assisting him did a fine job of addressing my medical problem.
I felt the physician and resident physician listened to me and answered my questions thoroughly. I was grateful to be given exercises and assured that my problem was likely not going to result in a return visit, but also given clear direction of what would require a return visit. Very good experience overall.
Dr Goitz seems like a great surgeon. But I am having a hard time relating to him on my post op care. I am doing everything he ask , and not getting the results , he just keeps saying lay on your elbow. That does not help! A previuos visit we talked about cleaning up scar tissue in 6 months, now he says wait 1 yr. He must have been busy and did not review my chart, he asked me for my range of motion numbers from PT. I did not know them. I am thankful the surgery went well, and my scar has healed wonderfully. But this limited ROM is NOT good! The fx elbow has drastically impacted my life. It has also effects my hand wrist and shoulder. Not sure if he can relate to that. I am super bummed when I leave his office.
Dr. Goitz is an excellent hand specialist. He knew exactly what was wrong and gave me the proper care that I needed to feel better and out of pain. He was also extremely friendly and took his time and answered all questions and concerns that I had. I was so impressed that I referenced him to my mother, which will need carpal tunnel surgery in the near future.
Dr. Goitz made sure my questions were answered to my satisfaction. He is a true professional and I very much appreciated the care he provided.
Dr. Goitz is a top notch orthopedic surgeon and Pittsburgh is fortunate to have him. He has performed surgery on my hands with great success and has given me advice on my shoulders and I last saw him for his opinion on a recent surgery I had from an accident in Florida.
very very good my visited was what i expected
Very happy with my experience with Dr.Goitz and his team, very reassuring and kind.
I was very surprised at the level of courtesy from the first step in the door, throughout the visit to the end. I was impressed by the care and empathy shown by the entire office from the receptionist to the assistant to the doctor and of course Dr. Goitz.
excellent provider, addressed all my needs.
very good doctor and assistant
Dr. was efficient and courteous. explained everything very well. I was very satisfied
It was a good visit. It was quick and I got the steroid shot for trigger finger and within 24 hours my finger was not stiff. I could move it in the morning without it sticking.
I was pleasantly surprised at the efficiency of the office in general. I was told that I'd be seen by a resident first and then the physician with whom I had the appointment. This is exactly what happened. Both were pleasant and knowledgeable.
I appreciated the explanation of my diagnostic testing and the encouragement to use non-invasive treatment (PT) to help alleviate pain symptoms. I was pleased that my pain was treated however at that appointment with a steroid injection. I felt the discharge follow-up was a bit rushed, probably because I was a little unclear about making an appointment with a PT office.
He didn't listen to what I had to say, seemed like he didn't care and told me that what I was saying didn't make sense. How can he know what is wrong with me withot ordering any tests. I didn't go there just because I wanted to say Hi and give him my copay.
my problem was a small ortho issue non injury related. only needed an injection cleared it right up.
was taken care of and explained very well my problem.
I was referred and Dr Goitz did not disappoint.
Great experience, Dr. Goitz took all the time necessary to evaluate my son. Great doctor!
Allison who worked with Dr goitz was super sweet and informative. she explained many things in easy to understand terms.
Dr. Goitz was super plain and simple. His resident doctor was very good also. The staff in the waiting and registration area were courteous, professional and efficient.
Dr. Goitz is a compassionate, extremely knowledgeable surgeon with an excellent personality and great skills. He is an excellent role model for residents who serve with him.
This visit was like all others. Excellent!
I was seeing Dr. Goitz for a broken wrist and he took care of me very well. I only had to wait more than 15 mins this last visit(5/7/18) and the staff informed us that the Dr. was running behind so there was no problem. It was technically my last visit with the dr. because he informed me I have therapy to do and would only see him if I had any problems. I was very satisfied with Dr. Goitz and I healed very fast. I will see how the therapy helps me.
Dr Goitz is always kind,caring and patient. he listens to your problem and does what he needs to do to help me. I leave feeling that my problem was taken care of.
dr goitz is very Down to earth, listens intently to questions, and works with us to develop a plan of care that works for all
Dr Goitz and his associate were outstanding.
,knowledgeable, courteous, thoughtful, and kind staff and medical personnel!
DR. Goitz and his UPMC Orthopedic team are as good as it gets.....efficient, on time, personable, intelligent, empathetic .etc...they know their medicine...and they certainly know how to communicate with their patients in this case me....
All of Dr. Goitz's staff and Dr. Goitz were professional, supportive, helpful and informative. Staff inquired into additional potential injury to my right rotator cuff while assessing range of motion with my right arm. Dr. Goitz provided new insight into the swelling and pain in my neck from potential blood accumulation from the cycling injury resulting in my anterior dislocated right clavicle. Dr. Goitz was very very eager to help me return to my normal range of activities and quality of life. Dr. Goitz was thorough in explaining the options available to me surgically and non-surgically. Dr. Goitz provided me with potential surgical services in both the U.s. and Canada. I left Dr. Goitz's office much more knowledgeable about my injury and with options available that I didn't have prior to the visit.
Dr. Goitz is absolutely one of finest Dr's I have had the opportunity to be seen by.
Dr. Goitz is a wonderful person and doctor. He spends time with me asking and listening. Explains all my options and explaining the pros and cons of each. I do not feel rushed while I am with him.
Excellent doctor. Explained options.
He laid out the options for treatment clearly to me and, while he was disappointed in my choice, he respected them.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery was prompt and doctor and staff were very courteous, attentive, and professional. Had some problems with right hand, burning sensation, stiffness and the inability to use hand for a few days. However, I have been improving.
Dr. Goitz and his associate took great care to explain a complicated injury, and my options to correct. I have very high confidence in this doctor.
very good care
Dr Goitz is a Fabulous Doctor ...he takes time with you and explains everything very well.
Courteous staff, answered all questions.
I am a retired physician. I have seen Dr. Goitz on a few occasions myself and have received good care. I have referred patients to him, including family members. They have received good care. He is an able physician in terms of his medical skills. And he is honest and nice.
I'm very happy to have met Dr Goitz for my need I will see him again. to follow up visit.
Excellent service overall. The doctor really took time to explain my situation and told me what I can do to remedy it.
He was knowledgeable about my issue. He provided a brace to help with healing my injury.
I was seen in timely efficient manner, received treatment that provided relief of my pain.
Very happy with this visit...everyone, especially the doctor was more than helpful, considerate and made me feel I was getting the care and attention necessary.
I love my doctor he's a great guy and that office is very professional
Excellent experience overall
Dr Goitz was very nice and professional. I was great full they got me in ASAP. And Dr Goitz re-arranged his schedule so I could have surgery ASAP, this meant a lot to me !His fellow and PA were very nice and explained things and answered my questions.the front desk was very friendly, and the gentleman who helped me with my sling,great experience under the circumstances.
This office runs like a machine the assistants were courteous, knowledgeable and professional. I got there early and they had me in and out in 30 minutes and I didn't feel slighted at all. Very thorough.
He was very knowledgeable and my visit was very quick
Quite happy with the service overall
When I made the appointment that morning, the pain in my hand had me very concerned. The things the Doctor said made me see that things were just going to take about a month to work out. I did not know that before and was scared. The Doctor showed me the arthritis in my hand on the X-Ray, which I had not been aware of the bone spur. So as a result, I will not be so quick to panic in the future.
I have seen Dr. Goitz many times over the past years and have always been impressed with his professionalism, experience and bedside manner. I am very appreciative that he has an office in UPMC South! Thank you!
I saw 2 doctors during my visit, and they both explained things thoroughly to me. Dr. Goitz was very personable.
acceptable treatment, all things considered.
everyone in the office was kind, friendly and professional
Dr. Goitz is the best!
I thought Dr. Goitz was very good at his profession. I have great confidence in his ability to help me regain my normal status with my hand.
Dr. Robert Goitz was very courteous, patient, and knowledgeable regarding the injury my sustained.
Great doctor and medical staff.
ALL IS GOOD
Dr. Goitz is an amazing doctor. He is caring and offers the best medical advice for my health problem.
Dr, Goitz is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I had hand surgery several weeks ago and his work is exceptional! He takes the time to explain the procedure both in the office and before the actual surgery. I cannot say enough good about him and the staff in the surgery center!!!
had a great experience with doctor and staff!
Dr. Goitz is the finest specialist in hand and arm surgery and care. I could not imagine seeing anyone else.
I recently had surgery, and was totally satisfied.
Dr. Goetz is a excellent Doctor, trust him with my visit's, his care, understanding, (no coment on UPMC) Am Highmark Freedom Blue, do not agree with UPMC's practice of still holding grudge with Highmark, it effect's the Drs. & the patient's. Enough Said, Drs. Great, Wish all envoled the best.
Very informative and caring.
Dr. Goitz is a wonderful, caring physician. He had many patients to see, yet he took the time to carefully explain what was wrong with my hand. I have absolute faith in his care and I would highly recommend him!
very positive experience
dr. Goitz very congenial & professional, explained how long steroid inj. would begin to take effect. waiting as it is only 3 days after inj.
excellent surgeon with a great attitude. I feel very fortunate to have him as my surgeon. thanks Dr. Goitz for putting me back together. "good as new"
The experience was fine but brief. The provider seemed like he was in a hurry to move on but did answer questions that I had.
My experience was very good. The doctor was listened and understood the issue and was able to treat straight away. He spent enough time with me and discussed next steps, if needed.
Dr. Goitz and his assistant were wonderful. They listened and provided the information I was looking for.
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