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Western Orthopaedics, P.C.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Denver, CO

4.95/5 Star Rating
415 total reviews

Western Orthopaedics, P.C. always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 415 reviews with an average rating of 4.95 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Western Orthopaedics, P.C. below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Brian E.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/06/23
Dr. Hatzidakis gave me life back when he repaired my shoulder 15 months ago on my dominant arm. I was told Dr. Hatzidakis was the BEST shoulder surgeon by another doctor who sent her son to him. I had already been turned down by a half dozen doctors from Boulder to the big names in the ski towns. He and his dream team which includes Tyler Holm and Rose Christensen were a night and day difference for me just as I was losing hope. I do not lose hope easily but could not miss much more work searching for the right surgeon as the repair must be timely. The first 6 other surgeons’ reaction to the MRI ranged from flat refusal to offer a repair, to talks of drilling holes in the tendons to stretch them back to the bone and the use of 'patches' and reverse total replacement, or can I just "live with it'. I wanted my own natural shoulder but already had labrum tears and single tendon repairs done on both left and right shoulder in 2000 & 2001. 15 months ago at age 58 I was a 're-tread' with a multitude of chronic severe health issues already. I was told these tendons were 'old' chronic injuries which made no sense to me as I could state the date/time it happened. The MRI also said these were acute not chronic tears to 3 tendons. There was no fatty infiltration nor atrophy per MRI despite what others told me. Tyler Holm is the gatekeeper to this busy surgeon and he is amazing and read the MRI the way it was written and brushed off these other notions stating there seemed to be a lot of tendon there on the MRI coiled up. Tyler was correct they came off ballistically under pressure and the post-surgical report written by Dr. Hatzidakis stated the tendons came back over with "no undue tension". Tyler is amazing, creative and compassionate and sent me back to the friendly x-ray guy to take more images while holding a weight that day. Wow! I am so glad I pressed on that day after 2 awful appointments in Vail. Arriving late on a Friday Tyler was still there to see me. Dr. Hatzidakis was booked out further than anyone I had seen and yet Tyler found room for me to quickly get the surgery before fatty infiltration and atrophy actually set in. Treated like a human being, I was suddenly overcome emotionally and quickly departed as I am not used to handling that level of emotional reaction. To me it was like a miracle had happened. They knew that I am a complicated patient with some major health issues. Tyler had scanned me for my level of commitment to my recovery. Dr. Hatzidakis saw the arthritis but he was not afraid. Meeting him I knew I found my guy, steely-eyed and rock solid confidence. My daughter also found him to be wonderful in personal interaction and let me know this was going to end well. MRCT repairs have a bad 90% failure rate. I became quite ill for many months but put this priceless repair at the top of my priorities. It paid off and in the spring I was better and had to be careful about the rehabilitation due to my other issues. I found a 2nd therapist who understood my complexities and the need for a slow but steady recovery. Having been told by my former surgeon I would never mountain bike nor weightlift again I instead bought a new mountain bike and complied with Dr. Hatzidakis's advice to not push the weights like I did at 25, I am 59 now. I am now facing new serious health challenges but I go forward with my dominant arm fully usable and have Dr. Hatzidakis, Tyler and Rose to thank as it would be immensely harder had our lives not interested in late 2021.
Shelley C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/29/23
Dr. Mordick gave me a quick solution for a problem with a trigger finger on my dominant hand. Such relief to have my mobility back. Wish I had done it months ago!
Robert K.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/25/23
I've had a good experience Dr. Baran has explained almost everything that he will do and almost everything that i will experience. I have no regrets that i used Dr. Baran
Mike S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/16/23
I had a very good experience. Very little pain.
David N.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/16/23
Dr. Basaz was able to repair a shoulder that had been seriously in 2013 by and impact that gore and detached the three rotator cuff tendons. He advised me to take care to not injure the shoulder again because there was not much tendon left to work with. I re-injured it skiing in spring 2022 and tried letting it rest getting back on a PT plan. An MRI showed that I had torn and detached two of the previously repaired major tendons. Initially it did not like it could be repaired and might requires reverse shoulder replacement at some future date. He decided try a second repair and was able to recover enough viable retracted tendon to do so. The repair has a good chance of healing to the bone and preclude or delay replacement. I’ve had four rotator cuff repairs with Hinson e 2010 as a result of vigor thrill seeking. At 70 yers old I’m convinced he master of his craft, genius in fact! He is great man, fine athlete in his own right and maintains awesome enthusiasm for repairing shoulders as well as other joints.
David A.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/14/23
The entire office staff was very efficient and courteous. I got in without having to wait a long time. Dr Baran was very knowledgeable and spoke to me, not down to me.
Sandy L.
4/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/28/22
Very professional yet “down to earth” Medical care. Dr. Sears is an extremely Qualified shoulder surgeon and takes pride in keeping abreast on the most current techniques. I am very pleased with my recovery . I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone in need of Shoulder care. My reverse shoulder replacement could not have gone any better. 8 weeks out.
William V.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/28/22
Very prefessional and made me comfortable about what was being done
Paul A.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/27/22
Dr white has a great bedside manner. He is very easy to talk to and his knowledge is evident. I wish I was a candidate for his services.
Richard S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/17/22
After 20 years of living with a torn rotator cuff, and being able to sleep the night through, I committed to surgery to repair the shoulder. The first thing discussed after surgery was how inflamed the joint and surrounding tissue was. Not really a surprise. Dr Hatzidakis was fairly adamant about following the protocol for recovery, planned for 9 months. I just am passing 7 months and the shoulder has healed. The staff at WO is efficient and highly competent. You can trust WO for your care.
Karlene J.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/12/22
Dr. Parks is an awesome doctor. He has done total replacements on both of my knees. The left one 5 years ago, the right one this October. I have had no problems with either operation. I am recovering even faster this time. One of the things that impressed me greatly is that when I called to ask questions after surgery, he, personally, called me back to answer my questions. He did not have an assistant or a nurse call me. He called me. I appreciated that so much. I would highly recommend Dr. Parks. I would give him 10 stars if I could!
Sandra C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/28/22
I had right hip replacement surgery anterior method. The instructions I got in advance were complete and I learned from friends who had the same surgery. I judge my experience by how well I am recovering. Surgery was 3 weeks ago and I'm walking 3000 steps a day, now aided outdoors with trekking poles and indoors generally unaided.
Danya A.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/24/22
Mary Hadley D.
4/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/14/22
Appointment started on time; assessment was quick and discussion with Shawn Karn (PA) and Dr. White were exceptionally informative and all my questions at the time were answered. The only reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was that so much information was shared so quickly, and both Shawn and Dr. White talked fast, that I wish I had thought to take notes as I struggle to remember it all. Overall, Dr. White and his team presented as very caring, which I greatly appreciated.
Richard R.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/13/22
Had cortisone shot in right shoulder.
Erin E.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/06/22
I have been an athlete and skier since a young age. I am now 53. In April of this year I tore my hip labrum in two places while backcountry skiing. I have been living with constant and significant hip pain since then. I recently mentioned my hip injury to a couple of local friends in Southwestern Colorado. My friends referred me to Dr. White to have my hip evaluated. Surgery was recommended by Dr. White and his team and he performed Labral Reconstruction surgery on my hip just two weeks ago. My hip already feels better. More importantly I have never met such an amazing physician who genuinely cares about his patients well being. In fact, yesterday Dr. White called me on a Saturday to check in with me and see how I was feeling. If you need hip surgery I would highly recommend Dr. White and his team. I would also like to thank Sean (P.A.), Donna and Candice for being so amazing throughout the process.
Gabriel D.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/14/22
I have had both shoulders fixed by Dr. Hatzidakis over the years and he deserves all the praise in the world!
Barbara S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 09/29/22
Surgery is never easy! Dr. White is an incredible surgeon who has taken impeccable care of me!! The biggest shoutout to his office team of ladies that not only are professional, but are genuinely kind. On one of my darkest days, Teresa was so lovely and understanding. Candice was so efficient on getting me scheduled urgently, and Donna always accommodates me when scheduling follow-up appointments. Then there’s Shawn who is just the nicest guy! These folks work hard to keep a busy practice running smoothly!!
Jessie S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 09/15/22
After putting surgery off because I was scared, I had almost no mobility in my left shoulder. The arthritis was so bad I could not sleep. I was 40 then, local Dr. told me if they did it I would need to take up crocheting due to plastic on plastic 10yr life span. I was referred to Western orthopedic. Where I talked with Dr. Hatzidakis, he was amazing. A full left shoulder replacement. A year after surgery I was able to have full range of motion two years after surgery I was a raft guide on the Animas river. Rowing boats! Today I am still very active and pain free.
Linda G.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 09/14/22
I trust Dr. Birney