Glowacki, Keith A, Md - Advanced Orthopaedic Ctr

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  • 7858 Shrader Road

    Richmond, VA 23294

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  • 804-270-1305

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Glowacki is a first-rate surgeon who gained invaluable experience at the Mayo Clinic. My physical therapists as well as the head of sports medicine at my university also said that he was definitely the best surgeon in the area -- and the only board-certified one! The physical therapists also said that he was one of the only surgeons who was accessible to them, and called periodically to ??check-in? and see how things were going. Furthermore, his staff is polite, helpful and knowledgeable; they even fit me into the schedule two hours early one day so I wouldn't have to wait (a friend I referred to Glowacki had an appt. the same day and we drove together).
From the conversations that I heard in the waiting room, other surgeons send their difficult patients to Glowacki and he also treats many in the medical profession. Even the anesthesiologist who works in the surgical suite had Glowacki repair a shattered elbow AND an abnormal ulna during two different surgeries . . . to me, that??s a resounding endorsement of this surgeon??s abilities. I have to add that despite my incessant interruptions as well as very specific and detailed questions, Glowacki treated me with respect and patience.
I suspect that most of the average reviews on this site reflect that fact that people who are not quite happy are more likely to provide reviews and I want to counter that trend. I also suspect that when Glowacki gave patients diagnoses that they didn't want to hear, they were more likely to provide these reviews. Many of the patients that I encountered had been having problems for years before finally seeking treatment, so returning their upper extremities back to normal is nearly impossible.
My surgery was a difficult one (1,2-ICSRA bone graft of the scaphoid) and he was the only hand surgeon in the area I trusted with the procedure. I went to another, younger, less experienced surgeon first and he did not want to operate.
Since I have a Ph. D. and am OCD, and I have access to most of the primary medical literature and I took advantage of that literature. Despite the other surgeon's claims that surgery wasn't necessary since I did not have AVN in the proximal pole of my scaphoid six years after injury, I suspected strongly from my reading that the future was very grim without surgery to repair it before AVN developed. I've been physically fit (5K = 15:55 at age 40) until recently and my circulation was only going to diminish with age; this would very likely lead to AVN. At that point, a four-corner fusion of my dominant wrist was likely . . . and the ROM and strength limitations resulting from that fusion would really, really suck!! Two other surgeons have recently told me that I made the best decision to get it repaired . . . they both thought it was a ??no-brainer.?
I have a friend who fractured BOTH wrists at the same time and I referred him to Glowacki rather than have a general orthopaedic surgeon repair his radii at a hospital far away. My friend is also very happy with the results of his surgeries as well as the staff working with Glowacki.

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Glowacki is a first-rate surgeon who gained invaluable experience at the Mayo Clinic. My physical therapists as well as the head of sports medicine at my university also said that he was definitely the best surgeon in the area -- and the only board-certified one! The physical therapists also said that he was one of the only surgeons who was accessible to them, and called periodically to ??check-in? and see how things were going. Furthermore, his staff is polite, helpful and knowledgeable; they even fit me into the schedule two hours early one day so I wouldn't have to wait (a friend I referred to Glowacki had an appt. the same day and we drove together).
From the conversations that I heard in the waiting room, other surgeons send their difficult patients to Glowacki and he also treats many in the medical profession. Even the anesthesiologist who works in the surgical suite had Glowacki repair a shattered elbow AND an abnormal ulna during two different surgeries . . . to me, that??s a resounding endorsement of this surgeon??s abilities. I have to add that despite my incessant interruptions as well as very specific and detailed questions, Glowacki treated me with respect and patience.
I suspect that most of the average reviews on this site reflect that fact that people who are not quite happy are more likely to provide reviews and I want to counter that trend. I also suspect that when Glowacki gave patients diagnoses that they didn't want to hear, they were more likely to provide these reviews. Many of the patients that I encountered had been having problems for years before finally seeking treatment, so returning their upper extremities back to normal is nearly impossible.
My surgery was a difficult one (1,2-ICSRA bone graft of the scaphoid) and he was the only hand surgeon in the area I trusted with the procedure. I went to another, younger, less experienced surgeon first and he did not want to operate.
Since I have a Ph. D. and am OCD, and I have access to most of the primary medical literature and I took advantage of that literature. Despite the other surgeon's claims that surgery wasn't necessary since I did not have AVN in the proximal pole of my scaphoid six years after injury, I suspected strongly from my reading that the future was very grim without surgery to repair it before AVN developed. I've been physically fit (5K = 15:55 at age 40) until recently and my circulation was only going to diminish with age; this would very likely lead to AVN. At that point, a four-corner fusion of my dominant wrist was likely . . . and the ROM and strength limitations resulting from that fusion would really, really suck!! Two other surgeons have recently told me that I made the best decision to get it repaired . . . they both thought it was a ??no-brainer.?
I have a friend who fractured BOTH wrists at the same time and I referred him to Glowacki rather than have a general orthopaedic surgeon repair his radii at a hospital far away. My friend is also very happy with the results of his surgeries as well as the staff working with Glowacki.

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