Stephen J. Snyder, MD

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.88 (58 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Snyder.
  • “I have had three rotator cuff surgeries with Dr. Snyder, he is the most compassionate, thorough, competent doctor I have ever experienced. I would not hesitate referring Dr. Snyder to anyone with shoulder issues which I have done and will continue to do.”
    – Sandra S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Dr. Snyder and his entire staff are very professional, caring, and Its been a pleasure being his patient. Wouldn't go anywhere else for orthopedic treatment.”
    – Jay J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Dr. Snyder performed surgery on my rotator cuff in October 2015. He has always done a remarkable job. I have trusted him with my orthopedic care for years and have never been disappointed in his professional demeanor and skills. He is an excellent surgeon and his bedside manor is top notch. My rotator cuff has healed and I have returned to doing all my activities.”
    – James S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “I severely tore my rotator cuff and came to Doctor Stephen Snyder at SCOI for help. After 14 months of thinking the injury would heal itself, according to my primary care person, I requested to have an MRI done and took it to see him. I have complete trust in Doctor Snyder as a shoulder doctor, from a previous condition, and only wished I would have thought to see him sooner. And as suspected the injury was going to require surgery to correct. Doctor Snyder explained everything to me from the condition, cause, repair, pre-surgery, post surgery, physical therapy, and the most important consideration, that I might be in the water again surfing in 6 months. I felt completely assured making the decision about treatment. Without the intervention, my life became a stand still. I couldn't exercise, surf, dive, run, anything.  I have to say Doctor Snyder did a wonderful job. And I'm not saying that because I've heard it said he's the best shoulder doctor in the country, but from the pictures and video he showed me pre/post, especially the picture of the repaired area. He did a magnificent job and I owe him a huge debt.  To tell you the truth everything about going to see Doctor Snyder at SCOI was exceptional. His staff, Maria and the physician assistants, made the experience go smoothly. The doctor I saw there for my pre-surgery clearance was through and most understanding. And the surgical staff and facility were beyond talented, human, and state-of-the-art. To see Doctor Snyder coming to me while I sat recovering from surgery, to personally adjust my shoulder sling was, to say the least, most heart warming.  But they say the truth is in the pudding. The picture I have included is me diving in Fiji the week before last, about five days short of 6 months post surgery.”
    – Robert F.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Very professional!!!”
    – Roland S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “My recent shoulder surgery went very well. Everyone from Dr. Stephen Snyder and all his staff did an excellent job. From my first visit to the day of my surgery, I was shown a great deal of concern. I was made sure I understood what was my problem and how they resolved my pain. One tool I found very useful was the use of HealthLoop, it is great to be able to keep the patient up to date. Thank you for the care you gave me.”
    – Frank G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “During recovery from a rotator cuff repair, not performed by SCOI, I began experiencing significant pain and loss of muscle strength. The doctor who had performed the surgery was not receptive to my concerns that I was regressing rather than progressing during recovery. My family doctor and I concluded that a second opinion would be worthwhile, and I decided to seek two different opinions.  The first doctor I saw suggested that my original surgery didn't work and needed to be redone. My daughter who is a physical therapist, had a patient who had a shoulder surgery done by Dr. Snyder at SCOI, and she recommended that I talk with him.  I met with Dr. Snyder, and after reviewing my records, examining, and talking with me, identified what he thought the problem was. He clearly laid out the options that were available, thoroughly explaining each one, and then very clearly left the option selection entirely up to me. I elected to have a second surgery on my shoulder, this time reattaching a bicep tendon. Dr. Snyder performed the surgery after telling me that he would go in, look at the previous surgery and my shoulder in its entirety, and if there was not a torn bicep tendon, or other significant problem, that he would close me up and send me on my way, not performing any unnecessary surgery.  Following the surgery, Dr. Snyder presented me with a CD that contained the video and his narrative of the surgery. The problem was as he suspected as the previous surgery had healed properly, and with the repair Dr. Snyder performed, my shoulder has been doing very well. I have been able to return to all of my normal activities. The care I received was great! -- Bob H.”
    – Bob
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “I had a large full thickness tear in my rotator cuff. Dr Snyder repaired it using a skin graft. I am very thankful for this procedure and am doing Physical Therapy at the present time.”
    – Marti F.
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “My experience with Dr. Snyder and everyone at SCOI has been great. From the initial consultation to the post-op follow ups, Dr. Snyder has been very thorough in explaining all aspects of the surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who requires his services.”
    – Eric S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “It is a year since my shoulder surgery and I want to thank Dr. Snyder for his expertise as a surgeon and his exceptionally warm and caring manner. From my first appointment with him through the surgery and the post surgical appointments he has been kind, compassionate, and everything I could wish for in a doctor! I am pleased to tell him hat the surgery was a great success and I have been able to realize my goal of returning to swimming with the crawl stroke, something that I was unable to do for years before the operation. I first met him when in I was visiting Los Angeles from Montreal, Canada. I had got to know physiotherapist, Vince N., when he was treating a member of my family and when I told him about my shoulder pain he recommended that I make an appointment to see Dr. Snyder. I am grateful to Vince for his advice, and also for the therapy that I subsequently had with him. I had returned to Montreal where I had physical therapy both in local private and public systems, but I felt that I had plateaued and was feeling discouraged when I returned to LA for a month during the summer. Vince worked with me doing therapy in the pool, and I made great progress. His technique is remarkable and I attribute the final stages of my recovery to his expert care.         Finally, I want to thank Dr. Snyder's nurse Maria for always being helpful and patient when I called with questions and concerns. I cannot overemphasize what a special experience it was to have my surgery under Dr. Snyder's care. His professionalism, kindness, and patience inspire confidence, and make a difficult experience as easy as possible. At every step of the process he were reassuring and I never felt hurried or intimidated in his presence. Thank you Dr. Snyder. You are truly an excellent doctor and a very special person.”
    – Anonymous
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD

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