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.
  • “Southern California Orthopedic Institute is impressive from the moment I made my consultation appointment, paying attention to details! Dr. Stephen Snyder made me feel like I was his friend with his most genuine friendliness, kindness, warmth, and caring mannerisms. So without hesitation, this was my very first major surgery, I knew that Dr. Snyder would do my right shoulder surgery and then my left shoulder 6 months later! Maria is efficient! She surely helped to make me feel at ease with all the appointments I needed. The staff in each department was very efficient! Personable! Helpful!   I will continue to refer anyone to SCOI. Three of my friends have also had their shoulder surgeries by Dr. Snyder in the last year.  Oh, yes, my shoulders are terrifically healed!!!! Thank you so much, Dr. Snyder!”
    – Judi P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Dr. Snyder is a wonderful doctor. He cares about the person, the effect that the ailment has on your life, and takes time to talk, listen, and probe. I saw him previously, ten years ago as well as recently. He has exceeded my expectations.  What is most interesting is that he is never in a rush to move ahead with surgery until it is certain that surgery is what is needed. I also was on board with the decision. Unfortunately, this last visit is for a problem that cannot currently be cured by surgery. Dr. Snyder was very thorough in his examination and review of the tests that were run. He discussed the condition completely and let me know what the future course of my condition would be and how best to deal with this over time. I have the highest regard for Dr. Snyder and look forward to seeing him again for follow-ups.”
    – Philip L.
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “I injured my left shoulder in 2011, resulting in extreme pain and loss of mobility. After diagnosis at SCOI, Dr. Snyder performed an allograft replacement in January 2012. I began light therapy at 90 days and by six months, I had most of my original mobility and strength.”
    – H. Mark I.
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “First of all I would like to complement Dr. Snyder on being a great doctor with great bedside manner. The facility is totally awesome. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you. The SCOI center is very efficient, they never had me sitting around waiting. Thank you Dr. Snyder for all your great work. Now I know why my personal doctor (Dr Richard Wulsfburg) highly recommended you.”
    – Gary R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Your facility is like a well-oiled piece of machinery. Everybody was on time, courteous, and professional.  I wouldn't go anywhere else for a  shoulder repair. Thank you.”
    – Laura F.
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “Dr. Snyder and SCOI were very professional and took great care to ensure the success of my surgery and recovery post operation. The surgery was top notch and caring, the care by the SCOI staff has always been above average.  I had a very traumatic tear in my shoulder and truly believe that without SCOI's help, I would never be able to have full use of my shoulder.  I am now on the road to recovery and all the pain is gone! I can't wait to play golf again and completely believe it's possible thanks to Dr. Snyder and SCOI. -- Shawn W.”
    – Shawn
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “The very best it could be!  I saw three doctors before deciding on surgery and then who would do the surgery. Dr. Snyder was the obvious choice. Then, after making the decision, it was continually reinforced by not on the surgery experience, but the pre-op and the post-op treatment I got as well.  EVERYONE who we came into contact with was exceptional! SCOI does virtually everything different (and better!). If I have any future surgeries, or if friends or family ask me for a referral, be assured I will send them to SCOI.”
    – Ed G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “It is a pleasure to write a recommendation for Dr. Stephen Snyder. I researched orthopedic surgeons with a specialty in shoulder surgery.  Dr. Snyder rose to the top of the list as the most highly qualified and experienced surgeon. Not only were his qualifications superior, but also his commitment to research through his Foundation and Institute to develop improved techniques for shoulder surgery. My shoulder surgery was to correct a tear in my rotator cuff and remove bone spurs. I traveled from Minnesota to his facility in Van Nuys, California, to have arthroscopic surgery. In addition to the pre-op exam and consultation, post-operation instructions were given to me, including detailed written materials and a DVD explaining directions to follow after surgery. Hotel locations near the surgery center were recommended by his nurse along with healthcare agencies to provide additional help for the night following surgery. The anesthesiologist, who was one of Dr. Snyder’s team, called the night prior to surgery to introduce himself and answer any questions. Dr. Snyder contacted me the following morning to check on my progress and was available through email and phone for any questions or concerns I had. Prompt communication with Dr. Snyder was always available prior to surgery and during the recovery period. My experience was very positive. I followed Dr. Snyder’s post-operative instructions and those of my physical therapist and had an excellent recovery after five months.”
    – Jane S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “This is the second time I went to Dr. Snyder. The first time was many, many years ago for frozen shoulder. A Thousand Oaks orthopedic surgeon misdiagnosed me with rotator cuff problems, which required surgery. Thankfully, I did not need surgery but I did need physical therapy, which cured my condition. This time, after enduring several weeks of a rather sudden and intense onset of pain in my left shoulder and having moved to the Central Coast of California four years ago, I didn't waste any time thinking about going to a doctor up here. I called and got an appointment with Dr. Snyder that week! After getting X-rays right away on my shoulder and then a thorough consult and physical exam by Dr. Snyder, I was diagnosed with a calcification on my right shoulder, which had been causing the pain. Dr. Snyder explained my condition, treatment options, and I decided on a having a cortisone shot, which I wasn't looking forward to. To my surprise, it wasn't as bad as I anticipated and within a day or so, my shoulder was feeling much better. Fast forward two weeks now, I am 99% pain free and hope it stays that way. Dr. Snyder and his staff were efficient, courteous, and thorough in treating me. I am relieved of my pain and I am grateful to have such a great doctor, even if I have to drive a few hours to see him. Thank you, Dr. Snyder! -- Dr. Belinda S.”
    – Dr
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD
  • “The experience has been nothing but top notch from the start. It was very professional and caring. I had a terrible tear in my rotator cuff and thanks to SCOI and Dr. Snyder's skill, I have use of my shoulder once again. Since I am active with outdoor activities through family and volunteering with Boy Scouts, full recovery was very important for my quality of life. I will look to SCOI for any future needs.”
    – Shawn W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Stephen J. Snyder, MD

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