Thomas Youm, MD - Testimonials
Before surgery with Dr. Youm, I was walking with a cane and in pain every day. Now after hip arthroscopy, I am back to where I was before my injury. I’m physically active and I consider the surgery 100% effective. Dr. Youm’s level of care has been excellent throughout, from first consultation, through surgery, post-surgical care and (two years later) final visit. Dr. Youm has provided excellent medical care and has a great personable manner that has alway put me at ease. He respected my desire for information, my ability to make decisions, and when I was in pain he always listened and took that seriously.
I would highly recommend Dr. Youm to anyone needing an opinion and/or surgery. In fact, I found Dr. Youm because of a recommendation from a patient.
Dr. Youm restored my confidence in my physical capabilities. I had two major issues (hamstring and shoulder injuries) that he fixed and now I am a lot more comfortable physically and mentally. What stands out about Dr. Youm is the time he spent with me, the quality of his care, his post-operative care, and the professionalism of his support staff. They were outstanding. If you have a medical plan to accommodate Dr. Youm’s services or can afford it, he is highly recommended.
Dr. Youm is an expert and a true professional. As a young adult male working a manual labor job, my life was not pleasant on a daily basis having two bad hips. Surgery was hard but the outcome was better than I imagined. My hips do not bother me daily anymore. Dr. Youm expressed personal interest and sincerity. The most important thing to him was and is my quality of life.
The surgery Dr. Youm performed on me was life changing. I had severe pain in my back that was prohibiting me from enjoying time with my young children. After he performed hip surgery, all of my issues were gone. I now enjoy my kids and can play sports, give them baths, and work out/exercise without any pain. Dr. Youm’s care throughout the entire process was superb. You can tell he genuinely cares and is concerned about your concerns. I would tell a friend looking for an orthopaedic surgeon, “Here’s his number…You won’t regret it!”
Dear Dr. Youm,
I am writing to thank you for repairing a torn labrum on my right hip 8 weeks ago. I am having a good recovery from the surgery and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the fact that I had this procedure done.
Faced with the fact that I was 60 years of age, I had several doubts, one of them being whether or not to have this surgery done. After my initial consultation with you, I left your office feeling reassured that I had a good chance for a good outcome. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me when I expressed a few more concerns to you via email and you took the time out of your busy schedule to call me up and address them. Besides your excellent credentials, you are a wonderful person, as well as doctor.
Your office staff is professional and a pleasure to deal with. When I mentioned the fact that I live on Long Island, they assisted in making things easy in the way of correspondence (Crystal)…Jake delivered my hip brace and ice machine to the Langone Center since it wasn’t easy for me to pick them up prior to the surgery.
I was treated with the best of care at the Langone Outpatient Center. Everyone was very attentive and courteous and made things very comfortable for me. When I walked into the OR and mentioned to Dr. Popovic that I was feeling a little overwhelmed, he took action to get me under quickly. He was right when he told me I was in “good hands”.
I just want to add that I have not had any pain, only soreness which continues to improve each day. I am grateful to you for this. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do, which is walking and hiking. It is so nice to know that I won’t have to settle for a sedentary lifestyle yet.
After years of issues with my hip and multiple visits to other doctors, Dr. Youm finally had an answer. The surgery he performed has helped me get back into running which I am incredibly grateful for. What stands out about Dr. Youm is the quality of care and professionalism I received from him. I have already referred multiple people to Dr. Youm for sports-related injuries and will continue to do so.