Thomas Youm, MD - Testimonials
I saw Dr. Youm for a complicated labrum repair in September 2013. I had been increasingly in pain for the several years leading up to the surgery and was suspicious of the idea that the surgery would really address the problem. It did. Recovery from any surgery is necessarily incremental and slow, but within a year I was not only fully functional again, I am completely pain-free. Before the surgery I couldn’t sit still through a meal, much less a movie, because the pain was searing. I would shift around in my seat and eventually just have to get up and walk around until the pain eased. The real test came this Thanksgiving when I drove my standard transmission through three hours of rain and sleet, clutching and maneuvering through complicated traffic…with no pain! I’m very excited to be able to tout Dr. Youm’s remarkable skill and care throughout the process, from pre-operative to post-operative care. I’d whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone who asks.
Dr. Youm is a kind, compassionate doctor who has given me many helpful options for my arthritic knees. He does not rush me into surgery! I’ve recommended Dr. Youm to several friends and they’ve been very pleased. We need more doctors like Dr. Youm (I’m glad to know he is training medical students).
P.S. He’s helped my husband too! (with shoulder and back pain).
I had hip arthroscopy surgery by Dr. Youm to fix a torn labrum, on both the right and left hip. Having the surgeries helped improve my physical performance when working out and playing sports and drastically reduced the amount of pain I was experiencing. Prior to the surgery, I was very cautious and wasn’t able to work out to my maximum potential because of the pain. The surgeries helped my hip areas feel much tighter and secure and gave me the confidence to know it was safe to build back up my strength. Prio to the surgery, I could only walk a couple of blocks before I would experience extreme pain and living in NYC that’s quite disabling! After having the surgery, I’m able to walk endlessly without having pain and keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city. Furthermore, I’m an athlete and always have been. At 26, being told you need hip surgery is life changing. Going into surgery I was worried that my active lifestyle would have to change forever. Even though it took time to work through physical therapy, I can say that I feel as if I haven’t skipped a beat and have already built back up to the same performance level, if not better!
Everything about both Dr. Youm and his staff stands out. From my initial meetings to my follow up appointments, they were very thorough and conscious of my needs and keeping me informed. On the day of surgery, it meant a lot to me that Dr. Youm took the time to visit me both before and after going into the surgery to make sure I was comfortable and understood the process. I had no questions left unanswered at any point during the process, which I found very comforting. On top of that, Dr. Youm never seemed rushed during my visits and made sure that he explained everything to my understanding (and I would bring lists of questions!). This was refreshing in a world where I find most physicians are running a stop watch during your appointment.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Youm. I have several friends who have had labrum repair surgeries from other surgeons and have had poor results. I had absolutely no issues during or after my surgeries and would recommend him to my closest friends and family. He is absolutely amazing!
I had constant knee pain before Dr. Youm did my knee surgery. After the surgery, I haven’t experienced any knee pain or problems with my knee. I was able to resume all normal activities. Everything in Dr. Youm’s office is very organized and done quickly but very thoroughly. The doctor explains all courses of action and what is going to be done for care. I would tell others that Dr. Youm has a very patient-friendly office. All of the staff is great and they answer all questions if you have any. Dr. Youm is great when it come to the proper procedures for the things you are experiencing. And pre- and post- surgery is a pleasurable experience.
Dr. Youm’s surgery helped me SUBSTANTIALLY! I was very please with the arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder. I had been experiencing substantial pain for several months and the outcome was a complete success. This is my 2nd surgery with Dr. Youm (first one was the right shoulder). I find his care outstanding and would not hesitate to recommend him. Great bedside manner, great treatment from start to finish. Dr. Youm is personable and his staff is outstanding. I have already recommended Dr. Youm and would gladly do so again.