Thomas Youm, MD - Testimonials

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  • Patrick Rafulowitz

    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.

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  • Miguel Fittipaldi

    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.

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  • Eileen Gallagher

    I had injured my hip several years ago and was not able to get past the pain and restriction, even with physical therapy. I finally had X-rays and an MRI which showed two tears, arthritis and a bone spur. I consulted two well known surgeons in Naples Fl who told me I was ‘too old’ to have arthroscopic hip surgery. They just wanted to replace my hip. I was referred to Dr. Youm and after reviewing my case, he told me he would do the surgery. After surgery he told me he was able to repair all of the damage, as well as loosen a restrictive tendon. I was surprised how well I felt after the surgery. There was minimal pain and only in the area of the incisions. I was instructed to use the crutchesfor a month, even though after a few days I felt I could walk without them. I was amazed. I am now 2 months into PT and progressing very well. My PT is also amazed at the speed of my progress.

    Dr. Youm a wonderful job. He is one of the most pleasant and attentive doctors that I have ever met.

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  • Judy Clifford

    Dr. Youm performed hip arthroscopy to repair my torn labrum. Almost immediately after surgery I was pain-free, moving only within a limited range of motion of course. Even with the restriction of using a brace and crutches, I was realizing for the first time in over a year that I was on the path to being “normal” again. Dr. Youm was informative, professional, as well as friendly and soothing. The biggest concern I had was not to be talked into a hip replacement. When he told me arthroscopic surgery was definitely indicated – keeping body parts is important – I knew I had come to the right person! I would most definitely recommend Dr. Youm highly as well as the NYU Outpatient Hospital and all of its staff. No one wants to have surgery but if it is necessary, I can’t imagine a better medical solution/experience. Thank you to everyone!

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  • D Joseph

    Dr. Youm is my hero! He is so skilled at what he does. The quality of care he provided was second to none. This was my first surgical experience. The staff at RYC Orthopedics was very helpful, informative and caring both before and after my surgery. They are a very professional, caring, knowledgeable staff. Having total knee replacement surgery has really improved the quality of my life. For the first time in 3 years, I can walk without a limp, my leg is straight, and I have no pain. I look forward to taking long walks, swimming, and dancing. Basde on my personal experience, I would highly recommend Dr. Youm and RYC Orthopedics for any orthopedic needs.

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Practice Locations


Thomas Youm, MD, FACS

1056, 5th Ave New York, NY 10028

TEL : 212-348-3636212-348-3636   |   FAX : 212.410.3338


Roy Davidovitch, MD

485 Madison Ave, 8th Floor New York, NY 10022

TEL : 917-594-4447917-594-4447