George Zanaros M.D.
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Total Shoulder Replacement & Revision, Trauma
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Zanaros.
“Dr. Zanaros repaired my right and, more recently, my left rotator cuffs. I feel he is a very focused surgeon and was very specific in his directions/instructions to me, regarding: treatment, pre-surgery exercises and preparation, surgery procedures and post- exercises and routines.”
– Joan M.
“He did a great job.”
– Melanie M.
“Saw Dr. Zanaros for a problem with my thumb on the recommendation of an acquaintance who said he was one of the best for hand or wrist problems. Have to admit I was pleasantly surprised to find out my referrer was right. Dr. Zanaros was pleasant, courteous, and professional. He diagnosed my problem quickly, explained it's causes and method of treatment in a way that was understandable and clear. He then did the needed procedure right then and there and said it should solve the problem quickly but make an appointment for 4 weeks in case it persisted and feel free to cancel if it was not necessary. Within 3 days I was back to virtually 100 % normal activity with my thumb. Cannot say enough to thank and offer my appreciation to him. He is the best in my book too.”
– Edward P.
“Friendly, efficient, and extremely professional experience. I knew from arrival to exit that I was receiving excellent treatment and care.”
– Gerald K.
“I feel confident in his ability to address my concerns and provide sound medical advise and treatment.”
– Thomas B.
“I'm glad to have this opportunity to praise Dr Zanaros for his expertise on repairing both of my shoulders for rotator cuff and bicep tears. His skill has returned me to full use of both arms and I am able to swim laps again, a beloved habit I formed 39 years ago. Dr Zanaros engaged me as both a person and a patient and was willing to listen, as well. That means a lot . Fate brought me to him, but I will recommend him always to whomever may be in similar need. Please extend my gratitude.”
– Kathleen P.
“I'm still recovering from my shoulder surgery but the surgery went well.7 days after it now and almost no pain. Dr zanaros and his staff are the best.That includes the staff at Albany hospital. Hoping for a full recovery soon and with the Doc's help I know I will make a 100% recovery. Thank you to all that took care of me.God bless you all.”
– William B.
“I had an excellent experience. The doctor was quickly able to diagnose the cause of my wrist pain (intersection syndrome). I was given a cortisone injection and brace, and I was pain-free within a week. The doctor provided good teaching and I felt confident at the end of my visit that I was on the mend. All the nursing and support staff were friendly and efficient. My total time in the urgent care clinic was 50 min. I have already recommended the Bone & Joint Center's Ortho urgent care clinic to my friends and family, and I'm glad to have this resource in my community.”
– Sarah S.
“Dr. Zaneros has been healing me with terrible shoulder pain ever since he started with your practice. When my right shoulder muscles (Or whatever) no longer would allow me to lift my arm more than a few inches from my body, I had reverse shoulder replacement surgery. It went very well and my P.T. is going well. I expect to recover much more use of this arm. Dr. Zaneros is very personable and fun to work with. DR. GARED ROBERTS replaced both my knees in 2013 and 2014. He too has been great to have as a doctor. I have sent many friends to him from my town of Northville in the southern Adirondacks. everyone has thanked me for the recommendation.”
– Marilyn S.
“I went as a referral regarding my shoulder and neck issues. Dr. Zanaros confirmed I indeed have two different topics. He was accommodating and explained my areas of concern with the diagrams in his office.”
– Dina B.
“Very good. Dr. Zanaros and staff were quick; they explained everything very clearly.”
– Tyler B.
“Very efficient and to the point I know my shoulder is the way it is because of my activities over my life I'm hoping that Dr. Zanaros can bail me out so I can continue doing what I enjoy! I guess I'm hoping he can be a god.”
– Mark D.
“Dr. Zanaros Is very thorough, answers all your questions, very patient and professional would highly recommend.”
– Stephen P.
“Staff was kind and efficient. Dr. Zanaros explained potential issues with my shoulder and answered all questions.”
– Eric G.
“As always, I got excellent care by the doctors at Albany Med. The first appointment with Dr. Zanaros and he was kind, professional and knowledgeable. I walked out with a diagnosis and treated on the spot! Thank you!”
– Susan S.
“Straight and to the point and knows his stuff.”
– Jerry S.
“Friendly and caring staff. The doctor was informative, and the staff made sure of your comfort.”
– Aaron M.
“I had hand surgery recently. The whole procedure went well. I like Dr. Zanaros very much. He explained everything to my understanding and was very thorough. The staff was friendly and efficient. I was very impressed with the 4th floor of the Bone and Joint Center. It felt like I was in a hospital setting. My husband and I are pleased with the outcome so far.”
– Kathleen H.
“Dr. Zanaros installed both a new shoulder joint and a new lease on life for me.”
– Joan L.
“Dr. Zanaros is a great doctor. He knows his stuff. I highly recommend him!”
– Kelley M.
“All went smoothly with each individual proving exceptional help and/or information. I would recommend your practice.”
– Denise Z.
“Dr. Zanaros is the BEST! Performed a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement on me and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Five months post-op and I have nearly a complete range of motion without pain.”
– Bob S.
“He was very attentive and listened to my entire injury story to get a complete picture.”
– Peter D.
“Had a great experience as always at The Bone and Joint Center, very efficient and clean.”
– Michelle D.
“Dr. Zanaros was very good, he put me at ease and explained everything he would do and what I could expect. He is a great people person, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone.”
– Becky D.
“I was confident and had no fear of the surgery that Dr. Zanaros was to perform on my shoulder. I am anxious to heal sufficiently for him to replace my other shoulder!”
– Barbara B.
“I had first my right hand fixed and then my left. Dr. Zanaros and his staff are wonderful. I knew what was going to be done before the surgery and felt confident in the procedure. I had an excellent experience. My right hand is nearly normal, and my left hand is coming along. Thanks!”
– Carol W.
“Exceptional experience, from office consult to surgery and through recovery! Dr. Zanaros fixed my problem!”
– Holly C.
“Professional, courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable.”
– Edward H.
“Dr. Zanaros was very knowledgeable, very thorough and made sure any questions or concerns were addressed. He put me at ease with care I would receive.”
– Debra D.
“Dr. Zanaros is terrific and thorough with his exam and explanation of diagnosis. I recommend him to anyone having problems of the upper extremities.”
– Mollie W.
“Being my first visit, I don't have a lengthy "track record" with my specialist, but I was extremely comfortable going into and leaving my visit. Staff was top notch, and the doctor thoroughly explained what I was going through along with a visual chart on what areas it was affecting and what future needs or testing I may require. I felt very informed and very comfortable with him.”
– Zachary S.
“Dr. Zanaros is very easy to talk with, and he transparently explains things. He also took the time to call us at home at night after the surgery to go over our options when there was an issue with my insurance. Julie was accommodating before and after the surgery.”
– Curt C.
“My son had to see Dr. Zanaros for a fractured wrist. Dr. Zanaros immediately connected with my 11-year-old and made him feel at ease. He was extremely professional and thorough in his explanation of the type of fracture, reviewing of the X-Ray with both us, as well as providing information on healing time. What I appreciated the most was the fact that Dr. Zanaros spoke to my son directly as well as to me, answering any questions we had. He is a beautiful doctor, and I would highly recommend him.”
– Dominic D.
“Dr. Zanaros was very thorough, knowledgeable and professional.”
– Lynda P.
“The doctor was incredibly competent.”
– Michael L.
“Dr. Zanaros is professional, very thorough, friendly and caring.”
– Cheryl P.
“Dr. Zanaros was professional and friendly. I scheduled my surgery and am looking forward to having the operation.”
– Jeff A.
“Timely, professional and thorough. Was a great experience. Thank you.”
– Anthony M.
“Dr. Zanaros is very professional. He explained in detail the condition, the correction, and the expected outcome. He took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly.”
– Harold A.
“Dr. Zanaros was very friendly, professional and attentive! Highly recommend!”
– Liz G.
“Dr. Zanaros goes above and beyond to accommodate me and is professional, accurate and has an excellent "bed-side manner."”
– Lara R.
“Dr. Zanaros (and Dr. Phelan before him) treated me very professionally. It was clear that they cared about my case and my anxieties. When we were under time pressure the office was willing to give us the earliest possible appointments. I would not hesitate to recommend them to other potential patients.”
– Regina H.
“He truly listened to me. I'm not a complainer, and I only see a doctor when I can't take it any longer. Thank you so much.”
– Sherry K.
“Dr. Zanaros was able to diagnose my issue and address it quickly. Two days later there is a significant improvement. He was thorough, pleasant and accurate.”
– Cindy C.
“Dr. Zanaros and his team are excellent. I’ve been to this practice several times and the care has always been #5. Wait time was a little longer than usual today but that is not the norm. Emergencies happen. Thank you.”
– Andrea N.
“Dr. Zanaros provided exceptional medical care, and I would highly recommend him. He gives a right blend of medical expertise with a direct and compassionate bedside manner. His assistant Julie was extremely helpful and returned my calls in a very timely manner. Kudos to her as well!”
– Karen C.
“Dr. Zaneros just replaced my shoulder. I have tremendous confidence in him. He is also a very nice man making me feel very good about his care. He is wonderful. I also had both my knees replaces by Jared Roberts. He, too, is an outstanding surgeon and a doctor with whom I felt very confident. The follow through with both these men is great.”
– Marilyn S.
“Dr. Zanaros is not only a top-notch orthopedic surgeon; he also treats patients and family members with respect, listening and responding to their concerns in a beneficial way, and he is very accessible and down-to-earth. His expertise, thoroughness, and manner are very reassuring. Two friends of mine - both very particular - had recommended him highly to me and I've passed on my recommendations in turn. Excellent!”
– Patricia D.
“The staff and the doctor was great. Love the service. I will be happy to recommend people to receive your professional services. Thank you so much.”
– Richard G.
“I was promptly greeted upon arrival with a warm smile. Everyone I encountered was charming. Dr. Zanaros was highly recommended by another physician; I can see why.”
– Kristen F.
“Explained everything. Very thorough. Answered my questions. Very nice. Didn’t rush me.”
– Lyn P.
“He was very informative about my condition.”
– Kawana D.
“Listened and provided what I needed. I have had a long relationship with this physician, and he never disappoints. I appreciate what he does and how he does it, very professional.”
– Marjorie R.
“Great experience at The Bone & Joint Center as always. Dr. Zanaros is the best around.”
– Luke M.
“Dr. Zanaros has always been the consummate professional. He did a fantastic job on my first shoulder, and I wouldn't have anyone else work on this one. Thank you so much, Dr. Zanaros for being a tremendous surgeon.”
– Patrick P.
“Top notch experience with Dr. Zanaros and his staff. I was able to make an appointment the same day that I called and the Albany location was able to provide all of the services I needed without multiple appointments. X-rays, analysis of my issue, and cortisone shots in an attempt alleviate my issue all within my first appointment was a refreshing surprise. Dr. Zanaros provided in-depth analysis of my issue regarding x-ray results, root cause hypothesis, and corrective actions. Waiting times for all phases of work performed during my visit were minimal and I highly recommend Dr. Zanaros and his staff.”
– Steven E.
“Dr. Zanaros is very thorough and competent. He has a respectful manner and is very straight forward.”
– Kathryn C.
“Dr. Zanaros is a great Doctor.”
– Jeff B.
“Thoroughly explained my condition and treatment options.”
– Jon H.
“Dr. Zanaros is very pleasant and professional!”
– Michael R.
“This was my first time to Dr. Zanaros and Saratoga Bone and Joint. Everyone was very nice, professional, and caring. Dr. Zanaros explained what he thought and didn't make me feel like I was exaggerating the issue. I appreciated the time he took with me.”
– Lynne P.
“Dr. Zanaros was efficient, pleasant, professional and friendly.”
– John C.
“Dr. Zanaros always listens to my needs. He addresses my requests and takes the time to discuss them with me. Best Orthopedist I have ever been a patient of. He really cares about my needs and I never feel rushed.”
– Rebecca M.
“Very informative, professional and thorough. Let me know my options before I left his office that day . Thank you so much !!!”
– Emerson B.
“Always friendly, always professional and gives honest, no holds barred answers to concerns”
– Sam M.
“Very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Excellent”
– Edward B.
“Dr. Zanaros was polite, very through in trying to see what's wrong with my hands. Very happy with Dr. Zanaros and I would recommend him very Highly!!!!”
– Stacey G.
“Great experience. Dr Zanaros was knowledgeable and extremely professional. His assistant Julie was great as well. Great overall experience.”
– Paula B.
“Took the time to show me exactly what the problem was and explain my options. He was very personable.”
– Christine S.
“Dr. Zanaros is an awesome surgeon and did a great job on my wrist and elbow.”
– Scott K.
“I was extremely satisfied with the attention I received from Dr. Zanaros. He went the extra mile in trying to resolve my problems. I felt like my concerns were being adequately addressed.”
– Lynda B.
“Dr. Zanaros replaced my shoulder and the result is amazing! I am experiencing the most impressive, absolutely pain free movement and have returned to all of my normal activities.”
– Joan L.
“Dr. Zanaros has always been from day one kind and genuinely concerned about me and my medical complaints. His calm yet thorough demeanor is so comforting. I am an individual that wants detail and truth and Dr. Zanaros did exactly as I asked. He used sketches, pictures and encouragement as needed to assist. He is an amazing surgeon and his hands and heart are blessed! His staff is also as kind and accommodating as Dr. Zanaros is.”
– Karen K.
“Dr. Zanaros is an extremely caring compassionate doctor! He is very professional and knows his stuff! I highly recommend him to all my friends! Thank you, Dr. Zanaros!”
– Carmela C.
“Thoroughly competent with a trusting demeanor. Would highly recommend him.”
– Paul E.
“Answered all my questions.”
– Dolores K.
“Dr. Zanaros is the best! He is not only an amazing surgeon, he makes me feel like family and that he will do whatever it takes to help me recover from my injuries!! Thank you, Dr Zanaros for caring for me the way you do. The Bone and Joint Center is excellent in every way!”
– Carol M.
“I'm impressed with how punctual, respectful and professional Dr. Zanaros is. It's a comfort to know doctors like him still exist. His personable demeanor makes a person feel well taken care of. Thank you Bone and Joint Center!”
– Roxanne N.
“Dr. Zanaros is very personable and has a great bedside manner. He did a great job with my arm surgery. The staff is great and everything was very timely!”
– Mary S.
“Dr. Zanaros is great. He is patient, kind, and very thorough.”
– Lisa L.
“He was a good listener and explained the procedure in language I could understand.”
– James F.
“Dr. Zanaros was very professional, kind and careful about my other medical issues. He did not want to leap into drastic measures.”
– Kathryn C.
“I greatly appreciated Dr. Zanaros' complete discussion of my medical issues with me. Once in the room, he spent a lot of time with me. He was very pragmatic and respected my opinions. He was very thorough.”
– Charlene G.
“Very friendly. He explained to me what he was going to do and why, and what results should be, alongs with what to do about the follow up.”
– Carmen B.
“Professional, compassionate, and efficient. This is my second time working with Dr. Zanaros and my second positive experience.”
– Thomas L.
“Dr. Zanaros was very professional and knowledgeable. Fantastic office staff and the appointments were on time.”
– Derek B.
“I have had Dr. Zanaros for two separate procedures and have been very happy with the entire process both times. I have been so impressed with the quality of care and the level of professionalism demonstrated by all members of the Saratoga office. I have been tremendously satisfied with Dr. Zanaros and have encouraged several people to his care.”
– William L.
“I have seen Dr. Zanaros several times for wrist, hand, thumb and finger pain. It has always been a pleasure meeting with him and his staff. He is honest kind and caring! It has always been a very professional relaxing atmosphere. I would highly recommend Dr. Zanaros and all of his staff to my family and friends!!”
– Bonnie L.
“I made an appointment with Dr. Zanaros at Bone and Joint Center for pain in my elbow. Dr. Zanaros immediately saw what he believed it to be the problem and scheduled tests to confirm. Surgery was then schedule to remove a cyst and dead tissue and make a repair with a muscle flap. The surgery was scheduled for a time convenient to me. Surgery was performed on a Friday at their Outpatient Surgery Center, and by Monday, I was off medication and pain free. Every staff member at the Surgery center was friendly, professional and most important, performed their job at a high level. The same is true for the office staff at the Saratoga Springs location. I am just beginning PT on the elbow, but am so happy with the experience that I have already scheduled a surgery for an issue with my shoulder. I would highly recommend Dr. Zanaros and Bone and Joint Center.”
– William S.
“Dr. Zanaros was very thorough, and I have always thought he was a good physician.”
– Maureen L.
“I was very pleased with the care I got at St Peter's Hospital following my shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Zanaros was highly recommended to me and I felt like I was in very capable hands.”
– Kate H.
“I felt Dr. Zanaros was an excellent surgeon. I especially appreciated the fact he listened to me and my concerns. I would highly recommend him to others. I never had the slightest degree of pain throughout my recuperation.”
– Laraine M.
“Dr. Zanaros is an amazing doctor! He has incredible patience, he is thorough and does not rush. He explains everything and always takes the time to listen. I recommend him to everyone. I can't say enough great things about him.”
– Michele F.
“Patient and thorough with me! I am a nervous person and always have a lot of questions. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Zanaros and never rushed along. He explains everything very well and has a very personable manner. So glad to have him if needed again in the future!!!”
– Kim F.
“He's the best doctor around! He has helped me so much to diagnose, treat and care for my elbow. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for relief from arm or elbow pain.”
– Sheena L.
“Always the best care and concern for me. He has to be one of the best doctors at your facility. The staff are also the best. Kind, understanding, knowledgeable.”
– Frank M.
“Excellent. Dr. Zanaros is a perfect role model of how all doctors should interact with their patients. Despite being very busy, he is always attentive, caring, and thorough during each visit with him. He never makes you feel rushed or disregarded.”
– Maria W.