Shankar P. Das M.D.
Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Trauma
1367 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Albany, NY 12206
989 Route 146, Building 300
Clifton Park, NY 12065
6 Medical Park Drive, Suite 201
Malta, NY 12020
3757 Carman Road
Schenectady, NY 12303
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Das.
“Dr. Das is quick, to the point, and very effective.”
– Shelly K.
“Dr. Das sat down and listened to what I had to say. I saw him as a second opinion as I feel that my current provider had pretty much given up treatment. X-rays were done, physical therapy and an MRI were ordered pending approval from workers comp. Even though it was a bit of a wait to get an appointment, I would recommend him in a heartbeat. Awesome bedside manner and down to earth as Dr. Das doesn't shrug things off he listens to your questions and concerns.”
– Allen H.
“I rate a 5. The appointment was very organized from seeing the doctor to going to X-rays to seeing the doctor again and going over to get a knee brace. I did not wait for long periods of time and was not forgotten about. Dr Das is awesome. He listened and explained everything that was going on with my knee. Also we have a continued plan. He has done a couple of surgeries for my husband and we had a great experience.”
– Charlene H.
“I'm very pleased with my orthoscopic hip surgery done by Dr Das. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs hip surgery.”
– Kim D.
“Dr. Das listened to my concerns and addressed them all, in a very short period of time. I appreciate that! I also greatly appreciate that he fixed my rotator cuff nearly 5 years ago. Happy to just be back for a tune up.”
– Susan W.
“Personable, thorough, knowledgeable.”
– Barbara M.
“Dr. Das is one of the best surgeons I have ever had the privilege to know. He is very thorough, explains what he did during surgery (more than once) and has a great bed side manner. I will recommend him to any of my friends who are in need of his services.”
– Charlene F.
“I was told everything went well. Had less pain than anticipated in the beginning. It is 6 weeks after the operation and PT is going well.”
– Raymond D.
“Dr. Das is very helpful in explaining opinions and possible future treatments, if needed. I was given a shot in my right shoulder, which helped my pickleball game while we were in Florida. Dr. Das is friendly and very considerate and listened to my concerns.”
– James M.
“Fantastic doctor, great supporting staff.”
– Denise C.
“Absolutely great- The doctor was prompt and knowledgeable, I was so pleased with my experience.”
– Liza B.
“Dr. Das was very professional and seemed very knowledgeable. Very nice to deal with. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– David V.
“Dr Das and his staff were wonderful! Very professional and attentive to my needs at all times.”
– Wendy M.
“Dr. Das took time with me and answered my concerns. He administered the cortisone shots and I did not feel a thing. No waiting for a PA to do it. Great Doctor!”
– Nancy D.
“I was in to see Dr. Das quickly, had a nice visit, and was pleased with the results.”
– Douglas G.
“Dr. Das is fantastic. He does a great job explaining what's going on in terms I mostly understand. He is very friendly and charismatic. I feel confident that he did a great job on my hip labrum tear surgery. Overall I'm very satisfied with Dr. Das, and the Bone and Joint Center, and would recommend them to others without hesitation.”
“Very positive experience. I found Dr. Das to be very pleasant and helpful. He explained my medical problem, and the treatment options, in a very clear and understandable way. Together we agreed on a plan for what to do next. I felt that he was both knowledgeable and open to listening to the patient.”
“Very informative, very sure diagnosis.”
– Michael D.
“Great surgeon. Explained everything before and after.”
– Jeffrey S.
“I have had surgery at both hospitals and at the Bone & Joint Center over the years. The difference between them is enormous! When you arrive at the Bone & Joint Center you are a patient but also a person. At the hospital there is not the same compassion and care that is given to you at the Bone & Joint Center. The staff - right down to the check-in person - is over the top. They truly make you feel as a person and not just a number with a dollar sign on your head. The nurses, doctors and staff have a warm giving and caring feeling. Any issues are immediately addressed. Surgery has in the past for me be an uncomfortable situation at hospitals. The Bone & Joint Center has changed my entire attitude on surgery if that makes sense. When the Doc says you need surgery on your knee, leg, ankle or whatever part that has caused me pain - I don't stress about it any longer as I know I am in great hands!”
– Andrea H.
“Dr. Das is an amazing doctor. He came highly recommended, and I would recommend him to others as well. Very competent. Easy to talk with. I appreciate that he showed me my X-ray and took the time to explain my injury along with a plan to fix it.”
– Kim D.
“Excellent response to my medical need.”
– Bruce B.
“Professional and caring. Excellent rapport with the teenage patient. Showed X-ray and explained injury and treatment to both patient and parent.”
– Michelle N.
“Very personable and kind, took time to ask lots of questions and offered a quick diagnosis. Showed and explained, in plain terms, my X-ray. Had I do the recommended exercises with him to make sure I knew what to do at home. I also loved how he had a high school student interested in medicine following him.”
– Melissa R.
“One word covers it: Trust.”
– Gregory G.
“Dr. Das is friendly, considerate and listens to you. He speaks on a level that you understand. He makes you feel comfortable but efficient with his exam. I would recommend him to others.”
– Linda S.
“Dr. Das has an excellent bedside manner, didn’t keep me waiting like other doctors and tended to my medical needs efficiently.”
– Jim H.
“He is the best. Very insightful, explains issues well, takes time to listen, etc.”
– Bill P.
“Dr. Das was very knowledgeable and very compassionate He expedited an appointment for us with another oncologist orthopedic provider because my mother-in-law was in excruciating pain I would recommend him to anyone. We were delighted with the overall experience.”
– Mary P.
“He was very patient, kind and understanding. He was also able to answer all of our questions and make sure that we understood what was going on and how we would treat it.”
– Aurora M.
“Wonderful experience. Thank you, Dr. Das.”
– Brandon S.
“Excellent experience, friendly staff.”
– Maureen M.
“Had rotator cuff repair surgery; Dr. Das accurately diagnosed the damage, properly repaired it, provided a recovery plan and gave me an accurate assessment of when I would return to full shoulder recovery.”
– Franklin S.
“Dr. Das always explains how and why of my entire experience. I had shoulder surgery, and it went well. Dr. Das lowered my stress level before the surgery because he is an excellent surgeon and informed me what to expect before and after surgery.”
– Karen G.
“Dr. Das did both my shoulders he is excellent! I have recommended him to everyone. He also has a great personality he is top notch. His staff is great too! What an asset to your family at The Bone and Joint Center.”
– Michael L.
“Dr. Das handled my shoulder surgery and kept me informed throughout the whole process.”
– Marjorie R.
“My experience with Dr. Das was both professional and informative. Our interaction was cordial, and his recommendations seem realistic. I am optimistic for a near full recovery and will recommend this practice to all that I can.”
– John F.
“My experience here was great. This practice spends all the needed time and answers all of your questions. The wait time was minimal especially since I was early and the staff was very caring and dedicated. Dr. Das recommended me to a physical therapist, and I'm happy to say so far they were right. He's amazing.”
– Michael F.
“Dr. Das was very kind to fit me into his busy schedule, on short notice, for a shoulder issue I had developed. His level of care and compassion was exceptional. He has diagnosed and treated my medical condition in a very satisfactory manner.”
– Peter S.
“I visited Dr. Das today in regards to a knee injury. He was recommended by a friend who has worked in the operating rooms with him in the past. I did some background research briefly to find he works with the Tri-city Valley Cats and the Albany University, so needless to say he has top accolades and also discovered he'd helped a handful of my friends. He’s very professional, very assertive and comfortable to speak to. I wasn’t in there long for we concluded I had an MCL sprain and as of now ruled out an ACL injury, therefore not getting an MRI at this time. I highly recommend him for he’ll listen to you, and make you very comfortable about any concerns you’ll have.”
– Josh G.
“Dr. Das was very helpful to me and gave me excellent advice on what I should continue to do to avoid injury.”
– Sean G.
“Was very impressed with Dr. Das. Excellent communicator took the time to explain things to me. Well done.”
– Chris W.
“Doctor and staff were efficient, professional and welcoming. All services are right on site. Couldn't is more convenient. Above all, I got relief from troubling shoulder pain! Great place!”
– Faith T.
“Dr. Das is exceptionally professional and takes the time to explain the issue at hand fully. It’s nice to have a doc that genuinely cares about his patients.”
– Paul L.
“Very knowledgeable and I appreciated his bedside manner.”
– Lisa G.
“Dr. Das is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain his diagnosis and treatment. Always a pleasure to deal with.”
– Chris B.
“Dr. Das was professional and thorough in his explanation of my son's injury.”
– Melissa P.
“Dr. Das is one of the best doctor's I have ever had. If it were not for him, I would not have my leg today. I hope he will never leave The Bone and Joint Center. I would not be as comfortable with anyone else.”
– Marion C.
“Perfect. Listened to me, examined me, did what needed to be done.”
– Edward M.
“My son broke his ankle and was very scared of having an X-ray. The whole team was great. We were out of there in less than an hour.”
– Andrew P.
“I was delighted with the staff, nurses, and care from Dr. Das at The Bone & Joint Center. My visit was handled in a very timely manner. Dr. Das was very courteous, knowledgeable, professional and made the visit as comfortable as possible.”
– Carol P.
“Outstanding results and knowledge about my condition and recommendations for therapy. Dr. Das sits down with you explains things to you, so you understand why and what is wrong. It’s nice to feel satisfied when leaving his office that the treatment received will have amazing results. Keep up the great work never change a thing.”
– Brian F.
“Went to Dr. Das for a torn rotator cuff. Surgery was recommended, and I was told recovery would be upwards of a year, although Dr. Das said I would be playing golf in three months. After surgery went to physical therapy and told them what Dr. said and they laughed and told although his therapy protocol was aggressive I would not be playing golf in 3 months. Well, I was back paddling my canoe in two months and playing golf at 3. I am an active 53-year-old male and now five months out of surgery I feel I'm about 95%and don't hesitate to do anything I want. I hope never to need another shoulder surgery, but if I do, I will not go anywhere else.”
– John M.
“Dr. Das is a fantastic doctor. He has a great rapport with patients as well as staff. I like how he explains everything so well and shows me my X-rays and explains what they mean. He’s the best!”
– Terri T.
“He was amazing! He explained everything that was going to happy, so it wasn’t confusing, and he was very friendly to my family and me. I’m pleased to have my care in his hands.”
– Jaclyn L.
“Great explanation on what needs to be done. Made me feel very comfortable and informed.”
– Stephen M.
“I found the whole experience to be very positive. Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly and helpful. My operation went smoothly and the results were positive. I really could not find anything that was not a positive experience. My wait time was minimal and the discharge process was easy. Overall it was a positive experience that both my wife and I were extremely pleased with.”
– Ronald C.
“Previous doctors indicated that my condition was solely arthritic and there was little that could be done. I accepted this as fact until the pain was disturbing my sleep pattern, and it was at the advice of a physical therapist that I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Das. He indicated there were five issues with my shoulder and he could "make the shoulder as good as new". I had the surgery on 11/01/16, followed by eight weeks of physical therapy, and now have full range of motion and building back arm strength week by week. I have recommended Dr. Das to several people with shoulder issues and trust his professional approach will give them all the relief I have experienced.”
– Curtis D.
“I had a very good experience with Bone and Joint Center and Dr Das. I had meniscus surgery on my right knee back in May......recovery and PT went well. Twisted knee skiing end of December and though I re injured meniscus....Dr Das evaluated my knee and said I just strained my MCL and did not have re tear of meniscus.”
– Lawrence C.
“As I was awake during my arthroscopic knee surgery, I remember Dr. Das pointing out the parts of my knee and explaining the procedure step by step. This was very reassuring and comforting to me.”
– Charles A.
“Great Surgeon, very efficient and knowledgable. Had shoulder surgery and I believe he did a fantastic job at least up until now.”
– Brian B.
“I have had four surgeries with Dr. Das, I cant say enough about all of the people involved with the procedure and the after care. One note worth mentioning is the doctors nurse/secretary Debbie, she has been very good to me and I appreciate it.”
– Jim B.
“He did shoulder surgery on September 6, 2016. He did such a great job you can't even see a scar. Hope I can get to play some golf soon.....”
– Charlene F.
“Excellent patient interaction, impeccable skill at shoulder debridement, excellent coordination with follow-up physical therapy.”
– Victor S.
“Very timely person. Straight to the point.”
– Yvonne S.
“Doctor Das and the staff are very professional. He listens, answers questions, and advises accordingly. I will definitely recommend Dr. Das.”
– Rameeza M.
“Had so much pain for one year. After surgery there was no pain and I am still pain free.”
– Richard C.
“My experience was great. Doctor Das was right to the point. He didn’t beat around the bush, and he answered all my questions. The staff provided great service and were very helpful and pleasant during my interactions. I would highly recommend The Bone and Joint Center to anyone in the capital region and Doctor Das to anyone with shoulder issues.”
– Jacob D.
“Dr. Das hands down the best physician I have ever seen. He has done multiple surgeries on me. For that reason. Top notch a asset to the medical profession.”
– William A.