Steven N. Shah MD
Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Replacements, Computer-Assisted Surgery, Minimally-Invasive Surgery
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Shah.
“Dr. Shah is knowledgeable and skilled and friendly.”
– Lynda S.
“Dr. Shah is just a great guy to work with. I couldn't be more pleased. He's a busy man, but takes the time to answer all questions in a fashion that makes you feel very comfortable.”
– John S.
“Dr. Shah is a skilled surgeon. Very busy, but takes time with each patient. He visited me every day in the hospital. Kind, positive, and encouraging.”
– Paulette T.
“Dr. Shah, the prep staff and the recovery staff were excellent. The binder of info and the DVD prior to the operation were also excellent. The six weeks of rehab were excellent as well. I would readily recommend Slocum to anyone needing orthopedic services.”
– Ed C.
“Dr. Shah was and is an amazing surgeon, and an even more compassionate person. I always felt he was genuine in his concern for my well being. Following my knee replacement surgery whenever I was asked about pain level on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being severe, I could honestly reply with a "1."”
– Jeffrey T.
“Dr. Shah was personal, professional and thorough. Wife and I saw Dr Shah for hip pain. My hip turned out to be not severe and has subsided. Wife's hip more severe with no cartilage in the hip joint. Dr Shah explained all details, answered all questions and made my wife feel she was the most important person in the room. Scheduled full hip replacement surgery. Everything went very smoothly. Slocum pre-care, during surgery and post-surgery followup is exemplary. Except for needing surgery in the first place, this is a very positive experience.”
– Gary S.
“I have had both knees replaced and a fractured knee cap repaired. I have never met a more caring doctor about you as a person and about you as Dr. Shah's patient. Dr. Shah is up to date on the latest information and fantastic at what he does. He is very well respected, in the hospital and outside of the medical fields. I hear nothing but praise for him. I greatly appreciate all he has done for me and can not thank him enough for all he has done for me.”
– Lenora B.
“I had a complete knee replacement and had a very good experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Shah.”
– Teresa C.
“I had had a knee replacement in Coos Bay and the knee had slipped 1 - 3 cm. It was very painful and Dr. Shah redid the left knee. I walked out of Riverbend two days later. I actually drove my car the next Thursday and attended my granddaughter's kindergarten graduation. He is a fantastic doctor and does great work. Everyone was wonderful to me and I highly recommend Slocum to everyone needing orthopedic services.”
– Patricia Y.
“Dr. Shah is the best. When I presented to Dr. Shah I was an active 70 year old who played tennis, runner and active ski patroller. My knee started to get in the way of those activities. After surgery I now have retuned to all those activities add Pickleball. A very non- visible scar and no real discomfort even after six hours of skiing. Thank you Dr. Shah and Slocum.”
– Gary S.
“Thank you for excellant surgical and technical intervention and positive healing attitude during my experience for hip replacement. Feel that I have the best care possible.”
– Jean H.
“Absolutely amazing doctor. Dr. Shah did everything he said he would. There were no surprises in the process of knee replacement. My goal Sept 6th (day of surgery), was to be on the beach playing and walking with my grandkids at Christmas-and I did. Also I realize it was a "team" effort: Dr. Shah and his team, my Physical Therapist, Michael Baum, and his team, and me, the patient, and my team,my husband. Dr. Shah, you are the best. Thank you.”
– Jacquelyn C.
“Everyone was very pleasant and considerate, answering all of my questions. I would highly recommend your office.”
– James L.
“A very caring Doctor who takes care of details and follow-through. Dr. Shaw is a good communicator and obviously one who cares about the results he gets for his patients. I would recommend his services to anyone needing hip surgery.”
– Melody C.
“He fixed my knees and gave me back my life. I am both thankful and appreciative to him!”
– John S.
“He listened, great Dr. He helped me to have success, very positive and supportive, felt he really cared. Will and have told others about my experience.”
– Cynthia S.
“I had several pages of questions when I first met Dr Shah and he patiently and completely answered every one!”
– Susan S.
“I think Dr. Shah, is a Wonderful Surgeon and Person. He Most Definitely knows and Loves the Work he does. I have had nothing but a Great Experience being in his care. I look forward to when I schedule my next knee replacement with him in the near future.”
– Cari H.
“Dr Shah, Gave me a Knee Replacement. He a wonderful He is very caring Dr Thank you,”
– Helen R.
“A doctor showing up early is almost unheard of these days, but that was my experience. Sitting down and talking about issues what a great performer. Excellent customer service from everyone from the front door to the office staff.”
– Howard P.
“Dr. Shah was great.”
– Sandra B.
“Very knowledgeable , excellent doctor with good bed side manners. Very friendly and willing to take the time to explain and answers your questions,.”
– Maria V.
“My whole experience has been s good! The office staff was all very nice and caring and set up everything for me! As for my surgeon; I had to have chosen the best surgeon that is out there for me! He was caring to my needs and my families needs as well! Post surgery he came in my hospital room and checked on me. He spent time with me explaining my surgery and was not in a rush to get on with his day! Truly caring about my needs! I could not have chosen a better surgeon, so thank you Dr. Shah!”
– Carol D.
“I have a disease in my left knee called pigmented villonodular synovitis—one that is aggressive, not too common, and hard to diagnose and treat (especially if not removed in the suggested manner). Eventually, I was left with a painful bone-on-bone knee that didn't want to be walked on. My range of motion was extremely limited, and it left my left leg a bit short, which my back didn't like too much either. "After Dr. Shah replaced my deteriorated knee with a new one, I can walk with much less pain and my leg is practically straight now, so we're hoping that my back will like this more as well. My knee's range of motion is now approximately 129 degrees, and it's only been about 6 weeks. I'm riding my mountain bike and driving my car, which has a manual transmission. I can go up and down our stairs at home easier now. If I didn't have other health problems, I'd be back to work. Maybe that will change—it's important to try and keep as positive as possible. Thank you, Dr. Shah and staff!”
– Monte R.
“Our whole experience over the last six months has been nothing but positive. Dr. Shah thoroughly discussed our options on the first visit six months ago, and we felt confident surgery was the correct choice for me. The staff at both Slocum and at Sacred Heart are by far the best we have ever experienced. They manage to combine quality medical care and quality patient attention! I sent another picture to show what I was able to do 6 1/2 weeks post-op. Thank you Dr. Shah!”
– Kathleen G.
“Fantastic. Dr. Shah and his office were the best. My hip replacement went very well. I am back to swimming three times a week and starting back to golf next week. I just wish I had done it first before my knee. All is well that is ending well. Thanks to the in-house PT work; they pushed when needed and let my back off when I was in pain. What a great staff from the front desk to each physical therapist. What a great team. Thanks for all your help.”
– Robert D.
“This experience was such an unexpected surprise. I knew I would get good care, I liked Dr. Shah right away and trusted him explicitly, but I never expected the staff at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and River Bend to be so professional while still being so personable and genuinely caring. I had the most wonderful care, and every detail of my healing was part of the care package I received. Everyone throughout this process, even the greeters at Slocum Center and River Bend, the secretaries, etc., were kind, considerate, and efficient. I was made to feel like I was the only patient that mattered with the one-on-one care I received from the nurses, nurses aides, etc. I have and will continue to recommend both Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and River Bend Hospital, and particularly Dr. Shah, to everyone I come across who needs a new hip joint. Kudos to all of you and THANK YOU for a renewed lease on life! I now look forward to every day with the same positive attitude I used to have before my hip got bad. It is such a miracle to walk without pain and without a visible limp or 'gimp,' as everyone called it! I cannot thank you all enough!!!!”
– Charles M.
“I had a total left hip replacement. Everything is going great. It has been 9 days since my surgery, and I am walking with one crutch. The swelling in my leg is going down every day. As far as pain is concerned, I have not had any pain from the surgery itself, just some pain from sore muscles from physical therapy and using muscles I haven't used for almost 18 months. But looking forward to the day I will lay aside my crutch and walk normally again. Getting back to the things that I have missed since all of this started. Thank you Dr. Shah and staff at River Bend Hospital.”
– Howard L.
“I love the experience I have had at the Slocum Center. Everyone treats you like you are the only patient they are seeing. I have suggested other people go to the Slocum Center and they have had a great experience also. They even went to same doctor. Dr. Shah is great!”
– Gary H.
“Dr. Shah is excellent to work with and knows his stuff. He has replaced both my hips and life is so much better!”
– Lori B.
“The doctor and staff were friendly and knew what they were doing to take the best care of me.”
– Leslie L.
“Dr. Shah did a though exam and advised how to correct the problem.”
– Mary S.
“I appreciated Dr. Shah's holding off on knee replacement surgery until I needed it. (I may have been able to go forever without it, had I not further damaged it while remodeling a home.) He was always kind and informative. I would say my knee replacement has been very successful.”
– Beverley B.
“I felt like we were his only patient. He took time to explain and reassure us about any issues we had. Very satisfied with the service provided.”
– Scott N.
“Met with Dr. Shah and he immediately took my hip surgery as something I needed even as my weight was not ideal. However, after looking at all the factors, he agreed to do the operation. He explained what was necessary for my role in making the surgery work best. He was supportive and had trust in me to do the right thing for the best results. I would highly recommend Dr. Shah to anyone needing his services. It has changed my life so much as I can now walk and do things that I was unable to do before surgery. Thank you, Dr. Shah.”
– John M.
“Dr. Shah is the world's greatest orthopedic surgeon.”
– Don M.
“Dr. Shah took care of my problem.”
– Susan C.
“Dr. Shah is the very best, off the charts! His care, concern & professionalism is tops!”
– Marcia D.