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Apr-2024

I saw Dr O'Connell for a post op visit. He did a total knee replacement for me on March 15. He is very attentive and personable. It is obvious he cares about his patients and is passionate about his work. I would recommend him 100% for anyone needing an Orthopedic doctor.
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Patient Submitted Review

Mar-2024

Dr. O'Connell is thorough and patient. He took time with explaining concerns with incorporated pros and cons. I am very satisfied with choosing him to take care of my injury, surgery, and future visits.
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Patient Submitted Review

Jan-2024

Came in for knee problem. Dr. O'Connell was very personable and after looking at x-rays and checking motion etc. , he had some good things to say and a plan to follow to make things better. Well, I feel Relieved and ready to get better! Thanks so much.
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Patient Submitted Review

Jan-2024

I seen a (NP) Nurse Practitioner and she was very nice and helpful. My Shoulder has an injury and she was gentle with me and said she was going to send me to therapy to see if it would help me before we done surgery.
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Patient Submitted Review

Jan-2024

The people that work at this office, including the doctor are all very amazing people. They’re very knowledgeable, kind and exceptionally efficient. I didn’t have to sit in the office and wait for two hours for someone to call me after looking at my arm, which is seriously broke we determined that I need surgery, he wasted no time in telling me every detail that I needed to know about the procedure. He truly is an amazing doctor
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Patient Submitted Review

Dec-2023

Highly efficient practice. Started on time. Had x-rays, consultation, corticosteroid shot, follow-up x-rays, and follow-up consultation regarding additional x-rays within an hour of our scheduled appointment time. At other practices it wouldn't be unusual to still be sitting in the lobby waiting to be called back at that point. Staff and doctor were all great. Would highly recommend.
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Patient Submitted Review

Nov-2022

I fell from a ladder (about 25 feet) while at work. I had injuries to both legs. Dr. O'Connell repaired my right knee Miniscus, ACL, PCL and installed hardware for a break at knee. As you may expect, I have visited multiple Surgeons and Doctors. Dr O'Connell is by far the most attentive and informative. Great bedside manner, the kind of guy you could have a beer with and talk sports. Highly recommend!
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Patient Submitted Review

Oct-2022

I came to Dr. O'Connell for a 2nd opinion for treatment of a ruptured right Achilles tendon. I held the opinion that surgery was inevitable & that I was looking at a long, hard rehab. Dr. O'Connell informed me of both surgical & non-surgical options, and strongly advised me against surgery. He could not have been more right. 5 months later I'm healing well & feeling much stronger. I can't speak highly enough of Dr. O'Connell & the VCU Team.
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Patient Submitted Review

Oct-2022

Dr. O'Connell was absolutely amazing when our 16 year old son was in a horrible auto accident. Dr. O'Connell was supportive, caring and did whatever necessary to help our son recover. We so appreciate him!
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Patient Submitted Review

May-2022

I have met with Dr. O'Connell many times post-surgery and he was always made sure that the progress is efficient and that I am satisfied with how my injury is improving! Always in a great mood and very helpful with any questions I had.
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Patient Submitted Review

Mar-2022

Dr. O'Connell and his team are top notch. He made sure he explained the entire process of my surgery and answered all of my questions. He is very knowledgable about what he does. I couldn't be more pleased with how my surgery went. I went from not being able to bend my knee due to hetrotopic ossification from a bad car accident, to bending the knee at a 80% bend in under a month after surgery. Right after my surgery his team kept checking in on me to see how things were going. Dr. O'Connell and his team truly care about their patients. I highly recommend him!! I appreciate all he and his staff have done for me. It has meant a world of difference in my quality of life and in my recovery from one of the worst experiences of my life. I will always be grateful!!
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Patient Submitted Review

Jan-2022

During 08/2021 Dr. O'Connell had to perform surgery on right quadriceps, a torn vastus intermedius and a partially torn rectus femoris that resulted from a bent knee, twisting motion, during a fall. Dr. O'Connell, surgical staff, nurses, assistants, and technicians, all of his staff, were attentive, courteous, prompt, and professional and answered all my questions and addressed my individual concerns. Dr. O'Connell and his staff were confident and reassuring which helped to ease my apprehensions. For me, the surgery was top notch and the scarring is minimal. There is 1 ½ more months of physical therapy and progress thus far has resulted in a 94% + recovery toward full use. I believe there will be a 98% to 100% recovery rate with full use once physical therapy is complete. I would highly recommend Dr. O'Connell and his team for knee surgery as I have had a very positive experience and outcome thus far.
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Patient Submitted Review

Jan-2022

Working with Dr. O'Connell to have my knee fixed was an excellent experience. He was easy-going but also knowledgeable and confident about the issue and how to correct, timely with appointments, a great explainer in laymen's terms, and performed a surgery on my knee that got rid of pain that had bothered me for 10 years. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a specialist to help rid them of their ails as well.
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Patient Submitted Review

Oct-2021

I had an unexpected hip tear. After trying several options Dr.O’Connell and I decided surgery in my situation was the best option. Dr. O’Connell and his staff were phenomenal. I’ve had many surgeries but never allowed access to a nursing staff like this. Any concerns or questions were answered as if I was the only patient. Such a peace with this surgery/recovery. Dr. O’Connell is not just brilliant but easy to talk to. You feel heard. You can be honest with him and your concerns. He hears you. He not only shared the same joy In my recovery but he high fives me in fixing the problem and seeing me better than ever. This isn’t always normal with doctors but it is with my doctor. I appreciate him, his staff and owe my recovery and future to each and every one of them.
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Patient Submitted Review

May-2021

Dr. O'Connell and his staff were super and very personable. He did an exceptional job explaining the procedure and keeping me informed all along the way to my recovery. I highly recommend him and if the need ever arose that I should need his services again, I would definitely come back and see him.
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Patient Submitted Review

May-2021

Dr. O'Connell was able to repair a tear in my meniscus. I found him to be very knowledgeable, approachable and genuinely care about me and my recovery. He remembered specific timeframes for a long boyscout hiking trip that I am going on and scheduled the surgery around that timeframe. Additionally, on the post op visits, he remembered my love of outdoors and the forthcoming trip.
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Patient Submitted Review

Apr-2021

My son tore his meniscus during football practice and needed surgery. Thanks to the school’s trainer, we were referred to Dr. O’Connell. We are so thankful for this referral. Dr. O’Connell was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy when dealing with us. He immediately put my son at ease before and after the surgery. As a parent I was super anxious about the surgery but after meeting with Dr. O’Connell and his staff, I was a little less anxious. The surgery was a huge success and my son's recovery all went as planned.
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Patient Submitted Review

Apr-2021

Dr. O'Connell is an excellent ortho surgeon! He is exceptionally thorough with his patient education, as well as an attentive listener at the bedside. I have had a great outcome from my hip arthroscopy surgery that Dr. O'Connell performed. After struggling with the pain and limited activity caused by FAI for over a year, I can now say that I am pain free, progressing in PT, and will be back to my favorite activity of running very soon! I could not thank Dr. O'Connell and everyone else that I have encountered at VCU Health Sports Medicine enough. Without question I would recommend him to my family and friends!
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