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Hip & Knee Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2009
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provider answered all my questions, even at the end of my visit, and I didn´t feel rushed
RS-- I was told this doctor is an excellent surgeon. He has a very poor shall I say, bedside manner. Showed me a model of the knee so quickly, and with such boredom on his part, what I remember how bored he seemed beginning this speech again. I remember little or nothing about the knee. There were questions left unanswered, "what do I do with my torn meniscus? He went over verbally about medication and left me with verbal instructions to come back later, depending on how the knee felt. i kind of felt like I was a great disappointment to him because I was not wanting a new knee. I never received any post exam instructions on paper regarding medication, treatments, or care. I thought that unusual; as I always get something like that when I visit my usual provider the POLY CLINIC. RS
Dr. Clabeaux did a very good job! And I would definitely recommend him!!
Dr. Clabeaux was friendly, courteous and professional. He answered all of my questions in language that I could understand & on the one thing I had some trouble understanding - he was patient & explained until I understood. He has my complete confidence in his abilities & surgical skills.
Very thorough about my situation and limited options. Wanted to make sure he answered all of my questions. Nice Dr.
This was a five year check back on total knee replacement. From before surgery until now. I have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Clabeaux and his total office staff. What a class act!
I am looking forward to working with Dr. Clabeaux to resolve my orthopedic concerns. I have utmost confidence in him and the VM staff!
Dr. Clabeaux was excellent, spent a lot of time talking with me about my options and was very honest about the options.
Dr. was awesome. Very informative.
Felt he was in a hurry since he was behind and close to lunch.
very friendly and professional
I was very impressed with Dr. Calbeaux!
Surpassed my expectations of doctor service!!!
I have already recommended Dr. Clabeaux to friends & neighbors - I believe three of them have had hip surgery by Dr. C.
Dr. Clabeaux replaced my left hip last June. I went from little mobility with significant pain to none. my surgery went very well and my recovery was great. It was an amazing surgery from s patient´s perspective.
First class as always.
Dr. Clabeaux was very courteous, showed me what would be done during surgery using parts of anatomy. Discussed meds.
I´ve already recommended Dr. Clabeaux to a friend & will do so again.
I am not sure if the provider actually was aware of my other medical conditions. I did not do a good job of asking questiona.
Excellent doctor and wonderful staff!
he is one of the nicest doctors I have met.
I´ve already told several friends how much I liked both Dr. Clabeaux and Virginia Mason when I got my hip replaced.
Waited 1 1/2 hrs to see Dr. spent 10 min with him. He was running late it happens with surgeons but one forgets to get answers to questions because of being so tired of waiting.
I am very fortunate to have had Dr. Clabeaox as my surgeon.
Very good doctor.
I have sent many friends to have work done at Virginia Mason.
Dr. Clabeaux is the BEST!! #9. 100%!
When I first came in he showed me the knee replacement device & explained x-rays -
Total hip replacement, anterior hip replacement, anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, hip fracture, osteoporosis and arthritis
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 2002
General Surgery, Upstate Medical University School of Medicine, Syracuse, N.Y., 2004
Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University School of Medicine, Syracuse, N.Y., 2008
Total Joint Replacement, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2009
Outside of work, Dr. Clabeaux enjoys rowing, mountain biking and traveling.
“My goal is to treat patients as a partner in their health care and come to a decision as a team. I believe this is important not only in the management of the patient’s care, but critical to the development of the doctor-patient relationship.”
“Total joint replacement allows me to really help someone who has been crippled by pain and give them their life back.”
On Virginia Mason
“Virginia Mason gives me the opportunity to practice medicine in a unique environment of collaboration between physicians of different specialties and patients. Within this institution I have the flexibility to be creative in a supportive environment, that not only aims to improve patient care, but advance medicine as a whole.”
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons