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Joseph M. Pirolo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Dr. Pirolo specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, minimally invasive surgery, hand, wrist and elbow arthritis and upper extremity trauma.
Personal Information
Dr. Pirolo enjoys skiing, soccer, fishing, traveling, cooking, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Clinical Experience
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Board Certifications
Education and Professional Achievements
UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, Calif., 2010
Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Hospital, Calif., 2015
Hand, Miscrosurgery, and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, 2016
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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September 2017
provided very good information, and supplied me with tool to help my problem.
August 2017
Dr. Pirolo is excellent, and he is especially good at explaining the nature of my pain and the options for addressing it. Unlike many surgeons, he does not come across as a used car salesman. I have already recommended him to several of my friends.
July 2017
I would like to thank Magee (can´t remember her last name), PA-C for being as great as Dr. Pirolo. They both were so skillful as well as very straight forward and reassuring.
July 2017
The couldn´t was very informative I am able to make a decision about surgery with utmost confidence.
June 2017
Dr. Pirolo was awesome.
June 2017
Dr. Pirolo is an excellent doctor and surgeon. My experience went very well and I would definitely recommend him to others.
May 2017
Dr. Pirolo talks spanish language and that helps a lot. And his surgeries are excelent, the best.
May 2017
I have confidence in Dr. Porrilo
April 2017
Meeting and speaking with Dr. Pirolo about my hand surgery made me feel heard when I explained my injury and my worries and thoughts. He was very informative and very compassionate. I felt he truly cared for me as his patient and would take the best care of me during the surgery. Although the surgery is small, it is my first and I was quite nervous about it. That is until I met Dr. Pirolo and he walked me through the plan for surgery and the risks and such. I feel much calmer and not so nervous about it any longr. He seemed quite confident, and in turn, I feel confident all will go will. Thank you for setting me up with such a compassionate and kind Doctor.
April 2017
use of a hand model would be helpful to demonstrate the surgical idea.
April 2017
Dr. Pirolo is wonderful!
April 2017
Dr. Pirolo and his PAC were both excellent. Both very professional, friendly, and thorough/informative. Appreciated the visit
March 2017
I didn´t like the other hand doctor I went seemed uncaring to blunt. Dr. Pirolo was an excellent doctor, caring, excellent service.
February 2017
The doctor was very nice and knowledgeable as was the first lady doctor who talked to me before he came in.
February 2017
dr pirolo is a thoughtful and caring person. his genuine concern for his patients is abundantly clear.
February 2017
Very satisfied with my care.
January 2017
Dr. Pirolo is excellent. Out of the 15-20 physicians I have seen at VM, I would rank him in the top two or three
December 2016
Although I miss Dr. Shors, Dr. Pirolo seems like an excellent substitute and should be a fabulous addition to the team.
November 2016
Dr. recognized the timing for surgery needed to be soon and he personally went to schedule to set up surgery time for the following week - very appreciated!
October 2016
Dr Perolo is a perfect 10! smart. very knowledgable. thoughtful. concerned and empathetic. resourceful problem solver. kind and friendly. respectful of my time and effort made to care for my mother. offered his personal phone number for any after hour concern by moms care facility personnel.
September 2016
Very polite and professional.
September 2016
I´m very comfortable with all the doctors & _____.