Dr. Edward Diao and his Fellows, Residents, etc. left me TOTALLY DISABLED when I was sent to see him with Basal Joint Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel and DeQuervains Syndrome.
I had a family family who had good outcome, but had a minor issue compared to mine.
Fifteen years later, ( and back at Kaiser with a great medical team,) we are dealing with the complete failure of the FIVE surgeries I underwent- practice for the team? I found him to be completely devoid of compassion, always in a hurry, and not at all interested in the cause of the injury.
After 10 visits, he failed to identify my husband in a waiting room with just two people, but luckily, my husband easily recognized him.
We found the staff to be cold and methodical, wait time often up to an hour, for which we would pay at the lot that was nearly always full, and I see he has now moved on to the Work Comp QME cracker jack job.
The reason I write- if he suggests surgery ASK whether he will do it, or someone whom he will ‘supervise.’
It is too late for me- there is no way to repair the experiment which gets worse each year.
If given a list of Hand Specialists, have a consult first- take all of your questions.
Just because someone has a reputation, does not mean he is the right surgeon.
I will live to regret ever going to UC, and would NEVER return.