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Thomas Parker Vail



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296 reviews
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Dec 17, 2021
Dr. Vail is an exceptional person & great surgeon.
Dec 17, 2021
I trust and respect Dr Vail and staff.
Dec 08, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Dr Vail is a spectacular doctor/surgeon!! Excellent bedside manner. Calm knowledgeable and caring...what else can one ask for. We have already referred him to 3 other friends.
Nov 10, 2021
Grateful Dr. Vail was my doctor for both my knee replacements.
Nov 05, 2021
Dr. Vail takes the time to listen and answer any questions. He has given me the opportunity to provide input into my care. I highly recommend him.
Oct 27, 2021
Dr Vail was immaculate on timing very courteous did not bring a cell phone or smart watch. He gave 100 percent attention to all my questions and was in no hurry at all. Thanks Dr Vail for showing me so much respect
Sep 18, 2021
Dr. Vail did an excellent job on the surgery but my follow up visit 8 weeks later was the first time I had spoken to him post surgery. I felt that he was somewhat rushed to get on to his next appointment. I spent approximately 5 minutes talking to Dr. Vail. More than likely this was not his fault but was because he was so far behind time-wise. He was 35 minutes late for the appointment. It would have been nice if I didn't feel so rushed since I won't be seeing him for another year.
Aug 18, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
provider instilled confidence in going for surgery and for my fear to be lot less in his communication and providing information.
Jun 02, 2021
A referral to a another physician for the spinal problem is forthcoming
Mar 14, 2021
Dr. Vail and his medical assistant were very warm and friendly. Very approachable. I felt confident to have future medical consults and treatment with him and his office.
Mar 13, 2021
Dr. Vail is outstanding with respect to assessing my situation explaining it to me and being sensitive to my needs. He is very accommodating and such a pleasure with whom to work.
Jan 31, 2021
I was very appreciative of Dr Vail's patience with me.
Dec 11, 2020
Outstanding service by the provider
Dec 11, 2020
Great team I continue to be grateful to Dr. Vail and the great UCSF team in the followup to my total hip surgery in 2016.
Dec 11, 2020
The ability to contact a nurse or Dr. Vail in this unit was very good. An excellent software program was provided and questions were always answered through the software program or by telephone. I would say that information on the healing process over several months after surgery was a little lacking and only provided when I asked questions and sometimes I didn't know precisely what questions to ask. I'm trying to say that I have not known what to expect regarding things like aches and pains and how the healing process progresses -- the big picture.
Dec 11, 2020
we did not discuss medication needed after surgery
Dec 11, 2020
left without follow up appointment information
Nov 22, 2020
Dr Vail's care and bedside manner is second to none!! Fabulous team surrounding him as well!!
Nov 18, 2020
i have recommended Dr Vail to many friends and we are all delighted to have such a master surgeon on our side..with his parting words "have a good time"
Oct 21, 2020
Blessed to have such great medical care.
Aug 28, 2020
An excellent visit. Professional and extended every courtesy. UCSF and staff are a fantastic community asset.
Aug 14, 2020
Dr Vail is an outstanding surgeon and has a wonderful bedside manner.
Aug 13, 2020
my computer camera did not allow me to be on video though it had worked perfectly the night before when i did the pre-test
Jul 08, 2020
I didn't fwwl rushed!
Jul 01, 2020
Dr. Vail is a great doctor!
Jun 24, 2020
Dr. Vail is an amazing surgeon. He is talented confident kind and dedicated. I am forever grateful for his expertise. My primary hip replacement went wonderful. I wouldn't trust anyone else. I have OI type 1 and after carrying our daughters needed a hip replacement. Many doctors told me no one would help me because I was so high risk. at the time of the surgery I was only [age redacted] . Dr. Vail and his team changed my life. I can run and play with my daughters and live a pain free life again. Thank you so so much Dr. Vail.
Jun 17, 2020
Dr Vail is amazing thorough courteous and knowledgeable
May 15, 2020
The treatment given was effective almost immediately.
Mar 13, 2020
I left the apptmt feeling very positive about confident in and reassured by the doctor. Which was very helpful considering I'm deciding to have surgery.