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Thomas Parker Vail



Overall Experience
382 reviews
About our process
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.
Feb 21, 2020
I have complete confidence in this provider.
Feb 05, 2020
Dr. Vail is the best
Jan 27, 2020
is the care provider Dr. Vail?
Jan 27, 2020
We did not talk about the medications I take regularly.
Jan 17, 2020
Very satisfied with explanations given for current conditions and guidance re possible next steps...with 6 mo fu
Jan 17, 2020
Everything about my visit with Dr. Vail was superb. Thanks again!
Dec 30, 2019
I really appreciated the daily communication via UCSF website. In recovery I was experiencing many things I'd never had to deal with so being able to "talk" to someone was helpful without requiring an appointment etc. And I knew if I ever needed to speak with someone that was also an option. I think I did this a few times. Anyway it all went more smoothly than I could have imagined. My only mistake was not setting realistic expectations for how complex the recovery might be.
Nov 22, 2019
Dr. Vail Exudes A Felling Of Confidence That Allows The Patient To Feel He Or She Has Chosen The Right Physician To Address Their Particular Health Concerns...
Nov 15, 2019
Dr Vail is an incredible practitioner! I'm due for surgery early next year and will be referring other friends to him.
Oct 04, 2019
Dr Vail highest of marks in every area. However the wait time for surgery not at all reasonable...almost 8 months to schedule!
Aug 30, 2019
I'm very confident in Dr Vail and his team
Aug 16, 2019
unanswered questions are not relevant to my visit with provider: diagnosis of arthritic condition of right knee and right hip.
Aug 16, 2019
Dr Vail has an excellent team
Jul 19, 2019
Dr.Vail has performed hip replacements on both my hips. i have been very pleased with him and all the health care professionals who worked with me pre-surgery at the hospital and post-surgery. Great care!
Jun 28, 2019
I already have referred others to Dr. Vail and his excellent team of professionals.
Jun 21, 2019
I think Dr. Vail is the best orthopedic surgeons in the Bay Area and certainly one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country.
Apr 24, 2019
UCSF & Dr Vail's ream are THE BEST!
Mar 24, 2019
excellent doctor but need to spend more time with the person
Mar 13, 2019
had previous surgery with Dr. Vail with excellent outcome choosing a second surgery
Mar 02, 2019
Outstanding experience. A good over-all understanding of my condition and guidance going forward.
Feb 02, 2019
Dr. Vail is the most wonderful doctor he is very compsanate and understanding and a all around great person. I have reccomended him to alot of people. I hve a huge respect for the man he is and his skills
Jan 26, 2019
Very high quality experience through out
Jan 26, 2019
I have already recommended Dr Thomas Vail to 3 others and will continue to recommend him.
Jan 26, 2019
highly recommend Dr Vail
Jan 18, 2019
Probably the most important part of my visit was re: concerns I had with one of my knees. Dr. Vail actually LISTENED and didn't disregard what I had to say. Doctors often "poo-poo" patients if they think their concerns aren't valid.
Jan 18, 2019
I had a lot of difficulty (and still do) managing post-op pain and continue to have questions about medications.
Jan 18, 2019
Excellent care. Booked too many appoinments at same time. Very long wait
Jan 06, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Vail for 11 years. My husband and I both have complete confidence in him and the excellent care he has provided to me over the years. He is also very kind and personable. We feel very lucky to have had him as my surgeon all of these years!
Dec 21, 2018
I think it would be helpful to leave the consult with detailed written information with plenty of variable scenarios in order to compensate for the speed of the meeting. Dr. Vail answered questions yet I did feel some pressure to hurry along during conversation being aware of the high demand for his expertise.
Dec 14, 2018
great experience
Dec 14, 2018
I feel Dr Vail is one of the top physicians in his field.. I have total confidence in him ... He has changed my life with his care!
Dec 07, 2018
I am so grateful for having access to care as good as I receive at UCSF
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 07, 2018
Dr. Vail is the best there is. I would not go to anyone else for orthopedic care and would recommend him to everyone.
Dec 05, 2018
Very thankful for this Doctor.
Nov 25, 2018
Waiting in waiting- room and later waiting in the room for the doctor was way too long.
Nov 20, 2018
This provider did an excellent job on my son's hip last year and therefore was recommended to me. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Nov 07, 2018
Already recommended to my aunt [name redacted] who also needs a hip replacement.