Michael A. Flaherty M.D.
Elbow, General Orthopaedics, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Trauma
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Flaherty.
“From the time I enter the office to the time I leave I am treated with respect and professionally. I am very happy with the doctors and staff at the offices I have visited, including Saratoga, Malta, Clifton park and Albany. The doctors are absolutely the best! The staff, especially at Saratoga, as I go there the most is the best. Friendly and knowledgable. Thank you.”
– Frank M.
“I had an excellent experience with Dr. Flaherty. I went in to see him for a second opinion on my shoulder and I decided to stick with him for the remainder of my treatment. He provided me with assurance during pre-surgery and post-surgery and excellent care for the duration of my visits. I look forward to going back to repair my other shoulder.”
– Ronald J.
“Dr. Flaherety was very thorough and concerned to make sure I didn't undergo unnecessary procedures. He referred me to appropriate physicians to rule out other possible conditions that could be the source of my pain prior to just assuming it was my hip labral tear and operating. I would highly recommend Dr. Flaherety to anyone I know.”
– Amanda C.
“Dr. Flaherty is compassionate and kind. He is a doctor that takes his precious time and doesn’t make you feel rushed. His advice was right on the spot. I was in severe pain for over five months and as of today no pain. Thank you so much for your time and talent — my 74th. Birthday is coming up, and this is “The Best Gift” I’m free of pain!”
– Ann K.
“Dr. Flaherty and his support team are the best. From the diagnosis of my knee injury to the completion of my surgery, everyone was professional, knowledgeable, helpful, compassionate and caring for my needs. Throughout the entire process, I got treated as if I was their only patient. As an exceedingly skilled orthopedic surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Flaherty. Just as principal, I strongly endorse The Bone & Joint Center, and it's highly competent staff as well.”
– Christopher A.
“Good comprehensive exam with x-rays. Got right to the problem, listened to my concerns and made recommendations for treatment and possible alternative methods so well. I was delighted with the service I received.”
– David M.
“I was very impressed by the entire staff who all took the time to answer questions without reservations or any sense of impatience or being rushed despite being a very busy Monday. Asia at the front desk was friendly and interactive; Courtney placed the cast on my son’s arm and did so with care and ease, was informative and helpful; and Dr. Flaherty took his time and was easy to talk to and ask questions. Thank you to all.”
– Harry M.
“My daughter Caitlin had shoulder surgery on March 15th. It was the best experience I have had for a surgery visit. I have 4 children, been through quite a few. The staff at the ambulatory surgery center is exceptional! Every individual from Dr. Flaherty to the nurses, anesthesiologist and support staff were on point, communicative and created a light-hearted environment that put my daughter at ease. Exceptional experience!”
– Stefan S.
“My visit was great!”
– Nycholas B.
“All staff was very professional and courteous. Very little wait time and very thorough. Dr. Flaherty took his time, answered questions and explained the finding. Overall, an excellent experience.”
– Desmond E.
“My appointment had an excellent informative discussion. Outcome pending MRI analysis. Very satisfied with the visit.”
– William M.
“He was an excellent doctor. I have been going back and forth with so many doctors about this issue, and he is the only one who helped me get more information about it.”
– Randi S.
“Everyone was very personable, professional and helpful”
– Cheryl M.
“Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My injury wasn't fun to deal with, but Dr. Flaherty and his secretary Rebecca were so helpful that I always looked forward to going in.”
– Katherine B.
“Fantastic. Sufficient, professional, and personable.”
– Bill T.
– Richard P.
“Dr. Flaherty is very frank and upfront. He was informative and knew what was necessary to our child and family in regards to the future of athletics for our son. We look forward to a long relationship with him and his staff who are second to none.”
– Richard W.
“Professional, informative, and a good listener.”
– Camden F.
“The doctor was friendly and polite, and he describes everything to us what is going to happen, and he even checked out extra stuff that I didn't yet come in there for. I couldn't ask for a better doctor than him. Thank you so much.”
– Logan T.
“I put my daughter's name because she is the patient. We are pleased with Dr. Flaherty. Jenna is not usually comfortable with doctors, but after both visits (last year and today) she commented on how much she liked him. He made her feel at ease. He also explained things at her level and made sure she understood it. We are delighted with all of the care we received today.”
– Jenna L.
“Dr. Flaherty has provided me with top notch service! I tore my hamstring completely and required surgery - Dr. Flaherty fixed me up immediately, and after 3.5 months I'm almost ready to run again! His team is responsive (sent various questions via email or phone call) and they helped me/answered me quickly. I look forward to fully healing so that I can have him fix the nagging shoulder injury that I have tolerated for years. Excellent care - you are in good hands!”
– Kevin D.
“Dr. Flaherty provided fast, efficient and the utmost professional courtesy. I felt very comfortable and thank you for this most comfortable service. Excellent!”
– Nancy S.
“Great doctor & nurse! Very personable, knowledgeable & excellent bedside manner.”
– Kimberly P.
– Peter Z.
“It was quick and easy.”
– Kimberly E.
“Excellent care from Dr. Flaherty. He always takes the time one needs and listens to the patient. I am lucky to have found him!”
– Mary D.
“Dr. Flaherty was very gracious and took time to explain my situation. He welcomed my questions and was very thorough. Being athletic my whole life, at 68 I've seen my fair share of orthopedic providers. Unfortunately, many seem burned out and behave more like a mechanic than a healthcare provider. Being a patient is scary, and can sometimes bring out the worst in a person, but at the end of the day, the orthopedic physician is the only hope. When I left Dr. Flaherty's office today, I thought, he was so calm and hoped he never hardens to the day to day grind of orthopedics. My experience was exceptional. I am very confident in his recommendations and will follow through 100%.”
– Margaret K.
“Explained injuries that might be and need for further tests. The Doctor answered questions that were asked.”
– Spencer Y.
“Was very professional and listened to my account of the incident causing injury. Quickly diagnosed my injury.”
– Edward S.
“Very thorough, professional, explained everything, so I understood what was wrong, and the course of action we would take.”
– Mark B.
“I’m very happy that I got Dr. Flaherty. I had previously, and he was my doctor for my sprained knee and ankle he is excellent very laid back personality straight to the point in a good way explained things very clear overall a good guy.”
– Shakira L.
“Fast pace very experienced very caringly and professional.”
– Rajendra S.
“Dr. Flaherty was outstanding. He did a thorough exam of my knee and answered all of my questions. He demonstrated tremendous care and understanding with me and explained what was occurring and why I was experiencing the immense pain I had. I did not feel rushed, and he took plenty of time to explain the next possible steps pending the results of an MRI he scheduled me to verify his findings. He also had a PA with him that I believe he said was still training, and she was also exceptionally kind and caring. They both made this an enjoyable experience for me. Dr. Flaherty is indeed an asset to the practice.”
– Joseph C.
“Very kind, compassionate and understanding. Provided multiple options for my ongoing issues and was very thorough with explaining everything. I feel confident about the plan going forward and left feeling hopeful. Excellent experience.”
– Faith W.
“Professional and caring! Dr. Flaherty is an expert at what he does! His work is incredible my shoulder is better than ever. He doesn't fool around when it comes to his patient! Thank you, Dr.!”
– Jacob F.
“Dr. Flaherty and the staff are very helpful, my wait is always short, and the visit is performed quickly without sacrifice to quality. Without their help, I would not be able to do what I love.”
– Scott B.
“Dr. Flaherty was wonderful! Very compassionate and easy to talk to. The nurses were also excellent. Would recommend The Bone & Joint Center!”
– Cathy W.
“I was anxious about getting a cortisone shot, but Dr. Flaherty assured me it would not hurt and it didn't! He took the time.”
– Tamara G.
“Very knowledgeable, excited to see his recommendations improve my son's arm for pitching at the college level.”
– Nina L.
“Dr. Flaherty is always very professional and informative. He never talks down to you. It is also very impressive that when you have an appointment time you are seen at that time.”
– Otto W.
“Dr. Flaherty was very professional and quick to come in to see me. He explained exactly what is going on and showed me on the diagram on the wall. He was very nice. I I finally got some answers that I was looking for.”
– Rachel T.
“Great doctor. Very thorough. Dr Flaherty was attentive and courteous.”
– M A.
“Dr. Flaherty performed my knee surgery in May, fixing not only the problems showing in my X-rays and MRIs but other issues as well. Dr. Flaherty prescribed physical therapy to speed strength and recovery from the surgery, which has proven most helpful in my recuperation. At today's office visit Dr. Flaherty examined my knee, asked the right questions and answered all of my questions about my progress. I would definitely see Dr. Flaherty for any further orthopedic surgery I may need in the future. I would also give Dr. Flaherty my highest endorsement for anyone looking for an orthopedic surgeon. My experience has been first rate.”
– Mark B.
“I really appreciated the way Dr. Flaherty explained the issue and procedure that I will be undergoing. He was able to put the procedure into terms I could understand and Rebecca was also very helpful with scheduling the procedure and any questions that I had.”
– John D.
“Dr. Flaherty was very patient friendly and personable. Also very knowledgeable!”
– Candice P.
“Dr. Flaherty and his staff went out of their way to accommodate my son when there were a few hurdles thrown at us. I appreciate his compassion. He has always been kind to my son and has answered all of his questions with patience. He has always spoken to him as a young adult with a voice in his own care.”
– Lori T.
“Dr. Flaherty is absolutely a great and caring doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and explains everything very well. Dr. Flaherty has done surgery on my sons hip and my knee, I would definitely recommend Dr. Flaherty's practice to everyone.”
– Patti B.
“Excellent as always.”
– Tommy H.
“Great Doctor who listens to your symptoms and explains treatment plans very well.”
– Roman G.
“5 stars to Doctor Flaherty and his staff. Everything went exactly as we discussed.”
– John F.
“It is always a pleasure seeing Dr. Flaherty. He and Rebecca are absolutely wonderful. I have complete confidence that all my needs are met on a consistent basis. And they continually go above and beyond to assist with my needs.”
– James S.
“Dr. Flaherty is professional and attentive to all concerns. He makes conservative recommendations. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Trisha G.
“It as been a great experience. Not that I wished it happened. But the doctor was great, there is not much scaring and just have to work through the rest. I would and do recommend him to everyone I know”
– Bonnie E.
“Dr. Flaherty was thorough in his examination of my arm and in his explanation of my injury.”
– Todd V.
“Dr. Flaherty was very professional and attentive. He was very efficient with a diagnosis and explained everything very well. I highly recommend him based on this experience.”
– Keith M.
“Dr. Flaherty found the issue not once but twice and corrected it both times. Excellent dr! Very kind and thorough.”
– Brian H.
“Good listener, concerned for my well being, and gave thoughtful answers.”
– Jon S.
“Loved the bone and joint center. Everyone was great and the facility was very nice.”
– Kasie H.
“Excellent immediate diagnosis & treatment. Very pleased.”
– Donna G.
“Seemed thorough. Explored other possible causes. Explained welll. Gave referral for PT.”
– Karen O.
“Dr. Flaherty is enjoyable to visit regardless of the pain your in. He explains himself very well and carries himself in a professional manner.”
– Thomas H.
“Dr. Flaherty was attentive and listened to my concerns. He had previously diagnosed my arthritis within minutes and when he said my rotator cuff needed repair, I trusted him. The surgery went extremely well. Every time I had an appointment I was taken in quickly and never had to wait. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My shoulder feels great!”
– Gina P.