Sam Sydney, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sam Sydney M.D., F.A.C.S. Physician

Patient Ratings and Comments

Patient Rating 4.9 / 5
514 Ratings
79 Comments
  • Verified Patient
    Mar 31, 2022

    Dr. Sydney clearly and empathically explained the results of my surgery and my current condition.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 24, 2022

    Dr Sydney has always been a professional and courteous Dr. to my family and I, My family has known Dr. Sydney for over thirty years.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 17, 2022

    Dr. Sydney very knowledgeable and carefully explained the cause of my pain.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 14, 2022

    Dr. Sydney is an excellent doctor and I have confidence in his diagnosis.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 24, 2022

    Perfect bedside manner. Distracted me very efficiently while giving me a shot.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 24, 2022

    Professional; questions answered; dr. Through; Staff attentive and responded to concerns

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 14, 2022

    Dr. Snyder is a wonderful and attentive doctor.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 14, 2022

    I’ve been so impressed with Dr. Sydney. His knowledge, skills, compassion, and enthusiasm have been fantastic throughout my surgery center!!

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 27, 2022

    dr. Snyder was kind and listened and explained and did not rush me

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 6, 2022

    Dr. Sydney answered all my questions.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 5, 2022

    Dr Sydney was friendly and did not seem in a hurry. He explained everything and answered our questions

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 4, 2021

    He told me the truth about my problems.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 2, 2021

    He was just really nice and made me feel comfortable

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 1, 2021

    Compassionate and professional

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 29, 2021

    Dr Sydney really listened to my concerns and answered my questions

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 27, 2021

    Very responsive to the concerns I have re my age etc.— made me feel there is a way to improve my shoulder.

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 10, 2021

    He was attentive and really listened to my concerns. He didn’t dismiss my pain and was caring and I felt like I could trust him. I didn’t feel rushed even though I only got an appointment that day. Thank You Dr. Sydney!

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 8, 2021

    Have been Dr Sydney’s patient forever. Trust what he says.

  • Verified Patient
    Sep 2, 2021

    The way he explained everything he found and my options.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 26, 2021

    His knowledge of my situation

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 24, 2021

    Dr. Sydney is the most kindest and competent orthopedic doctor in the State!

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 18, 2021

    Very professional and caring I met him for the first time and was very very pleased.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 12, 2021

    Dr Sydney is excellent! Calm, reassuring, expert, and personable. I was/ am in such e pert hands. The X-ray technician was also fun and precise at her function

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 9, 2021

    He a fantastic doctor knows what needs to be done to get you feeling better

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 8, 2021

    Dr. Sydney is very “present” and listens.

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 8, 2021

    He was very professional and friendly.

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 2, 2021

    Dr. Sydney listened to me and showed great concern about my knee pain. He developed a plan for me to start working toward less pain.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 24, 2021

    As usual my visit with Doctor Sydney was outstanding. He offered me an alternative treatment for my knees that I didn't know existed. I could tell he was genuinely concerned with my very complicated, long term issues.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 7, 2021

    He really listened to me and my needs. Didn't treat me like an old woman (I'm 71). Very kind.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 2, 2021

    Dr. Sidney is terrific and very knowledgeable.

  • Verified Patient
    May 6, 2021

    Honesty and explain my situation clearly!

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 29, 2021

    Dr.Sidney is very efficieni,compassionate and thorough.He helps in every way he can.

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 15, 2021

    Dr. Sydney is so compassionate. He could read my every thought even though we were masked and reassure me about the process that were going to embark on.

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 7, 2021

    Personable and knowledgeable. Told me details

  • Verified Patient
    Apr 5, 2021

    Very confident in what he was describing about my injury and how it needs to be treated

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 31, 2021

    Straight forward clear explanation of diagnosis and treatment provided confidence

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 25, 2021

    Dr. Sydney took time to talk to me about my problem. He listened & suggested treatment options for now & in the future

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 18, 2021

    caring/warm, knowledgeable, explained issues clearly, patient, prompt, just THE BEST!

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 3, 2021

    Excellent in his mannerisms and knowledge and techniques.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 1, 2021

    Dr. Sydney is wonderful! He listens and explains things so I can thoughly understand what I need to know, plus he makes me feel that he really cares. Never "rushes " through an appointment. I really appreciate that!

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 17, 2021

    Dr. Sydney is always courteous, knowledgeable, professional and personable.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 13, 2021

    Professional and friendly as well.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 23, 2020

    Dr Sam Sydney is a good listener and he does what is best for his patients and not his pockets

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 17, 2020

    Dr Sydney listened to the progression of my issue. He explained the issue both verbally and via the X-ray. Kind and knowledgable Gave me a general timetable. Nice to hear I didn’t have to rush into anything !!

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 14, 2020

    Dr. Sydney is a great orthopedist, a wonderful doctor who is an expert in his field and who cares about his patients’ health and well-being.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 25, 2020

    Dr Sydney was very personable, professional, and empathetic towards me. He explained everything in layman’s terms and sowed me exactly what he was explaining in regards to my condition. I felt very comfortable with regards to my surgery and rehab.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 19, 2020

    Dr. Sydney listened to my concerns and provided options to me that I can potentially move forward with a better quality-of-life after treatment.

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 12, 2020

    Knowledgeable/ excellent communication skills/patient

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 11, 2020

    Very personable and listen's carefully.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 28, 2020

    It was the 2nd time I have seen Dr. Sydney. I trust, respect, and believe in him. He has a easy going, and nice way with his patients.

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 10, 2020

    Dr. Sydney was able to point me in the right direction.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 21, 2020

    I really appreciate the very early hour appointments. I’ve used my provider for a few years now and find him efficient, responsive to my questions and a very professional manner. I really appreciate him and also the proximity of this location to my home. Thank you.

  • Verified Patient
    Feb 17, 2020

    This was my first experience with The Centers for Advanced Orthopeadics, and it was great from the initial phone call to setup the appointment to walking out of the office after my appointment.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 27, 2020

    Every time I come in for an appt., everyone on the staff is both very nice and helpful.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 31, 2019

    Dr. SYDNEY WAS WONDERFUL. HE IS COMPASSIONATE MAN, AND EASED MY FEARS ABOUT KNEE REPLACEMENTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 22, 2019

    I visited Dr. Synder for the first time and was greatly impressed with him and the explanations he gave me regarding my knees. He was thorough and understanding and I appreciated the time that he took with me explaining my problems. He is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone needed a doctor who cares and explains in detail your problems.

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 20, 2019

    I continue to be thankful for the interaction I have had with CAO-OACM. Sam Sydney and his team have been and continue to be terrific. They have helped me return to the active lifestyle I so enjoy and cherish.

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 24, 2019

    Always have a great experience, staff wonderful and all the doctors great. Dr. Sydney is the Best! He has a reassuring manner, you know will be positive outcome

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 23, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Sydney goes back to 2007 when I was caregiver to my friend who was a patient of Dr. Sydney. He is still charming, a good listener, and I trust his opinion. He is a compassionate physician, I know how he treated my friend when she had a hip replacement. He is the best!!

  • Verified Patient
    May 2, 2019

    Dr. Sam Sydney is the best! He performed surgery on my knee and shoulder on separate occasions. Both times I recovered very quickly!

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 24, 2019

    Dr. Sydney and his staff were very friendly and made me feel important. Every off staff member I interacted with were pleasant.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 24, 2019

    The facility was spotless, and the staff was professional, and courteous. This made me feel comfortable.

  • Verified Patient
    Jan 14, 2019

    Dr. Sydney was very thorough in his exam of my condition. He took the time to listen to my symptoms and explained the cause of those symptoms and explained future actions that I might expect. He gained my confidence with his knowledge and understanding of my condition and situation. I would recommend him to friends. The check-in process was easy for me and I found that the whole visit was thorough, efficient, and professional.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 7, 2018

    My overall visit was great. I had been in this discomfort for two months. Dr. Sidney, was pleasant, professional and arrived at a plan of action to help me to get back moving normally again. Thank you so much for your services. Lastly, the entire staff that service me was so pleasant and friendly.

  • Verified Patient
    Dec 6, 2018

    This is a very comfortable, genuine, caring practice!

  • Verified Patient
    Nov 14, 2018

    Dr. Sydney was outstanding. Personable, knowledgeable and straightforward . Greatly impressed.

  • Verified Patient
    Oct 13, 2018

    Dr. Sydney is a great doctor, he explains everything and takes his time with us. Thank you!!!

  • Verified Patient
    Aug 16, 2018

    I really like Dr. Sydney’s honesty & being upfront about my situation and recovery timelines due to my damaged knee!

  • Verified Patient
    Jul 10, 2018

    I have had the world of trust for over 20 years in Dr. Sam Sydney and PA Aaron Shakespeare! In my opinion, they are the best of the best!!!

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 28, 2018

    I have a big knee problem, in Dr Sydney's words, and he spent a lot of time discussing various options for me. He surely helped me understand my options going forward. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He gave us his opinions without criticizing any other doctor that I have seen. And he gave me a lot of hope that I will be able to walk.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 20, 2018

    I really liked Dr. Sydney and would come back to him when I need to.

  • Verified Patient
    Jun 13, 2018

    I have had 1 knee replacement and 1 shoulder repair done by Dr. Sydney/Aaron Shakespeare as well as other joint issues taken care of. Prior to both surgeries I was well informed of what to expect during, right after, and post surgery rehab. By setting the expectations before hand I had a complete understanding of what to expect both with pain and rehab so that getting my life back to normal was exactly as explained.

  • Verified Patient
    May 23, 2018

    Dr. Graham referred me to Dr. Sydney and also friends said how great he is as a doctor/surgeon. I was very pleased with the staff and with Dr. Sydney and will be back.

  • Verified Patient
    May 15, 2018

    Excellent service, everyone was very friendly and attentive.

  • Verified Patient
    May 15, 2018

    My appointment was one hour from check in to check out with two visits to xray. I think that is amazing for a new patient visit.

  • Verified Patient
    May 14, 2018

    My appointment with Dr. Sydney was very productive. It was my first visit with him and I was very impressed. I have been having knee problems for a long time and they have become progressively worse over the last few years. After my visit with him I feel very confident that I have found the right orthopedic surgeon to work with going forward.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 27, 2018

    Keep up the excellent work/friendly staff. It aids quick recovery.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 19, 2018

    I am taking this survey on behalf of my mother, *NAME*, who was seen as a new patient with Dr. Sydney last week. Both my husband *NAME* and myself are patients of Dr. Sydney. I personally had never been to the Catonsville office. I found it to be very nice and the staff, friendly. My mother (and I) was very happy and comfortable with Dr. Sydney and his "plan" for her painful knee. I will say that she was unable to do the technology sign in process. I needed to complete it for her. I hope that members of the staff are willing to take care of this for patients who are unable to do so on their own.

  • Verified Patient
    Mar 5, 2018

    I saw Dr Sidney's PA- Aaron Shakespeare. You didn't give that option. He's excellent. I will see Dr Sydney when I decide on surgery