Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

273 Patient Ratings
111 Patient Comments

Patrick E. Greis, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Patrick Greis, Board Certified Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, joined the Department of Orthopaedics in March of 1997 and specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. His interests include all aspects of knee and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, rotator cuff issues, arthritis of the sholder, and the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. Greis’ research interests include evaluation of rotator cuff function, rotator cuff reconstruction, and the evaluation of clinical results of ACL reconstruction. Trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greis completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Greis practices at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center and is availible in clinic on Tuesday and Friday.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

March 23, 2014

Dr Greis has done more for my quality of life than anyone. That may sound overboard, but my life would be very unenjoyable without his help. I am very grateful for the effort he has taken to become a wonderfully skilled surgeon and how he has put me back together several times.

March 05, 2014

While I recognize medicine is not an exact science, the attending did not provide me with information that fully allowed me to make a decision about the best treatment for my injury. This is especially disappointing since the previous attending I saw did the same thing. I no longer have faith in this clinic's ability to treat this particular problem effectively.

March 01, 2014

already have referred a number of friends

February 20, 2014

He is a good Dr.

February 17, 2014

Dr Greiss took out a plastic model of the shoulder and showed me exactly how my rotator cuff injury tore away all the ligaments. It helped me to understand how my recovery is taking longer than some other people.

February 15, 2014

Good experience

February 05, 2014

I am an RN, so I know how office visits usually go, and really don't know what to say except, "Wow, and Thanks!" to Dr Gries and his staff. My wait? Less than a minute. The MA took me back to a room, asked questions, and then escorted me immediately to Xray. From there, I returned to my exam room and waited only a few minutes before the doctor came in. I was in and out in less than 25 minutes...all on a first visit, with Xray done and read; PT script, and questions answered! :)

January 24, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Gries to a colleague for his knee and he actually met with Dr. Gries.

January 17, 2014

Excellent experience.

January 17, 2014

Dr. Greis is excellent doctor

January 13, 2014

I was recommended to this office by a friend and I've already recommended it to at least 4 people.

January 10, 2014

Dr. Greis is a rock star.

January 08, 2014

the care provider give me all the time I needed

December 31, 2013

We have recommended Dr. Greis to others. He is an excellent doctor.

December 26, 2013

Dr. Greis was very sympathetic and understanding of my injury. He is undoubtedly extremely knowledgeable and did an exceptional surgery on a serious tear in my shoulder. His injection fixed the inflammation and now I can use my right hand and arm.

December 15, 2013

good

November 22, 2013

I couldn't begin to think that there is any doctor in this field better than Dr. Greis.I have total confidence in him.

November 20, 2013

Dr. Greis was very clear about my condition and what options were available. In the end, we agreed that surgery was probably the best option for me at this time. I very much felt like he took the time to explain things and especially include me in the decision process.

November 08, 2013

Outstanding physician!

November 06, 2013

good

November 03, 2013

The team of Doctors were very helpful and they had a plan for fixing her shoulder unlike another hospital here in the city. My wife has a history of C-Diff and the doctors told us how they were going to prevent it from comming back during surgery.

November 01, 2013

I am glad to have a surgeon as skilled as Dr Greiss.He's good at explaining things.He's always very positive.

October 28, 2013

I was very impressed. Thanks

October 28, 2013

THE DOC ALWAYS HAS MY BEST INTEREST IN MIND,I LIKE HIM

October 16, 2013

Dr. Greis was friendly, treated me with respect, and explained everything about my problem and it's treatment.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Grise was very good at explaining the problem and what was done to resolve it. I felt like he had my best interest in mind and was very straight forward and told me the whole story. I liked that he was very professional and answered all of my questions. He took the time needed to make me feel very confident and comfortable in his recommendations and his abilities as a surgeon. I will be back again if I have the misfortune of hurting my knee. and I will recommend him to those I know.

October 03, 2013

good

September 23, 2013

Very good overall communication

August 19, 2013

good

July 23, 2013

good

July 03, 2013

Dr Griess was wonderful. I had 3 previous surgeries on my knee and after he discussed with me what options I had, I felt really good about the surgery....I'm just disappointed that he didn't do my 1st surgery, because I believe he could had done it right

July 01, 2013

Dr. Greis has been great. I still didn't completely understand what he had done with regard to the surgery until I started my first Physical Therapy appointment. The physical therapist used a model and showed me what had been done. I was grateful to finally understand exactly what had happened during my surgery. Dr. Greis was very good about helping me understand how important physical therapy was to my recovery. The after care instructions weren't very clear.

June 24, 2013

Good

June 18, 2013

Dr. Greis and his resident, great!

June 10, 2013

I liked that he did not make fun of us when I said we might try acupuncture to try to help remedy the problem. He seemed very open to that idea since the problem involved mainly pain management.

May 28, 2013

good

May 20, 2013

The amount of time spent with me was minimal. However, I don't think it needed to be any more. Dr. Greis give me all the relavant information, made me feel at ease, and that I was in good hands, and that thre was nothing to worry about. minimal efficiency and getting the job done well is what mattered the most to me. ANd Dr. Greis was perfect.

May 14, 2013

I was very happy that he had the courage to disagree with my physical therapist.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Gries was excellent.

May 08, 2013

I was very impressed with both Doctors and their explanations and answering questions and concerns.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Greis was recommended to me by someone I work with. I would recommend him highly.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Greis was knowledgeable in knowing what was wrong with my shoulder. I've been to two Wyoming Drs, and they couldn't figure out what was wrong. If only they would of taken an MRI; Like Dr Greis ordered.

April 29, 2013

Would definately recomend to others.

April 22, 2013

good

April 16, 2013

no bad experience. Dr. very knowledgeable.

April 06, 2013

After the surgery, Dr. Gries didn't come out and talk to my parents, rather he just called them on the phone. They were in the waiting area. It was odd he didn't just come out and talk to them.

April 02, 2013

I believe there could be more information shared with a patient concerning the affect and frequency some of the drugs given that are foreign or not used frequently by the patient.

March 18, 2013

My experience from start to finish has been nothing but excellent

March 05, 2013

I could not have asked for much better attention and care.

March 04, 2013

would not consider going anywhere else for ortho

February 20, 2013

Not super personable, but he was a great doctor and we would recommend him.

February 19, 2013

I trust my life with Dr. Greis...

February 19, 2013

I spent more time with the resident than I did with the doctor. Dr. Greis was nice but did not give me a sense of confidence that he could fix my problem of that he was really even interested in fixing my problem. I felt more like an annoyance.

February 11, 2013

Very likely to recommend to others

February 04, 2013

Dr. Greis identified directly with my concerns and questions. He clearly articulated all my options and included me in developing a course of action. I've not felt this comfortable and confident with a physician in some time. I will most definitely recommend him in the future.

February 04, 2013

Dr. Greis has been all I hoped for; knowledgeable, empathetic, frank, communicative, and on board with trying to help me reach what some might think are ambitious recovery goals. I think his experience as a sports medicine specialist has given him insight into trying to help the patient get to where he wants to be rather than the focus on all the obstacles that could make the goals unreachable. As a patient I realize I might fall short but I appreciate the fact that if there is a way, Dr. Greis is going to help me find it.

December 20, 2012

Just great overall. I have a high confidence level in Dr. Greis

December 17, 2012

it was good

December 17, 2012

This was a return visit for unrelated problem. I have recommended this care provider on several occasions.

December 05, 2012

Fellow and MD were both very friendly

December 04, 2012

Dr didn't take note of my previous treatment history and re-recommended something I've already done (which didn't work the first time). I was a bit frustrated and disappointed.

December 03, 2012

It all did go pretty quick. The only thing that could have gone better, in retrospect, was talking through the length of time the surgery was going to take (2 weeks out) and things I would/should do to care for the knee and collateral pain. There really were no instructions. Then again, maybe there are none... but it would have been nice to have had a coversation about this.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Greis and his team of professionals are top notch. They provide world class healthcare services and an environment centered on the patient. Thank you!

November 20, 2012

Great willing to help with my unusual circumstance.

November 15, 2012

I feel confident in Dr. Greiss

November 14, 2012

good

November 02, 2012

De. Greis is an amazing surgeon with wonderful followup care. Would recommend him to all

October 29, 2012

Very Good

October 12, 2012

extremely pleased with experience

October 09, 2012

Exemplary conduct

October 08, 2012

Dr. Greis is EXCELLENT! I have every confidence in him and followed his instructions carefully. I am doing better than ever expected and and am very happy with the results.

October 03, 2012

Good experience

October 03, 2012

the doctor was recommended to me by a friend, I found the physician's manner with me and his knowledge to be very first rate

October 02, 2012

He listened and talked to myself and my wife, explaining my problem very thouroughly.

October 01, 2012

I was concerned that I might need to have surgery to be back the mobility in my knee, we discussed other possibilities and I ended up having a shot to see if it would help with the minor pain I was having.

September 11, 2012

Discouraged about pain I'm still having in my shoulder one year after surgery. Hoping it goes away eventually. Thought it would be better than this after one year. Expressed concern to Dr. Greise.

September 10, 2012

Dr Greis and his staff are awesome. Courteous, friendly and professional always.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Greis is a great doctor. He explains things very well. This last visit he gave me the option of getting an x-ray done or not and explained the benefit vs. personal cost to me. I appreciated that he didn't just order an x-ray knowing that it may not help me learn anything new about my knee pain.

August 21, 2012

This is my second experience with Dr. Greis. I would have asked for someone else if I hadn't been satisfied the first time. I appreciate someone who is not condescending and who discusses matters as if we were just discussing matters of interest to both of us.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Greis just keeps getting better and better - more friendly, more outgoing; or maybe it is that I am getting to know him better as well. His surgical skill set is amazing, and I proudly tell everyone who it is that did my rotator-cuff repair. Thank you.

August 14, 2012

Doctor Greis is the man! He truly cares about his patients and is very thorough with his explanations.

August 14, 2012

Dr. Greis is the best. Wonderful person and fantastic physician. Have recommended him to others.

August 13, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Greis to friends with shoulder pain. My experience has been excellent, especially when compared to those who have had the same rotator cuff surgery.

August 07, 2012

Dr. Greis is very good at explaining things and showing care for my healing

August 06, 2012

I have nothing but good comments to offer about Dr. Greis and his staff. They have always acted in such a professional manner.

July 31, 2012

Very skillful crew!

July 17, 2012

Dr, Greis is an excellent communicator. He anticipates my concerns, patiently answers my questions, and views me as a unique individual.

July 09, 2012

He is the best shoulder doctor inte west. I have checked. I used to work in surgery as a scrub nurse. No one is doing anything surgical/invasive unless they are "the best".

July 03, 2012

Excellent

June 26, 2012

Dr. Gries was very courtious and explained my situation with my arthritic knees. He explained the treatments available what I should consider for treatment in the future.

June 25, 2012

Bottom line, my experience with Dr. Greis was not the best.... I felt as if he did not listen to my concerns and above all did not help me to address them so I can move toward as full a recovery as possible. On a bright note, I was very satisfied with the service I received in physical therapy and hand therapy.

June 12, 2012

very professionnal

June 04, 2012

My experience with Dr. Greis and his assistants prior to surgery and to my last visit have been excellent!

May 09, 2012

This was a very good experience and all my questions/concerns were answered. I feel good about the decision made.

April 21, 2012

Dr Greis is an excellent physician, professional and personable. I would recommend him to a family member, friend, or colleague, in fact I already have done so.

April 18, 2012

Doctor didn't seem to believe what I was telling him as I described my pain and restrictions.

April 11, 2012

Was unimpressed with how I was treated I would never recommend that place to anyone!!!!!!!

April 11, 2012

Dr. Greis is incredibly sought after so I know his time is tight, but I always feel as though he's ready to move on. He is also incredibly intelligent but speaks to his assistants (rather than this patient) in words that I, many times, have to go back and look up afterwards. My last visit I felt as though I had to pull him into the next step; although once I stated my wish, he was very agreeable to move forward.

April 11, 2012

Excellent experience!

March 31, 2012

There is no one better than Dr. Greis... I owe him my life.

March 24, 2012

really nice to be reassured and get the final word on the status of michaels shoulder

February 25, 2012

Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful. This was a second opinion and it was well worth it.

February 18, 2012

Greis is the best

February 15, 2012

AGAIN, MY EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING

February 08, 2012

I was treated very well, received excellent instructions and received very good answers to my questions.

February 04, 2012

Dr. Greis is the best..... Enough said :)

January 25, 2012

Dr. Greis spent less than a minute examining me and then did what every doctor I've ever had has done - he told me it wasn't there. His assistant is way better at this than he is.

January 14, 2012

I am currently looking for another care provider

January 14, 2012

excellent care

January 04, 2012

Dr. Greise has a great empathetic, but confident bedside approach to his patient's. He seemed to be highly experienced in his diagnosis, and was genuine and personal when presenting the findings and treatment options.

January 04, 2012

how can I rank higher than 5?!!

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Sports Medicine)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5400 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Patrick Greis, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, joined the Department of Orthopaedics in March of 1997 and specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. His interests include all aspects of knee and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, rotator cuff issues, arthritis of the sholder, and the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. Greis’ research interests include evaluation of rotator cuff function, rotator cuff reconstruction, and the evaluation of clinical results of ACL reconstruction. Trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greis completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He has been an author on over 50 articles, presented at national and international meetings and remains active in research with residents and fellows.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Sports Medicine
Fellow
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Internship University Health Center of Pittsburgh
Orthopedic Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Chemistry/Cellular and Molecular Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Hardy JC, Hung M, Snow BJ, Martin CL, Tashjian RZ, Burks RT, Greis P(2013)Blood transfusion associated with shoulder arthroplasty.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 22(2),233-9
  2. Thackeray EM, Swenson JD, Gertsch MC, Phillips KM, Steele JW, Burks RT, Tashjian RZ, Greis P(2013)Diaphragm function after interscalene brachial plexus block: a double-blind, randomized comparison of 0.25% and 0.125% bupivacaine.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 22(3),381-6
  3. Bergeson AG, Tashjian RZ, Greis PE, Crim J, Stoddard GJ, Burks R(2012)Effects of platelet-rich fibrin matrix on repair integrity of at-risk rotator cuff tears.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(2),286-93
  4. Snow BJ, Wilcox JJ, Burks RT, Greis P(2012)Evaluation of Muscle Size and Fatty Infiltration with MRI Nine to Eleven Years Following Hamstring Harvest for ACL Reconstruction.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: American Volume, 94(14),1274-82
  5. Greis PE, Koch BS, Adams (2012)Tibialis anterior or posterior allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction versus hamstring autograft reconstruction: an economic analysis in a hospital-based outpatient setting.  Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, 28(11),1695-701
  6. Kamath GV, Redfern JC, Greis PE, Burks R(2011)Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(1),199-217
  7. Crim J, Burks RT, Manaster BJ, Hanrahan C, Hung M, Greis P(2010)Temporal evoluation of MRI findings after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair  American Journal of Roentgenology, 195(6),1361-1366
  8. Gerber JP, Marcus RL, Dibble LE, Greis PE, Burks RT, LaStayo P(2009)Effects of early progressive eccentric exercise on muscle size and function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 1-year follow-up study of a randomized clinical trial.  Physical Therapy, 89(1),51-9
  9. Burks RT, Crim J, Brown N, Fink B, Greis P(2009)A prospective randomized clinical trial comparing arthroscopic single- and double-row rotator cuff repair: magnetic resonance imaging and early clinical evaluation.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(4),674-82
  10. Davis JJ, Swenson JD, Greis PE, Burks RT, Tashjian R(2009)Interscalene block for postoperative analgesia using only ultrasound guidance: the outcome in 200 patients.  Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, The, 21(4),272-7
  11. Hollis R, West H, Greis PE, Burks R(2009)Autologous bone effects on femoral tunnel widening in hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Journal of Knee Surgery, 22(2),114-119.
  12. Gerber JP, Marcus RL, Dibble LE, Greis PE, Burks RT, LaStayo P(2009)The use of eccentrically-biased resistance exercise to mitigate muscle impairments following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A short review.  Sports Health: a multidisciplinary approach, 1(1),31-38
  13. Greis PE, Legrand A, Burks R(2008)Bilateral shoulder chondrolysis following arthroscopy. A report of two cases.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: American Volume, 90(6),1338-44
  14. Beck P, Brown NA, Greis PE, Burks R(2007)Patellofemoral contact pressures and lateral patellar translation after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(9),1557-63
  15. Burks RT, Crim J, Fink BP, Boylan DN, Greis P(2005)The effects of semitendinosus and gracilis harvest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery, 21(10),1177-85
  16. Greis PE, Dean M, Hawkins R(1996)Subscapularis tendon disruption after Bankart reconstruction for anterior instability.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 5(3),219-22

Review

  1. Greis PE, Bardana DD, Holmstrom MC, Burks R(2002)Meniscal injury: I. Basic science and evaluation.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Journal, 10(3),168-76
  2. Greis PE, Holmstrom MC, Bardana DD, Burks R(2002)Meniscal injury: II. Management.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Journal, 10(3),177-87
  3. Warner JJ, Greis P(1998)The treatment of stiffness of the shoulder after repair of the rotator cuff.  Instructional Course Lectures, 4767-75

Book Chapter

  1. Greis PE, Burks R(2003)Arthroscopic Menisectomy  , 218-231

Abstract

  1. Greis, P.E., Kuhn, J.H., Schultheis, J., Hintermeister, R., Hawkins, R.J(1996)Validation of the Lift Off Test and Analysis of Subscapularis Activity During Maximal Internal Rotation  , 20(2)428

Poster

  1. Greis PE, Scuderi MG, Mohr RA, Bachus KN, Burks R(2001)Glenohumeral Articular Contact Areas and Pressures Following Labral and Osseous Injury to the Anterior-Inferior Quadrant of the Glenoid  ,

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