Over 2 years I’ve seen 4 different doctors and none could help fix my wrist problems and help me get back to gymnastics. Dr. Doumas helped me by taking me through every option possible to avoid surgery first. Unfortunately, my wrist was in pretty bad shape and I ended up getting the surgery done by him. A year later I am finally back to doing gymnastics again and almost back to 100%!
I probably should have sent this thank you sooner. However, as I was doing some major rehabilitation on my son’s wooden garage doors last week, (the very garage roof that I fell from, causing catastrophic damage to the bones in my wrist) It occurred to me that it is quite amazing that I was able to do this sanding, staining and polyurethaning, using my left hand. The very hand that you reconstructed using cadaver bones, rods, screws and mostly your knowledge and incredible talent.
I cannot thank you enough for “fixing” my broken bones in a manner that has caused me minimal lose of movement and use. Although there is some restrictive movement, it is not nearly what I had anticipated. I am left-handed which was a bit of a concern after this injury. Just for a brief update: (even though it is closing in on 4 years!). I am a very limited but enthusiastic guitar player. I am able to play more than 95% of my previous ability. Previous to the injury, I obsessively did push-ups, never missing a day up until Sept. 28, 2016- injury date. I actually did 122,500 push-ups the year I turned 60….yes, I counted. At this date in 2020, I have not missed a day of 200+ push-ups each day since January 1.
I could go on with examples of the amazing results of the repair to my mangled wrist, but I will not take up any more of your valuable time. I just wanted to make sure you know how appreciative I am for your work and your talents. You only take a back seat to me thanking God for my recovery!
Thank You very, very much.
May God continue to bless and guide you.
In 2019, I got injured playing hockey for my college team. I went to a doctor who told there was no major problems and sent me on my way. 6 months later, I re-injured and saw a new doctor who after looking at my CT scan, told me I really needed labrum surgery. After I went to Dr. Doumas who told me I had a full fracture, not just a tear, in my shoulder and that he would be able to fix it. 3 days later, I had surgery and it has since been fully repaired. Dr. Doumas saved my military career from being over, just by taking the time to listen to my concerns. Thank you!
“I am forever indebted to Dr. Doumas. I think he is an amazing doctor. He saved Ariana’s opportunity to compete. He will now be on board our team as she grows in the sport.”
I have seen over the past years, Dr. Doumas for my elbow injury, and Dr. Chiappetta for back and neck. I am now seeing Dr. Swan for my knee. All are excellent and I highly recommend this group of doctors.
Dr. Swan takes time explaining all procedures and is attentive to all of my problems. I am not an “easy” patient to deal with, but he is very understanding and puts my mind at ease. With Dr. Swan, I feel three is no need for another opinion. I have total confidence in his ability .
Breaking a Shoulder, Arm and Wrist is never a fun ordeal.. until you meet Dr. Christopher Doumas and Jessica Spivey. They make healing a happy time. Dr. Doumas is always there with a smile and willing to go the extra mile for the patient even when he is not scheduled to work. Jessica takes the “scare factor” out of a brutalizing session of Physical Therapy. I used to dread going to a physical therapist, now, I enjoy the process.
Thank you UOA for having such wonderful staff. Service with a smile is their motto.
“I work with doctors all day long and I have never met a doctor like him. He connects with you on a personal level and never makes you feel like you are being rushed. When you are sending your child into not one, but two surgeries you want to make sure you trust the doctor. I trusted him immediately which says a lot about his character.”
Dr. Doumas repaired my left shoulder’s extensive rotator cuff and bicep tear in August. I felt confident with his expertise before and after surgery. Much of my successful healing is because of the excellent UOA PT. Lynn and staff are professional and caring and that helped my recuperation immeasurably.
After 3 recommendations from friends I called to make an appointment at UOA. The professionalism and courtesy began at the front desk and continued with a thorough evaluation and treatment plan by Dr. Doumas.