After much research, I chose Dr. Stephen Kayiaros as my surgeon for a total hip replacement. I feel better leaving the hospital than I felt walking in. Post surgery pain was extremely well managed. The debilitating pain I suffered from arthritis is completely gone. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kayiaros. His list of credentials is extensive. His personality is very calm and comforting. Before I had surgery, I had to rely on a walker and now, I am regaining, my life and my freedom. I never thought that I could say that a hospital stay and Surgery was wonderful, but this was. My thanks and appreciation to Dr. Kaiyaros. his staff, the hospital, the nurses and everyone that was involved in my care.
Congrats to Dr. Butler and Dr Harwood! They totally replaced both of my knee joints on January 2, 2002. This past October, I had an appointment with Dr. Harwood to be proactive with my progress! Results were very good – Dr. Harwood said both joints are looking well! He originally said I’d have 15-20 years before possibly needing replacements. I haven’t had any trouble and Dr. Hardwood said the prognosis was very good for many more years! I am 75 now and doing great! Congratulations to all of the doctors at University Orthopaedic Associates!
I have lived with constant pain for many years since. I started to believe that I was going to be like this for the rest of my life. I was still working full-time at a physical job. I was taking two arthritis strength Tylenol twice a day with Aleve. By the end of the day, I couldn’t put weight on my leg and I was dragging it behind me. I was even uncomfortable when I was sitting.
I saw Dr. Ravi Verma at UOA to check my back. He took an x-ray and told me my hip was in bad shape. He directed me to Dr. William Baione.
I saw Dr. Baione and he could immediately see that I needed a hip replacement by the way I was walking. I told him how much pain I was living with. It felt good to know that someone actually knew what I was going through. He was very kind and compassionate. He told me he was going to fix me and give me my life back.
Dr. Baione performed a total anterior hip replacement. The surgery took 45 minutes. He replaced the joints through the front, which is less invasive/painful and it speeds up the recovery time. I was walking without a cane within 5 weeks. I was cleared to go back to work in two months. I’m 48 years old.
I can walk normally again without any pain. I have full range of motion again. I can put my socks on without help. I can get in my car without lifting my leg with my arm. I can also kneel, bend and squat. I mowed my lawn for the first time in years without any pain. I also no longer take any pills for pain.
I will always be very grateful to Dr. Baione for helping me. He really did give me my life back. If I described you or someone you know, see Dr. Baione. He can change your life too!
I had bilateral knee replacement with Dr. Kayiaros. Now, post-op, I’m doing wonderfully and no longer in need of my cane. I’m delighted with my experience and the treatment I received from Dr. Kayiaros, Lauren Stull and the entire UOA team! Word on the street is that Dr. Kayiaros and UOA are the very best. I can attest to this! I highly recommend them and I’m so blessed that he was able to do my surgeries.
I have never seen an office run as smoothly as Dr. Baione’s. Kim Phillips, surgical coordinator and administrative assistant went above and beyond to make sure my surgery was scheduled. Dr. Baione did a great job. I recovered quickly from hip surgery, and I am so happy with the results.
I had a full hip replacement in November 2018. My surgeon was Dr. Harwood. It was a great experience. I tell people about this all the time. All doctors I have met here are the best. I am very happy and pleased with the services.
I would like to express my appreciation to Dr. Baione. I came to Dr. Baione form a previous Orthopaedic doctor that was not handling my infection from his knee replacement promptly. Within a week, Dr. Baione had me in the hospital to remove the infected knee prosthetic and on the proper antibiotic. Dr. Baione has seen me through the most difficult health issue of my life. I can’t thank him enough for his prompt and proactive attention to me.
It can be overwhelming when trying to find the “right” doctor. I prayed for guidance and was led to Dr. Kayiaros. From the moment I entered the office, I knew I made the right decision. The staff was so friendly, attentive, and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Kayiaros sets the lead for the staff as he was great….attentive, understanding, and very personable. I truly felt like I was an individual, and that he cared about my needs and issues. We decided on hip replacement surgery after he carefully educated me about all of the options. He provided details of the surgery. I really had a very good understanding of what to expect.
I also have to commend Saaby Ross, Dr. Kayiaros administrative assistant. She took care of everything. It was amazing. After contacting her and deciding on a date for the surgery, I received a packet explaining everything I needed to do as well as a very helpful FAQ. It made the whole process so easy and efficient. Every contact I had with Saaby was professional, efficient and wonderful. She is a treasure and made my experience so much less stressful.
I also would like to commend the team that was part of my surgery. The nurses, the anesthesiologist, and of course Dr. Kayiaros. The team made me comfortable and relaxed. I felt truly confident that I was in good hands. The surgery went beautifully, and recovery was amazing. I am so very happy that I made the decision to have the surgery and that I had the surgery with Dr. Kayiaros and his team. They are truly an amazing team that you want with you when going through a major surgery like hip replacement. Thank you to every person on this team for all you did to help me.
As a retired Administrative Assistant to the President and Chairman of Bankers Trust Company/Deutsche Bank in New York for 47 years, I’m quite familiar with receiving many complaint letters. It was always a refreshing change when someone took the time to sit down and write a complimentary note. This letter is my humble attempt at sending a note of praise to you, your assistants and the health care professionals of University Orthopedic Associates.
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with an injured bursa and suffered with constant hip pain. Cortisone injections, multiple visits to a Chiropractor, and an acupuncturist couldn’t make a dent. I finally cried “uncle” and am convinced that it was through Divine intervention, that I was able to make an appointment with you. At our initial meeting, I didn’t even have to delve into details of my pain-you described it to me perfectly. Your professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and thorough explanation of what exactly was causing my on-going problems and how you were going to fix it-no question about that-was inspiring. Your confidence and enthusiasm was contagious. Your patience was remarkable even after my husband peppered you with hundreds of questions on what types of “tools” you were going to use and wanted to hear all about the gory details of the procedure. Thankfully, you have a great sense of humor and an overabundance of patience. On February 11, 2019, I underwent total hip replacement. Outpatient Rehabilitation Network Meridian At Home Care provided excellent home skilled nursing and physical therapy throughout my recovery period. After two days with a walker and a few days on a cane, I was able to walk into my post-op appointment on Feb. 26 can free and almost pain-free! While I have several weeks of out-patient PT to navigate, I have no doubt that I will make a full recovery “without restrictions.”
I am very grateful that I had the good fortune to have you as my surgeon along with your team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Fortunate also to have excellent care at Jersey Shore. It just goes to prove one does not need to travel into New York to receive “top drawer,” gold standard health care. It’s right here in our own backyard. Many thanks to you and your staff for generously helping those of us in need.