On 11/10/22 I fractured my pelvis. I am happy to report that I am just about fully recovered. With both Dr. Beiro and Megan working with me and their diligence to my care they made this possible.
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.
I came to UOA “accidentally” due to trauma. I consider myself very fortunate to have initially been cared for by Dr. Sagebien and his team. My “multiple fractured” ankle was saved. Now I am in process of ankle replacement (due to arthritis years later) under the care of Dr. Fleming. The physicians, nurses and all staff have always been more than kind, expert, and upbeat. PT is great. Dr. Fleming responds to every concern with real care, patiently explaining any detail. A pretty amazing surgeon. As I said, I am fortunate.
Following my total knee replacement surgery I had physical therapy at UOA Morganville. I cannot begin to say how pleased I was with the care and attention I received. A huge shoutout to my therapist, Joseph Abadir, and his assistant Nadine. I could not have done as well without them. They were patient, explaining the exercise, answering any questions I had, and cheering me on with my progress. Having the same therapist throughout was a plus and created a bond. We often had conversations where everyone joined in. When I finished my therapy after 7 weeks I headed south for the winter. Joe provided me with printouts of exercises for me to continue on my own. I am confident that my recovery was aided by the time I spent in therapy. I can recommend UOA Morganville enthusiastically to anyone seeking PT.
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!
Vincent was my therapist at UOA. I have had quite a lot of physical therapy over the years and Vincent is the best. The exercises were simple, not too many, but they have made a big difference. Most important, I can continue doing them at home. Vincent listens, answers questions, cares and pays attention to each individual. Vincent and Dr. Doumas – what a dynamic duo!
I suffered with a bad back for many years. It caused severe sciatic pain going down my entire leg. I had multiple shots in my back and I completed PT. I thought I completely recovered and the pain eventually returned.
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!