Will | Hip 03.14.19
I was training for a marathon in the fall of 2017, with the hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon, when suddenly I couldn't bear to run for more than ten minutes. I visited local doctors and they ruled out FAI without doing any physical tests. I had an x-ray, a cortisone shot, and two MRIs, but still nothing. It had been almost six months of trial and error and gradually worsening pain when we decided to have a different doctor take a look at the tests, and they found a spur on the ball of my right femur.
I heard about Orthopedic ONE through word of mouth and decided to come up to Dublin from Huntington, WV. I got instructions for pre-surgery PT from Dave Kohlrieser and met the team of people who would help me get back on track. We scheduled a surgery date for May 14th, and it's been exactly ten months since I had my procedure done by Dr. Ellis.
It's hard to express how grateful I am for the things I'm able to do now. Recovery was relatively pain-free, and while PT was tough at times, I feel like I am back to full strength. I am currently playing on intramural soccer and basketball teams at my school while also running about fifteen miles a week without any problems. This past weekend, I participated in a small triathlon in the community and ended up placing in first out of about 75 people. I say this not to brag, but to reflect on how far I've come.
This time last year, I had no answers and was in more pain with each passing day. Walking to class became a struggle at times, and I had no physical outlet to release stress. At 21 years old, I am enjoying my able body now more than ever, and I know I wouldn't be in such a great position without the work of everyone at Orthopedic ONE. Any time someone asks me about the procedure and the care I received there, I have nothing but good things to say. Thank you to everyone who helped me get back to full strength!
Teresa | Neck & Spine Surgery 03.12.19
I am 52 years old, I work and am going to school to become a nurse. 9 years ago, I injured my neck and over time, it was getting progressively worse. I am a pretty active person that doesn't like to sit still. I addressed this issue with my doctor and tried everything from massage to physical therapy to chiropractic adjustments to epidurals and radio frequency ablation. However, I was getting nowhere and the pain was actually getting worse.
One by one, I was forced to give up activities I enjoyed. In addition to this, I couldn't sleep well and I had to study laying flat and holding my book up (which makes it very hard to work on the computer or take notes). I was getting to the point where I honestly couldn't remember what it felt like to NOT hurt and was at the end of my rope. I would get up in the morning and have to take 4 ibuprofen and lay back down until it reduced the pain to the point that I could just function. I was miserable!
Then my neurologist referred me to Dr. Herceg. I went to see him and he thought I would be a good candidate for surgery and explained the procedure he thought I would benefit from. He was so nice and answered any questions I had. Then he sent me to Liz who explained the procedure in more detail, got everything scheduled and took care of my insurance and paperwork for my employer.
When my surgery day arrived, everyone was so great! They made me feel comfortable and not nervous at all. Just a few days after surgery, I honestly felt better than I had in at least two years!! I did take the prescribed pain medications for the first 5 days, but after that I only needed TWO ibuprofen occasionally. It was amazing to wake up feeling good and like myself again!!
Now, I'm back to doing the things I love and enjoying life pain free! Dr. Herceg gave me my life back and I am so grateful! I would highly recommend him and the wonderful people at Orthopedic ONE. Dr. Herceg's office will be my first call should ever need anything again!
03.08.19 Anonymous | Shoulder
The arthritis pain in my shoulder finally became enough that Dr. Westerheide and I made the decision to proceed with surgery. It was one of the best decisions I've made.
Everyone at the hospital was kind and helpful and prior to my surgery, Dr. Westerheide came in to give me one more of his brilliant smiles before my eyes closed. After the procedure, I was back home with minimum pain in about 36 hours.
Within three weeks, I was able to return to my part-time job with little to no pain! Physical therapy helped to get me back in full swing in about three months. Six months later, I can now do more than I could prior to the surgery and have zero pain!
My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! Thank you to Dr. Westherheide and his amazing staff!
Just a quick note..Dr. Westerheide is not as young as he looks..he has a ton of experience and is awesome!!
Christine | Shoulder 03.08.19
Dr. Williard is wonderful, he fixed my right shoulder and gave me my active life back! I had a total right shoulder replacement and I'm forever grateful to him and Dr. Martin, as they collaborated their efforts and hit a home run for me. Excellent surgeons!
Charles | Shoulder 03.08.19
My shoulder joint had deteriorated due to arthritis. I could barely raise my arm over my head without pain. When I attempted to lower my arm from that point, the pain became severe.
Dr. Mileti's office was very remarkable! During my first visit, Dr. Mileti greeted me with a friendly smile and a firm handshake. He paid close attention to my issues and concerns. At no point did I detect any sense of hurry or feeling like he needed to be somewhere else.
It was a pleasure to be treated by him and to work with his staff. In all phases of my treatment, they were extremely prompt, friendly and professional. Each person I dealt with, from when I arrived at the office until I checked out, was genuinely friendly.
I have had over 20 surgeries, and this experience was the very best I have ever had with a surgeon and his office. From the surgery, to the point of being released fully by the doctor, the care I received was outstanding!
I have referred several people to Orthopedic ONE and will continue to do so. If and when I ever need surgery again, this will be the first place I will call.