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How to find a good surgeon

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by craig, Aug 27, 2006.

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  1. craig

    craig New Member

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    Hi, my name is Craig, I'm 58 and need a total hip replacement. I have read several posts and some people have said they have really good surgeons, or the best surgeon in their state.
    I think I have a good surgeon, I have seen him for both a torn rotator cuff and a broken shoulder (I forgot the name of the part of the shoulder, it's been a few years), any way, my question is how do you determine that you have a really good surgeon, or the best surgeon or .....

    My guy has his plaques on the wall, is good looking (I'm not interested though), dresses well, talks intelligently and is charming and likeable, and has no patients in the lobby screaming in pain. But so what?

    I want a good technician that can really perform in the operating room.

    I've searched this site, but haven't found anything on this topic. I appreciate all the friendly helpful posts I have found here.

    Thanks in advance.
    Craig
     
  2. Terri

    Terri New Member

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    Where are you located? Terri
     
  3. ripanco

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    How many THR does he do every year, how long has he been doing the procedure that he now uses? Do you have a gut feeling about him? I had seen several surgeons before I found my most wonderful OS. I (and my DH), both had a really good feel for him right away. He really listened to us, seemed very honest, very humbly let us know what his experience was (over 360/yr), we never felt ignored, bullied, belittled etc. Turns out he is truly one of the tops in the field.

    Being that your guy is an all around OS, he may not be the "best" on your hips, but at least you have track record with him so you kinda know what type work he does. Myself, I would look for an OS that specializes in hips.

    Andrea
    (Believe in Barbaro)
     
  4. ann sias

    ann sias New Member

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    do you know of a good surgeon in jupiter florida or palm beach gardens fla
     
  5. ann sias

    ann sias New Member

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    a male age50 needing a thr very active and working as an irrigation foreman we are looking for the best hip surgeon in florida . we live in jupiter but west palm beach is close by any ideas of how we could locate a surgeon thanks
     
  6. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    I will probably get a replacement in the next few months. This is a great wed site that I just found. I am in the DC area and have lots of great hospitals to choose from. I have a DR I really like but don't know his specialty and don't know how to go about finding the best Dr at all these wonderful hospitals. Any ideas. Thanks
     
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