Dear Dr. Louis,

I cannot put down in words how much you and your team have changed my life.  When I say “changed”, I mean you literally restored my quality of life.

I had been putting off undergoing a hip replacement surgery for approximately 5 years.  As a former runner and tennis player, I knew I had some hip problems.  I managed my pain with hip injections for 4 years, until I could no longer bear the pain.

When I met you, I was surprised by your kindness, sense of humor, and genuine concern for me.  Although I was startled when you told me I would need to have BOTH of my hips replaced (and heck, here I thought I was going to get off “easy” with having one hip replaced), it ended up being the best route for me to take.

From the moment I met you that first day in the Hinsdale office, you and your entire team took top-notch care of me and helped calm all of my fears.  I never had a problem with setting up my surgery, contacting a support person in your office for insurance help, reaching out to your support R.N., Mary, who was so kind and answered any questions I had over the course of my recovery.  You truly have an amazing team at Hinsdale Orthopedics.

My surgical procedure and subsequent care by the recovery room staff, and the nursing staff, and physical therapy team at Good Samaritan Hospital was overall, a good experience.   Yes, this IS a funny thing to say about a surgical experience.  Perhaps because I was sooooo scared of the surgery and the procedure, I was expecting something else.

My bilateral hip replacement surgery was scheduled for the morning, and by 6:00 p.m. the same day, I was eating dinner and chocolate chip cookies!

I arrived at Good Samaritan Hospital early Thursday morning, and was released and sent home by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  

It has been almost a year since my surgery, and I am 95% back to living my life the way I want to live it.  I’m back in the gym, able to walk up and down stairs, and I feel like I am once again a participant in my own life, instead of being sidelined by constant pain.

Thank you truly, Dr. Louis, for changing my life.  Your skilled hands and those of your surgical team allowed me to regain my quality of life.

Lisa Juraszek

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