"Outstanding! I had my right hip replaced 11/29/12 and my left hip replaced 2/25/13. After suffering with chronic pain for ten plus years, walking stooped over and with a limp, I finally decided it was time to have surgery. I'd already had to retire from my nursing job 18 months prior to this decision. When the patients feel sorry for you and tell you that you should be in bed instead of them, you know the problem is obvious. My co-workers told me that it hurt just to watch me walk. I'd stopped doing many of my favorite activities and slept poorly every night. At 61 years old I was not ready to stop living.
It was a God-send finding Dr. Gill. Everyone who knew me before surgery and has seen me following the surgeries tell me "your recovery is miraculous!" After the right hip replacement, I only used a walker for about three days and a cane for another day, and then didn't need any assistive devices. Following my second hip replacement on the left side just two weeks ago, I went home from the hospital the next day and never even needed to use a cane! I've seen patients after having hip surgery and there's usually extensive bruising. Dr. Gill uses the most current techniques in hip replacement.
I feel like I have a new lease on life. I was able to resume most of my activities before my second hip replacement in the 11 weeks between surgeries (mainly limited by the hip that still needed replacing). I don't need any assistance now after the second hip surgery. The staff at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics and Fresno Surgical Hospital have been great. Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Gill for his outstanding expertise!" -- Kathryn K.