K2’s Bilateral Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Gross 2013
February 28, 2013
I am a Canadian and I chose to go to Dr Gross because from what I could tell it was going to be best for me . Two weeks post op and I have never been so happy with a decision. The Doctor, the team, the refinements to the procedure and care, the hospital: all beyond outstanding.
I traveled from British Columbia but for what I got I would have gladly travelled to the moon. I am frankly surprised at how much weight some people seem to apply to going to a Surgeon that is a little closer. For me, I never wanted to say, "I wish I had gone the extra mile"
Side point. I flew into Columbia. Next time I would probably fly into Charlotte and drive the hour and fifteen instead of a two hour connection, 40 minute flight and 15 minute drive into town. Did I mention the missed connection on the way out? The funny thing is that in the Columbia airport some employees actually recognize Gross patients by the presence of the ice machine and maybe I imagined it but I think it got me special treatment. Probably just good old southern hospitality.
April 16, 2013
I am a very active 58 year old male who also found out in 2007 that I would ultimately need hip replacement. I finally went ahead and had bilateral hip resurfacing in February of this year. Before having the surgery, I, like many others, had my ups and downs, took painkillers with increasing regularity in ever greater amounts all the while having philosophical discussions with myself about why I should wait another year or five.
The thing that finally pushed me over the edge was the restriction in my ability to participate in my life. It was sitting at home instead of going skiing. In the end it was that simple. After 6 years of delaying the inevitable, I called and made an appointment with the best surgeon in the world and a month later had the surgery. I am now 2 months post op and my only regret is that I didn’t have the surgery 2 months earlier so that my rehab would permit sports this summer.