One week post opI’m a 42 year old who had a left HR with Dr Gross on June 3, 2009. I am fairly heavyset (x Offensive lineman) and when I met with Dr Gross the day before, he responded that “I might be difficult.”.After the surgery, he told my wife that I was the hardest one he’s done this year, and instead of the operation taking an hour it took nearly 2hrs and 15 min.I have a very good friend who had her hip resurfaced four weeks ago with Dr Mont and we are both very happy with the outcomes so far.Here are some things that I’ve found to be strongly in favor of Dr Gross.(1) Minimally invasive normally with steristrips. Although it doesn’t seem like much, was able to shower the day after the operation. no staples to remove2) I’m not a doctor, but the blood spinning procedure, where they spin out the platelets and put about 300 cc back into the wound for quicker recovery3) DEXA scan determines how long you stay on crutches. In my case with good bone density, doc said crutches one week and cane for a week, then nothing. I’m not quite ready for the cane, but happy to know that I can graduate when ready!4) Icing the wound is so critical after the surgery, and they gave me this little cooler with a clever pump and blanket that keeps my wound cool for several hours. The device is called a polar care 300. It is definitely the neatest gadget I’ve seen in years. Could use it for any other injury recovery.5) Administration. Everything is wired and designed to get you home if you are ready to go home. There is a nice hotel right across the parking lot from the hospital. I had my surgery on Wed morning and left the hospital at noon on Friday.