Testimonials

Margaret Schaeffer – Hip Replacement & Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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My name is Margaret Schaeffer and I am 89 years old. I was looking for an expert, orthopedic doctor for my hip replacement. My daughter heard about Dr. Haynes from a friend. Her mother is his patient. I received a hip replacement and carpal tunnel release in both hands.

I was very pleased with Dr. Haynes and his office staff. He was very knowledgeable, confident, and caring. He answered all my questions, and put me at ease. His staff was caring and efficient. I was most impressed with their willingness to help in any situation. I would highly recommend this particular doctor and office.

Kathryn Carden – Spine Surgery

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I have been extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Carlson including before, during, and after my surgery. I found him to be compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional during all of my visits with him. If I need any ortho care in the future, I will be certain to ask for him first! I recovered from my surgery with hardly any pain or discomfort, despite being prepared for lots of pain and a long recuperation! Being a retired RN, imagine my surprise when I was able to get up and around with only mild aching! Dr. Carlson is definitely the go-to orthopedic surgeon in this area in my book!!

Kathryn Carden

Harriette Hoagland – Pain Management & Physical Therapy

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I visited Dr. Andrus for extreme pelvic and hip pain associated with lower back problems. I initially received an injection to relieve the pain in my hip. The injection was not effective for me.

Rather than receiving another injection, I elected to visit Dr. Andrus for pain management. She immediately identified the specific area in my lumbar spine causing the pain in my pelvic and hip areas. She recommended physical therapy, which included lumbar traction and various exercises for my ailing areas. What a difference this has made. My pain levels on the pain scale dropped from a constant 10 to a 2-3. What a difference.

IMG_7951If you can love going to a doctor, I’ll have to say I love going to Dr. Andrus and OSC. Dr. Andrus is a dedicated physician and a personality that makes you want to go back to see her. She’s the best! Dr. Andrus listens to you when you discuss your problem(s) and finds a way to make you feel comfortable for whatever your treatment plan might be. Her entire staff and the staffs at OSC (proper) and the Physical Therapy section are absolute professionals, knowledgeable, and so warm and welcoming. I believe this is a reflection of the leadership at OSC.

 

Whatever my orthopaedic problems have been over the years, I have always had treatment success with OSC. This practice is a wonderful neighborhood/Hampton Roads gem.

Harriette Hoagland

Deborah Ann Cox – Lumbar Fusion Surgery & Physical Therapy

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I was blessed to have Dr. Carlson perform my surgery for Lumbar Fusion. I suffered for a year and half, due to I was so afraid to have surgery . Now looking back and knowing first hand that Dr. Carlson and his staff took excellent care of me, I wish I had had the surgery much sooner.
I followed all the instruction given to me by Dr. Carlson , Kaye and Mary Immaculate Hospital and did just fine. If I got scared and had questions, all I had to do is call and they were there for me. My home health care provider Personal-Touch was excellent. Margaret and Ellen came to take care of me and I looked forward to seeing them.

The first two weeks after surgery is painful and the best thing you can do is get out of bed and walk. I have a pet dog named Zoey, she is a Bichon Frise. All during the night and day, I would walk up and down my hallway with my walker. Zoey would take every step with me, no matter how many times a day I was up and walking, so I have to give her credit too for my recovery. My husband, Fred, made sure I got my pain medicines on schedule and made sure I ate well. He was the Best.

IMG_7936Physical Therapy followed after surgery and those folks got me moving. I actually enjoyed seeing their smiling faces and working out. Rachel and her staff were so kind and good to me.
My co-workers knew the pain I was in daily and witness the weight I lost from being in pain.  Now they see smile on my face and spring in my steps. They asked who did my surgery and how was it? I can honestly say from experience, don’t suffer, go to Dr. Carlson!  He has excellent skills, kind, caring and you will be in good hands. You will be happy you got your procedure done and back to life.
As I age, I know I will probably have some more procedures to get done. It is a comforting thought to know, I have Dr. Carlson to go to.  Again, I can’t thank you enough for the peace of mind I have now.

Deborah Ann Cox

Glenda Adamowski – Rotator Cuff Repair

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I would like to share my story. I had surgery by Dr. Haynes in April, 2011 for a massive rotator cuff tear. The surgery was a success and was followed by physical therapy.

As of this date, I cannot even tell I ever had surgery. I have full motion with my arm with no pain, no stiffness, nothing. It was a very difficult surgery, but I worked very hard with my therapist and it was so worth it.

Dr. Haynes and his staff were incredible. They explained every part of the pre-op and post-op procedures to me. I would recommend this and any surgery by Dr. Haynes to anyone. I thank them all for such wonderful care.

Glenda Adamowski

Debbie Vaughan – Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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When I came to Dr. Coleman, I was experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder. It kept me from sleeping at night and also from carrying out many of my normal daily activities. I am right-handed, but the pain in my shoulder was turning me into a “lefty!” Dr. Coleman took x-rays and found that the joint had degenerated such that I was “bone on bone.”

We tried injections but, unfortunately, that only gave me relief for about 2 weeks. Dr. Coleman had spoken with me about the injections and told me that if they worked we could perhaps put the surgery off. He said that many people experienced long-term relief from them and that we could use them as long as they worked. He also warned that, very often each shot only lasted about half as long as the one before.

When the shot did not really work, we decided that it was time to consider joint replacement. Mine was a reverse replacement because of the condition of my shoulder. I remember the last thing Dr. Coleman said to me before my surgery…”USE THAT ARM!” And so I did. I was back at work in a little over a week, physical therapy was about 3 weeks. I have full range of motion and now, no pain. I am grateful for Dr. Coleman and his staff. They took very good care of me.

 

 

Debbie Vaughan

Lisa Botkin – Spine Surgery

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Dear Dr. Carlson,

Just a simple note of sincere gratitude for your kindness and compassion, the blessing of the gift of your knowledge and superior skills, the absolutely lovely flowers…and most importantly, the hope you have given me for much improved quality of life for years to come.

Love and respect,

Lisa Botkin

Debbie Vaughan – Hip Replacement (Jiffy or Direct Anterior Approach)

 

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I came to OSC in September of 2012. My appointment was with Dr. Boyd Haynes.

Because I had multiple issues, he took x-rays and we discussed what was going on for me. I had torn meniscus in my left knee, pain in my right hip and in my right shoulder. The hip pain was the most pressing and we discussed having the joint replaced. I already had my left hip replaced and, unfortunately, it had been a very difficult surgery…it left me anxious and a little skeptical of Dr. Haynes’ assurances that it would be so easy. I had dislocated 3 times after the first surgery and the surgery had to be done a 2nd time….it was truly just the nature of the damage in that hip, combined with the older, posterior approach that was required, but it still haunted me, kept me tenuous.

Dr. Haynes was very understanding and just kept assuring, and re-assuring me that this time things would be different…and they were! I was moving from the time I came out of recovery! Dr. Haynes came in and we discussed how the surgery had gone, what I needed to do and what I could expect. I really appreciated him taking the time to answer all of my questions. I am lucky to have an office job and I was back at work in about 2 and a half weeks…physical therapy lasted about 4 weeks. Dr. Haynes and his staff have been very good to me, they are the best and I highly recommend them.

Debbie Vaughan

Alonzo Crittenden – Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

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I have an extensive background as a collegiate and professional athlete. At 64 years old, I still compete in triathlons, cycling and swimming events. All of which require utilization of the shoulders. Over 50 years of training and competing, I totally damaged my left shoulder.  I was referred to Doctor Coleman as if not one of the best, “the best” shoulder doctor and surgeon in Hampton Roads.  I had major concerns about the ability to continue my life-style of training and competing. After several consultations and appointments, and Doctor Coleman’s ability to understand the importance of me continuing training and competing, he highly recommended total reverse shoulder replacement.

On October 18, 2013 the surgery was performed and very successful. Only 10 days after surgery, I cycled 20-miles, after 16 days, I swam 1,000 meters and continued to train for the 2014 season. Swimming requires a tremendous amount of shoulder usage. Over the course of 2014, I swam 131,550 meters and look forward to the 2016 season. Shoulder replacement is an enhancement to your life style, not a disability.

Alonzo “Lonnie” Crittenden

Andy Murphie Sr., DVM – Total Knee Replacement

Andy Murphie Sr., DVM performing veterinary surgery at the Anderson’s Corner Animal Hospital in Toano, VA.

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I have been dealing with a very painful knee for many years.  The first injury occurred in 1962 and there were multiple injuries since that time, during which I underwent knee arthroscopy 5 times.  The discomfort had reached the level, where on several occasions while traveling with my wife and groups, our plans had to be changed, as I was unable to leave the ship or hotel room.

When my Baker’s Cyst began to drain, I met with Dr. John Burrow.  He addressed with me the risk I was taking for a blood clot and advised that I get a total knee replacement ASAP.  While meeting with him prior to surgery, I expressed my concerns about the duration of recovery time.  He explained all and advised me this would be uncomfortable, but he felt that I was motivated enough to possibly return to work in 4 weeks.

I am pleased to say–I returned to work in 2.5 weeks post-op, at which time I was able to return to veterinary surgery. I am now without discomfort in my knee.  I can go up and down stairs normally alternating steps which I could not do before surgery.  Also, I can stand upright from a chair normally.  I cannot be more pleased with the outcome from my total knee arthroplasty.

Andy Murphie Sr., DVM