Testimonials

Jill Figuenick – Knee Replacements

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I had my first knee replacement by Dr. Haynes 10 years ago. I had held off on getting it done for years with very bad pain, because I feared the surgery.

When the day came, Dr Haynes and his staff made me feel very relaxed and I even stayed awake during the surgery. Recovery was not fun, but I got thru it with steady improvement and it wasn’t long before it was just like new. My only regret was waiting so long to do it.

I’m now getting ready to have the other knee done and I don’t have any fear at all this time around, because I know I’ll get good care.

Jill Figuenick

Tracy White – Spine Surgery

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I met with Dr. Carlson and his assistant, Tonia. He looked over my MRI, talked with me, did his exam and told me what I needed. I had surgery. He never sugarcoated what would happen during recovery. I have some pain, but I’m praying, resting, and taking my medication. I am getting a lot of help from my family and starting to heal.

I would recommend Dr Carlson to anyone. His bedside manner is “we’re gonna take care of you”. And he did! Thank you, Dr. Carlson. I also want to thank his assistant, who called me at home the next day. I love this Dr. and the Orthopedic and Spine Center. You listened and looked at those test results and went up against the insurance company for me. Thank you again, Dr Carlson.

Tracy White

Barbara Naquin – Hip Replacements

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Dr. Haynes,

“You’ll know when it’s time for hip replacement surgery,” related members of the OSC Team. Severe pain in both hips prevented me from enjoying athletic activities with family and friends, household chores, routine excursions here in Gloucester and all of Hampton Roads.

Fortunately, a dear friend who recently had a successful hip replacement, recommended Dr. Haynes. “When it’s over, the answers to all questions about what
you can do WILL BE YES!” he said. AND HOW RIGHT HE WAS! After the left hip was replaced, the relief was amazing. At the end of three weeks, I could drive, walk to the end of our pier, watch the grandchildren play, dive and swim off the boats.All household and community activities were resumed as well. Folks said, “What! You just had hip surgery?”

Everyone within earshot has heard about the attention to detail and patient care that I experienced in Dr. Haynes’ office. His staff was organized and questions answered almost before I had formulated them. His bedside manner was comforting and informative to my situation.

The right hip was replaced several months later. I am recovering with the same result.

Thank you, Dr. Haynes and Staff, for the benefit of your knowledge and shipshape operation!
Barbara Naquin

Pam Thornton – Multi-level spinal fusion surgery

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Dr. Carlson and his team fused 8 vertebrae just over a year ago. I had become increasingly disabled by pain associated with scoliosis, stenosis and degenerative disc disease. Today, as Dr. Carlson promised, I am be able to do just about anything I wanted to do. There are some limitations, but I am no longer in pain, not even taking Tylenol !

I thank God for Dr. Carlson, who gave me realistic expectations and hope to believe for improved quality of life. Just ask my family.

If you are facing a complex spinal issue, pray. And check out Dr. Carlson and OSC.

With much gratitude,
Pam Thornton

Jeannie Mann-Astleford – Hip Replacement

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I first went to Dr. Haynes with a hurting hip. He examined me and found that the hip was deteriorating from arthritis. We decided to hold off on the operation.

While on vacation, I tripped and fell. Upon my return, I went to a hip replacement seminar given by Dr. Haynes to learn more about hip replacement. The seminar was very enlightening. Dr. Haynes was very through in his lecture. I made an appointment with him and he explained the procedure in a very understandable way. Dr. Haynes is a very through, understanding, compassionate doctor.

The operation and replacement went as planned and all is okay with my hip. Thank you, Dr. Haynes. I would recommend Dr. Haynes to anyone I know that would need a hip replacement.

Sincerely,
Jeannie Mann-Astleford

Cynthia Belle Petersen – Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

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I want all to know what a fantastic doctor Dr. Martin Coleman is. Recently, Dr. Coleman repaired my torn rotator cuff with wonderful results. Before the surgery and during my recovery, Dr. Coleman talked to me so that I could understand, listened to my questions, allayed my fears, and was super encouraging as I recovered.

In this hurried world in which we live, it is so nice to have a busy professional take the time that you need with you. I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Coleman, and I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Coleman!

With Gratitude,
Cynthia Belle (C.B.) Petersen

Lorraine Price – Hip Replacement

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When I went to see Dr. Haynes 3 years before my hip replacement, I was shocked to hear him say that my hip pain was the result of a bone-on-bone problem due to arthritis. I didn’t even know I had arthritis! I waited 3 years, toughing it out with various pain killers and trying a steroid injection, before I decided I didn’t want to live out my life this way – feeling REALLY old at 69, living in constant pain and not being able to enjoy my young grandchildren. Never having had surgery of any kind, I was scared to death to do this – and still not fully believing that this replacement would really take away the pain.

Fast forward 4 years since my hip replacement and I can tell you I love my “new hip”! I’m like the poster child for hip replacements, telling everyone who shows the slightest interest that It’s great. The pain magically went away! And now it’s time to consider replacing my other hip for the same reason. It’s not as bad yet but then, I won’t let it get as bad as the first one; I won’t wait as long to have it replaced.

Finally, recuperation and physical therapy went without incident. I was driving in 2 weeks and back in my Pilates exercise class in 12 weeks. I would add one suggestion here – it pays to get in pretty good shape before you go in for surgery, maybe lose a few pounds (10 lbs for me) and try to strengthen your core muscles with some exercise. It certainly helped me recover fast. Last, but probably most important, Dr. Haynes performed the magic! I will definitely put my other hip in his hands when the time comes. Couldn’t be happier with the treatment, the procedure, and the outcome!

Lorraine Price

Brown Weaver – Knee Surgery for a Ruptured Patella Tendon

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I fell down a flight of steps while visiting my daughter in Hawaii 6 years ago. Upon my return, I set up an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes because he did my rotator cuff surgery previously. After consulting with Dr. Haynes, he advised me that I had a ruptured patella tendon of the left knee and it would require surgery to repair. This did not make me happy !!

We have 9 grandchildren and they all “play” something so, I really needed to get this fixed and get my mobility back !! The surgery went well and Dr. Haynes put me back together. I felt the surgery was a breeze but, the rehab part was hard work. A surgeon can only do so much and then it is up to the PATIENT to put in the WORK !! PT at Dr. Haynes office gave me all the help and encouragement I needed.

I DID THE WORK and in 6 months, I was running 2 to 3 miles every other day at our sports complex here, in York County. Now, I ride my bike to the sports complex, run 45 minutes and ride my bike back home 3 days a week. I will be running a 5 K in May.

Dr. Haynes and his staff are the real deal. My injury was severe but, thanks to a great surgeon and his staff, I can run, bike, swim, kayak, etc. I am now 68 years old and enjoy being VERY ACTIVE.

I was blessed to know and have such caring, professional people, all doing their part to make me whole again. Dr.Boyd Haynes and OSC, thank you all so very much.

Brown Weaver
Yorktown, VA

Thelma Jones-Lopez – Spinal Fusion Surgery

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In October of this year, I found myself in the unexpected position of needing surgery. Fortunately, I had a very good past experience with OSC, so when I was referred to Dr. Carlson, I felt relieved. Dr. Carlson was very thorough in explaining why I needed to have surgery. He put my fears to rest. Needless to say I had a good outcome. His staff and the hospital staff at Mary Immaculate were wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Carlson to anyone seeking a good surgeon.

Thelma Jones-Lopez

Frances Greene – Spinal Stenosis Surgery

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Dear Dr. Carlson,
I want to thank you for relieving my back pain several years ago. I had a bad back for years. Two other doctors operated on me, but told me they didn’t know what to do about my upper spine.

My regular doctor made an appointment with you. You took x-rays and an MRI and said my spine was closing up and needed surgery. You operated and put in two rods and ten pins to open my spine.

What a blessing! That was several years ago and I haven’t been bothered by it since. I will never forget Dr. Carlson for giving me relief!

Thank you sincerely,
Frances Greene