My name is Marylin and I recently had another successful annual check-up with Dr. Boyd Haynes. This visit was to follow-up on my knee surgery I had a few years ago (pre-pandemic). As always, Dr. Haynes greeted me with a smile and open ear. He was as pleased as I was as to how my knee had healed and equally happy to hear and see how well my 1915 “Jiffy” hip replacement that he performed was doing. Dr. Boyd Haynes’ expert knowledge of hip and knee surgeries, his professionalism, and his patient-oriented “bedside-manner” were reasons he came highly recommended to me by my niece, who is a nurse, when I was experiencing great pain and lack of mobility due to osteoarthritis. Because my niece had such positive experiences following her surgeries with Dr. Haynes, I traveled four (4) hours to the Tidewater area knowing I would be in good hands. Dr. Haynes literally gave me the quality of life I am experiencing today. If you or someone you love need a hip or knee replacement, I would suggest a visit to “my doctor,” Dr. Haynes.
Dr. Martin Coleman repaired my torn rotator cuff in June 2021. Traditionally, rotator cuff surgeries require 6-12 months of rehabilitation. Post surgery, I followed Dr. Coleman’s instructions to the letter. Happily, I was playing golf less than 6 months later. Dr. Coleman is a demanding surgeon who has been known to tell his patients “do not screw up my surgery”. I’m happy I followed his advice.
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I had an MRI on my back in 2019. It showed I had some problems and I felt I would likely need back surgery at some future date. I met with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson in early 2020 to see if it was time for back surgery. At that time, I was having more pain in my knee than in the back. He recommended a hip replacement. That turned out to be good advice and Dr. Boyd Haynes did a very successful hip surgery.
On July 4, 2021, I developed severe pain in my back and the back of my legs. I met with Dr. Carlson again and it was time for a Lumbar fusion. He told me 2 weeks after surgery, I would be feeling pretty good. In two months, I would be in good shape.
Things turned out just as Dr. Carlson had predicted. The pain in the back of my legs was gone just after surgery. I am completely satisfied with the outcome of my surgery and consider myself blessed to be feeling so well. My back and legs are pain free.
I awoke one morning in May of 2021 with a pain in my shoulder blade which progressed that day to agonizing pain through my shoulder and down my arm. The fingers on my hand were numb and I also had weakness. X-Rays and an MRI showed bulging and compressed C-5 through C-7 disks complicated further by arthritis. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson patiently explained the problem and recommended cervical spinal fusion. The operation was performed at Mary Immaculate in June 2021 and was flawless. The staff at MI was wonderful and very professional. The pain and numbness was relieved immediately and five months later the weakness is nearly gone. I had one day of physical therapy as my recovery was so complete I didn’t need further visits. I am convinced I received the best care available in the world with Dr. Carlson’s min-invasive procedure and with the staff at MI. All I can offer is a humble “Thank You!”
It started with shoulder pain, that I could not put my finger on, in April. A cortisone shot in shoulder, no relief. An MRI of my shoulder showed nothing, then the pain disappeared but I could not lift my left arm. Four weeks of physical therapy, was no help. Then, an MRI of my neck showed bulging discs in my neck and I was told only surgery could fix the problem.
I researched for the best spine surgeon and found Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. I had cervical diskectomy on C-4 thru C-7, in August 2021 and have followed his direction and Physical Therapy. I am gaining strength in my arm daily and could not be happier with the results. The experience with Dr. Carlson and his staff was very good and would recommend them completely. I Never had pain after surgery, just a mighty sore throat.
The operation on my hip, with Dr. John Burrow at OSC, went very smoothly and the staff at Mercy Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, were very helpful. I had little pain after the operation and over a period of about 6 weeks, was able to walk as normal.
Mr. Jonathan Lorusso PTA, and staff at the OSC Physical Therapy Clinic were very helpful and helped me stretch my muscles back into shape. The check-in on my phone at PT and Orthopedic made it very easy to been seen in a timely manor. I am very pleased with the outcome of my operation.
My next step was back surgery, which I dreaded, but it had to be done. I didn’t want to wait too long, in case it caused more damage to my back . I went to see Dr. Jeffrey Carlson for a consultation to check out my options. After talking to Dr. Carlson, it was a go and plans were made for a Lumbar Decompression and Fusion of the L-3 thru L-5.
I felt very comfortable around Dr. Carlson and knew he was the one I wanted for surgery. I looked on the internet for an animated video of my type of surgery, because I didn’t want to see the real thing and this gave me an idea of what was going to be done . It amazes me how a person can do this kind of craft, but I’m glad it can be done.
My surgery was June 1st of this year and on June 2nd, my pinched nerve pain was gone and as of today, I still have no pinched nerve pain . It was an outpatient surgery, which surprised me. A few friends of mine have had back surgery many years ago and they had a hospital stay and had to sit in a straight back chair for many months during their recovery. My recovery wasn’t bad and I took only a few pain pills during my recovery. Now I’m doing yard work and whatever I want to. I still get a mild lower back ache, which I don’t mind and I will sit for a few minutes, then continue with whatever I was doing. I’m more than happy to have occasional mild back ache compared to what I had before my surgery.
If you need back surgery, it can be a scary thing but a consultation is painless and like it did for me it may set your mind at ease. I would definitely recommend OSC and any of the doctors I saw during my eight year journey. I now consider OSC my one stop shop for joint pain.
After my knee surgery, I started having lower back pain ,which I have experienced in the past. So, again I went to see Dr. Snyder, still in 2013 , and after x-rays and an MRI, it was determined I had Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis and Sciatica. I have had pinched nerve pain, but it was many years before this diagnosis. I didn’t want to go thru back surgery unless I had to, so my next step was to see Dr. Jenny Andrus to receive Epidurals on each side of my spine in the L-3 and L-4 area.
I went thru these Epidurals two or three times a year, until 2021, when the Epidurals no longer provided the pain relief I needed . Dr. Andrus is a very caring and excellent doctor. I would definitely recommend OSC and any of the doctors I saw during my eight year journey. I now consider OSC my one stop shop for joint pain. Ben Poter
I asked my Rheumatologist to recommend an Orthopedic Surgeon that he would personally use himself and he recommended Dr. Robert Snyder of OSC. So, I had a consultation with Dr. Snyder and did some research on my own and in July of 2013, I had Bilateral Knee Replacements on the inside portion of my knees by Dr. Snyder. Dr. Snyder uses the ConforMis System, which is a patient-specific replacement system and this really appealed to me, as it should provide a better fitting and functioning replacement.
I am more than pleased with my outcome and am able to do the things I enjoy again, without pain. I tried knee injections in early 2013, with my Rheumatologist, but they did not help, so I’m glad he recommended Dr. Snyder. But, there is more to my journey. I would definitely recommend OSC and any of the doctors I saw during my eight year journey . I now consider OSC my one stop shop for joint pain .
I would like to “Thank both Jamie Swale, DPT and Josh Hancock, PTA” for the great PT assistance they provide. They are professional, respectful and offer care and concern. They listen to you and adapt to the client’s need.
I always choose OSC Physical Therapy when I need PT. All the staff are friendly, personal and knowledgeable. The facility is clean and especially with Covid- 19, I appreciate the extra cleaning service.
Good Job Everyone!!!