Jim M., Hip Replacement

Location: Franklin
Condition: Hip
Type of Procedure: Hip Replacement
Procedure Date: February 2009
Hospital Stay: 3 days
Doctor: Donald J. Zoltan, MD

Why did you choose Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital?

I want nothing more from a doctor than trust and when it came to my hip replacement, he knew where to turn. Dr. Zoltan did my knee replacement 12 years ago, and I trusted him to perform my hip replacement.

What was your pain/discomfort level?


What was your recovery time?

5 weeks

When did you return to normal activity?

5 weeks

How were the doctors and staff?

The dedicated staff and top notch facilities certainly made my recovery a process, which I am satisfied with.

Full Story

Before my hip replacement, I experienced pain so bad I needed help getting dressed, could not drive, clean or cook. However, five weeks after the procedure and I can say I am back to my normal life. I am way ahead of my recovery schedule. Dr. Zoltan told me it usually takes three months to recover, but I am back to my normal routine.

My quick recovery could certainly be attributed to the trust I have for Dr. Zoltan. He didn’t force a decision on me. He explained what he would do and left it up to me to schedule the surgery. He made me feel comfortable with the surgery.

I walked away from my procedure and stay at MOSH impressed with the overall care I received. If the doctor is comfortable with the facility, then it makes all the difference. The facilities were new, clean and quiet. Whenever I rang the buzzer, the nurses were there.