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Thank you to Dr. Tim Bert and Hedley Orthopedic for making the process of Hip Arthroscopy a (relatively) painless one! I am extremely happy with the level of care I have received from Dr. Bert, his MA Jennifer, and the additional office staff. He is extremely knowledgeable on hip labrum tears and FAI impingement, and incredibly skilled in this rather new corrective procedure. This surgery is technically difficult, and you NEED to have the best trained and skilled surgeon! I suffered for two years with hip pain and instability after the birth of my daughter, and after several rounds of PT, I decided to see if there was a structural reason for my pain. I was referred to Dr. Bert from my Physical Medicine physician, and I’m so happy he was my surgeon. He is up on the latest research with this technique, and his guidance has helped me to recover quickly from this surgery! His MA Jennifer answered all of my questions before and after surgery in an extremely efficient manner, which helped ease my mind as I was approaching surgery and in the days after. I am also very happy with the level of care I was given at St. Luke’s Medical Center’s surgical Orthopedic unit, they are great! If you have a hip labrum tear and/or FAI impingement, Dr. Bert at Hedley Orthopedic should be your first consult. I highly recommend him without reservation!
– Rachel Carroll
I had a total hip replacement a week and a day ago. I was walking (with a walker) the day of my surgery, and walking un-assisted the day after my surgery. At this point, i am walking without assistance. Dr. Anthony Hedley was my surgeon – I believe Dr. Hedley is the greatest orthopedic surgeon ever! I was a little anxious going into the surgery – completely unnecessary! I am still having some pain – from the muscles only. There is no pain from the joint at all. The pain from the muscles will go away soon. As far as I’m concerned – there is no greater orthopedic surgeon on this planet!
Karl Baumgart, a 43-year-old Scottsdale resident, is a relative newcomer to the world of competitive cycling, only having his USAC racing license since May of 2013.
In just over two years, Karl has logged nearly 100 races, including big stage races such as Valley of the Sun, Arizona State Time Trial Championships, and USA Masters National Time Trial Championships.
His most recent and biggest success yet, however, was becoming a National champion by winning a gold medal, four silver medals, and the “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship – just 10 months after a major hip replacement due to a chronic overuse injury.
Shocking? Yes. Admirable? An even bigger yes.
Baumgart’s inner-drive, combined with an innovative medical procedure performed by Brandon Gough, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon at Phoenix’s Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, is what put Baumgart back in the saddle just two short weeks after surgery.
Dr. Gough has extensive experience in hip and knee replacement surgery using micro-invasive surgical approaches as well as robotic surgery.
“The day after Baumgart won the Arizona State Team Time Trial Championship, Karl entered my operating room for a hip replacement,” said Dr. Gough. “This, however, just wasn’t any hip replacement; at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, we pride ourselves in being one of the few practices in Arizona that offers the direct superior surgical hip approach.”
With this approach, Dr. Gough makes one small incision in the hip, which allows for adequate visualization and the proper placement of surgical components. In other words, the entire hip replacement leaves muscles and tendons undamaged, and the hip’s natural alignment intact. What’s even more fascinating about this procedure is that it’s done with low or no narcotics at all, and patients are often walking within four hours of surgery.
“I led an active lifestyle in sports and dance for as long as I can remember and then took up running about 5 years ago where I enjoyed participating in 5K’s and 10K’s. In 2012, I started experiencing hip pain when I would go running or exercise and it progressively got worse to the point that even a short walk was painful. Being such an active person, I knew the pain wasn’t going to just go away and I needed to have it checked out. Once I consulted with Dr. Chow at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, I knew I’d found the right doctor. Dr. Chow took the time to listen to me and took an interest in my need to continue to have an active lifestyle. In July 2012, Dr. Chow performed a total hip replacement on my right hip using the SuperPATH approach and it was life-changing! I was home from the hospital in less than 24 hours, driving on day 8 post surgery and on day 12 post surgery, I was back in the gym at a spin class. I couldn’t believe it, I was back on my feet in less than 2 weeks after a total hip replacement – it was amazing!! Soon after my surgery I purchased an ElliptiGO, which is an outdoor elliptical bicycle that combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer that gives a low-impact, high performance workout – perfect for me. Using the ElliptiGO, I completed a 100-mile bike event in a single day just 6 months after my total hip replacement and this past summer I participated in the 525-mile, 8-day California Coast Classic bike tour benefiting the Arthritis Foundation and I’m planning to participate again later this year. I’ve become a stronger endurance athlete since my surgery and I’m in better shape now than I was in my mid-20’s.Thank you Dr. Chow for giving me a second lease on a wonderful, active life!”
Dr. Gough has given me back my mobility, and given me hope for a healthy future, and active retirement. Finding just the right doctor for my very challenging knee replacement, to say the least, was not an easy one. We drove from Las Vegas to Phoenix for a consulation with Dr. Gough. As soon as my wife and I had our first meeting with Dr. Gough, we knew he was the only person we could trust with this procedure. He is one of the most knowledgable, caring doctors I have ever met. Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Gough to anyone needing knee replacement surgery.
– Bruce Rowe
My husband had been struggling with a botched knee surgery for over 30 years, until we were introduced to Dr. Gough. Dr. Gough has given my husband his mobility back, he has given us hope for a healthy mobile future. Not only is Dr. Gough an amazingly knowledgeable surgeon, he is a caring compassionate man. His staff is also caring, compassionate, and well trained. Thank you for all you have given our Family.
– wife of Bruce Rowe
I had both hips replaced one month apart…due to complications from my own body I was off work an extra month.. BUT.. being the first major surgery in my life, I am extremely thankful to the entire team. Dr. Gough is an amazing surgeon and I thank him. I am as good as new!
– Deana Morrow