Went in for revision total hip replacement on Sept. 12. Surgical team, led by Dr. Steinhoff, A-1 great. And a new one for me, the anesthesiologist, Dr. Eng, was terrific, telling my wife and i everything we needed to know, but with lots of humor. So I went into the operating room in a good mood.
I was expecting the worst, fearing that my old implant wouldn't come out easily and I'd be non-weight bearing for 6-8 weeks. But Dr. Steinhoff and her team did an amazing job, and 2 1/2 hours later, I was in recovery.
The nursing staff was superb, both day and night shift. I never had to wait for anything. I was up and walking 6 hours after the surgery, and they helped me get used to the walker and my new hip.
Food wasn't restaurant quality - come on, this is a hospital -- but food staff was great. The omelette I had for breakfast was actually not bad, a first for me in a place like this.
The quality of the home health care has been absolutely great. Very thorough, and very educational. The PT went through all the exercises, and gave me some great tips on my walking form.
Surgery is never a pleasant experience, but if you have to have it, I couldn't give a higher recommendation. And no, I have never been a Kaiser employee, just a grateful patient.