Dipak S. Saraiya
Bilateral knee replacements
I had both of my knees replaced by Dr. Harvey Smires in 2015-16. I have done one knee at a time. I was able to drive on day 11 after surgery in both cases. Dr. Smires is a very competent and knowledgeable surgeon. I can highly recommend Dr. Smires to anybody who needs his services. Wish you well Dr. Smires, you made me walk without pain. Thank you.
Right Hip Revision
Dear Dr. Smires,
I have to write to tell you how pleased I am with the results of the recent surgery to correct the previous surgery to my hip performed eight years ago by another surgeon.
As you know, my daughter has worked in the OR for the last three years assisting all surgeons, and with that close up experience she has made it abundantly clear to me that you were not only her choice to operate on her Father but that no other surgeon came close.
Both my daughter and I would gladly speak to any of your patients or potential patients considering surgery, having put off surgery for the last 5 years myself I understand the reluctance that patients may feel to "go under the knife". I can only say that I Sincerely regret wasting those 5 years. I was lucky that my daughter, (and wife), finally persuaded me to get it done.
With sincere thanks for a job well done,
After 11 years of extreme pain and discomfort that renedered me homebound, I found Dr. Smires. My previous knee replacement was not satisfactory and led to me contacting a serious staph infection on the prosthesis. Dr. Smires prescribed a conservative course of action and on June 3, 2013 removed my prosthesis and replaced it with a temporary antibiotic block. On November 11, 2013, he removed the block and replaced it with a new custom prosthesis. It certainly was a challenge for him to design and implement. I am now bearing weight and resuming a resonable life style. Dr. Smires not only provided a new knee, he allowed me to regain a better quality of life. Dr. Smires is not only a skilled surgeon, he is a caring and compassionate gentleman who treats his patients with respect and dignity. I am very fortunate to be under the care of such an oustanding surgeon and man. Further, his entire staff embodies the same values and professionalism as he.
When you can move and walk again without pain and fear, when you can find your energy and your love to live again,which is the biggest gift a human-being can give to a person, allowing them to have their quality of life back. That is exactly what Dr. Smires and his dedicated staff gave me,"A New Me".
At the age of 70 I have had two hips replaced within 7 weeks. I was 3 nights in that beautiful hospital for the first procedure and 2 nights for the second one and each time I returned straight back home. Now it feels like a dream with only positive memories. The care through that time and even now for the follow-ups could not be better. Kindness and humor surounds you, which is such a healing in it's own. I could never imagine or think of a better hospital for having two hip-replacements done with such ease than with Dr Smires in the Medical Arts Pavilion.
Thank you again,
Dr. Smires's first gift to me was the correct diagnosis of my pain--no small thing since it has been misdiagnosed for several years. Once I had the right diagnosis, he and his team (his entire team is excellent, without exception), handled my case with great efficiency and respect. The outcomes for the surgeries were excellent--he has honed his techniques such that I had very little swelling and discomfort and swift recovery. This continual honing of technique means that the patient gets the benefit of all current thinking and discovery for joint replacement. In sum, for me the following were differentiating factors that have made me so pleased with PB&J: 1)surgeon's obvious skill and great outcome, 2)accessibility of staff by phone (physician's assistant especially), 3)courteous and intelligent staff, 4)association with a very clean and well-run hospital, and 5)an obvious striving for excellence that you can feel from the moment you enter the office. I would recommend Dr. Smires and his team without hesitation. He and they have changed my life.