I am very interested in Dr. Gross with the different research I have
done so far!! I have some other medical issues that have to be
resolved before I have this surgery.
--- In surfacehippy@
> As a Dr. Gross patient who has been pretty active on this forum for
> going on 2 years, I would characterize his record as one of the best
> in the world. Pat Walters has some stats on her site that confirm
> his success rate is at or near anyone else's in the world. Also, in
> addition to performing over ~ 1300 resurfacings so far, he has been
> the lead developer of Biomet's resurfacing system (both the cemented
> and more recently, the cementless versions).
> If one can categorize a relatively small number of resurfacing
> surgeons worldwide, as being an 'elite' group because of not only
> their outstanding records, but also because of their contribution to
> hip resurfacing technology, he would definitely be part of such a
> The odds of success with Dr. Gross are as good as they are with any
> other choice you could make.
> Gross R-Biomet 12Jul06
> --- In surfacehippy@
> > HI!
> > My name is JAN and I was on here quit a while ago, and I am
> > have been told I need my left hip replaced and I am 57 years old
> > active, but I developed some other medical issues I don't want to
> > into that are getting resolved that prevented me from being able
> > have surgery for a while and have a history of cancer, so this
> > been an involved situation. But, if I have good news next week
> > some additional medical testing, I am preparing to find a place
> > have hip resurfacing. I have been in contact with Vicky, and you
> > will see a recent posting last night she put up here where there
> > segment of a TV show called Retirement Living where it gave a 40
> > minute talk about medical tourism and tracked a man that went out
> > the country to have his hip replaced! I am doing my homework
> > where to have it done, when I am able with my health to have it
> > and would like to know more about Dr. Gross in South Carolina. I
> > have questions about where the surgery is done, at one facility,
> > what his success background is and the accrediation of the
> > where you would have the surgery performed.
> > This has been frustrating for me because while starting to go to
> > doctors and getting opinions about my hip, I became sick. So, I
> > had to deal with my hip and also getting better with being sick.
> > But, going to the doctors in Philadelphia about my hip got me no
> > where except frustrated! They can't even agree on if I really
> > avascular necrosis. Two doctors say I do, one doctor says I
> > but he won't put it in writing, and my family doctor is even
> > suspicious because I have made out so well with exercise helping
> > But, as much as exercise and keeping moving helps me, it is not
> > enought. Walking is not a luxury:)LOL if you know what I
> > would love to hear about experiences with Dr. Gross and other
> > I am OPEN when the time comes, and doing my homework!!! My
> > company won't pay for this surgery and I am tired of fighting the
> > system and now it's time for ME to become my best advocate. Hope
> > hear from you all. Take care:)
> > JAN
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