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Struggling with Hip Pain

After struggling with hip pain and walking issues, my health care provider suggested I considered a total hip replacement. In conferred with several health care professionals and Dr. Kanellakos was mentioned. Besides his skill with total joint procedures, I was told that his background at the Canadian trauma hospital prepared him for treating complex orthopedic cases.

I did not have to wait long for an appointment, and my appointment was on time. The staff was pleasant, efficient and willing to answer questions.

“Dr. K” was kind and professional. He patiently answered all of my questions to the extent that I felt comfortable enough to choose him to perform my surgery.

The procedure went smoothly. Hospital stay went well, private room and caring staff. After 2 nights, I required no pain meds (only used it for sleep). I was followed with home PT.

My incision is just a fine line. Stitching is under the skin and outer layer held together with surgical glue. Truly amazing workmanship!

At 4 months post-op, I am awaiting my 2nd hip replacement already scheduled next month with Dr. K.

- Red

Do Your Research

I research the subject of total knee replacement and searched for the right doctor for almost 3 years. I was referred to Dr. Kanellakos by a family friend, a retired nurse from Summit Medical Group, who had her hip replaced by him…and gave him 10 stars.

During my first appointment with De. Kanellakos, a sense of relief let me know I had found the right doctor…finally!! His calm, caring, considerate and confident demeanor put me at ease. His positive energy permeates throughout the office to his amazing staff.

Something he said stayed with me, “I do this all the time, you don’t. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call or come into the office.” The doctor and his staff are never too busy to address your needs.

My whole experience with my knee replacement, from the first appointment to recovery and return to work was phenomenal. I refer people to Dr. Kanellakos whenever the subject of joint replacement comes up in the conversation.

- Amelia

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