I had been dealing with my hip pain for a very long period. I was frustrated and tired. Many nights of lost sleep due to re-occurring pain. Finally I made the choice to seek a professional review of my situation.
In my initial appointment with Dr Matsuda was fantastic, he was very understanding of my current situation given he has been through the surgery himself. This was reassuring to me as he knew exactly what I was feeling and I found comfort that.
We spent over an hr going through the MRI and X-Rays outlining my potential options for a path going forward. Dr Matsuda explained my situation without the medical jargon he explained my position in a way that made sense to me. I had a large tear in my right labrum and a impingement.
Any surgery is a big decision to make and at no time did I feel pressured into making the decision. Actually quite the opposite.
After the initial consultation, I had many more questions which I relayed via email and Dr Matsuda responded swiftly himself to those question. I believe that service is second to none. Again, this all the while making me feel more and more comfortable in making the right choice to go ahead with surgery and so I did after much consideration.
The night before my surgery, obviously anxious I received an email from Dr Matsuda stating "Tom, I hope your well and I wanted to let you know you will be in good hands tomorrow".
I have had other surgeries before and this level of reassurance is something I have never experienced.
The procedure went as planned, after the procedure I met with Dr Matsuda again reaffirming everything is okay. Being an outpatient surgery, I was home that night and received a phone call from Dr Matsuda checking in on me and going over my rehabilitation, pain levels and so on. I was amazed he called to check in with me. He didn't have to but he did and as stated before being a patient that has just been through a considerable surgery. It is very comforting position to be in, it really felt as though he cared and I was just not another patient.
As for my hip and the outcome, everything is on track. The pain that once was has gone and I now continue to live a better lifestyle.
I can't thank Dr Matsuda enough and was very lucky to have met with him. Anyone in a similar position to me, don't hesitate. There is light at the end of the tunnel and Dr Matsuda will assist you in getting there.