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Patient Stories

We are well aware that there are few difficult moments in a person’s life that tough decisions have to be made regarding surgical procedures, no one really enjoys being a subject of a surgical procedure, but when pain limits your physical activity and compromises your quality of life, then one of these procedures might be de answer and become completely necessary. Be confident of our medical expertise in this field; place your health in our hands, you will most likely become one more of our many successful cases and you will be more than satisfied once we bring movement back into your life.

Alicia Quiñonez Martínez

"In the year 2005 my right hip started to hurt, with the passage of time, pain became progressively unbearable even though I was on strong pain killers. I attended my appointment with Dr. Isaac Cervantes who oriented me and recommended a hip replacement because my hip was severely damaged by arthritis. I finally decided that Dr. Cervantes perform the surgical procedure and had it done the 30th of June of 2009.

My friends, please don’t be scared to follow these steps because in my case, since the first day after surgery, all pain disappeared and I didn’t suffer from any discomfort at all. The day after surgery I took my first few steps with help of a physiotherapist and comfortably sat on an easy chair, 2 days after surgery I started walking in the hallway with help of a metallic walker and the third day I was discharged. 3 weeks after surgery I was walking without any kind of aid. At present I don’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort, you can´t even fell the implant, surgery was a complete success; I want to share this experience with anybody who suffers from joint pain and is too frightened to go ahead and accept a surgical procedure of this magnitude to alleviate pain. I am sure Dr. Cervantes will take good care of you like he did with me. Thank you Dr. Cervantes for your dedication and professionalism."

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Roberto

"I used to have a marked deformity on my knee that caused severe pain and made me feel handicapped because I walked with a serious limp. All this was causing me trouble in my job as a salesman. I consulted with various orthopedic surgeons and every one of them agreed that the only option available was to fuse my knee straight because I was too young for a knee replacement. Finally someone recommended Dr. Stefan Martínez van Gils and he was the only one who offered me a chance for a knee replacement to correct my deformity.

Since the day of my surgery I´m free of pain, I can walk as a normal person, if you saw me waling on the street you wouldn’t even notice that I have a knee replacement and that I used to be almost handicapped, I am happy because I lead a normal life, I got promoted at work, I exercise every day, I go out on my bike 3 times a week, I don’t take any pain meds and I can watch my two beautiful daughters grow up being the complete and responsible dad that know I am. Thank you Dr. Martínez!!!"

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Sara Luz Sepúlveda Neve

"By the year 2007 I could not walk, it had been months since I had had a descent night sleep and there wasn´t any pain killer strong enough to help me diminish the excruciating pain affecting my right hip. I consulted with Dr. Cervantes Orosco and he explained that my right hip was completely gone secondary to a congenital malformation of my hip, he also stated that the only option to control pain and regain movement was a surgical procedure consisting in removing what was left of my diseased hip and substituting it with an artificial hip prosthesis. I was in shock I was so terrified, but the easy, humane and detailed manner in which he explained everything, inspired in me enough confidence to go ahead with the surgical procedure. Once I decided, it was all up to Dr. Cervantes.

I had my surgery on the 23rd of April 2009 and everything went perfect, 2 weeks later he removed the stitches and by the middle of June I was go about doing my usual activities. At present I consider myself the happiest grandmother alive, I can walk, go up and down the stairs, I enjoy my family and friends I can go shopping and on day trips and the best part is that I don’t even feel my new implant. I consider myself lucky to have had my surgery done by Dr. Cervantes it was a wonderful experience and as long as I live I’ll be grateful form the bottom of my heart.
Thank you Dr. Cervantes for being here and changing my life."

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Enedina M

"For many years I suffered pain on both my hips as a consequence of cartilage wasting until I could feel the ever present painful bone on bone friction on my hips, I was terrified of the mere thought of surgery and I even suffered from severe gastritis because of all the pain medications I was taking. I saw many specialists and none of them inspired me trust until I met Dr. Stefan Martínez van Gils who inspired me all the trust I needed with his vast experience at such a short age and his simple and honest way to explain things.

I did so well with my first hip replacement that a couple of months later I had my second hip done and now I lead a perfectly normal life. Dr. Martínez: You are a star!!!."

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Antonio Magallón Moreno

"For many years I had to live with pain in both of my knees until it became constant and progressively worse, I had to seek help from my Family Practitioner and he prescribed pain killers which helped for a couple of years, but with the passage of time I had to use stronger and stronger medications until none of them worked, it was then that he sent me to the Specialized Medical Center belonging to my social security policy and I was assigned to Dr. Isaac Cervantes. He explained that the problem was caused by severe cartilage wasting in both of my knees and that the only option was to have a bilateral knee replacement.

Dr. Cervantes operated on my right knee on June 19th 2007, my knee replacement was a success and my recovery was swift, even pain on my left knee got better for a while, but after 2 years my left knee got worse and because I had had such a wonderful experience with my right knee, I decided to have a 2nd knee replacement. I was scheduled for surgery at the “Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia Lomas Verdes” the specialized medical center belonging to my social insurance policy and on July 19th 2009 I was operated by Dr. Cervante´s closest friend and colleague Dr. Stefan Martínez van Gils, and needless to say: everything went perfect. I now lead a life without pain and that is why I have a lot to thank my social insurance program, Dr. Cervantes and Dr. Martínez for their attention, dedication and professionalism."

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Graciela Hermosillo Rodríguez

"I was diagnosed with severe cartilage degeneration on both of my hips and was suffering from progressive pain to the point that walking became a difficult task, I was on strong pain medications and physiotherapy and they weren´t working. I even stopped walking altogether and because of inactivity I even started gaining weight. A friend of mine recommended that I see Dr. Cervantes and Dr. Stefan and once I met them I was in their hands. They evaluated my case and proposed hip replacement surgery in both of my legs, I accepted immediately because they both inspired trust and professionalism. I had my left hip done on November 3rd 2007 and I was gladly surprised that everything went smoothly and pain disappeared after a few days. My recovery was swift and after a few weeks I was strong enough to walk, climb stairs and do housework. Because my experience with Dr. Martínez and Dr. Cervantes was so good I decided to have my right hip done on the 20th of February 2009 and it also went well and without setbacks.

At present I am without pain and I enjoy life, I can do all of my daily living activities without any problems, I am active again and I have lost 56 pounds which has obviously increased my self esteem. From the bottom of my heart all my thanks to these two wonderful doctors."

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María Eugenia Guzmán Ortega

"I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and because of the disease, it affected the cartilage of my right hip, pain was so severe that I couldn’t walk anymore and I couldn´t lead a normal life in what I feel was my most productive stage in life, I fell into a profound depression seeing that I couldn´t even take care of myself. It was then that I met Dr. Cervantes who inspired trust, responsibility and compromise which I was looking for; I sensed that he was a dedicated and humane physician.

I placed my life in his hands and my surgery was scheduled on the 30th of September 2008, thanks to his expertise everything went according to planed. My life is now back to normal, I can now look after my kids and my husband, I can walk normally and without pain, I can swim and I can even dance which I love to do!!
Thanks Dr. Cervantes for helping me better my quality of life. "

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Bertha Suchiya

"When I started to have problems with my hip I consulted various specialists and all of them told me that I needed my hip replaced. One of my sons recommended me to seek Dr. Stefan Martínez van Gils and that is why I went to his doctor´s office. Since the first appointment he inspired trust and I decided to go ahead with is proposed surgical procedure. I had my hip replaced in November 2005, my surgery was magnificent and soon I started walking normally and without pain.

Two years ago I had my left hip replaced and now it is also perfect. Now I lead a normal life, a work, do my house choirs, I swim almost every day, in the gym I work out on the cross country machine, I don´t use a cane and I feel just fine. Thanks t Dr. Stefan for a second chance on life!!!"

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Alejandra Ochoa Jiménez

"I was used to years of living in constant knee pain, and as time went by, pain became progressively worse, walking became difficult and my knees started to bow until I wasn´t able to walk anymore than a few steps. I started to become inactive, I started to gain weight and I full depended on my family for even the simplest of tasks, medications didn´t work on me anymore. While I was searching for different medical options I met Dr. Isaac Cervantes who explained that the problem with my knees was that there was no more healthy cartilage left and that the only viable option was a knee replacement.

Since my life was in shambles and I couldn´t take the pain anymore and because since the beginning I trusted Dr. Cervantes I accepted the procedure which was done on July 17th 2007. Surgery was a complete success, I was surprised by the fast recovery, my knee was straightened and all pain disappeared, I was so pleased with the result that I didn´t doubt in having my other knee replaced. My second knee replacement was done by Dr. Cervantes in August 7th 2008 and just as in my first surgery everything went great, in fact my recovery was even faster than the first time. I am active again, I can take care of myself and my family and with these two surgeries a new life came along. Thank you Dr. Cervantes for bringing movement back into my life."

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Bertha Yolanda Benavente

"I started with right hip pain 4 years ago and I was diagnosed with hip arthritis. After four years of treatment, pain was getting worse and limiting my daily activities so a friend of mine recommended me to see Dr. Stefan Martínez van Gils and immediately I decided to have my hip replaced by him. I was operated on Tuesday, on Wednesday they sat me on an easy chair during the day and I started on exercises, on Thursday Dr. Martínez and his staff helped me get on my feet and started walking with help of a walker, that same Thursday they sent me home, and on Friday I stopped using all pain medications and I haven´t needed them ever since.

I think it was a wonderful surgery, and now I go about life in a normal fashion, I don’t have any pain, I swim daily and I drive my car which is standard with a gear shift. Thank you Dr. Martínez for bringing my life back!!, and I also would like to thank him for his humane treatment and compassion."

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Alicia Anabelle Téllez Ortiz

"On my 52nd birthday I stared feeling some discomfort and mild pain on my right hip but I didn´t pay much attention to it, as time went by the pain in my hip became progressively worse and I started limping, I consulted different doctors who prescribed stronger and stronger pain medications but pain continued to get worse. I consulted with Dr. Isaac Cervantes who studied my case and explained that I had a disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip; that the disease had destroyed all of my right hip cartilage and that the only option was a total hip replacement. It was not an easy decision, but I finally agreed. My hip replacement surgery was successfully performed by Dr. Cervantes on the 17th of April 2009, my recovery was fast, I was in and out of the hospital in 3 days and I gained the expected results, I don´t have any more pain and I can do all of my previous activities without problems.

I highly recommend that all people who are in a similar situation as mine to trust these types of surgical procedures because they really do help to lead a life free from pain. Dr. Cervantes thank you and Nice Job!!!"

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Gloria Razo

"A few years ago I fell of a horse and suffered a hip fracture, after many sessions of physiotherapy and alternative treatments, after having diverse opinions by many orthopedic surgeons and after doing research on different types of surgical procedures, prosthesis and implants, I decided not to go through a hip replacement.

As time went by, my hip pain became excruciating and I couldn’t even do many simple daily living chores, this obliged me to search for the best surgeon on the field until I found Dr. Stefan Marínez van Gils. After that first appointment all my worries were dissipated and all my fears vanished and I was confident enough to go ahead with a hip replacement. I think that the implant used in me was the ideal implant for my case because I feel great! It´s been a year since my hip was replaced, I can walk naturally, since the third day I started on my exercise program and I haven´t stopped doing them ever since, I´m free of pain and at peace. Well being, tranquility and security has returned back to my life. All my sincere thanks to Dr. Martínez."

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Erika

"In 2008 when I was 31 years old I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and gradually my joints became progressively affected, specially my right knee. By the year 2011, my right knee had suffered severe cartilage degradation and loss triggering severe and constant pain accompanied by severe limitation on my knee´s range of movement, resulting in impairment to perform simple tasks such as walking, sitting and standing. I could not participate in one of my greatest passions: sports.

For me it was devastating not to be able to walk normally and move freely to the extent of being unable to stand because of severe pain. It is horrible to face a situation like the one I was suffering; Rheumatoid Arthritis is such a crippling disease. During 4 years I sought different medical opinions and tried various treatments without success. Some doctors who evaluated my case told me that because of my age I was not a candidate for total knee replacement surgery.

During a desperate internet search, I came upon the web page www.reemplazoarticular.com and scheduled an appointment with one of the attending specialists. That way I came to meet Dr. Isaac Cervantes who explained that due to the severe wear on my knee, the only available treatment that could relieve my pain and improve my quality of life would be a total knee replacement. Dr. Cervantes clearly and simply explained everything related to the surgery, what to expect, the benefits and risks, he also explained that nowadays there are enough medical advances and newly developed implants suited for young and active patients, and that age is no longer a contraindication for a total knee replacement. After his explanation I felt confident and decided to go ahead with the procedure.

Three months after receiving a total knee replacement on my right knee, I´m walking normally without a cane and without pain, I can swiftly climb up and down the stairs without using the handrails, and I am starting to participate in low and medium impact aerobics, which makes me incredibly happy. I consider 2015 a special year for me, I’m 38 years old and I’m finally back to my normal life without pain or limitations. I thank God for putting Dr. Cervantes and his wonderful team on my path, all of them who helped me regain my health. Dr. Cervantes thank you so much for your professionalism."

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Cinthya Vargas Verde

"In 2004 I gave birth to my first daughter, I was 29 years old; that same day my tending physician discovered that I had a rare disease called Trombocytopenic Purpura which is a platelet disease that can result in severe bleeding. I received an aggressive treatment with cortisone for 8 months. After some time, my left hip started to hurt, and then I felt a crack on my right hip. I had an MRI on both hips and my orthopedic surgeon diagnosed Avascular Necrosis of both hips caused by the high doses of cortisone.

I searched for different treatment options in my city and no orthopedist accepted my case, no one wanted to operate, for them, I was too young for a total hip replacement. I spent 5 painful years during which my mobility was reduced considerably. Still, I had my second child. In 2010 when my second child was 6 months old and I was 35, I restarted my search but had the same answer: I was too young to be operated on.

Searching the internet, I found the page of Dr. Stefan Marínez, sent him an e-mail, and that same day I received an answer. The week after that, I scheduled an appointment at his office. After a thorough evaluation Dr. Martínez said I was an ideal candidate for a total hip arthroplasty… finally at last, he gave me Hope. 15 days later in May 2010 I was operated on my right hip, it was an excellent procedure and 2 weeks later I was driving. In October 2010 he operated on my left hip an on December of that same year I was back at being my normal self again. Dr. Stefan and Dr. Isaac are very humane, they tell you clearly what to expect, the support they give us patients is essential for this type of surgery. Today I am 40 years old. 5 years after my second hip replacement I can say that I am completely independent, I am pain free and my mobility is 100% normal, I can dance, I exercise, I travel a lot for my job and I can now enjoy mi kids to the fullest. Thanks Dr. Stefan and Dr. Isaac for your work, I highly recommend them if you have to go through this kind of surgery, if you approach them, there is no doubt in my mind and in my heart the you will find with them what you’re looking for ."

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