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Meet Gail: The Bionic Super Woman
Please meet Gail, a patient of Dr. Ronald Hudanich, and our real bionic super woman.
The mother, wife, former communications executive at Lucent Technologies and Tai Chi teacher, who has had almost all of her joints replaced by Dr. Ronald Hudanich. Gail opted for minimally invasive Joint Replacement Surgeries starting with her left hip. A few months later she had her right hip replaced, knowing what kind of outcome and recovery to expect.
After her hip replacement surgeries, she went on to have both of her knees replaced. Gail has also had a shoulder rotator cuff surgery. A total of five surgeries, all with absolutely fantastic and unheard outcomes, speedy recovery and minimal scaring. Accredited to her extremely uplifting and most positive spirit, but also to her excellent orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hudanich, and his phenomenal experience and surgery techniques in robotic-arm assisted joint replacements.
Most people do not start suffering from the disabling disease until they are in their mid to late 40s. Gail has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis much of her life.
She waited to have children until her late 30s, when she finally had a beautiful daughter and son, she was not able to enjoy her family life or motherhood, as her body ached nonstop and normal activities were too painful. Her joints were swollen, stiff and made a popping or cracking noise, leaving her unable to perform even the smallest household chores, like vacuuming. She also needed to stop teaching Tai Chi, as her legs and entire body would always be shaking.
Gail suffered a few car accidents, which made her joints deteriorate even faster. She was in constant pain and was referred to Dr. Hudanich by her medical doctor.
"Having been referred to Dr. Hudanich, was the best thing that ever happened to me. He is a very kind and compassionate Doctor, he understands pain. He doesn’t scare you, but he lets you know where you are and what you need to do. His staff is amazing, they are caring, they are always there. I am so blessed to have Dr. Hudanich, because my life would have been entirely different."
Her last Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery was performed in October 2019, and a tourniquet-less knee replacement surgery technique was applied.
She prepared and cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner, all standing up; she has a lot of mobility and strength, and no pain. She is walking, she is happy and would encourage everyone to go and see Dr. Hudanich.
Thank you, Gail, for sharing your wonderful story and testimonial with us!
Thank you to our patients and their excellent reviews on Vitals.com. Dr. Hudanich received the Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Recognition Awards. Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
The Vitals.com Patients' Choice Awards. Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients. More about Dr. Ronald V. Hudanich.