When a patient walks into our office, there is nothing more important to us than making the patient feel safe, comfortable and confident that he or she came to the right orthopedic doctor. The same thing happened when Christopher Baydar came to see Dr. Armin Tehrany, a top New York shoulder doctor and shoulder surgeon.
The only thing we knew about Christopher was that he had been suffering from a shoulder pain for at least couple of months. That was all we needed to know to have Dr. Tehrany see him immediately and recommend labrum tear repair.
“I had a great experience with Dr. Tehrany and his associates who were all very professional. I had some pain in my right shoulder for a few months, when it got worse I finally decided to see a doctor. From the moment I walked into the office, the staff was very friendly and accommodative, and I never had to wait more than a few minutes to see him. When I met Dr. Tehrany for the first time, I had a good feeling right away and felt very comfortable with him – I was impressed with his knowledge, confidence, and warm and caring demeanor. Before getting an MRI, he and his colleagues had already figured out that my pain was likely to be a labrum tear. Post MRI, I was naturally disappointed by confirmation of this fact, but I felt confident that I would get through it with Dr. Tehrany at the helm.”
When a family member is in pain, the whole family feels it and goes through it as well. At Manhattan Orthopedic Care we are aware of the importance of having the family by your side, understanding every step of the surgery and the process of recovery. And when a family member is a medical person, that makes it a lot easier to help the family understand the whole process.
“When I mentioned my father was also a doctor (pediatrician), Dr. Tehrany insisted on getting on the phone with him, something he totally didn’t have to do given I am a man in my late 20s, to explain the diagnosis. This gesture alone, as simple as it was, meant a lot to me and was enough in itself to tell me I found the right Doctor, as it said a lot about his character as a person and the pride he took in his practice.”
The labrum tear repair process
The labrum tear is a shoulder condition where the labrum, a thick band of cartilage that lines the rim of the glenoid, is torn and the shoulder joint loses its stability. In Christopher’s case, this shoulder injury had happened a while ago. He had been feeling the labrum tear symptoms for a while, feeling uncomfortable, so we didn’t want to delay a minute longer and we scheduled the labrum tear repair shoulder surgery.
“I decided to get shoulder surgery with Dr. Tehrany. The process was smooth and simple and, despite this being my first surgery, I had no fear or anxiety whatsoever going into the process knowing I was in good hands. I started physical therapy soon after surgery and made very fast progress. I was told numerous times by my physical therapists that the surgeon had done a really good job given how fast I was recovering and how good the shoulder felt to me and to my therapists after only a short period of time.”
“My follow up visits with Dr. Tehrany were all very smooth and enjoyable with no complications. After my recovery, I was able to get back to lifting weights and was surprised at what I was able to do in the gym using my shoulder – overhead press, bench press, etc. – things I didn’t think I’d be able to do again, especially less than 12 months after my surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Tehrany to anyone and I am lucky to have found him.”
When patients are happy, we are happy too. Thank you very much, Chrtistopher, for your kind words. We are glad we helped you get back to your joy and everyday activities!