“Shoulder pain limited everything I wanted to do.”

Posted on Oct 24, 2016, by


John Holland leads a very active life.  He works full time as the public liaison officer for an area fire department; he works out at the gym; he’s also an avid biker and dog walker.

So, a few years ago when shoulder pain and weakness interfered with just about everything John wanted to do, he went to his family doctor.  First, she recommended conservative treatment and physical therapy – but nothing helped.  John said, “My shoulder pain limited my activities so much.  I couldn’t do my job.  I couldn’t work out.  Normal, everyday things hurt to do.  I knew I needed to do something more.”  John’s doctor recommended Davis Tsai, MD at the Kennedy Center at Mercy because of his experience and outstanding patient results.

After a thorough medical history, consultation and X-ray, Dr. Tsai determined that John needed surgery to fix the impingement in his shoulder.  Today, John’s shoulder is, “stronger than it was before my surgery.  I haven’t lost any function and I have no limitations at all.”

When John started having pain and mobility problems in his other shoulder he went directly to his family doctor and asked for a referral to see Dr. Tsai again.

“There was no question in my mind about where I’d go and who my surgeon would be.  I didn’t even have to think about it.  The Kennedy Center staff is wonderful.  I felt like I mattered to them and was never just another patient.  Whenever I walked into the clinic they recognized me, called me by and I never had to wait.  My time is valuable and they treated me with respect.

Dr. Tsai is very professional, he’s caring and an excellent surgeon.  My recovery and return to an active life are proof of that.  I’d recommend Dr. Tsai to anyone who needs shoulder surgery.”

The Kennedy Center at Mercy takes pride in providing the least invasive surgery possible for their patients.  Many patients respond well to arthroscopic surgery while others require more extensive procedures.  Our team of experienced physicians will work with you to determine the best plan of care for you and your specific medical condition.

Call the Kennedy Center today and see how we can help you live a more active, pain-free life.

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