Our Surgery Patients Say it Best

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Returning to Life’s Simple Pleasures

Linda Chism

Physicians:

James Clancy, MD
Oct, 2020
My healing time was cut in half.

Living life in the fast lane

Doug Von Koenig

Physicians:

Jeffrey Postma, DO
Sep, 2020
Dr. Postma met all my expectations.

A Bright Future Ahead

Tashawn Reese

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Aug, 2020
I have a second chance at life.

A Relationship Worth Having

Heidi Schmitz

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Jul, 2020
I was ready to make a change.

A Homerun Experience

Steve Petlick

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Jul, 2020
I no longer experience any pain.

Restoring Confidence

Shelly Morlock
Jun, 2020
I knew I would be in good hands.

A Phenomenal Feeling

Bill Chickering

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Mar, 2020
My hip is 100%.

Make Food Fun Again

Michael Aldrich

Physicians:

Seth Miller, MD
Mar, 2020
I didn’t want my life to look like this.

A Risk Worth Taking

Bonnie Gast
Dec, 2019
Watervliet is my number one hospital.

Begin with the End in Mind

Caren Rossow

Physicians:

Kenneth Edwards, MD
Nov, 2019
I only wish I had the surgery sooner.
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Hip replacement: Connie Harmacinski "A humbling experience"

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Knee replacement: Steve Petlick "A home run experience"

When pain in his knees began to interfere with his ability to keep up on the field, he turned to orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD. Since undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's now back in the game pain free.

Weight loss surgery: Heidi Schmitz "A relationship worth having"

When Heidi Schmitz was told she couldn't go zip lining on vacation because of her weight, she knew it was time to make a permanent change.

Breast reconstruction: Shelly Morlock "A restored sense of confidence"

A small, cancerous lump in Shelly Morlock's right breast required a mastectomy along with a full course of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

While playing a game of basketball, 37-year-old Jonathan Paulus noticed discomfort in his knee. In the days that followed he could no longer straighten his knee and knew it was time to seek medical care.

Plastic Surgery Secrets (Ginard Henry, MD)

Plastic surgeon, Ginard Henry, MD, answers questions and address concerns people may have about plastic surgery.

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