Before having hip arthroscopic surgery, I had been in constant pain for well over a year. The pain started in one area and moved to other muscles within the same area. I had seen multiple doctor's before meeting with Dr. Ryan Miyamoto. I was given a variety of muscular skeletal diagnoses, including hernia, groin strain and lower back/SI joint issues. I went to physical therapy, rested a lot and took over the counter pain medications, all of which did nothing to alleviate the pain. After physical therapy proved unsuccessful, I saw Dr. Miyamoto who immediately suspected a labral tear due to the symptoms I was describing. He sent me for further testing, x-rays, an arthrogram and an MRI with dye contrast. All the tests proved that I did have a fairly significant labral tear, along with a CAM Impingement.
One of the many things I like about Dr. Miyamoto is the conservative medical approach he took before suggesting something as extensive as surgery. I did several more weeks of physical therapy, along with a cortisone shot. Both of these treatments not only proved to be unsuccessful at alleviating my pain, but the pain seemed to get worse. Upon another visit with Dr. Miyamoto, it was agreed surgery would probably be the best recommendation to resolving my issue. In a profession where the “bedside manner” is not always apparent, Dr. Miyamoto and his staff proved very much so that this trait is still existent. They were flexible when scheduling my surgery, took the time to answer any and all questions I had regarding the procedure without rushing me out the door and made what can be an anxious event comfortable and without worry. At the end, my surgery proved very successful. I had a few days of discomfort, but little to no pain post operatively. Dr. Miyamoto's rehab protocol is extensive, but well worth all the work in the end. Once again, Dr. Miyamoto does a wonderful job with follow up appointments in regards to allowing plenty of time to ask questions and also provides honest feedback.
On a personal note, words cannot begin to describe how thankful I am to Dr. Miyamoto. With his help, my determination and perseverance, I feel like I have returned to my former glory and then some. I have lost over 20 lbs, my energy level is so much higher than it was and I truly feel like a brand new person. My quality of life and overall health is the best it has been in years. Not only do I think Dr. Miyamoto is a gifted and talented surgeon, but I have to say what impresses me the most about him is his bedside manner. To highlight just one of the many examples of his personable approach, Dr. Miyamoto held my hand to ease the normal fear I was having as I went under the anesthetic, an action that not only shows the sincere care he has for his patients, but also the humanity that can sometimes be lacking in a profession that sees many faces. I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan Miyamoto for hip arthroscopic surgery. His demeanor and attention to detail set him apart from any other doctor I have ever had.