Thomas Youm, MD - Testimonials
Last year, when I was diagnosed with a complete labral tear in my right hip and also FAI, I was devastated. I had been an avid distance runner for years, and the pain I had developed was so severe that I was afraid I would never race again. Thankfully, I met Dr. Youm. In April of 2011, he performed arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. In November of 2011, after 6 months of rehab that Dr. Youm helped coach me through, I completed the NYC ING Marathon – my fourth. My surgical hip didn’t offer a single complaint during any of the 26.2 miles. I can offer no better testimonial than that.
Dear Sir / Madam,
I cannot say enough about how wonderful I feel Dr. Youm is. I was referred to him after sustaining another knee injury and being told that I am too old to continue my active lifestyle. I was so discouraged and not even able to walk when I met Dr. Youm. His bedside manner handled my challenging personality and gave me hope that post-op I would be able to resume the lifestyle I am accustom to living. He took the time to thoroughly explain the surgery I would and what the recovery process would entail. He left nothing to chance or surprise and I left his office knowing I had found my surgeon. I was on crutches for 8 weeks total and my recovery was just as Dr. Youm said it would be. I had surgery March 30th and 6 weeks after coming off crutches I was able to take my bike out for a 20 mile ride. I have since been able to downhill ski and participate in an indoor triathlon in January and hoping to do several more this summer. I owe my ability to continue my active lifestyle to Dr. Youm and am thankful for him and all he has done for me! Trust me when I say that I am not an easy consumer to please as I have worked in the medical field for 25 years and demand a lot from those whom I seek medical care from. Dr. Youm not only stepped up to the plate he exceeded any expectation that I had of him. I highly recommend Dr. Youm and his colleagues for any and all of your orthopedic surgical needs.
I was quite nervous about the potential of having surgery for the first time ever and met with various surgeons about my condition. Dr. Youm was comforting and attentive from the start.
I went to three different surgeons for opinions and Dr. Youm was the only surgeon to notice the actual cause of my injury. Where others had seen a “standard” labral tear, Dr. Youm looked at my injury through a cause and effect lens and was able to see the true cause. His focus on fixing the problem, but also preventing future problems, was exactly the type of care I was looking for. I am extremely grateful for his ability to see what others had missed, allowing me to avoid future injuries.
It has been 6 months since my surgery and my hip has never felt better. Before my surgery, I could not walk a block without severe pain, but now I move freely, without pain or worry. I would not only recommend, but I would encourage, anyone with orthopaedic issues to see Dr. Youm. I am extremely grateful for his dedication, approachability, sincerity and talent.
Dr. Thomas Youm is a most special doctor, the finest, most expert surgeon, and above all, a caring, concerned professional who possesses every quality you hope to find in a doctor to whom you have entrusted your life, limb, and well-being. Dr. Youm performed two total replacement surgeries on my knees transforming them from a painful disabled condition to complete unrestricted pain-free movement and activity. For me, as a teacher of ballet, this outcome signified a return to a full teaching schedule for my legs and full satisfaction and contentment for my mind.
I thank Dr. Youm for the excellence of his care-pre- and post-surgery; for always being available to listen-and really hear and understand my worries and questions; for always being ready to discuss concerns and anxieties in a straightforward, patient way.
I am grateful indeed for Dr. Youm’s medical expertise and equally appreciative of the manner in which he performs and practices it and I thank him wholeheartedly.