I had hip arthroscopy surgery by Dr. Youm to fix a torn labrum, on both the right and left hip. Having the surgeries helped improve my physical performance when working out and playing sports and drastically reduced the amount of pain I was experiencing. Prior to the surgery, I was very cautious and wasn’t able to work out to my maximum potential because of the pain. The surgeries helped my hip areas feel much tighter and secure and gave me the confidence to know it was safe to build back up my strength. Prio to the surgery, I could only walk a couple of blocks before I would experience extreme pain and living in NYC that’s quite disabling! After having the surgery, I’m able to walk endlessly without having pain and keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city. Furthermore, I’m an athlete and always have been. At 26, being told you need hip surgery is life changing. Going into surgery I was worried that my active lifestyle would have to change forever. Even though it took time to work through physical therapy, I can say that I feel as if I haven’t skipped a beat and have already built back up to the same performance level, if not better!
Everything about both Dr. Youm and his staff stands out. From my initial meetings to my follow up appointments, they were very thorough and conscious of my needs and keeping me informed. On the day of surgery, it meant a lot to me that Dr. Youm took the time to visit me both before and after going into the surgery to make sure I was comfortable and understood the process. I had no questions left unanswered at any point during the process, which I found very comforting. On top of that, Dr. Youm never seemed rushed during my visits and made sure that he explained everything to my understanding (and I would bring lists of questions!). This was refreshing in a world where I find most physicians are running a stop watch during your appointment.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Youm. I have several friends who have had labrum repair surgeries from other surgeons and have had poor results. I had absolutely no issues during or after my surgeries and would recommend him to my closest friends and family. He is absolutely amazing!