Dear Dr. Youm,
I am writing to thank you for repairing a torn labrum on my right hip 8 weeks ago. I am having a good recovery from the surgery and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the fact that I had this procedure done.
Faced with the fact that I was 60 years of age, I had several doubts, one of them being whether or not to have this surgery done. After my initial consultation with you, I left your office feeling reassured that I had a good chance for a good outcome. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me when I expressed a few more concerns to you via email and you took the time out of your busy schedule to call me up and address them. Besides your excellent credentials, you are a wonderful person, as well as doctor.
Your office staff is professional and a pleasure to deal with. When I mentioned the fact that I live on Long Island, they assisted in making things easy in the way of correspondence (Crystal)…Jake delivered my hip brace and ice machine to the Langone Center since it wasn’t easy for me to pick them up prior to the surgery.
I was treated with the best of care at the Langone Outpatient Center. Everyone was very attentive and courteous and made things very comfortable for me. When I walked into the OR and mentioned to Dr. Popovic that I was feeling a little overwhelmed, he took action to get me under quickly. He was right when he told me I was in “good hands”.
I just want to add that I have not had any pain, only soreness which continues to improve each day. I am grateful to you for this. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do, which is walking and hiking. It is so nice to know that I won’t have to settle for a sedentary lifestyle yet.