Some might think he's a glutton for punishment, but Richard Castle opted for two surgeries at Cabell Huntington Hospital, six months apart. Richard's knees were "just worn out," and he needed to have them replaced. Richard had a consultation with Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, and he was sold.
"Once you meet with Dr. Ali, you know that you won't find anyone in town who is better," he said.
For each of his knee replacements, Richard spent a few days in the hospital and then had follow-up for a few weeks from home health nurses and physical therapists.
"I was surprised by how little pain there was," Richard said. "And the nurses in the hospital and the ones who came to my house were wonderful."
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is becoming known for more than joint replacement; it has grown into a team of highly specialized orthopaedic and podiatric surgeons and physicians who can offer you the quality and scope of care you deserve.