Real comments from real patients
"I am so thankful that I saw you on TV so that I learned about your approach to knee replacement surgery! This has made my life so spectacular! I really didn't want to have to have surgery, but thanks to your expertise, commitment to excellence in care, and skill, I am exceeding my expectations in my recovery! I also can't thank you enough for making yourself easily accessible to me for questions, discussions, help, you name it! You are a unique healthcare professional. I will be singing your praises for the rest of my life!"
- ML, total knee replacement 10/2020
"I am a 45 year old Licensed Massage Therapist. I had been dealing with severe hip pain for the last 6 years. Over these years I have had at least 2 physicians who wouldn’t take me seriously enough because in their eyes I was much to young for a hip replacement and 2 referrals to Orthopedists who wouldn’t even see me because of insurance. I had given up hope when I was finally referred to Dr. Amy Wasterlain, who took one look at me and told me that I needed a total hip replacement via anterior approach. 2 weeks later I was in surgery at 8am, walking by 12pm, passed my PT testing by 2:30 and home by 6pm. It has been exactly 3 weeks now since my surgery and I have been walking without a cane for a week and a half, I am able to drive short distances now, and aside from some minor discomfort and being tired from the healing process I am amazed at how great I feel. The pain and instability that consumed my life for the last 6 years is GONE. I couldn’t be more grateful to have been connected with her. Her assessment, her care to the point of being willing to receive phone calls and texts about any questions outside of appointments, and most of all her willingness to perform this surgery on me when no one else would even consider it because of my age. She is amazing and I will forever recommend her to anyone who will listen."
- ML, total hip replacement 9/2020
"I found the nursing staff to be outstanding. Probably the best hospital stay I've had, and I've had a bunch. So now I wouldn't think about going anywhere else to replace my other hip! I'm home and settled in. I'm feeling really good with minimal pain and can already walk so much better than I was able to before surgery. Thank you!"
- JR, right hip replacement 5/2020, left hip replacement 9/2020
"My knee is magnificent! I sent pics to my kids and still marvel at it. I'm so very glad I did this. You are well deserving of the fine reputation you've earned."
- GW, total knee replacement 8/2020
"Don't tell, but I'm already walking without the cane [one day after surgery]. You're the greatest.
- CC, total hip replacement 7/2020
"Thank you so much. You did an amazing job for me and I really appreciate it. If I run into someone that is having problems I will definitely refer them to you."
- BL, partial knee replacement 6/2020
"From my first appt with Dr Amy W, my husband and I knew we were in the right place. Not your typical surgical consult! First, her friendliness and openess quickly put us at ease. As she studied the history and MRI of the knee in need of a revision, she was honest and forthcoming. She explained everthing in a way that was clear and easy to understand re: the seriousness of the situation, the risks and possible complications of the repair. She encouraged whatever questions or concerns we had throughout the pre and postop process and addressed each thoroughly. She made herself available anytime for any immediate needs or concerns, which made me feel secure and free to contact her if needed, which was a privilege I would make sure not to abuse. As far as the surgery, I felt confident I was in the best possible hands and I was not disappointed. Her diligence, perfectionism, her choice of the perfect OR team resulted a perfect outcome. My knee is on it's way to normal. Scale 1-10=12."
- DC, revision total knee replacement 3/2020
"Amy you're a great surgeon and you always follow through with me on every question. You're a really awesome person. I feel you're very thorough with your patients. You're an awesome surgeon and doctor. I'm really glad I got you to do the surgery. Thanks again."
- KR, simultaneous bilateral knee replacements 3/2020
"I am doing great! Slept all night! Hardly any pain just taking Tylenol. Less pain than the night before my surgery! Don't need the walker at all. You are amazing 💕💕. A friend of mine who's an orthopedic nurse picked me up from the hospital and absolutely cannot believe how good I am! Piece of cake 😂😂. Thank you I am sooo happy with my new hip!"
- SG, total hip replacement 3/2020
"Once again thank you for everything. You're all what they say about you and more. I made the stairs with no problem. My husband was amazed. I have to say again, we are so grateful for your wisdom and respectful advice and influence in helping me to decide on my recovery plan. You're the bomb!!"
- DC, revision knee replacement 3/2020
"Dr. Wasterlain did my total left hip replacement 2 weeks ago. She’s an excellent, uptodate orthopedic surgeon. She’s compassionate, personable, intelligent and open. She is an evidence-based clinician. I researched many orthopedists in my area and enquired into many patients experiences and recommendations. I am very satisfied that I chose Dr. Wasterlain. My recovery has been optimal. I am a retired Emergency Physician with 45 years of clinical work behind me. The highest compliment a physician can give to a colleague is that of “a physician’s physician”. Dr. Amy Wasterlain is a “physician’s surgeon”! It would be difficult to do better."
- DP, total hip replacement 2/2020
"Thank you. You have been great and I am very grateful to have found you."
- JM, revision knee replacement 2/2020
"Dr. Amy, Thank you for being the best doctor ever! My quality of life is so much better thanks to you! May God continue to bless you with your amazing skills and personality!"
- FM, revision knee replacement 10/2019
"I cannot tell you how important this has been to improving my quality of life."
- BF, knee replacement 10/2019
"I can’t tell you how happy I am having you as my doctor, for the first time in a while I feel positive about being able to walk without pain!!!"
- MC, partial knee replacement 10/2019
"I can tell this is going to be great. I can’t stop bragging about it! Thank you again so much. I can’t express my appreciation to you enough.”
- GH, revision knee replacement 10/2019
"You are an amazing doctor and we appreciate all you have done for us."
- CK's daughter, revision hip replacement 10/2019
"Thank you so much. I really feel that I’m going to be just fine, and blessed to that we have us as my surgeon."
- RM, revision knee replacement 10/2019
"Thank you for everything. I really appreciate what you've done for me. From the heart thank you thank you thank you such a blessing."
- CH, revision knee replacement 10/2019
"Can’t thank you enough doctor. Like my husband said, you are a doctor that really relates to people, so nice. I’m feeling pretty good.😊"
- SC, total hip replacement 9/2019
"I am so blessed that I had you as my surgeon, especially with my situation and not being from CT. I am forever grateful 🥰"
- BC, clavicle fracture surgery 9/2019
"In addition to being an excellent surgeon you are a wonderful patient advocate. We were so fortunate to have you on our side."
- WA's wife, revision hip replacement 9/2019