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Ratings for Dr. Leslie B. Vidal

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Just to be sure: Don't trust surgeons. I had a little cartilage left in my hip, but there was a bone spur and labral tears. I went to a surgeon on Golden, Colorado at first. He said he can fix me, but I will need a new hip eventually. I asked if it's okay to play my sport for 3 seasons, take a steroid shot, and schedule surgery for the fall to round out the bone spur and anchor the tears. He said it's not a problem. I blame myself for that stupid move, but his expert opinion didn't help. I was able to play for 2 seasons and they were great! Still using the original xray and MRI, I decided to go to Dr. Vidal from a recommendation. She agreed to do the surgery, but warned me that there's not a lot of cartilage left and I'll need a replacement after 2 to 5 years. I credit her for honesty. The problem with her (and me mostly), is that we never took a new xray before the surgery. I don't understand how my cartilage got so much worse in 2 seasons. Maybe somehow the surgery caused it. But after her bone spur surgery, she told me that my arthritis was significantly advanced and I need a replacement. That was needless suffering, but I'm highly responsible. Then, I tried stem cell therapy. What a waste of time and money. Also, a lot more suffering. It's painful! Fortunately, I don't regret the stem cell therapy because I wouldn't have known about hip resurfacing. I just had that done. Hopefully, it will work better for me than a total hip replacement. That's the plan anyway.

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4
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1
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3
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5
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Was 30 minutes late as the first appointment of the day and she saw a couple of others before me. Why did I take the first appt. then? Talks super fast and seems to try and rush rush rush during the appointment. Phenomenal surgeon, but needs to address more of the "soft skills"

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flag | Submitted October 23, 2014

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  • Boston University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2000)

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