“I first met Dr. Componovo as a referral from Dr. Menio who performed two previous knee surgeries for me. But this time we both knew it was time for the replacement. I was in quite a bit of pain, my knee was unstable and was bowing outward with every step.
Dr. Componovo and his staff met with me, confirmed the diagnosis and we made plans to have the replacement surgery performed. I was concerned that there was going to be a lot of pain and difficulty, this was after all major surgery and there is a lot of ... let’s call it carpentry, going on to prepare the bones to take the new joint prosthesis.
The surgery by comparison to others I have had was a walk in the park. I had my surgery in the late morning and I was walking on it with a walker at about 4:30 that afternoon. I was surprised by how little pain there was and even the swelling was minimal. The next morning when the physical therapist showed up I did a couple of laps around the floor. The crutches were better for me, and I was very mobile. The nurses were not too happy with me because I was walking around my room without calling them. I felt GREAT. I had 6 or 7 prior surgeries in that knee prior including a patellectomy and I have to say this surgery was easier and less painful than all except the cartilage surgeries I had. Had I known I would have had it done sooner.
I did run into some difficulty in that I came into the hospital with a blood clot in my lung that I didn't know I had. So the blood thinners made my stay and recovery a bit longer and more involved but all in all a great result. I am one-year post op, and I feel great! I have played rounds of golf and I am without pain in that knee for the first time in years. I also used the physical therapy team at Mountain Valley and the close working relationship that they maintain between patient, doctor and therapist I believe is key to providing the best possible recovery result.
“After several years of dealing with excruciating pain in what I thought was in my back, I came to Mountain Valley Orthopedics where Dr. Paglia determined my severe pain was actually because of my hips. This was after seeing other doctors in the area, physical therapy elsewhere, acupuncture in New Jersey and having numerous shots in my back. Dr. Paglia referred me to Dr. Roger Componovo and the rest is history. In July 2013, Dr. Componovo performed my right total hip replacement and in August of 2014, he performed my left total hip replacement. There are no sufficient words in my vocabulary to express the deep gratitude I have for the absence of the debilitating pain in both of my hips to Dr. Componovo and each and every person involved in my recovery at Mountain Valley Orthopedics. I still have back, knees and neck pain that I am dealing with (I just had too much fun when I was younger), but it pales to the pain I was in prior to my surgeries. Many people were shocked I didn't go to New York or Philadelphia for my surgeries but the expertise, professionalism and genuine human kindness I have experienced with these people has given me so much more to be thankful for. Thank you again, MVO!!!”
“I have been going to Dr. Barnes for a couple of years now and he is always ready to hear my concerns or new ideas about my treatment that I might have. Dr. Barnes and Anthony care about their patients and make you feel like you're the only one in the office during your appointment. Always makes me smile and that makes it so much easier when you need to get an injection. Would recommend this practice to any of my friends who need great orthopedic care.”
“He's very knowledgeable and professional! I love Dr. C. He's the best!”
“My doctor was very kind and told me what would help my pain. Your staff is great and helpful. Thank you for helping me.”
“Had extreme pain in knee. Dr. Menio removed fluid and injected cortizone. Within a few minutes, swelling was reduced and pain was reduced.”
“They are excellent doctors.”
“Mountain Valley Orthopedics was the best orthopedic practice I could have imagined. From the receptionists to the physician assistants up to Dr. Williams and Dr. Barnes, who referred me. Dr. Williams gave me my life back. I was in extreme pain and now I'm pain free. It was always pleasant dealing with all the staff at Mountain Valley Orthopedics.”
“Dr. Paglia has been enjoyable to see even though I am getting shots in my knee - we talk about various subjects not just medical things. A very nice change.”
“Dr. Cibischino & his whole staff are amazing. They are all very warm & comforting. I'm going in for a meniscal repair and I'am quite nervous since this is my first surgery in my lifetime. Everyone from the doc all the way through the office have made me feel so relaxed and worry free. It's just amazing. I would strongly recommend anyone needing orthopedic care to come to this facility.
Many Thanks to all of you at Mountain Valley!!!”