Success Stories

We offer patients a unique combination of personal attention in a private practice setting combined with the most advanced surgical techniques. Click on the stories below to see how some of our patients are doing after their surgery.

Thanks to the whole team.

Climbing Mayan Ruins 10 months post hip resurfacing with Thomas Gross, M.D. Very happy!

Thanks to the whole team.

- A.K.
Hip Resurfacing Patient

I NEVER thought about my new hip. It felt very natural.

It's been 7 months now since having my 2nd hip resurfaced and just wanted to let you know things are going well. A couple of days ago I completed a rim to rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon (all the way across and back, 45 miles with approx. 11,000' total elevation gain).

Along the way, as could be expected, there were some little nagging discomforts–100+ degree heat, back fatigue, sore feet, etc. One thing I NEVER thought about was my new hip.

I'd done lots of training over the last few months to train; lots of hills and very long hikes, (including a couple of 14,000' peaks in CO in July, at 5 months post-op) and throughout that process the hip felt very natural.

Day after day, I was stronger and inspired to get better!

Hi Lee!  I am feeling great!! I wanted to share my story with you in hopes that it may inspire others with hope of a great future after Hip/Knee replacement.

I had a right hip resurfacing and a left total knee replacement with Dr. Gross in the same week, one year ago.

At first, going through the initial physical therapy was tough. But day after day, I was stronger and stronger and inspired to get better. I have two young boys and I wanted to actively be part of their lives! 

I could not have done it without you guys.


This is me after a 1.2 mile (one way) 792' elevation change hike in Glacier National Park! This was in Canada, overlooking Waterton Lakes. (Just one of many strenuous hikes we made.) 1-year post op on right hip, plus 5 months post op on the left hip.

I could not have done it without you guys, and Dr. Gross, too. I'm also back to playing golf.

- Dave H.
Bilateral Uncemented Recap

Words can't express how grateful I am to all of you.

I wanted to briefly share with you my progress so far.  I am at the 7 month post op date and have (for some time now) happily returned to playing basketball on a regular basis.

No pain, but much gain!

How are you, Lee and Dr. Gross? I pray you are all well.

I am doing just great. Started riding my horse about 2 months ago, and just like Dr. Gross promised, I can do things on my horse that I could never do before. I am a dressage rider, so being flexible in my hips and seat are critical to cuing my horse to do her maneuvers. Now I can do these things thanks to you’all!!

I am also walking 2-4 miles daily. Working on yoga stretches, etc. No pain, but much gain!! Here I am on my bike during a vacation to Florida in February.

You actually brought a new meaning of running to me.

Dr. Gross and Lee,

I want to thank you and your staff on the wonderful results I have had since the Hemi-replacement on my left knee and the total replacement on my right. Having been a runner, a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier, and Ultra-Marathoner I was very concerned that my running days were over. You actually brought a new meaning of running to me. No longer being able to run fast, I turned to pushing kids with disabilities.

Dr. Gross is simply a brilliant surgeon who is consistently expanding his skills.

Hello to everyone. My name is Vincent and I have just completed my 1st year follow up examination after receiving my Biomet Femoral Cement-less Resurfacing procedure performed by Dr. Gross.

My check up was excellent and is just further evidence of how great I feel. With great appreciation I want to share my experience with Dr. Gross and staff and to everyone considering hip replacement/resurfacing surgery.

I'm back to playing hockey twice a week again.

Dr. Gross performed surgery on me on January 30th, 2008. 345 days later I finished the Disney half marathon in under two hours. In fact, my time was within five seconds of the time I ran just three short years ago.

The hip feels great and I'm negotiating with my wife Sally about the upcoming Pittsburgh Marathon. She wants me to be cautious and I want to be 21 years old again.

I'm back to playing hockey twice a week again. I'm still building back my strength and speed, but I play without pain or even a thought of my hip. Really the only time I think about it is when I pass through airport security.

I am grateful everyday for the life I have gotten back and I enjoy every minute of it.

I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since I had my right hip resurfaced and 2.5 years since my left hip was resurfaced. It turned out better than I ever imagined.

When you're frozen and in pain, it's hard to imagine that you will ever feel normal again, let alone be active and enjoy the things you once did before osteoarthritis set in. When being able to do the things you love is taken away...and then given back, it's a feeling like I've never experienced.

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