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Anterior hip replacement by Dr. Andrew Yun

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Judy in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 9, 2010
Anybody out there have any experience with this surgeon? Thanks
Jaycee

Somis, CA

#2 Apr 23, 2010
I have surgery scheduled in May with Dr. Yun. I would love to hear from patients who have already had surgery. Thankyou Jaycee
slobbydog

Los Angeles, CA

#3 May 3, 2010
Jaycee wrote:
I have surgery scheduled in May with Dr. Yun. I would love to hear from patients who have already had surgery. Thankyou Jaycee
I had a horrible experience. I saw Dr Yun for a third opinion. The first previous doc id an unnecessary surgery as confirmed by the 2nd doc I already saw (and what I believe to be true). I just wanted to see one more to get make sure it's right. I sent a copy of the MRIs and surgeon notes of the first doc (the one who made matters worse for my knee) two months before... So this doc, rather than using his ivy league education to give his unbiased opinion, looks at the diagnosis on the surgean notes (already confirmed as the wrong one by the 2nd doc) and said "oh I can't help you." He never even looked at the MRIs or made any independent judgement. He just said he doesn't want to deal with my so called medical condition as it's too hard to treat. This doc is 1) lazy and expects to be paid for his medical opinion when he didnt give any.. like what was teh point of seeing him??!! 2) not all that good of a doc if he can't handle difficult orthopedic problems considering his stellar educational background. Don't waste your time with him and go elsewhere for a REAL unbiased medical opinion.
fishbone

Scarsdale, NY

#4 May 3, 2010
dr yun is one the best/most talented surgeons in los angeles, maybe your the problem slobbydog!! before you start trashing someone look at yourself first. dr yun changed my life for the better by fixing my hips and i am so happy to have him as my doctor. he is kind,passionate and skilled and would reccomend him to anyone! who are you slobbydog?maybe you should stop wasting doctors precious time and get a life!!!
Jaycee

Somis, CA

#5 May 11, 2010
I feel I also must sing the praises of Dr. Yun. I had an anterior hip replacement done by him on Thursday, May6th. It's now Tuesday, May11th. and I'm home and can walk across my large kitchen with no cane or walker. I still use a cane or walker to stroll outside to check how my garden grows,but from day 1 I was on my feet and I'm no spring chicken. I went into hospital and had surgery on Thursday and came home in time for mothers day on Saturday. Yesterday was horrid, but mostly due to excrutiating constipation from pain killers. I solved that by blending aloe vera from plants in my garden with orange juice. It did the trick,but be prepared with stoolsofteners or prunes etc. I don't normally take prescription medications, so in 24 hours I took 2 Tylenol and I'm fine. The food at St. John's was disgusting and sooooooo unappetising at a time when nutrition is important for healing. This was my reason for asking to be discharged early to build up my strength ,to get back in the saddle.Fortunately I'm surrounded by love and beauty for which I feel blessed. 3 years ago, I had a posterior hip replacement and was in hospital 10 days and very limited movement and so many restrictions for months. Hurray for Dr. Yun. He's a man of few words with mega talent and competence to make up for his few words. Good luck to anyone seeking relief from hip pain. It's not painless, but I feel confident I'm on the right track. Pura vida .
benniebegood

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jun 8, 2010
slobbydog wrote:
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I had a horrible experience. I saw Dr Yun for a third opinion. The first previous doc id an unnecessary surgery as confirmed by the 2nd doc I already saw (and what I believe to be true). I just wanted to see one more to get make sure it's right. I sent a copy of the MRIs and surgeon notes of the first doc (the one who made matters worse for my knee) two months before... So this doc, rather than using his ivy league education to give his unbiased opinion, looks at the diagnosis on the surgean notes (already confirmed as the wrong one by the 2nd doc) and said "oh I can't help you." He never even looked at the MRIs or made any independent judgement. He just said he doesn't want to deal with my so called medical condition as it's too hard to treat. This doc is 1) lazy and expects to be paid for his medical opinion when he didnt give any.. like what was teh point of seeing him??!! 2) not all that good of a doc if he can't handle difficult orthopedic problems considering his stellar educational background. Don't waste your time with him and go elsewhere for a REAL unbiased medical opinion.
Dr Yun doesn't do knee surgery. He is a hip specialist.
benniebegood

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jun 8, 2010
Dr Yun doesn't do knee surgery. He is a hip specialst.
Lisa

Farmington, MI

#8 Jun 15, 2010
I've had both my hip replaced by Dr. Yun and he is a very skilled surgeon. Quick recovery, no problems several years later and best of all, no pain!!
DxDogs

Turlock, CA

#9 Jul 29, 2010
i am going for consultation with dr. Yun next week and hope to get a new hip later in aug. before medi-care gets hold of me. can anyone estimate how long i will need to be there at the hospital? the dr. in porterville said it is almost an out-patient procedure. i don't believe that and must make arrangements for the care of my five dogs. my my father was there in '97 the food looked and smelled bad.(in all fairness, i have never seen a hospital with good food.) i just won't eat it and hope i can at least get bananas and will take crackers and p-nut butter + anything else that will keep for a day or two. thank you.
Unnamed

United States

#10 Aug 6, 2010
DXDogs....

I just got my hip replaced by Dr. Klenck, Yun's associate. I went into the hospital on Friday and out on Tuesday. So I would plan on 4 days. I planned on 2 which wasn't the case for me. Some people get out the next day...just depends on you and the way your body reacts and how your vitals are. The Saturday after I got out of the hospital 8 days post op..I was walking up and down stairs, squats holding onto the sink and went from the walker to a cane. At the two week mark I can walk on my own, but still use the cane for assistance. St. Johns Hospital food is actually good....suprisingly so. And I am a healthy eater. NOt like normal hospital food at all!! I have had a lot of family members in various hospitals and St. Johns has the best. They said it had improved when I brought it up. So bring some snacks but they have good turkey sandwiches, chicken breast etc.
SUPERDIVAPA

Port Neches, TX

#11 Aug 26, 2010
My Dad has bilateral hip replacement a week apart anterior approach. We loved Dr. YUN he is awesome, knows his stuff very technical he rocks. Don't expect to have casual conversation with him strictly buisness but he will answer all of your questions. Just write the questions on paper he likes that. And his PA's are awesome they will spend a little more time with you and are awesome!! I would recommend Dr. YUN for bilateral hip replacement. My dad was in the hospital for 4 days each time. He had 2-3 weeks of at home physcial therapy he had a speedy recovery. YUN is the guy if you want it done!! I highly recommend him. If you have any questions let me know.
Dolores

Barrie, Canada

#12 Sep 2, 2010
Dr. Matta replaced my hip in October, 2009. I am delighted with my result, pain free, no restrictions, got my life back! I found everything about St. John's Health Centre exceeded my expectations. The staff, food, ambience, and personalities made my stay very pleasant - unexpected following surgery! Much to my amazement, I enjoyed my first meal postop, and subsequent trays continued to be more than I would have ever expected in a hospital. In fact, I looked forward to the arrival of my next meal. My husband and I drove from Santa Monica to the Mesa, Arizona area one week following my surgery, and the journey was much easier than the trip to Santa Monica for the surgery. I was pain free, my mobility was excellent under all the circumstances. I have only very positive comments about Dr. Matta, St. John's, and my new hip.
TennisGal

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Sep 3, 2010
My mom (84) is having hip replacement surgery on Oct 7 with Dr. Yun. She is in excellent health, very active - except for her bum hip. I would love to hear some words of encouragement. I just want her to recover quickly and be able to go back to dancing again....Thanks!
Dolores

Barrie, Canada

#14 Sep 3, 2010
Hi, TennisGal, I was dancing before St. Patrick's Day, March, 2010, and on St. Patrick's Day following my hip replacement in October, 2009. I was playing pool (wearing my elastic stockings, of course) two weeks after my surgery. I hope your mom enjoys dancing as much as I do after she has her new hip. I never thought I'd dance again, and I'm so happy that I can dance, garden, etc. etc. I am a senior.
Dolores

Barrie, Canada

#15 Sep 3, 2010
I should add that I took my physical therapy seriously, worked hard to do everything my therpist organized for me following his communication with Dr. Matta's office. I still do the "bread and butter" exercises every morning. Takes less than 10 min. I enjoy walking so much without my cane or walker - even returning a buggy across the parking lot is a wonderful experience. The physical therapy is really worthwhile in my opinion.
Susie

Lake Forest, CA

#16 Sep 24, 2010
I also want to sing Dr. Yun's praises. After going to several doctors who all told me I was too young to have hip surgery (I was 48 when the PAIN started non-stop) and that I should wait until I was 60, I found Dr. Yun. He agreed that I shouldn't have to live in pain for another decade. So at age 51--yes, it took 3 years to find him--he did my hip replacement. I went from not being able to walk, sit, or sleep without intense pain to doing long (6+ miles) hikes in Yosemite only 3 1/2 months after my surgery. I was only in the hospital for a day and a half. Don't let anyone discourage you--get the surgery--it will change your life! Dr. Yun is the best!

Since: Nov 07

Lawndale, CA

#17 Dec 30, 2010
Dr. Yun patients: did you have difficulty making an appt.? I've yet to actually speak to his assistant who handles this.
Gregory Fraser

Mclean, VA

#18 Sep 1, 2011
From what I gathered, Dr. Andrew is a knee and hip replacement specialist. With this, I wonder what he has to say about issues regarding hip replacement which I read here http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/
Merry P

San Jose, CA

#19 Sep 9, 2011
Hip replacement surgery involves the removal of the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a prosthetic hip. It is one of the most common orthopedic procedures and mostly present positive results. However, on http://www.hiprecalllaw.com , I have read that DePuy ASR hip were found defective causing harm to the patient instead of relief. Some patients are experiencing major complications and are to have hip revision surgery. This means more cost on the part of the patient.
Joan Davidson

San Jose, CA

#20 Oct 13, 2011
From what I gathered, Dr. Yun is one of the most respected orthopedic surgeons out there. Now I wonder what he has to say about this issue http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/

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