Patient Testimonials


Pam's Story

Thank you Dr. Hatzidakis, and the staff at Western Orthopedics not only for restoring my shoulder, also for the patience, kindness and reassuring nature that presides there. I can now return to gardening, riding my horse and this sounds a little crazy, but getting dressed! 

Thank you!



Rick's Story

"I waited over 15 years to have my shoulder surgery. I found Dr. Hatzidakis through much research and talking with other doctors. I am coming up on my 5 year mark now. The decision to have him do my surgery was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He is, without question, the best there is!. If you want the best, you found him."



Gary's Story

I rowed Hells Canyon at high water, big class IV-V rapids and a total of six days of rowing just 10 months after a total shoulder replacement. There was no pain and I had good muscle strength after all the good rehab. 



Nick's Story

Four years ago Dr. Hatz operated on my right shoulder to repair a torn rotator cuff, and he and his assistant, Duane, did a terrific job. My right shoulder has been like new ever since. Recently I began experiencing some pain in my left shoulder so I came in this past week to see Duane and get x-rays for a diagnosis. Duane was so thorough and personable that I just had to write to say thanks.

You and Dr. Hatz make a fabulous team!

Best regards.



Kathryn's Story

One year ago I had my 4th total shoulder replacement done over a span of 50 years. From 2001 to 2010 I was in pain every day. After having surgery last year, I am now pain free. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Hatzidakis. My husband and I like to travel to places where we can snorkel and be in the water, and it's so much more enjoyable now. My range of motion is great considering how many surgeries I've had on my left shoulder.


Donna's Story

I was referred to Dr. Hatzidakis by a plastic surgeon, after two failed surgeries. My tendon was frayed from bone spurs, which popped after surgery. It was necessary to go back in to fix it, but it did not and I was told to live with it! My muscle was in constant spasm, falling down, painful and quite unattractive. When I first saw Dr Hatzidakis, he took the time to actually hear me, was genuinely concerned,and explained to me what he would do. You are a true gem that is not easy to find.




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