My Primary Care Physician recommended that I see Dr. Hatzidakis for a possible rotator cuff tear in August of 2022. I am very glad that I took his recommendation. I recommend Dr. Hatzidakis and his team (Rose Christensen, Tyler Holmes, and Cherilyn Jacobsen) very highly. They are all terrific.
From my first evaluation by Rose, through my follow-up meetings with Dr. Hatizdakis, the surgery in November, 2022, and my follow-up appointments during recovery everyone has been warm, engaging, informative and above all helpful. Everyone I have ever communicated with at this practice is very patient-centered and helpful.
I was told by many friends who have had rotator cuff repair surgery to expect a painful recovery for the first week or more. Since I had multiple tears to be repaired I was concerned. However, I did NOT have the bad experience that others warned me about. Quite to the contrary I found my pain well-controlled at all times and I was off the opioids within a few days after surgery.
In addition, the Physical Therapy performed by Melissa in the office across the hall from Dr. Hatzidakis' suite has been superb. My strength, range of motion and use of the shoulder are fabulous given that I'm only about 4 months out from my surgery date. I am delighted with my progress!
In summary, if you are considering having rotator cuff surgery, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you see Dr. Hatzidakis and his team.