“Dr. Shah and staff, along with Riverbend Hospital staff were thorough and efficient and gave me a very successful replacement hip at age 75. I would have been ready for the other bone except for COVID-19. Seven weeks after hip surgery, we drove to Mexico for the winter. The hip replacement was healed and stabilized enough not to be a bother. I would say it was life pretty much as usual after four weeks.”
– Ainslie K.
“Dr. Shah is lovely! He’s very skilled, and this made a scary situation tolerable. Excellent at listening to my questions and provided honest answers.”
– Linda P.
“Dr. Shah was the best. I was not the right choice for a patient: heart problems, overweight, and over 70. But oh how that hip bothered me. Dr. Shah considered everything, and now I have the best bone in the world, or at least I think so. I felt when I was in Dr. Shah's office; I was the only patient he had. He took the time to answer all of my questions. As I sat in the waiting room waiting for my first appointment, I listed to others waiting for their doctor. Everyone spoke highly of all of the physicians they were seeing. I had then as I do now full faith in the physicians and the entire staff. Thank you for all that you did for me.”
– Ruth W.
“Dr. Shah is fantastic. He is calming for his patients and knowledgeable in his care. He is a genuinely caring surgeon. I have referred some patients to him in hopes that they have the same experience.”
– Christine W.
“Dr. Shah was professional and personable. I had total confidence in his ability to give me the best possible outcome for my left hip replacement surgery.”
– Valerie M.
“Dr. Shah was friendly and professional. He explained the need for surgery, as well as the risks. Even though it was more involved than a typical hip replacement, he was still confident and thorough. I was not nervous or frightened.”
– Charity H.
“I am a psychotherapist in my private practice but also have years of experience working in hospitals as a psychiatric social worker. I had a hip replacement performed by Dr. Shah at the age of 67. I was not looking forward to this as I am not particularly brave! I was greeted in the lobby and escorted to the registration dept, then walked to Dr. Shah's office. Shortly after arriving, I was seen by him. I got shown my x-rays, and my options where explained in a way I could understand, and I did not feel rushed or pressured to make any decisions about surgery. I got seen by a case manager who explained the steps I would go through to prepare for surgery, what my hospital stay at Riverbend would be like, and the recovery process. The care I received by Dr. Shah, his office staff, the nurses, and health care providers who cared for me and the follow up I received was outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Shah along with Slocum and Riverbend Hospital. The experience was genuinely positive and handled with the utmost care and professionalism.”
– Gayle G.
“From my first meeting with Dr. Shah, I was confident in his ability to fix the problem I had my right hip. His quiet and direct manner always focused on me and my condition and concerns, gave me the courage to go through with surgery and the recovery process, knowing that my life would be significantly improved. It is. I am so much healthier than I was a year ago because of Dr. Shah and his care for my hip. Like so many, I wish I would have gone to see him sooner, but I am happy I finally did and got the help I needed. If my left hip goes, which it appears to be doing on the x-rays, I will be back!”
– Theodore B.
“Dr. Shah is a consummate professional, excellent orthopedic surgeon, and empathetic human being. Our community is so fortunate to have a person of his competence and integrity.”
– Susan S.
“Dr. Shah has an excellent bedside manner. He listens well and addresses all questions and concerns. My surgeries went very well with excellent results, and I was amazed by the minimal scarring for total knee replacements.”
– James D.
– Jon H.
“Dr. Shah was always considerate and willing to take the time to answer my questions. I felt in good hands with him.”
– Corlies D.
“Great doctor. Dr. Shah is engaging, personable, and helped me not only make the decision through information but made me feel confident in that decision. I also enjoyed his calming spirit. He did a great job on both my hip and knee replacement surgeries. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to do it.”
– Colleen H.
“This surgery was a revision. The result has made a big difference in my ability to walk. I'm so thankful for the improvement. Thank you very much, Dr. Shah, for giving me my life back. I still have the other knee to be replaced, but now I have one that seems to be working pretty well, and after only a little over two weeks, I notice a big difference in the stability and discomfort level. My hope is back of getting to take walks with my Pomeranian.”
– Pamela O.
“ In and out as promised and no mess, no fuss.”
– Marvin L.
“Dr. Shah is very impressive to me especially because I have a godson in India and when I told him that he smiled really big. He seems to be the person that I could really trust in every possible way and he is office is very well organized but I do wish that some of the staff were more verbal and had more time to talk a lot because I'm a person who does talk really a lot and I'm always hoping someone else will either listen to me or say about themselves. I feel totally trustworthy of the whole organization of your medical business and I'm very still happy that I chose Dr. Shaw and I heard good reports about him from everybody including taxi drivers that took me there and lots of people in Florence where I live.”
– Julia S.