Given to Us Over the Years By Hand, Mail, and Email
Patti Lizotte, early 40's, had a pain-free bunion removal, unlike what some of her friends had experienced:
Thank you so very much for the remarkable results on my foot surgery. I still can't believe this was a pain-free surgery. I was apprehensive to have my bunions removed because so many of my friends who have had the same surgery by another doctor experienced a great deal of pain. I realize that you, Dr. Moy, are the key to pain-free foot surgery. Before surgery, I was so uncomfortable and miserable with constant aching pain. I saw you on TV and hoped you would be able to help me. I am extremely happy with the results. Your staff is very professional from booking appointments to ensuring patients' comfort in the office. Please use my story as a testimony for anyone who is considering having bunion surgery.
— Patti Lizotte
Dr. Moy's Comments on Patti Lizotte:
So many people who come to me for a consultation know others who have experienced pain and discomfort after foot surgery by other doctors. New patients have a hard time believing that my bunion removal procedure is virtually pain-free. After surgery and speedy recovery, all say they wished they had the procedure done a long time before.
Patricia Johnson, age 70+, wears shoes comfortably two weeks after bunion removal surgery:
I used to carry several pairs of shoes wherever I went, to change the pressure of my foot pain. I consulted doctors about my pain and had X-rays taken of my feet, but I was apprehensive about bunion surgery because of the terrible pain and long recovery times several of my friends had experienced. I was referred to Dr. Moy and his explanation of how quickly I would be able to wear shoes, drive, climb stairs and resume normal life interested me greatly. I brought my husband into the office and Dr. Moy again explained his miraculous procedure to us.
Dr. Moy scheduled me for outpatient surgery to remove the bunion on my left foot. I walked easily after arriving home, keeping pressure on my heels. I was even able to climb stairs that night. The procedure gave me such comfort that I looked forward to the removal of the bunion on my right foot which Dr. Moy performed three weeks later. Since the first day of surgery, I have had no pain! The incisions are so small they barely show. In just two weeks I was able to wear my regular shoes! Dr. Moy also fitted me with orthotics to correct other abnormalities of my feet.
Each member of Dr. Moy's staff is considerate, helpful and knowledgeable. The offices are spotlessly clean. Dr. Moy is immaculate, to the point of perfection. If you are in need of foot surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Moy. Follow his instructions and you and your feet will be happy!
— Patricia Johnson
Dr. Moy's Comments on Patricia Johnson:
Patricia's case is common. I have seen hundreds of patients who have endured bunion pain for years because they believe the surgery and recovery will be painful and long. Even patients with bilateral bunions who undergo my surgical procedure are leading more active lives within weeks of surgery than they ever thought possible.
Martin Dunne, in his mid-thirties, resumes playing basketball five weeks after surgery for heel pain:
I had experienced heel pain caused by bone spurs for many years before visiting Dr. Moy. He prescribed orthotic shoe inserts which somewhat alleviated the pain. When I visited Dr. Moy, he described a new outpatient surgical procedure to alleviate heel pain significantly (endoscopic plantar fasciotomy). Up to that point, I had been leery of any type of surgery. I asked Dr. Moy to schedule me for surgery and he performed the procedure on my feet the following month.
It turned out better than I ever expected. Dr. Moy and his staff take exceptional care in the postoperative concerns of the healing of the surgical area. After five weeks of recovery, I was able to resume my normal exercise routine. I continue to use orthotics but I no longer experience any heel pain either from the bone spur or from the surgical procedure. I now play basketball 3-4 times per week. A few months after surgery, I began running short distances, which my heel pain had prevented me from doing prior to the surgery. I would certainly recommend this type of surgery for anyone with chronic heel pain.
— Martin Dunne
Dr. Moy's Comments on Martin Dunne:
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy is a technically sophisticated and minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces heel pain caused by bone spurs. This simple procedure has helped so many of my patients who no longer need to plan their lives around cortisone injections, because every day is a "good heel day."
Robbie Schuldt, mid-thirties, competes again in gymnastics after breaking bones in both feet:
I was practicing for a gymnastics competition when I landed wrong on a tumbling move. I heard snapping like Rice Krispies and fell over in agony. Both ankles swelled like tennis balls. The emergency room doctor referred me to an orthopedist who X-rayed both feet and told me I was lucky my fractures were not displaced. Sent home with two casts and instructions to return in two weeks, I was in great pain.
I knew of Dr. Moy's ability with everyday foot problems so I consulted him about my situation. He patiently and expertly explained his interpretation of my X-rays and described how inserting titanium screws in my feet would assist in my bones healing in proper alignment. I had three screws inserted in my feet and visited Dr. Moy's office frequently for him to check the incisions and bone alignment.
I knew my recovery would be long, and though I believed Dr. Moy could mend me physically, he also motivated me to do my part of the mental healing. He referred me to a talented physical therapist who got me walking and worked on my range of motion enough for me to return to gymnastics within nine months.
One year after my injuries, I earned a gold medal in competition. Just being able to walk is something I cherish now, but to be able to jump, skip, chase butterflies with my daughter, and win medals is a gift for which I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Moy.
— Robbie Schuldt
Dr. Moy's Comments on Robbie Schuldt:
Robbie clearly needed surgical intervention if she was to regain her athletic competence. I removed bone chips from her left talus and anchored the neck of the ankle bone for optimal healing. Her right fractured fifth metatarsal, or "dancer's fracture," was easier to mend but the damage to the soft tissue of both ankles made her recovery longer. This patient's previously broken bones now show no evidence of fracture on x-rays, and the active life she leads makes her previous trauma nothing but a distant memory.