"I was very apprehensive about my hip replacement surgery, but Dr. Ramsey was very assuring about what to expect. The class that was given before the surgery was most helpful and very professional. I was able to ask questions, and I came away feeling secure in having this surgery.
"My stay in the hospital was short (26 hours) and I was able to walk and go home the next day. Yes, there is pain, but that is to be expected after surgery.
My expreience was very good, and I believe it was because I did everything I was told to do to recover. I know every person is different when it comes to recovery.
"It has been 12 weeks, and I am walking three miles, three times a week and back to most of my activities. I have just a little stiffness. Thank you , Dr. Ramsey and Chis for your care." --June W.
"I came to see your group back in January 2013 for a problem with my right leg and ankle and my right shoulder. I originally saw Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Taylor. I was then referred to Dr. Tupis and Dr. Wilkins. I would like to thank all of you for the wonderful care that you gave me! I have since had weight loss surgery by Dr. Washington, and I have lost 68 pounds. This has significantly helped my leg and ankle, but I am still going to MUSC as Dr. Tupis has arranged for July. I am also now working out at Planet fitness in Myrtle Beach, and that is also helping the arthritis in my shoulder. I will be coming back to see Dr. Tupis for follow-up on my right shoulder after my leg is corrected. I remember what he said—that there was no need to work on my shoulder until I had two good legs to stand on! I recognize that as him being a very good surgeon; one that puts the patient's most important needs first, and that is how it should be. Once again, thanks for everything!" --Kimberly D.
"Dr. Ramsey was extremely pleasant and reassuring during my recent visit. I can't thank him enough for seeing me as a new patient. The office staff was also pleasant as well." --Robert W.
"I see Dr. Wilkins every three months. I have osteoporosis and arthritis through my whole body and was told I have sclerosis. I have been coming there for years and have always been treated great and am very well pleased." --Catherine M.
"Dr. Ramsey & everone there did a great job on my knee (replacement). Please thank everyone there for me. Thanks again!" --Henry W.
"I had a right hip replacement in December performed by Dr. Ramsey. The surgery went very well. I was up and walking the same day and went home the next day. I had physical therapy for six weeks, and today, I am 100% pain-free and have been since February. I highly recommend Dr. Ramsey and would definitely have him do any future replacements I may need." --Donna Z.
"My experience with Dr. Ramsey and the staff at Coastal Orthopedics has been a pleasant one. I had my right knee replaced in November 2010. Although, the first couple of weeks were as any following surgery, I realized I had definitely made the right decision. At three weeks out of surgery I remember thinking how much better the knee was than before surgery. By the first week in January, I was able to keep my grandchildren, ages 6 and 4, for a week (with the help of my husband!). I am now to the point that I need my other knee replaced, and as soon as I can work the surgery into my schedule, I will be making an appointment with Dr. Ramsey for a pre-op and surgery. I would, with no reservations, recommend Dr. Ramsey for anyone thinking of knee surgery. He is an awesome physician and surgeon!" --Sue L.
"Dr. Ramsey did my hip (I was very happy with it; great job) so I went to him to get his opinion on my knee, which another doctor did. I was very happy again. Great job. THANK YOU." --Alex D.
"Having been a caregiver for 8 yrs. to my mother and an elderly friend that I had taken in to live with me, I gained alot of weight (150 lbs) and depression had begun to set in. Both of the ladies passed away within 7 weeks of one another. After that, I was on unemployment for three years and by then atrial fibrillation and spondylolisthesis were diagnosed. I moved to Myrtle Beach in 2010 and pretty much resolved myself to the fact that the good years were gone and this was how it would be from here on out.
"I went to Dr. Erin Watson in March of 2013 for the first time for my back pain, and she arranged for me to go to physical therapy. Reluctantly; I went not expecting much to come of it. I had taken my elderly mother to physical therapy and watched as five repetitions of one exercise were done and ten of another, and I also knew others that had physical therapy for one reason or another, but no one seemed to think that it was anything miraculous to come from it. My physical therapy was to include time in the pool to do my exercises. I weighed 407 lbs and had not been in a pool for many years and was not planning on ever getting in one again, but reluctantly again, I did. Those few short steps into the water have changed my life completely. Sure, I knew that when you're in a pool that you feel lighter, but I had not bothered to consider what that would mean to relieving pressure from my back and legs and body in general. After 45 minutes in the pool and doing some simple exercises and finishing with ten minutes of floating on my back, I was a reborn person. As I took the first step out of the pool, I felt all the weight come back on my joints and spine, and it was as though someone had put a 200-pound cape on my shoulders. I wanted to just get back into the pool. It was that experience that turned on a light in my brain and made me realize that I could get back to the person I once was.
"Two weeks earlier, I had already started to make healthier choices in the way I eat and although I have not been on any scales yet, I know that I have lost weight. Maybe it's only 10 pounds or so, but it is enough that I have more mobility now and I can maneuver more easily in my daily routines. I feel better than I have in a long long time. Dr. Watson has brought me back from the brink of dispair. I have a very positive outlook for my future, and although it was only one session in the pool so far, I was feeling much better even the next day and was able to walk around with nowhere near as much back pain as usual. I can never thank Dr. Erin Watson enough for what she has done. I'm a different person and can see myself returning to the person I once was. I know there's work ahead, but with a goal for a healthier life, I believe I will succeed. Thank you so much." --Stephen P.
"I am so thankful for the wonderful doctors and medical staff at Coastal Orthopedics, and also hospital staff. I am walking without any help just days after surgery. No more pain. I'm over the rainbow. I would tell the world about my fabulous experience. Deepest thanks to all." --Cathy D.