Testimonials for SMI Surgery Center


We love to hear from past patients that our physicians have helped get back into the game of life. If you have a story you would like to share please send it to us. Here are a few success stories from past patients.

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Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

I am a 64 year-old Criminal Defense Attorney, practicing primarily in San Diego County, in State and Federal Courts, for 39 years.

In December, 2010, I re-injured my right shoulder which I had originally injured playing volleyball in college decades before. As a result, I developed a frozen shoulder, also known as pseudo-paralysis in that shoulder, rendering it essentially useless.

On December 28, 2011, Dr. DuBois performed a reverse total shoulder replacement on me, a procedure involving the replacement of the entire shoulder, including the socket. After 6 weeks in a sling, I had no pain, and almost full range of motion without any physical therapy. The transformation was nothing short of miraculous.

Anyone suffering from shoulder difficulties could not do better then to have Dr. DuBois as his surgeon. He is truly phenomenal at what he does.

Michael M. for Dr. DuBois

Shoulder and Rotator Repair

I'm 52 years old and started having problems on both my shoulders several years ago but just ignored the problem. I finally went to see Dr. DuBois in July of 2011. He was very good at explaining to me the situation and my options. There was no pressure what so ever from him on what I should do. I made the decision to have surgery on both of my shoulders. Dr. DuBois explained to me what to expect concerning the operations. I had my left shoulder done first and then three months later I had my right shoulder worked on. In both cases, the surgery staff was great. They helped put any concerns to rest and did all they could to make me feel comfortable before surgery and in recovery.

The overall experience was beyond what I would have expected. In a day and age when it seems like everything is impersonal and some are just in it for the money, Dr. DuBois and his staff exhibited a lost virtue: that of genuine concern and wanting to help others. They truly care about the individual and their needs. When I needed assistance with getting information for my work, they made the time to help me out right then and not put me off. When I needed a change in my medication, they took care of it on the spot. When I would come into the office I noticed that they greeted every person with a smile and concern about their situation. This went a long way in making me feel comfortable and at ease.

My shoulders are both recovering quicker than anticipated and I am feeling much better than before the surgery. I credit Dr. DuBois for helping me to improve the quality of my life and giving me back what I did not realize over time what I had lost prior to surgery. Thank you Dr. DuBois and staff.

Dave C. for Dr. DuBois

Supercross Sportsmedicine

Thanks to you and your staff for keeping me on the track all of these years.

Jeremy McGrath for Dr. Murphy