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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Left Shoulder Revision to a Reverse Total Shoulder

In December 2010 I had my left shoulder replaced. The surgery went well, but during physical therapy my rotator cuff was torn off the bone. I was not able to lift my arm and I had no external rotation. Dr. DuBois did a revision surgery to a reverse total shoulder replacement. The pain level was half of my first surgery. Dr. DuBois did not send me to physical therapy. Instead he had me do therapy at home. Before my surgery, I couldn't raise my arm and touch my head. Six months after surgery I can raise my arm above my head and I have better external rotation. I am super happy now and I appreciate all that Dr. DuBois has done.

Peggy D. for Dr. DuBois

Right Reverse Total Shoulder

I came to Dr Dubois for a second opinion on my right shoulder. I had a total shoulder replacement done by another surgeon in 2007. I had a second surgery as I had problems with the first surgery and then problems with the second surgery. Feeling that the shoulder was not right I came to Dr Dubois' office through a series of referrals in 2009. Dr Dubois did a revision to a reverse total shoulder. While my shoulder is not good as new I still have almost maximum use of my shoulder thanks to Dr Dubois. He was on target with his assessment. I had great care from Dr Dubois all the way from his staff and surgery team and the health care people at Grossmont Hospital. Thank you Dr Dubois.

Dennis R. for Dr. DuBois

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

My Sharp orthopedic doctor told me the good and bad news: "You've been athletic all your life and now it's caught up to you." So true. It was on a tee box in a club championship golf game that I finally tore ligaments and tendons and felt the arthritis flare. Originally, my doc wanted to do a rotator cuff repair, providing me with lots of reading on the advantages and disadvantages of a shoulder replacement. I was in the midst of writing a book and gave up surgery temporarily, opting for physical therapy, acupuncture and Advil instead. After two years, I wanted back on the golf course - and I was in pain. Two MRI's convinced my doc - a shoulder replacement it is! And, he referred me to the specialist he felt was "the best." After I Googled and researched, I was convinced he was the best as well. Lo and behold, I discovered that two of my good friends had successful shoulder replacement surgeries from him as well. We all got into a Dr. DuBois Love Fest and I invite you to join us. Everything about this surgery was easy! The pre-op meetings, the surgery, the post-op. After just five weeks, I'm doing all sorts of things I never thought I'd do again. Just think about where I'll be in a month....Doesn't hurt that Dr. DuBois is also young, handsome, good-looking and has a delightful personality. My hubby thinks he's great as well LOL!

Susan Campion for Dr. DuBois