I was diligently pursuing physical therapy without relief, when I was first referred to Dr. Skendzel and his team. After a thourough physical examination, along with imaging results, he diagnosed a torn labrum in my hip. I felt relief to finally have an answer for my pain, and Dr. Skendzel explained my images and injury in details, in a way that I could understand. He was conservative in his recommendation and did not push surgery. Instead, Dr. Skendzel sought the opinion of additional experts in the field to assess my condition further. I greatly appreciated this, and I was glad to have input from a “team.” Upon my decision to move forward with surgery, Dr. Skendzel gave me an honest picture of the surgery and recovery process. He showed great care towards my young family and how they would be affected by my recovery. I felt confident to move forward, with the support of my husband, who really likes Dr. Skendzel as well. Bonus! Currently, I am 6 weeks post surgery, and on my way to a full recovery, with the help of Dr. Skendzel’s detailed post-operative plan and the well-trained therapists he works with. Dr. Skendzel still asks how my family is doing. I highly recommend him, based on his expertise, ability, and character.