I am 37 years old CEO and met Mr. Mihai Vioreanu after an 18 months of continuous knee pain following surgery that did not worked well and a wrong rehabilitation performed in a different clinic. Mr. Vioreanu was the fifth orthopaedic surgeon in Europe to evaluate me in 18 months and the only one who was able to determine right away the source of my knee pain.
After evaluating and explaining in a very professional way and also easy to understand the source of my pain Mihai recommended a completely different rehab protocol then I received before. I was very impressed with the Physiotherapy department in Sports Surgery Clinic and with professionalism of Mr. Colm Fuller, lead Physiotherapist in SSC.
Following Mihai's recommendation the pain in my knee reduced next day by half and then disappeared completely over the next 6 months. I was really impressed how he "took me from hell to heaven" in such a short time.
Thank you Mihai and many thanks to your team in SSC! I cannot thank you enough!
Mr. Vioreanu is an incredible surgeon who significantly improved my mobility and quality of life in just 2 days after hip replacement surgery!
Mihai explained in clear and simple language the process and outcome before the procedure (which only took about an hour), this was very reassuring to know.
His precision, skill and technique meant the impact of the recovery period was minimal and I was walking with crutches the next morning, which by all standards is a phenomenal result.
I'm 4 weeks after surgery, I'm driving and walking better than ever before (without crutches or pain too). Now I have a greater range of movement and just a barely noticeable scar which is great!
Walking and everything was so restrictive before the operation at such a young age ( 38 yo ) but I'm excited and very much looking forward to enjoying a fully functional active life.
Best thing I ever did!! Mihai is highly recommend.
I had High Tibial Osteotomy surgery with Mr Mihai Vioreanu in November 2016. Having osteoarthritis in my left knee left me unable to enjoy a normal active life without pain if I spent long periods walking or standing.
The initial consultation offered me options on a solution which were very clearly explained and I opted for the high tibial osteotomy. Recovery from this surgery required non weight bearing which means finding patience and listening to that direction.
The outcome was worth every minute of the wait and after some physio to assist with recovery I am now more active than I have been in many years.
If Mr Vioreanu suggests this surgery as an option I would recommend listening and giving it high consideration.
I ruptured my ACL while playing GAA for my school in an Under 16’s Leinster Colleges’ semi-final, February 2016. I had a scan which confirmed ACL rupture and torn meniscus. I was 15 years old at the time and playing a lot of football for my club, school and county. I was not expecting this news and the prospect of having to miss 9-12 months of football was quite devastating.
A week later I met with Mihai. He inspired confidence in me and he reassured me that I would return to football with a much better knowledge of my fitness and more aware of how to avoid further injury. He emphasised the importance of following his comprehensive rehab protocol and talked me through the various stages of the rehab journey.
On April 6th 2016 I underwent ACL reconstruction surgery with Mihai in Sports Surgery Clinic. Everything went well thankfully and Mihai and all the staff in Santry were great, particularly the physios who helped and guided me through the initial rehab work. The main part of my rehab journey was supervised by my local physio, Michael Hoey in Carbury, who worked with me through Mihai’s rehab protocol for the subsequent 9 months and to whom I am hugely indebted.
It’s now exactly one year today since my ACL operation. I started back to some light training after Christmas and got the all-clear from Mihai in January for a gradual return to play. Seven or eight games later, building up my on-the-pitch minutes with each match, I’ve now played the last four club games in full and I am looking forward to playing in the Minor League County Final in two weeks time.
This wasn’t an easy journey but I really appreciate Mihai’s guidance, reassurance and care and the fact that he was always approachable and available along the way, whether in person or via email.
Many thanks Mihai & SSC team.
Update on December 2017:
I just wanted to give you a brief follow up on my progress since our last mails back in February.
Thankfully I had a great year and played approx. 30 full games at the highest level of County Football, both in Kildare and also for my school.
The great news is that I came through all of this with no adverse impact on the knee and if anything I got stronger as the year progressed.
Thanks again for all your help.
I had my pre-assessment 3 weeks prior to my operation which was done so efficiently and where all information was relayed back to me very shortly afterwards. During the consultation with Mr. Mihai Vioreanu there was nothing left for me to ask as he explained the full procedure very clearly and he informed me about everything in full detail.Prior to this operation I could barely walk and the pain was tremendous for many years. It is now 3 months since I had my operation and I am already walking perfectly and without the aid of crutches.
I believe that Mr. Mihai’s advice regarding my physiotherapy was the key to my quick recovery. I followed the exercises that Mihai advised me to do day by day and no doubt it was so much better than any pain killers. Yes, it was painful at times but I knew that this was the answer and that I had to help myself. Mr. Mihai rehabilitation booklet is very simple and each exercise is clearly illustrated, user friendly and easy to follow.
Constant liaison via emails, phone calls and letters from Gwen, Mr. Mihai’s Assistant were sent regularly and fully detailed for my appointments before and after my operation.Finally I would like to say that I am so pleased that I had this operation in Sports Surgery Clinic and the treatment I received was excellent throughout. The aftercare from all the nurses, doctors and physiotherapists was excellent and they were so caring towards me.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Mihai Vioreanu, Gwen his secretary and all his team. My life has changed tremendously and I am able to walk again.THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
When I recently broke my forearm in two places I was under considerable pain. I had however the good fortune to be introduced to Mr Vioreanu shortly thereafter who then performed surgery on my arm in SSC. I was immediately struck by his professionalism and the fact that the patient was the centre of his focus.
Despite a delay on the day of surgery, he took time out of his theatre work to visit me, explain the cause of the delay and tell me when the operation would take place later on in the day so as to put my mind at ease.
It is not always evident that talented medical specialists have commensurate interpersonal skills - in Mr Vioreanu's case - he was a thorough gentleman allied to his professional competence.
It is often said that 'form is temporary but class is permanent' - and it is therefore without hesitation I highly recommend Mr Vioreanu to any would be patients.
It was a privilege for me to be in the hands of such a learned and competent professional and for that I thank him most sincerely.
As a woman in her sixties, who has always been active, I was delighted to be introduced to Mr Vioreanu. A friend had recommended me to him as her GP was impressed with her rapid recovery.
At the consultation the information was clear and I was given a very informative booklet to take away and study. I was admitted on a Tuesday morning, operated on Tuesday afternoon and home on Thursday evening. At 9:30 on Tuesday evening Mr Vioreanu was at my bedside to tell me the operation had gone well and then suggested I got out of bed, I couldn’t believe it. I took a few steps with his support and this gave me huge confidence. The next morning as I waiting for the physio to do her rounds I practised some of the bed exercises that I had been given by my own physio prior to admission. Working with a Physio prior to surgery has certainly helped and on Mr Vioreanu’s advice I saw my physio just over a week after discharge. She was able to work on my leg and reduce the stiffness and swelling in the knee. This gave me more freedom of movement.
The booklet that Mr Vioreanu gave me on the exercises ensures that I do them each day and as correctly as I can as the instructions are clear. I continue to review the exercises with my physio to suit my needs.
I am now on a trial with the Urban walking poles, just two weeks after surgery and I am so happy. I can walk tall and confidently with these poles. I am feeling so much better. My friends tell me I have grown in height. I had not realised how ill I had become with the pain in my hip.
I am delighted that Mr Vioreanu is my surgeon and grateful for his research into improving ways to improve our lives.
At 82 years of age I had both my knees replaced at Santry Sports Clinic by Mr. Mihai Vioreanu, who came highly recommended. I had my first consultation with Mr.Vioreanu in mid-july 2016, and was very impressed with how he explained the whole procedure to me, including the emphasis he put on the importance of doing the exercises, both pre and post op. Very down to earth, and made me feel, ‘ok let’s go, let’s get on with it’.
I have no doubt Mihai has something special, he even comes across as a friend, as I refer to him at home. I had the first knee done at the end of August 2016 and the second one done four and a half months later in January 2017. Each op was done on a Friday afternoon, and I was discharged on a Monday morning after sessions with the Physiotherapist, who put me through some exercises, and the drill of going up and down stairs. Everything went like a dream due to the wonderful skill of Mr. Vioreanu and his team, who gave me the best possible care and attention, also to the ward staff who looked after me so well, I give them a big thank you, and ten plus, they could not do enough for me.
Again, I have to say a big thank you to Mr. Vioreanu and his excellent team for making it all a very happy experience. In my book, Mihai is ‘THE SPECIAL ONE’. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Update (January, 2018)
Just over a year since my second knee replacement: Very glad to report, no problems I’m A1.
I bowl four times a week, outdoor and indoor, and enjoy it to the full. Just wonderful.
Forever grateful, and always singing your praises.
I attended the Beacon Hospital for almost nine years and the Hip and Knee Specialist was trying to bring my right knee 'back from the brink' with daily pain killers and injections.
I decided to go attend Mr. Mihai Vioreanu and I liked him instantly. He told me that my right hip was causing most of my knee problems. I accepted what he said and had a Total Hip Replacement in April 2018. Life has been great since as I no longer take pain killers and I have no pain in my knee.
The professionalism from start to finish was incredible both from Mihai and Santry Sports Clinic.
Unlike so many other Specialists Mihai was very down to earth and accessible at all times.
To all the staff at Sports Surgery Clinic.
Just 6 weeks ago I received a hip replacement at your clinic and would like to take a few moments to express my sincere gratitude for the care and attention I received during my stay.
From the very first moment of making contact with the clinic through a telephone enquiry, to the stages that followed - the first consultation, checking in, my pre op consultation, until my discharge 3 days later; I received the utmost professional care and courtesy by every member of staff, whatever their status. Nothing was ever too much bother, whatever the request, and it was apparent on each occasion my own welfare came first.
At every meeting with a staff member I was greeted by a cheerful manner, which was always accompanied by pleasant and reassuring words to ensure my maximum comfort.
I will be forever grateful to my surgeon Dr Mihai Vioreanu and his wonderful team for all their expertise, care and support. The result of the surgery is truly amazing . To be free of the very debilitating pain is nothing short of miraculous.
So thank you for giving me back my life and putting the spring back in my step.
I would just like to thank Mr Vioreanu for the fantastic work which he performed on my hip which was really badly deteriorated and I was in agonising pain and discomfort to the point of struggling to walk.
I attended his clinic and had a diagnosis and scan immediately, and successful surgery within two weeks.
I am now 4 years on and in fantastic shape. He has given me a new lease of life totally pain free.
Three years after surgery my knee feels entirely normal. I just finished a 10 km marathon in Toronto for charity . All possible because of your surgical skills.
Thank you for preserving my meniscus and making possible for me to return to long distance running.