Mrs. D. S. (47), Canada, foot and ankle patient: " I never imagined that I would be able to walk barefoot again on river stone "
Date of surgery: January 2016
"I am writing this for anyone who is suffering from foot pain issues and is wondering if they should seek out the services of Dr Thomas Schneider of the Gelenk Klinic in Germany...the answer is a big YES."
I injured my left foot in Sept of 2013 which left me in excruiting and unbearable pain constantly. I did my rounds of seeing many sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, MRI's , X-rays, 4 foot orthopedic surgeons in my Ontario, Canada hometown and 2 surgeons in the States who were unable to figure out what the problem was. After almost 3 years of this pain which left me unable to do any sports, work or even walk properly I decided to seek out Dr Shneider at the Gelenk Klinic in Germany after doing careful research and reading and re-reading their website. Their website was clear and very informative.
My first point of contact was with Claudia Ponert, the clinics very competent and efficient International case manager. She promply answered all my questions and handled all the scheduling and accommodation finding.
Besides being extremely personable, what impressed me the most with my surgeon Dr Schneider was how confident he was that he would be able to help me. He answered all my questions and put me at ease and I felt I was in the best hands.
Eveyone who I came into contact with at the Klinik from the radiologist, the anesthesiologist ,the nurses, the physiotherapists went over and above to put me at ease and were all extremely kind. I was greatly impressed with the clinic itself, clean does not even begin to describe it, my private room was spectacular, the food, the round the clock nurses, my after care, I can't describe how efficient the clinic is run.
Most importantly my surgery was a great success with no problems once I returned back home to Canada. I never imagined that I would be able to walk barefoot again on river stone no less, stand on my tippy toes and wear something other than running shoes. I can"t even thank Dr Schneider enough for giving me my active life back.
I was in a deep depression, on powerfull painkillers for almost 3 years until I made the best decision of my life and seek out Dr Schneider and his team at the Gelenk Klinik. I thank you very much Dr Schneider from the bottom of my heart, you told me after the surgry that my foot would be 90% better but its more like 100% better to me. If I could give more than a 5 star rating I would.