How can you begin to write a review for a physician who not only saved your limb, but literally saved your life? My right knee replacement became severely infected and had to be removed and replaced with an antibiotic spacer after which I underwent two rounds of IV antibiotic therapy. My wife and I were advised my options were fusion of the knee joint or an above-the-knee amputation requiring a prosthetic device. At that point, we obtained a second opinion from Dr. Romer. We explained what was important to us – traveling and participating in our grandchildren’s activities – and how limiting either of those options would be. Dr. Romer listened to us and while he didn’t make any promises, he agreed to explore other options. In the end, Dr. Romer agreed to reconstruct my knee with Marlex mesh and reimplant the knee replacement. After this successful knee replacement and reconstruction, I developed a pseudoaneurysm which was life-threatening. Dr. Romer worked with a vascular surgeon at MVH to repair the femoral arteries and remove the hematoma which literally saved my life. During this entire process, Dr. Romer listened to us, answered our questions in an easy-to-understand manner, contacted us personally before and after surgery and continued to monitor my condition. In addition to his exceptional skill as a surgeon, I can’t begin to explain how caring, committed, and empathetic Dr. Romer is. Dr. Romer didn’t shy away from the hard discussions, but above all, he listened to us and what we wanted our life to look like in our retirement years and used his exceptional skill to make that vision a reality.
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Had my 6 week check up today with Dr Bauman on my left knee replacement. I feel great. No pain. Dr Bauman also done my right knee in 2015 . I highley recomend Dr. Bauman. Expained & answered questions. Took care of everything with tests, scheduling. All i had to do was show up. Main thing is do your therapy. Thanks for my new knee Dr Bauman.
Dr. Romer made me feel comfortable about having my left knee replaced. He explained everything making sure I had no questions about what to expect. Surgery was at 9:00 and at 2:00 I walked to the car to go home. I have always recovered from surgery quickly and when I felt I wasn’t healing fast enough he assured me I was doing very well. That put my mind at ease. He explained again the how long it takes for the muscles to regain their strength. He understood what I needed to to hear. So, would I recommend him, absolutely!! In fact, he will be replacing my right knee later on this year. Two functioning knees!! I can get back to living my life! It doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks Dr. Romer! Yay
It has been almost a year since I had a total right knee replacement performed by Dr. Ryan Bauman. I love my new knee! I received excellent pre-op and post-op care. Dr. Bauman explained the procedure well to me and answered my questions. I chose to go to the Greater Dayton Surgery Center for the procedure. Everyone I encountered — from the person at the front desk to the anesthesiologist and the nurses who cared for me — were outstanding. I also appreciate the very detailed information I was given to (1) help me prepare for the surgery and (2) provide insight into what to expect during the recovery process. I extend my sincere appreciation to all of you for being dedicated professionals.
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Dr. Romer was very professional but at the same time easy to understand an gained my confidence quickly. He guided me through the process, explaining everything in a way I understood. The surgery went GREAT! I walked to the car after knee surgery. I used a walker for 2 days, a cane for 2 days and have been walking on my own since. not out 3 weeks and this half knee is amazing. the pain and discomfort is minimal. I highly recommend Dr. Romer. I also would recommend the Surgery Center. Great care!
Everybody was friendly and professional
Can walk again without pain