"Dr. Rahhal at the first visit explained what was to be done including showing the shoulder replacement parts. He also explained what he was going to do to avoid potential problems. He did not rush me with all my questions. The recommendation of using a passive machine immediately made a tremendous difference in my fast recovery. I did not use any pain medication after the first 3 days. I am extremely pleased with his care and the results." – Myron K.
"My daughter tore her ACL & had surgery to repair. Dr. Rahhal has been a wonderful doctor, explaining and answering all of our questions from pre-op to post. His team has given the best care we could of asked for." – Carah B.
"Very good, explained what my problem was and gave me an injection and that worked." – Robert H.
"Very understanding of my situation in the recommendation of treatment and future treatment.
Also the coordination by the support staff is amazing. Don't start a lengthy magazine article in the waiting room....you won't finish it!" – Charles C.
"My family and I are long time patients of Dr. Rahhal. I was treated recently for a meniscus tear in my knee which resulted in arthroscopic surgery. The results of the surgery were great, back to nearly full activity is just 2-3 weeks. Dr. Rahhal and his staff were very friendly and efficient in the whole process from diagnosis, scheduling of surgery, surgical procedure, to rehab. It was a great experience and resolved my pain. My experience at Oklahoma Surgical Hospital was outstanding as well. Thank you to Dr. Rahhal and your staff!" – Mark C.
"Dr. Rahhal saw me on an emergency basis and truly met me at my point of need the night before Thanksgiving. I had fractured my femur and radius badly. He did surgery within hours of my accident on my leg and splinted my fractured wrist. Rarely, and unfortunately, do you feel true empathy to your medical needs in today's healthcare. This certainly wasn't the case with Dr. Rahhal. I could see in his eyes the pain and uncertainty I was feeling. I will never be able to thank him enough for what he did for me." – Kevin R.
"My daughter tore her ACL playing soccer. Dr. Rahhal was able to see her quickly after I called and got her into surgery quickly also. He was wonderful and did a great job. All of the staff members we talked to were friendly as well. We love EOOC and would and have recommended them." – Kelly
"My experience at EOOC could not have been better! Over the years, I have consulted 6 doctors and used the rehab facilities. I don't believe that I could have gotten better results anywhere else. Everyone that I came into contact with treated me with respect. A fine organization!" – Dan Y.
"To rate the experience for all the staff of EOOC, I would rate it 10, the best doctor and staff I ever had! Thank you for fixing my shoulder!" – Frank W.
"Had an accident that caused severe rotator cuff damage. The surgery and follow up care has been a definite 10. Dr. Rahhal is definitely the go to doctor if one needs shoulder surgery." - Wendall H.
" My first experience with EOOC was several years ago with Dr. Jay Lorton who treated every increasing pain in my left knee. He is a wonderful person and doctor and helped relieve the pain with injections and arthroscopic surgery to trim damaged cartilage. Results were very good but we both knew that might be a temporary fix. Fortunately at the time I didn't need—or want—to have a full knee replacement. My knee was much better, but still bothersome. Then about a year or two later I saw an ad in the paper for a presentation regarding "MAKOplasty", a new computer / robot-assisted surgery for less than full knee replacements. I attended the session and one of the presenters was Dr. Chris Browne. It sounded great to me and I was extremely impressed with the presentation. I discussed my enthusiasm for this procedure with Dr. Lorton. At the time, Dr. Lorton did not do MAKOplasty procedures and recommended I see Dr. Browne.
Dr. Browne, also a terrific individual and marvelous surgeon, confirmed I was a good candidate for the MAKOplasty partial knee replacement procedure and I had it done in late 2012 with fantatic results!
As promised, unlike a full knee replacement, I was able to put full weight on the knee the next day and after just six weeks of working through the very reasonable postoperative pain and concentrated recuperation excercises, I was pretty much back to full use of my knee with virtually no pain. It was amazing as I had helped my mother-in-law through a 6 MONTH+ recuperation from a full knee replacement. What a difference!
In early 2013 I had my right knee done, same as the left, just the inner surface. Once again wonderful results with the MAKOplasty surgery. I'd never know I had anything other than a normal knee since it feels the same. I do have some arthritis elsewhere so I take a little daily medication but for the most part, every day I have ZERO pain in my knees. So thanks to Dr. Browne and his great staff for their marvelous talent and wonderful care.
Speaking of wonderul care, kudos to the entire staff at Oklahoma Surgical Hospital where I had my surgery. My wife and mother-in-law also have had surgeries there and it is a remarkably impressive difference from a "normal" hospital. My stays were just overnight—much shorter than theirs—but I highly recommend that facility.
My second incident was more recent: For some unknown reason my right shoulder tightened up (impingement) and resulted in loss of motion and very painful movement. Dr. Browne recommended I see Dr. Scott Rahhal who is a shoulder specialist. He is another great person and, like Drs. Lorton and Browne, very easy to talk with. Dr. Rahhal diagnosed the problem and felt it could be corrected with just physcial therapy. What a relief; no surgery needed. Sure enough, with wonderful treatments by PT Assessment specialist Kristin Mitchell at the EOOC PT facility, I have regained full, pain-free use of my right shoulder.
In summary, I can't say enough about the wonderful care and results I've had with EOOC doctors and staff. And here's a bonus: Unlike another organization our family dealt with in years past, there have been NO excessive waiting periods either in the reception area or in the exam rooms. Sure, occassional waits, but even in those cases less than 15 minutes from anticipated times." – Steve G.
"In late July 2013, a large tree branch slammed into my left thigh. The assumption in the ER at a hospital in another town was that the thigh was badly bruised, but that the femur had not been broken. There was significant swelling, which abated after about seven days, but I noticed that the leg did not have its usual strength when attempting to stand. I went through a few weeks of therapy, aimed at strengthening the muscle, but there was no improvement. Finally, on October 16, 2013, I had an appointment with Dr. Scott Rahhal. He looked at my leg and immediately asked what was the lump on my thigh just above my knee. I told him that I did not know. He told me that it was my quadriceps tendon, ripped from the patella. He suggested surgery for the following week. The procedure was explained to me, and the next week, I arrived for surgery. Everyone from the desk personnel, to the nurses and doctors, treated me very well. Dr. Rahhal reattached the quadriceps, and follow-up visits were scheduled to ensure that the tendon was healing. Now, at almost a year since the procedure, my leg is fine. Even though Dr. Rahhal is a Sooner, he does exceptionally fine work, and I have recommended him to several people. Good job, sir, good job!!!" -- Dr. P. Hately
"Dr. Emel first diagnosed me with frozen shoulder after a few rounds of cortisone and physical therapy with Omar, but I still was not much better. I was then referred to Dr. Rahhal for more physical therapy. I am restricted to no NSAID's, due to renal issues, which prohibits a lot of medications and therapies. Next, I had an MRI done, and discussion with the doctor. We decided surgery for impinchment and burrs. It was a long healing process, but Kristen kicked butt-so-to-speak. She kept my spirits up, and after 4 months, I was released. I felt kind of sad, but knew this was the progression. I was stronger, and had built up my core and stamina. Everyone is so nice and cordial, and I received many hugs when I left. Dr. Rahhal was upfront, and told me it could be up to a year before I felt like taking the world on. Although I still experience soreness, the entire experience was painful for awhile, but in the long run, I am happy with the decision to have the surgery." -- Belinda B.
"Erin has already shared her experience last March after she finished basketball season. But I would like for you to share the following with Dr. Rahhal. With good intentions, we really wanted to bring the attached pictures by ourselves, but time has not permitted us to do so. Dr. Rahhal repaired Erin's ACL, MCL, and meniscus after a basketball injury on November 14, 2012. She missed her entire freshman season of basketball and track secondary to the injury. After 6 months of post-op rehab, and continued maintenance, Erin successfully played varsity basketball for her high school team in the 2013-2014 season. She also hurdled her 2014 track season, and won state in class 4A. She is now a 2-time state champion in the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. Without a doubt, Dr. Rahhal played a huge role in her recovery and success. Attached is a picture of her running her 100m finals, complete with her scar on her lead leg. We would love for Dr. Rahhal to know the depth of our gratitude, and we don't hesitate to recommend him to others who are in need." -- Erin's Mother
"I have full confidence in Dr. Rahhal’s abilities. He is also a very pleasant person. He suggested I try physical therapy on my shoulder, in hopes of avoiding surgery to remove bone spurs. The therapy is working. The physical therapists at EOOC have amazed me with the progress I have made." -- Jack H.
"I tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus on November 1, 2012. I was a freshman in high school and had just earned a spot on the varsity basketball team. I was devastated. I also ran hurdles in track and remained undefeated through my junior high career. After the MRI confirmed what Dr. Rahhal felt was wrong, I did not know what to expect about getting back to my sports. However, Dr. Rahhal took the time to review my goals, options, and my rehabilitation plan with me. I just finished my sophomore season of varsity basketball and will run my first track meet on March 13, 2014. I'm running hurdles, my knee feels great, and I do not even feel like I've missed a year on the track. I value the post care Dr. Rahhal impressed upon me when I was discharged and remain faithful to my strength and conditioning. I am thankful for Dr. Rahhal's knowledge, care, and confidence in getting me back into basketball and track." -- Erin H.
"My family has been patients at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center since the late 1980’s. My first doctor, and actually my last doctor, to see at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center is Dr. Emel. A fine man and doctor to my sons (soccer, bicycle accidents) and to me. Dr. Mauerman operated on my middle son's elbow after a soccer accident. He was great! This son ended up doing an internship through Holland Hall with Dr. Rahhal. I will never forget the discussion over dinner about the hip replacement he was lucky enough to watch! Dr. Bischoff is a great hand surgeon and did a surgery on each of my thumbs. Dr. Rahhal is GREAT! He did surgery on my shoulder and is currently looking after "older" knees. My experience has been wonderful with all of the doctors we have seen over the years! We would never have made it through the teenage years with three sons without Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center!" -- Patricia R.
"My experience as a patient at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center has been exceptional! My doctor and nursing staff is the best! They are very informative and spend time making sure all my questions are answered. I love the feeling that they really do care about me. The physical therapy staff is great! They make sure I fully understand the exercises I am doing and explain the importance of each of them. The office staff is very helpful and friendly. Anyone we have had any contact with at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center has been eager to help!" -- Brittany B.
"Sixteen years ago in an emergency, Dr Mauerman treated me. I had broken my femur in my left leg in a car accident. After three long months, I was just like new again. So, when my 10-year-old son injured his left elbow in a sporting event, Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center was where I turned to because I knew they would treat him well and get him back in the sport. We are in continued care of physical therapy right now and follow up appointments with Dr. Rahhal. I am very pleased with him, this office, and would be pleased with any doctor we see there." -- Jeannie B.
I have had knee issues on and off for several years. I am an avid runner and Dr. Rahhal and his staff has helped me through several injuries and arthritis issues to accomplish my running goals. (Recently the New York Marathon!) I have the upmost respect and trust for Dr. Rahhal and staff. I know I am getting the best possible care from Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center. – Regina G.
"On November 13th I had outpatient surgery at the Natalie Surgical Center. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience! I was extremely impressed with everyone involved from the admissions desk to the nurse who wheeled me out, and every one in between. I want to give special accolades to Dr. Scott Rahhal and his PA Sharon and their team who specifically were involved with the surgery. They all answered any questions I had and were very professional. This was by far the best surgical/medical experience I have ever had, and I will enthusiastically recommend Saint Francis Hospital and Dr. Rahhal and his staff." -- Duke S.
"I had my first experience with Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center as a 'second opinion' for a shoulder injury that happened to me overseas. After my exam and consultation with Dr. Rahhal, I was convinced that this was the best place to have any kind of orthopedic work done. The therapy staff (particularly Omar and his interns) are second to none. I'd gladly fly from Dubai again to be treated by Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center!" --Steve M.
"In September 2011, I had an ACL surgery on my knee. I went through A LOT of physical therapy and worked really hard to get back to playing football. I missed my entire freshman football season. It was a very long six months. In April 2012, I was released from the doctor to return to football. I was so happy!! Then, three weeks ago, my worst nightmare happened. I tore my ACL again! I will now miss my entire sophomore football season. I am so bummed. I have made the decision to quit football for good. My doctors are so great though. Dr. Pitts was so bummed for me. He knew my mom couldn't wait through the weekend to get the MRI results, so he called in a favor and had the results to us within an hour of the MRI. Then it was back to see Dr. Rahhal. We had a lot of questions about what my options were for my ACL surgery. He talked with us for quite a long time and didn't leave until all our questions were answered. As disappointing as this news was to me and my family and I was mad at Dr. Rahhal because I couldn't understand how this could happen to me again, I still think Dr. Rahhal is one of the best surgeons in Tulsa and Dr. Pitts is the best orthopedic doctor EVER!!" -- Keyton R.