Body Restored, Dreams Realized.“After a climbing accident on Mt. Kilimanjaro 2.5 years ago, Dr. Chad Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS rebuilt my foot—and I want to thank him again for all he’s done for me. Since my surgery, I have been able to continue my triathlon passion. I have competed in three Half-Ironman competitions and several half marathons since my surgery. Recently, I was able to achieve a dream when I completed a full Ironman Triathlon. This has been my goal for the past 10 years, and without Dr. Rappaport, it would never have been possible. Dr. Rappaport, thank you so much for your expertise, care, and compassion. You are a fine surgeon, and your patients are truly blessed to be under your care. I am ever so grateful for you, and wish you all the best!”
Hully Malone Hoover
Quality Care From a Winning Team“I came to the Center in so much pain that Dr. Golz personally walked me up to your office. I have been raving about the treatment I got from your staff. First, the receptionist was clearly understanding of my pain and went out of her way for me. Then, I met Kendall—who could not do enough for me and had concern on her face like my daughter would have. The x-ray tech was also kind. Yesterday I went in for my appointment only to find out I was a week early. Again, the receptionist went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and to try to accommodate me. You can imagine my surprise about all of this treatment, which is not typical of medical staff. I always try to make time to give accolades and kudos, so please extend my gratefulness for the kindness extended to me by you and your staff. Keep up the good work. It is greatly appreciated!”
Laying the Groundwork for Healing“Dr. Kayal is simply the best. I am feeling unbelievably great—so thanks! Anyone who sees me walk would have no idea I had knee surgery less than one week ago. Some stiffness, sure, but it’s much better than I ever would have imagined so soon after having the procedure. Some good, old-fashioned hard work in physical therapy and I should be, as you say, “back in the game."
There is No Time for Down Time“I’ve been involved in the family produce business since I was only three—but decades of heavy lifting, standing in the cold, and working the retail floor took their toll on my body. After years of nagging, daily hip pain, I could hardly walk. When I saw the skilled, genuine care that Dr. Robert Kayal gave my wife during her knee surgery, I had no doubt that he was the surgeon to trust for my total hip replacement. From his skill in the operating room to his frequent, thorough follow-ups, I felt like he was my family, country doctor. You just don’t find doctors like Dr. Kayal anymore. Healing was fast, and I was back at the WNBC studios in three short weeks. Now I feel younger, I walk with ease, and I’m 100% pain-free. Even my customers and TV viewers notice the difference. Best of all, Dr. Kayal has me back on the field with my grandchildren instead of sitting on the bench. He’s changed my life, on camera and off. It’s amazing!”
Customized Care with a Personal Touch“Having hardly missed a beat, I’m now home exercising and walking, while recovering nicely from my left total knee replacement (Zimmer Persona) on August 15, 2013. Yes—just ten days ago. From Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD and the surgical staff performing yet another of his ‘small miracles,’ to the loving, professional care of everyone I encountered at the Chilton Total Joint Center, the entire event exceeded my every expectation. My anesthesiologist was especially helpful and understanding in supporting my philosophy relating to sedation. The Chilton Joint Center is a credit to the Chilton Hospital. I would not hesitate to recommend the Chilton Joint Center to friends and family.”
New Knees. New Lease on Life.“Where do I begin when a simple ‘thank you’ is not enough? Though I had seen many orthopedists regarding my knee replacement, Dr. Codel had recommended you as the surgeon I should consider for my surgery. I often wonder where I would be or how I would feel if I did not have you as my surgeon. From my initial visit, I felt the warmth, sincerity and professionalism among your staff. I remember how you entered the examining room with a smile that eased my insecurity. While in the room, we talked and had x-rays. Immediately, I decided to schedule my knee replacement surgery. Your kindness, reassurance and experience finalized my decision. After the success of the first replacement, I was so eager to have the other knee replacement that I requested an earlier surgery date. Here I am, today, walking without pain. Because of you, I have the ability to walk again. I think your tune-up will allow me to have some extra miles on my life. I pray God blesses you so that you can continue to help other patients as you have helped me. With much appreciation!”
84 Years Young — and Feeling Great!“About three years ago I was having problems with my knee, and my sister-in-law recommended Dr. Kayal. The pain was so bad that I could not walk or do stairs. I was even losing weight. I went to see Dr. Kayal. He is such a pleasant man; very caring and easy to talk to.I ended up having two knee replacements done with Dr. Kayal. Now I am able to walk with no pain, go shopping, and sleep through the night. I did not even need any pain meds. I also just had a shoulder replacement done—at the age of 84. My shoulder and arm no longer have any pain. These surgeries were the best things I could have ever done. Thanks to Dr. Kayal, I have my life back. I recommend him to everyone! He is marvelous.”