I am a fifty-three year old physician from Peru. At the age of two, I suffered from the Polio virus, which resulted in leg and hip disparity. I am also a mother of two, and soon after giving birth to my second child, I began to have pain in my back and in my left hip, the one that was not impaired by the Polio virus. I suffered severe pain for many years and only started looking for different opinions from accredited doctors within the area only two years ago.

The final verdict was that I needed a hip replacement on my good leg. Apparently, the hip had worn out over the years from trying to compensate for the lack of strength in my other leg that was affected by polio. As you can imagine, many fearful thoughts came to my mind, until one day a recommendation came to me: Dr. William Leone, one of the best orthopedic surgeons in all of Florida. When I attended my first appointment with him, his staff accommodated my needs and I did not wait a long time to see him. He established a personal relationship with me immediately. Dr. Leone worked in a very professional manner and performed a meticulous exam. Just with this single meeting with Dr. Leone, I already knew that he would be a caring and compassionate doctor willing to help me with everything I needed.

My concerns of any post surgery complications went away because I immediately knew I was in good hands. Thanks to him, I can now walk again without any pain. I highly recommend him as an orthopedic surgeon. His credentials, bedside manners and professionalism are all of very high standards. I am sure that he will continue to change many lives for the better in the years to come. Thanks to you and your staff for improving my physical abilities in giving me a new hip.


Diana Franchini, MD