My name is Roberto Sotomayor, 43-years-old, married and father of 3 children. I am a success story. I was born with a medical condition known as Congenital Hip Luxation. As a child, I underwent numerous (approximately 7 or 8) corrective surgical procedures in my native Peru. As a result of my last procedure, my left hip became fixed in the bone socket. I was unable to lift my left leg and the muscles in my leg did not develop properly.
As a result of this dreadful outcome, I endured a lot of physical challenges and severe pain throughout my life. Severe arthritis developed, and ultimately I required a total hip replacement on both hips.
After I met Dr. Leone, I immediately recognized his gift, experience, dedication and compassion. I knew in my heart then that I was going to be all right.
Dr. Leone successfully performed a total hip replacement on my right leg. My quality of life was significantly improved. The biggest challenge was yet to come! The pain from my left leg had extended to my lower back, my neck and shoulders. There were many days that I simply could not get out of bed. I required a very risky and highly complicated total left hip replacement. Once again, I turned to Dr. Leone. One of the surgeries performed as a child resulted in my femur bone healing in a twisted, rotated position. Dr. Leone was able to correct the deformity; the results to me are nothing short of a miracle. My surgery has been successful.
It has been a little over a year since my surgery, and I have been pain free for the first time in my life. I remember telling Dr. Leone that this is the first time that I can recall not experiencing any pain while sleeping. I am back to enjoying life and my family. I have even taken on new tasks, such as putting on my socks without assistance, sitting straight, driving a manual transmission car and going for walks. I am very grateful to the Lord for leading me to Dr. William Leone and his staff.
Your most sincere patient,