Patient Stories

R. Brick Campbell, MD

Thanks to my care at OrthoVirginia, I can...let the healing begin and begin to do the things I love again.

I came and saw Dr. Campbell as a second opinion after I had surgery done by another surgeon and the surgery didn't resolve the issue. I was super impressed during my initial appointment. Dr. Campbell took the time to answer ever single ridiculous question I had. He made me feel like he was there to help me and that I was the only person that mattered. He went through my options going forward. I told him I wanted to move forward with him and we agreed on the surgery. September 2018 I was supposed to have a High Tibial Osteotomy. Once again, I would be super impressed. He took me into the operating room prepared to do the procedure. But instead ended up waking me up 45 minutes later without doing the procedure because he felt all it would have done is shifted where I felt the pain and wouldn't have resolved the issue. So I had my follow up a few weeks later and we agreed to move forward with a knee replacement. I am only 36 so we both were trying to avoid it but there were no other options. December 2018 - a couple days before Christmas I had my knee replaced. I had my 6 week follow up this week. I was super frustrated and discouraged because of the complications I am having. But - for a 3rd time - I would be blown away by Dr. Campbell. I never came right out and said I was frustrated but it was very obvious. He told me that he wasn't disappointed by the progress I've made and that I shouldn't be either. And he told me it's his job to guide me through this start to finish and it's my job to do what I am supposed to do to make it successful but that I shouldn't stress about the complications or setbacks because that's his role - not mine. He also told me to not compare myself or my recovery to anyone else's. I had been discouraged for a couple weeks so the fact he took the time to have that dialogue with me really shifted the paradigm of my mindset and emotional state in a way that I didn't know was possible. I am forever grateful for everything Dr. Campbell has done for me so far and would recommend him to anyone!