Patient Stories

Steven S. Hughes, MD

Thanks to my care at OrthoVirginia, I can walk and go places again. Before surgery I had every hard time walking short distances. The pain would be excruciating! A walk from my desk at work to my car could take as long as 20 minutes to complete, now takes less then 5 minutes.

I put off surgery for more than 7 years after reading horror story after horror story about lumbar surgeries gone bad. I met with Dr. Hughes, his confidence, and the attentiveness of his team help me to decide to go forward. I have no regrets at all! I am virtually pain free. I'm back to doing all the things I used to do (a few years back) like shooting hoops with my grandson. I cannot emphasize enough how pleased I am with Dr. Hughes and his staff. They all are very competent, professional and caring people. What seemed like the impossible mow feels like a no brainer! I still cannot believe I waited so long!