I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Mark Shekhman and I am indebted to my primary care APRN for recommending him to me. I had been suffering for some time with severe hip pain which increased until I could no longer enjoy my daily walk or climb or descend stairs. I was unable to sleep and dreaded going to bed each night due to pain. I became very discouraged until I had my first consultation with Dr. Shekhman and we discussed my options. After physical therapy and a hip injection failed to give me lasting relief Dr Shekhman and I decided together that surgery was my next step. At this point I was more than ready and I was very grateful to Dr Shekhman for exhausting all other alternatives. His explanation of what was entailed in surgery was clear, comprehensive and encouraging. Dr Shekhman , during surgery,discovered an irregularity in my hip and he was able to correct it and successfully complete my hip replacement.As of today it is only 22 days since my surgery and i am totally amazed at my progress! I have been able to walk without a cane since day 12 and after 15 days I was ok'd to drive! I now drive myself to physical therapy and I am able to perform a complete excercise routine with ease.I am 73 years old, not able to take opiates due to allergies and I have come through this post operative period with only Tylenol and an occasional non-opiate pain killer. I have yet to experience pain above a 4 on the 1 to 10 scale! I attribute this to the surgical skill of Dr Shekhman, his support and encouragement of my pre-op excercise regimen involving aquatic therapy and his comprehensive follow-up after surgery. Dr Shekhman is not only a gifted surgeon, but he is also a doctor with a reassuring and compassionate approach; you will leave his office knowing that you have made an excellent choice for your care. I found the perfect doctor and surgeon in Dr Shekhman and I would recommend him to anyone seeking relief from chronic hip pain. Thanks to Dr Shekhman I look forward,once again, to an active lifestyle free from debilitating pain!
Exceptionally skilled surgeon. After many years of lower back pain I found myself at a standstill. Dr. Kruger was recommended to me by 2 medical professionals. I scheduled an appointment. My MRI and X-rays pinpointed the problem. Dr. Kruger explained the required surgery noting that this condition would only get worse over time and the surgery was the only way to fix it. I had the operation,almost a month ago. Each day I feel stronger and walk a little farther. Not a small feat for someone hardly moving prior to the procedure. If you are looking for a highly skilled surgeon complete with a team of extremely knowledgable and dedicated staff both in his office and at the Spinal Institute at Saint Francis Hospital look no further. Would I recommend him? I already have and will continue to do so!
Dr Kruger and his staff were awesome. Had neck surgery almost a year ago and he kept me up to date on everything. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs his services very professional and understanding Jill M
I went to te Rocky Hill office. I loved it. It was snowing Dana and Jeremy helped me in and Dana and Hannah helped me out. Julie was very nice. I liked the Office staff. To me that's very important. the first time I met Dr. Kruger I told another medical professional, "You can tell he knows his stuff." On Friday, he said, "We are going to forego surgery for now." I can't tell you how happy I was to hear that, but also because surgery isn't his first option. He answered all my questions and then listened to my cannibal joke. Q. What did the cannibal's wife do when he came home late for dinner? A. She gave him the cold shoulder!!! He laughed whether out of politeness or because he thought it was funny, he still laughed. He then told me his cannibal joke and then a play on words joke. Between he and his staff, I had a very good and fun visit.
This was my second back procedure performed by Dr Kruger ( both for different issues) . Dr Kruger and his staff are among some of the best. The office takes care of your needs in a timely fashion and are very professional. They really care about how you are doing after the procedure. HIGHLY recommend Dr Kruger and his team.
I was very happy the way everything was explained. Does not beat around the bush, tells it like it is. I will continue to see him for any problems
I am grateful for Dr Kruger and his PA Kelsey. They both took the time to teach me about my pain. They used my imaging to show me why I do not need surgery. The Dr suggests a non Surgical plan- core strengthening, PT and weight loss. I am not going to lie I am relieved I do not need surgery and fearful of the lifestyle changes I need to make to help my pain. I will start with a good physical therapist and core strenthening. I owe it to myself to try hard at this. The time and teaching I received from Dr Kruger made me believe this is my only option for pain relief.
It was a refreshing experience to meet Dr. Kruger. His honesty is refreshing and his approach to treatment is intelligent and concise. As I told him, "I love him!"