My husband and I moved to the Port Charlotte area in May of 2011. During the moving process I injured my right hip. I limped through the summer with increasing pain. Worried that I would need a hip replacement, I persevered with the pain. In early September our new neighbor had some arthroscopic work done on his knee by Dr. Toman. After hearing about the personal care and professional service he received I knew it was time to swallow my fear and seek Dr. Toman’s help. My MRI showed that a hip replacement was not necessary. He told me I was too young for that! I totally agreed with him. (I’m 59.) I was scheduled for an arthroscopic repair of a torn Labrum. During the surgery he found more damage than expected. He was able to put me back together. When I went back for my 2 week check up I was 95 percent pain free. I am now 6 weeks post-op and 4 weeks into therapy. I am working with the wonderful staff at SOS regaining the range of motion I lost while I was in so much pain. I’m looking forward to resuming my normal activities without pain. Dr. Toman has given me a new lease on life. I would like to tell anyone who is hesitant about surgery like I was , DON’T PUT IT OFF. The sooner you see Dr. Toman, the sooner you can start really living your life again. He is a very caring man and an excellent physician. He is surrounded by a wonderful office staff. They are helpful and very hardworking.