I injured my right shoulder in about 1999 or 2000. I put off having surgery for many years, but after about 12 years of the shoulder getting worse & worse, I decided to consult a doctor. Dr. Toman was recommended by a friend. I was not sure if he would even want anything to do with me. I have had some major health issues over the past 11 years. I have been extremely fortunate over the years in having the best medical care provided to me. Dr. Toman is certainly not the exception. Upon coming back to reality in the recovery room, there were 7 (tiny) puncture wounds over my right shoulder. Dr. Toman confided in me I had one of the worse rotator cuff tears he had worked on. With that thought in mind, I have made a remarkable recovery. I had the surgery on August 18, 2011. I am writing this on January 23, 2012. Without exaggeration, I have almost identical range of motion with each shoulder. With all the research I have done, both before and after the procedure, satisfaction is not the adjective that comes to mind; amazement fits much better. Thanks to Dr. Toman, waxing my boat (among other things) is going to be a much easier task. I just finished giving my 700 sq. ft. dock the 2nd coat of stain/sealer using a roller on a stick. My health issues have not stopped me, it just takes a little longer to do things. Dr. Toman returned my shoulder to where I was several years ago.
Dr. Toman; thank you. I do not see how this surgery could have been any more of a success.