Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
- Knee and double hip replacement
“Recent partial knee replacement for me was as positive an experience as it could be. It was done at Red Cedar Clinic near my home. I was in, out and back home within hours. PT person arrived the same day to get me started on recovery and came to my home for the next 4 days. A nurse made a visit the day after my procedure to confirm all went well with the procedure. The first five days after procedure I did not need to leave home if I choose to do so. It was as if the whole medical team followed me home. In subsequent weeks I keep up with physical therapy at Physical Therapy Associates in Okemos (also near my home). That group was also on top of their game and contributed greatly to my speedy recovery. I recommend this system to all of Dr. Mesko's patients !”
- Total Hip Replacement
“Dr. Mesko, his office staff and all of the professionals at Mclaren were absolutely amazing. From the first appointment, through surgery and recovery, everyone was incredibly professional and extremely personable. I knew exactly what to expect throughout the entire process and the recovery time has been flawless. I am grateful for the experience and appreciate how I was treated, the level of communication throughout and the THR execution. While I don't wish surgery on anyone, going to Dr Mesko and Mclaren should ultimately be your first and only destination.”
- Shoulder Reconstruction
So it was just a year ago since I had my first ever motorcross race that ended up requiring an ambulance ride due to a broken scapula and collar bone after failed landing on a 110+ ft jump.
Luckily, I was contacted by Dr Noud that night of my injury and after speaking to him I felt very confident that he could offer me the best recovery possible do to his knowledge and experience with shoulder injuries. He was honest, professional and was very eager to see my progress each visit which motivated me even more to keep up on all of my "homework" aka mobility stretches to get my movement back.
It's been a year later and I've completed in five races this season finishing 9th, 4th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in my class so far(still looking for that 1st place finish). In other words I may have not learned my lesson but I couldnt be more satisfied with the recovery I achieved with Dr. Noud's help.
John R. Graham
- Bilateral Knee replacement
“I am a obese person. I also led an active life in the U.S. Army, Law Enforcement, Fire, and E.M.S/E.M.T. basic. In short, my knees took a beating. My treatments included physical therapy, injections, four arthroscopic surgeries. Then I researched knee replacements. The orthopedic surgeon I dealt with did not like to do replacements on persons below sixty years.
I then sought a second opinion from Dr. Taunt. His candor, was refreshing. The end outcome? I ended up with two knee replacements. Best decision I ever made. His surgical expertise, infection control techniques, and excellent office staff combined for an favorable outcome.
Thank you Dr. Taunt. Every time I dealt with you was a positive experience. I also appreciate the mentorship you provide. Those students learn much more than surgical techniques. They learn to respect patients, tolerate questions, and to do what is in the best interest of the patients.
I don't give praise often. When I do, it is heartfelt and sincere. Perhaps a little verbose though... ”
- Knee Replacement
“I was a young 55 year old woman ready to be pushed around in a wheelchair, I was no longer able to put up w/this delbitating knee pain! Dr. Mesko, you have no idea what you have done for me! After both knee replacements this past summer, I am walking a mile every day so far! I will dance at my son's wedding in May next year! I could'nt walk across the street, before surgery. Now I can't stop walking!!! From the bottom of my heart, Thank-You So So Much Dr J. Mesko!!!
- reconstruction of my big toe on left foot
“ 8-20-2014 Dr. Swords did a wonderful job of taking out an existing implant, with bone graft and removal of Hardware-MPS, I found him very caring, excellent bedside manner, confident and he knows what he is doing. I can now walk without any pain, but I am still healing and look forward to dancing again.
He is my number one choice. Thank you Dr. Swords”
“I had knee surgery last fall--It was a decision that I would not change a thing about it--my life is very much improved!! Dr Mesko and his staff have been phenomenal!!
Then I had a minor set back in January--no infection or anything like that--but I saw Dr Mesko in the afternoon and by 7pm I was on my way to surgery. Thank you much to Dr Mesko, his surgery scheduler, Bobby (PA), Denise (PA) and Sam. You all made it such a positive experience and outcome--Can't thank you all enough and how much everything you did for me was very appreciated!!
- Hip Replacement
“Less than five months after the right hip replacement I was able to complete a 21 mile rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon in a single day. Special thanks to Dr. Cochran and staff for making the impossible - possible.”
- Hip Replacement
“At age 54, I could no longer bear the pain of osteoarthritic hips. Dr. Mesko, who I must add is an amazing physician performed two total hip replacements six weeks apart. What a relief!
After brief physcial therapy in the hospital I was home and moving about freely. Six weeks later I had the second hip replaced and came home after two days and began my healing process.
After a week using the walker, I was using my cane and quickly began to get my life back. Now I can enjoy gardening, dancing and walking as well as many other activities pain free.
Thank You Dr. Mesko and all of your wonderful office staff!”
- Knee Replacement
“Currently 64 years old, my knee replacement was completed in May 2011. Rheumatoid Arthritis had destroyed the knee God gave me and I am so grateful to have a new one. Due to Dr. Taunt and his team my recovery has been extrordinary and so quick. Within 3 weeks of surgery I was halfway through PT, used a cane only in crowds, had a little stiffness, but no pain or limp. Now after 8 weeks I am limited by nothing, climbed up and down the Jackson Cascades last weekend, and have completely resumed by caregiving duties to husband, mother,and mother-in-law. Praise the Lord for your skill and artistry Dr. Taunt. When my left knee gives out I will be back...Thank you!”
- Surgical Treatment
“Thanks to Dr. Taunt I'll be able to have fun with the grandkids again next summer! Great results! I was up and around in no time! And thanks to P.A. Kevin, and the entire staff too!”
- Hip Replacement
“Thank you Dr. Mesko. I had no idea how much flexability I had lost, nor how much pain I had been in, until you replaced my hip. Even at 66 I can expect to ride my horse for another 10 years!”
- Knee Replacement
“Words can't express all my gratitude and admiration for your skills and knowledge as an Orthopedic Surgeon. I know there are so many patients that feel the same way. All of us benefit big time from your skills and professionalism.
For many years I was suffering from my left knee to the point that lately I was almost disabled from that leg. On April-7-2011 I had my total knee replacement performed by you, what a blessing, right away after I recovered from the anesthesia no more pain on that knee, zero pain!
The following day I was able to move my knee and was doing so well that the same day, one after the surgery, I was discharged from the hospital to go home.
The following week after the surgery I started attending physiotherapy at Sparrow and the Physiotherapists there were amazed by the mobility that I already had in my new knee.
In less than three weeks after the surgery I was able to walk a little bit without even the cane and my brand new zero miles knee feels strong and safe.
All the time when people that I know ask me, who is your Doctor and I tell them "Dr Mesko"! Most people tell me the same: I have heard that this Doctor has extraordinary surgical results for his patients. This time I have witnessed this first hand with my own case.
Dr. Mesko on behalf of myself and my loved ones thanks a lot for the improvement you bring to the quality of my life with this surgery.
Many thanks too to all the personnel in your office at the professional building, all of them are very nice and helpful all the time.
I am forever very grateful.”
M.Z. - Age 54
- Knee Replacement
“Thank you Dr. Taunt and your exceptional team! I was 54 years old and very apprehensive about having a total knee replacement. Chronic knee pain had eroded the very active lifestyle that I once enjoyed. Yesterday,I walked downtown pain free. If I had it to do all over again? I'd do it sooner. Would I choose Dr. Taunt again? Absolutely!”
- Partial Knee Replacement
“Please let Dr. Taunt know that I was able to use an elliptical today one week after partial knee replacement surgery. Please tell him I said thanks for doing such a fantastic job on my knee.”