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Mario DeStefano

Bayonne, NJ
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I lived with hip pain and walked with a limp for years. Two orthopedic doctors told me that I needed bilateral total hip replacements, but I was too young for the operation and should live with pain for as long as I could. Working as a firefighter, that was not an option. That’s when I called Dr. Nawabi and he suggested hip resurfacing.

I spent a month researching the procedure and worrying if I was making the best decision. Dr. Nawabi did everything to put my wife and I at ease, answered our many questions and even called me at home after hours.

My first operation was the day before my 45th birthday on my right side. The hospital staff were outstanding, caring for all of my needs and pain management. I was home after two days. My second operation was two months after. I was home one day later and then completed six months of physical therapy.

One year later, my x-rays look great and the doctor said I have no restrictions. Dr Nawabi and HSS gave me the confidence to go back to the job that I love.