I had a total hip replacement of my right hip after 3 years of debilitation pain and an inability to walk for very long, garden, or exercise like I had been doing. I came to Dr. Darr after researching and talking to several people who either knew him or knew of him and highly recommended him. Dr. Darr offered several options for dealing with the pain and after much consideration by me and my family I opted for total hip replacement. I am now almost a year and a half out from surgery and aside from a little weakness in my hip I am able to walk for hours, exercise once again, do my gardening and sit without pain. Dr. Darr spent quite a lot of time with me during that first appointment explaining the different procedures he is able to provide. I felt that he had a genuine interest in getting me back on my feet and appreciated that he did not pressure me into any one procedure but game me time to go away and make up my own mind. I was nervous about being admitted to a smaller hospital (Fairway Medical Center) but it was explained to me that since this is a surgical center the environment is more sterile than at a larger hospital where all types of cases are admitted. The care there was very good. My home care and therapy was extensive and I was back on my feet in about five days; after two weeks I was back to being able to manage on my own. Follow-up with Dr. Darr has given me time to ask questions that pop up along the way. This, in my opinion, is a stellar orthopedic practice. Having worked in medicine I fully appreciate a large practice such as this one that is enormously busy but runs smoothly and has that quality that makes the patient feel like they are the only patient. This is a credit to the ideal treatment model that Dr. Darr has envisioned and executed. I have referred others to Dr. Darr because he is thorough and can offer a whole host of services that other practices do not. He values research which is always of benefit to the future treatment of orthopedic problems. He is also a very skilled surgeon who made such a great improvement in my quality of life. I will always be grateful to him for the good care he has given to me. My family was also very impressed with him when he spoke to them after my surgery was over.