At Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists we've treated thousands of patients with dedication, compassion, experience and superior quality. Below are just a few of the many kind words that we've received in return. We look forward to treating you with the same level of excellence.
"When my knee pain worsened, I knew the time had come for a total knee replacement and Dr. Vikoren and his staff at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists were there. Everyone was extremely accommodating and competent throughout the entire process, helping me make the decision for a total knee replacement without pressure. Iíve had other surgical procedures performed by BCOS that were also successful. I would highly recommend BCOS to address all your orthopedic needs"
- Enrico Vetri
"Dear Dr. Handy, just a few words to let you know that I am back to playing golf after just 6 months. The surgery you performed on my shoulder was a great success. I appreciate your care and wonderful skill. I never thought at my age that I would be pain free. Many, many thanks"
- Bob Monetti
"It has been almost a year since Dr. Handy operated on my ACL and I just wanted to say thank you! I ended up committing to Eastern Michigan University to do gymnastics. I also competed all 4 events at the States and Regionals and was an alternate for nationals. Thanks for everything you did to help me!"
- Allison Smith
"Dr. Vikoren replaced my hip 3 weeks ago, yesterday I rode my motorcycle. Fantastic results, nice guy, very professional. What else could you want? I highly recommend Dr. Thomas Vikoren."
- Ray Stillwell
My experience with Dr. Thomas H. Vikoren, Simply PHENOMENAL
"I am Arthur B. Corona, a 70-year man who was referred to Dr Vikoren by my Family Physician in mid-November of 2015. The X-Rays indicated that I was suffering from severe Osteoarthritis of the right hip for a significant period of time.
My original plan was to interview 3 prominent orthopedic surgeons in the Doylestown, North Philadelphia areas, with Dr Vikoren being the first on the list and then select the one who had all the answers and all the respective supportive rational as well.
Having worked intimately with surgeons in the Operating Room for over 40 years in all major surgery disciplines, I was confident that I would have extremely substantive discussions regarding the surgeons experience, patient safety, positive history of outcomes and technology. This included his surgical approach, implant design and material.
All these questions and concerns were addressed in full by Dr. Vikoren, I immediately scheduled the preliminary Physical Therapy interview and selected the DASH program recommended by Dr. Vikoren, which was an accelerated PT recovery program. Needless to say, I cancelled the other two appointments with the other surgeons on my list.
The surgery was performed on 12/29/2015 at 7am under general anesthesia, it took a little over an hour, and was walking using a walker soon after leaving recovery for my hospital room for an overnight stay. I had an IMMEDIATE relief of pain, an unbelievable, life changing experience.
I went home the following day after a detailed instructional review of what my limitations would be for the next 2 weeks and some initial stretching exercises.
I arrived in the Hospital Physical Therapy department two days later, Friday 1/2/2016, and began the DASH program which was truly amazing. Jen Heilman and Morgan Powis , my therapists, had me walking 12 days later without any assistance, NO walker, NO cane. This entire PT process here was twice a week for the 8 weeks. These ladies were truly extraordinary effective professionals.
At my 2-week postoperative visit, Dr Vikoren allowed me to drive and fly as long as I was not violating my motion restrictions, was doing all my exercises as well as other instructions given to me for continued safety and recovery.
At the 2-month postoperative visit with Dr. Vikoren, ALL restrictions were lifted on my motion and activity.
Anyone who is considering Total Joint Replacement of the Hip or Knee MUST speak with Dr. Vikoren, you owe it to yourself."
- Art Corona
"Hoping to train for my next half marathon without the usual injuries that had plagued me whenever I increased volume and intensity. I tried a running analysis at Fitness Physical Therapy to identify and proactively deal with the weaknesses in my running mechanics. The therapist listened, watched and filmed as I ran; then made recommendations. The results were amazing! I trained injury-free and two months later ran the best half marathon of my life. I had given up all expectations of a personal record, but that's what I did on my 8th half - I ran 1:48:34 - a 75-second PR at age 57! My medal belongs to Fitness PT!"
- Jolene Pastoor
"I wanted to make you aware of the outstanding physical therapy I received from your team at the Doylestown Wellness Center for a broken clavicle. Everything about my recovery was well planned. Your team has a great attitude; it was actually fun to go to therapy. From my initial evaluation done by Karen Bagnardi to working with my primary therapist, Dawn Campbell, the whole process was professional and well planned. I recovered quickly to almost where I was before. Dawn gave me a great home regimen that will have me back to 100% in no time!"
- Tim White, Willow Grove, PA
"Dawn Campbell knows every spot in the body, has wonderful hands, is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and is just an all-around terrific and capable person. I have had a number of orthopedic problems over the past 10 years, and she has helped me with all of them, from my back to my shoulder, my neck to my foot. I could barely move after I hurt my back five years ago. Dawn worked with me in the office, gave me a whole series of exercises to do at home and followed through with me every step of the way."
- Ruth Boonin, Warrington, PA
"Florida is much nicer this year. I think of you every time I walk onto the tennis court. I'm even thinking of taking up golf now."
"...there was never a doubt in my mind as to how surgery was to proceed before, during, after, and discharge for home care."
"I spent about 18 months researching my osteoarthritis...my conclusion was that the best was right in my backyard: Doylestown Hospital."
"Thank you for helping me get my life back and speeding my recovery."