To say Dr. Harris is an excellent doctor, would be a considerable understatement. I traveled from the Midwest to see him due to issues with my hip. He not only discovered the problems causing my symptoms, but also understood the underlying issue itself. I had seen a number of specialists and it wasn’t until I saw this one, that I finally started getting a more defined solution. Some doctors wish to keep treating and trying options when they have shown not to work for that patient. After exhausting all options, this doctor was fantastic and knew when to refer me on to another provider. It was not that he couldn’t fix my problem. He certainly did that with the arthroscopy! However, due to my genetic disorder, there were other issues later on. When my ligaments stretched back out due to Ehlers-Danlos, which Dr. Harris also discovered, but the other issues healed, he knew other options were necessary.
“The definition of ignorance is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a new result.”
Dr. Harris knew that my case was nowhere near textbook. (History of cancer in right hip with surgeries and radiation - years prior, lymphedema in entire right leg ). He also knew when it was time to try something else. As someone who has seen a number of doctors in my life, to find a doctor that knew it was time to let someone else try the other option, is not something that happens often. However, as the patient, that is something else for which I am extremely grateful!
I was then referred to another surgeon (Dr. Park) for a total hip replacement, (another absolutely excellent provider at HMH)!
Had it not been for Dr. Harris’ determination, consideration, and education, I simply would not be walking today. Had it not been for him and Dr. Park to have worked on my case, I would not be walking today. I’m thankful I was led to this hospital and this and their other providers. After being off and on crutches for about three years, I can finally walk again - without them.
I was truly blessed to be seen and cared for at this hospital. I cannot recommended Dr. Harris enough for your hip issues!!! At HMH, you receive a far higher quality of care. When it comes to your quality of life, I find that to be of great importance.
If you want to try to preserve your hip joint(s), Dr. Harris is the one to see!!! Although we could not prevent the replacements for myself, had my connective tissue disorder not been an issue - I fully believe the hips would have been preserved. That has simply nothing to do with his quality of treatment. But what does have to do with his quality of treatment is the fact that he helped me. I learned about my genetic disorder, was referred on the the correct other specialists, and now I can walk - that was a great goal to reach! Because of the collaboration, I don’t have to suffer from my hips’ problems that existed for the past several years.
Dr. Harris is fantastic! I highly recommend seeing him for your hip preservation treatment!