Craig G. Mohler MD
Knee Arthritis, Mechanisms of Failure of Total Joint Replacements, Total Knee Replacements
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Mohler.
“Dr. Mohler performed a full knee replacement (left knee). Exactly 60 days later, my physical therapist (Therapeutic Associates) gave me a full discharge. One week later Dr. Mohler concurred and released me to pursue normal activities. His one proviso was that I wear a hinged knee brace when skiing. This past season I skied 45 pain-free days and am looking forward to a longer season in the future. So far this summer, I have ridden my bike approximately 50 miles. I am completely satisfied with my new knee. I was able to return to a 'normal' life because of one important factor: I prepared my body and especially my left knee before the surgery according to the procedures outlined in the information binder supplied by Slocum. I applied a strenuous post-op regimen as well, meeting or exceeding all the benchmarks. I strongly believe that the success (or failure) of a joint replacement rests with the patient. The Slocum doctors are top shelf, the titanium hardware is excellent. All that remains is for the patient to bring a healthy fit body to the table and commit to following the pre and post op regimens.”
– Tom A.
“Dr Mohler is great. He takes time to explain things to you and truly cares about you as an individual.”
– Laura C.
“Dr. Mohler has replaced both of my hips. I am so thankful to Dr. Mohler and the team for 100% improvement in my life experience and no longer in pain!”
– Sandra N.
“Arthroplasty of right knee done by Dr. Mohler, quite effectively. Still, experience a bit swelling in foot and ankle, but have recovered stability of right leg.”
– Hugh S.
“Outstanding care and service. Only go to the best.”
– John S.
“Dr. Mohler displays a very professional attitude when we are discussing my issues. He treats me with respect and courtesy. He fixed my hips 18 years ago, and he just replaced my right knee. I enjoy his sense of humor.”
– Katina R.
“I've been a patient of Dr. Mohler's for approximately 4+ years. From our first meeting I was impressed with his compassion and professionalism and I knew I had found another valuable member of my medical team. For the 3 years prior to my knee surgery this year, we manged the pain with a series of knee injections for both knees. When finally in January of this year, after 2 back surgeries to deal with spinal stenosis and arthritic spurs, I made the decision to move ahead with knee replacement on or both knees, Dr. Mohler guided me through the decision-making process and we decided to to a total knee replacement on my left knee. Before I left his office that day he provided me with detailed instructions for pre-surgery care and a wonderful binder which contained a detailed plan of pee-surgery exercises. Between October of 2013 and February of 2017, I had 3 different surgeries with 3 different surgeons (Drs. Halliday, Kochino, and Mohler,) and all 3 of them shared what I consider a rare trait in surgeons, that can best be described as “compassionate efficiency”. While the actual time length of our visits was not that long (the efficiency part), they answered any and all questions I had, never making me feel rushed (the compassionate part. All 3 were excellent surgeons and I was aware of their reputations but feeling they truly saw me as a human being and not just a spine or a knee, gave me even more confidence in their abilities. In Dr. Mohler's case, this is even more true. During every visit I appreciated his focus and efficiency. Also, in terms of provider services, words cannot express how impressed I have been with the entire staff at Slocum. When I went in for the knee injections, the nursing staff had everything set up for the doctor. I had 16 visits of physical therapy at Slocum after my knee surgery on February 8th with 3 different therapists and all them were outstanding. I am currently undergoing physical therapy for continued back issues (really trying to avoid a 3rd surgery) and my first choice was Slocum and I was disappointed to discover that you don't do backs. I feel fortunate to have access to a facility with the expertise and talent of the doctors and staff at Slocum and when anyone I know mentions a knee, hip, or other joint problem, my response is go to Slocum. When and if I need surgery on the other knee, Dr. Mohler and Slocum will be my first choice.”
– Julia F.
“Dr. Mohler performed three operations on me, and all three were very successful, and I feel as if we had established a friendship. Our appointments were especially personable, he was quite pleased with my progress, and our discussions extended beyond immediate procedures, often into music, both classical and jazz. He made my operations and rehabilitation seem special. I always left the room feeling positive and pleased.”
– Ray B.
“The doctor and staff was friendly, informative and efficient.”
– Clyde T.
“Wonderful results. Thank You !!!!!!”
– Linda L.
“Always attentive with caring attitude. Always giving you the feeling your the only one that matters during visit.”
– Herman P.
“Showed interest in patient as well as condition.”
– Mary S.
“Dr. Mohler replaced my second hip this summer and once again the results were very satisfying. I look forward to a future free of pain. I am very thankful for Dr. Mohler's expertise and care.”
– Sandra N.
“Absolutely top tier!!!”
– Michael G.
“Dr. Mohler is my type of person. He is friendly, can take a joke and acts like you are his friend rather than "just" a patient. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Wanda M.
“I would (and have) recommended him numerous times to family and friends that need an orthopedic surgeon. He has the best attitude and is caring, compassionate, and professional. I trust him with all the surgeries I have had to have done. If he had not operated on my hips and knees, I would not be walking. He is amazing and top notch. Plus, I consider him a friend. There is wonderful surgeons/doctors here in the clinic and I have seen several in the past before he came and for other issues not related to knees and hips and they are all great BUT Dr. Molher is the BEST!!!”
– Carla R.