Hardayal Singh, MD

★★★☆☆
  • 3404 Wake Forest Road

    Raleigh, NC 27609

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  • 866-473-6784

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I am 40 years old and extremely athletic and active. I went to Dr. Singh because my right hip was really bothering me. It had been bothering me for years but really was getting worse. After an MRI and CT scan, I was diagnosed with ??Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome? in both hips but with the left not giving me trouble, we concentrated on the right one. Dr. Sing suggested an arthroscopic procedure to alleviate the impingement and clean out the joint. I agreed to try it if it would get rid of the pain. Dr. Sing told me that he could not make me what I wasn??t before, but that he could relieve the pain that the hip was causing. Immediately after the surgery, Dr. Sing told me that the hip joint was much worse than he had originally thought and that it would need to be replaced sooner than later. I understood that he would not have known that until he actually got into the joint with the scope so I accepted it. I also read the operative report which was pretty bad once I found out what all the terms meant. Still, he encouraged me to be as active as possible and said that the surgery might ??buy me some time?. I was very deliberate about rehab and did everything I was asked to do. I even sent Dr. Singh a Thanksgiving email telling him that I was thankful for people in the medical field that could help people like me. In other words, I was very positive and looked forward to doing everything I could to get better. My physical therapist had me doing all types of rehab work that was pushing the flexibility of my hips further than ever. Two months after the surgery I saw Dr. Sing again and he advised me that I had a ??touch of arthritis? but that I should be able to be as active as I wanted to be. I wondered if he actually knew who he was talking to considering what he had told me in recovery just two months before but I decided to take his latest words and go with them. I was still in a good bit of pain but I figured that soon enough, it would start to subside.
Now, six months after the surgery my hip is much worse than it has ever been, and as you may have guessed, my left one has started to give me trouble. After all the research I have done myself (should have done more once I found out about my anatomy) I believe it is a very educated guess that it is worse, at least in part, because of all the hip stretching and rehabbing I have done over the last 6 months. I have seen two other Ortho??s who both advised me that the surgery I had done was not effective at all for alleviating the impingement based on the x-rays they saw. They also read Dr. Singh??s surgical report and basically went over it with me to explain exactly what was going on. Dr. Singh never did that. They both told me that it would not get better and that it would only get worse, faster or slower, depending on my activity level. They had no idea why he would have told me 4 months ago that I had a ??touch of arthritis?. His operative report coincided with what he had told me about my hip in recovery. I have now gone to a ??hip specialist? who has a ton of experience with ??Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome? and has done that same type arthroscopic surgery many times. He told me that there is no answer for me other than replacement and explained in great detail to me why I was really not a good candidate for the arthroscopic procedure (??boarder line at best? was the way he put it). So, I will be having my right hip replaced and my guess is that my left one will follow at some point.

This review is only for people with hip issues. I have no reason to recommend Dr. Singh and I would strongly suggest finding someone who specializes in hips. Maybe it was me, but I found him difficult to communicate with compared to the other Ortho??s I went to afterwards. He was very short with his answers and I felt like I had to know exactly what to ask to get any information. I realized this, especially after I went to someone who was very open and informative. I had to do tons of research on my own to even understand what was really going on and what the outlook was for me. There is no question in my mind that the surgery and subsequent rehab has made my hip much worse?.no question.

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I am 40 years old and extremely athletic and active. I went to Dr. Singh because my right hip was really bothering me. It had been bothering me for years but really was getting worse. After an MRI and CT scan, I was diagnosed with ??Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome? in both hips but with the left not giving me trouble, we concentrated on the right one. Dr. Sing suggested an arthroscopic procedure to alleviate the impingement and clean out the joint. I agreed to try it if it would get rid of the pain. Dr. Sing told me that he could not make me what I wasn??t before, but that he could relieve the pain that the hip was causing. Immediately after the surgery, Dr. Sing told me that the hip joint was much worse than he had originally thought and that it would need to be replaced sooner than later. I understood that he would not have known that until he actually got into the joint with the scope so I accepted it. I also read the operative report which was pretty bad once I found out what all the terms meant. Still, he encouraged me to be as active as possible and said that the surgery might ??buy me some time?. I was very deliberate about rehab and did everything I was asked to do. I even sent Dr. Singh a Thanksgiving email telling him that I was thankful for people in the medical field that could help people like me. In other words, I was very positive and looked forward to doing everything I could to get better. My physical therapist had me doing all types of rehab work that was pushing the flexibility of my hips further than ever. Two months after the surgery I saw Dr. Sing again and he advised me that I had a ??touch of arthritis? but that I should be able to be as active as I wanted to be. I wondered if he actually knew who he was talking to considering what he had told me in recovery just two months before but I decided to take his latest words and go with them. I was still in a good bit of pain but I figured that soon enough, it would start to subside.
Now, six months after the surgery my hip is much worse than it has ever been, and as you may have guessed, my left one has started to give me trouble. After all the research I have done myself (should have done more once I found out about my anatomy) I believe it is a very educated guess that it is worse, at least in part, because of all the hip stretching and rehabbing I have done over the last 6 months. I have seen two other Ortho??s who both advised me that the surgery I had done was not effective at all for alleviating the impingement based on the x-rays they saw. They also read Dr. Singh??s surgical report and basically went over it with me to explain exactly what was going on. Dr. Singh never did that. They both told me that it would not get better and that it would only get worse, faster or slower, depending on my activity level. They had no idea why he would have told me 4 months ago that I had a ??touch of arthritis?. His operative report coincided with what he had told me about my hip in recovery. I have now gone to a ??hip specialist? who has a ton of experience with ??Femoral Acetabular Impingement Syndrome? and has done that same type arthroscopic surgery many times. He told me that there is no answer for me other than replacement and explained in great detail to me why I was really not a good candidate for the arthroscopic procedure (??boarder line at best? was the way he put it). So, I will be having my right hip replaced and my guess is that my left one will follow at some point.

This review is only for people with hip issues. I have no reason to recommend Dr. Singh and I would strongly suggest finding someone who specializes in hips. Maybe it was me, but I found him difficult to communicate with compared to the other Ortho??s I went to afterwards. He was very short with his answers and I felt like I had to know exactly what to ask to get any information. I realized this, especially after I went to someone who was very open and informative. I had to do tons of research on my own to even understand what was really going on and what the outlook was for me. There is no question in my mind that the surgery and subsequent rehab has made my hip much worse?.no question.

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I must say my prayers were answered.I first took my husband to Dr Singh as a second op ion, the 1st doctor was wanting a shoulder replacement.Come to find out he need no were near that much. He did the surgery with great success. My best friend also had 2 major surgeries with him, one being close to her heart that no other doctors would do. He was great for that also. Best of all I know I can depend on his comic attitude just when i need to be lifted (great bed side manor)and the decrement to know when you need it strait.I started to have knee problems and of course I seek him. he did great avoiding surgery that i did not want. I recommend him all the way. He's great and honest he will tell you his true opion even if you might not like it.

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I must say my prayers were answered.I first took my husband to Dr Singh as a second op ion, the 1st doctor was wanting a shoulder replacement.Come to find out he need no were near that much. He did the surgery with great success. My best friend also had 2 major surgeries with him, one being close to her heart that no other doctors would do. He was great for that also. Best of all I know I can depend on his comic attitude just when i need to be lifted (great bed side manor)and the decrement to know when you need it strait.I started to have knee problems and of course I seek him. he did great avoiding surgery that i did not want. I recommend him all the way. He's great and honest he will tell you his true opion even if you might not like it.

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I went to Southeastern Orthopedics, because it was recommended by my primary care doctor. I met with Dr. Singh and was told to get an MRI to confirm a torn meniscus. It showed 3 tears. He also had several x-ray taken. He recommended surgery. I was not ready for surgery, so he suggested physical therapy. 3-4 weeks later I returned with no relief. He suggested surgery again. He did not offer any other treatments. Having no other experience with this type of pain, I agreed. The surgery was a failure, Swelling that needed to be drained weekly, until he gave me a steroid injection and told me to stop physical therapy for six weeks, which also included my job, which was extremely physical, which he knew before the surgery, and had told me I would be able to return to work 3 days after the surgery. Returning after my six weeks of no physical activity with even more pain than when I went to see him the first time, he said that there was nothing else he could do, except prescribe narcotics. I had done some research by this time and asked about synvisc injection. This is when the "comedy of errors" began, (as quoted by one of the nurses)...being told my insurance didn't cover it, that they had letter to prove it, even thou I told them that my insurance does cover and that they had not sent any letter. At this time, I sought a second opinion, (something I should have done before surgery), and changed doctors after they refused to treat me because I had seen another doctor.

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I went to Southeastern Orthopedics, because it was recommended by my primary care doctor. I met with Dr. Singh and was told to get an MRI to confirm a torn meniscus. It showed 3 tears. He also had several x-ray taken. He recommended surgery. I was not ready for surgery, so he suggested physical therapy. 3-4 weeks later I returned with no relief. He suggested surgery again. He did not offer any other treatments. Having no other experience with this type of pain, I agreed. The surgery was a failure, Swelling that needed to be drained weekly, until he gave me a steroid injection and told me to stop physical therapy for six weeks, which also included my job, which was extremely physical, which he knew before the surgery, and had told me I would be able to return to work 3 days after the surgery. Returning after my six weeks of no physical activity with even more pain than when I went to see him the first time, he said that there was nothing else he could do, except prescribe narcotics. I had done some research by this time and asked about synvisc injection. This is when the "comedy of errors" began, (as quoted by one of the nurses)...being told my insurance didn't cover it, that they had letter to prove it, even thou I told them that my insurance does cover and that they had not sent any letter. At this time, I sought a second opinion, (something I should have done before surgery), and changed doctors after they refused to treat me because I had seen another doctor.

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