Lancaster, James, Md - Orthopedic Associate Of Dallas

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i was told that my right knee would have to be replaced back in 2008. well i went to 2 different doctors but they agreed on the diagnosis but refused to the surgery because i was 28. I called a physical therapist friend of mine and she referred me to Dr. Mack. he took some x rays Nov. 25 2008 and scheduled the joint replacement 1 month later. he was the most amazing doctor, kind compassionate and wickedly funny. he understood my problem for what it was. Now at the age of 30 i am having to have my left knee replaced, which is scheduled for Monday the 14th. i told him that i wanted to do it during spring break so i wouldnt have to miss any school and he said okay.

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i was told that my right knee would have to be replaced back in 2008. well i went to 2 different doctors but they agreed on the diagnosis but refused to the surgery because i was 28. I called a physical therapist friend of mine and she referred me to Dr. Mack. he took some x rays Nov. 25 2008 and scheduled the joint replacement 1 month later. he was the most amazing doctor, kind compassionate and wickedly funny. he understood my problem for what it was. Now at the age of 30 i am having to have my left knee replaced, which is scheduled for Monday the 14th. i told him that i wanted to do it during spring break so i wouldnt have to miss any school and he said okay.

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As I write this on Thanksgiving eve, 2010, my new hip, courtesy of Dr Mack Lancaster, tops my list of blessings. In July, Dr Mack replaced my right hip using the anterior minimally invasive approach. That was 4 months ago and now I can do yoga, Pilates and walk 3 miles with nary a thought about that hip. It's absolutely perfect and I'm so pleased.

Happens that I serve here in Russia, 9 time zones east of Dr Mack's office in Dallas. In the spring when I decided that I had to do something about my hip but I had no clue about where to even start. But one little step at a time and Dr Mack and his office staff made it easy. They worked with me to complete forms and such over the internet. One issue was getting my x-rays to Dr Mack for his diagnosis. The x-rays were made here in Rostov-on-Don - what to do? Well, he suggested my sending them as jpeg documents to his email account. So I just taped them to the window and took photos. Too easy.

Looking back at my experience with Dr Mack, in a nutshell, textbook perfect. I'm still amazed that I did not need pain pills, not a single one, not even in the hospital. (Let me qualify that: I did take several pain pills the first few weeks just before my rehab exercises, but they were to prevent any pain.)

Here are a few specific things that I really appreciated:

*How seriously Dr Mack takes these surgeries and the steps he takes to prevent infection. For example, he tracked me down at church the weekend before surgery and recommended that I wash w/ Hibiclens (as I recall), an antibacterial scrub.

*Dr Mack's patiently answering my questions. This surgery was fascinating to me, I had watched the surgery on YouTube videos, both animated and virtual videos, and had lots of questions. Seems to me that he loves what he does and rather enjoys working with patients who find it interesting too.

*Dr Mack's willingness to pray for me before the surgery is one of my favorite memories. I wish I could have somehow captured his prayer. But to have a surgeon who asks God for a sharp mind and steady hands, that's beyond comforting.

Now, as for any suggestions to make the whole experience even better, I have to wrack my brain to come up with anything. But here is one, related to getting the handicapped parking permit. Coming in from overseas, that's something I needed to take care of but eventually learned that it starts in the doctor's office with the application form and his signature. Would have been good for someone at the office to have asked about that, saving me an extra trip there and lots of walking, each step quite painful. Again, my situation probably atypical, but I'm just saying...

Bottom line, if you're considering hip replacement surgery, Do yourself a favor and get on in there to see Dr Mack. I'm beyond thankful for how he helped me. He truly is a superstar orthopedic surgeon.

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As I write this on Thanksgiving eve, 2010, my new hip, courtesy of Dr Mack Lancaster, tops my list of blessings. In July, Dr Mack replaced my right hip using the anterior minimally invasive approach. That was 4 months ago and now I can do yoga, Pilates and walk 3 miles with nary a thought about that hip. It's absolutely perfect and I'm so pleased.

Happens that I serve here in Russia, 9 time zones east of Dr Mack's office in Dallas. In the spring when I decided that I had to do something about my hip but I had no clue about where to even start. But one little step at a time and Dr Mack and his office staff made it easy. They worked with me to complete forms and such over the internet. One issue was getting my x-rays to Dr Mack for his diagnosis. The x-rays were made here in Rostov-on-Don - what to do? Well, he suggested my sending them as jpeg documents to his email account. So I just taped them to the window and took photos. Too easy.

Looking back at my experience with Dr Mack, in a nutshell, textbook perfect. I'm still amazed that I did not need pain pills, not a single one, not even in the hospital. (Let me qualify that: I did take several pain pills the first few weeks just before my rehab exercises, but they were to prevent any pain.)

Here are a few specific things that I really appreciated:

*How seriously Dr Mack takes these surgeries and the steps he takes to prevent infection. For example, he tracked me down at church the weekend before surgery and recommended that I wash w/ Hibiclens (as I recall), an antibacterial scrub.

*Dr Mack's patiently answering my questions. This surgery was fascinating to me, I had watched the surgery on YouTube videos, both animated and virtual videos, and had lots of questions. Seems to me that he loves what he does and rather enjoys working with patients who find it interesting too.

*Dr Mack's willingness to pray for me before the surgery is one of my favorite memories. I wish I could have somehow captured his prayer. But to have a surgeon who asks God for a sharp mind and steady hands, that's beyond comforting.

Now, as for any suggestions to make the whole experience even better, I have to wrack my brain to come up with anything. But here is one, related to getting the handicapped parking permit. Coming in from overseas, that's something I needed to take care of but eventually learned that it starts in the doctor's office with the application form and his signature. Would have been good for someone at the office to have asked about that, saving me an extra trip there and lots of walking, each step quite painful. Again, my situation probably atypical, but I'm just saying...

Bottom line, if you're considering hip replacement surgery, Do yourself a favor and get on in there to see Dr Mack. I'm beyond thankful for how he helped me. He truly is a superstar orthopedic surgeon.

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I had a torn meniscus and was told that once a tear results then the only method of treatment was to cut out the torn section. Since my unfortunate experience I have learned from many others, who had their meniscus successfully repaired, that it is certainly possible to repair a torn meniscus. It appears obvious that many years ago when this doctor went to medical school then the only treatment was to cut out the damaged part, but he has not kept up with medical advances and is still practicing with outdated methods.

This doctor told me that he would cut out the damaged tissue and that I should expect a total knee replacement in about a year. A friend of mine who also went to this doctor was told the same thing and did have a total knee replacement in about a year. So, my advice is if you want to keep the knee God gave you then go see another surgeon and do not let this man touch you.

My experience? I lived in great pain without sleeping in my own bed for two months after my surgery due to the intense pain I suffered. I did not walk again for three months and my knee is still much worse than it was before the surgery

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I had a torn meniscus and was told that once a tear results then the only method of treatment was to cut out the torn section. Since my unfortunate experience I have learned from many others, who had their meniscus successfully repaired, that it is certainly possible to repair a torn meniscus. It appears obvious that many years ago when this doctor went to medical school then the only treatment was to cut out the damaged part, but he has not kept up with medical advances and is still practicing with outdated methods.

This doctor told me that he would cut out the damaged tissue and that I should expect a total knee replacement in about a year. A friend of mine who also went to this doctor was told the same thing and did have a total knee replacement in about a year. So, my advice is if you want to keep the knee God gave you then go see another surgeon and do not let this man touch you.

My experience? I lived in great pain without sleeping in my own bed for two months after my surgery due to the intense pain I suffered. I did not walk again for three months and my knee is still much worse than it was before the surgery

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Dr. Lancaster operated on my knee for a torn meniscus and I had excellent results and healing time. He is also treating me for arthritis in my knees and has been very helpful with that pain. I will probably have a knee replacement in the next few years and he will definitely be the doctor I choose to do that surgery. He is very highly thought of at Baylor Hospital. His PA, Pam is great. She is very professional and caring also.

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Dr. Lancaster operated on my knee for a torn meniscus and I had excellent results and healing time. He is also treating me for arthritis in my knees and has been very helpful with that pain. I will probably have a knee replacement in the next few years and he will definitely be the doctor I choose to do that surgery. He is very highly thought of at Baylor Hospital. His PA, Pam is great. She is very professional and caring also.

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