Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
- Full knee replacement
“Dr. Mittal performed a full knee replacement on 12/28/2017 which was a huge success. Last Friday, August 17th 2018, I was able to hike a mountain in Crestone Colorado with complete confidence and strength like I had not had in many years! in only 232 days I was able to take an 8 mile difficult rated hike! Awesome and thanks! Jim F. ”
- Stem Cell Therapy
“I received a stem cell injection by Dr. Mittal in my knee and the result has been miraculous. I was able to return to my job as a flight attendant in March. My first trip back after 3 years off, I walked 8 miles in Paris and was not in pain at all. I was stunned and so thankful! I am telling everyone what an amazing procedure stem cell injection can be & also referring them to Dr. Mittal.”
- total hip replacement
“My hip replacement has been nothing short of miraculous! If I could give Dr. Mittal 100 stars out of 5 stars, I would. I whole heartedly recommend him! My surgery was two weeks ago, and I've not experienced any complications or pain. I am already walking without the aid of a cane and even doing wall-supported squats and side-to-side steps during my home health physical therapy appointments. The bandages came off this morning, and my scar looks fantastic.
I know that recovery is an individual thing, and mine has been simply amazing! I owe my success to following Dr. Mittal's orders before and after surgery. Before surgery, he encouraged me to lose 50 pounds. I did so on the Ideal Protein high protein, low carb diet. He was visibly pleased when he saw my success and acknowledged my accomplishment with an affirmative handshake during my first follow-up appointment. At that time, he suggested that my recovery time would be faster than "typical," and it has been. I was off my blood pressure medicine prior to surgery and "feeling" much healthier, except for my hip. My symptoms had started 10 years ago, and the pain/instability/stiffness was to the point I could barely walk. I hadn't been able to put on socks/lace-up shoes for nearly two years or walk up steps leading with my bad leg for the past year.
After surgery, I followed my medication and physical therapy/exercise regimen, slept/sat with a pillow between my legs, iced my hip area often throughout the day, and returned to my healthy eating plan. The flexibility in my hip area is good, and I am already experiencing an active life that I haven't experienced in nearly a decade. I wish I would have had the surgery years ago!!!
If you are contemplating total hip replacement, I suggest that you use Dr. Mittal. He is regularly recognized as one of-if not THE best orthopedic surgeons in the state of Oklahoma.
- Partial Knee Replacement
“Dr, Mittal did my partial knee replacement on April 13th, 2017. Eight days after surgery, I was up walking without my walker and had full range of motion. Note that I am also 34 and recovery is different for everyone. Also, I will have minimal scarring thanks to him. I am very pleased with his work and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Mittal for giving me my life back. I owe you one. :)”
- Hip replacement
“Dr. Mittal was direct and to the point about needing my hip replaced. He has a no nonsense approach, get er done! I would give him as many stars as possible. After two weeks of physical therapy I'm walking with and without a cane and climbing stairs. I was told he is the best in Tulsa and I whole heartedly agree.”
- Total Hip Replacement
“My total hip replacement was May 5 of this year. My recovery has been remarkable and I am feeling stronger everyday. I can bend and stretch without pain and although I am still careful about how I move, I am able to do most of the things I need and want to do.
You and your staff did a remarkable job and I was also so grateful for a very good hospital experience at Hillcrest (except for the coffee!).
Please accept my sincere gratitude and thanks for truly giving me my life back.
Best of luck with your continued success and thank you for your hard work and dedication to helping people.”
- Stem Cell Therapy for a Torn Meniscus
“I sought treatment from Dr. Mittal for torn meniscus in my knee. I had been suffering for a year and had seen two other orthopedics first. One performed arthroscopic surgery but I saw no results - actually, I felt worse. The second, who works for a clinic with a great reputation took one look at me and said he couldn't help me and that even if he could he "wouldn't want to" because I was "too high risk." I was a 41 year old, healthy, non-smoker, non-drinker, avid runner, but because I had developed a DVT after the arthroscopic, he considered me high risk. He also told me I would just have to stop running, treating my "hobby" as unimportant because I'm not a professional or collegiate athlete. At first I was sad, then I got mad and began doing research as to what doctor in the U.S. could help. I was ready to go ANYWHERE to find someone to help me. Fortunately, I only had to go an hour from home. Through a series of fortunate conversations with multiple people, I was made aware of Dr. Mittal and that he has a reputation for being the best knee guy there is. I made an appointment, thinking that it couldn't hurt but probably wouldn't help. Boy was I wrong! First of all, Dr. Mittal didn't treat me like I was unimportant or that my passion for running was just a silly hobby. He had the desire to get me back to doing what I love. In fact, he said that if I could change my activity and be happy, great. But if not, then let's do everything in our power to get me back out there. Of course, by this time I could barely walk, so this had not become a mission just to be able to run anymore. It had become about living a normal life, even over living an active one. He also said that blood clots happen, even when taking the proper precautions, and that I absolutely was not high risk. We discussed my treatment options and stem cell therapy seemed to be the best direction to go at the time since it is far less invasive than a knee replacement (which does await me in the future, but not yet!) Stem cell therapy is literally just an injection, and to Dr. Mittal, I was a perfect candidate. The only drawback was that I had to pay out of pocket because insurance doesn't cover stem cell therapy. And, paying so much out of pocket for one injection with no guarantees and limited long term results is even riskier. Even so, my husband and I decided that we needed to exhaust all options before we started looking at invasive procedures, so we opted for stem cells. The injection itself took maybe 15-20 minutes. Dr. Mittal was very thorough, using a special x-ray machine so that he could SEE exactly where to inject the stem cells, rather than just guess at the right spot. I felt no pain. At all. Ever. Even when the numbing agents wore off, I was perfectly fine. A little sore, but no pain. He warned me that I would be pretty sore and might want to use crutches for a few days after the injection, but the opposite happened. I felt better that very night and noticed a slight improvement in my range of motion by the next evening. He released me to start biking two weeks later and running 4 weeks later. That was December 22, 2014 and it was the best Christmas present I could have received. I ran (jogged slowly, but still) a 5K race on New Year's Eve, and by the end of January I felt like myself again, just out of shape! I was no longer an injured runner, but a runner. Period. And even better, I was pain free the rest of the time. No more limping. No more having to unhinge my knee to straighten it out. It simply worked like a knee should. Would I recommend stem cell therapy to friends/family? Like anything else in medicine, the results are not guaranteed, but mine have been miraculous and I am so grateful that Dr. Mittal believes in cutting edge medicine. I couldn't be happier with my results.”
- arthoscopic surgery on both knees and total knee replacement
“from the first appt with him about my knee, I knew he would be the doctor for me. the knowledge, concern and skill was amazing. Each surgeon has a different approach but I have talked to people who have used him and those who used others and the recovery was faster with Mittal. I will tell all I know with a hip/knee problem and suggest Mittal. The only problem is the wait to have surgery. My pain wasn't that bad and knew I had no other options so the 6 month wait was tolerable. But I know I will need a new knee for the orther leg and will schedule now so I have a time saved for me.
He is the best as witnessed by people coming from out of state and Europe. tk u for your care. Sue”
- Knee scope/ miniscus tear
“Dr. Mittal is amazing!!!! After dealing with several other dr's for a bad left knee, I went to see dr. Mittal about the issues I was having in my right knee. He listened to what I had to say and talked with me on what we should do. I felt like he truly cared about what I was saying and about the pain that I was dealing with. After the surgery his demeanor was still the same, caring and patient. Not once did I get an "it's your problem now" attitude like you get from other doctors after they're done with you. I was also introduced to an amazing therapist Mark Hobbs through Dr. Mittals office that has worked wonders. Dr. Mittal, thank you so much for being the professional you are. There's a reason why you're named "Best of the Best!!" ”