I just had my ACL surgery with Dr. Hannon and the procedure/ recovery has been going smoothly. I had so little pain afterward that I was off the prescription pain meds by Day 3. This is actually a big deal for me because I try to avoid taking a lot of prescription medication.
Dr. Hannon prepared me for what to expect during this whole process and everything he has recommended that I do has turned out to be exactly the right move-- I know because when I follow his advice, I'm like, okay, I get why he told me to do this. He is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable and has a calm demeanor that made me feel very confident in choosing him as my surgeon. It also helps that all his staff are well trained and they all seem happy to be there, which I also thought was a good sign, too. The surgery center he uses was also really good. Generally, the quality of care is great all around.
Side note, this may seem like a silly example, but when I first had my accident, the urgent care physician I saw tried to sell me a flimsy but very expensive knee brace (turns out it wasn't even the kind I needed). Later, I saw a different orthopedic surgeon who advised me to just order one from Amazon. When I showed the brace to Dr. Hannon's office, they were like, no, you need this better knee brace. I was skeptical at first, but the knee brace I got from their office was miles better than what I had been using-- I could feel the difference in how it supported my leg, how much easier it was to take on/off, etc. And they didn't even mark it up like crazy, which I was half expecting from my experience with that urgent care doctor. Basically, what this little moment said to me was that Dr. Hannon is concerned about providing the best level of care and guidance without trying to nickel and dime his patients over things like knee braces. And I feel like being able to relax and just trust my doctor is making me it a lot easier and more comfortable on my road to recovery.