Dr. Sharma very polite and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me. I am very satisfied with my recovery and my scar on my leg and knee is hardly noticeable. I highly recommend him to my family and friends. Dr. Sharma is good with his patients and me. Healing was easy and comfortable.By - Shirley B. Morson18-Jul-2017 07:25 AM
Patient name : Alex Faniel. Football player, Dinwiddie high school.
Dr. Sharma is not only very knowledgeable and experienced in his profession, but very sympathetic with his patients. Dr. Sharma played a vital role in my Son’s care and recovery. If I could keep Dr. Sharma as my Children’s primary care doctor, I would and I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
Lastly, I trust Dr. Sharma so much that I make my son follow all his recommendations until he makes any changes concerning my son’s well being.By - Evalani Faniel ( Mother)18-Jul-2017 07:24 AM
Dr. Sharma told me I needed surgery for my knee. I had pain like I can’t really explain. After surgery I was down for a few weeks and I know I made the right decision. My knee now is as good as new. I am very happy to have Dr. Sharma as my doctor.By - Dorothy M. Whipple18-Jul-2017 07:22 AM
My Name is Andy caul, and I had Dr. Sharma perform knee ligament surgery on a tear I had last year. I can truely say he did an outstanding job with the surgery, and I am running better now than I did 15 years ago. I was extremely nervous about the surgery since I had never been operated before. His staff did an outstanding job and made me feel very comfortable. My recovery time was half of what they expected…I want to THANK Dr. Sharma for giving me my running back.By - Andy Caul18-Jul-2017 07:21 AM
As a former patient of Dr. Sharma’s I just wanted to express how appreciative I am at the amount of care that he and his staff showed me during my injury and recuperation.
On March 20th 2009, I broke my ankle. It was a very bad break and a very scary event because it was my first serious injury in 54 years. Dr. Sharma seemed to have taken all that into consideration as he explained what had happened, how and why he needed to operated, and what to expect before, during and after the surgery. He talked to me about what my lifestyle was like before the accident so he could explain to me about what I could and could not do after surgery and what my recuperation would be like. He never treated me like I was just another patient, but really seemed to care. He also spoke with my family about the care they needed to provide for me at home.
Whenever I called the office his assistant “Heather” was available. Even if I did not get to speak with her right away, I ALWAYS got a return call, and when she called she called me by name, she asked how I was and what could she do to help. It wasn’t like talking to a nurse or assistant, It was more like talking to someone who knew me personally. Whenever I needed advice or medication or just had questions, Heather would call later that day or later in the week to follow up. Sometimes on Dr. Sharma’s behalf and sometimes on her own behalf. And it didn’t feel like it was a procedure they had to follow… it felt like they were genuinely concerned.
It’s been a long road to recovery, but because of the care of Dr. Sharma and his staff at the Colonial Orthopedic Center I am doing well. And I know if have issues, questions or concerns in the future, I can call and hear a familiar “well hey there Mrs. Mason” from Heather and I know everything will be OK.
What I am trying to say is, when you are over 50, seriously injured and scared, it’s nice to know that there are Medical Professionals that actually care and don’t make you feel like you are part of a patient assembly line.
Thank you Dr. Sharma. And that you Heather.By - Mrs. Francinna Mason18-Jul-2017 07:17 AM
I wanted to email you to say, thank you. Prior to my surgery, I was apprehensive that I may have a problem recovering and regaining the use of my right shoulder. It has been a little over three weeks now and I’m doing great. The pain is gone and I am surprised to see the range of motion that I have and am constantly reminding myself that I had surgery, so I won’t damage the repair.
I have two brothers that live in North Carolina. Both of them also, had rotator surgery on their right shoulders, in Charlotte, NC. My oldest brother had his surgery two days before my surgery. He isn’t doing well at all. He can hardly move his hand or wrist and is in a lot of pain. My middle brother had his surgery two years ago and hasn’t been able to use his arm without having major pain. I wish that they had driven to Virginia so you could have been their surgeon.
Prior to having the surgery, I was told that you were the best. Now, since I’ve had the surgery, I know that it’s true. Please feel free to use my testimony with your other patients. I cannot thank you enough for all the kindness and care that you have shown me. If I can ever do something for you, please let me know.By - Agent Martin E. Norman18-Jul-2017 07:13 AM
Hello! My name is Robert Leinberger. I had suffered with pain in my knees for many years from arthritis and other problems. I had several surgeries on both. On September 17, 2010, Dr. Vivek Sharma performed bilateral total knee joint replacement on me. I spent a few days in the hospital, several days in a rehabilitation hospital, and then a few months at home rehabilitating. Since then I have had none of the problems I had in the past. I am able to walk up and down stairs without pain. I can actually sleep at night now without the pain when I put my legs together. During the surgery and the healing process, Dr. Sharma was truly outstanding in every way. His bedside manners are the best I have ever seen in any doctor I have ever met or been treated by. New knees and great doctor..what more could a patient ask for.By - Bob Leinberger18-Jul-2017 07:10 AM
Dear Dr. Sharma,
I want to thank you and acknowledge the outstanding job and care that you and your staff have provided me. Throughout the entire procedure to replacing my shoulder, starting with the first office visit to determine the extent of damage to my shoulder and the post surgery follow-up office visits, you have taken time to thoroughly explain my condition, what medically needed to be done and what to expect post surgery. You expressed sympathy, concern and confidence and left little to question. I pride myself in picking excellent doctors and you have now joined the ranks with the other doctors in my past medical care.
Besides my own personal comments, I would like to share comments made by others in the medical field. I was told by various hospital nurses, an at-home physical therapy review team and the physical therapists that actually worked with me post surgery that your patients recover faster and seem to have better results than other patients. Within a few weeks my mobility was at a performance level physical therapists normally see after several weeks and the mobility continued to become fast paced. The previous comments expressed by the medical personnel have proven to be correct.
Once again, I want to thank you for taking away the pain and giving me back my full use of my arm. If and when the right shoulder needs to be replaced, I can only hope that you will be my surgeon.By - Kathy Brown18-Jul-2017 07:07 AM
Age 76, Patricia Henfling ziplining above the rain forest late July, 5 months after surgery 2/18 for fractured humerus. Dr. Sharma made this possible!
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Patricia Henfling, one in the picture is zip lining above the rain forest 5 months after her shoulder fracture repair surgery.