Debra's Journey

Debra had her knee replaced by Dr. Joseph Ward and was able to fulfill her goal of climbing the south tower of the Mackinac Bridge.  

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Debra is one of thousands of OSOC patients that are enjoying the activities they love after joint replacement surgery.   


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You are an excellent surgeon and doctor...

Dear Dr. Kassab,

Thank you for replacing both of my knees.  You are an excellent surgeon and doctor.  Your staff is very professional and helpful.  Please tell Jerry it was a pleasure working with him also.  Jo Ann was wonderful, keeping things running smooth in your office and keeping dates and times straight.

He's kind,considerate,courteous towards others...

Dear Dr. Kassab,

He's kind, considerate, courteous towards others.  He sits and listens to his patients.  He cares about others problems.  He's very polite and sits and explains to his patient what his prcedures will be.  He's a very excellent surgeon and a well liked man.

Thank you, your staff and St.Joes for great work...

Dear Dr. Safa Kassab,

Thank you, your staff and St.Joes for the great work: Replaced both hips: 2011(right), 2013(left).  So far, both are "The best parts of me!".  We walk 1-2 miles/day!

Life after hip replacement

One year after hip replacement hiking crack in the wall of Slot Canyon Sara Park, Lake Havasu, AZ. 

Mary H.

I am thankful to be walking again and expect complete recovery...

Dear Dr. Matt Bahu,

Family reunions are always exciting, but this year was over the top.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for repairing my broken hip.  I am thankful to be walking again and expect complete recovery because life is full of adventures (grand kids).  Physical therapy started in my home Friday, July 19th with a therapist from homecare agency I work for. 

She has told me several times what a remarkable surgeon I had...

Dear Dr. Bahu,

A quick note to let you know how one of your favorite patients is doing.  My therapist is very impressed with my progress.  She stretches and massages 10-15 minutes before she starts therapy.  Mobility is excellent and she works very hard on the strength.  She has told me several times on what a remarkable surgeon I had.  Of course, I knew that.  I have also started pool therapy 20-25 minutes a day.  No pain since I came down here.  Hope you will be satisfied with my progress.  See you in April.  I'm ready for golf in May.  Florida weather has been beautiful!

Thank you for your top rate professionalism...

Dear Dr. Kassab,

Your evaluation of my knee for outside VA opinion, greatly helped my care at the VA hospital.  Thank you for your top rate professionalism.

Michelle's Story

March 13, 2014


Dear Dr. Matt Bahu,

I hope that all is going well with your practice! I just wanted to thank you for the adventures in my life after my ACL reconstruction. Hiking glaciers in New Zealand and hills in Maui would not have been possible without you. But more than that, my experience as a patient of yours reminds me everyday why I want to be a doctor and gives me motivation throughout everyday challenges.

Everything has gone better...

Dear Dr. Kassab,

Thank you for making my second knee replacement by you even a better experience than my first.  Everything has gone better.  Thank you for truly caring about your patient.

I will be forever grateful...

Dear Dr. Kassab,

Thank you for making my knees feel better and removing the pain.  I will be forever grateful.