Doctor-Patient Relationship Remains in New Location


Patient: Vicky Risko-Schaeffer

Five years ago, Worcester, Pa. resident Vicky Risko-Schaeffer found herself in terrible pain in multiple joints – the worst being her hip.

She turned to Jeffrey Vakil, M.D., practicing in Abington, Pa. at the time, for a total hip replacement. After a very successful anterior hip replacement, Risko-Schaeffer decided to seek attention for her chronically painful arthritic knees. Having tried multiple conservative options, she unfortunately continued to have constant knee pain.

So, naturally, when her knees needed further attention, Risko-Schaeffer returned to Dr Vakil for advice on further treatment options. After discussing the conservative and operative options, she decided that it was time to move forward with knee replacement surgery.

“Dr. Vakil is a very talented, personable and kind man who takes the time needed to completely and clearly explain the planned procedures, and the post-surgical expectations,” Risko-Schaeffer says.

“Ms. Risko-Schaeffer has always been the perfect patient, always upbeat and positive from the first day I met her,” Dr. Vakil says. “I am so grateful and humbled that she made the efforts to find me at my new practice. It makes me so happy to know that I made such a difference in her life and have affected her in such a positive way.”

Risko-Schaeffer could not help but rave about her experience with Dr. Vakil and the entire orthopaedic team at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

“The entire staff at Chestnut Hill Hospital, from the pre-admission employees, the radiology technicians, the pre-op nurses, the anesthesiologists, all post-operation caregivers, physical therapists, and the people who shuttled me into and out of the operating theater, and to the car at my discharge, were friendly and reassuring,” Risko-Schaeffer says. “Chestnut Hill Hospital is a wonderful community hospital, where a patient is not a number but a human being – entitled to respect and the best of care.

“I recommend Dr. Jeffrey Vakil, Premier Orthopaedics and Chestnut Hill Hospital wholeheartedly and without reservation, should you need hip or knee surgery. You will be pleased with your treatment and the results.”

Jeffrey Vakil, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hips and knees. He is accepting new patients in his office located at 8815 Germantown Pike, Suite 14, in Philadelphia. Please call 484-768-9101 for an appointment or fill out a secure online appointment form.