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TestimonialsDr. Bal's Patients Tell Their Stories
"I am very satisfied with the outcome of my surgery and the improved quality of life I am now enjoying..."
Shamsy Kazemi-Bardool, Iran
"I am looking forward to being able to boat and golf this summer, without having to endure the pain and limitations of prior years..."
Greg Voreis, Mo.
"Just 9 ½ weeks following my surgery knee replacements, I traveled to Hawaii and went scuba diving..."
David Booker, Mo.
"Dr. Bal did great a job explaining the procedure through conversation and with his hip surgery book. He changed my life..."
Dennis Disselhoff, Mo.
"It is so important to have a physician who you trust, and who will listen to you. That's critical. I have never seen a doctor who cares so much for each and every patient..."
Faye Bleigh, Mo.
"I am glad to have come to Dr. Bal; his office staff was great to work with; the hospital experience was very good, and the outcome of surgery was all I had hoped for..."
Craig Jacobson, Ne.
"I feel so free now. Last weekend I rode my bike to Cooper's Landing and enjoyed a great meal as I watched the Missouri River roll by and listened to the bluegrass music..."
Marilyn McCreary, Mo.
"The staff at Capitol Region were very gracious, attentive and thorough. I would go back there anytime. They made sure I was comfortable..."
Bob Smith, Mo.
"It has been a real pleasure to meet and get to know Dr. Bal. He is caring, thorough in his explanations, and a great friend...."
Richard Wallace, Mo.
This site was developed by Dr. Sonny Bal at the University of Missouri, with the help of many other dedicated professionals. The content here is always being updated, so that Dr. Bal and his team can share what we know, answer your questions, and ensure successful hip or knee replacement surgery.
Patients who are informed and take the time to understand what surgery is all about typically have the best outcomes. Information here is designed in a user-friendly, easy-to-understand format s that our patients can choose wisely, and make the best decisions when it comes to hip or knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Bal performs over 500 hip and knee replacement surgeries, and hundreds more arthroscopic and related operations on the hip and knee joints each year. He is active in orthopaedic research, professional writing, teaching, training future orthopaedic surgeons, and a health care law practice. Patients with straight-forward hip and knee arthritis, and many complex cases with previous, failed hip and knee replacements are referred to us from across Missouri and other states. Our interest is in continually refining and developing the future techniques and technologies in hip and knee surgery.
This site is not a marketing effort, nor is it sponsored by anyone. All content here was developed by Dr. Bal himself for your use. Our goal is to share information acquired from our education, training, and experience. We want our patients to be active partners in treating their hip and knee problems. Print and online copies of our hip and knee replacement books, for example, have had great feedback from patients
We keep learning, and stay abreast of all current method relating to hip and knee replacements, such as less-invasive surgery, computer navigation methods, state-of-the-art biomaterials, and related developments from around the world. Our staff is bright, talented, motivated, focused, and energetic; we are truly passionate about what we do.
It is easy to contact any of us with comments or questions. Email addresses and phone numbers are on this site. We owe our patients a debt of gratitude for helping develop this site with their feedback, and for teaching us the art of medicine. If you have suggestions for further improvement, we would love to hear from you.
B. Sonny Bal, MD JD MBA
Associate Professor and Chief of Adult Reconstruction
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
School of Medicine
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri 65201
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