Jennifer was 48 years-old, but felt like she was living in a 90 years-old body. Her hip pain was constant from the time she woke to when she fell asleep at night. She needed help just doing simple daily activities. Life was passing her by, so she decided to see an orthopedic surgeon at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, who recommended a total hip replacement. Jennifer is thrilled with her results, and says sometimes she even forgets she had a total hip replacement. She is doing things now she has not been able to do in years. Her only regret is not having the surgery sooner.

Imagining life without joint pain may be easier than you think. The Detroit Medical Center’s orthopedic team specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip pain. This includes minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, designed to help you recover quicker and with less pain when compared to traditional joint replacement surgery. To see a DMC orthopedic specialist about your options, call (313) 494-9440 or click here to learn more about hip pain treatments.

Chelsea’s Story: A whole new outlook on life

Apr 26, 2021

The day 29-year-old Chelsea Meixner was supposed to take her final scuba diving test is a day she’ll never forget. “When I couldn’t get into the biggest male wetsuit they had, I knew I had to make a change,” recalled Chelsea. “I had at least 100 lbs to lose and I knew there was only one choice for my bariatric surgery—the Detroit Medical Center.”

Chelsea’s gastric bypass surgery went smoothly and she was back at work a few weeks after the procedure. After losing 137 pounds, she has more energy, is no longer a diabetic, is off blood pressure medications and no longer has back or joint pain. She has completed her Emergency Medical Technician training, bringing her one step closer to her goal of being a Flight Nurse.

The best time for new beginnings is now. Start your bariatric journey today and discover the comprehensive approach to weight loss and bariatric surgery at the DMC. She shared with pride, “It’s given me a whole new outlook on life. And I truly believe I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the DMC and my bariatric surgery.”

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