With over 40 years of care in our community, we are collecting stories from patients that we have had the opportunity to serve. We take pride in our patients and would love to hear from you! If you were a patient at TOSM and would like to share your story with us, please click below.
I suffered with extreme neck pain for over a year with numbness, tingling and burning sensation in my arms and hands and tried several non-invasive treatments none of which gave me prolonged relief.
After interviewing two other spinal surgeons I was referred to Dr. Leahy and immediately knew he was the surgeon I wanted to use. Professional, not over confident but very reassuring. He performed the procedure to implant two artificial disks in my cervical spine on Friday, and Tuesday morning I was back at work and pain free!
Thank you Dr. Leahy and all of your staff for a great experience and outcome!
April 16, 2018
After suffering years of back pain, I finally decided enough was enough. I had a very nice experience having a hip replacement with Texas Orthopaedic (Dr. Mathis) and had heard good things about Dr. Michael Leahy.
My L4/L5 spinal fusion was done on November 30, 2017 and today, March 12, 2018 I can truly say I am totally pain free! Dr. Leahy did a great job on my back. Prior to the surgery, in regular appointments he was patient, answered questions and I never felt rushed. After the surgery he even went so far as to email me on a Sunday to put my mind at ease about draining at the incision.
The wait time for appointments can sometimes be long but he is worth it. As I was told by someone in the medical field "Dr. Leahy is who the other physicians go to for back problems." I highly recommend Dr. Leahy if you are having back issues.
March 12, 2018
I would like to thank all of the staff for their help in my recovery. I have had pain in my knees for 10 years and after the surgery and rehab I now can say I am totally pain free. Thank you once again for your excellent care.
March 5, 2018
Dr. Barkoh was recommended by my primary physician and I feel very fortunate to have been in Dr. Barkoh's care.
My minimally invasive spine surgery on 2/12/18 was as close to a miracle as I have experienced in 71 years! In the recovery room as my anesthesia began to wear off, I realized the pain, numbness and tingling sensations were gone - not lessened - gone. Before long they wheeled me out to the parking lot where my wife was waiting with the car. I climbed in (attendants were there to help, of course), we drove to her sister's house in Houston, spent the night and my wife drove us home the next morning. I had the option to spend the night in the hospital but I was ready to get on with life!
Medical issues have been minimal - slight pain (really more soreness), my first bm after surgery, etc. After almost three weeks I mostly worry about trying to do too much. After all, I've got a garden to plant!
March 2, 2018
I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Mathis and his staff! I’m 54 and was unable to do normal day to day living because of the massive pain in my hip. Dr. Mathis was very understanding and actually cared about me as a person and improving the quality of living pain free. He made my husband and I feel at ease with the hip replacement surgery. Very informative with everything that was going to happen step by step. The surgical staff at Tomball Medical Center was very helpful and understanding also. My surgery was January 2017 it has been a little over a year and I’m living pain free and enjoying life Thanks to Dr. Mathis.
February 21, 2018
I have been knowing Dr. Fahl for years. He has performed a couple knee surgeries and a couple shoulder surgeries on my two boys while playing football and basketball during their middle and high school years. They are both thankful for the good work Dr. Fahl has performed on them. One is about to finish college and the other is on his second re-enlistment in the US Army.
I recently had issues with my shoulders, without a doubt I knew who was going to take care of these issues. I'm back to normal thanks to Dr. Fahl and his great staff. Also the new building in Tomball is fantastic, so much better than the building down the street.
February 8, 2018
I love these people, the staff, PT staff, nurses, All the receptionist, most of all Dr. Leahy and Dr. John. Dr. Leahy & John did my lower back 2 years ago, they were excellent. No pain after the surgery. Recovery time was a piece of cake. Now, I’m back again with Dr. Leahy & John, another surgery, this time my neck. Yep, I’m nervous, however, I trust these two doctors with the procedure to be done. All the other doctors are great. I'm partial to Dr. Leahy & John and their staff. After this surgery, I’m having foot surgery, another great doctor I trust. Best doctors you’ll ever have working for you and healing you of any of your needs.
February 3, 2018
I am about 4 hours from the Orthopaedic Center but it is worth it to get such good Doctors. Our son did research and found Dr Leahy to be one of the best in Texas. I was having such pain from Sciatica for three years and Doctor Leahy did an excellent job of putting me at ease. We scheduled Spinal Fusion and I am so much better. I had Hip Replacement and met Dr Mathis. His staff was very helpful and I just loved his assistant. Both of these Doctors were excellent surgeons and explained things on my level. My time is too precious to waste with pain. I recommend both of them highly.
January 22, 2018
I have never been treated so well from a doctors office, from the front desk to the surgery staff, the care and the time they took to make sure I understood everything was unlike anything else I have experienced. Even though the office is busy I NEVER felt rushed. Dr. Fahl was amazing, his bedside manner is easy going and he actually talks to you. My surgery went well w/o any issues and recovery is going well. Another plus, everything from x-rays, MRI's, surgery to rehab is under one building which makes the process so much easier.
January 4, 2018
This was the first time meeting Dr. Kaku Barkoh, MD who treated my father for a compound fracture. It was a great experience. When we saw the doctor and all the other employees treat my father who suffers from Dementia so kindly. To be treated with such professionalism and care made a hard situation bearable. Keep up the good work guys!
January 3, 2018
Dr. Barkoh treated me for spinal decompression. I am 88 years old and of course I have a lot of trepidation concerning surgery. On my initial visit he discussed the methods available to treat my problem. He and his staff kept me informed about the procedure and its timing. All aspects of the problem was handled in a professional. and courteous manner . Dr. Barkoh is a very open man who answered all my questions openly and without reservation. I recommend him with high regards.
November 8, 2017
I have had four surgeries in eleven months time. Started out with Dr. Leahy for my back. He is one great doctor and his staff is also. Dr. Smith done both hands for carpel tunnel. Let me tell you this is another great doctor. Now last was Dr. Mathis, another great doctor, who gave me a new hip. Talking about feeling like a new woman, I am. I would like to say a big thank you to all of your wonderful doctors. I don't want to leave out PT nurses, they are great too.
October 23, 2017
Dr. Leahy did fantastic on my back, he’s a great doctor and his staff and the people that work in the office are great too. From the time you walk in to the front office up to when you get the surgery, the process is fantastic. This was my first major surgery, and I was nervous, but everything just went great. I was on a cane for 6 weeks before the surgery, and after the surgery I can walk around just fine and all the pain is gone. I’m going back in November for a neck procedure, Dr. Leahy is so great.
Also, Dr. Smith has done surgery on my hand for a bad case of carpel tunnel that came out great, TOSM is full of good doctors & staff!
September 30, 2017
As far as the Doctor goes and the surgery goes it was great. I was a little nervous at first, I had never heard of a replaced disk procedure for my neck, I was only familiar with neck fusion. When I met Dr. Leahy he assured me and made me feel confident with him and his team, and I went ahead with the procedure. The surgery went well, and the team worked well together.
It's been a couple months since the surgery and I have very little pain and my movement is much better and is getting better as time goes by. I was really happy with how quickly I recovered from this surgery, I've had other surgeries where recovery time was much longer, but with this surgery I was back to normal activities quickly— I was very impressed and happy with that.
Dr. Leahy kept me well informed on what to expect on the road to recovery- and everything he has said has been correct.
September 27, 2017