"The doctor I worked for, among many other people, who had a great experience with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, referred me to Dr. Michael Kody. I had been in an auto accident about 11 years ago, when someone hit the driver's side door on my car and totaled my vehicle. I ended up needing shoulder surgery in 2010, in which a different doctor had worked on my right shoulder. He did a poor job, as it never fully healed and shortly after, became very painful and weak again. I went through almost 3 years of needing physical therapy, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, many injections, and a variety of medication, trying to help relieve the pain, inflammation, and tightness in my shoulder and back. Nothing had worked. So finally, after hearing such wonderful things about doctor Kody, my doctor got me a referral to see him. Sure enough, he new something wasn't right.
After x-rays and an MRI, Dr. Kody thought it best to have my shoulder scoped, to do a search, and repair for whatever was causing so much pain and instability in my right shoulder. He got me scheduled very quickly, which was nice, as I was in a lot of constant pain and weakness, and I had my surgery done in December 2013. He had to re-do the surgery that was supposedly done before to my shoulder, called a capsulorrhaphy repair, as my shoulder was almost fully dislocated. There were no anchors stabilizing my shoulder, like there should've been. He recorded the entire procedure, which was amazing to see everything, along with all the damage that had gone on in my shoulder. He kindly explained everything he could see and everything he was doing step by step to repair my injury. Throughout my entire experience with him and the staff at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists, everyone was always very kind, attentive, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I had the best experience I could've had for what I was going through. The surgeon was very kind, and I could tell that he truly cared about my wellbeing before, during, and after my surgery. I would definitely recommend Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists to anyone and everyone who needs something evaluated and treated surgically. My overall experience was a "10" plus!" -- Christina L.