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I don't know where one could look to find a better surgeon or hospital than Dr. Solfelt and UnityPoint Health - Meriter.

December 18, 2016

The UnityPoint Health - Meriter staff and Dr. Solfelt are amazing! On July 25th I took a bad fall in my garage. My right leg ended up folding under me as I fell backward. I had a total separation of my quadriceps tendon from my knee cap. I chose Meriter because of the outstanding care that my wife received there earlier in the year. 

After review of images from my local clinic Dr. Solfelt agreed to take my case. You couldn't find a better surgeon anywhere. His bedside manner is amazing. In very short order he taught me about my general condition, outlined the surgical plan and anesthesia procedures. He even gave me a timeline and rehab plan. 

I'm 63 years old and had not been in the hospital since an appendectomy when I was six, so to say I was apprehensive before his involvement would be an understatement. After my visit with him my nerves and apprehension were insignificant. 

Dr. Solfelt and his immediate staff are amazing as were the rest staff at Meriter. In all the time I was there I never had anyone leave a room I was in without asking if I needed anything else from them, right down to the people who cleaned the room.  

Dr. Solfelt is not only a good surgeon but also a great teacher! As he made his rounds he explained my case in detail to whoever was with him. He reviewed my status and other health conditions that I had and how they affected my care and recovery.  He quizzed and challenged the PAs and nursing staff so they could gain insight to their knowledge and grow their experience. 

I don't know where one could look to find a better surgeon or hospital than Dr. Solfelt and UnityPoint Health - Meriter.
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