In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center by visiting our doctor profiles.

Read what our patients are saying about Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.


Average Rating: 5
“From the start, always excellent service.”
– Dan H.
Treated by: Robert Woodruff, MD
“Great experience. Kind and caring, and he cares about your well being. Takes time to listen to all your concerns and thoroughly explains procedures.”
– Kathy M.
Treated by: Stuart Fromm, MD
“Dr. Dykstra was extremely professional and very thorough in explaining and caring for my medical questions and concerns.”
– Patricia M.
Treated by: Aaron Dykstra, MD
“A friend recommended Dr. Mortimer and spoke so highly of him when I got home, I called and made an appt. I got in that week. I liked him immediately. He was so sweet and so real, and when I found out his uncle was my parents' Veterinarian when I was younger, sold! He has replaced my hip and did a reversed total shoulder replacement in the last year, and both are doing fantastic! He gave me so much encouragement by just telling me I was so tuff and I am the biggest baby in the world! Ask my husband! His PA, Mike, is just as caring as Dr. Mortimer and Keith his Tech is sweet and always returned my calls asap with any questions I had! So cool to find a Dr. you can trust your life to because I need my other shoulder replaced!! Have recommended him to several people! Dr. Luke Mortimer Rocks!”
– Tammy W.
Treated by: Luke Mortimer, MD
“They explain what I need to know.”
– Virgil T.
Treated by: Steven Giuseffi, MD
“My knee is better than it was before I got hurt. Dr. McEleney was awesome and explained everything to me and did a great job of getting me back to walking again.”
– Wayna W.
Treated by: Emmett McEleney, MD
“Could not have asked for more - knowledgeable, friendly, professional, exceptional bedside manner, shared experience and very impressed by this young doctor.”
– Delores A.
“Great information and answered my questions and made me feel comfortable and explained everything so I could understand.”
– Kimberly K.
Treated by: Kent Renaud, DPM
“Dr. Gaffney is, by far, the most personable doctor I have ever met. It is very evident he cares about you and getting you back to your healthy lifestyle. Most times, when nurses would return phone calls, Dr. Gaffney was the one to personally call me and see how I was doing after my injection, MRI, and follow up after surgery. Would sing his praises to anyone having spine/back issues.”
– Ciara G.
“I went in to make an appointment; they were able to fill out my paperwork, get my X-rays, and see me right then an there. Dr. Chilvers was terrific, straightforward explanations, what to expect how long it should take. Answered all my questions, and I left feeling at ease.”
– Whitney P.
Treated by: Peg Chilvers, MD


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