“5 out of 5 experience! I had a L-4/L-5 laminectomy on September 2, 2015. I was able to go home the same day as my surgery. My recovery was quick and without any complications or infection. Before surgery, I had terrible pain down my right leg, numbness in my right foot, and was unable to run or hike without constantly stopping and stretching my back to relieve the pain in my leg. The surgery dramatically relieved the pain in my leg, and the numbness in my foot is gradually decreasing. I now have much better strength in my right foot with very little foot drop.
I will always highly recommend Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center to anyone who asks! Dr. Woodruff is a great surgeon as well as the kind of physician who can explain your medical situation in easy-to-understand terms. Overall, a really great experience with a really great staff!
“Makes you feel comfortable and answers all questions in a manner and terms that you can understand. Very friendly and outgoing. Excellent Doctor.”
“I had surgery in November 2015 with Dr. Chilvers for a Morton's neuroma on one of my toes. I am so happy with the results, all my previous pain is gone. Thank you, Dr. Chilvers.”
“It's so reassuring to know that we have a world-class doctor right here in Rapid City. I will miss Dr. Fromm's expertise and his calm personability when I go off to college. The whole staff up front is amazing, highly trained, quick, organized, and efficient. The nurses and techs in the back that run around taking care of things are just as good. If every medical facility was just half as good as your's, the world would be a better place.”
“Dr. Chilvers and staff are amazing providers for our 4-year-old son that broke his arm and need surgery and pins. Dr. Chilvers explained everything to him and was very compassionate, she even carried him to the OR. At our follow-up appointments, she was always on time and funny, making us all feel comfortable and answered any questions we had. If we needed to use BHOSC again Dr. Chilvers would be our preferred provider.”
“On Nov 4, 2015, Dr. Papendick did a total knee replacement on my right knee. Surgery went great, not much pain and after intense rehab, 52 days after my TKR I was pheasant hunting in N.E. South Dakota. The entire process from the pre-surgery consult with rehab, thru the surgery, and the rehab afterwards was explained exactly how it would progress. I am totally happy with the results.”
“Excellent knowledge and clarity, from every appointment, before & after surgery, including up to today.
You have made every Woodruff experience outstanding!
“Dr. Marrs was the surgeon for a recent hip replacement. I am extremely pleased by his skill and professionalism. I was given adequate information before the surgery which helped me prepare for the after surgery adjustments. Any questions I had after the surgery were completely answered. I would recommend him to my friends any time.”
“Dr. Papendick has been wonderful for both of my knee scopes. He fixed my left knee in 2014, my knee was very bad and the pain was gone right away. The best part is I no longer have restless leg syndrome in that leg. This past fall of 2015 he corrected my right knee. I no longer have the pain in my right knee. I am so grateful for Dr. Papendick and what he did for me. We would even joke in the office or when I would see him at sporting events. I recommend Dr. Papendick for any help that you need. Thank you, Dr. Papendick!”
“You facility is user-friendly, the staff courteous and welcoming. Dr. Kadrmas and his nurse are outstanding. They always take the time to make sure I understand the treatment and to answer any questions I may have. I also see P.A. Candy for injections sometimes and she is great. Thanks for the excellent care.”