I trusted Dr. Mast after researching surgeons for a long time and reading all about the procedure. His name came up two times. I had my first hip done in 2023 then three months later the other hip. It was a positive experience from the pre-op staff to the surgical team and I would encourage others to get the surgery. Having a skilled, confident, and experienced surgeon gave me hope that I could return to my sport again and that’s exactly what happened!

“Today, I dance without restraint, free from the nagging feeling of discomfort, relishing every moment, and enjoying my passion to the fullest.”

Loretta teaches jazz dance at City Dance Studios in San Francisco. She takes classes, performs, as well as teaches as much as five days a week post-hip surgery.

“I had a referral from a long-time friend who is an orthopedic doctor who said: “If you are 80 years old it wouldn’t matter as much who you go to for the surgery, but if you want to continue all the sports that you enjoy, you need to go to someone who specializes in active patients.” That person turned out to be Dr. Nicholas H. Mast. With that endorsement, Rob booked a consult with Dr. Mast and soon after had the first hip replacement.

“Today, I dance without restraint, free from the nagging feeling of discomfort, relishing every moment, and enjoying my passion to the fullest.”

Loretta teaches jazz dance at City Dance Studios in San Francisco. She takes classes, performs, as well as teaches as much as five days a week post-hip surgery.

With both of her hips replaced by Dr. Mast, a groundbreaking procedure she had never heard of before, Sharon has embraced a new lease on life. She’s now free from pain. Today, Sharon bravely shares her transformative journey, aiming to inspire others grappling with similar pain and immobility.

Hip Surgery and Subtrochanteric Osteotomy Returns Former Athlete To His Active Life

Meet Serge, a former athlete who faced hip challenges that began during his middle school years. As a passionate participant in wrestling, fencing, and rowing, he suddenly found himself on a new path after an unexpected visit to the doctor. A seemingly minor pulled muscle revealed a significant issue—his legs were uneven in length, and the hip joint itself was deformed. In this video, you’ll hear Serge’s firsthand account of his remarkable journey with Dr. Mast, from the moment of discovery to his transformative surgery and the exciting return to his active lifestyle.

Serge’s Hip Surgery: A Triumph of Mobility

Serge’s story is a true testament to the transformative power of modern medicine and dedicated expert surgeons like Dr. Nicholas Mast. Serge’s hip surgery, including a Subtrochanteric Osteotomy, has not only corrected his physical condition but also reignited his passion for an active life.

From wrestling to motocross and everything in between, Serge’s journey is an inspiration to all who face hip challenges. If you or someone you know is on a similar path, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Nicholas Mast for a consultation and a chance to reclaim your active life. Serge’s journey towards restoration and mobility is a testament to the power of medical expertise and determination.

Thank you for joining us in celebrating Serge’s triumphant return to an active and fulfilling life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing hip pain contact Dr. Mast for a consultation.

About the Surgeon: 

Dr. Nicholas Mast is a highly-skilled, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and pelvis conditions. With extensive training in pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction, he offers a spectrum of treatments for hip osteoarthritis, from non-replacement options to complex revision surgeries and preservation techniques. Dr. Mast stands as a pioneer in utilizing the anterior approach for hip replacement, ensuring faster recovery and optimal results for patients facing a variety of hip conditions. For consultation,

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Arthritis runs in John’s family. But at 75 years young and an active sportsman he wasn’t ready to give up his favorite activities. Three months after his hip replacement he was hitting tennis balls and was back on the snow.

After two decades, I can bend over without my back going out. It makes me tear up with gratitude. I love this surgeon. I feel grateful that he worked so hard, learned so much, and cares so deeply about healing people.”

“Anyone who is questioning or nervous about getting a hip replacement, don’t spend any more of your life in pain or with limitations. There is so much life ahead of you. Thank you Dr. Mast”

Woz shares details of his experience of anterior hip replacement with the SF Hip & Pelvis Institute, his surgery and rapid recovery.