Michael S Eilerman M.D.
Hip, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Eilerman.
“On July 1st, I was in a very traumatic car wreck. I was an emergency drove to Knoxville to have my surgeries performed. Dr. Kostas completed surgery on my left leg, right hip, right pelvis, and right femur. He did an excellent job. Dr. Elierman is just so kind and helpful. He even helped me decide on a hip replacement. Then Dr. Elierman did my hip replacement on September 12th. He was so explanatory on everything that needed to get done. He is always so lovely and ready to answer any questions you may have. He did a fantastic job on my surgery, so now I can have my life back! I recommend either one of these tremendous doctors for anything you need to have done in their field!”
– Alexis A.
“Dr. Eilerman and Ben Wendel both treated me very well. He is trying to find out how to help me with right side pain.”
– Marilyn A.
“I was happy and surprised at how quickly I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Eilerman. He was recommended by a friend who had a hip replacement a few years ago. The initial meeting went smoothly from the initial sign in and paperwork, x-rays, seeing Dr. Eilerman, and scheduling an appointment. Dr. Eilerman was very direct and precise in his diagnosis and recommendation. On the day of surgery, everything went as planned, and there were no issues. He talked with my wife after the surgery to update her and answer any questions. Both post-op visits went the same way. He was very polite and answered any questions. I have done exceptionally well and have not had any problems whatsoever. The entire experience with Dr. Eilerman, University Orthopedic Surgeons, and UT hospital has been great. Everyone was so caring, cordial, attentive, professional, and the list could go on. It was an entirely positive experience, and I am telling everyone I can about it. Thank you for giving me back a positive view of healthcare.”
– Roy H.
“I have hip replacement surgery coming up this week. Dr, Eilerman found the reason for my long-time pain in the first visit. I had been to numerous doctors for about ten years, and no one could ever help me. My experience with him and his staff have been excellent so far.”
– Donna D.
“Great Doctor and staff!!”
– Joy K.
“I came in, expecting to schedule hip replacement surgery very soon, and Dr. Eilerman identified bursitis as my more immediate concern. Dr. Eilerman gave me an injection. The injection gave so much relief that I canceled the 6-week follow-up. He asked thorough questions and also showed interest in my previous experiences in orthopedic surgery. I felt comfortable with him. I am now ready to follow through with scheduling a left hip replacement if he concurs.”
– Janice S.
“Dr. Eilerman is very knowledgeable. He is always very kind and patient.”
– Shirley M.
– Pat F.
“I was in so much pain for at least a year and a half. Dr. Eilerman was very upfront with me about what I was facing. We decided on the best course of treatment, and I had both hips replaced on June 13th. I feel like a new person! Seven weeks later and I feel so fantastic! Dr. Eilerman took terrific care of me!”
– Merinell F.
“I was in extreme pain for a year. After surgery, I was back to life in a week. I wasted a year. I felt a trust in Dr. Eilerman, and my studies proved he’s the one. Thank you.”
– Randall H.
“He was the best! Very kind and caring, and I got along very well.”
– Nancy S.
“I had a right hip replacement by Dr. Eilerman. Very pleased with his professionalism and concern. I would recommend him to others who need this procedure. Appreciate the kindness of him and his staff.”
– Louis L.
“Always feel cared.”
– Regis B.
“He was a professional. Very likable. He did a fantastic job on my hip. He understood my problem with Post Polio Syndrome and allowed me to re-cooperate on my terms without therapy, which would have made it so much worse. As it is, I was walking on my own without any help by the end of the 3rd week. Any pain that I had after that time, and any use of a cane, was due to my PPS, and not my hip.”
– Darlene B.
“Dr. EILERMAN has been my Orthopedic physician for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, professional, thorough and provides understandable information.”
– Linda K.
“I am 48 years old and had my LH hip replaced via the anterior approach. My hip problems started six years earlier as I began to quickly lose several degrees of rotation due to a cam impingement that arose as my cartilage began to deteriorate. It showed up initially during mountain biking. Dr. Eilerman led me through what to expect and answered all my questions. The procedure completed in mid-August. The only complication I had was a fever that I picked up in the hospital. I was up and walking without a cane in a week. Recovery post-op has gone fast. Back to walking, bicycling; and riding my dirt bike. I am happy with the outcome as it has given me the ability to be physically active again and I no longer have to opt out of family activities that would require a lot of walking.”
– David P.
“Dr. Eilerman is so compassionate and cares about his patients. I'm almost six months out since my total right hip replacement. No more limping and no more locking of my hip. So glad I had the surgery.”
– Linda P.
“Very professional, answered all our questions, excellent patient teaching skills.”
– Cheryl C.
“Everyone was friendly, and I didn't have to wait long — excellent service. I have had a good experience with all the doctors at the University Orthopaedic Surgeons. I refer all my friends to this group.”
– Steve C.
“Surgery is stressful. Simple as that! Dr. Eilerman and his team made my stressful event easier than I ever imagined. From the office staff to the nurses, UTMC treated me with dignity and respect during my stay. With recovery going exceedingly well, I certainly recommend Dr. Eilerman and UTMC.”
– Kathy K.
“Dr. Eilerman is a very skilled surgeon. I didn't go to physical therapy but did therapy at home on my own.”
– Debra E.
“It was great did both knees at once and they are working great.”
– Albert H.
“Dr. Elierman was friendly, efficient and attentive. I am delighted with my experience under his competent care.”
– Victoria A.
“Dr. Eilerman took me as a patient in the UT ER previously. I also needed him in the UT ER in 2018. His expertise helped me many times in between. He is knowledgeable and kind. He is the best! Thank you, Dr. Eilerman.”
– Mary D.
“Dr. Eilerman was thorough, professional and explained my MRI results as well as told my options.”
– Linda K.
“I have never had any issues after my surgery. After surgery, I did not need pain medication! Dr. Eilerman is genuinely gifted in hip replacement!”
– Ralph M.
“Dr. Eilerman is the best!”
– Martha S.
“My experience was outstanding, and I recommend him to anyone with my problem (hip replacement).”
– William S.
– Thomas R.
“I had a very positive experience with my right hip replacement. Very pleased overall with Dr. Eilerman, the staff, my hospital and surgery. I recovered quickly and have had no problems until I developed bursitis a year and a half later. Saw Dr Eilerman received a cortisone injection. Improved in a week or two. I do have a catch now and then, and discomfort on my rt. side while sleeping on my hip. My only regret that I waited 3 painful years until I pursued surgery!”
– Wanda P.
“I had an extremely good experience with Dr. Eilerman and his staff. My hip replacement and recovery were excellent.”
– Marilyn B.
“Dr. Eilerman was cautious about doing my hip surgery until he read an MRI report and then decided the surgery was needed. His schedule was such that I could get the surgery done very soon and I appreciate all the efforts of him and his staff for this.”
– Julie N.
“Professional, friendly demeanor; explained everything in terms I could understand; timely appointment; excellent reputation in the field.”
– Edwina J.
“Dr. Eilerman and his entire staff are outstanding. Always on time, very caring, excellent comunicators.”
– Bradford M.
“All that I can say is that if I would ever need the other hip replaced they'll be no hesitation in returning to Dr. Eilerman.”
– Richard M.
“Thorough, explored all the treatment options, including "watchful waiting," permitting me to be in full control of my medical decisions.”
– Dent Y.
“Dr. Michael Eilerman provided exceptional care and diagnosis of my condition. His staff provided needed information for surgery of my hip. Pre- and Post OP follow-ups were thorough and added care was taken to ensure no complications developed. Experiencing the high degree of pain prior to my surgery, my hip replacement has provided wonderful results with little to no pain after the surgery. I would highly recommend this program for anyone considering hip replacement surgery.”
– John D.