In late June 2012 I met Dr. Miranda to discuss the need for full knee replacements on both knees. Dr. Miranda was concerned about my weight (5 feet tall but weighing 255#) and he asked me to lose 30# before the operation/rehab so it would be easier for me. With his encouragement, I got down to 227# & on Oct 9, 2012 he operated on my left knee--because it hurt the most. I was discharged to rehab, Dr. Miranda put no restrictuions on my progress so the rehab facility was able to get me moving & independent. I was able to leave the facility 3 weeks after my arrival w/o the need for a walker or cane. My right knee was operated on Feb 5, 2013. 3 weeks later on March 1, I left the facility for home again w/o the need for a walker or cane. I have continued to lose weight and am down to 186# with a goal of getting into the low 130s later this year.
Frankly, my recovery from both surgeries exceeded my wildest dreams. Dr. Miranda was wonderful in his support and encouragement which he and his staff provided. My neighbors and friends who see me walking around Sun City Center stare at me in amazement. They just can't believe how well I am doing. Much credit goes to Dr. Miranda and you can bet I'm quick to recommend him to anybody who is considering knee surgery or any other kind of surgery which Dr. Miranda perfoms.