Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials - Dr. Stein


Testimonial - Paul Mononi


Paul Mononi is the owner of Mononi Ranches in Sonoma County, on which he maintains two beautiful estate vineyards. Having grown up working on a ranch, Paul Mononi has been physically active both professionally and recreationally all his life. About four years ago, x-rays confirmed the cause of the severe discomfort Paul was experiencing in his back, which was a complete deterioration of the cartilage that cushions the bones at the hip joint. Fortunately, Paul was referred to Dr. Stein at SRO.

Leading up to my hip replacements, I lived with relentless, intense pain. I had just about given up on my favorite hobbies, such as hunting, fishing, golfing, and hiking. Dr. Stein was shocked when he first saw my x-rays but then got me into surgery right away. The surgery was a  great success.

Last year, however, my other hip began bothering me. I returned to Dr. Stein for my second hip replacement, knowing that I could trust his surgical skill. Thanks to Dr. Stein’s expert care, only six months after surgery, I can once again enjoy my very active lifestyle  pain-free. I highly recommend him to anybody living with unnecessary pain.

Dr. Stein has shown Paul Mononi what thousands of other patients have discovered over the years: Santa Rosa Orthopaedic physicians care and pride themselves on getting you back to the activities you love.


Testimonial - Randy Lovett


Randy Lovett is an energetic Santa Rosa resident for whom physical mobility and strength are necessities for work and play alike. In his construction job, Randy regularly lifts heavy objects, climbs scaffolding, and bends down in a crouched position. Outside of work, Randy’s   hobbies include participating in rodeos and exercising at the gym to stay competitive at his sport. After decades of enjoying a very physically  active lifestyle, arthritis developed in Randy’s right hip. Randy came to see Dr. Gary Stein at SRO who performed a total hip replacement on Randy, and Randy is now pain free and comfortably as active as ever.

“I put up with the pain in my hip for about three years before I came to see Dr. Stein. Eventually it got to the point where I could hardly walk around the house without experiencing extreme pain. Dr. Stein was great from the moment I met him. He carefully  explained everything I needed to know to the point where I felt totally involved in my care and prepared for my surgery. The procedure and  my recovery went exactly how he said they would. Throughout my care, Dr. Stein and his medical assistant Cheryl stuck by me and they are  both really amazing people to be around.

My arthritic pain was gone the day after my surgery, and today my mobility is over 90% of what it was before I ever experienced any hip  problems! I can once again compete in rodeos, exercise regularly, and get around at work without needing to favor my left side. Needless to  say, I am thrilled with the results of my hip replacement, and I owe my thanks to Dr. Stein and the staff at SRO.”

Dr. Stein has shown Randy  Lovett what thousands of other patients have discovered over the years—Santa Rosa Orthopaedic physicians  care and pride themselves on getting you back to the activities you love most.