“I love being able to do it all again without having to worry about pain. And I have Dr. Iero to thank for that!”

Alana Winklemann

Procedure: Rotator Cuff Repair 
Surgeon: Dr. Joseph Iero 

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Q: Why did you elect to have the surgery?

A: I love tennis. When shoulder pain was keeping me from playing the sport I enjoy so much, I decided to look for an orthopedic surgeon. I had pain doing daily things, but the pain was unbearable during tennis. I just couldn’t accept life without tennis.

Q: How was your experience with CHI St. Joseph Health and Dr. Joseph Iero?

A: Dr. Iero came highly recommended, and I really like him. He was very honest with me, explained everything he planned to do, and it all went exactly as he said it would. He and his team gave me all the information I needed to prepare for the surgery.

My experiences with CHI St. Joseph Health have been very good. The staff is great – they’re courteous, kind, and they know what they’re doing.

Q: How is life after surgery?

A: I was determined to get my range of motion back, and I’m very pleased. I love being able to do it all again – without having to worry about pain. I’ve been playing for a long time. It is good exercise, it’s fun, and I really enjoy it. I’m grateful to be back at it!

Q: What would you tell others who are considering surgery?

A: I tell everybody I talk to who did my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Iero!