Hello. My name is Meghan A. My husband, Troy, and I are ranchers in south central Nebraska. I am going to share with you our amazing experience with Dr. Izadi. Our story began in late January 2010. Troy cut his hand on an auger as he was welding on a feed mixer, a piece of farming machinery used to deliver feed to our cattle.
Initially we believed he would need only stiches, but it was much worse as he severed the tendon that moves his right ring finger. The surgeon that did the first surgery was not Dr. Izadi, but did a great job sewing the tendons back together. However as the year went by, Troy developed a lot of scar tissue, which restricted the movement in his finger. He was having trouble with many common tasks ranchers do on a daily basis. Riding a horse and roping a calf proved difficult, as was using a tagger (a simple tool to put a tag in a calf’s ear for identification purposes). His finger didn’t have a full range of motion and we were afraid he would get his finger caught when he was performing an easy task and a big accident would occur.
We decided to look for a hand specialist to repair Troy’s finger. We found Dr. Izadi by word of mouth and he came highly recommended. We live 3 hours from Omaha, but decided it would be well worth the trip to visit with him regarding Troy’s injury. From the moment we stepped into the office we felt a sense of peace and caring. The receptionist greeted us in a friendly manner, which put us at ease in this new setting. When the young lady came to get Troy, I asked her if it was alright for me to come in with him. She assured us it was perfectly alright, and she was so nice and pleasant as she placed us in the room.
Our first impression of Dr. Izadi was one of complete satisfaction in knowing that this doctor was not only a great physician, but one with great compassion. He came into the room acknowledging my husband and I as though we were close and dear friends. We have never had such a "connection" with a doctor.
Troy had two surgeries performed by Dr. Izadi. The first was in late December 2010 and the second in February 2011. The first surgery went really well. Dr. Izadi spent nearly 5 hours working on Troy’s hand. After having limited use of his finger for nearly 7 months, a massive amount of scar tissue needed to be removed. Troy’s finger healed up remarkably well. We were so thrilled when he had a full range of motion after the surgery! Unfortunately the tendon broke about 5 weeks after surgery. We were absolutely heartbroken.
Modern medicine gives patients so many options to fix injuries. Dr. Izadi explained what our options were and he assured us he was dedicated to fixing Troy’s hand so he would have full use. Troy and I went into the second surgery prepared to handle whatever God gave us. Unfortunately it wasn’t what we expected and Dr. Izadi and I made the tough decision to amputate his finger. Troy and I had discussed several scenarios in the week before surgery. We decided for the sake of getting through calving, branding calves and everything Mother Nature throws at farmers and ranchers during the spring months, that if his finger couldn’t be fixed in this surgery, to go ahead and amputate his finger. There aren’t many people like my husband. He would rather just have no finger, then have more surgeries and therapy appointments to get his hand 100% healed.
Amputating his finger was the best decision we made. Troy and I are so happy with Dr. Izadi and the wealth of information he gave us when we prepared to make that decision. There is a saying “God doesn’t give you what you can’t handle, he helps you handle what you are given.” I firmly believe this to be true. We have made the most of the situation and are so happy with Dr. Izadi and his staff.
I am attaching a few pictures of Troy working on our ranch just a few weeks after his surgery. He was so happy the finger that had been nagging him for the past year was no longer hindering his ability to do work around our ranch. Just simple tasks like saddling a horse were so much easier!
If you are checking this website and the patient testimonials because you are thinking of making an appointment with an orthopedic doctor, please do yourself a favor and call for an appointment to see Dr. Izadi. You won’t find another doctor in the Omaha area with whom you would have a better experience.
Meghan and Troy A.