Having had the same procedure (rotator cuff repair) twice in the past, I had some firsthand experience to use for comparison. A week post surgery, I told Dr. Matiko that either I had a much better doctor, or a much better anesthesiologist, much better equipment, or all three. Truthfully, I recognized that it was my doctor. Dr. Matiko gave me all the information I needed to make an informed consent, as to whether or not to have the procedure done. This is not a surgery to take lightly, as the recovery is more than uncomfortable, but this time (my third time) the recovery was SO much easier, with less pain and I was more than pleased with the outcome. - Virginia S.