Patient Stories

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Rio Grande Orthopedic Center
Patient Stories

Dr. Bassett,
You are my Angel! 06/15/2012 and 06/14/2013 are two dates that will not be forgotten because you fixed my knees and I am no longer in pain. You have such a kind heart and God is using you in helping so many people. I will be forever grateful to God for allowing me to have traveled this journey and gotten to know you. You are such a caring and loving man and I pray that God will continue to use you in what you do best! Getting us all on our feet! God bless you always and thank you always! YOU, Dr. Bassett, are my HERO J
C.V.  – Sebastian, TX

Dr. Bassett & Staff,
Thank you so much for the kindness you have shown during my recent surgery. It is never easy to go through that, but it helps when you have people like you around. Many hugs to all!
C.H. – Alamo, TX

Dear Dr. Bassett,
It’s been 8 years since you performed my knee replacement surgery. As I count my blessings, you are high on my list! I do believe you work hand in hand with God to perform His miracles! My heart is very thankful!
P.Y. – McAllen, TX

Dear Dr. Bassett,
Thank you for doing a good job on my knee. You answered all of my questions. Anyway, I want to thank you for taking care of my knee.
E.G. – Harlingen, TX
Dear Dr. Bassett,
I am certainly going to miss all the love, caring attention I have received. You are the reason that I feel so well, young and just so much energy at my young age of 82 3/4. I feel like I’m 30.
P.C. – Wausau, W
Dr. Bassett,
Re: Patient J.G.
Thank you very much for the wonderful job you did on my fathers’ knee replacement. He has had excellent results and has had an excellent recovery.
B.G. – San Benito, TX
Dear Dr. Bassett,
I just want you to know what a wonderful job you did when you replaced both of my knees way back in the summer of 1988. I’ve not had a single problem since then (any near record there?) and have been active ever since, playing golf nearly every day till four years ago; and it’s still great to enjoy the simple act of walking without pain.
Thank you very much.
Sincere best wishes,
A.S.W. – Granbury, TX

To Marisol Resendez, Practice Manager,
My name is J.C.V. and I had a total hip replacement of my left hip performed on 08/29/2014. After researching physicians that performed hip replacement surgery in the Rio Grande Valley, I chose Dr. Bassett to perform my surgery. My decision was made on Dr. Bassett’s reputation and the number of knee and hip surgeries he has performed at Valley Baptist Medical Center- Harlingen. My wife and I were very pleased with the professionalism and genuine concern for his patient’s that Dr. Bassett displayed at our first meeting. He clearly explained why I required total hip replacement and the procedure so we both clearly understood the process. I selected Valley Baptist Medical Center- Harlingen for my surgery because of it being awarded the Joint Commission “Gold Seal of Approval” specifically for knee and hip replacement surgeries. Dr. Bassett is also the Medical Director there.
The day following my surgery, I was amazed that I had no pain from the surgery. I was able to walk 200 feet that afternoon. Dr. Bassett checked on me early each morning and asked how he could make me feel better. I found all hospital staff members that I came in contact with to be very professional and compassionate in nature. The staffs had an excellent association with the patients and were very attentive.
My wife and I discussed whether I should go home after my surgery or attend an inpatient rehabilitation center. With my wife working full time, I would be at home by myself and have to tend to myself. We decided that I would still be in need of skilled services prior to going home and I would greatly benefit from a skilled nursing-rehabilitation center.
After researching skilled nursing rehabilitation centers in McAllen and reviewing Dr. Bassett’s recommended list of home health services facilities, I chose to attend Legends Transitional Care Center in McAllen following my surgery.
The skill that Dr. Bassett displayed performing my hip surgery made my recovery much quicker because of his procedure that resulted in no infections and full use of the leg in less than 2 months.
I strongly recommend Dr. Rick Bassett to anyone in need of knee or hip replacement and Legend Transitional Care Center in McAllen for any post-acute patients requiring extensive rehabilitation as well as “skilled” care. I am having a second surgery on my right hip on 11/14/2014 and know that I will receive the same outstanding services from Dr. Bassett, Valley Baptist Medical Center and Legend Transitional Care Center.

  • J.C.V – McAllen, TX


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