Patient Returns to Volunteering After Hip Replacement

Bobbie Bryan Returns to North Fulton Hospital as Volunteer and Shares Her Success Story With Other Patients

After years of chronic pain that severely limited her activities, Bobbie Bryan is pain free and back at her desk as a volunteer at North Fulton Hospital following hip replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics.  

Enthusiastically greeting new patients at the hospital, Mrs. Bryan, 68, is quick to credit her surgeon, Dr. G. Dale Lane of the Resurgens Roswell office, with her recovery. “He totally fixed me. I’m perfect,” she says with a chuckle. “I can dance, which is something I thought I would never do again. I can go on trips, and I can volunteer at the hospital.” 

Mrs. Bryan, who lives in Marietta, works two days a week at the reception desk at the hospital. And while she never asks patients about their conditions, if they mention joint replacement surgery, she immediately shares her story about how well her surgery went. 

“Now, I walk, I run, and my husband and I can go dancing.”

“Except for the incision, I was pain free from the minute I sat up after surgery. I never had pain in that joint again. I couldn’t have picked a better doctor or a better person. I want to hug him every time I see him,” she says of Dr. Lane. 

Before her surgery, she could no longer volunteer at the hospital, couldn’t work in her garden, and had stopped going to the grocery store because of her pain and limited mobility. Dancing – one of her favorite activities – was out of the question. 

“Now, I walk, I run, and my husband and I can go dancing. I have gotten back to any and every activity I wanted to do and missed doing,” she said. 

Dr. Lane’s areas of expertise are joint reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and his residency at Emory University in Atlanta.  

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