I had surgery with Dr. Weil on November 16, 2009 to fix a bad fracture with tissue and nerve damage on my right foot. I already had surgery with another doctor a year before at Northwestern Hospital and my foot was becoming deformed and I was in a lot of pain. Well my surgery with Dr. Weil, Sr. was very successful and after 8 weeks I no longer have any doctor appointments. One thing I think made my surgery a success is I listened to him after each appointment. Dr. Weil stressed to me to keep weight off and always wear the boot when walking and use the machine called Vital Wrap to ice the foot. Well I wore the boot 24/7 except going to bed and taking a shower. Vital Wrap is wonderful for instant relief. Listening to the doctor and taking it seriously by not walking on the foot too soon made the difference. My post x-rays showed the healing and after sometime the swollen will go down. My only advice is to listen to the doctor, take his directions seriously and you will have success. Don't work out too early, it will come soon enough. The other note I would like to say is Dr. Weil is a specialist for feet, not hip replacements, knee replacements, etc. Also his stafff is the best I have ever seen and his nurse, Pam is such a huge asset for Dr. Weil.
Des Plaines, IL