I have always been an athlete. From playing football and basketball as a youth, to running, swimming and biking as an adult, I have tried to stay active and healthy. As I age, I have discovered that nothing stops me quicker than an injury. In my case, I woke up one morning in excruciating pain. One day later, I was in Dr. Burval’s office and he told me that I needed surgery. I am happy to report that the surgery was successful – I walked out of the hospital pain free. More importantly, I have run 2 half marathons and I swim regularly. Dr. Burval is a marvelous surgeon. He answered all of my questions both before the surgery and after. While I was in recovery, he made sure that my wife knew what was going on. Both he and his staff made what was a very painful time in my life relatively easy.