I have known Dr. Schemitch for 6+years. I had double hip replacement at 49 and 54 years old. Both surgeries went well; but surgery in London was better. I was a complicated case since I was born without a hip socket. The doctors had to create one for me age 2 ( thanks to Dr. Salter). It wore out at age 35. I suffered for 14 years prior to surgery. I waited at least a year, but it was worth it. Now, wait times are a little longer. The move to London was worth it. My quality of life is excellent. I only have some pain in one joint 3 years later when doing a specific move (weak muscle). If I don’t do that specific move I’m 100 percent pain free. Dr. Schemitch has two female surgeon’s working on his team now at LHSC. He’s always been courteous and polite, has excellent bed side manners. He was there for me even when I had trouble with a former nurse of his. His move to London was the best decision he made. Even if he does a disappearing act on occasion, he leaves me in good hands with Angela. I only heard one complaint ever from a former patient who had knee surgery. For what ever reason, she had a lot of trouble. St. Michael hospital was a zoo to work in. Don’t forget when you sign off on papers and something doesn’t go right, you take that risk. No hip replacement is ever perfect forever. Don’t blame the surgeon. He’s one of the best. Blame your self for taking risk then. Just do the physio and take care of yourself. Most patients are lucky to have Dr. Schemitsch.