Patient Testimonials

We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aham Onyike has helped them. We are proud to share some of these patient testimonials with you here.

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"Our entire family is really impressed with Dr. Onyike. We found him through the internet and were skeptical of the many high praises. But it was all true. He is a gifted surgeon, both in manners and skills. I will recommend him any day, everyday."
"Easily the best doctor I have ever met. Many other doctors dismissed me without sympathy because of my weight. Dr. Onyike treated me like a real human being and fixed both knees. He gave me back 20 years of my life. I owe him everything."
"I have been an OR nurse for 30 years and have had a firsthand opportunity to see many doctors perform joint replacement arthroplasty in that time. Dr. Onyike is the best I have seen because he is both careful and efficient. He keeps up with all the latest and greatest innovations in the field. But, most importantly, he really cares. That is why I chose him to fix both my hips and I have no regrets. I am doing great."
“It’s officially been a year since Dr. Onyike changed my life for the better. I was unable to do so many things for years before my dual hip replacement surgery. Both of my hips feel completely normal again. I cannot thank you enough for your awesome work. May God continue to bless you and yours so that, in another 20 years, when my hips need to be done again, you can perform the surgery. Thank you! You’re a rock star.”
“I am back in Abuja now, and my hip feels incredibly good. No one can tell it has been replaced. Thank you for your kindness and for changing my life.”
"I previously received orthopedic care for two bad hips at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. However, my insurance changed and I had to switch everything. My sister-in-law was so impressed with the results of her surgery on both knees that she recommended Dr. Onyike. I went on the internet and was impressed by his patient ratings. However, I was still scared. But when I met Dr. Onyike in person, I realized all the patient ratings were 100% true. He is truly amazing. He was calm, thorough, patient, and explained everything in a way I had never experienced before. Needless to say, we went ahead with surgery and, as he had assured me it would, everything went well from start to finish. I actively go out of my way to tell others to see him for replacement surgeries."
"Just had a total knee replacement on my right knee yesterday. I type this from my hospital chair. Dr Onyike is the very best of the best. I’ve been dealing with many orthopedists in this area for years and I would only recommend Dr. Onyike. My husband had his knee replace by Dr. Onyike a couple years ago and it was a perfect experience. We both respect his great bedside manner, his intelligence, and his way of sharing his knowledge with his patients. I have had barely any pain since getting out of surgery. Dr Onyike makes sure everything you have everything you need to be comfortable before and after surgery. Dr. Onyike is the No. 1 orthopedic doctor, in my book. I highly recommend him."
"Dr. Onyike is such an amazing surgeon. I had a knee that needed to be redone after it was botched at the University of Virginia. The doctors there kept saying they couldn’t see the problem. Dr. Onyike recognized it had come loose and redid it for me. The pain I suffered with for 2 years is now gone. No more narcotics, injections, and everything else, thanks to Dr. Onyike."
"I have seen Dr. Onyike twice now and am very pleased. As a doctor myself, I can say I find his exams more complete than other orthopedists I have seen – when I got to see them at all, I'd often get their PA. Dr. Onyike's discussion of the problem and treatment plan was complete and well-explained. The office staff is good as well, and getting an appointment was quick and convenient. I highly recommend him."
"Dr. Onyike really helped me when I needed a knee replacement do-over, as I called it. My knee was in really bad shape after I fell and broke a few things. He had a plan right away on how to fix it. I was so mad at myself for causing the problem, I just wanted to cuss. He was so calm and that smile of his was enough to make me feel better. I tell everyone I know that if you need a knee replaced, go see Dr. Onyike. I saw him during my follow-up last week, and everything is looking good. He told me that I can come see him as needed. So I said that if I mess up another body part of mine, I will be back. The staff is also wonderful. Thank you, Dr. Onyike."
"Dr. Onyike saw my husband and myself during different appointments. He asked us to tell him what our problems were, he gave use plenty of time to voice our concerns, and asked clarifying questions. He checked our X-rays and other diagnostic tests. Then he discussed with us various treatment options for our problems. He guided us on our treatment decision. We were very pleased with him and felt we were in good hands."
"Dr. Onyike is very knowledgeable and takes the time to talk to you as a patient, and gives you the time you need to ask questions. I think he is a very kind and caring doctor."
"Dr. Onyike was able to fit us in, even as a new patient. My 11-year-old son was quite impressed with the 3D interactive screen, where Dr. Onyike showed us exactly what was broken. Dr. Onyike’s staff were so sweet to my son. I highly recommend this practice. Since my son is in sports, having an orthopedic sports medicine doctor is a perfect fit!"
"Dr. Onyike has an excellent bedside manner. He was caring and compassionate with my mother who saw him for a knee problem. I highly recommend him."
"I am in Spotsylvania Regional Hospital, and just had a total hip replacement. Dr. Onyike was just the kindest, most wonderful doctor I have ever had. I would recommend him to anybody. He knows his business and has the best bedside manner. My husband and son were highly impressed with him also. Thank you, Dr. Onyike, for giving me back a functional life."
"I have two bad hips due to avascular necrosis. I will need hip replacement surgery and I have chosen Dr. Onyike. He was the third doctor I had seen about the problem. It helped that he had two extremely satisfied patients in the reception area who had recently had hip surgery. However, when I met him I was convinced. He speaks with remarkable common sense. Of all the doctors I have ever met, he is the easiest to understand. He has a remarkable ability to simplify, deepen, or use analogies to explain problems. He also emphasized that his concern is my pain not my X-ray or my diagnosis. He was very patient and answered all my questions. It was easily the best doctor experience I have ever had. I will undergo surgery this week."
“I want to thank you for what you have done to make me a better person. Without your skillful hands, I wouldn't be walking better today. You are irreplaceable. Thank you again for being the doctor you are.”
“In order to tell you about my experience, I need to lead you down the life I once lived. Imagine waking up one day and what is naturally a part of your everyday existence is suddenly gone: pain-free movement. I remember crying myself to sleep after hours of asking ‘Why me?’ and hoping for a resolution to ease the pain. I was 20 years old at the time. My deteriorated right hip was the result of a salmonella infection, a complication of sickle cell anemia. Hip replacement was the only treatment, but I had to wait 10 years. I suffered and lost hope until I met Dr. Onyike. This young doctor with an infectious smile gave me hope. He reassured me that my aspirations to return to my life the way it used to be – without joint pain or difficulty walking – was not only possible, but achievable. Six years after the surgery, I continue to tell everyone that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My life is back to normal, and I am grateful to have met Dr. Onyike. Thank you.”
“Thank you very much for your compassion and concern. I will never forget your kindness or the genuine care of your staff. You all have been a blessing during my recovery.”
“I had so much pain in my knees from arthritis that it was difficult for me to walk or even stand. The medication I was on wasn’t helping anymore. Dr. Onyike gave me another choice, to have knee replacement surgery. I put my trust in him and agreed to the surgery. I am so glad I did! My first knee surgery was on April 1, 2010. On October 31, 2011, Dr. Onyike performed the surgery on my other knee. He was there for me when I was in the hospital as well as upon discharge. Three months into my recovery and I was able to go back to work – at age 70! To stay on track with my recovery, I walk a lot and do my exercises. The surgery gave me a new lease on life. Without it, I would not be able to work. I am thankful for Dr. Onyike and his staff for giving me back my life. I am very grateful to all of you.”
“Thank you for helping me with my healing after my left hip replacement surgery. Your bedside manner and that of the others you have trained is respectful and courteous. Thank you again. Feel free to add me to your fan club.”
“Dr. Onyike fixed a previously botched knee replacement surgery. In 2008, I had a knee replacement surgery that was unsuccessful and left me with unbearable pain on a daily basis. I was referred to Dr. Onyike who, after taking X-rays, discovered the problem. Although I was discouraged by my earlier experience and reluctant to go through with another procedure, Dr. Onyike calmed my fears and explained in detail what I could expect. My confidence grew – as did my trust in Dr. Onyike. In 2011, Dr. Onyike delivered on his promises, and today, I am doing fantastic! I am thankful for the great professional service I received from Dr. Onyike.”
"I was recommended to Dr. Onyike by a professional who is familiar with patient outcomes. I fell on the stairs and fractured my ankle in three places. Dr. Onyike explained the injury, the surgery and recovery process to me in terms that are understandable to the layperson. I had complete confidence in his ability to repair my ankle. He was very thorough and attentive during the recovery period and helped me with pain management. I have had an excellent outcome, despite the seriousness of my injury. I highly recommend Dr. Onyike."
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my surgery a success! All your time and effort are so appreciated. God’s blessings to you all.”
“I was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees, which gave me terrible pain. I initially opted to get steroid shots in both knees. The shots worked for almost a year but eventually became ineffective, so I decided to have total knee replacement surgery on my left knee. Dr. Onyike performed the surgery at Howard University Hospital. My recovery went very well. As the swelling in my knee went down, the feeling in my knee came back – but the pain was gone! Today, eight months later, I have none of the pain in my knee that I had before surgery. Dr. Onyike did an excellent job on my left knee. I am looking forward to getting my right knee done, as well. I am grateful to him and his staff for helping me achieve a better quality of life with the knee replacement surgery. Thank you.”
“Dr. Onyike, thank you for another job well done! It’s been six weeks since you replaced my other hip, so I am going dancing tonight.”
"Dr. Onyike is by far the best orthopedist I have ever had. We first met him when he treated our grandson Jalen for a compound wrist fracture. I was so impressed with his bedside manners and ability to calm things down. My wife Maria had been frustrated with doctors at a different practice and was reluctant to go forward with recommended knee replacement surgery for herself. Dr. Onyike evaluated the case and fixed her a few weeks later. It has been life-changing. Everyone is blown away. It is as if Jalen's injury was a gift from God because it introduced us to Dr. Onyike. We are thankful."
“Thanks a million for coordinating daddy’s care. He is back in Addis Ababa and has promised to dance at the wedding to show off his new knees.”
“I had my hip replacement surgery in 2010, when I was 57 years old. The problem began nine months previously, when I noticed a dull pain in my hip. I thought this was a natural result of aging and wasn’t alarmed initially. Eventually, my everyday life was affected. I sought professional help when I realized the pain was only getting worse. At my first consultation with Dr. Onyike, he put me at ease. Within two weeks of my surgery, I was walking and moving freely with little to no help. Had I known the results would be so wonderful, I would have had the surgery much sooner. My hip replacement has lessened my anxiety, and I don’t worry about what is in store for me in the future. I thank God for Dr. Onyike. I am truly blessed for how he changed my life.”
“I am writing to express my deep gratitude for the superior care you and your wonderful staff provided for my dad.”
“Your patience, kindness, and compassion are greatly appreciated. May God bless you and reward you for your diligence on your craft, and may he distinguish you among your peers. Merci beaucoup et a bientot.”
“I am so grateful to you and your wonderful staff for all you have done for me. I feel physically born again, and I am now doing things I haven’t done in the last 3 years. Please hurry up and establish in Lagos. There are many more of us here that need you.”
“My mother is walking for the first time since her accident in 2009. Thank you so much, and God bless you. I pray that your plans for an office in Lagos come to fruition, so people like my mother can get the expert treatment you provide.”
"I have heard such horror stories about joint replacements. However, when I first met Dr. Onyike, he made me feel comfortable about asking questions. I was so impressed with how patient he is about answering any and all questions. I had my first hip replacement 2 years ago. Dr. Onyike is so caring and patient, he has a way of making you feel like you are his only patient. My hip replacement was a pleasant experience. I honestly do not remember any suffering afterward and everything healed perfectly. I have scheduled a hip replacement surgery for my other hip in a few weeks. I would not have this surgery performed by any other doctor. Great job!"

Find out for yourself why orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aham Onyike has such a stellar reputation with patients and peers alike. Schedule your visit with him by calling +1 301 856 1682 (Washington, D.C./Maryland) or +234 703 122 7100 (Nigeria). You can also submit an appointment request right now.

Aham Onyike, MD

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Aham Onyike specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee – and is widely known for his excellence as a “Patient’s Choice” physician in these areas. His other areas of expertise include general orthopedics, fracture care, work-related injuries, and sports medicine and athletic injuries. He subsequently obtained his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark in 1999. He completed his residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was awarded the title of Resident of the Year in his final year. He completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Onyike received his board certification in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been practicing in US for almost two decades.