I am a Teacher and a Middle School Coach. I have been involved in athletics either as a player or a coach over the past 44 years and due to this activity I began to have serious hip pain. I saw Dr. Candalora who diagnosed a sever case of arthritus in my right hip but he did not want to jump right into surgery instead electing to use pain management through medication until I felt that I should have the surgery. Dr. Candalora made me feel a part of the decision making process and after he explained the situation and alternatives that I had he would always ask what my feelings were as well as my opinion. Once surgery was agreed upon he explained every detail of the procedure, answered all of my questions and even gave me a video to watch that detailed the hip replacement procedure. In my heart and mind there is NO BETTER surgeon/practice than Dr. Candalora. It is now 5 weeks after my surgery and I am walking around with out even the assistance of a cane and more importantly for the first time in the last 9 years I am completely without any pain what so ever. There is not and can be no better person to see for Orthopedic questions or problems than Dr. Candalora and his practice. If there is anyone who would like to speak to me about the exact details of a hip replacement surgery and the OUTSTANDING experience I had with Dr. Candalora and his entire staff to include his office staff.