Why It’s Worth the Trip to California to Fix Your Sports Hernia

If you have been diagnosed with a sports hernia, your next step should be finding the best surgeon to fix your injury.  There are many nerves, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, it is important to choose a specialist who knows exactly what they’re doing.

One of the best sports hernia specialists in the world practices in Fremont, California, south and east of San Francisco. Dr. William Brown has been focusing on sports hernias for nearly 20 years and has earned a reputation with athletes for his repair technique and recovery protocol. Dr. Brown is the surgeon for the San Jose Sharks, the San Jose Earthquakes, and most of the local college teams. And he has cared for athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, NBL and the United States Soccer League.

Besides the peace of mind of getting top-notch treatment by Dr. Brown so that you can get back to your life, taking the trip to the Bay Area for the surgery is a delight. The world-famous city is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Symphony, cable cars, Ghirardelli chocolate, its Chinatown district, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, the famous “Painted Ladies” Victorian houses, the Giants, the 49ers, the Oakland A’s, Silicon Valley, and much more!

Of course, since you’re visiting primarily for your sports hernia surgery, your mobility and time may be limited. From consultation to post-surgery resting, the entire surgery process takes about three days. The first day will be your consultation and physical exam, the second day will be the surgery, and the third day will be taking it easy and resting. Most patients are fine to fly on day four, however, many of them choose to arrive a few days before their consultation and leave a few days after to take advantage of what the beautiful city has to offer.

Even if you’re not comfortable walking much after your surgery, Pier 39 is a famous waterfront district in San Francisco that features restaurants, shops, and an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can enjoy this from a wheelchair if you need to, it will be just as amazing. Or you can take a guided boat tour that will give you a view of the city from the San Francisco Bay.

All three local airports are approximately the same distance to Dr. Brown’s office, so you can pick whichever one offers the best flight pricing and convenience.  And if you have questions or concerns about accommodation and transportation options, the team at Dr. Brown’s office is more than happy to help, and even to recommend some great local things to do.

Dr. Brown can help you get back on the field, mats, track, or court—and out of pain. Plus, if you’re from out of the area, the setting for your repair surgery couldn’t be better. For any questions you have about your injury, Dr. Brown’s philosophy, scheduling an appointment or visiting Fremont, please feel free to contact us anytime.