Dr. Grimes did a total hip replacement on me mid-October 2014. I couldn’t ask for a better result. Surgery went well, recovery was quick, and he and his office staff are top notch. His assistant, Heidi,
is easily accessible via email to answer any questions that may come up, and the x-ray staff and especially the MRI tech, Jeff, are outstanding. Dr. Grimes is always patient and willing to answer any questions I have and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
on Jan 12th, 2015
Dr. Grimes did a great job on my left hip replacement. He cares about what he does and give you his full attention before, during and after surgery is done. If I was to have the other hip done I would want him to do it.
Did a great job!
on Jun 1st, 2015
Dr. Grimes is the best, most caring Doctor I have ever had, and I have had 7 surgeries.
Richard N Clay
on May 10th, 2013
Doctor Grimes met all of my expectations in these surgeries from initial assessment through surgery and recovery. He elected to perform minimal invasive surgery for both of these operations, the recovery times were shortened and from the most recent hip replacement surgery, I was back playing golf within 6 months and now after 1 full year, I have no restrictions on my activities, play golf twice each week, and feel like a new man; very satisfying for an 82 year old. I would happily recommend Doctor Grimes for these orthopedic surgeries
on Jul 13th, 2013
I am a 56-year old active woman who had a minimally invasive total hip replacement performed by Dr. James Grimes in August of 2010. I was scared to have this procedure done and also felt that I was so young to have to have this done. However, I had pain everyday and was unable to walk without pain or exercise. Now, I am so happy with my new hip, and continue to be very active without pain!
I felt my recovery was remarkable. I was released from the hospital in 3 days. On my first day home, I was able to climb my stairs to get to my bedroom. I was back in the gym in 3 weeks! I had researched and found that Dr. Grimes is the only doctor in Kern County that performs the minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery, going in through the front of the hip. I was so glad I did not have to find a doctor and go to Los Angeles to get this newer type of hip replacement done.
In my opinion, Dr. James Grimes is an excellent doctor and I feel so fortunate to have found him! He and his entire staff were highly professional at all times. His assistant, Heidi, was always available to take or return phone calls quickly. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. James Grimes and his staff!
Dr. Grimes from day one was very helpful on explaining the procedures that would take place during my hip replacement. I was very worried about the surgery and have put the surgery off in prior years and suffered with leg and back pain for many years up to my recent hip replacement. Dr. Grimes explained the procedure and I felt reassured. I put my total trust into Dr. Grimes
When I checked into the Hospital At San Joaquin Hospital all the staff was very caring and helpful and all the nurses that knew Dr. Grimes all told me that he was a very well thought of and demanding Doctor when it came to the procedures on his patients.
Now, after the surgery, I have no leg pain and after five years of taking pain pills I’m off them and no back pain and I can walk without a limp and do all the things I did ten years ago. Now at fifty six years of age I’m loving life!
Dr. Grimes and all his staff I want to Say ” Thank you All For Making My Life Better”
Jimmy Red-Hawk James
On Monday I explained to Dr. Grimes the pain in my knees and hip, and that I was tired of the pills, pointless visits to physical therapy, and all the other half-measures. He listened, he asked questions, and he performed several tests. He was like a bull terrier. He pinpointed the pain in my hip right away. I almost went through the roof when he found it. No one else had. He explained the problem and told me that I could go in for surgery the next week! I had waited three years at the orthopedic factory for someone to take action. I had thought that I would never play sports again. I almost cried a little in the office. Finally, here’s someone who takes action. In three weeks Dr. Grimes had changed my life. I’m running, biking, and playing tennis again like a young kid. The pain in my knees and hip are gone. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! And by the way, the support personnel are wonderful too. Heidi, you’re amazing. I don’t know how you keep up with him.
Glen D. Ogden
I have been suffering from osteoarthritis on my left knee for the last 10 years until I decided to have it replace, I look for the right Dr. for many months until I found Dr. Grimes. I have my knee replaced on June 2014 and I’m happy to say the pain is gone, I’m back to work and my daily activities are back to normal. Thank you Dr. Grimes you are the best.
on Sep 3rd, 2014
I have had both left and right knee replacements done by dr. grimes. Both surgeries were a success. He’s my hero; i would recommend dr. grimes to anyone needing bone surgery.
on Jul 12th, 2014
I was amazed at the short recovery time after the first surgery. The second is even better as I have the perfectly repaired other knee to help me along.
I suffered for fifteen years with knee pain. Talked to many of the “factory offices”, no one was really interested in helping me.
I was referred to Dr. Grimes, made a phone call, and had an appointment the next Monday. Dr. Grimes said “yes, I can help you, we will get you some pre-op physical therapy and then do surgery”.
Had the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon and was home that Friday afternoon. Started post-op therapy the next Monday and haven’t looked back.
One other thing, Dr. Grimes and his staff are great! Personable also. Appointment wait times are very reasonable for the medical profession.
I can’t say enough about the whole operation.
Dr. Grimes performed arthroscopic surgery on my right knee due to a torn meniscus. After only two weeks of physical therapy I feel great. I have no pain and am not limited in flexibility. Wow!! Thank you Dr. Grimes.
on Dec 11th, 2013
Treated Shoulder, impingement and frozen shoulder. Started physical therapy the following morning. Painful at first, kept going and followed up at home at least 2 hours per day. After only 8 weeks I had almost full range of motion and on my way to a full recovery. Very positive experience.
July 31, 2015
I had microscopic carpal tunnel releases on both hands the same day six weeks ago. It worked like magic. The pain and numbness that was waking me up at night vanished immediately. I no longer have the shocking feeling in my hands. I’m very happy I had this surgery and would recommend it to anyone with carpal tunnel.
I’ve had a number of different surgeries over the years. Dr. Grimes performed endoscopic carpal tunnel release on both of my hands in one operation. I was able to return to my desk job in 2 weeks and was back to doing everything in 2 months. This was the best surgery I ever had.
I had a carpal tunnel release on my right hand done three years ago by another surgeon who made a large scar on my palm and wrist. My hand was very sore and it took over 6 months to recover. Dr. Grimes did a carpal tunnel release on my left hand through a tiny incision in my wrist crease. I was back to doing things in a month and have no scar on my palm and no soreness in my palm. Take it from someone who has had both kinds of carpal tunnel surgery–the microscopic procedure was way better.