when I went in for my 6 week postoperative visit, hoping to discuss why my left ankle and approximately 3 inches above and around it were still numb, I was greeted by a doctor I had never met. He was surprised I was unaware that he would be my treating physician, but not nearly as surprised as I. As the visit progressed he advised that my leg was likely to remain numb from nerve damage. I explained to him that Dr. Kokinos had originally planned to insert another 175cc of numbing solution, but decided against it. The so,union was not injected until I felt a searing pain behind my knee. I asked if that were the cause, he stated it very likely was. We went on to discuss why my legs continue to swelll and feel heavy. Referring to the ultrasound done that day, he advised I required another two surgeries or I could wear compression hose. Now, approximately 6 months post op, my legs continue to swell and my right leg is numb and, on occasion, burns and throbs. I thought after having such a poor outcome Dr. Kokinos would follow up. Yeah, right. I was MUCH better off before I underwent these surgeries.