Yes I did have the same surgeon. My in hospital experience could not have been more different. Same hospital but after first TKR care was not good. Second time around awesome care from staff and nurses. I was bone on bone. Same PT and same exercises. I think knowing what to expect helped. After my first TKR I experienced foot drop while in hospital and that slowed my getting up and moving. Staff not very good. I had to spend extra time in hospital until the problem got better. Next time around so much better. Lots of support and excellent care. Don't know why there was such a difference in the care I received. So I think better in hospital experience helped but also I was familiar with the after care and PT and knew what to expect.