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Thank you for choosing Professional Orthopaedic Associates for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Professional Orthopaedic Associates.

Patient Video Reviews

“Been remiss is getting to you. I wanted to thank all in the office of Professional Orthopaedic Associates for your kindness, professionalism, and demeanors. Everyone was pleasant and efficient from the front office to billing to nursing staff. Additionally, big thanks to Dr. Gesell who lived to his word. I asked if I could be dancing at my son’s wedding six weeks from my surgery on March 21 and he delivered! Again, thank you all and I would recommend your practice to anyone.” – Ken D.
"Dr. Johnson, I wish to thank you for the great job that you did for me on two occasions. The first was a couple of years ago after a sever ligament tear to my left thumb. Since then it has healed tremendously and it is now a non-issue in daily performance on the job, when I'm working out or in the future as I perform my summer duties life guarding. The second was the most recent operation you performed on my knee to take care of a torn piece of cartilage. Though I still think about it in order to protect it, I shocked myself when to perform a task that involved the use of brute force i used that very leg and didn't realize I had until afterward. I of course rebuked myself for doing so, but it put a smile on my face realizing that the knee was solid. I also wish to give a sincere thank you for the greatest confidence you instilled on my daughter when she saw you. She was amazed when you got on the phone and got her an appointment within a week with a doctor that she was not able to get an appointment for over a month. She also said that she felt tremendously comfortable with your overall demeanor and courtesy towards her in a personal way and not just a clinical manner. We've known one another since high school and I am proud to tell people that fact. Not just because you are an excellent doctor and surgeon, for which I recommend you, but because you are a fine individual that really does care about his patients." ~ Mark S.
"Dear Dr. Gentile, Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care you provided me for my fractured femur. Not knowing each other could have made the situation more difficult but your skill and your kindness eased things for me a great deal. For that, I shall always be most grateful! To you and your wonderful staff, I extend my best wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2012!" ~Phyllis K., Ocean, NJ
"Dr. Johnson, I wanted to thank you for all of the help you have provided me with my wrist operation. I made it through the entire basketball season without any problems and had the opportunity to play in the Group 2 state championship game. None of it would have been possible without your help. Thank you," ~ Timmy M.
Dr. Bade, My son, my wife and I want to thank you. We're very grateful for your expertise, the time that you take with your patients, the efficiency of your surgical center and for your generosity. We really appreciate all that you have done. ~ Sincerely, Keith M. Ocean, NJ
Dear Dr. Gabisan, I wanted to let you know that I did make it through my granddaughter's graduation from Seton Hall on Monday. There was an enormous amount of walking to get into the IZOD center, but that was OK. Thanks for making this day possible for me! As you know, before I met you, I had surgery on my ruptured Achilles tendon and a subsequent infection. I went to FOUR other doctors that failed to diagnose and treat my problem correctly. You cleared up my condition immediately. Then you performed a miracle on my knee arthritis. Thank you so much for everything! ~ Sincerely, Barbara T. Manalapan, NJ
Dear Dr. Gabisan, Thank you so much for all the patience you have shown me through the painful recovery of my ankle injury. I am scared, and have a lot of questions and you have been great at putting my mind at ease. It is so nice to finally have a doctor who listens and cares about his patients. Thank you. Thank you. Hope to get to 100% soon. With appreciation. ~ Best, H. Capone
Dear Dr. Johnson, I am writing this thank you card with a pain-free hand, thanks to your care and expertise in treating my carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. I am so happy that I had the surgery and I am truly grateful for having met you and I am so appreciative of your personal and professional attention. ~ Marie B., Ocean Twp.
Dear Dr. Foos and Staff, I just wanted to thank you all for being so wonderful to me before, during and after my recent surgery to repair the cartilage in my knee. I was so anxious and you all made it an almost pleasant experience! You must be an awesome boss to have so many truly happy employees. ~ Tracy M. West Allenhurst
Dear Dr. Foos, Here I am with two knees, and I want to thank you for giving me back my life. When I first came to see you, I was in so much pain. Today I feel like a new person and I am finally pain-free. Through it all, you always explained things so that I knew what would happen as well as how and why. You patiently and thoughtfully answered all my questions, even those some might consider silly (zumba and zip lines). You have an incredible staff. They have always been so nice to me. Your assistant, Jennifer, is amazing. She has traveled this journey with me, answering every phone call, every question, every fear I had, always so professional and compassionate. Then there's Laurie, the first person I would see at the reception desk; Colleen, Anthony, and John, who would bring me back to one of the exam rooms or take me for x-rays; Clarinda, who I would see on my way out and make my next appointment; Justine, who gave me those reminder calls. And then, physical therapy -- Tracy is the first person I spoke with at POA PT, and she was so kind and caring; Sheela is an incredible physical therapist and did wonders. And then there is you, Dr. Foos. Thanks to your great surgical skills and knowledge and compassion, you have brought me through this journey. I never thought I would be able to walk and run without pain again, but here I am. THANK YOU! ~ Sincerely, Doris F.

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