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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

"I've got my life back. It's the best way to describe my experience. Dr. Bade and all the team have been wonderful. Thank you for everything!" –Robert S. 
"I would like to thank Professional Orthopaedic Associates for their kind, compassionate, and understanding during my life changing injuries. Especially Dr. David Gentile, Maryann Krug, and Sherry Cumberbatch. They helped me seek and receive treatment when no one else would. I see them as great people with big hearts and a patient comes first attitude. My well-being and recovery I owe to them. Thank you." - Jeffery R.
Our son, Austin, was very blessed to meet the qualifications to compete with members of the U.S. ski team upon their return from races in Norway. He is currently ranked third in the U.S. and 21st in the world in Super G for his age!  Thank you to Dr. Torpey for the wonderful care he has given Austin. --Karen L.
"I am a 49 year old ex-professional hockey player who had MAKO knee surgery with Dr. Bade and Dr. Gesell.  Prior to the surgery, I could barely walk. The pain in my knee was overwhelming to the point that I was having a hard time performing the more physical aspects of my job (I am a hockey director and coach) and I was unable to participate in my favorite past-time activity, golf. I had a partial knee replacement via MAKO surgery the morning of January 30, 2015, and by the same afternoon, I was up and taking steps with a walker. I had very little discomfort even directly after the procedure; I never even filled the pain medication prescription I was given, I just used over-the-counter ibuprofren, which controlled any discomfort. I followed the recommended course of physical therapy and quickly progressed to normal function. In early March (five weeks post-surgery), I was back on the ice, skating. Two months post surgery, I was back on the golf course. Today, I am three months post surgery and I feel great. I have no limitations and I am functioning at full capacity. I would highly recommend these doctors and this procedure to anyone who is a candidate for it. Dr. Bade and Dr. Gesell are outstanding surgeons and I am grateful for their meticulous care." - Yves H.
"Dear Dr. Johnson, Clorinda, & All the Office Staff at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, I just want to say again thank you for your incredible kindness and generosity towards me and my family. You are truly the most sincere, caring, and unselfish human beings that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I have been a patient of Professional Orthopaedic Associates for many years. Dr. Johnson, you have treated our family for at least 30 years now. From my in-laws to my children and now to me. From the moment we met, you always made me feel at peace. I will admit, I have been thrown a couple of curve balls in my time and am very fearful when it comes to doctors, but knowing that I am in your hands, has always left me so comforted. Clorinda, where do I begin. You are the best for always fitting us in for immediate appointments and helping us with paper work and insurance. Your calming presence and efficient organization has pulled this family through many procedures, from fractured bones in my son’s ankle’s, knees, and hand, to my irregular EKGs and then being sent instantly to your own cardiologist. Thank you. Having this tremendous disc pain has been torture. I had been in severe pain for approx. 7 months. My neck, back, and left arm all hurt. My pain got to the point that I could only stand. Sitting was unbearable. Dr. Johnson, you examined me and knew right away that something funny was going on. That same day, I was introduced to your associate Dr. Cohen, who confirmed I needed an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Surgery was scheduled two weeks later after all pre-testing was approved. You have gone above and beyond to help me get to where I am today. Checking on me weekly to make sure all pre-testing was on scheduled and that I was not in pain. I was very afraid as my insurance was not taken at the office and I received a call that night to say not to worry. I am a widow with three children and one still in college, so I was very scared of the finances. Insurance companies denying most everything as they do. And also worrying that the worst would happen in surgery. It is such a foreign concept to be told by your office that  “Professional Orthopedic puts their patients 1st  and not the finances." They explained they would work with my insurance company and they stood by what they said! I am so happy to say that surgery took place April 24th - one week ago. I was home the next day 100% pain free and feeling better that I have in years. I had my follow up visit with Dr. Cohen six days later and was so excited to be told all was successful. Even your front desk staff hugged and welcomed me back. YOUR KINDNESS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON!!!! You are truly an angel. God bless you for your talent, kindness, and compassion." - Elaine R.
"Dear Dr. Cohen & All the Staff at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, I have to write this thank you letter as it is the least that I can do to show my appreciation for all that you have done for me. My family and I have been patients of Dr. Chris Johnson from the beginning of time and would never dream of going anywhere else. I was suffering with tremendous pain in my neck, back, and left arm for months. I went to the chiropractor thinking it was work-related as I sit on the computer for work all day and boiled it down to poor posture and getting old. Dr. Johnson instantly sent me for an MRI and scheduled an appointment with his associate, Dr. Cohen, the following week. I was unable to sit, drive, or sleep. I was rolling on the floor in pain and the only relief I had was to stand. His exact words were, "no one will touch your spine except Dr.Cohen. He is the best and I would have him do mine." I was very nervous as a widow and sole provider for my three children that my Insurance would be an issue and I would suffer permanent injury to my spine during surgery. Dr. Cohen met with me that following week in the Tinton Falls office as he knew I had a problem driving. He reviewed my MRI films with me and explained that surgery was my only option. He confirmed that I had three herniated discs. He assured me that the insurance needs would be taken care of and all I needed to do was rest and get clearance from the hospital. Wonderful Marilyn (the Surgical Coordinator and Administrative Assistant) scheduled and organized everything for me, even down to a care package that included all expectations of the before and after surgery. She called me on a daily basis to make sure I was ok and that I had all I needed. I have lost many loved ones and am a little fearful of hospitals. Dr. Cohen explained everything in detail to me and treated me like I was one of his family members. He met with me before surgery, after surgery, and visited me that Saturday morning at 7am to see how I was doing. Needless to say, the surgery was a huge success. I was waving my left arm five hours after surgery and I was pain free. I had not done that for months. My scar is so tiny that I can hardly see it. I was also surprised to find out that he had gifted me with a bone growth stimulator that costs over $2,000 that my insurance company would not pay for. Dr. Cohen...thank you a million times over. I will never forget your kindness and being the master surgeon you are. Wishing you continued success in your career. Keep up the great work. YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!....Bless you." - Elaine R.
"Thank you very much for all that you have done on my behalf.  I really appreciate the time and accommodations made by your wonderful staff.  Thanks again and hopefully, I won't be seeing you soon!" -Melanie C.
"I have had two total shoulder replacements and a shattered elbow surgery done by Dr. Bade. There is no one I would trust more than him. He is extremely professional and I now have all the movement in my arms that I had before with no restrictions." - Fortunate S.
"When your child breaks a bone, it is a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, my son, Matthew, age 12, broke both bones in his right forearm and experienced a great deal of pain. After being treated at the hospital emergency room, Matthew needed follow-up care from a caring and experienced orthopedist. I asked many friends and family members and they recommended Professional Orthopedists and gave them great reviews. My son and I met with Dr. Johnson and his staff and he was treated with such care, it immediately put us at ease. The technician and nurse who x-rayed Matthew were knowledgeable and gentle, and helped him deal with the pain that he was in. Dr. Johnson then met with us and reassured us that Matthew would have a full recovery. He explained the x-rays in terms that we could understand and showed us how the bones could heal without having to go through surgery. Dr. Johnson used a hard cast to ensure that the bones were set in a corrective position- something that we couldn't imagine when we first saw the x-rays. His sense of humor and great bedside manner kept my 12-year-old son in good spirits, while he kept a nervous mom informed and at ease. At the one week follow-up visit, we met with Dr. Gesell, Dr Johnson's partner. He was also equally caring and professional. Dr. Gesell showed us the follow-up x-rays and showed us how the bones were repairing themselves and were back in a healthy and stable position to fuse back together. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to be in the care of such skilled and professional doctors. Matthew is expected to have a full recovery, which is just amazing after all that he went through. To see him smile and laugh means the world to us. We know that the care he received at Professional Orthopedists made all the difference to him and our family." - Audrey O.
My first visit to Professional Orthopaedic Associates was a pleasant one.  Prompt and professional.  I did not expect such quick service, but glad I chose this practice over others in network.  Thank you. --Betty G.