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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

Dear Dr. Cohen, I would like to take this time to say thank you. Through both of my spinal surgeries (one for spinal stenosis in my lower back) you made me feel at ease and confident that my physical condition would vastly improve. You are not only a master surgeon, technically, but you are a really great physician. You care for the complete patient and that makes all the difference in the world. You showed respect and understanding for my spiritual an physical concerns, which I sincerely appreciate. I just want to say that I appreciate all that you've done for me and you are THE BEST!!! I hope that my surgery days are past. Continue being the doctor that you are, a fine and excellent surgeon, a great teacher and a caring person. May you continue to have a successful career but most of all, may you have a successful and Blessed life. ~ Sincerely Gilda L. of Toms River, NJ
Dear Professional Orthopaedic Associates, I would like to thank P.O.A. for the help and support given to me and other Shore Conference athletic trainers. Years ago when many high schools were beginning to hire certified athletic trainers, your support provided us with acceptance and credibility. The meetings that you sponsored relating to the care and prevention of athletic injuries were informative and educational. The social aspect of these meetings were also helpful to many of us. Talking with other athletic trainers about problems they had faced often helped me find a solution for my concerns. Your presence on sidelines of varsity football games was always greatly appreciated. If I had any questions regarding an athletic injury at my school, the doctors of P.O.A. were only a phone call away. The timely and expert care you provided for our injured student athletes was always a given. Again, thank you. ~ Sincerely, David A. Solt ATC Athletic Trainer - Retired Toms River HS East {1979-2012}
Dear Dr. Bade, I wanted to send you a note for the excellent care I received. You performed arthroscopic surgery on my left knee in December 2011. Thank you for giving me many more years on the basketball court to enjoy playing with my kids. I appreciate the professional attention and care that I received from you and all members of your team. Thank you very much! ~ John M. of Tinton Falls, NJ
Dear Dr. Gabison, I would be re-mill if I didnt express my deepest appreciation for all youve done and the very patient and professional way you dealt with me and my frustrations with the healing process. It was far longer than I expected but I am back to tennis 3x/week - no swelling! Yeah! I am also walking with no pain and no swelling. Im back and very grateful. Thank you so much! J. Kulat
Dear Dr. Johnson, I want to thank you for being so generous in performing my ACL surgery. I know that you are a very busy doctor and what you did for me was unbelievable. I am very confident that I am going to be able to return to baseball this spring. I am recovering well and doing my PT three times a week and I feel very optimistic about my college baseball career, thanks to you. ~Thank you again, Sincerely, Jordan B. Oakhurst, NJ
"Dear Dr. Bade, It has been a pleasure working with you over the past ten years! Every athlete that we evaluated together was an education for me, as you are a brilliant man. POA is truly the best. The care, dedication and expertise you bring to the Monmouth University athletes is amazing. I personally appreciate everything. You made my job easier because you care so much about the well being of the HAWKS!" ~ Doug Padron, ATC, San Diego, CA
Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Miles Austin was in Monmouth County recently and he took a moment to acknowledge the doctors at Professional Orthopaedics. "The doc's at POA took care of me during my playing career at Monmouth University. They are the best." ~ Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
Dear Dr. Bade Phrases such as "gifted", "talented", "thankful", "compassionate", "confident" and "quality of life" are often taken for granted until they apply to your situation and they then take on a completely new meaning. When I had first met with you in January of this year, I had explained to you how I had been treated by other Orthopaedist over a period of 3 1/2 years for a "knee injury" and the various treatments that I had undergone and the constant pain and discomfort that I was experiencing. You showed a great deal of concern and compassion for my situation and began a thorough examination. It was not only the examination that impressed me but also the fact that you took the time to explain every step of the same to me. Within one hour of having met you, you were able to confirm, through the x-rays and examination, that my pain and injury were NOT directly related to my knee but rather the result of my left hip deterioration and that the proper treatment for the same was a complete left hip replacement. Prior to this, I had undergone physical therapy, shots in my knee and even a knee defragment procedure by other orthopaedists (over 3 1/2 years) and the issue of hip problems or a hip replacement never even arose. Instead of the pain getting less and less, it was continuing and now affecting my "quality of life" to the point that many of the activities that I enjoyed doing, could no longer be done. As the date for surgery was approaching, many of my friends and family members were asking me if I was scared or nervous and I would respond by telling them "Believe it or not, I'm not the least bit afraid but rather I am excited and anxious about getting my life back. I have the right orthopedist who is going to give that to me" and I was right because I now have a future once again. After having met you for only a short period of time, it was obvious to me that I had now found the right orthopedist to address the "quality of life" issues that I was experiencing. You and your staff explained to me the entire procedure and what to anticipate and expect with the same. More importantly, you were able to put my mind at ease and realize that there was "light at the end of the tunnel" in order to once again live and have quality of life. You are a very gifted and talented physician and orthopaedist and in my eyes you have given me back my quality of life that I had so much missed for the past several years. I had said to my wife on February 13, the day after surgery,when the nurses and physical therapist got me out of bed that it was the first time in over 3 years that I could actually walk WITHOUT ANY pain whatsoever. That is something that I did not ever think I would experience again. I felt that it was necessary to write to you and thank you for all that you have done for me and my family and to let you know that the gift that you have in treating patients is something very special and also something that this patient will never forget because it was due to your compassion, talent and gift that I once again have a quality of PAIN FREE life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~ F. Roselli of South River, N.J.
Dr. Gesell, I have been a patient of Dr. Gesell's for approximately two years. He has performed two procedures for me on my left knee. He is an amazing surgeon and person. After the procedure, I have complete use of my knee and I am virtually pain free. Most importantly, Dr. Gesell always treated me with absolute professionalism - courtesy and respect. He listened to my concerns on both the pain and use of medications during and after the procedure. He devised a plan with me to address the process of leaving behind the use of pain medications in a medically safe way after healing. I would highly recommend or refer anyone to seek out his care for there specific orthopedic needs. ~ Michael T., Belford, NJ.
Dear Dr. Bade, I don't know whether the greater factor in what you have done for me is your incredible generosity or your wonderful surgical skills. To suffice it to say, no one has ever given so much of themselves for me. You truly implemented as well as motivated me to change my life physically. My appreciation for all you have done will never be underestimated or forgotten. Harry, you are one of the good guys. It is truly a blessing in my life to have you in it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~ Nick W.