"The proof is in the video of me skiing- spinal fusion works! Dr. Cohen, thank you so much! In June, I couldn't walk, then I had my surgery. In July I rode my bike 20 miles after spinal surgery. By Labor day, I jogged a half mile. In September I was able to jog to a run at least two miles and I was swimming every other day. I started back skiing in December and I was able to be aggressive right from the get-go, powder skiing most of the winter, then onto being aggressive in the bumps, but slow! The biggest believer out there is me!!"
~ Tim H. Sea Girt, NJ
"Dr. Johnson, When I first walked into your office, my shoulder hurt so bad, I was limping! Okay, that's a tad over dramatic, but you get my point. But it was all good from that point on. From the concern and efficiency of your front desk staff to the support and patience of Calla Chizan, I felt well taken care of by the administrative staff. And Carod Dolan seemed to make my treatment her #1 priority whenever I called.
The medical team in Tinton Falls that I dealt with were outstanding. From nurses to x-ray techs the care and concern demonstrated were highly appreciated. I am sorry I can't remember their names. A special mention for "Sarah" (I hope I got that right. I wasn't exactly sharp that day.), the pre-op nurse at the surgical center. She was professional, efficient and re-assuring to a pretty frightened, uptight individual that day.
And last, but NOT least, thank you for being so good at what you do. I am well on my way back to 100%. I can not thank you, and your team enough."
~ M. McInerney, Matawan, NJ
"Dr. Torpey, I would like to take this time to thank you for the care and treatment you provided for my daughter, Carly. I appreciate the quick and accurate diagnosis, especially since Carly had been "shopping" around for ten months hoping someone would correctly diagnosis her problem. It was extremely frustrating for her to continually explain her symptoms and have spent over four months in PT without any improvement.
Also, thank you for moving up her second surgery. There is never a good time for surgery, but as a parent, knowing her medical insurance expired the end of August made things a little uneasy. (After her first surgery, and before knowing you were able to move up her second procedure, I extended her insurance until the end of October). In addition, I knew her time in New Jersey was probably limited. As you have seen, she is doing fantastic during her recovery and rehab is going absolutely great! Hopefully she'll land a job and get back to her running soon!"
~ B. Salvadore, Holmdel, NJ
"I know it has been a long time coming; however I wanted to show my appreciation for everything you have done for me and my family. It was a welcomed surprise when you forgave the balance of the bill we owed to you. After my rehab last summer, as you by now I am sure know, Matawan went on to the State Championships. Although we lost, I owe my season to you and I want to thank you whole heartedly. I will be leaving on Thursday to begin football camp a the University of New Hampshire. This is a new chapter of my life that I am looking forward to beginning.
~ Sincerely, Jared "Young Vick" Allison." , Matawan, NJ
"Dr. Bade and Staff, I just wanted to express my thanks for extending such a generous courtesy. Your staff has been extremely helpful, polite and very efficient. My daughter Alex is very fortunate and is very appreciative of your care for her ankle injury."
~ M. Alfano, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
"Dr. Gentile, Thank you for putting my wrist back together. I know it was done with careful attention to optimal healing. I get better everyday, thanks to your expertise. Thank you,"
~ John K., Toms River, NJ
"... in May 2008 and we began the odyssey of repairing my horrendous spine. My neck surgery in July 2008 was a 100% success in less than three months. Seven months later my lower spine surgery was complete. By November, I was starting to have many days with no pain at all. You have given me back my life and my dignity, Dr. Cohen. You are a gift to my life and may you be blessed for making me human again. My 'thank you' seems so small compared to all youve done, but it comes from my heart."
~ Fondly, Phyllis S. Eatontown, NJ
"Dear Dr. Bade, How can someone thank a wonderful, caring and exceptionally talented doctor for all he has done to help you? All I could think of is something sweet, homemade from the heart. Thanks for everything you have done (for my knee)."
~ Robin M. Cherry Hill, NJ
"Dear Dr. Johnson, I cant thank you enough- seriously. You went above and beyond to help me (with my carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic tennis elbow) and Ill never forget it. Thanks to you I am sleeping again without agonizing pain. You truly are a wonderful person."
~ Kind Regards, Michelle L. Highlands, NJ
Today a special date & though we often celebrate the regular run of the mill ordinary days we want you to know that today we have a birthday party for a 5 year old hip.
You grinded, sawed, measured, jammed, screwed, cemented and applied the intensity of your efforts to give a kid trapped in a 70 year bone war a whole new life.
You have to know how much we thank you and thank the hands you have and the skill that moves them, at least as much as we thank your rare humanity and art that fostered our total trust throughout this experience. After seeing a series of surgeons who were unduly mechanistic, mercenary, and abrupt, we were terrified and cynical.
You and your entire staff not only replace a very important hip, but gave reassurances and professionalism at each and every juncture. Everyone was exceptionally kind and efficient, from those who scheduled appointments, to those who mediated through the monetary sludge with our insurance coverage, and especially to the R. N. care coordinator who assured all details were appropriately managed.
We simply want you and your wonderful staff to know that each of you made the biggest difference for a terrified twosome ---- you have the heartfelt thanks from two who have appreciated your gifts each day for the past five years.
~ Sincerely, D. Hamilton, A. Verb Georgetown, SC