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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

Dr. Johnson: On behalf of all parties involved, I would like to thank Dr. Johnson and the rest of his staff for helping Jordan Bell, a senior baseball player at Ocean HS, make it back to a sport he loves. Jordan is 4.5 months post op from ACL surgery. After passing functional tests and baseball drills he was cleared to play. His first games back to he went 3-for-4 with 3 doubles and a stand-up steal home on a passed ball. In his second game he went 1-for-3 with a double. To say that everyone is nothing but amazed would be an understatement. ~ John A. Desimini, ATC at Ocean Township High School
Dr. Gesell, From the time I called and made an appointment up until the time of surgery, I had felt support from Dr. Gesell and his staff, i.e.; Amanda Aversa, Lisa Vito, and Colleen Rackett. No question was too silly and they always made time to answer my questions. Dr. Gesell put me at ease at the first visit and my MRI revealed that I had a torn rotator cuff (in my shoulder). Dr. Gesell had me go to physical therapy first, but, the pain never subsided. It was my choice to have the surgery when I did. The entire experience went much better than I expected and having the surgery at the Surgical Center proved to be an excellent choice. The nurses were gracious and the anesthesiologist was impeccable. The entire procedure went smoothly. I had a nerve block put in before the surgery, which helped me to cope for the three days following the surgery. Recovery is a long process. There are good and bad pain days. I am having passive physical therapy now and see Dr. Gesell this Friday. Dr Gesell always stressed that recovery will take time...and patience is key. I would gladly recommend Dr "G" as a surgeon. He has definitely won me over with his skill as a surgeon and his ability to communicate to his patient and their family. ~ Ilona K. Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
Dr. Johnson, I again just needed say thank you for your incredible generosity towards Jordan. Your sincere unselfishness that you and your colleges extended towards my family will forever be remembered. I want you to know that it has impacted Jordan & me in that the "pay it forward" philosophy will continue with us. Jordan continues to do community service volunteering whether at the Food pantry, volunteering for his school and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. He now has a very personal point of reference on how it feels to be the recipient of such acts of kindness. Also he hand wrote thank you letters to everyone involved. I am currently in volunteer training for Red Cross Shelter help and completed Hospice training. I especially look forward to participating in these organizations when all my kids head off to college in August. '" ,.. . Your good will never be forgotten.. ~ from the parents of Jordan in Ocean Township, NJ
Dear Dr. Bade, Too often in today's world all of us are quick to complain. I would feel remiss if I personally did not say "thank-you" for the two hip replacements that you performed on me over the past three years and most recently in Jan of this year. To say the least the success of these two total hip replacement operations has improved my quality of life. In addition I would like to say "thank-you" to the entire staff at Professional Orthopedic Associates for the way they treated me. This includes the front office staff, the X-ray technicians, the business personnel and a special "thank-you" to Patty Orlando. All personnel have treated me in the most professional standards and I as one have always appreciated this. Have a good day, keep the faith, and keep smiling. Sincerely, ~ A totally "hip" patient. Tom M.
Dear Dr. Cohen and staff, I had to write and thank you for giving me back my LIFE! I feel excellent and I am doing some of the things I love to do. When I came to you I was quite desperate and worried about my future. It's not just my job (teaching 2nd grade) that was in jeopardy, it was my livelihood. I have a teenager and two young children to care for, as well as an active sporting life that I was not ready to give up. From my first visit you and everyone there (Marilyn and Adrienne especially) were so kind and understanding. The insurance company was making things very difficult for me. Out you were always available to answer my questions and ease my concerns. Thank you again! (And the scars aren't even so bad, by the way :) - Fondly, Toni F.
Dr. Johnson, I just wanted to take a minute to praise your staff! From making my 1st appointment, requesting medical records and asking for billing help, I received top notch customer / patient service. I got what I needed and I got extra help with my billing issue. Not only a call back from Carol, but followup from others on staff on my behalf. Your staff goes above and beyond what you need. They are pleasant, helpful and they deliver on their promises. I just thought you should know, because these days this is EXTREMELY RARE Thanks for a great experience. You guys are top notch!! A. Jones ~ Red Bank, NJ
"Dear Dr. Torpey, Thank you for all that you did for Max. His shoulder is as good as new - even better! Thank you, too, for the information you provided to the Army for the medical waiver process. With that - we wanted to be sure to tell you the good news - Max got his appointment to West Point a few days before Christmas. Needless to say he was (is) thrilled - it was the best gift he could have wished for. Thank you again for everything & Happy New Year!" ~ B, D & M. Betten
Skiing at Whistler after collar bone injury!Dear Dr. Bade, Just a short note to thank you and your staff for taking such good care of my broken collar bone and encouraging me to stick with my plans of skiing after only two months of recovery. I took it easy and had a great time. Next year it is back to the double blacks. ~ Regards, Steven D., Rumson, NJ
"I just want to express my thanks and gratitude to my spinal surgeon, Dr. Jason Cohen, for his professionalism and expertise. Dr. Cohen treated me for my lower back issues and made it possible for me to cycle again...pain-free! ~ Gordon B., Red Bank, NJ
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Bade and my experiences at both the Toms River and Tinton Falls offices to everyone who asks about my son's surgery. You and the other employees at POA have been such wonderful people to deal with. I have never seen a more professional or accommodating doctor's office. I really appreciate all that you do. ~ Stacy S., Toms River, NJ