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Brian M. Torpey, MD, FACS

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (40 patient reviews and ratings)

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Torpey.

“Dr. Torpey, I have not heard from you in a few years. I hope you are doing well, my parents tell me you have not changed one bit. I wanted to reach out and thank you very sincerely for the care you have given my mom while she has been dealing with her injury. On a weekly basis she has had nothing but spectacular things to say about you and your bedside manner. You inspired me to become a surgeon years ago, and you continue to impress and give me the drive to become better with each patient that I see. I cannot thank you enough for the attention you have paid my family, we are lucky to have you caring for us. Happy holidays! Sincerely, Anthony”
– Anthony P.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey made the surgery and recovery process a breeze and had allowed me to feel good and compete at a high level once again.”
– Richard K.
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5
“He was great!”
– Robert W.
Patient Rating:
5
“Excellent staff, appointments always on time, great experiences there. Dr. Torpey is compassionate and professional impressive!”
– Nancy V.
Patient Rating:
5
“The staff and doctor are lovely. I wish every office were run this way. I feel respected during my time. They work with you to help facilitate the most favorable outcome!”
– Jennifer C.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey is a consummate professional with an exceptional bedside manner. I had a total hip replacement, the pain is gone, and I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The operation went well, and at follow-up appointments, he answers all of my questions, and I never feel rushed. I would highly recommend Dr. Torpey to anyone.”
– Erin F.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey, Hope all is well with you! I wanted to get in touch with you to give you a little update and let you know how I’m doing. Working with Drew and Basil has been fantastic to say the least. Turns out I had a lot of muscle imbalances that went unaddressed. They taught me so much and have helped me with the majority of my issues. It’s amazing how quickly the sensation I was feeling of an overly tight anterior capsule disappeared as my imbalances were corrected. I still have a fair amount of work to do, but finally seeing real substantial progress has me very optimistic for the future. I even started lightly working out again. My shoulders feel much more symmetrical and my exercises feel normal again. Things are finally starting to look up for me and I couldn’t be happier. I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I’m sure I drove you crazy with all my questions and concerns, but what meant the most to me is that you always listened and never once made me feel stupid for asking them. I saw many doctors for my shoulder and can honestly say none of them made me truly believe that I was in the right hands the way you did. Your bedside manner and kindness were second to none and your upstanding character is one all doctors should strive to possess. Because of you, I am finally able to start living a normal, pain-free life again for the first time in over two years and I can’t thank you enough for that. It gives me comfort knowing that there is a doctor like you out there who can help the unique cases like mine, no matter how crazy the person may come off or how many questions they ask! Thanks for always listening and for everything you’ve done for me. I hope to never run into any more problems, but if I do I’ve got your number on speed-dial! Thanks again for everything Dr. Torpey,”
– Mark M.
Patient Rating:
5
“Outstanding on knee surgery. Thank you Doctor Torpey.”
– Vincent P.
Patient Rating:
5
“Amazing best doctor ever.”
– Lauren A.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey was wonderful and caring. He treated my fractured leg and sent me to PT. I reluctantly went, but was so happy I did they helped me with walking better and balance! DR. Torpey listened to me and really helped me. I have already recommended him to 3 people. The office is professional and everyone is nice and helpful.”
– Linda M.
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5
“I had my hip replaced in September by Dr. Torpey I couldn't be more pleased with the care I have received from he and his entire staff. At 43 years of age you could imagine how scared I was to have this procedure done. Dr. Torpey was absolutely amazing prior, during and postoperatively. I would recommend him for anyone needing hip care at any age!”
– Cassia R.
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5
“Outstanding on knee surgery. Thank you Doctor Torpey.”
– Vincent P.
Patient Rating:
5
“Always patient while in the room. Listens and explains with great detail. Thank you.”
– Diani I.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dear Dr. Torpey, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for taking the time to help me with my chronic condition. I visited five different doctors in the past couple of years to no avail. My pain has been progressively increasing and I was becoming depressed, not very enthusiastic regarding my future. On your recommendation, I visited Dr. Kelly and he confirmed your diagnosis of a torn tendon along with a bone spur on my hip bone. I have a long road ahead of healing, however, I now am very hopeful for my future. I am so grateful I made the decision to come and see you!”
– Linda W.
Patient Rating:
5
“Diagnosed my problem quickly. Told me my options and exactly what to expect. Sent me for a MRI to confirm it.”
– William G.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to anyone that has any problems with their knees. He cares a lot for his patience and will do anything to see them recover without pain successfully!”
– Melanie C.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey did my Revision rotator cuff surgery, after the 1st one by another orthopedic surgeon let go an anchor after 10 months of pain, rehab and being careful. I am a female in my early 60's so the first shot is always the best. However, I believed in Dr. Torpey for the revision surgery and so far my rehab for 4+ mos. had a good outcome, range of motion and all. Although I feel I may never get the strength back that I had before, God willing I will be painless after a year and be able to go back to my normal activities without worrying I will pull something out again. But it has been a long road, 2 surgeries in one year and all that rehab. My take on Dr. Torpey is that he a very nice, caring person, and a fine doctor.”
– Catherine H.
Patient Rating:
5
“Very professional and able to accommodate patient needs. His team works together to find the best solution for patient needs.”
– Lynda F.
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5
“Very thorough and pleasant. Takes the time to listen and explain. Doesn't rush the process. Recommend to others. Thank you so very much for a positive experience!”
– Barbara S.
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5
“Dr Torpey is the best surgeon that I've had the experinece with. After 8 or 9 different surgerys by him I'm confident in all the medical advise he has given me Over the years. I believe I've been a patient for almost 16 years now. Great and friendly staff as well”
– Paul K.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Torpey took care of my sister, and me. He is considerate of our time & really listens to the histories we give him. He asks good questions and is really engaged in our care. We appreciate that very much.”
– Molly C.
Patient Rating:
5
“Before I met Doctor Torpey, whenever I held my two toddlers I had a huge Charlie horse in my leg. It was heart breaking (explaining why I had to put them down), but the toughest part was not knowing why it was so painful. Brian (Doctor Torpey) explained to me what a labrum was and why I had pain for what seemed like no reason at all. As a life-long swimmer, hip pain was new to me. After he explained the procedure and the rehabilitation, I chose the Labrum reconstruction surgery. I was in and out in one afternoon. In my follow up visit, he walked me through the surgery performed (picture by picture) and showed me the repair that was done. After a few months of p/t, and a few visits back to Professional Orthopedic Associates, I was holding and swimming my little ones! As a forty something, a father and professional in the largest healthcare system in New Jersey, I recommend Doctor Brian Torpey for anyone considering labrum surgery. Last night was the St. Dominic’s father daughter dance and my little ones and I were dancing up a storm thanks to Doctor Torpey. I wrote this letter the very next day. Thank you, Dr. Torpey.”
– Liam H.
Patient Rating:
5
"Dr. Torpey has treated me and members of  my family for many many years. There is one word to describe him as a physician.......amazing. Well maybe some additional words....incredible caring supportive awesome compassionate professional physician. He listens, he evaluates, he recommends and guides. What more can anyone want in a physician? His surgery and aftercare is 5 star. He is the best." – Rosemary G.  
Patient Rating:
5
"Dr. Torpey had operated on my two daughters many years ago. When I realized that I needed knee surgery, I wanted the best orthopaedic surgeon to perform my surgery. My surgery was very successful and I had full recovery. My knee feels great. I want to thank Dr. Torpey and his staff for the outstanding and professional service I experienced." – Michele M. 
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5
"Excellent physician, staff, and facility! I would highly recommend this practice!!!" – Nancy V. 
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5
"My experience with Professional Orthopaedic Associates, and Dr. Brian Torpey, has been outstanding in every phase. The initial visit and diagnosis was thorough, thoughtful, and presented with a plan that gave me confidence in all phases to come. The surgery, and follow up care has followed the same pattern. My recovery has been progressing superbly under Dr. Nancy Allario, and the follow-up visits to Dr. Torpey have given me an outlook to a full return to my sporting interests. The staff at Professional Orthopaedic Associates has been warm and helpful through all of the phases of my time interacting with them. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone seeking the knowledge and expertise necessary in dealing with issues related to this type of practice. Thank you to all of you for helping me." – Tom G. 
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5
"My husband was injured while on vacation and needed to see an orthopedic specialist as soon as he returned. I couldn’t get an appointment right away with other offices. A friend recommended Dr. Torpey. Not only was he seen that day, but the staff called and got approval within minutes from my insurance for an MRI. He had the MRI five minutes later. My husband was back in the office in two days to discuss the MRI findings and treatment. I have never experienced such professionalism and genuine concern from an office staff. Dr. Torpey spent a lot of time with us during the exams and made sure we understood every facet of the surgical procedure my husband needed. He has a warm and genuine bedside manner. I knew my husband was in good hands. I highly recommend Professional Orthopedics and will always be grateful for the wonderful medical care my husband received." – Maritza L. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey is an outstanding surgeon. I have RA and was very slow to heal my arthroscopic  knee surgery of a meniscal  repair. Dr Torpey is very understanding and is continuing to try to heal my right knee by going one step at a time. I have tremendous faith in him and his office staff. Thank you." – Joy S.
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5
"This has been my third procedure with Dr. Torpey. He has done work on both of my knees with great success. This summer after experiencing an accident in the gym I needed more urgent attention to my injured shoulder. I initially attempted to contact a surgeon that I had previously used for another shoulder injury. His office was not very helpful under the circumstances. I then contacted your office. I spoke with Dr. Torpey's staff explained my situation. They got me in to see him that Wednesday. I had surgery the following week and have since recovered very well. I have recommended Dr. Torpey in the past and will continue in the future." – John T   
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5
"The experience I have had with Professional Orthopedics has been superb! The staff is always very welcoming & friendly! I feel like I'm visiting family when I go there. Dr. Torpey is definitely an outstanding doctor. His patient care is top notch, and I would never consider seeking a second opinion. The surgeries he has performed always resulted in my being 100%. I would highly recommend this office! Thank you for all you have done for me! I'll miss my visits, but welcome feeling great again!" – Kim B. 
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5
"As always, Dr. Torpey is not only professional, well knowledged but is caring and sympathetic. He will never rush you during an appointment and listens to your concerns sincerely. I recommend him to all my friends and family members and he has provided care to my family and myself for over 10 years." – Bernice S. 
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5
"About 3 and a half years ago my hip began hurting me. I first went to see Dr. Bade who quickly recommended that I see the hip surgeon Dr. Torpey. Unfortunately, it turned out that I had a torn labrum. In order for the pain to go away and the situation not to get any worse he recommended that I get surgery. Needless to say, it was a complete success. It's been over a year now and I feel stronger than ever. I lift heavy weights, go rock climbing, run and do what ever I like without hesitation. The whole process with Dr. Torpey was easy, clear and I felt like I was in good hands. Thank you so much!" – Caroline G. 
Patient Rating:
5
"I was on the fence about getting the operation for a year. Posterior meniscus tear. I was getting therapy and had minimal success. Dr. Torpey was highly recommended by my brother Inlaw who is a personal trainer. The operation was performed in November 2015 and I just got back from snowboarding in Colorado with zero pain. I'm back at the gym and could not be happier with the experience. Ty Dr. Torpey and thank you to a great staff." – Matt O. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey and the staff were top notch. Couldn't ask for better treatment. Thank you." – Steven N.  
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5
"The staff is polite both at Freehold and Tinton Falls. Scheduled appointments are met at a reasonable time. Dr. Torpey was wonderful." -- Diana B. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey has given me back my mobility and my quality of life twice. Twenty years ago he did bilateral total hip replacement surgery. Nearly five years ago, he did bilateral total knee replacement. Both sets of surgery went extremely well. I have recommended Dr. Torpey to a number of people over the years and will continue to do so. I have always been pleased the care I received. The office staff is some of the best I have ever dealt with, they are always extremely helpful and professional." -- Karen C. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey has performed three surgical procedures on me. I have been to many different doctors but have never been more satisfied than with him. He is always very professional. He explains the details in a manner that helps me get a better understanding of what is being done. My results have been great. I can only hope I never have to see him again, but have and will continue to recommend him as much as possible." -- John T. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey is professional, compassionate, and always personable. His care is exemplary and because of him, I have avoided the need for a joint replacement for nine years." – Bernice S. 
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5
"Dr. Torpey is the only doctor I trust more than anyone else around. He's always honest and tells you all of your options, including any risks involved. He will never waste a patient's time or tell them what they want to hear. He takes his time with his patients. There's a reason people travel from other states to see him, myself included. After almost 19 years of using Dr. Torpey, I cannot express how happy I am with him as my doctor. He's the absolute best!!!! Thank you for all you've done for me and are continuing to do." – Jennifer
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5
"My son fractured his the humerus bone in his right arm while playing hockey and came to see Dr. Torpey after being seen in the emergency room. Dr. Torpey took very good care of my son. He was very caring and answered all of our questions. Dr. Torpey treated my daughter when she fractured her wrist playing softball two years ago and we would recommend him to anyone in need of orthopaedic care for sports related injuries." – Debbie C. 
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5
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.
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Dr. Torpey and the team at Professional Orthopaedic Associates saved my life.  I had a rare dislocation - my right sternoclavicular joint was dislocating, and pressing into my throat and affecting the nerves going into my chest.  Before the surgery, I had lost 1.5 liters of my lung volume and had elevated CO2.  I had to go on a home ventilator to lower the CO2 and help me breathe.  The dislocation was so rare that no one knew who could help - then I was referred to Professional Orthopaedic Associates and Dr. Torpey. Dr. Torpey used a donor tendon to secure my collarbone to my sternum.  Within 3 days my chest wall started to move right, and within 2 weeks the CO2 levels stayed down.  Within 4 weeks, I no longer needed the ventilator.  By August I was back to riding my bike.  I am now able to work full time instead of part time. Thanks to Dr. Torpey, I have a second chance, and a healthier life. --For professional reasons, the patient requests to remain anonymous
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"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
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"Dear Dr. Torpey, Thank you for your support and care through my ankle injury. I am happy to report that, with your help, I am 100%. Everyone at the office was very friendly which really helped to make my recovery a positive experience." Thanks Again, Brendan B.
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"Dear Dr. Torpey, Thank you so much for everything! I truly appreciate all of your kindness! I will never forget what you've done for me." ~ M. Benard
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"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
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"Dear Dr. Torpey, I am writing this letter to thank you. After seeing many other doctors, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would be spending the rest of my life in pain. Then I came to see you and it felt like such a huge burden had been lifted from me. You lifted my spirits and have given me something to look forward to, and have given me hope that you will find and fix the injuries that have been causing me all this pain. Thank you for listening to everything I said. Thank you for showing compassion and concern. Thank you for not timing your visit. I am very happy that I came to see you. I am giving your name to everyone I know who has any orthopaedic issues." ~ Victoria D.
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My daughter Angela is a high school soccer player. She injured both ACLs (plus her meniscus and MCL) in a nine-month span. We, as a family, were so distraught after her first injury. Angela was assured by Dr. Torpey that she would be back on the playing field, but I don't think she really believed it would happen. Sure enough she had a remarkable recovery and was back practicing within five months! But after her second injury, she didn't even want to think about playing soccer again. Dr. Torpey made her feel confident from her visit with him that everything would be okay. He just has a calming, yet "upbeat" way about him. As parents we were so scared at the thought of Angela needing surgery and complications that could accompany it. Dr. Torpey gained our trust and confidence in no time. We were not intimidated discussing our smallest concerns. We never at any moment felt like we were being rushed out of the office because he had other patients to attend to. We often feel like that with other practices. The few times we had to call during off hours, we immediately received a return phone call. We also received phone calls from Dr. Torpey himself just to see how she was doing. We felt like we knew him for a very long time. Anytime someone gets hurt, "Go see Dr. Torpey" are the first words out of Angelas mouth, followed by "He is amazing." ~ M. Colletti, Wall, NJ
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"My mom had hip surgery in 1995 with Dr. Torpey. He was wonderful and she loved him. I had elbow and shoulder surgery in 1998 and 1999. Between the extensive rehabilitation and challenges of getting back to work, Dr. Torpey was a constellation of excellence and compassion. He always took the time to listen with empathy, be supportive, and provide the best care. He is a rare find. I have referred several friends to him, and he has made them better. He is my all time favorite orthopaedic surgeon!" -- Ellen W.
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"Dr. Torpey spent at least 45 minutes with me, explaining, in most explicit detail, the tear in the supraspinatus, the rotator cuff muscle that is torn. He clearly, with a most intricate drawing, explained the problem and the procedure to repair the tear. Besides his expert knowledge, he most professionally dealt with many of my questions, particularly those that referred to holistic professionals, who had also read my MRI and prescribed a program of action. I felt overwhelmed with the need for surgery, but Dr. Torpey eased any of my concerns. I experienced no pressure to have surgery. Although, Dr. Torpey explained clearly why he believes it is necessary. I was most impressed with the entire experience." -- Susan G.
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"I have been coming to Professional Orthopaedic Associates for several years and have had a great experience with every doctor I have worked with, especially Dr. Torpey. They are very professional, cordial, and make every experience a great one. They always explain what procedure will be done, and how everything will play out to follow, making me very comfortable with the environment and situations." -- John Z.
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"I had been having problems with my knees, which in turn held me back from enjoying the retirement years that I was so much looking forward to. I decided to see Dr. Torpey at Professional Orthopaedic Associates to find out if there was anything that he could do to reverse the condition and associated pain. The examination was done along with x-rays and the results were that my knees were in bad condition, my right knee worse than the left. After exploring the options to remedy the situation, I choose to have my right knee treated with the Synvisc treatment. Before I had even completed the three-week treatment period, my knee felt great with no more pain and excellent mobility. To my benefit, the treatment lasted longer than projected, but then my knee started to fail again. I went back to Dr. Torpey, an examination was done again, and the result was that the only option was a knee replacement. I agreed and the wheels were set in motion for the operation. Dr. Torpey performed the successful operation in 2009. After a period of physical therapy, I have been pain free and active ever since. If ever I have to have my left knee operated on, you can be sure that Professional Orthopaedic Associates and Dr. Torpey will be involved. Thank you Dr. Torpey." -- William P.
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