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David R. Gentile, MD, FACS

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Verified Patient Rating: 4.98 (55 patient reviews and ratings)

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Gentile.

“Dear Dr. Gentile and crew, Thank you for helping me with my injured finger! I can now go back to gripping the weights that help me to help others reach their fitness goals! Ken”
– Ken P.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Gentile was very accommodating by listening and fully explaining everything concerning my issue. On the day of surgery, he took the time to tell again and came back after surgery to let me know how it went. He was very reassuring, and I felt very calm throughout.”
– Jacqueline F.
Patient Rating:
5
“I came to see Dr. Gentile with two hand problems, right thumb and left middle finger. My first appointment was a shot to see if the problem would resolve. My second appointment was to decide if I needed the middle finger surgically fixed. Dr. Gentile made the decision easy for me, explained the procedure thoroughly and assured me the outcome would be a fixed finger. The scheduling was smooth, the nursing staff was great, and the office help were efficient. They remembered my name, which was essential to me. All in all, a very positive experience.”
– Elaine V.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Gentile is always friendly, explains your injury goes over test results and treatment options. He understands not everyone has a medical background, so the pieces parts together to give you examples and explanations. He also realizes that people must also be able to work and considers that in his treatment recommendations. He is willing to speak to insurance companies and attempt to get the needed treatment for his patients.”
– Nancy T.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Gentile has been putting me back together for years. He is honest (which I appreciate it) and can deliver bad news with a sense of humor (which again, I understand). I told him he's never allowed to retire.”
– Mary W.
Patient Rating:
5
“Short wait times and everything is explained in terms understand. Very clean and professional.”
– Kerin H.
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5
“Dear Sherry (Dr. Gentile's assistant), just a small thank you for all your kindness before and after my surgery. You answered so many questions patiently and always provided assurance with all my concerns. It has been a blessing to get to know you. My God bless you and those you love with His peace and Joy! Blessings.”
– Elaine A.
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5
“The entire "surgical process" was extremely pleasant. From meeting with you, to the staff at the facility, and the facility itself - it was all a very pleasant experience. This was the third time Dr. Gentile operated on my hands and I continue to have the utmost confidence in his skills. Please thank everyone for me!”
– Peter M.
Patient Rating:
5
“I was pleased with the friendliness of the staff, the minimal wait time, and the professionalism and thoroughness of Dr. Gentile.”
– Caroline T.
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5
“Excellent Care, took his time to explain everything and answer all my questions. Top notch doctor, and nice person.”
– Donna D.
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5
“Very friendly and enformative. Great experience.”
– Anne C.
Patient Rating:
5
“Doc recommended by local university pitching coach. Doc has worked on both my shoulders and also my son's wrist. Doc explains the situation in layman's terms and is very approachable. Highly recommend.”
– John F.
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5
“Excellent.”
– Susan B.
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5
“Dr. Gentile diagnosed me with compartment syndrome. He performed bilateral compartment release surgery to release the pressure in both of my legs. He gave thorough explanations about the process for the surgery as well as the recuperation period. Dr. Gentile is my hero. After 7 months of not being able to play softball, I look forward to getting back on the field in a few weeks thanks to Dr. Gentile's help. Special thanks to everyone at Professional Orthopedics for making this ordeal more tolerable.”
– Kristin D.
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5
“Dr. Gentile first saw me a few days after my fall and explained through your what XRAYs and testing showed. He explained fully the option of the surgery to reattach the quad to the knee. After the surgery he was very patient and understanding throughout the recovery period to date. WILL CONTINUE THERAPY AND BE BACK IN 6 WEEKS .”
– John R.
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5
“I am one hundred percent cent satisfied with my surgery and all prior and post services. Dr. Gentile spent more time than any other doctor has, answering all of my questions and concerns. He even spent time looking at x rays and my mri from another injury. Then he gave me options and the names of five other doctors that could assist me with this problem. I have now had three surgeries at Professional Orthopedics. Each was a success and a great experience.”
– John B.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Gentile was very informative about my surgery. He was very pleasant. I was given adequate pain relief post surgery. I started physical therapy and made progress faster than I thought I would. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gentile to anyone who needs an orthopedic surgeon. I also would recommend the physical therapy associated with the practice.”
– Phyllis N.
Patient Rating:
5
“My experience with Dr. GENTILE was the comforting feeling of being safe and in capable hands from October until I was discharged today. It has been a long feeling helpless journey. He prescribed physical therapy right after the injury which felt very hard at first but gradually I could feel myself able to do more. Surgery was performed in December and shortly afterwards I resumed my therapy with the strength that I had maintained before surgery. After 8 months since the injury, hard work and excellent medical support, I am better than I was before. In the beginning, I never thought this was possible. Thank you, Dr. Gentile for all of your time listening and successful challenging surgery.”
– Jane A.
Patient Rating:
5
“Good, I healed quickly.”
– Alex C.
Patient Rating:
5
"Dear Dr. Dave, Just a quick note to thank you for assisting with my knee replacement.  After your wonderful care for the past 12 years, I was just so appreciative to see your smiling face prior to going to the O.R. that morning.  Tom and I knew from the beginning that you didn’t do the replacements, but you kept your word when you told me you’d do your best to help the surgeon.  Dr. Gesell was a great recommendation…thank you for that as well.  I feel like I’ve gotten the best of both worlds…two great surgeons and functional results!  Now I have two surgeons to walk me into the future (one I consider a dear friend). Thank you again."  - Carrie M.
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5
"I had a great experience. Dr. Gentile was awesome! i've seen 5 doctors and was in pain for 3 years. After surgery with Dr. Gentile I am completely pain free." – Melissa
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5
"Top shelf." - Connor M.
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5
"Dear Dr. Gentile, I'd like to thank you for performing surgery on my thumb carpal tunnel and l relieving my pain. The time you took to explain the procedure to me, your warm personality and the fact that you were able to fit me in so quick put me at ease. This chicken was nervous but was worry-free as I could be! Your office staff and physical therapy group are always upbeat and I felt well cared for. Thank you for your expertise and for making my hand better!" - Kathy A.
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5
"I've been a patient of Dr. Gentile for a few different issues over the years and feel that I've always received the best care available anywhere. Dr. Gentile is an excellent doctor and has always been very personable (as are the rest of the staff there). There were times where I required surgery and I'm better than I was even prior to my injuries. Friends that have had the same or similar surgeries have not done as well as I have and I attribute that to Dr. Gentile. I can't imagine ever going anywhere else if the need arises again in the future. The convenience of having X-rays and MRI's done on site is also a bonus. Many thanks to Dr. Gentile and Professional Orthopaedic Associates for the care you've provided." – Caz Z. 
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5
"It was a pleasant experience all around the staff explained everything and took great care." – Jon M.
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5
"Dr. Dave is an Excellent Doctor! Always goes above and beyond each and every time we see him, which is more often than I would like with all the injuries!" – Reese Z.  
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5
"I have been seeing Dr. Gentile for a few years most recently to treat my hand when I fell and sprained it while walking my dog. He is one of the most caring and gentle physicians I have met. When there was little improvement he tried something different which worked. Excellent care by the staff as well!" – Maureen O. 
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5
"I have had two surgeries on my foot to repair damage from a vase that fell and severed nerves and tendons making it impossible for me to walk any distance without pain or discomfort. The first surgery was actually to repair what had been done by a previous surgery and the second was to remove numerous neuromas and provide pain relief. I can't say enough about the expert care and kindness shown by Dr. Gabisan I have referred friends to his practice as well." – Maureen O. 
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5
"I can't say enough great things about the care my daughter received from Dr. Gentile, and the entire staff at POA!  From the early morning call I made to their service on April 1st, the morning after my daughter was thrown from a horse and released from an emergency room near her college campus over 3 hours away, to seeing us the very same day, if to only make sure her sling fit properly and calm her crazed mom.  My daughter had a bad break and the emergency room doctor had been talking about emergency surgery.  Dr Gentile truly cares.  I can honestly say  he treated my daughter as he would treat his own family member.  Our 1st scheduled appointment was Monday April 4, 2016.  I had spoken with his scheduling secretary a few times by then, at length.  Upon our arrival she came downstairs from her office to say hello and meet us in person and see how my daughter was feeling.  Above and beyond is the only way to describe the actions of everyone involved in her care.  The attention paid to her injury, as well as our family's well being, as a whole, helped to comfort us. What was initially a very scary, traumatic situation, became manageable. I felt sure everything would be ok.  It's been over 10 weeks and my daughter is doing fantastic, thanks to the expert care she received." – Tracy D. 
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5
"Love Dr. G. I would not have had the same outcome if I had another doctor. Great doctor, great person. I alway feel he really cares about me as a patient." – Kathleen P.  
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5
"Wow ... Well, I blew out my right knee and went to Dr. Gentile and he gave me the option of Surgery and pushed for PT. I really liked that he didn't want to rush to surgery. After PT it still wasn't up to 100% so surgery was required. When it came to my left knee ... Well .. It was my fault cuz I couldn't sit still. So after surgery on both knees I am up to 8 miles biking and 6 miles walking on the board walk in Belmar & Spring Lake. If you go to Doctor Gentile you will get an honest medical option for rehab or surgery. He will push rehab for you!! I know cuz both my shoulders were a mess (hereditary ) and he helped me to rehab them without surgery. So my advise .... Go to a doctor who is NOT out for $$$$ BUT for you !!!!! Thanks Doctor Gentile!" – Mark S. 
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5
"Pain in shoulder. Couldn't sleep. Saw Dr Gentile... Friendly,quick, but very thorough diagnosed and treated. In 3 days I was totally pain-free. I'm a triathlete, competing  in several ironman and many marathons. As such, I was very grateful for the swift help and recovery." – Stephen P.  
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5
"Dear Dr. Dave, Just a quick note to thank you and your "hands" for the expert injections last week! My right knee feels very good and my miserable left knee is good enough to let me go on vacation. Thank you." – Carrie M.  
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5
"Dr. Gentile is not only a professional, he is a kind and compassionate human being. Dr. Gentile listens to his patients concerns and without judgement, provides multiple options for the patient to explore before making their decision what course of action to take regarding their injury. Thank you, Dr. Gentile!" – Gregory P.  
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5
"Nicholas was in great hands! We were very happy and appreciative with the surgery and after care that he received. He is on the mend and hopefully ready to play baseball again!" – Cindy B.
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5
"I have been a patient of Dr. Gentile for 20 years. He is absolutely the best." – Todd S.   
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5
"Dr. Gentile was very gentle and made me feel comfortable and not afraid of the shot." – Dale P. 
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5
"I have been seeing Dr. Gentile for YEARS and I love him. He takes a measured approach and wants to try everything non-invasive first. My brother needed shoulder surgery this summer, he took my advice and saw Dr. Gentile who confirmed what everyone was telling him (much to his chagrin). Unfortunately, he's a good hour north and he found a doctor closer to home. But hearing it from someone he trusted, was all he needed. Dr. Gentile is never allowed to retire.  ;)" – Mary W.   
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5
"Excellent care" -- Andrea V. 
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5
"Mom knows best - Following my Rotator Cuff injury - my first phone call was to my Mom - a career rehabilitation nurse who works on catastrophic case files - the only name she gave me was Dr. Gentile at Professional Orthopaedic Associates - I'm soo glad I listened - following a successful surgery and successful physical therapy - I was back to playing golf and maintaining my 4 handicap in only 5 months - Thank you Dr. Gentile" -- Michael B. 
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4
"He is the best!!!  The whole office is great!!!" -- Juan C. 
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5
"Dr. Gentile is an excellent and compassionate surgeon and Orthopaedic Care Professional. For many years now, he has been someone who has enabled me to live a far better quality of life than I ever expected due to the nature of my injuries when I first became a patient. I cannot thank him enough for all that he has done for me. He has also . . . referred me to Dr. Gabisan and Dr. Cohen and Dr. Gesell when it was required. I am extremely grateful for his care and he has also treated both of my sons at various points in time. I recommend Dr. Gentile to many friends and acquaintances and also this office in general. Also, your support staff . . . the nurses, the X-ray technicians, the people who handle appointments, surgical scheduling and billing are all amazing people. They are "Simply the Best" to take a line from Tina Turner." -- Bonnie F. 
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5
"For over a year or so, I was dealing with hands that were waking me up in the middle of the night. They would become numb, tingling and, painful in the middle of the night which would usually always wake me up. I'd have to hang them off the side of the bed and shake them down to attempt to regain the normal feeling back and hope that I could fall back asleep again which didn't always happen. After having had enough of this, I contacted P.O.A. and asked for Dr. Gentile for help with my condition. I had both carpal tunnel surgeries performed by him within a month and a half of each other. The condition was relieved immediately and the recovery was very quick. I am using my computer again, sleeping through the night, and playing my guitar again without any pain or further issues. I'd also have to give thanks to the P.O.A. Physical Therapy Team for all of their help post-op. Thank you all very much!" -- John C. 
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5
"Dr. Gentile performed a "miracle." The pain in both my wrists is completely gone. I will be back, if any new problem arises. Thank you!" -- Ingeborg S. 
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5
"The whole process went flawlessly, from diagnosis, to day-of-surgery, to follow-up visits with Dr. Gentile. Overall, very happy with my experience." – Patrick L. 
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5
"Very badly dislocated ankle, Dr. Gentile reset it with screws, removed the screws & did an awesome job. Highly recommend to anyone!!" – Robert Z. 
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5
"I've been a patient of Dr. Gentile since he opened his first practice in Toms River. Through the years, he's diagnosed & treated various ailments as well as done two surgical procedures on me. He once diagnosed broken bones in my leg that 2 emergency rooms couldn't find after being X-rayed. Dr. Gentile is a rarity in the world of medicine today. He never acts rushed or makes me feel like he's pressed for time. He actually listens with undivided attention! I've recommended Dr. Gentile to others & will continue to do so. Thank you, Dr. Gentile for your compassion & for helping me out of many painful situations!" – Michele R. 
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5
"I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Professional Orthopedics. My doctor is Dr. Gentile and he is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have been going to Doctor Gentile for over 15 years and have recommended him to family and friends." -- Todd S.
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5
"Excellent service by everyone at that facility." -- Stuart M. 
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5
"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.
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5
"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.
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"Since 2011, my son had severe pain in his knee for 3 years. I had been to numerous doctors and had MRI's done and was told everything from growing pains to wear different shoes to we cant't see anything wrong. Thank God Dr. Gentile "thought outside the box" and recommended a bone scan on my son's leg. Sure enough, a tumor was found inside his femur and Dr. Gentile recommended a surgeon in Newark who specializes in that type of surgery and it was done last July. My son has been free of pain since. By the way, Dr. Gentile also performed surgery on my hand which feels great. Thank you, Dr. Gentile! You truly are a great doctor!" - Rich G.
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"Good and even better that my knee has healed." -- Tina D.
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I'm pleasantly surprised and I say pleasantly because I did not expect the level of satisfaction I got from this office. I'm now retired from the corporate world and I find myself complaining how offices are terribly run and how, nowadays, people just don't care-most of them want to do the minimum required and could care less if client satisfaction is being provided.  A couple of years ago, I needed a shoulder specialist and by pure luck I decided to have Dr. David Gentile look at my shoulder.  Dr. Gentile took his time to explain in details what he was going to do to solve my problem.  He operated on my right shoulder and as he predicted, my shoulder was fixed.  A year later, while teaching soccer in the community, a kid ran into me and because my bad knee did not provide me the right balance, I feel and my other shoulder now needed to be repaired.  Dr. Gentile performed the operation and again he fixed it.  I decided to have a full knee replacement and to my regret, I did not call Dr. Gentile; I let my therapist convince me to see another surgeon- a mistake I regret and I'll never forget.  I found this new office to be rude; not to care about their patients and worse yet, I found the doctor to take the "I could care less attitude."  My knee replacement was a complete failure.  The insurance company gave me the permission to see a different doctor for a second opinion and at the same time they told me a revision was being negated.  I was not going to make the same mistake and this time I called Dr. Gentile for his recommendation - he recommended Dr. Mark Gesell.  On June 24, my revision took place.  While waiting for June 24, a family member got hurt.  I asked, once again, Dr. Gentile for his advice.  He recommended Dr. Glenn Gabisan and with no hesitation we went to him.  She got her procedure done and we are both in the recovery stage.  Dr. Gentile is now a key person for me - any problems I go to him and thanks to Dr. Mark Gesell, for the first time, I feel confident my knee will be fine.   Doctors, thank you very much; thanks to all of you I feel I'll be able to enjoy a normal life. Yours truly, Juan C.
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Dr. Gentile,   Thank you, times two!  You are more than just an extraordinary doctor, but a gracious human being too.   The first thank you is for successfully treating my leg pain over the past two years.  Today I can resume my active lifestyle without stress and physical pain.   The second thank you is to express my appreciation for the incredible opportunity to shadow and observe surgery with you.  Changing my role as patient to student in your world, although brief, was an experience that made it definite to pursue a career in the healthcare profession.  I look forward to more observation opportunities with you.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.     Thank you, Caitlin A.
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5
"Dear Dr. Gentile, Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding care you provided me for my fractured femur. Not knowing each other could have made the situation more difficult but your skill and your kindness eased things for me a great deal. For that, I shall always be most grateful! To you and your wonderful staff, I extend my best wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2012!" ~Phyllis K., Ocean, NJ
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"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
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"Dr. Gentile, I thank you so very much for your super presentation at Toms River East High School on sports injuries. It was truly an honor and a privilege for me to have you and the other presenters take time out of your very busy schedules to drive down to Toms River High School East. Additionally, I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to have you perform the surgery on my injured leg (ruptured patella tendon). You did a fantastic job and I will always be very grateful to you and Professional Orthopaedic Associates. Thank you again for all you have done." ~ R. Devito of Toms River, NJ
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"Dear Dr. Gentile and Staff, About ten days ago our 13 year-old son, Joey, collided with a base runner during a baseball game. He broke his front tooth and his left thumb. With the remainder of his soccer and baseball seasons hanging in the balance, he was extremely anxious to see a doctor for a prognosis. Most offices wanted to put us off for a couple of days, but the uncertainty was driving him crazy! Dr. Gentile agreed to see him on a Tuesday in the Toms River office even though he was not seeing patients that day. For our stressed familys first experience with anything like this, your office has been amazing to us! From Tina, who got us the appointment immediately to caring Verna at the office to Sherry who has gone above and beyond producing notes that my son 'forgot' to Dr. Gentile, who took the time out of what, I am sure, is an already packed schedule, to see a frightened, anxious 13 year-old boy. Absolutely everyone has been such a pleasure, every step of the way! Then two weeks later, our other son also broke his thumb. Someone suggested that I should see a doctor in my plan. I said without hesitation, 'No, that other office was not understanding or accommodating. I have had such a great experience with Dr. Gentiles office that I dont want to go anywhere else. We will make it work to stay with them.' I just really wanted to pass along how much your kindness has meant to my family. Your office came through when not many would, but you did so with smiling faces and compassionate hearts. I cant thank you enough and, if our luck should turn again, there is no other place I would trust with my familys health!!!" ~ The Pelliccio Family of Island Heights, NJ
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"... thank you for having such a "good bedside manner" with Christine today. She really likes you. I know she has been playing through a lot of pain since she returned to field hockey. She felt her knee injury wasn't significant enough to complain about or disappoint her coach and teammates. She felt relieved today when she left the office knowing it was the right thing to do to stop and allow her injury to heal. Thank you." ~ J Betterly
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“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.
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"During the past 7 years, I needed surgery on both of my shoulders. From the beginning, Dr. Gentile provided guidance and support for my injuries. Each time he performed surgery, the discomfort and pain I experienced was eliminated. Dr. Gentile explained each procedure in detail, and spent the time to show me the x-ray and MRI pictures. giving me details on why surgery was recommended. Today, I enjoy a life without shoulder pain or discomfort." -- Frank C.
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"My story started May 2012, when my muscle on my left knee detached from my bone. I went to the ER first, then to Professional Orthopaedic Associates. I saw Dr. Gentile, who took a MRI. After seeing the results, he set a date to operate. All that I told him was that I did not want to know anything at the time of the operation. True to his word, I did not feel anything. I came out of the operation feeling good. His professionalism, knowledge, and compassion, made me feel safe and confidant at the follow-ups. He gave me confidence to dance and to walk on my leg again I would highly recommend Dr. Gentile and his staff for any orthopaedic needs. Thank you." -- Robert P.
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"I was getting ready for work early a.m. on 12/13. While putting my socks on, something happened to my left hip. I literally could not move an inch in any direction without extreme pain (never felt pain that intense in my life 62 years old). I thought I dislocated or broke the hip. My wife called 5 different orthopaedic offices, and no one would see me that day except Dr. Gentile. I had a walker in the house, was able to make it to the car, and my wife drove to the office.  Not only did Dr. Gentile see me that day, but he did not take my insurance. He said he would accept payment from my insurance, whatever it was, without additional charge to us. He took x-rays and his bedside manner was wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Gentile!  It took 2.5 months, but with only the medication Dr. Gentile prescribed, the pain in my left hip totally disappeared!! Now I'm very careful whenever I put my socks on." -- David S.
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"Dr. Gentile treated my son for a broken hand. He and the staff took care of my son not only medically, but really showed that they cared for him, his injury, and post visits. The professionalism was outstanding. I have already recommended others to the doctor that treated my son. Thank you for what you did, and probably will be seeing you in the future - sports :)" -- Diane C.
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