“Dear Dr. Gabisan, I write this letter to express my gratitude for the wonderful experience I received through my recent surgery on my foot. From the first day I scheduled my initial appointment to today, I have been treated by all members of your staff in the most professional, compassionate and kind manner possible.
Once it was decided I was going to have surgery, Lisa Strydio took over. You truly have a gem to be treasured there! Lisa is extremely professional, efficient and personable in coordinating the numerous facets needed for a smooth experience. In addition to what a patient my expect as routine in scheduling surgery, Lisa on numerous occasions went above and beyond by placing that extra call to assure I had taken care of things I was required to do (IE pre-authorizations), confirmed I knew the facility and date and time of the procedure. She not only made me fee confident there would be no issues for surgery, she also make me feel like she personally cared about this being as painless as possible for me.
I also had the pleasure of working with Roz for my Aflac paperwork. Having never filed a claim, I found the system somewhat cumbersome and Roz was quick to explain and do all she could to help smooth the process for me assuring me the benefit I received.
All the women in the front office always have a smile on their face and do everything they can to make the patient’s feel welcome. There are no truer works that “the doctor is only as good as the staff that supports him/her” and clearly you have the “BEST”.
Working in a customer service position myself, I can confidently say I’m sure their job is often not a “fun” one and there can be much injustice they endure. Clearly they are happy doing what they do and as such offer the most wonderful and welcoming professional office experience I have ever encountered. Please share my thanks with them!
To you I say special thanks for your kind, compassionate and superior skillful talent as a surgeon! I will always refer patients and will be back myself for foot #2!!”
“To the Staff at POA,
Professional Orthopaedics is, indeed, professional. All the way. 200%
My journey of gratitude must begin with Roz Smith who was the first to listen and act on my agonizing
complaints of excruciating pain. Thank you, Roz, for providing me with the immediate appointment that
saved me from undergoing an extensive repair surgery.
Next to Dr. Gabisan to whom I will forever by indebted. Thank you for your excellent expertise and for
being so immediately attentive to the misdiagnosis I received at the hospital. Your compassionate,
caring and unbelievable bedside manner is what I so proudly boast about whenever the opportunity
arises. I can sing your praises forever and that will not be enough!! You never rush and you treat all of
your patients with the utmost respect and dignity. My God Bless you 100 fold.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Christopher Johnson for his excellence in
diagnosing two previous hand injuries. Your conservative approach and attentiveness will forever be
Next, a very special thank you to the physical therapy staff. Stephanie and Maria you are both amazing.
Thank you so much for being so accommodating with all the scheduling issues. You are always so
compassionate and kind.
To Ila Fortuna, thank you for your unending patience in giving me back the use of my hands when I was
not even able to tear open a packet of Splenda. Your calming and caring demeanor is what got me
through so many difficult and frustrating days when I could barely hold a coffee cup or tear a check out
of my checkbook! You are a loving and caring to your patients and I never stop singing your praises as
well. God Bless you, Ila.
And to physical therapists Cynthia Massagli and Sheela Iyer, what can I say other than I remain forever
indebted for your fine expertise, unending patience and compassion. Thank you for teaching me how to
walk and be mobile again after two months of being housebound. Thank you for the constant
encouragement which has been crucial to my recovery. What a joy to be free finally of the scooter,
walker, boo, etc.
To the wonderful people at the front desk, the x-ray techs, the billing staff and everyone at POA…my
deepest and most sincere thanks! Your office will forever be the choice of my family and friends who all
share the same sentiments as I do.
With sincere warmest regards.”
“I couldn´t have been more thrilled about my half year´s tourist visa. A dream came true. Two
months into traveling, I slid off a rock at Yosemite NP and broke my foot. The dream turned into
a nightmare. Over the next three days, my foot´s x-rays were examined by three different
doctors: an emergency doctor, a radiologist and an orthopaedist. In the end I was told that
there was a heel fracture that would heal by itself.
I wasn´t willing to give up on my traveling plans yet and figured I could let the foot heal for
some weeks while staying with friends in New Jersey. Those friends, when they heard my story,
immediately recommended Professional Orthopaedic Associates for me to have a second
Dr. Gabisan knew right away that this was a serious injury and surgery was needed. He
identified a dislocated tendon as part of the problem even before the CT scan confirmed it. I did
not like what I heard, in fact, I was deeply shocked. But the clear, calm and unwavering way in
which Dr. Gabisan delivered that bad news made me trust in his expertise right away. I
underwent surgery and two weeks later, looked at the new x-rays. There are no words for the
relief and joy that I felt when I saw with my own eyes that everything inside my foot was back
I cannot even begin to think what my further life would have looked like, had I believed the first
doctors and let the foot be. Most likely, my mobility would have been limited for the rest of my
life. I´m an active person: being out there in nature, hiking and climbing, means the world to
me. But it wasn´t only the fact that Dr. Gabisan fixed the foot so beautifully. During a time of
emotional turmoil, he and his team took care of me with so much kindness and gentle patience
that I cannot help but feel the deepest of gratefulness. Sometimes a smile, an open ear and the
willingness to explain things for a third time, when a patient feels upset, stressed and confused,
seem just as important as medical expertise and surgical skills. I felt seen as a person with a
story, with tremendous anxieties and hopes, not just "the fractured heel".
After three doctors screwed it up, I was fortunate enough to find Dr.
Gabisan to screw me together. Even though my travels are over for the time being, I know now
that I will be able to travel again and explore new places of beauty and wonder on two healthy
and strong feet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to a wonderful team, to a doctor who
has clearly had a vocation for doing exactly what he does, for the benefits of everyone lucky
enough to discover this practice. Dear. Dr Gabisan, you will always be my he(el)ro.”
“Dear Dr. Gabisan,
Thanks to you I was able to take the cruise and go on all of the shore excursions and climb hundreds of steps going to museums and cathedrals. My left foot, which had the tendon moved, held up very well. I wasn’t in pain at all. There was no swelling either. We had a wonderful trip.
“I had Surgery on my Right Achilles tendon by Dr. Gabisan. Excellent Treatment.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gabisan professionally and as a patient. I have the ultimate respect and admiration for him and his staff. They are indeed the dream team of orthopedics. My result has been fabulous and I could not be more pleased.”
“All staff and Dr. Gabisan are the best.”
“Very professional & caring.”
“Dr. Gabisan was great. He diagnosed the Achilles tear immediately despite my primary care physician missing it. He was thorough and transparent in the prognosis. Surgery and post-op care has been excellent. The staff has been accommodating and responsive to all my administrative questions. Overall experience was unique, and I felt like I was in excellent hands.”
“Dr. Gabisan has shown kindness and patience while treating my painful foot arthritis. I rely on his advise and have felt better since I became a patient!”
“I was delighted with the care and expertise Dr. Gabisan provided to me. I can't speak highly enough about him!”
“Dr. Gabisan came highly recommended. Fast office service and professional staff. Great personal attention and care.”
“Dr. Gabisan is everything you want in a doctor and surgeon. He treated me with dignity and respect. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and provide me with realistic expectations about my surgery and recovery. His surgical skills are top notch, and he ensured that I was provided with excellent pain management postoperatively. The office staff and billing department were also excellent.”
“I had been to several other doctors before seeing Dr. Gabisan, and none of them could tell me what was wrong with my ankle. Dr. Gabisan knew right away what was wrong and how to remedy it. He is a good listener and treated me with the utmost respect from beginning to end. The surgery turned out well, and I would recommend him to anyone. Also, the staff has high regard for the patient in making sure they are comfortable and at ease.”
“From the front desk to Dr. Gabisan, everyone was super friendly and professional. Awesome”
“Experience is always excellent. Always punctual and very helpful. The staff is very professional and very nice.”
“Efficient, empathetic, and friendly.”
“The entire Professional Orthopedics staff were terrific, and Roz was phenomenal. She gave me all of my insurance information and made sure I knew what to expect from my additional studies. The office staff in the Tinton Falls office always had a smile, and the two x-ray techs were quick efficient and made the process painless (despite two fractures lol). Dr. Gabisan listened to my concerns addressed all of my issues, and made sure I was comfortable. I never hesitate to recommend Professional Orthopedics. They are amazing!”
“I visited in February previously and came back for ruptured Achilles February. You are always treated with urgency and respect by all staff. The best run practice I have ever been to!”
“The office staff is patient and kind. Dr. Gabisan, please give everyone a raise. So nice.”
“The doctor was beneficial and answered all my questions. His staff was also very courteous, friendly, and helpful. I would highly recommend this group.”
“Very great doctor and great friendly office staff!”
“Great experience. Friendly staff.”
“He was very patient and informative.”