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Patient Testimonials

“The concept of a unit that specializes in orthopedic replacements is a great approach as I have been in several local hospitals and none have had such a stellar group of employees. This specialty unit allows the patient to gauge their condition with the other patients that had the same procedure and you have a staff that understands the procedures. From their past experience they have the ability to answer any question relating to the procedure or process.

Each employee was excellent in their delivery of care or services and professional interaction with other staff members. Each employee on this unit made every effort to ensure that each patient was as comfortable as possible and had anything, within reason, to make their visit as enjoyable as it could be.

Your staff was able to make my hospital stay as pleasant as could be expected and provided the best service I have ever experienced in a hospital."
-- Leonard Hale (knee replacement)

“Dr. Estrada performed a shoulder surgery that took away years of suffering for my sister and then went further in the reconstruction to provide her with mobility above her expectations for pain relief.” ... "With the comfortable accommodations provided for patients and families, Touro has become a true 'resort hospital'—it gives new meaning to 'Club Med.'" 
-- Marilyn Prejean (shoulder)
“The combination of Dr. Meyer's skill and dedication plus the expertise and genuine caring of the staff in the Center made my hip replacement a far easier experience than I ever imagined.”
“I’m a golfer; I play two times a week. It got to the point where I couldn’t walk, the pain was so bad. Now I wake up in the morning, and it doesn’t hurt. Touro was a great experience. It was like being in a fancy hotel. The employees are really dedicated.”
-- John Graham
“We meet two times a week now to go exercise, starting in October. I do Pilates, too.” “We called each other every day after we left. It really helped to compare notes. I would recommend Touro to anyone.”

“I walked for five hours on a trip to North Carolina, and my knees didn’t bother me at all.”

Gayle: “I do aerobics as well. I am much more physically fit now. I go shopping, too. I used to have to stop three times before I’d get to the store. Not now.”
-- Gayle Gardner and Julie Bourgeois (knees)
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Touro’s Orthopaedic and Spine Center to a family member or friend. The staff was professional, caring, respectful and courteous. The rooms are spacious and warmly decorated, with a great view. I’m walking with a cane now, and I do physical therapy three times a week. I’m right on schedule.”
-- Veronica Lee
“I help my friend in Mississippi plow fields and plot food for deer hunting. It’ll be the first year in a long time that I’ll be able to help. I’m doing more than I ever did before.”
-- Robert Murray
"I waited ten years to have this done, and I am sorry I waited so long. I’m coming back for the second knee in June. I’m looking forward to getting back to work. Everyone was wonderful—I couldn’t pick a favorite. I would rate them 100 percent PLUS. I would recommend Touro to anyone.”
-- Bernardine Reimonenq (knee)
“I walked here from Cadiz Street. I walk my dog two to three times a day and ride my bike. Dr. Estrada is the best. Whenever I need him, I call. I’m enjoying life now.”
-- Josephine White (knee)
“My replacement surgery convinced my wife, Margaret, to have hers done with Dr. Estrada. Everything turned out marvelously. The facility is excellent. The staff is excellent. (points to Leslie) She’s supposed to be a physical therapist, but she’s really a physical terrorist (laughs).
-- Tom Ross (both knees)
“I had to wear SAS shoes before because they have lots of cushion. Now I can wear my dress shoes and really step it out. I would recommend anybody to have surgery here. The doctors are great.”
-- Freddie Prestenbach (knee)
“The personal attention is just outstanding. It’s a smaller unit, and it’s not ill people. It’s a whole different atmosphere of wellness and rejuvenation. Physical therapists are very firm—they get you going.”
-- Jackie Graham (wife of patient)
“The walking is wonderful. I can go shopping again. The second week after surgery, I went shopping. The Orthopaedic and Spine Center is terrific, keep doing it right. They were all great. I could look up answers in my notebook if I had questions. If people want to come back for a reunion, it shows it was a good experience.”
-- Pris Hagebusch (both knees)
“I love dancing—swing, foxtrot, tango, salsa. I go dancing a lot. I’m going back to the gym again. I am going to walk up a 14-story building. I want to walk the Grand Canyon and hike the Appalachian Trail.”
-- Frank Caragliano (hip)
“Before surgery, I was in a wheelchair, and I never thought I would walk again. Now I’m walking, shopping and driving. At the end of March, we’re driving to Nashville to see our son. I don’t regret it at all. I wish I’d done it sooner. I put the wheelchair away in storage now.”
--Nancy Bravender
“The surgery gave her a sense of life back. Before, Nancy was depressed, kept to herself and didn’t joke. Now I’ve got my wife back. I can’t keep up with her. Our son got choked up when he saw his mom walk for the first time. We’re very happy. We would recommend it to anyone.”
-- Brian Bravender (husband of patient)
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