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Dr. Baker was awesome! He gave me more mobility and less pain in my shoulder. I would recommend Dr. Baker if you have any problems with your shoulder.
George H.
I had both of my knees replaced by Dr. Bernasek at the same time quite a few years ago. He was wonderful. Great bedside manner. Showed concern and appreciated my concerns. I had no pain whatsoever following the surgery. His whole staff is truly an asset to FOI and my appreciation goes out to everyone involved. Thanks, Dr. B for a great surgery!
Veronica B.
My orthopedic doctor diagnosed my lower back pain and ordered physical therapy sessions. I went twice a week for a month and was so helped by Annie, the rehab therapist. I felt relief after the third visit. She was very thorough with getting me through the different stretched and exercises at the facility. She even printed some of the exercises out so that I could do them at home in between appointments. The Northdale location is close to my home and that is where I chose to go. The staff there is helpful and cordial.
Carole K.
Location Treated At:Northdale
I experienced an unfortunate accident at home where my ankle was dislocated and several bones fractured. Dr. Pappou was on duty at the hospital that evening in the emergency room. Dr. Pappou could not have been more honest explaining the severity of my injury and how it was going to be repaired. He explained the procedures and gave me realistic time line to the recovery. I am now recovering as expected. The surgeries went extremely well. I had no idea how long it takes for an injury like I had. The entire staff from Dr. Pappou to Jennifer, his assistant, to Steve fitting me in the correct support device. From X-ray to front desk, the professional service was delivered. Physical therapy is right there at the office location. this injury was unexpected as any accident would be. Florida Orthopaedic Institute, as a team, made the healing process as comfortable as possible. I always knew what to expect and given a timeline to the next step. Thank you, Dr. Pappou for being on duty that evening of my accident. I am working on getting back my mobility and walking on my own now. There is still more recovery time but knowing what to expect is the key to getting active again!
Madeline R.
Excellent doctor. Replaced my wife's knee with great results. Walking and dancing with no pain now.
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I am a patient of Dr. Lindbloom. Personally, I think he is a very caring doctor and is deeply concerned with his patients' health. Even for topics not related to your injury.
R MG.
My husband went to see Dr. Lyons because of issues and tremendous pain and discomfort with a recent knee replacement surgery. We found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and at the top of his field, especially in doing revision surgeries. It took a few months to get his surgery scheduled due to his very busy schedule, but it was well worth it. We feel, thus far, that we made an excellent choice and are very grateful to Dr. Lyons. He spent time with us and he explained what was needed to fix and stabilize his knee. The recovery is going much quicker this time and we are confident in a complete and satisfactory recovery this time.
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My son just had surgery on his femur by Dr. Shah. He was a fantastic doctor! Highly recommend him!
Nikki G.
I was referred to Dr. Mighell after a fall which resulted in a massive tear of the right rotator cuff for which surgery was performed. After surgery I was told that I would need a long period for recovery, first with immobilization in a sling for several months followed by long term physical therapy. Although recovery was slow, nonetheless it was progressive. Follow up care was excellent. With time, strength and shoulder mobility improved as well as function. Complementing Dr. Mighell's excellent treatment of this injury, Dr. Mighell also impressed me as a sincerely caring physician with his ability to relate to the patient. On a scale of one to five, I think Dr. Mighell gets a five without question!
Robert W.
I am a 68 year old man and after suffering for more than 20 years, I finally got a full knee replacement. Dr. Palumbo and his staff were exceptional and explained in detail the procedure, recovery time, pros and cons of a total replacement. My expectations were exceeded. I can walk comfortably again. I would recommend Dr. Palumbo and his assistant Brian Wicker and his office wholeheartedly.
Silvio C.
I first started getting some pain that I thought was my sciatica. I decided it's time for an x-ray and went to visit Florida Orthopaedic Institute since they accepted my insurance. They do x-rays right on site and review them with you while you sit with the doctor. I scheduled a full hip replacement with Dr. Brian Palumbo. What an outstanding surgeon and a great guy. My full hip replacement went very well. I am now 90 days post-op and walking extremely well with a new hip. I've also seen Brian Wicker, who is the PA. He is also a caring, understanding and easy to get along with person. Nurses and staff run a very organized office. Come in, sign in, get your x-rays, consult with the doctors and then discuss treatment. The office runs well on time and I've always been able to see a doctor or the physician's assistant. I'm bringing my mom here as well. She is 89 years old and also has hip concerns. Great staff and fantastic doctor, Dr. Brian Palumbo.
Deanna F.
In high school, I played varsity football. When I dislocated my right arm in two places and broke a shard of bone off my elbow, the people there were really helpful. Dr. Yi was fantastic and, with their help, I was able to recover much faster than most people with my type of injury. This place is great at what they do!
Jonathan B.
Dr. Armaghani is absolutely one of the most caring, knowledgeable and professional spine surgeons. He answers any questions you may have, tells you exactly what the problem is, thoroughly explains it and what needs to be done and explains any and all possible side effects. He did surgery on my back in April and I am now feeling so much better and no longer suffer with pain. The surgery corrected my problem and I feel so truly blessed that I found this amazing, caring doctor. I highly recommend Dr. A and promise you will be very pleased as well.
Marleen B.
Simply the best! Referred from another doctor who could not fix the problem after a rotator cuff and shoulder replacement gone wrong. Dr. Mighell is caring and takes the time to fully explain his diagnosis and treatment. We traveled from Naples for his expertise and care.
Gary G.
Dr. Nydick and his staff are so professional, friendly and always a pleasure to see at every visit. Due to the traumatic injury I had to my left hand/forearm, Dr. Nydick and team did an outstanding job! It was a great learning experience for me as well as the students. Dr. Nydick discussed every procedure with me in detail. Extremely grateful for everything he did to make me whole again. Will refer him for his specialty on shoulder to finger tips. He's an amazing hand surgeon!
Sheila P.
Dr. Mighell and his staff have been great to me. Dr. Mighell was highly recommended to me by my primary care physician to repair my torn right bicep muscle. Additionally, he was recommended to me by several friends who had been patients of Dr. Mighell. I had complete confidence in his ability. In addition to being a terrific doctor, I was very impressed by Dr. Mighell and his staff's willingness to work with my schedule. I am a school teacher and they were very accommodating in scheduling my surgery and appointments. It was very kind of them. I do not like missing classroom time and they really worked with me so that I did not miss teaching any of my classes. Thank you!
Jim G.
I have seen Dr. Sellman (sports medicine) many times for separate problems with my knee, hip and shoulder. The thoroughness of his hands on examinations is amazing. I seek alternatives to surgery and, with his direction, have avoided at least two surgeries through the use of braces and physical therapy. It is great to work with a doctor that does more than write prescriptions and referrals.
Carl L.
Dr. Pappou recently transformed my index finger into a brand new one! He cleaned out the joint which was crooked and terribly painful and inserted a wire and the entire experience was excellent. The follow up is excellent and I would certainly recommend him to anyone considering hand surgery.
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During three meetings throughout 20 years, Dr. Mighell was consistent with his examination of me and his recommendations to replace both shoulders. When the pain became unacceptable and the loss of motion prevented daily routine items, I returned to Dr. Mighell after my extensive shoulder replacement research and had my left shoulder replaced in 2018 and my right shoulder replaced in 2019. His team of fellows, nurses and rehab staff were all helpful with any question or event that came up during the months I was under his care. WOW. Woke up from both surgeries with no pain and have been pain free for months. My pain free range of motion returned with my rehab. Today, I am pain free and my range of motion is more than acceptable to me. Only question I have now is: 'Why did I wait 20 years for a pain free life?' Thank you to the whole Dr. Mighell team. After more than 1600 shoulder replacements, they had the tools, experience and team concept well tuned to handle any questions I had.
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Dr. Nydick and his associate Dr. Merimee were prompt and efficient at the emergency room in Tampa. The operation on the left hand was great. He performed wonderfully. The recovery has been 100%. Will highly recommend him.
Michele F.
Dr. Lindbloom is one of the best orthopedic doctors I have seen! I have had neck, lower back and ankle surgeries. I broke three bones in my ankle and he did the surgery for that one. His bedside manners are wonderful. He explained everything that was done in terms that I could understand. His office people are awesome in both of his locations. I would highly recommend him. He's young but don't let that deter you!
Teresa R.
Dr. Palumbo replaced my knee two years ago. I feel wonderful! Five years prior, I had my other knee replaced at a world renowned hospital. No comparison to the outstanding surgery performed by Dr. Palumbo. He is by far, the best surgeon ever! Last year, Dr. Palumbo replaced my husband's hip. Another resounding success. Thank you, Doc. Your care and compassion is only exceeded by your tremendous talent as a physician.
MaryJo M.
After experiencing a major surgery on my ankle from a dislocation and multiple fractures, I am finally in physical therapy. Even though the process is uncomfortable, it is totally necessary to regain mobility. The staff could not be more helpful and professional. I would recommend this facility to anyone who needs physical therapy.
Madeline R.
Location Treated At:Palm Harbor
My mom had a hip replacement two years ago which left her with one leg an inch longer than the other and 3/4 inches offset, so she was in constant pain. She went to see several doctors to fix this problem and no one wanted to repair her hip. Dr. Grayson said he felt he could help. He performed a corrective surgery and she is now able to walk without a lift added to her shoe. Her legs are even and she is on her way to a full recovery.
Lisa B.
Since the moment you walk in, is an excellent place where the employees make you feel at home. Nina and Tamar, it was so great meeting you. Extremely professional and organized. No waiting time at all. Thank you, Dr. Adil Samad for your time and courteous attitude. I will highly recommend you all.
Guillermo B.
Location Treated At:Wesley Chapel
I am appreciative that their appointments run on time. The therapists are caring, sociable and efficient.
Sandra T.
Location Treated At:Sun City Center
I sit here post-surgical. I am so thankful for finding him. He diagnosed my issue on my first visit after viewing my MRI. He operated and prevented serious damage. He's a rock star and I'm so thankful for him and his entire staff.
Theresa J.
I had a total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Donohue and I am very impressed by Dr. D and the results. Although I am in my early seventies, I was able to walk without any support within 48 hours after surgery and had only minor discomfort. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he has excellent people and communication skills. His nursing and administrative support are also caring and highly competent.
Gerry G.
I was in a car accident on Christmas Eve. My knee and two places in my tibia were fractures and my ankle was shattered. Dr. Infante was the orthopedic doctor on call that particular day and I thank God that he was the doctor on call. He came to my hospital room to introduce himself and his team to me. He explained everything about my knee, tibia and my ankle. He explained everything he had to do in surgery. I had two major operations. When the final cast came off...my scars were barely visible. Dr. Infante is an artist when it comes to making an incision on your body. The rest of the staff was absolutely amazing. Liz and Teresa, his administrative assistants were fabulous. These ladies went out of their way to help me. Dr. Infante and Austin PA-C are so caring for each and every patient. They really take the time with you so you understand your healing process. Florida Orthopaedic Institute at 560 S Lakewood in Brandon is the best in the world. Thank you Dr. Infante and your staff!
June B.
He is one gifted doctor. This is the surgeon you want to do you hip or knee. My husband is a living testimony!
Kim and Anthony
Dr. Gasser is the most skilled, intelligent and absolutely the most caring and compassionate orthopedic and medical doctor my husband and I have ever experienced. He has taken me and my husband, from not being able to walk without a cane due to being bone on bone with our knees, and put us on Euflexxa gel injections for the past several years. My new x-rays shows that since the first round of injections, there is no further decline in bone on bone in my knees. He has ensured through persistence with his medical knowledge that this particular gel was imperative for my well-being. My husband and I have a great quality of life due to Dr. Gasser. Thank God both Medicare and my BCBS Federal Plan approves Euflexxa. His assistant Kathy always ensures that she returns my phone calls and gives me truthful guidance and assistance. While she is truly taxied with helping all of Dr. Gasser's patients, she always does it with her beautiful smile. His staff always gives professional and caring help by always being right there to help. Director of Quality Assurance, Kathy Denemark, oversees injections and truly does her best to help and answer my questions. Dr. Gasser is to the point, in medical care, because he knows what he is doing. We trust him with our knees and if surgery was ever required, we would trust him with our lives. Thank you Dr. Gasser and Kathy for being our medical team.
Patricia D.
Everyone was very polite and very helpful and skilled at what they did! Dr. Pappou was very interested in my issues and took appropriate time with me. Excellent bedside manner!!
Sharon W.
I've been going to Dr. Mighell for about three years and I have found him and his staff to be exceptionally caring and professional. Most importantly, they don't just 'whip out the knife' to solve your problem. They are very thoughtful about what needs to be done and I have avoided surgery so far. I also try to avoid cortisone shots, but on two occasions when I needed help at short notice, they were there for me and squeezed me in. Can't thanks them enough. Dr. Mighell, Rita and Elise - you are my heroes!
Deborah E.
Had a total hip replacement on July 10, 2019. Dr. Grayson did a wonderful job. He is so personable and easy to talk to. Very satisfied! Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
Linda B.
My knee has had tendinitis for twelve years which has kept me inactive for the past few years. It is painful even after going up a flight of stairs. I've had hundreds of hours of physical therapy for it, stretching and pain meds, but nothing helped me get back to a normal routine let alone exercising four times a week. I came to FOI and saw Dr. Morse and he ordered an MRI on my knee. I was in and out of FOI for the MRI in only twenty minutes. I came back the next week and Dr. Morse went over all of the options. He shot my knee with cortisone and my knee hasn't felt this great since high school! Very professional staff! Highly recommend FOI!
William S.
Dr. Lindbloom took great care in listening, looking at my x-rays, fitting me with a brace for my broken upper arm and approving physical therapy sessions for me. I had follow up appointments with Dr. Lindbloom. He provided insights, encouragement and was very professional. We are very fortunate to have his expertise in our community. Thank you, Dr. Lindbloom!
Donna J.
Have been seen at FOI Bloomingdale on and off since 2006. Every time the staff was professional, courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable. I have always received excellent physical therapy and concern for my continued well-being. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Patty C.
Location Treated At:Bloomingdale
My family cannot say enough words of appreciation or excellence to describe Dr. Mark Mighell and staff. We traveled from NW Florida to have Dr. Mighell perform a reverse shoulder surgery on each shoulder on my mother when she was in her early to mid 80's in poor health. She also had the worst shoulder infection they had seen to date at the time. She will be 88 in November and has seen a granddaughter marry, a grandson enter college and two more great grandchildren born in the years Dr. Mighell and his team miraculously gifted my mother. Our thanks and recommendations are unending.
Julee R.
Great people and great attitudes truly care about the patients.
Stephen H.
Location Treated At:Wesley Chapel
So, I wish I could give him more stars. I am a real customer. Well, my husband is. We went to see Dr. Armaghani after Dr. Barna checked my husbands MRI while on vacation. It was very bad and we got in to see Dr. Armaghani on Thursday. Days later, we had surgery scheduled. It was successful. We will see long term, but he always made me feel involved and informed. He came in on his off day because the surgery was so important to him. His personal life was set aside to help a patient. I can't thank him enough. Believe me, he's probably sick of me hugging and thanking him.
J. M.
Dr. Samad has performed both an anterior cervical and lateral infusion surgery for my husband. My husband had double vision, was light headed with dizziness and headaches, neck and upper back aches - these problems were corrected with the anterior cervical. The lateral infusion is only seven weeks old, but there has been improvement in movement for my husband. We have the utmost respect and confidence in Dr. Samad and would highly recommend him.
Gloria W.
The staff has been very helpful. Dr. Grayson was very helpful all through the surgery. My new hip is great. I can walk again without any assistance of a cane. It was only about six weeks when I did not need a cane. I really feel like a whole new person.
Shirley W.
Once I started my physical therapy, I was on a good road to recovery. My therapist, Roman, has been excellent and made me feel comfortable about my knee recovery. Theresa, Justin, Fadi and everyone at the front desk always are helpful and smiling! I love it. Not gonna skateboard for a while...
Zage G.
Location Treated At:South Tampa
Dr. Barna has been a Godsend to me. I have a Grade II Spondylolysthesis at L5-S1. I wanted to postpone surgery as long as possible. Dr. Barna has been amazingly instrumental in helping me to do this and keeping me pain free. He seems to genuinely care about my well-being and my quality of life. He listens to my concerns and takes my questions seriously. He always takes the time to address any issues I may have and has always made me completely comfortable with our treatment plan. I have had epidural injections and an RFA with him. Both were successful. I had amazing long lasting results with the RFA. I can not reccomend Dr. Barna enough!
Sandi S.
Love Dr. Hess. He's very pleasant and he makes you feel at home!
Sabrina K.
This is a very efficient and professional organization. I am very pleased with the attention and the care I have received. Everything from the imaging, to the doctors, to the physical therapy. My husband also had a knee replacement surgery at the same time that I broke my ankle and Florida Orthopaedic Institute has helped us both to bounce back and heal. Great organization.
Amy H.
Location Treated At:North Tampa – Temple Terrace
Completely professional and always courteous. Most importantly, he listens to the patient and he prefers less aggressive forms of treatment first.
Roger W.
Dr. Baker did a great job on my right shoulder considering the damage that was done when I slipped and fell down on my job. I will refer him to anyone that needs this kind of care. He did a great job on my Grandmother after she broke her hip. She is walking now, which is great for an older person in her eighties.
Sabrina M.
I was very impressed by his office staff and Dr. Lyons. Dr. Lyons wasn't pushy for me to have surgery. He left it up to me. He wasn't rushed and answered any questions I had. I scheduled surgery.
Tammy G.
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Explains in detail. Understanding and the staff is really friendly as well. I would recommend Dr. Infante in a heartbeat.
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I selected Dr. Lyons to perform my hip replacement surgery because he claims to treat his patients like family. Well he lives by his word! He is a consummate professional, assures you have all the information you need, his staff is incredibly organized and all the nurses and staff at the hospital (Advent) know what he expects of them to assure you are taken care of. I highly recommend this doctor as well as AdventHealth on Dale Mabry. I couldn't say enough about how well I was treated! Thank you to all of you!
Gene B.
As usual, great experience. I am a retired physician and have had surgeries, injections and complete testing of my joints. I believe FOI has the edge in all of the Southeast United States. What many patients do not realize is it is a teaching institute for international doctors and allied health care professionals. Their staff continues to grow with additions of outstanding doctors from across the states. Really no better place to go. Dr. Gasser is at the top of this wonderful staff.
William L.
Three months ago, I had a right shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Frankle. I was skeptical about the operation as I had read online that a shoulder replacement was more difficult to perform than a knee or hip replacement. Also, I had known several people who had had to have the procedure done twice without totally satisfactory results. Well, I have only praise for Dr. Frankle. I have suffered minimal pain from the operation and have experienced marvelous results. I have complete mobility in my right shoulder. I can swim again, blow dry my hair and attend yoga, palates, zumba, barre and even weight classes. I should add that I am 87 years old. Dr. Frankle is a superb surgeon and we are all so lucky to have him in the Tampa Bay area.
Sara D.
Great doctor and supporting cast!
Nick B.
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Donohue for a knee scope procedure in May. He was very attentive, thoughtful and carefully explained the procedure. The entire process was smooth from the check in procedures all the way through the surgery. I never experienced any level of significant pain and within weeks, I was back to normal, wishing I would have scheduled the repair work sooner. Dr. Donohue was terrific and I highly recommend his services.
Steve P.
Dr. Epting and the entire support staff were friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and professional! Dr. Epting made me feel totally at ease and explained my foot problem in layman terms; used my foot x-rays to ensure I fully understood my problem; and explained short and long term solutions. He and his support staff emphasized to call them if I had any further questions. This was an extremely pleasurable patient experience. Florida Orthopaedic Institute sets the standard for patient care. I highly recommend Dr. Epting and Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Frank W.
Dr. Grayson advised me of what we can do next and some options going forward. He listens to my questions and answers them in a manner that I can understand. He is very personable.
Gary R.
Words cannot express Dr. Donohue's caring and kindness. He would have done well in any field he chose. I am very grateful that our paths have crossed.
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I have had seven orthopedic surgeries of which five were shoulder. The fifth of my shoulder surgeries was a masterpiece. The oddest thing is that there was very little pain. Very little! The shoulder feels tight and secure, unlike two decades ago. Dr. Baker is indeed a master of his craft. I am so impressed that I had to write about this. Thank you, Dr. Baker.
Richard S.
My primary sent me for a follow-up visit with Dr. Mighell because of a recent MRI of my shoulder. It was my first visit and I found him to be very helpful and personable. I would highly recommend him.
Julie A.
Very personable. Straight forward assessment and answers. Options discussed. Dr. Mighell has been taking care of me for over 15 years. Great service and surgeon.
Al
It's always a thrilling visit to the doctor's office or the hospital as we plan for surgery. We all want to be well. Dr. Grayson's office visits make you comfortable and relaxed. I recommend!
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Far above my the expectations that I had about a total hip replacement.
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I've seen Dr. Pappou for multiple problems with shoulder, elbow and hands. His expertise in diagnosis and treatment is extraordinary. He shows much concern and compassion for the patient. Dr. Pappou is non-aggressive in his approach and doesn't pressure patients into any unnecessary treatment or diagnostic testing. I'm very comfortable in this office as I have a fear of needles. The cortisone shots were quick and painless. I highly recommend Dr. Pappou.
Leonard M.
He was very helpful in explaining everything that had to be done.
Martha A.
Dr. Frankle took sufficient time and dialogue to explain to me a difficult process required to diagnose/isolate and then treat my shoulder. It feels much better after this last treatment. Thank you!
Randal W.
Had a labrum tear in my hip joint, as well as severe ITB inflammation coupled with Greater Trochanteric Bursitis. Dr. Watson performed surgery. The whole office visit, subsequent surgery and post-op visit went very well. Dr. Watson and Stephanie went through everything in great detail. I have full faith.
Sunil Bandarupalli
Outstanding doctor!
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I had arthroscopic knee surgery one and a half years ago to fix a meniscus tear and potentially have a partial knee. I was not a candidate for the partial knee at the time due to too much arthritis and will eventually need a total knee. Dr. Infante addressed my issues so well that I know that my total knee surgery will be many years down the road! I have been able to get out and move much more than before and have dropped quite a bit of weight because of it. Thank you, Dr. Infante!
Helen B.
Dr. Palumbo gave me a partial right knee replacement. Others had recommended the total knee, but I was excited to find him and did the partial with great results. I was able to do it as an outpatient at FOI's facility which couldn't have been better. Quality people and care. I am eight weeks out from surgery and no more hobbling!
Linda B.
Dr. Mighell was recommended to me from another doctor who said "see him and no other" as I was in intense pain from a rotator cuff repair years ago. Dr. Mighell performed a full reverse shoulder replacement a year ago and my pain is gone and I can lift my arm up over my head. I am so elated with my results and highly recommend him! His medical assistant, Rita was wonderful and helpful.
Cynthia G.
Dr. Grayson was very professional, caring and informative. He took the time to answer my questions and show me the x-rays. I appreciated his directness and honesty. I work in the medical profession as well.
S. Daughn
I had a total hip replacement done by Dr. Grayson. He and the entire staff did an excellent job and I was discharged from the hospital the same day. I was walking unassisted the following day and back to walking the dog after three days. It's only been three weeks but the pain I had before is gone and the surgical pain is nothing compared to what it was like before and this will go away in a few more weeks. Highly recommend this surgeon and all of the staff that interacted with me during the surgery and release process. There were a lot of them!
Chris B.
Dr. Gustke replaced both my knees and one hip. His professionalism is number one in my book.
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Folks, trust me. Dr. Palumbo is a physician of the finest kind! His knowledge and bedside manner are second to none. This is my fourth knee procedure and he has performed the last three of these and there is no comparison. His attention to detail and true attentiveness and concern cannot be matched. Not to mention his exemplary experience and training. In this chaotic world and industry of medical care, he is a true anomaly and the best of the best! On top of his professional demeanor, he also epitomizes the caring and concern of a true human being and friend. This is a man of utmost integrity and passion for the well being of all he helps. A true family man and great steward of his expertise and abilities for the benefit of all. God bless you Dr. Palumbo!
Brian G.
Dr. Yi recently did a partial hip replacement. I feel the surgery was perfect!
Karl F.
Best ever!! I was walking unassisted within one week after a full knee replacement. A year later and all is still great. Kind, considerate, polite and great staff. Superb knee! You want a fantastic doctor? This is it!
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My appointment with Christian Cruz (Dr. Small's APRN) at the Telecom office was certainly worthwhile. We viewed the new x-rays together and confirmed that physical therapy would be most beneficial considering a change in circumstance for me. My husband has some peripheral neuropathy and I'm doing most of the driving which results in neck pain. Also, Christian provided a list of medical massage centers to receive some therapeutic massage after I complete PT at the South Tampa location. My husband and I really appreciated his support!
Kathleen M.
Dr. Miranda did a hip replacement on me five years ago. It went perfectly. I only needed three weeks of home PT and three weeks outpatient. I am going for a shot and consultation this month for my knee. I was told 13 years ago I would need a replacement one day. I wouldn't consider anyone other than Dr. Miranda to perform the surgery. He is a talented and compassionate surgeon. Amanda is wonderful and I was fully informed as to what my costs would be and how my PT would be handled.
Sandra M.
Dr. Frankle and staff did an excellent job of diagnosing and treating my problem in one visit. It was a tremendous relief off my mind. It wasn't rushed and he did a great job of explaining. I would highly recommend.
Randy G.
My first visit last week, very impressed. The lady office manager is so professional. She keeps all of the younger ones in line. Docs, nurses, staff...all great. The facilities are so nice too. They can do everything there.
Mark L.
Location Treated At:Brandon
Thank you, FOI and Dr. Baker, for seeing me today! It was a very positive experience. Huge sigh of relief after his PA's examination and his explanation and diagnosis of my knee. The brace he recommended has already made a huge improvement in functionality of the knee and tons of relief from the horrible pain I was feeling when I first arrived there. THANK YOU so much!
Rhonda
My experience at FOI - South Tampa has been enjoyable. I've been attending FOI for the past few months to rehabilitate my knee and I'm very satisfied with the services and people at this location. The staff at the physical therapy front desk (Theresa, Janette, Justin and Fadi) are attentive, personal and professional. My PT, Tarik Church, challenges me every session and has invested himself in my recovery; he's knowledgeable and mindful about the limitations of my knee. Theresa has assisted me with insurance conflicts/payments and always seems to make me laugh. She and her staff are deserving of a pickle to symbolize the outstanding customer service they provide on a daily basis.
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Location Treated At:South Tampa
I was referred to Dr. Mighell by my local doctor because my injury was very complicated. To make a long story short, 90 days later and I can't believe how good my recovery has been. More importantly, Dr. Mighell personally called me to discuss my surgery beforehand and was immediately available at all times post-operation to answer questions. My experience (while painful) was nothing less than stellar. If you need help, please see him!
Andrew I.
I had emergency surgery to save my left leg in 2010 from a serious accident. This resulted in a large screw in my hip joint and screws in a plate connecting to my femur. My leg was three-quarters shorter requiring a shoe lift to walk correctly. For about the last three years I had extreme trouble walking any distance without pain. Dr. Grayson, after looking at me, said he could fix my issues with a total hip replacement and a bonus lengthening my leg to normal length. I agreed and had MAKO assisted robotic surgery. All went well. After a few months of rehab at home, I'm now walking normally again! It used to take me four to five rest periods to mow my lawn, but now I can do it all at once without pain! I can now walk completely free of pain and complete all my activities while wearing normal shoes! Dr. Grayson is the man to see for hip problems. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I am so thankful for his follow-up care.
Robert W.
Excellent care. I had a partial right knee replacement and I am five weeks post surgery. My knee has not felt this good in over ten years. The care I received at each visit was great. The entire staff from check-in to seeing the doctor. Special kudos to Dr. Garlick, Elizabeth and Caitlin. They all made me feel like a real person versus just a number.
Brian B.
I had a reverse shoulder replacement surgery performed by Dr. Mighell in April 2019. The surgery came off without a hitch and I am virtually pain free in my right shoulder for the first time in two years. Dr. Mighell and, without exception, his entire staff were absolutely great. They made me feel right from my first visit that my well-being was job one and then followed through to make sure that it was true. Thanks for helping to give me my life back.
Richard G.
Very bright. Very knowledgeable and current. Genuine listener.
LeRoy
I am so pleased to meet and work with Dr. Samad. I had a back injury from an accident a few years ago and sought treatment. Dr. Samad listened to my incident, complaint and concerns. His conservative approach was, in fact, in my best interest. I was ready for surgery. Since the surgery was elective, Dr. Samad wanted to make sure that all interventional treatments were at least tried and exhausted before surgery. His conservative approach to surgery relieved my mind knowing that we did all we could to prevent surgery. I needed surgery. From the initial visit through follow-up visits, Dr. Samad was thorough, kind, compassionate and treated me like a family member. There was a trust that developed and I am so glad that the procedure was minimal compared to the maximum as planned. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Samad and his staff. Five star treatment and care!
Andy L.
Dr. Baker is friendly and he takes the time to explain your options so that you can make the best decision regarding your health going forward.
Jane
I had my first rotator cuff surgery 15 years ago and have been largely debilitated since. I was barely able to lift my hand above my head and had very limited lateral mobility. Dr. Mighell did a full reverse shoulder replacement in Decemeber. It's been, literally, unbelievable. I never thought I would ever have the range of motion I am experiencing. Can't recommend Dr. Mighell HIGHLY ENOUGH!
Jay A.
Been here twice in a week and both experiences were great. First, I went into the urgent care as a walk-in. From check in to leaving, my visit was about 35 minutes. The girls up front were extremely nice, answered all my questions and showed compassion when they heard my story. My next visit was a follow up that was scheduled before my walk-in. Same thing, girls up front were great. My appointment was scheduled at 9:45 and they told me to arrive 30 minutes early for paper work (I was a new patient). I arrived at 8:57 by my scheduled appointment time. I already went over my x-rays with Jessica. She checked my other issue (the one that I walked in for prior). I had more x-rays done and I was meeting her again to discuss a treatment plan! Jessica was so informative, she made sure I knew what I was looking at and spoke to me in understandable medical language! She answered all my questions and had me scheduled for a procedure the very next day. She told me what to expect and went over in great detail what will be done. Dr. Shah did my procedure and upon meeting him for the very first time, WOW! He introduced himself to me and my family and kept contact with us as he was going over what will be done and how it will be done! He assured me that I will be fine! He answered all my questions and made me feel better because I was freaking out. After the procedure was done, he made sure that he went out to my family and again told them what was done, how it was done and how well it went! Dr. Shah stood close by while I was waking up to see how I was feeling and answer any additional questions!
Iris F.
Dr. Mighell and staff are outstanding. I had a severe shoulder injury that ended up requiring 12 screws and a plate. I never expected that I would have the mobility in my right arm (dominant) that I have regained. So far the limitations that I have are my own due to age and fear of falling again. From coming in as an emergency appointment, surgery, testing and recommended physical therapy -- this group knows what they are doing! Highly recommend!!!
Terry
Really knowledgeable and go the extra mile. I went to another place before for physical therapy, only 10 minutes from home and yes, their equipment was brand new, the staff was nice, friendly, know their stuff HOWEVER I much prefer driving a little extra to be treated by professionals who really understand my body and needs.
Christine R.
Location Treated At:Bloomingdale
I had bilateral knee replacement 2 years ago. Dr Bernasek and his staff were amazing and very informative. I had an excellent outcome and am so grateful I found this doctor. I live in Punta Gorda but this doctor is worth the drive.
Kay
Dr. Mighell repaired my torn rotator cuff. I can't say enough good things about this surgeon. He is very personable and caring. His explanations are thorough and he answers all questions. His staff is very helpful as well. I love that the clinic runs on time.
Suzette F.
Dr. Baker did a great job rebuilding my right shoulder with the amount of damage that I had done to it.
Tim L.
My experience with Dr. Baker and his staff FAR EXCEEDS any experience I've ever had at a doctor's office! From the friendly office staff that checked me in to the awesome X-ray tech to the super sweet staffer that checked me out with a smile, Dr. Baker's staff was amazing! I waited less than 10 minutes (may have been like 5?) to see Dr. Baker. He spent time with me and listened intently...something you rarely see nowadays...and treated me promptly. My knee is already feeling better and I have no doubts that it will be in tip top shape in a day or so. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Baker if you're in search of a great experience with an ortho doc!
Kathleen
Dr. Samad is fantastic! Professional, caring and skilled. Dr. Samad cares about his patients and responds in their best interests. Intervention (alternative treatment methods) was stressed first. When no other options worked, surgery was agreed upon to repair the damaged area. I am so glad to have Dr. Samad looking out for me. Surgery was a great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Samad! Thank you!!
Andre L.
What I appreciated the most is that what Dr. Sanders said was going to be the outcome actually happened exactly as he predicted. He determined I was a surgical candidate and completed the ankle fusion surgery. He told me what to expect at the outcome and how long the recovery would take. It was almost exactly six months to the day of the surgery. I appreciated his honesty and candor. I was very pleased with the outcome and especially the amount of mobility I have now. Great job. Keep up the good work!
Anthony G.
I had flown into Clearwater, FL for a two week family visit. I shortly after had a near death accident in their sun room which resulted in several severely broken bones and a head injury. While in Meese Countryside Hospital, I was referred to Dr. Pappou because of his expertise and the severity of injury. Dr. Pappou was straightforward about his plan (to put me back together again) and just how much function I would have at the end. It took a year, four MAJOR surgeries and seven months in inpatient rehabilitation. It was brutal, but through each step, Dr. Pappou and his staff gave me the encouragement and love to survive. I respect his talent, expertise, compassion, friendship and professionalism.
Deborah L.
Dr. Palumbo did a full hip replacement for me in May 2019. He was attentive to my questions. He is a very composed, organized and precise surgeon who gave me great care and a good surgery experience. He knew how to orchestrate the care of his patients very well in the hospital and his office. No question that I would be back in the future for another hip or maybe a knee!
Deanna F.
We are so very grateful for the treatment my wife received from Dr. Lindbloom and his team. Seriously, thank you! We've had a few opinions on her shoulder pain and wasn't really sure who to work with or what to believe. After doing extensive research, we felt great comfort in going with Florida Orthopaedic Institute, most importantly, Dr. Lindbloom. From the moment he saw my wife and made the necessary recommendations, to the point of post-op follow-ups and rehab, he's been absolutely incredible! Not only did he fix my wife's shoulder pain, he restored her quality of life. She is now a completely different person. It's quite apparent that Dr. Lindbloom was trained by the best of the best and we are very grateful we made the decision to see him. I would highly recommend him and his team!
James D.
I went to Dr. Maxson after suffering a fractured arm and wrist. He was kind, professional and took the time to clearly explain my injuries and follow-up. He helped me make the best of a tough situation.
Julia
The excellent staff at Dr. Frankle's office makes each visit, for injections, pre-op, post-op appointments, very enjoyable and reassuring. Two employees who are particularly knowledgeable, friendly and perfect at their jobs are Amy Egan and Jeff Hamelin. They always make you feel that you are in good hands and are receiving the best possible care. Five stars.
Susan P.
Dr. Sellman treated my knee when I was injured. He is very professional and funny at the same time. He wants you to be out of pain as fast as he can. The wait time is short. X-rays, MRIs and therapy are located in the same building which is very convenient. The staff is friendly and professional too.
Carmen E.
I have had seven surgeries already including a total knee replacement from athletic injuries. I was having a lot of problems and every orthopedic surgeon in my area wouldn't touch me. They all recommended Dr. Lyons hands down. They were correct! He did another TKA and I am doing great. Bianca, thanks for all your help! Recommend him 100%.
Debbie S.
Dr. Watson and Stephanie Cooke, APRN, make a tremendous medical/surgical team. Dr. Watson is very personable and professional. Dr. Watson and Stephanie are very engaging and demonstrate a true investment in me as a person and patient. I am ten days post-op and I have great range of motion and zero pain after a total hip replacement! Unfortunately, I will need a total hip replacement for my right hip soon. Without any hesitation, I will be going to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Watson will be my surgeon.
Mickey T.
From the moment you enter the building and follow the 'zones', you are whisked into an efficient and caring environment. My first visit included efficient paperwork completion, direction to x-rays with no waiting time, then back to my doctor. Elizabeth, Dr. Garlick's PA, was funny, helpful and a delight. Benzena was so helpful and kind and loves what she does. Kayleigh at the front desk was attentive and able to make things happen quickly. Dr. Garlick is a gem. His love of life, affection for his team and deep desire to solve the issues for his patients is outstanding. He made me feel relaxed, we explored many options and we finally decided on a 'non-surgical' procedure. You can imagine my delight. From being told initially that I'd need surgery and two months on crutches instead to a crazy big injection (I chose the injection). If you want to work with a team who is highly skilled, professional and also cares about each person who enters the building, check out Dr. Garlick and his talented team at the N. Dale Mabry clinic.
Neen J.
Dr. Walling is thorough, explains the surgery in detail and is kind to his staff.
Lou S.
He listens to issues and actually takes the time to answer questions and explain the reasoning for his decisions.
Mary S.
From start to finish, everyone was very kind, helpful and informative.
Rebecca W.
Excellent doctor. Concerned and helpful.
Chuck H.
I was referred to Dr. Mighell due to problems developing from a rotator cuff repair 40 years ago. I had developed osteoarthritis and bone spurs and some impingement of shoulder movement. After reviewing the MRI and CT of my shoulder along with his new x-ray, we determined surgery was the option for relief from the pain. My operation was scheduled on a timely basis. Dr. Mighell's medical assistant, Rita, explained the process and what the next steps were that would need to be completed before surgery. I followed all the directions and never felt any pain at any time in the last six weeks. I no longer have to wear a sling and my shoulder already feels better before even starting therapy. I would recommend Dr. Mighell and his team to anyone considering having their shoulder be evaluated due to pain and certainly for surgery.
Randall L.
Their PT department is excellent. You are welcomed and treated with respect. The physical therapist seemed determined to help you. I have nothing but kind things to say about this organization.
Pamela W.
Location Treated At:Palm Harbor
Check-in was easy. Everything was done on time per the appointment schedule and staff were thorough in their instructions both prior to and the day of for the MRA of my shoulder. Was happy to get in and get out as scheduled. Thanks!
Michael D.
Location Treated At:North Tampa – Temple Terrace
Dr. Zaffer has been amazing. I came to him two years ago. He isolated the multiple issues with my foot and referred me for post trauma surgery on my foot. I have had two surgeries and am now being treated for neuropathy. He has been encouraging throughout all the pain and long recovery. If not for his patience and care I would still be struggling with chronic pain syndrome which I have had for four years.
Cheryl H.
The best doctor. Three years ago, he took care of my two knees without surgery and so far I feel perfect!. Thank you!
Belkys D.
Being my first time visiting FOI, I felt at home. I had a knee replacement elsewhere and am here visiting Dr. Lyons to have it corrected. I was told that he is THE doctor. Shout out to Dr. Lyons' staff. The amazing Jeanette, Bianca and Heather. I left today with a huge sigh of relief. I highly recommend. Thank you.
Joe G.
Quite simply, he is the best physician I have. I actually look forward to seeing Mark. He not only treats me with 100% success, he spends time with me and treats me like a family member!!
Earl G.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the absolute best. I won't go to any other practice. The doctors and the staff in all areas are awesome, kind and caring.
Eva M.
Location Treated At:North Tampa – Temple Terrace
Had a great experience with Dr. Lindbloom and his staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He was trained by some of the best orthopedic doctors in the country and it shows. I wanted my mother to see a doctor that is trained on the newest and best techniques and who would actually take his time and give us the best and most honest suggestions. He went above and beyond during our appointments making us feel comfortable and knowledgeable about what was going on. My mother had fantastic surgery results and follow-up care.
Rach B.
Such a wonderful and professional doctor. Soft spoken and so effective. makes you feel so comfortable and well informed. I highly recommend Dr. Lyons.
Cozy S.
Torn peroneal tendon on my right ankle. Or as Dr. Sanders put it, shredded it twice! This was torn on a hike the first time and an on-the-job injury the second in exactly the same place. Dr. Sanders handled both injuries tenderly and professionally. He painted a grim picture of my ankle if I did this again. His advanced repair skills were greatly appreciated in the second surgery. He was thoughtful in his approach with me, gave me options and weighed the risks and consequences of each suggestion. He and his support staff are wonderful. It's worth the drive from another county to see him. The facilities are top-notch!
Mark M.
Dr. Infante was very nice and informative. We discussed options that I had tried and results I have had.
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Dr. Bernasek is a great surgeon. He did a hip replacement some years ago and I have been able to walk normally ever since. Never had any problems at all.
Mario C.
Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable. Takes time to speak with you and listens.
Jayne S.
Highly recommend. Excellent doctor and very personable. Couldn't ask for more.
Charles M.
I just saw Dr. Samad for the first time last month. He listened to me, explained things to me and didn't try to dismiss my pain and issues. I ended up needing surgery and he fit me in as soon as possible. He personally called me and explained things and also personally checked up on me after. I would highly suggest him for anyone that needs a spine orthopedist or surgeon. His staff is also very kind and quick to get back to you.
Jessica
This was my first visit to Dr. Grayson. He was so informative and explained exactly what I needed to have done to my hip. I feel very confident and comfortable having him as my surgeon.
Peter T.
I am leaving this gratitude for Dr. Michael Garcia. He is phenomenal in his practice to our community. He performed surgery on my right elbow in 2015 and is an outstanding surgeon. He takes time to explain and answers all questions. He is a super doc!
Catherine H.
Awesome doctor! Very kind and listens. He understands your concerns.
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Dr. Garcia and the entire staff have their act together! I went there to find out if I have a broken bone in my hand and everything went seamlessly throughout my appointment. All of my questions were addressed and I received guidance to care for my arthritis (as it turned out there was no broken bone). Strongly recommend Dr. Garcia and his entire staff!
AR
I am very pleased with my knee replacement performed by Dr. Yi. The scar is minimal and my mobility was returned quickly.
Mary T.
Dr. Beatty's staff fitted me in for a quick appointment. Dr. Beatty herself fitted me for quick surgery to remove a big cabbage palm seed from my hand when I fell while running. My wound was infected and I was frightened that it would infect my new hip replacement. Dr. Beatty got the seed out of my palm quickly. I will always be grateful for her skill and kindness she showed me. Thank you, Dr. Beatty, from the bottom of my heart.
Esther G.
Dr. Infante has always been professional and truthful with me about whatever orthopedic problem I've had. I've had several different joints that required his attention. I see him now for injections in my shoulder. His assistants are nice and knowledgeable as well. They even try to laugh at my bad jokes! I recommend him to anyone with an orthopedic problem.
Jinx
Three years ago, I developed a really painful trigger finger. Dr. Beatty treated it with two shots that take ten seconds each. The finger has been fine ever since. Recently, I got another one on the opposite hand. I wouldn't dream of having anyone else treat it. I promise you, she is an excellent doctor. I know someone who has a trigger finger and was told it requires surgery. I suggested Dr. Beatty!
Sharon
Dr. Maxson is an excellent doctor. he cares about his patients' well-being and is always there for your questions and more than willing to spend as much time as it takes to answer your questions and to help you understand.
Eva
After two previous back surgeries, I did not get relief from my back pain. I was  in a walker and could not be the active person I once was. Finally, Dr. Small performed an ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Innerbody Fusion). This is the same one Tiger Woods had! After the surgery, I was able to walk with no more leg pain and a straighter torso. I am back to working out, taking long walks and sleeping well! He truly is an amazing surgeon. I have recommended him to many of my friends. Thank you, Dr. Small!
Mary C.
I recommend Dr. Small. He is an excellent surgeon. He listens to you and always wants the best for his patients.
Carol P.
Dr. Frankle was very straight forward with us about my surgery to repair my rotator cuff. My recovery was smooth and I would not only recommend him to anyone needing this surgery, but I would look to him for a recommendation should I ever need surgery on another joint.
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I want to start by saying Dr. Weinstein and his staff are phenomenal and I want to thank them! Dr. Weinstein has a way about him. I have learned that he is straight to the point. He is not going to sugar coat anything and if that is what you want then you need to go elsewhere. He is going to tell you what needs to be done, what is expected of his patients and other options if there are any. Dr. Weinstein is extremely knowledgeable and went through the steps that surgery and post surgery would consist of. His staff, as well, was and is extremely helpful. Staci, his secretary, was a blessing to us. She was always there to help anyway that she could and also made the whole situation less traumatic. My husband had a two-part surgery and each of them went well. He did not rush in to do any surgeries and ultimately we had the final say. My husband is still healing from the procedures and doing well. We cannot praise and thank Dr. Weinstein and his staff enough for the wonderful experience. The skilled hands of this doctor helped my husband have a better quality of life. He is not living with the pain and numbness he once experienced before the surgeries. We highly recommend Dr. Weinstein to anyone who is in need of a wonderful orthopedic surgeon.
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I am very satisfied with the orthopedic services provided by Dr. Lyons and his team.
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Could not have been treated in a more professional manner. I needed a quick visit with the Doctor. They returned my call in a timely manner on Thursday and set an appointment for the next morning. I left the office with my problems and medical needs resolved. This has been my experience with Dr. Gustke and his staff.
Richard S.
Dr. Samad did surgery on my back in December 2018. I have found him to be understanding, caring and very patient. He tried every possible treatment before recommending the surgery.
Judith W.
Had 'bone on bone' shoulder as well as missing a rotator cuff in the left shoulder. Dr. Mighell performed a reverse shoulder replacement and the surgery left me with no pain. I was actually shocked at how easy the recovery has been to date. I would recommend, with highest regard, Dr. Mark Mighell as well as Rita and Dr. Frankle to anyone in need of shoulder surgery. He is my hero.
Jack and Martha S.
Very professional and friendly. Answers and clarifies all questions. It goes to the point of the problem of my hand and she always asks if I have doubts. She makes sure that I have understood everything that she explains.
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My neighbor suggested that I see Dr. Baker after I had complained to her about my knee pain. I work out 3-4 times a week and one day a week with a trainer. I was very concerned that I would have to lay off the gym. Dr. Baker determined the reason for the pain, gave the knee a shot and told me to take it easy over the weekend. He sent me back to the gym on Monday with a few modifications. I am extremely satisfied with the care and professionalism of Dr. Baker and his assistants. Thank you. See you in six weeks!
Bev S.
Excellent service, questions were answered! Very professional and friendly.
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A year ago, my husband had a total right shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Mighell. Not every procedure goes smoothly and his surgery required a great deal of follow up care. It is always easy to give 5 stars when there are no complications but much harder to do when there are difficulties. Not only is Dr. Mighell an excellent surgeon, but he is an even better human being. The coordination between the doctor and the physical therapy team fixed up this 70 year old man and a year later, he is well on his way to a better life. Thank you, Dr. Mighell.
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Dr. Marc Weinstein is very, very thorough, spends as much time as needed and has given my husband the ability to play golf, pickle ball and tennis in our retirement here in Florida. His office staff is very efficient. Dr. Weinstein ordered not one, but two CT scans to identify and clarify the surgery needed for my husband's back issues. He has been very good in managing the ongoing comfort with epidural injections that take away all pain for my husband. Thank you, Dr. Weinstein for giving the many hours and dedication to your patients. We are blessed to know you and recommend you as often as possible!
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Words cannot tell you what a difference my new knee has made in my life! I'm just sorry I waited this long to do it. Thank you!
Patty B.
He was so knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend him for any shoulder issues.
Diana N.
Dr. Yi and his assistant Shay were both very nice. Dr. Yi is very knowledgeable and professional. I'll DEFINITELY recommend Dr. Yi to anyone with hip problems.
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The staff was very kind, caring and patient. Front desk representative, Pooja was most helpful and was concerned about helping with my issues. I also appreciate Jessica, the medical assistant, for her caring attitude. It was a pleasure to have all these skilled medical personnel with a caring concern helping me out. Thank you, Dr. Bernasek. Your staff is second to none.
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Dr. Grayson made the quality of my life so much better with two knee replacements. His assistant rocks. I now have the same problems in my shoulders and am going to Dr. Pappou and he, too, is very nice. I am looking at arthroscopic shoulder surgery and I'm scared, but I trust him as much as I trust Dr. Grayson. Jennifer who works for Dr. Pappou also rocks and is very patient.
Lisa T.
Location Treated At:Palm Harbor
My husband and I have nothing but praise for his knowledge, bedside manner and follow ups. He takes time to explain everything, even the amount of pain that you will experience and healing time.
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Dr. Yi is wonderful. I'm a little nervous when I go, but he seems to have a way of calming my nerves.
Jill B.
Dr. Christopher Grayson gave me my life back. I will be forever grateful to him. I am a 62 year old female in otherwise excellent health. I was using a cane constantly and had stopped all shopping. I did not walk unless it was necessary. My pain was a constant 8-10. I could not sleep for more than two hours at a time. Dr. Grayson performed the Robotic Hip Replacement surgery on my left hip. I woke up with zero pain. I walked the halls within several hours after my surgery. I have yet to have any pain in my left hip. I look forward to my right hip surgery later this year. Dr. Grayson deserves 10 stars. There is no one better. He is INCREDIBLE! His assistant Christina is AWESOME. She will answer all of your questions. She is very efficient and on point with all paperwork. The entire process was very smooth.
Lorene M.
I have been very pleased with my experience with Dr. Gustke. From consultation through three month post-op check up, I have always had positive interactions at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Procedures are explained thoroughly and all my questions are answered.
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I had a partial left knee replacement surgery. After suffering with bone on bone for the last eight months, it was an incredibly immediate relief not to have an aching pain with each step I took. Dr. Palumbo explained the entire procedure and what to expect. Everything played out just as he described. I am now totally pain free. I have full movement and looking forward to getting back to the activities I've missed.
Bob E.
He takes his time to listen, explain and I have been very pleased in all my appointments and results in my situations with him!
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I had a very complicated lumbar case. I saw one neurosurgeon who couldn't do my surgery and one that recused to because of the risk for complications. I had no quality of life and at the age of 54, I was not willing to give up. I saw Dr. Weinstein and he ordered multiple tests to make sure the surgery was as safe as we could make it. He was honest and warned me of the risks and guarded prognosis even with the surgery. I am one year post-surgery and have exceeded not only my expectations but his as well. Thanks to Dr. Garlick for referring me to Dr. Weinstein. Thanks from my husband for giving him his wife back. Thanks to this talented surgeon!
Jeff H.
I am a 72 year old obsessed tournament racquetball player. I have been playing a minimum of four times per week since 1972. Both knees have been bone on bone for around 20 years. Dr. Palumbo replaced one in April and the other in November. In both cases, I was back on the court in eight weeks. Several of my racquetball buddies that have had the same knee replacement with different surgeons did not have as good a result as myself.
Leo M.
Dr. Palumbo receives my strongest endorsement. I recommend FOI and Dr. Palumbo to everyone. I trust FOI overall and I trust Dr. Palumbo implicitly. He did a total hip replacement two years ago and now it is time for my left hip. Dr. Palumbo gave my life back two years ago. he uses an anterior approach. I will not see any other physician even though my medical insurance wants to direct me to someone else that isn't at FOI. I've seen other FOI doctors who are also very good, however Dr. Palumbo and his supporting staff are exceptional. Overall, my experiences with FOI are superb.
Sue
Dr. Lyons is the best in his field and I believe that he is a person who cares about his patients and gives his all to them. His staff and other physicians whom work with him are caring and take their time answering any questions or concerns that you may have. I have been seeing his staff since 2014 and I have been treated as family. My wife enjoys talking to him because he always answers her questions without any surprises. The staff who works with him are so cool and caring. When my wife and I come with our grandkids, the staff always treats them with friendly and caring attitudes of kindness. I am very happy with the care I receive.
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Dr. Garlick is an amazing orthopedist because he surrounds himself with amazing people. His ARNP, Elizabeth Peirano, is probably one of the best that I have ever dealt with. I look forward to coming in and seeing Liz and all of the staff at FOI. Truly, they are concerned about my welfare. You won't go wrong seeing Dr. Garlick or any member of his team.
Thomas C.
Dr. Morse is one of the best orthopedic physicians and surgeons that I have met and been a patient of. He has great bedside manner and he truly listens to your concerns, regardless of how small they may be. I recommend Dr. Morse for all those who need surgery and want to return to an active lifestyle!
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My wife, who has advancing Alzheimer's. fell at home and broke her hip. As the attending orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Yi came to us by luck. We could not be more pleased. He met with us a day prior to surgery, clearly explaining the hip condition, the options available and the reasoning for each. The day of surgery, he spoke to me and told me her condition changed and that a partial replacement was needed. He said it would take 60 minutes. He reappeared in 50 and explained a successful procedure. He communicates perfectly and is obviously extremely competent. He is very pleasant and friendly.
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Everything was wonderful and professional! I have no pain or numbness. It was a miracle and I hope it lasts forever and ever.
Pamela Z.
Dr. Hess is a great surgeon.  After using my hands so often when I was working, I developed severe pain over time.  Dr. Hess performed surgery and my hands are back to normal.  He, along with his team, are great people who communicate your condition and treatment plan well.  Dr. Hess has very good bedside manner.
Luther H.
Dr. Samad is an incredible surgeon. He took care of me and my daughter.  We appreciate his bedside manner and that he communicated well to us.  He is a great person and surgeon!
Luther H.
Dr. Pappou was very nice and took the time to explain my options going forward which cleared up any questions I had. I felt confident in his knowledge and will definitely go to him when my issue requires surgical intervention.
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I would give Dr. Armaghani 10 stars if I could. Among seven different surgeons that I have visited during the past year and a half, Dr. Armaghani was the only one that earned my trust. I had an unbearable pain in my left leg and back due to the herniated disc, especially in the past two months. Vanessa, his secretary, worked hard to get approval from my insurance within a week. My surgery was done three days ago, without any complications. I went home the same day only with a couple small stitches in my back. I am very happy to say that my leg pain is completely gone. I am forever thankful and I will recommend Dr. Armaghani and his Citrus Park office staff to my friends and family. Thank you!
Mondana B.
There was very little waiting in the office. I was sent and x-rays were taken immediately. Dr. Armaghani was very kind and explained my condition. We agreed on what needed to be done. I feel confident in his ability and know that all my future questions and concerns will be met.
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Dr. Armaghani listened when no body would. He took time with me. Nothing but the best to say and I would send anyone I know to him.
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I had a knee replacement with Dr. Lyons last year and now I just had a hip replacement and both surgeries have been great. He is the kind of doctor that you can trust and knowing he is such a good doctor makes you feel very peaceful and secure. His office staff is great. Bianca and Jeanette are very helpful and kind. Surgeries are very easy to set up. As soon as you are in the pre-op room, you feel a great sense of peace and tranquility. He is amazing!
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Dr. Ramirez is very thorough and helpful. He is my top two of chiropractic physicians that I have seen, which number 10 or more. He is very interest and concerned with the success of the treatments he does. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Ramirez.
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So thankful to have found Dr. Samad. He is the kindest doctor I have ever met. He is also the best spine surgeon you could find. After putting off surgery for way too long, I have my life back, can go for long walks again and stand in the kitchen long enough to make a decent meal. For the first time in years I am pain free. I never dreamed that surgery would be the answer. I cannot say enough good things about Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Samad!
Jenny
I've used this group to rehab after shoulder surgery and now for lower back issues. They've got a terrific group of therapists who really know how to help you get back on your feet.  Excellent staff and service.
Karen W.
Location Treated At:Wesley Chapel
Dr. Baker is a godsend. He's personable and you can tell he truly cares for his patients. I'd been dealing with extreme shoulder pain for six months and was told by another physician that I'd need surgery to fix the issue. Dr. Baker advised against it, saying I had 'frozen shoulder' and opted for cortisone shots and physical therapy instead. The shots and PT have helped immensely. I now have more range of motion my with right arm and can raise it above my head. That is something I couldn't do for half a year!
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I had a broken kneecap. Dr. Benjamin Lindbloom was an excellent doctor. I would recommend him to anybody. Personnel in the office was awesome.
Leila B.
Excellent surgeon and amazing bedside manners. Very respectful towards patients and gives you all the time you want. He performed a very complicated back surgery on me. I am happy to report I'm doing 110% better. Great doctor. I recommend him to everyone!
Rick M.
Very intelligent surgeon! He gives a personal touch to all his patients and their treatment plans. I've never seen a doctor go so much out of his way for his patients. He takes the time to constantly follow up with you post surgery. He is very dedicated, kind, considerate and the list goes on! I highly recommend him! Best spine doctor you'll ever meet!
Mahmood S.
I came to Dr. Armaghani as a second opinion. Another doctor offered stem cells and a disk replacement for a disk herniation. Dr. Armaghani diagnosed my problem correctly and, after a small outpatient surgery, I am pain free. Dr. Armaghani saved me from unnecessary procedures.
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Thank you for taking care of our daughter's broken femur. We really appreciate the fast and well done work after this big car accident. Thank you to all the team and St. Joseph Hospital staff.
Osmany A.
I was so fortunate to have Dr. Small perform my spine surgery. After five spine surgeries, I now feel marvelous! I am forever grateful to him.
Debbie S.
All I can say is that I was completely satisfied with my hip replacement. He is informative, compassionate and, most of all, an excellent surgeon.
Cubano A.
By far the finest orthopedic surgeon in Tampa. He has operated on me several times for injuries I have suffered over the years and I have had excellent outcomes each time. He is a skilled clinician and surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.
Scott B.
I have had nothing but courtesy, respect and compassion from Dr. Pappou's schedulers. Especially Amber! Thank you, team! Keep up the good work!
Danielle P.
Dr. Small is both kind and compassionate. He is an excellent surgeon. The face that he has two PA's working for him is a tribute to how popular and busy he is every day. Several of the specialists I see also commented about how excellent a doctor I had for my back surgery. My back is pain free now after my surgery! Thank you, Dr. Small!
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I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Bernasek. He replaced my hip and everything went great. His bedside manner is just wonderful. His PA's are great too.
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Dr. Ramirez has helped me considerably with my lower back pain. He provides excellent guidance and understanding into my condition as well as adjustments that help me feel better. I trust Dr. Ramirez and respect his opinion.
Bob T.
Avid runner my entire adult life. Completed seven marathons, but in the last few years have been experiencing increasing pain in my right knee. Finally went to a doctor, got some x-rays and was referred to Dr. Palumbo. He and his outstanding staff quickly diagnosed a need for a right hip replacement. Dr. Palumbo performed the surgery about a month ago. The entire experience was outstanding. Back to working out every day and my right leg is already in way better shape than it was prior to the surgery.
David W.
Dr. Zaffer is a great doctor. He takes his time and answers all questions we might have. So far, there has not been much of a wait time to be seen. We are usually in and out within an hour.
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My experience with Dr. Watson was excellent. He listened to my issues and we came to a mutual decision regarding the problem. I didn't feel rushed even though I knew he was running behind that day. He explained the pros and cons of the surgery well. I would highly recommend him.
Karen
Dr. Watson took on my 82 year old mom after another physician tried to repair her broken hip. When we found that she had been trying rehab on a broken femur for two weeks, we knew we had to find another doctor. Dr. Watson was on call at TGH and was able to completely redo my mom's hip for the second time in two weeks. My mom was a healthy active senior and Dr. Watson's plan was to return her to that same lifestyle. He always greets us with a smile and a handshake. Well worth any wait in a busy office.
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Dr. Small diagnosed my cervical spine issue and, after studying the situation and explaining in detail the suggested surgery, I agreed that surgery was necessary and we proceeded. I can't say enough good things about the way Dr. Small treated me and my family. He was gracious, kind, courteous and always open to questions. After the surgery and recovery, Dr. Small came to my room to check on me and answer any questions or concerns that I might have had. He is a very caring and true professional. Thank you.
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As always, Dr. Lyons is the very best doctor. He never rushes you even though he is very busy.
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The best doctor ever. He took great care of me and because of Dr. Sanders, I can walk again perfectly!
Ellen S.
Dr. Bernasek takes time to listen and understands my issues, which are somewhat complex. Jessica Ruth, his assistant is outstanding at providing customer service. Would recommend highly.
Michael H.
Dr. Donohue was very nice, helpful and explained a complicated injury in a way that I could understand. Excellent bedside manner and just a genuinely nice guy.
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Splendid outcome for emergency femur fracture of a 96 year old patient. Great surgeon, wonderful bedside manner. Outstanding follow-up. Highly recommend him.
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I came to the ER in lots of pain due to tripping on a curb. I was so fortunate to have Dr. Donohue, who I never knew previous to the ER. He did emergency trauma surgery, but fully explained everything to me that I could understand. His demeanor of friendliness, caring, listening and patience was my first encounter and then he put my mind at ease with his professionalism and knowledge to give my consent to emergency surgery. He actually pulled up a stool to sit next to me in pre-op to explain my surgery.
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Very informative, professional and personable.
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I have had back and sciatica issues for a while. After an informative visit to see Dr. Barna and discuss my options, we came up with steroid injections in the back. Dr. Barna was professional and caring. He suggested a plan of action that I agreed with and we proceeded. I have had all the pain in one side gone and working on the other.
Donnie B.
Dr. Barna literally saved my life. I was left in horrific pain for almost four months from a surgeon's mishandling of my pain issue after surgery. They even refused to do another diagnostic MRI. I went to Dr. Barna who immediately ordered the MRI, then got me into his treatment for steroid injections. I have been absolutely pain free for the last three years and back to my normal active life!
Bridget F.
Dr. Palumbo operated on my bone on bone knee in January. The knee replacement healed quickly and relatively pain free. I have my other knee on the calendar for surgery in May and can not wait to dance again pain free!! He and his staff are the best!
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I have had Dr. Mark Mighell perform two separate surgeries on me. First, was on my left elbow. In a short period of time I had full use of my left arm. Second, Dr. Mighell repaired a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I chose Dr. Mighell to perform this surgery based on the excellent results I achieved from my first surgery. He along with his professional staff are very personable and listen to all your concerns. I have never left his office with any unanswered questions I presented to him and never felt like I was being "rushed" out of the office. I highly recommend Dr. Mighell to anyone requiring his services.
Craig G.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Baker yesterday. He and his PA, Emily, were so clear and explicit in what is going on in my right knee. They let me know what I can do to help it and avoid pain. All my fears and nightmares disappeared and with care, I will be able to ski again! I am so very grateful for all your wonderful care of me.
Hilary L.
I just want to thank you for saving my arm and, most likely, my life. 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. You saved my arm and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have had 20 years as an RN/Lactation consultant and I am now retired. I have a grandchild and a wonderful and blessed life. Thank you for your work and dedication.
Mary L.
Dr. Reina is knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend him to anyone with complete confidence.
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My hip was so painful that I struggled to walk any distance without a cane. If I accompanied our family and grandchildren to Disney World, someone had to push me in a wheelchair. Dr. Grayson told me that I was a good candidate for a total hip replacement. He was so right. I had the replacement done in April 2017 and could not be happier. Today, I can walk anywhere I like without a cane. We went to Disney and Epcot last year and walked over five miles in one day without a cane or wheelchair. I had my two year follow up visit with Dr. Grayson at the Citrus Park facility. X-rays show that everything is in place exactly where it should be. I am so thankful and happy that I chose Dr. Grayson for my surgery. He gave me my life back.
James W.
After suffering for more than 20 years, I finally got a full knee replacement. Dr. Palumbo and his staff were wonderful. Appointment times, cost, explaining all. Never did I expect to have such a great result. Best thing for me and my family. I can walk comfortably again. I would recommend this doctor and his office wholeheartedly.
Barbara A.
I would highly recommend Dr. Frankle. Just six weeks ago, my 80 year old father had shoulder replacement surgery and his recovery time was minimal. He doesn't even need physical therapy. Words just can't express how grateful we are for having a doctor that took such good care of him. The pain he was having before the dreaded surgery impacted his quality of life. He's always been very active. Now, he can proceed with all the activities that he enjoys so much! Many thanks to Dr. Frankle and his staff an excellent job done! We couldn't be more thankful and grateful. If I could rate 10 stars, I would.
Darlene E.
A tremendous doctor. He fixed my husband's issue totally. Highly recommend!
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I found Dr. Weinstein to be a highly competent, knowledgeable and patient-friendly physician. His pre and post surgical care was, in a single word, outstanding. Needless to say, I am very pleased with my surgical result. Dr. Weinstein engenders a patient's trust and confidence through his thorough and meticulous explanation of care options. I would highly recommend Dr. Weinstein to both family and friends.
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I saw Dr. Grayson last week and my wait time was not much. They took my info, then took x-rays and then the PA came in and talked to me. She explained my x-rays to me and was very knowledgeable. Dr. Grayson then came in. This was all done very efficiently. I found him to be very nice - he listened to what I had to say and did not try to rush me into surgery. I start physical therapy this afternoon and am hoping that I can get away without having knee surgery.
Toni T.
Location Treated At:Palm Harbor
Dr. Yi was extremely friendly, compassionate and helpful with my shoulder arthritis and resulting degeneration. He remarked early on that surgery would probably be required at some point, but was always willing to try steroid injections until I felt that I was ready for surgery. After surgery, the results have been amazing. I am still working on rebuilding strength, but my range of motion without pain has increased dramatically. I'd recommend Dr. Yi to anyone without hesitation.
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Fabulous orthopedic specialist! Especially if you are hurting. He will help you!
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Dr. Palumbo changed my life! After being turned down by other orthopedic surgeons for hip replacement surgery due to my age, only Dr. Palumbo approved me. He is very knowledgeable and very understanding. He only wants what  is best for his patients and after having surgery, I feel like a whole new person. I am forever grateful to him for having helped me through my pre and post operative surgery. Thank you so much, Dr. Palumbo!
Tiffany
The doctor has excellent bedside manners. He seemed to really care about my pain and suffering. Dr. Lindbloom discussed my plan of care. I trust that he has my best interest at heart. More doctors should be like him. Excellent care! Thank you, Dr. Lindbloom!
Angela O.
As a snowbird in Florida, I was experiencing leg pain and thought it was a shin splint. I chose Dr. Grayson because he was listed as treating sports injuries. Dr. Grayson took an x-ray, examined my leg and thought it may be a muscle strain. I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory for two weeks. I feel that Dr. Grayson went the extra mile as he also sent me for an ultrasound to make sure I did not have a blood clot. Nothing was found and in two weeks, my leg pain was no better. Dr. Grayson sent me for an ABI test and that when when we found that I had PAD. I am now being referred to a vascular surgeon. I am thankful that Dr. Grayson did not just think about orthopedics. He also thought outside the box to find out why I was having leg pain. Thank you, Dr. Grayson!
Richard G.
MJ at Dr. Grayson's Palm Harbor office is a ray of sunlight. She is the person who will take you from the waiting room to an exam room. She is cheerful with the patients in the waiting room, joking and interacting with those waiting to see the doctor. I asked her if she was this cheerful every day and she said 'Yes!' MJ is a wonderful addition to Dr. Grayson's staff and I felt happier just being around her.
Gail G.
Location Treated At:Palm Harbor
I experienced pain in my shoulder for years and when it moved on down into my arm, I went to see Dr. Samad. Best decision I have ever made. After neck surgery, I am pain free. He kept me informed every step of the way as to what the tests were for and what to expect. I can't say enough good things about the treatment I received. I highly recommend this doctor. He has changed my life.
Martha C.
I have just met the nicest, most knowledgeable foot and ankle doctor ever. Dr. Walling and staff are not only compassionate and funny but so nice! I love Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Thank you for all you do!
Lou S.
I spent years experiencing shoulder pain. I then started experiencing pain and numbness in my arm as well. I was referred to Dr. Samad and developed a trust immediately. He kept me informed of exactly what every test was for and how it would proceed. After trying physical therapy, it became obvious that I would need surgery. Still informed of everything to expect, I felt confident that I was in very good hands. Surgery results were far more than I had expected. I would highly recommend him!
Martha C.
Well run. Efficient and they have the experience to take care of more serious injuries. Good service from everyone!
Rob R.
Location Treated At:South Tampa
All I can say is that it was amazing. Very little pain and I am walking a million times better!
Lorraine D.
Dr. Palumbo performed a right lateral partial knee replacement on me in December. Now, I am pain-free and walking and riding my bicycle again without difficulty. The final hurdle is to get back on the ice and rejoin my hockey team.
Fred G.
Dr. Palumbo is a wonderful surgeon and a very understanding doctor. He is not in a hurry and he listens to all your complaints, answering all your questions. I will recommend him to everyone.
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Being a frequent visitor to Dr. Barna for my back issues, the experience is positive due to the staff and Dr. Barna himself. He responds to my questions and gives adequate time to discuss my situation thoroughly. It's a good experience to go to a well run doctor's office.
Manny M.
Dr. Barna allowed me to have one of the better doctor experiences that I have had since moving to Florida. Appointments are on time and he takes the time to answer all of my questions. The staff look at you when responding to questions and are very pleasant and easy to talk to.
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Dr. Watson repaired and replaced my mother's hip after another surgeon made a mess of it two weeks prior. The other surgeon said my mother may never walk again. Dr. Watson had her walking 12 hours after the second hip replacement. We can't thank him enough. Would give 10 stars if I could.
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Excellent treatment and consideration of all questions I ask during my appointment with Dr. Maxson. I would definitely recommend Dr. Maxson to all of my friends who may need orthopedic services.
Walter W.
I saw Dr. Epting about a year and a half ago for pain in my right foot, which was extremely painful with every step I took. I had been to several orthopedists before and none of them could help me or even diagnose why I was having pain, despite taking x-rays. One doctor sent me to an orthotics office and the man there said he didn't think orthotics would help me. I finally saw Dr. Epting. He took x-rays and upon examining me and listening carefully as I described the pain, he diagnoses me with arthritis in my foot. He suggested I buy a carbon fiber foot plate shoe insert, which I purchased online. After putting the insert into my shoe, I had immediate relief when I walked! It was like a miracle. For the first time in months, I was finally able to walk pain-free! I ordered several more inserts so I could put them in all my shoes. Now, after about a year and a half, I no longer need the inserts. I am now walking pain-free, in any kind of shoes and even barefoot! Thank you, Dr. Epting. You are truly a miracle worker! I hope I never need an orthopedist again, but if I do, you can be sure that Dr. Epting will be my choice!
JoAnn W.
After suffering from severe knee pain for several years, I finally decided to do something about it. My older brother had a partial knee replacement about a year before mine and strongly recommended Dr. Grant Garlick. Dr. Garlick performed a partial knee replacement on my right leg. After a very short recovery time, I was back to walking every day with my wife, riding a bike, hunting, fishing and enjoying a pain-free life. It's been a little over a year since my surgery and I can't thank Dr. Garlick and his staff enough for the excellent care they provided.
Kris H.
Dr. Pappou is the perfect example of excellence in the areas of surgery and patient care. I had shoulder surgery and within two weeks I had made great progress. At six weeks out, my range of motion was equal to or more than the shoulder that did not have anything done to it. I've gone to Dr. Pappou for several years for various issues and he has always been kind and so good to explain exactly what the problem was and how to deal with it. I have recommended him to several people over the years!
Sherry D.
Very efficient and friendly office. Dr. Stone is very pleasant and clearly explains the diagnosis and treatment options.
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Dr. Palumbo and his staff are the best! Truly awesome people to deal with and a great experience! I highly recommend them. Thank you for everything.
Ricardo B.
I got a successful right wrist endoscopy back in October. The experience was wonderful. The staff was very pleasant and polite. My recovery was fast and, to this day, I'm so thankful for the procedure. No scars and no pain! Thanks Dr. Nydick and all the staff.
Wilmarie F.
Dr. Donohue is great. He took the time to explain everything to me. I will recommend him if you are having any orthopaedic issues.
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Great job! I recommend Dr. Nydick. He gave me a titanium plate in my wrist for a broken distal radius fracture.
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Dr. Beatty did an excellent job with my surgery for carpal tunnel on my right hand. God bless Dr. Beatty.
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Dr. Morse gave me the short term and long term diagnosis for my treatment. He was patient with me while I made my decision for my care. Thank you for your professionalism and honest diagnosis.
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Very thorough and compassionate with my mother, who now has multiple problems.
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In my opinion, there is not a better place to have therapy after an injury or surgery than Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The treatment and respect from everyone at the facility is exceptional, not to mention the advance in technology. I felt much better just after the third visit after hand surgery. I recommend them! If you are looking for excellence, look no further. Thank you Florida Orthopaedic Institute, for the great experience!
Maritza M.
Location Treated At:Brandon
Dr. Baker is a caring and knowledgeable physician. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I trust him and his surgical expertise. I highly recommend him.
Paula T.
I already have recommended to others. I am so glad I had the carpal tunnel release done. Dr. Nydick and staff made the experience as pleasurable as possible. Very pleased with the results!
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Had both shoulder replacement surgeries and am well pleased with what I'm able to do now. Great staff and Dr. Frankle is easy to talk to and understand.
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Very pleasant and informative. He explains things well. You know what to expect for surgery and the goals after. I am so very glad I chose Dr. Armaghani. I am 99% back to normal and expect 100% in the next few weeks. Very, very good experience!
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Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Wesley Chapel and their Physical Therapy department provides excellent service. Their facility is clean and well run. Their staff is truly professional in their field. Very caring and patience. I highly recommend them.
Orlando N.
Location Treated At:Wesley Chapel
I think Dr. Sellman is a great doctor. Wonderful sense of humor and always willing to listen.
Luz R.
Dr. Gustke is the best. He and his staff answer all of your questions. They care about your concerns. They check everything. He is the best doctor I have ever been to.
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Dr. Armaghani takes his patients seriously. He is very professional, kind and related very well with me. He listened to my concerns and his gentle manners made me feel at ease before and after surgery. He personally called my son who was at University to update him after my surgery. I credit Dr. Armaghani for saving my life. The office staff is friendly, professional and I am always seen on time.
Maria C.
Excellent bedside manor. Spent upwards of an hour discussing my case. I have had many surgeries and never did a surgeon show so much interest in making sure I was sure about my decision and did not have unrealistic expectations. The best!
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Five stars just isn't enough. My husband has been seeing Dr. Barna since 2016. After several appointments with surrounding spine institutes, we made an appointment with Dr. Barna. He is outstanding! His specialty is Interventional Spine and Regenerative Medicine. His interventional procedures have kept my husband from having recommended spine surgery. A car accident in 2016 left him with bulging, herniated and ruptured discs. He was in constant pain and unable to function. Dr. Barna came to the rescue. His bedside manner is impeccable. He sits and listens and recommends a course of action. He thoroughly explains the procedure and answers any questions or concerns. His assistant, Carlos, is an added bonus. He is friendly, helpful and so thorough. He constantly works for you with scheduling and insurance approval. I highly recommend Dr. Barna.
Caron W.
Dr. Barna was wonderful. He listened and answered all my questions very well. I found him to be kind, considerate and understanding. He was careful to show me my MRI and explain the details of my herniated disc. I know I am in very good hands.
Karen M.
He is a caring and compassionate doctor. He always takes his time to answer my questions and to explain any needed procedures. He has done surgery on me twice and I never had an infection or other complications post op. I highly recommend Dr. Baker as an orthopedic surgeon.
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Dr. Saatman and her team revisited my previous surgery. She revised my surgery by removing an anterior loose screw and added posterior rods and screws along with a fusion. It is four weeks out and I feel amazing with NO pain. The surgery sites from the front and back and the incisions look great. I very much appreciate her and her team for the help that she has given me. If you seek a professional team with compassion, I recommend her and her team.
Steve P.
I was very happy with the service I received from Dr. Hess. His staff and assistants were also very helpful. I just had my second rotator cuff repaired this week. Dr. Hess communicated with me very well and took time to answer all my questions. I would recommend Dr. Hess to anyone needing his services.
David C.
I have been going to Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Citrus Park for over a year now and I have never waited more than 10 minutes in the waiting room. Dr. Maxson has been a great doctor. He did a double knee replacement on me in the beginning of January. I was back to work in a month feeling great. The therapy really helps!
Gary H.
Incredible. He was fast, super knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Perfect experience from start to finish. I'll be having all of my friends and family visit him if needed. One of the best!
Brian Y.
The complete care and listening to my concerns was awesome!
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Dr. Mighell did my left shoulder replacement one year ago and I am extremely happy with the result. I have full range of motion and no pain. The doctors and physical therapists at Florida Orthopaedic Institute are the best!
Donna B.
Amazing, amazing and amazing! I feel so fortunate that I found him! He's the third doctor that I met. I wasted a year and a half with other doctors. He was amazing from the first consultation. He felt my foot and asked numerous questions to get a real understanding of my issue. He did more than the previous doctors. After surgery, I've healed wonderful. His instructions were precise and the entire office and surgery staff were so friendly. I am so grateful that I found Florida Orthopaedic Institute off a recommendation.
Erika G.
Dr. Weinstein spent a lot of time with me, discussing my problem, possible causes and potential resolutions. I can tell he really cares about what is best for his patients. Sometimes that means doing everything you can to avoid surgery and often it means changing your lifestyle. I went to him for the truth and I got it. I was looking for a well educated doctor who puts my health before his pocket and that's what I got! I am very happy with Dr. Weinstein and his staff and I would recommend them to anyone!
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Dr. Weinstein and his staff were fantastic! They all spent a lot of time with me, despite how busy the office seemed. Dr. Weinstein went over my symptoms and pain, sent me for an x-ray and showed me the results. He told me what he believes the issue is and we discussed treatment and next steps. I appreciate this honesty and advice. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Excellent physician. Caring and thorough. The highest recommendation for anyone with a shoulder issue.
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I have been a grateful patient of Dr. Morse since 2015 and he has never disappointed me. Dr. Morse is an excellent doctor and the quality of care he provides for his patients is unparalleled. He is attentive, caring and understanding. He makes the patient feel that they are the most important person in the office. He is patient and takes the time to answer my questions. He never rushes to his next appointment and always gives me enough time. Furthermore, he always listens to my needs. Dr. Morse is very thoughtful and compassionate with his recommendations. Thank you so much for being my rock, Dr. Morse.
Manju B.
Dr. Donohue was kind, caring and knowledgeable.
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Staff was amazing!
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I have had numerous surgeries in the past. I had extreme pain in my lower back, hips and knees. Dr. Saatman and her team performed surgery and I had instant relief. The entire team was very polite and professional. They took their time and spoke to me in laymen terms. They made me feel very comfortable, treating me with respect and caring about my well being.
Douglas D.
Selecting Dr. Gustke and his carefully selected team was, without reservation, the most appropriate decision for my circumstances. My local physician, with whom I hold in great regard recommended Dr. Gustke. You know you are with the best when the demand far exceeds availability, the administration is carried out efficiently and the staff are the very, very best. Dr. Gustke, my thanks are certainly not enough for the gift you have given to me. I cannot express how grateful I am that we have men and women of such quality and dedication leading the orthopedic profession of our society in this country and are still continuing to grow, to learn, to contribute and share your skills with others in your profession. Thank you!
John L.
I have had both knees replaced. The right knee is 14 weeks old and the left is less than six. With therapy, the recovery has been quick. The return to normal living with little to no pain is less than three weeks away! He is high energy and attentive. He explained his use of equipment and the reason for using visionary knee prosthetic.
Doug B.
I had a partial knee replacement a year ago. I can not say enough about the care and compassion of Dr. Garlick and his staff. I can honestly say that he gave my life back to me. I was in so much pain that I did not want to do anything. Now, a year later, I am doing great!
B. Courtney
My experience with Dr. Yi was excellent. I had pain in my knee for a while. I found Dr. Yi based on reviews, qualifications and his patient care philosophy. He looked at my x-rays and felt the knee indicated torn ligaments and arthritis, which was news to me. He drained the knee and injected cortisone which helped immediately. After three weeks at a follow-up appointment, my knee is doing much better. If it acts up again, I told him that I would be back!
S. Gilbert
Thank you! My ankle is pain free. I destroyed the ankle cartilage over the years with sports injuries and a final injury on a hike. I continued on with my ankle until the pain was unbearable. I found Dr. Sanders through several recommendations. One was a patient who had a great experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Another was from a doctor who worked at Hospital of Special Surgery in NYC. Dr. Sanders explained my ankle issues and gave me the options for corrective surgery. I chose an ankle fusion. The operation went smoothly and the post-operative period went quickly as I was able to resume normal activities thereafter. Dr. Sanders and his team were great throughout. If you have a question, just call the office and Nancy gets back to you promptly. The Orthopedic Wing at Tampa General Hospital provided excellent care during my stay there. Thank you again, Dr. Sanders and your team.
Woodrow F.
I was extremely happy with the results of my surgery. Dr. Pappou is an excellent surgeon. He shared with me exactly what he was going to do surgically. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappou.
Cherryln H.
My first procedure was successful. I had a knee revision. Dr. Grayson was the fourth doctor I had visited. He was highly recommended by another orthopedic surgeon. During my first visit, he diagnosed my problem. As a result of my surgery, I am completely pain free. I also have bursitis in each hip. I did not need surgery for that. He suggested physical therapy. I was hesitant. Now, I am following his suggestions and going to PT, along with injections in each hip. Thank you for your patience with me. I am pain free.
Cherryln H.
I love the new building! I went to the urgent care to be seen for my ankle, which I thought I had broken. I was seen by Annette Frechette Lynn P.A., who read my x-rays and reassured me that it was just a bad sprain and was given a brace. From start to finish the whole experience was smooth, efficient and the entire staff was extremely nice and helpful. Thank you, Florida Orthopaedic Institute!
Gertrude S.
Location Treated At:Brandon
My mother and I always enjoy seeing Dr. Maxson. He's so good at what he does, but he also makes it fun to see him. He also takes our pain away.
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I absolutely love this office, starting with the front desk to the nurses. Dr. Samad is a kind and caring doctor. He takes his time to explain everything in detail. His bedside manner is impeccable. I would like to give a shout out to Jackie who does all the insurance paperwork. She is awesome. Thank you, Dr. Samad for all your help with my surgery.
C. Ramnauth
I'm not good at writing reviews and I am not a fan of doctors due to prior bad experiences, but after dealing with Dr. Garlick and his great staff, I felt the need to write this review. Thank you for allowing me to see that not all doctors are bad. I was never pushed or rushed into surgery making me feel like I was just another dollar sign. Dr. Garlick and his staff feel like family and I am so grateful for professionalism, compassion and friendship. I had a right knee partial replacement and I am feeling great! Thank you so much for everything! I would highly recommend Dr. Garlick and company. You won't regret it!
Tony M.
Thank you for taking my hardware out of my leg yesterday and being an overall great doctor. Wish you much happiness and success.
Jay E.
Excellent surgeon and staff. I was pain free the day after surgery. I was able to get an appointment within two weeks where I would have had to wait three months before being able to get a follow-up appointment with other recommended surgeons. I am a senior citizen patient and highly recommend Dr. Miranda. Can't say enough.
Pete G.
Dr. Armaghani is very personable and easy to talk to. I was confident that he understood what my back problem was and that he knew how to fix it. I had a wonderful surgical experience and a great result. Now, I have no pain at all. Before surgery, I was constantly in pain and never though I would feel normal again. I am now able to stand up straight which I did not think was even possible. I will always recommend Dr. Armaghani.
Tasha K.
I have been seeing Dr. Sellman for three years. I have had nothing but wonderful treatment from him. He is always kind and takes plenty of time with me. Most of all, he has helped me tremendously. I go with terrible pain and leave with the ability to walk. Thank you for all you have done. You're the best!
Mary W.
Dr. Baker is awesome and very thorough. Emily explained to me why Dr. Baker was taking long to see me and used the time to clarify doubts. Rhonda is fantastic. I have no regrets on choosing this facility. It is the best.
Aileen O.
I would recommend Dr. Armaghani to anyone with back problems. I suffered with back pain 24/7 for almost five years. Dr. Armaghani performed surgery on me in 2018 and my pain is completely gone. Not only is he a top notch surgeon, he is a wonderful and caring person who values greatly his relationship with his patients. He never fails to shake hands when he enters the room. That, to me, is very unusual these days and very caring. I knew from my very first visit that he was the doctor for me.
Susan H.
Excellent and caring doctor. Took the time to talk about my back issues and listened to me. He is a very thorough doctor and I would highly recommend him to family and friends!
P. G.
I could barely walk in the front door Monday morning at 8 a.m. My back had seized up overnight. Before I could even get out of my vehicle, I was being asked by the staff if I needed assistance. The Urgent Care staff, especially one nurse and Amanda Porter, the P.A., were amazing. I received treatment and was feeling a lot better by the afternoon of that day. I was able to go back to work a day later. Thank you!
Kevin J.
Location Treated At:Brandon
One of the best orthopedic doctors ever. Very nice!
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Dr. Eddy Echols was heaven sent! He performed my mother's shoulder surgery and his etiquette and knowledge was very impressive. Thank God for him and the whole Florida Orthopaedic Institute. You guys rock!
Taishay R.
Dr. Lyons is totally awesome! He not only straightened my husband's bow legged left leg, but also replaced his knee. It was perfect on his most recent X-ray and now it is time for the right knee. We have no hesitation about going back to Dr. Lyons. We have referred several friends as a result of his work.
Debbie R.
I had the misfortune of breaking both my arms in an accident and Dr. Pappou operated in November. It's now February and I am completely healed! The physical therapy staff, Morgan and Greg, were beyond terrific -- very compassionate, knowledgeable and positive attitudes. If you want the best care I highly recommend Dr. Pappou and his staff!
W. Woods
Dr. Garlick has treated my advanced osteoarthritis in both knees for several years, mainly with shots. He recently performed a total knee replacement on my left knee, which I am in physical therapy for. After one month, the repaired left knee is already functioning to the extent that I can walk fairly normally and return to basic activities. Surgery went very well and pain management was effective!
George G.
Two months ago, I had knee replacement surgery. I am so happy with my results. I was pleased with how quickly I was able to walk. My knee bend is 130 degrees after physical therapy. Dr. Palumbo and his PA are the best. They improved my life greatly. I highly recommend them!
Liz A.
Dr. Morse was very straight forward and took great care of me. Also, with me being young, he gave me great detail on my diagnosis which other doctors did not do.
Shelby
Dr. Lindbloom and his staff were exceptionally helpful and met my needs perfectly. His secretary, Erica, was especially helpful in guiding us through the whole procedure.
Don H.
I would highly recommend Dr. Stone as he took exceptional care of me in my emergency situation. He treated me with kindness and compassion as I had a lot of unknowns happening all at once and he assured me we would tackle them one step at a time.
Lindsey
He did carpal tunnel releases, endoscopically, on both wrists about three weeks apart. The outcome has been excellent. I have full use of my hands!
Charles G.
Dr. Garlick is without peer. I've had other orthopedic surgeries and physicians, none of which come close to his knowledge, individualized treatment and procedures. I would recommend that friends and family travel here to Tampa for a knee replacement. If I need surgery on the other knee, Dr. Garlick is the only surgeon I would even consider.
TC L.
Dr. Grayson is awesome! I finally found an orthopedist that took the time to really explain what I wanted to know concerning my total knee replacement. I became a major fan of Florida Orthopaedic Institute because of the professional standards they maintain as well as the compassion and patience. Dr. Grayson made sure that I fully understood the procedure. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for an orthopedic surgeon.
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Dr. Shah is a very kind and caring doctor! I had never met him before I fell and broke my femur. I broke it in more than one place and he put it all back together! I met him for the first time the morning of my surgery. He came and talked to me and my daughter and put us at ease to know he could fix it. Every time I have had a follow up appointment he's just as kind, caring and gentle as he was the first time I met him. I would highly recommend Dr. Anjan Shah!
Lisa R.
Dr. Shah is an artist when it comes to his work. I shattered my tibia/fibula last week and it's healing up nicely. Thank you, Dr. Shah!
Kathy H.
Dr. Zaffer has been my pain management physician for about two years. I have had two back surgeries and a full shoulder replacement reversal surgery. I absolutely could not have gotten through these surgeries without his help and expertise. He is professional, listens to his patients' situations and gives them encouragement and hope to be able to live a better way of life through his knowledge and treatment. I truly value and recommend Dr. Zaffer.
Evalon B.
Dr. Tresser and his surgical team did an amazing job. We are only a month since my husband's surgery and he has gone from barely walking to walking more than five miles a day. The entire experience at the hospital from pre-op to post-op was exceptional to say the least. Dr. Tresser was recommended by several doctors as the best neurosurgeon.
Kristen N.
Dr. Grayson performed a total hip replacement surgery on me and literally gave me my life back. Horrible bone on bone pain had ended my days on the golf course, walking, sitting and standing. Pain can rob you of the activities you enjoy doing. Prior to surgery, my pain level was eight to nine. Following surgery, I couldn't believe it was only one to two. And even then, it was just surgical soreness. I began walking with a walker that afternoon and by week two, it was with a cane. Thank you Dr. Grayson! You are the best!
Mary Ann B.
I had a motorcycle accident and separated my ankle. I had two other doctors tell me I needed surgery to fix it. I went to Dr. Maxson after a coworker recommended him. He said we could fix it without having unnecessary surgery. Four months later, I'm walking as though nothing ever happened. On top of that, even though he has a lot of patients. he cares about you as an individual. Thank you, Dr. Maxson!
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After spending two years in a wheelchair due to a fall that fractured a lumbar vertebrae, causing severe leg pain when walking or standing, I can now walk without pain using only a walker. I tried pain injections and nerve ablations with little success. Dr. Small did a spinal fusion surgery on my lumbar spine three months ago and I am no longer in constant pain and can walk standing straight and tall. It is amazing what a difference in my life Dr. Small made. I would highly recommend his services!
Debra C.
I had back surgery by Dr. Small in November of 2018 for my sciatica which went all the way down my right leg and into my foot. After trying many things including chiropractors and epidurals, I finally went to Dr. Small. I could not be happier with the results of the surgery! I was in constant pain for about a year and a half prior to doing to Dr. Small. Immediately, after the surgery I felt much better. I was able to go for short walks around our neighborhood the very next day! They said it would take about three months for it to go away completely, which it did. I can now walk around stores or theme parks which I was not able to do prior to the surgery. I'm even able to ride a bicycle again at the age of 71! Thanks so much to Dr. Small and Ann Gowski, ANRP, for all their help. I would highly recommend Dr. Small and this surgery for anyone going through the same pain.
Ron C.
It has been exactly two weeks since Dr. Samad operated on my spine and I am doing so much better. My back and leg pain is  gone. My balance is greatly improved and I am now walking without the assistance of a walker. Prior to the surgery, I had pain that fluctuated from one to ten and my poor balance caused several falls. I would recommend Dr. Samad to anyone with back problems.
Manu T.
He changed my life with shoulder surgery!
Alex C.
Dr. Pappou and his team are wonderful! After a fracture of my wrist, the first orthopedist I saw did not feel confident to do the surgery. Thankfully, Dr. Pappou specializes in hand/wrist surgery and happened to be at the Citrus Park location the same day and was able to see me. He explained the procedure well and I was scheduled for surgery in two days, which was much appreciated given the severity of my pain. His office staff was great to work with. Everything was handled quickly and efficiently. It's been three months since my surgery and I am extremely happy with the results and the care I received. I couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks, Dr. Pappou!
Jessica L.
It is nice to finally have a doctor who takes the time to listen to you and explain what he needs to do. He went out of his way to help me and I can finally walk without any pain.
Richard L.
Dr. Morse was kind and gentle. He explained everything to my understanding.
Daylin
Highly recommend Dr. Bernasek for knee and hip replacements! I had a bilateral knee replacement and just had my annual follow up! I can't tell you how happy I am to be able to live life again! Also a big shout out to PA Brian Yates! Love the boots!
Shawn D.
Dr. Epting is soft-spoken, kind, listens, explains, is not arrogant or in a hurry. I couldn't be happier about the decision I made. I knew he was an excellent choice. I am four weeks out of surgery and progressing nicely. I know the rehab process will take time, but I have no doubts about my surgeon and his treatment plan for my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Epting to family and friends because I know they would have the same experience. Thank you, Dr. Epting, for being in the right place at the right time. You are a blessing!
Donna Silagi
It has been three months since I had my hip replacement surgery and what a difference this has made in my life. I am walking daily and loving it. If you are reading this, you are probably in pain or have lost your mobility. Your quality of life may have deteriorated and you just want your life back. This was my experience before my surgery and I knew that I had to do something. My experience with Dr. Grayson and his staff has been very positive. He explained my condition and made sure I understood why surgery was being recommended. He wanted me to be comfortable moving forward. He listened to me and took time to answer all of my questions. His staff is helpful and courteous. If you are considering hip or knee replacement surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Grayson. I believe you will be very happy with your decision.
Jennifer H.
I was recommended to go to Dr. Tresser by another doctor. I have to say that this man must be the finest of the finest neurosurgeons ever. He is a very talented and successful minimalist. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I had no more sciatic pain in my legs when I woke up from anesthesia. I could hardly believe it. I was walking down the hallways without assistance and continued to improve steadily over the next few weeks. I feel just terrific. Thank you, Dr. Tresser!
Pamela
Dr. Samad recently performed an anterior cervical surgery on me and I am very satisfied with the results. I'm feeling better each day and so many of the problems I was having the neck and head area have been resolved. He is a very caring doctor, explains procedures very well and came to check on me every day that I was in the hospital. He was in contact regularly with the nurses as to my care and condition. I would highly recommend Dr. Adil Samad. He is the best!
George W.
I have been a patient of Florida Orthopaedic Institute for many years with different issues due to a very physical career. Dr. Jackson was my first doctor at FOI and was excellent. He went above and beyond to care for my back issues. I have since seen and had back surgery in 2015 with Dr. Tresser which went fantastic. I have fully recovered and am back to riding my horses and all activities. I also have seen Dr. Small for consultation for my back surgery. He was amazing! The doctor I continue to see is Dr. Reina. He is absolutely the best doctor. He was my doctor prior to back surgery and post surgery. I have visited both his locations and want to thank his staff in the Northdale Office. Tamie and Darnell are fantastic! They are so professional and work so hard to get you a convenient appointment. They make sure you get the correct information when they schedule an appointment. Dr. Reina takes his time and makes sure he has covered any of your issues. He has always given me excellent care. Just yesterday, I was there for a treatment and I feel 100 percent better. My husband, who just pushes his body to the limit, also sees Dr. Reina who always fixes him up. I have recommended Dr. Reina to friends that thought they needed surgery due to their pain and after seeing Dr. Reina, ended up with a few treatments and exercises. Thank you to Florida Orthopaedic Institute for your outstanding staff of doctors.
Mystik M.
Location Treated At:South Tampa
I have had two shoulder surgeries within the past six months. Dr. Baker and his staff have been amazing. My physical therapist has even been amazed at how quick my recovery has been as well as my range of motion. I highly recommend Dr. Baker!
Sandy G.
I had arthritis of the shoulder from an old injury. I put up with it for years and was referred to Dr. Mighell by another orthopedic surgeon. He recommended a shoulder arthroplasty. Post operation care was great at Florida Hospital for one day and I had negligible pain. Now, four months later, I have no discomfort and full range of motion. Two months after surgery, I went biking in Morocco and rode a camel in the Sahara Desert. As good an experience as one could ask for.
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Thanks to you and your team, I am back to 100% with my right shoulder. I am so grateful my dear friend referred me to you for the impingement in my right shoulder. Wishing you and your family a beautiful 2019!
Robert K.
From the office staff to Dr. Garlick, I cannot tell you how nice and caring these people are. I had both my knees replaced by Dr. Garlick. The first one I had done in October and the second one was a week before Christmas. I am out and about doing my normal everyday things. He is the best, he listens and gives you his opinions. If he had to, I am sure he could perform the surgery in his sleep. From Kaleigh, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth to Dr. Garlick, I thank you all for taking good care of me.
Jim
I was born with clubfoot and began experiencing some major complications which made me unable to put any type of weight on my right foot for five months before my surgery in Mary 2018. I went to five different doctors and no one was able to help me until Dr. Sanders. He was the only one who truly cared about my condition and was confident in performing the surgery. I went from being unable to walk without crutches to hiking in Colorado five months post-operation and walking 20 miles on a three day Disney trip six months post-operation. Thank you, Dr. Sanders for giving me my life back. The same goes to Nancy, his Administrative Assistant, and the entire staff. After this whole experience, I have been inspired to also continue my schooling to become an orthopedic surgeon to help others like me.
CJ R.
Dr. Saatman and Michael Ferentino, PA-C were outstanding. I was in excruciating pain and they quickly assessed me and the surgery was scheduled. Everything went fine. I am pain free and moving without any problems. I had a cervical surgery on C5-7. I could not be happier and would recommend them wholeheartedly!
Gillian F.
I have suffered three orthopedic injuries within the last nine years with two requiring corrective surgery. Dr. Morse repaired my left rotator cuff in in 2011 and right bicep tendon in 2018. I've had successful outcomes with both surgeries resulting in full strength and mobility. In all phases on my care, Dr. Morse and his staff, including Millie (Administrative Assistance) and Shea (Clinical Assistant), have shown outstanding customer service. Dr. Morse is very knowledgeable, personable and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Dr. Morse at Florida Orthopaedic Institute for all orthopedic needs.
Ricky R.
Extremely grateful for the accuracy of assessment and execution of my procedure. Positive results such as steadiness when walking were immediately evident after the laminoplasty performed. Recovery, though challenging, is hopeful and eagerly anticipated thanks to the skill and confidence of this healthcare professional. Thank you Dr. Tresser!
Steven B.
Dr. Garlick and his staff are very professional, down to earth and easy to talk to. He answered all my questions and made me feel at ease about my surgery. He did an excellent job repairing my patella tendon. I highly recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic surgery. He is the BEST at what he does. I am grateful that I had him as my doctor.
R. Hawkins
Highly recommend FOI, Dr. Gasser, APRN Elio Hernandez and my PT Team, Joel and Net. This was my first major injury (torn meniscus, MCL and ACL) resulting in surgery and I was so nervous. Dr. Gasser and Elio Hernandez got me in that morning. The office staff worked quickly to get my referral that morning from my Primary Care Provider. They recommended PT for four weeks to strengthen the muscles around and wait for the MCL to possibly heal itself. This made my recovery and surgery so much better. Because of their expertise to wait, the MCL healed and only needed surgery on my ACL and meniscus. I am now six months out and have started to run a little bit in PT and feel almost back to 'normal'. The FOI PT office staff and therapists at the Telecom location were great too! Their office staff was always friendly and greeted my by name. Hilary always checked in with me and helped me with insurance and scheduling. Gerrica helped with lots of insurance and PCP questions and referrals too! Joel and Net were great. They knew exactly how to help me move through the steps needed to accomplish the goals I wanted. It will be bitter sweet when the time has come to not go anymore because they all have been a major impact in my life and part of my every day routine. I can't say it enough. I highly recommend FOI!
Stacy R.
Location Treated At:North Tampa – Temple Terrace
Great experience with Dr. Yi! He drained my knee and it felt 100 percent better. I felt little to no pain during the procedure.
Brian
I had, unfortunately, hurt my knee at work and, being new to Florida, I didn't have any doctors. I was sent here and, boy, am I glad I was. Dr. Grayson and his staff are simply amazing. They made a very difficult time better. Very friendly and kind. I would recommend this practice to anyone. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
William W.
Dr. Reina is superb -- he listens, explains and answers to any questions. Most importantly, he works magic! I have seen him for issues with headaches and back pain. My issues were resolved very quickly with one or two simple exercises, some adjustments, icing and kinesiology tape. I am so very grateful for Dr. Reina.
Jill C.
I was in a great deal of pain and Florida Orthopaedic Institute was able to figure out why. I started with steroid shots that didn't last long for me. Dr. Barna did nerve ablations and it worked great for me. I was comfortable during the procedure. I was sore for the first few weeks and I took it slow, but the pain, that had made me not want to get out of bed, was gone. It's a tremendous relief to be out of pain. Dr. Barna is an amazing doctor.
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Dr. Maxson provided excellent treatment with compassion.
Kathleen H.
I could not believe how quickly I recovered from my first hip replacement 20 months ago. I was in excruciating pain before surgery and awoke after surgery pain free. I was back to full activity in eight weeks. I just had my second hip replacement and recovery was even faster due to the use of new robotic techniques. He is not only a talented surgeon, but he is attentive to patient needs and has a friendly and caring staff who go above and beyond to assist with scheduling or insurance needs.
Elsa T.
It's been one year since Dr. Lyon's fixed my wife's first knee. I want to thank you for giving me my wife back! We've been able to go on walks again and take our bikes for a ride together. Your work and that of your team makes a difference in my life every single day. I can't thank you enough! She is so much happier too!
Paul C.
I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Yi as my surgeon and follow-up physician. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Dr. Sanders has always been the most courteous and professional physician I have had the pleasure to see.
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I really enjoy Dr. Palumbo. He is very efficient and this is the second hip replacement that he has done for me. He is very friendly and I have total confidence in him.
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I was very pleased with Dr. Clare's surgical skills and the outcome of my ankle replacement. The PT staff in Sun City Center was excellent and had me on my own within six weeks -- no equipment assistance after 8 weeks -- Made me very happy to have so much movement in the ankle. Thanks to all his staff members for making this such a successful surgery.
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Dr. Mighell is a living legend. A rock star of the medical field. Everyone I know that knows Dr. Mighell loves him.
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Dr. Infante and his P.A., Austin Thompson talk with me and hear my concerns. I was delighted that I qualify for the less invasive hip replacement surgery. Tricia, Dr. Infante's surgical scheduler is also terrific. She has worked with me over the phone and in-person. All of the pre-appointments are being made in a timely manner and surgery will be a month from this last consult appointment. I highly recommend this team!
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Dr. Ramirez is a genuine caring listener. He takes time with me every visit. He shares his knowledge and does his best to get me healthy. He stands out as an EXCELLENT doctor.
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Dr. Reina is absolutely fantastic and has an incredible knowledge of the human body as a whole. Not only does he take the time to give his thoughts about your medical condition or area of discomfort, but he takes the time to educate you on "why" you are feeling that way. His insight and vision to overall body movement is refreshing. He has been a big key for me in dealing with major back pain after having a total knee replacement six months ago. As a former pro athlete and head coach now for the last 14 years at a university, he is the best I have seen in providing a clear pathway to body wellness and movement.
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I would only trust Dr. Reina with my care and the care of family and friends. Dr. Reina knows exactly the issues, causes and treatment for his patients.
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I just made arrangements for my remaining knee replacement during my 6-week conference following the replacement of my left knee. I am totally pleased with the facility, physicians, assistants, nurses, office staff and X-ray staff.
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Dr. Maxson did an excellent job throughout the process of diagnosing and treating my knee.
Drew L.
Best doctor at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He spent a lot of time with me and made sure my needs were met. Now I am healed!
Erin D.
I spoke to Dr. Palumbo about my hip pain. He did a right hip replacement. I was walking two hours after surgery. No pain, no limp! Remarkable! After one week, I was walking on my own. No walker or cane. God blessed this man with a remarkable gift!
Wendy
In April of this year, I had a shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Maxson. He exceeded all my expectations. In every visit he took time to explain to me what the next step was and he made sure that I understood. The day of surgery, he spent time with me reassuring me and answering questions. Surgery was successful and after 12 weeks I am doing great. The pain that brought me in is gone! Dr. Maxson was friendly, professional and punctual. I would also like to mention the great work of his assistant Maria Iglesias. She took care of my disability papers efficiently and promptly. I never had to ask twice for anything. I definitely recommend Dr. Maxson. Not only is he professionally and technically outstanding, but he never forgets the human aspect of his practice. Thank you very much!
Alex A.
Truly an amazing job. I would recommend Dr. Grayson. I am pain free. Thanks!
Bill H.
I had a very good experience. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Dr. Morse has made everything easy and he was very professional.
Eduardo F.
I injured my hand by severing the tendons for my right index finger. After excellent emergency care at Tampa General Hospital that evening, I was referred to and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Nydick at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The next morning, surgery was performed on my hand and my healing began. I'm so grateful to say that my last physical therapy appointment is scheduled for this Friday, a mere five weeks post-surgery. Because of Dr. Nydick's skill and the assigned post-surgery therapy, I now have a complete recovery. Thank you to all medical teams who contributed to my treatment and recovery. I couldn't have asked for better.
Rebecca T.
I am a patient of Dr. Lyons at the South Tampa location. At first, I was skeptical about doing my right knee replacement, but his professionalism and caring attitude made me feel that I was in excellent hands. My doctor first gave me different options of medical care and treatments before making final decisions on the operation. On the day of the operation, I felt more confident with the excellent hospital care and Dr. Lyons' explanation of the procedure demonstrating that I was in good hands. My follow-up therapy was at the Citrus Park location. The quality service of the therapy center was beyond expectations, not to mention the care of my therapist Drew Tharaldson. He helped me acquire confidence in myself that I did not have being able to accomplish my goal of walking normally again. Thank you Dr. Lyons, Florida Orthopaedic Institute and both therapy departments for your extraordinary service.
Helen O.
Never imagined I would need spine surgery. I feel blessed and thankful for FOI, Dr. Grayson and especially Dr. Armaghani for expediting my 6/26 lumbar microdiscectomy, when my MRI showed a large herniated disc resulting in constant agonizing nerve pain. Surgery took one hour. I was admitted and released the same day and immediately began walking and taking stairs with manageable pain. The difference between my experience and what I saw my father go through 15 years ago was incomparable on all levels. I can't say enough about Dr. Armaghani's superior expertise, professionalism, compassion and patient follow-up. He is truly the best cervical, thoracic, lumbar and minimally invasive spine surgeon. I've told family and friends over and over that my experience was nothing less than VIP. Thank you FOI!
Chrisse W.
When I first went to see Dr. Sellman, I couldn't walk an eighth of a mile without severe pain in my left knee. I had been under a pain management physician for about 8 months. Dr. Sellman got me a brace and sent me to a great PT place. I am not spinning 5 times a week, golfing 16 holes every Monday and walking much longer. My dog is so much happier, too. I have a ways to go, but I feel so good being able to exercise at the YMCA with my friends and not having such pain. I have recommended him to friends. I feel so lucky that he was recommended to me from the office of Dr. Hess. Thanks!
Phyllis M.
Dr. Saatman performed a discectomy. I was very nervous about spine surgery and had avoided it for ten years. The procedure was nothing like I imagined. After the procedure on 5/15/18, I only had to take three pain pills. One each night. I am now walking 3-4 miles a day. I have zero sciatic pain. I cannot believe I waited this long. I flew to California on the first of July, a five hour trip, and experienced no pain. I cannot express how thrilled I am to be pain free.
Del A.
Dr. Small is the best around! Caring, compassionate, definitely knowledgeable and confident. I trust his opinion and skills to be the best in the Tampa area.
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Dr. Sellman has a great sense of humor and he provides sensible and understandable explanations.
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You have a great training program and each person is courteous, concerned, kind, considerate and compassionate. I pray this is contagious and every medical facility contracts this bug. Thank you!
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Dr. Baker really knows his stuff. I have a follow up in two weeks. He's great!
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Dr. Samad is excellent. He is always professional and interested in my well-being.
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Dr. Grayson is an excellent surgeon. He is professional, friendly and explains procedures thoroughly in an easy to understand manner. Christine is very efficient and quick to follow up on all phone calls and questions. All the staff at the FOI Citrus Park was very friendly, professional and thorough. Recommend the facility highly.
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Dr. Reina was able to figure out the source of my problem and treat it for relief. I refer everyone I know who could benefit from his competent practice and profession and caring manner.
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Love Dr. Bernasek and end everyone that I met. Dr. Bernasek explained everything to me and did not rush through anything. He made sure I knew everything that was wrong.
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Dr. Beatty was very professional and honest with explanations of surgery and recovery. She encouraged questions and gave me time to ask them.
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Dr. Garlick was thorough and explained the underlying condition well. Lindsey went beyond what was expected and took time to personally communicate and follow up with me.
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I was looking for a surgeon who would perform a hip replacement. Dr. Christopher Grayson listened to me to what was happening to me. I had been in pain for over a year and a half and really needed help. From the time i met him I knew he would help me. It was all an amazing journey from start to finish. Dr. Grayson is awesome. There are just no other words. Dr. Grayson, you are the best and I will tell anyone that they should go to you for their needs. I am always in your debt.
Lois L.
Our son had surgery by Dr. Mighell. From the first meeting with him we felt confident that we were in good hands. He and his team did an exceptional job at explaining everything from start to finish. It's been a couple of months now and from surgery, recovery, follow-up visits to physical therapy, we have been treated with superb professionalism. Thank you Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Mighell and all involved with our son's recovery.
Sherry F.
I am finishing my recovery time and resumed a healthy, pain-free life style. I am able to go back to teaching, golfing and working in my yard. Living my life. Thank you very much. God bless you.
Donald S.
I am 67 years old and have been under Dr. Morse's medical care for my arthritic knees for approximately one and a half years now. I find Dr. Morse is a quite knowledgeable and caring physician. One of his endearing qualities is that he listens intently to his patients as he allows them to explain their physical conditions and their concerns of how they can heal. He offers them his full plan of treatments, one treatment at a time. Every treatment I have received from him has always resulted in less pain.
Jose A.
Dr. Palumbo gave me a great new knee. I was playing golf in four weeks. I would recommend him to anyone needed a knee.
William H.
Dr. Hess and his entire team did a great job. I had immediate pain relief after the surgery. The entire process from the first visit to the last post-op visit was excellent.
Donald S.
I've been seeing Dr. Palumbo for knee injections for a few years now. He's an excellent doctor who gives great advice and listens to his patients' thoughts and concerns. If I eventually need knee surgery, he'll be my doctor for that too. Highly recommended.
Barb A.
This has been the best experience since being treated for the pain in my knee. I have had a full knee replacement and now I am able to walk, lose weight and start enjoying my life again. Dr. Garlick is wonderful and thorough. I was fully prepared for what to expect. His techniques and surgical abilities are the reason for my success as a patient. I cannot say enough about him and his entire staff. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of them. The physical therapy is key to your recovery!
Marty M.
There is no other doctor that I would go to after having Dr. Mighell as my shoulder surgeon. He is a brilliant doctor and gifted surgeon. He also has an outstanding team working with him. Dr. Mighell performed a reverse shoulder replacement on my right shoulder after years of trauma, injections and suffering with extreme pain. While the surgery was painful with a long recovery process - I would not change my decision. I am free and back to performing all the activities I enjoy doing.
Richard A.
A blessing to have Dr. Zaffer as part of my team of doctors at Florida Orthopaedic Institute for the last two years. Thanks!
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Dr. Watson is very personable, professional and thorough. He doesn't hurry and listens to your concerns and responds appropriately. A very professional and easy to talk to Doctor.
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Dr. Stone is absolutely the best. I would highly recommend him and his staff. They were kind, patient and knowledgeable. Very successful surgery on my wrist and hand.
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Dr. Lyons is an excellent physician.
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I was returning for my one year check up on an ankle fusion. My pain went from unbearable to minor. I have increased ankle mobility. I'm back to bowling, bicycling and walked 9 holes of golf the past weekend. It's such a blessing to be active again after years of limited mobility and major pain/discomfort. Dr. Sanders and his staff through the entire process were outstanding. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders and his staff to other ankle sufferers.
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Dr. Reina is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I laugh during my visits as he fixes my problems with such ease. It is amazing what he can do. If you are in pain or have back problems, Dr. Reina can heal them all.
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Dr. Yi was very professional and easy to talk to and performed the injections in a caring manner to make me comfortable with the procedure. This is the second year I've dealt with him and if there had been anything that concerned me I would have changed doctors. I also appreciate the efforts of any of the staff that helped me with the paperwork for the handicap permit. They processed the paperwork in a very timely manner and explained how to finish the process.
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Dr. Mighell took his time. He introduced his fellow who also took time with me. The staff was great. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. Thank you.
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Friendly, courteous and attentive.
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I was looking for a second opinion on my right knee. Dr. Lyons was thorough looking at my knee and records I provided. I look forward to a second visit to get my results of testing.
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Dr. Miranda is extremely patient and listens closely.
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Dr. Ramirez has great beside manner and is a very soft spoken and kind gentleman who listened intently to what I said and did not appear to judge me when I was complaining about hurting. He's an excellent chiropractor.
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Amazing doctor. There aren't enough words in the English language to accurately describe my satisfaction with Dr. Reina. The time he takes to listen and research and understand the various ailments I have is unlike nearly every other doctor I have seen. He's truly helped me and I've already sung his praises to anyone that will listen!
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I have great respect and confidence in Dr. Pappou. My carpal tunnel on my right hand healed well with minimum down time. I am ready now for the left hand surgery. I have recommended Dr. Pappou to all my friends that have a need for orthopedic surgery.
Abbey T.
Dr. Maxson is incredible! Excellent staff also!
William B.
Dr. Saatman performed my back surgery on 5/2/18. I am very pleased with the result. She was very compassionate and her Physician's Assistant, Michael Ferentino, was awesome during the pre-op and post-op visits. Her Administrative Assistant, Tasha, was very helpful in setting up surgery and answering any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Toni W.
I went to Florida Orthopaedic Institute almost a year ago for an ongoing ankle issue that I knew needed surgical repair; I was suffering from a flat-foot deformity. Fortunately, I met Dr. Roy Sanders who assessed my ankle issues and agreed to do the surgery. The surgery was delayed a bit due to Hurricane Irma, but in October 2017 I had ankle reconstruction at Tampa General Hospital.  Numerous procedures were done during the surgery and I was hospitalized for 3 days. Following Dr. Sanders’ orders meticulously, my cast was off in January 2018, and I graduated to a walking boot. Today, I am moving well and enjoying life. I highly recommend Dr. Sanders and his staff. A special shout out to Nancy, his assistant who was always responsive and extremely helpful. No matter what your orthopedic issue may be, I highly recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute; if you need your ankle checked out, no one will attend to you as well as Dr. Roy Sanders. I am grateful to the entire staff for their medical expertise and service.
Sherry G.
Dr. Pappou was wonderful and his whole staff was great. Everyone took time for me including Dr. Pappou. It meant a lot to me with the difficult time I've been having. Thank you guys!
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Dr. Sanders and his staff were phenomenal. I believe he and the staff are the best I could have imagined having. Very positive, informative and friendly. The absolute BEST!
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Dr. Maxson is a very caring physician. He is very nice, easy to understand and detail oriented.
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Dr. Epting is very attentive listening to his patients and giving them the opportunity to ask questions. He also covers the surgery procedures very well and takes the time to explain to the patient the recovery time needed. He's a very good doctor.
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Dr. Frankle is a very caring doctor. I would highly recommend him and his very efficient staff.
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Being in Dr. Lyons' care is very comforting.
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Dr. Herscovici is an excellent physician! He is personable, professional and proficient in his office practice as well as the surgical center.
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Dr. Gasser is outstanding! There is no better!
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Dr. Reina is amazing! I've had so much success in easing my pain that I brought my daughter in to see him. She has now become a patient of Dr. Reina's also. Dr. Reina takes great concern with his patients and truly does all he can to help us. I wouldn't see any other chiropractor but him. He's an asset to Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
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Dr. Weinstein and his staff are excellent. He takes his time with patients, is informative and caring.
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We love Dr. Watson! He always makes us comfortable when answering our questions and he listens to our concerns. His answers are straightforward and we trust his judgement.
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Dr. Herscovici and his staff gave tremendous comfort during a trying time. I have recommended Florida Orthopaedic Institute to my family, friends and coworkers and will continue to do so.
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Dr. Weinstein is an excellent orthopaedic doctor. I know that I'm in great hands and care with Dr. Weinstein. He's very trustworthy in and out and is a doctor that will tell you like it is. I would have no problems recommending this doctor to others and family members.
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Dr. Stone was wonderful and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Grayson and his MA are excellent to deal with and very helpful with filling out required medical documentation for my employer and insurance company.
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He spends time with you. He explains things thoroughly and answers your questions. I have been seeing Dr. Small for about 20 years and have had numerous spine surgeries with fusion. I love him. He rates at the very top for me. I have complete confidence in him. He is also very caring and kind. I recommend him often.
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Dr. Walling is a first class top notch ankle surgeon. I am starting to feel my ankle again after a few post-op setbacks unrelated to the surgery. I was leery for a few months after my surgery but rehab is starting to help tremendously. Thanks Dr. Walling!!!!
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Dr. Garcia and his staff provide exceptional service. They are well trained and always available to answer questions. I have referred several of friends who were looking for a hand and shoulder specialist to Dr. Garcia and they, too, were pleased with the service they received.
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Dr. Epting is a great doctor that takes his time to make sure everything is done right! We are HIGHLY satisfied with his knowledge and professionalism!
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Dr. Echols was fantastic! He was very easy to talk to, nice and calming. I will recommend anyone with knee issues to him!
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I especially enjoyed meeting Doctor Baker. I had been in so much pain prior to my visit. Doctor Baker suggested a procedure and by the time I was getting back into my car, I was feeling relief. I will follow-up with Doctor Baker and follow any instructions he may give me. He is an excellent doctor.
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Dr. Grayson saved my leg and, for that, I am very grateful.
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Even when I come in with pain, I'm always taken care of in a warm and heartfelt way!!
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Dr. Samad is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. More visits to come to try and get my old body better!
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I had a total knee replacement six weeks ago and am doing wonderful. My chronic pain is gone while only healing pain remains. I am getting better every day. Dr. Palumbo is a great surgeon using up-to-date methods and he truly cares about each patient.
Cathy
Dr. Watson is wonderful. I just hiked a path up to the top of Whiteface Mountain in NY to an elevation of 4867' which never would have been possible without having a total hip replacement last February. He and his team are amazing. Thank you so much for giving me a new active lifestyle.
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Dr. Ramirez is the best in his field. He goes above and beyond to treat all his patients with total compassion. He is genuinely concerned for each of his patients' personal ailments. He is gentle while adjusting my painful muscles and tendons and I always feel much better after he adjusts what needs to be treated. Dr. Ramirez is my favorite doctor and I highly recommend his services to everyone.
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This is a great doctor when it comes to orthopaedic surgery. He did a pelvis reconstruction and hip replacement for my dad. He guided us through the whole process and explained the procedure with honesty. He was able to give back to my dad a quality of life by being able to walk without pain. We are still going through the recovery time, but are in great hands with Dr. Lyons and his staff.
Paula R.
What an amazing doctor! Dr. Lyons and his staff took care of my dad's pelvis reconstruction and hip replacement in an excellent way. He was honest and explained the procedure. He did an amazing job on a surgery we knew was difficult. He guided us through the whole recovery time and he still monitors my dad during this journey. His secretary, Bianca, has been a great help communicating with us and helping out with all of our questions and needs before, during and after surgery. We couldn't choose a better doctor for this job. I am grateful because Dr. Lyons has provided my dad a better quality of life for many more years to come. I thank you for all you do for us and for a great staff!
Paula R.
Dr. Pappou is an excellent physician. He is caring and knowledgeable. He listens and spends adequate time with his patients.
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I love Dr. Ramirez! He is caring and attentive. Best of all, I am doing much better thanks to him.
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Dr. Garcia is one of the best!
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We Love Dr. Frankle and Jeff! The staff is always helpful and it's always a pleasure coming in each time.
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I came to Dr. Nydick with broken bones that had already fused together. He scheduled my surgery for the next day! He knew it was a time sensitive matter and I'm so thankful for his expertise. I would suggest him for any orthopaedic needs. He is very well educated and knows his bones! Also, the surgery went very smooth. Him and his staff are overall THE BEST!
Dakota M.
Dr. Nydick and his staff kept me aware of my situation from beginning to end. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you to you and your staff!
David P.
The physician was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I was very happy with the doctor and comfortable with him doing my surgery.
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Dr. Grayson is awesome and really cares about his patients. Such a nice person and his staff is excellent!
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Dr. Sellman is a very personable person who listens and relates to his patients on a very at-ease level.
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I highly recommend Dr. Miranda. I did a lot of research when I realized that I needed a hip replacement surgery and I actually talked to two other surgeons before finding Dr. Miranda. There is no doubt in my mind that I picked the right surgeon! Dr. Miranda took all the time I needed to answer my questions about the surgery and recovery. He listened to me and was very kind and compassionate. I have been amazed at how quickly I am recovering. I had the surgery 6 weeks ago and am already walking 3 miles.
Moselle B.
I had a partial knee replacement and Dr. Palumbo did an excellent job. I'm into week 5 of recovery and doing great. No pain. Thank you. I highly recommend him. The whole staff is just great at what they do.
Carolyn H.
Excellent doctor and surgeon! He was right on with my son's diagnosis (he had a rare condition in his right elbow). You will not get warm fuzzies from Dr. Hess if that's what you're looking for, but you will get a smart, thorough, knowledgeable surgeon who knows what he's doing. I will take knowledge and expertise over warm fuzzies any day when it comes to picking a doctor/surgeon. Don't get me wrong, he is a very nice man, just short and to the point. His P.A. Tony is equally awesome!
Kris L.
I had the most amazing care team. Everyone there was nice. They took the time to get to know me and read my charts carefully. The nurses and doctors truly appeared passionate about their patients. I would definitely recommend coming here.
Danielle B.
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I had a total knee replacement on April 30th. Dr. Palumbo performed the surgery and did an outstanding job. He is very caring, professional and knowledgeable. It has been approximately 3 months post surgery and I am doing great. Also, his office staff and Florida Hospital staff and nurses are very professional and helpful. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Dr. Palumbo.
Donna
I would definitely recommend Dr. Nydick and staff. They were amazing throughout the process of having hand surgery.
Debraann
For many years walking became difficult.  Each step was agonizing!  All the pressure with walking was focused in one spot on each foot in the metatarsal area.  After trying custom orthotics for a period of time and numerous shoes, I knew I was headed for the wheelchair full time.  I was running out of options.  Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Roy Sanders.  Not only is he kind and caring, but he also has a brilliant gift!  Dr. Sanders can work outside the box solving difficult foot problems.  He listens closely to any concerns.  After successful operations on both feet, I can walk again with minimal discomfort.  I am so thankful to Dr. Sanders and his Administrative Assistant Nancy for working around my schedule.  I live 470 miles away which added another obstacle. The staff at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute are professional, knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. I am forever grateful to Dr. Sanders and his team!
Sally S.
Dr. Baker was a second opinion for my shoulder issues. He listened to everything I had to say, knew the problem immediately and he provided immediate relief that is still effective now. This is the first positive experience I've had with an orthopedist. I would highly recommend Dr. Baker to any and everyone!
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Dr. Yi and his assistant Shay are both amazing. They listened as well as explained what was going to happen before administering the shot to my knee.
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Dr. Gasser and his staff are wonderful. I would recommend them to my family and friends.
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If you are seeking a physician that is caring, informed and professional, then I highly recommend Dr. Ramirez. He looked at what he thought could be impeding my progress. His ability to utilize different techniques has had a very positive effect resulting in my gaining additional range of motion with less pain. Dr. Ramirez has been the catalyst to move me further toward my goal of regaining range of motion.
G. Hise
Dr. Grayson is very caring and professional. I hesitated to do this review because, selfishly, I do not want too many other people to discover him. That may make it harder to see him. Nonetheless, I highly recommend Dr. Grayson and will always be grateful to him for his knowledge and care.
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Dr. Ramirez is excellent. He is a very kind and caring chiropractor! He makes me feel at ease which is a first for me with chiropractors.
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The staff is ALWAYS helpful and courteous. Dr. Grayson's assistant Christina is very knowledgeable and prompt in answering questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Grayson to anyone in need of a good doctor.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Watson and Stephanie. They both were very personable and courteous. My apprehension was calmed in a professional manner and the knee injection was painless.
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Best treatment, clean hospital and anyone that came to my room had a smile on their face. I felt that everyone really cared about me. Dr. Frankle's office was excellent, very organized and again, everyone always smiled. Thank you!
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Doctor Baker did an amazing job on my shoulder replacement. I cannot wait for the strength and mobility to return after starting therapy.
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All went very well on my first appointment with Dr. Saatman. She did surgery on my back the following week and I am healing now. I was particularly impressed with Dr. Saatman's Administrative Assistant, Tasha, who has been most helpful and very pleasant in dealing with us.
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Dr. Gasser is a phenomenal physician. When he's in your treatment room it is as if he has all day to speak to you. I brought in a previous surgery report for something and he took the time to read it word-for-word, and then thoroughly explained the procedure I'd be having with him. It is evident he enjoys what he does, which is so rare among other doctors where you are treated as part of the daily quota and nothing more. As a whole, FOI does a great job! I am a Practice Administrator myself, and have used my experience at FOI as a catalyst to improve some things in my own practice locations. Thanks for all you do!
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I was nervous about having fluid drawn, but they made it a painless experience!
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Dr. Michael Garcia is an excellent surgeon. He has always been very professional, friendly and receptive. He has done two surgeries on two trigger fingers. His office staff as so efficient and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Michael J. Garcia and his staff.
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I have been to three different spine specialists. I have an L-4 through S-1 fusion with rods and screws and bone grafts. I had terrible leg pain and was at the point of giving up hope for anything better. Dr. Armaghani found solutions without narcotics to relieve most of my pain. Then, I fractured L-1, and he tried a very simple surgery cementing the bone together using a balloon to keep the disc in place. I was back to 100% in less than a week. He has the kindest, most attentive staff!
John F.
Dr. Grayson just replaced my mom's knee only 3 days ago. I am a RN and was blown away at the wonderful care she received from Dr. Grayson and the staff. They are truly remarkable. Every single staff member has been nothing but kind and professional. We highly recommend Dr. Grayson.
Julie H
I recently had a total hip replacement and Dr. Miranda did a fantastic job! I was up in two days walking around the hospital. My recovery was quick and I was totally shocked. I couldn't believe I had progressed like that.
John S.
I was very impressed with the level of care I received from Florida Orthopaedic Institute. It was my privilege to be treated by Dr. Adil A. Samad, who was thorough and proactive in diagnosing my condition. Upon diagnosis, a plan for treatment was immediate and within a month I had undergone surgery to decompress my spinal cord. The skill and professionalism of this physician cannot be overstated!! As an added bonus, Dr. Samad is very personable and possesses the rare ability to explain complex concepts in an understandable way. I strongly recommend Flordia Orthopaedic Institute!
Charles M.
I give a 5 star rating to this business because from the beginning the made all my appointments, surgery, follow ups and therapies very easy for me to schedule. I never had an issue even when I showed up early for appointments. The staff was professional, friendly and kind from the front desk and nurses to the orthopaedic doctor. I recommend Dr. Mighell to everyone that may need an excellent orthopaedic doctor. From the time that we first met he was friendly, very thorough, compassionate, happy and caring. I felt that he was part of my family and a friend. He made me feel relaxed through the whole process. I will miss him. Thanks to Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Mighell and all the staff involved with my care.
C. R.
Me having surgery with Dr. Armaghani turned one of the worst situations into the best one. I was in so much pain, but also scared to have surgery. Three months later and I couldn't be happier. My only regret is not seeing him sooner. Thank you Dr. Armaghani. He is, simply put, THE BEST!
Sharon S.
Dr. Ramirez is SUPER! He is caring, attentive and listens well with helpful and explanatory information. His chiropractic technique is wonderful. The best chiropractor I have ever been to!
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Doctor Zaffer is the best!
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We have been seeing Dr. Jackson and his staff for over 13 years. Everything has been excellent. Sarah and Nicole always respond to any questions, RX refills and surgery center appointments in a very timely manner. We would highly recommend Dr. Jackson and his staff to anyone needing his specialty assistance. Thank you.
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Dr. Sellman is a great doctor who strives to help his patients.
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Dr. Sellman is incredible! He listens to what you explain to him and his diagnosis is spot on. This is my second visit to him for two different concerns and both times his treatment and recommendations worked. My golf game continues to improve thanks to him. I would recommend Dr. Sellman to anybody with an orthopaedic concern. Thanks again Doc.
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Dr. Stone and his staff are the very best. Patient, caring and very helpful. Love them!
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From the start, I had an excellent experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Of course, if I have a need in the future, I will call them and Doctor Maxson.
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I believe Dr. Lyons gave me the best possible result from a very challenging surgery!
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Dr. Beatty was very professional and fully explained my upcoming surgery including recovery time, treatment after surgery and expectations long term. I feel very confident in her ability to complete my surgery.
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I had a total knee replacement several months ago. I could never ask for a better surgeon. My knee is perfect. No pain, I can bend on it and do anything I want. The incision is straight with minimal scarring visible. I like his no nonsense personality. Thank you Dr. Garlick.
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Dr. Yi is a wonderful doctor and knows how to talk with his patients. You can tell he really cares and listens to his patients.
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Any time Dr. Frankle's name was mentioned as my husband's surgeon, people were telling me that he was the best to have for his shoulder surgery. He is very well thought of. Very pleased to have found him for my husband's reverse shoulder surgery.
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Very informative first post surgery visit. I was treated with respect and kindness by each member of your knowledgeable staff. My confidence about restoring my health improved as a result of this visit. Thanks to all of you.
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After three frustrating years of being in pain and finding no relief, I found you. I am so glad you were the doctor to perform the surgery. You are a kind and gifted man and I appreciate the skill and wisdom you used to help me get back to a life I enjoy. Thank you for all you did and for having a practice that made me feel good just to be there. I wish you continued success.
Ellen C.
I was really impressed with Dr. Small and have been raving about him to all my family. Dr. Small has the best bedside manner, and took his time to go over any questions I had. I would definitely recommend him and his staff to anyone with a spine issue. So impressed!
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Dr. Morse, hands down, by far has been the best physician to be under patient care with. He provides options for what I was dealing with, starting conservative first. He provides knowledge and tells you what to expect from your procedure. He also has a genuine care and concern for his patients and that goes a long way in my opinion. Patients are treated as patients and not just as a body and business.
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If I have spine problems in the future, I will schedule an appointment with Dr. Samad. He is the perfect doctor for me.
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Dr. Sellman is phenomenal. Best doctor I have ever been too, hands down! He has fantastic bedside manner. Very funny and please tell him that I am so happy with the service provided. He actually cares about his patients.
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I love the care I receive from Dr. Tresser, Charles Procuniar and the rest of the staff. Don't have any problems with them!
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The staff of Dr. Michael Miranda is great. Office Manager Amanda and P.A. Kelly keeps everything moving and takes the time to address any patient questions or concerns. Kudos to a wonderful support staff on the desk and the Doctor they work for!
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Best experience I've ever had for a medical issue. Dr. Pappou did a spectacular job on my hands and wrist!
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After 25 years of care by Dr. Gustke & Staff, I am totally satisfied and grateful for their expertise and problem solving ability!
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If I could give him six stars, I would! I was courteously greeted when I entered the office and was seen shortly after arrival at each visit which made me feel that my time was valuable. Dr. Zaffer LISTENED to me and explored my issue. He worked WITH me to determine my plan of care. My pain is finally under control because of our TEAM effort. This practice should be a model for other offices! Thank you!
Mary
Dr. Barna is amazing! If there were more stars, he'd get them all. He did a procedure on my cervical spine in 2016, which greatly improved my quality of life. When I recently injured my lower back, I knew Dr. Barna was the person I trusted to help resolve the issue. He and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, kind and just quality human beings. I can't say enough good things about my experiences with Dr. Barna and his staff. Kudos!!
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Dr. Armaghani was professional, attentive and caring. I am glad I was referred to him by my primary care. He explained the procedure to me in detail and helped allay my fears and concerns. Before the surgery, I was in so much pain. Now, after surgery, I already feel so much better. I actually get up in the morning and am happy to get moving. Thank you so much!!
Geoff
Dr. Mighell is the best!! I came to him with a seriously messed up shoulder. I previously had a plate and 8 screws put into my shoulder. After months of physical therapy, the pain in my shoulder was unreal. I couldn't raise my arm but a few inches. I went to four shoulder surgeons before Dr. Mighell, and they all said that my case was too advanced for them. Dr. Mighell agreed to help me. Reverse shoulder replacement. 8 week post-op and I'm pain free and can do 80% of what I did prior. He's so AMAZING!
Julie
Seven weeks after my hip replacement and I feel like a new person. Just climbed up two flights of stairs the other day like I was a kid again. Couldn't walk up an incline before the operation. Thanks, Dr. Palumbo! I am grateful to my friend for recommending you to me.
Frank E.
Dr. Armaghani first made an examination with an X-Ray and an MRI scan. He made his diagnosis and suggested I take the time to check the procedure online as well as whatever I needed to feel comfortable. My procedure went very well. Dr. Armaghani did exactly as he had stated and the pain I was suppose to have did not happen. Great outcome from the best spine specialist in the Tampa area. Thank you again!
John S.
After falling down the stairs at my apartment and visiting the ER, I was extremely scared and stressed. I've heard about Florida Orthopedic Institute before so I decided to use them. Everything was very fast and efficient. Ms. Denise Fox helped me with directions around the facilities and also did my X-Rays. She was extremely kind and helpful and made sure that we went slow because I was in a lot of pain. Dr. Sellman was very fun and extremely helpful as well. He made me feel a lot more comfortable about the entire situation and made sure that I knew what the process was moving forward. I have been to plenty of medical facilities where doctors and nurses move fast because they are just trying to get people in and out. Ms. Denise Fox from X-Rays and Mr. Sellman made me feel like I had been a patient for years and I am very happy to know that I will be working with kind people during my recovery.
Claudia G.
I can’t say enough great things about my experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute - Citrus Park! Naki and Christina at the check-in desk were so pleasant and efficient. It took hardly any time to complete the needed work and they made me smile.The Administrative Assistant, Carlos, was professional and personable. He put me at ease right away with his quiet efficiency and charm. For me, though, the #1 reason for my visit was Dr. Barna. He took care of a cervical spine issue for me in 2016 and made such a difference in my quality of life. So when I injured my lower back, I knew exactly who I wanted to treat me. I was not disappointed. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my spine, he’s that good. If there were more than five stars, I would award them all to Dr. Barna and the staff at Florida Orthopedic Institute- Citrus Park!
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Dr. Barna went into great detail to explain my initial MRI.  He never discounted or disregarded my issue and I really appreciated it.  His concern led to additional scans of the surrounding area of my moderate to severe pain.  A correlating issue between the thoracic and cervical spine was identified.  These next few days and weeks will only tell but, I feel comfortable and confident with his approach.  His entire office staff has been nothing short of professional and courteous.
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Arriving at Florida Orthopaedic Institute for injections can always be stressful.  Yolanda Neal greeted me in such a nice way and was very professional. I really appreciated the positive way she dealt with me. Shayits Wilcher also is especially kind, and always greets you with a smile!  I always feel comfortable on visits to see Dr Garlick.
Pam S.
Dr. Small has been my spine surgeon since early 2005. Dr. Small has such a way of putting a patient at ease because of his soft-spoken tone and wonderful personality. After surgery,  Dr. Small was right there to explain the whole procedure, the fusion he performed on levels L-2 to S-1, and how he repaired and redid the fusion. I knew right then and there that Dr. Small would be my surgeon for life.  His professional and personal persona showed his caring was very real. I never met a doctor who cared more for their patients than Dr. Small.  His professional team, both staff and assistants, are exceptional as well.  They all work together to help you with whatever your needs are. I would highly recommend the entire practice to anyone with spinal needs. Dr. Small is the best!
Linda F.
Excellent staff, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Pappou was great!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pappou! He always had my best interest in mind. I had scheduled excellent home health care after he did great surgery and my pain management was great.
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The whole experience of evaluation, planning, and execution of treatment of my elbow was flawless. My hospital experience was fine and the follow-up was as expected. I really liked Dr. Pappou especially the thoughtful action of sending out a card after the surgery, signed by Dr. Pappou and the hospital staff.
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Dr. Samad was very compassionate with my mother. He treated her with respect and listened to her. We saw him in Brandon and also traveled to Sun City. Knowledgeable and professional with a great personality.
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I doubt there is enough space allowed to say how wonderful Dr. Armaghani is! My spine has had many issues and I knew of a few successful surgeries among my friends. I'd consulted another surgeon, who I found rude! When I consulted with Dr. Armaghani I found compassion and understanding for my concern. He explained my issues and went over each vertebra one by one in detail. His demeanor was calm, relaxed, and assuring!
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I was in a bad car accident and broke my tibia plateau, which is the knee. I didn't think I was ever going to walk again. I'm here to tell you that I am walking and doing very well. Dr. Infante did a wonderful job and I have minimal scarring from surgery!
Brenda V.
After having horrible pain from my hip, to my  knees, to my toes that was truly affecting my life, I was referred to Dr. Miranda who immediately identified  that I needed a hip replacement. This turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. With a strong determination and being faithful with physical therapy, I was back to normal PAIN FREE living in 2-3 weeks.  It's wonderful to be myself again and have the pain GONE!  I am back to my active lifestyle! I credit the expertise of Dr. Miranda and his staff for being professional and very knowledgeable from start to finish. If you were ever considering this procedure, I highly recommend you trust Dr. Miranda and his staff.  There is no better and you will thank me later!
Wendy C.
I've seen MANY Doctors in Tampa for a hip problem (I've even been willing to travel if necessary). Too many times I was turned away with a prescription and of course, my copay; which can add up fast!.  I got so tired of being turned down that I was beginning to accept my destiny of living with chronic pain, but decided to give Dr. Morse a try.  He was honestly the last doctor I would see.  When I first met him, he was genuinely interested in helping me. He DID NOT offer me a prescription for pain.  Instead he gave me a prescription to start various exams and physical therapy. He went through various exams to rule out and discover the direct cause for the chronic hip pain.  He finally figured out the exact problem and explained it to me very specific and offered different options.  He was honest, patient, specific, confidential, and above all extremely knowledgeable.  In addition, he has a great personality, professional, good sense of humor and has a great passion for making people feel/function better.  Words cannot express the immense gratitude my family and I have for Dr. Morse.  Thanks for everything, Dr. Morse.
CeCe S.
Before finding Florida Orthopaedic Institute I went to several doctors trying to get relief from the extreme pain I had in my hip.  I saw Dr. Maxson first.  He took one look at my x- ray and told me I needed an expert for this, because I have an allergy to metal in my bones. Two minuets later in came Dr. Grayson.  He took one look at the x-ray and said "you need surgery".  Christina B., Dr. Grayson's administrative medical assistant took my info and had me in the hospital two weeks later.  I went in [very impressed by their procedure for prepping prior to surgery] on Tuesday and was back home Thursday, able to walk again.  I had virtually no pain, was advised to use a walker.  I did for about a week until I got my balance back. Now I am back to riding my bike 20 miles, golfing, swimming and enjoying life. Anyone that has a joint related problem needs to see these doctors.  They are wonderful. THANK YOU!
Billy B.
I can't say enough about Dr. Reina and Tammy.  I had been having a non-stop headache for over 9 months.  I had seen several specialists that tried nerve blocks, medication, referred me to a pain management center - I was referred to Dr. Reina through my massage therapist.  After seeing Dr. Reina the first time, my headache was pretty much gone.  It came down to opening the blood flow and adjusting my jaw.  After 6 sessions, I have been good ever since.  We scheduled an appointment for follow up in a month if needed.  They both listened to me and I felt so grateful for the time they spent with me and the results I achieved through minimal treatment and no medication.
Julie M.
Arriving at FOI for injections can always be stressful.  Yolanda Neal greeted me in such a nice way and was very professional. I really appreciated the positive way she dealt with me. Shayits Wilcher is especially kind and always greets you with a smile!  I always feel comfortable on my visits when I see Dr Garlick and his team.
Pam S.
I have heard about Florida Orthopaedic Institute before so I decided to use them. Everything was very fast and efficient. Ms. Denise Fox helped me with directions around the facilities and also did my X-Rays. She was extremely kind and helpful and made sure that we went slow because I was in a lot of pain. Dr. Sellman was very fun and extremely helpful as well. He made me feel a lot more comfortable about the entire situation and made sure that I knew what the process was moving forward. I have been to plenty of medical facilities where doctors and nurses move fast because they are just trying to get people in and out. Ms. Denise Fox from X-Rays and Mr. Sellman made me feel like I had been a patient for years and I am very happy to know that I will be working with kind people during my recovery.
Claudia G.
Dr. Small has been my spine surgeon since early 2005.  My first surgery with Dr. Small was having to redo a fusion that did not take the first time which was performed by another out of state surgeon.  Of course having to go through another surgery was both frightening and worrisome.  As soon as I spoke with Dr. Small all those fears vanished and I put my faith in Dr. Small's expertise.  Dr. Small has such a way of putting a patient at ease because of his soft-spoken tone and wonderful personality.  After surgery,  Dr. Small was right there to explain the whole procedure and fusion he performed on levels L-2 to S-1 and how he repaired and redid the fusion.  I knew right then and there that Dr. Small would be my surgeon for life.  His professional and personal persona showed his caring was very real.  I never met a doctor who cared more for their patients than Dr. Small.  His professional team, both staff and assistants, are exceptional as well.  They all work together to help you with whatever your needs are.  I would highly recommend the entire practice to anyone with spinal needs. Dr. Small is the best!
Linda F.
I am 2 weeks post op from my left total hip arthroplasty/replacement. I would have NEVER thought I would be out of the hospital in 2 days! Dr. Bernasek's approach to the surgery was fantastic. I am so happy with the skill and expertise that Dr. Bernasek has. He has a great team behind him from the nurses, physician assistant Brian, to the fellows and residents at the hospital. I myself am an operating room nurse and I can see that Dr. Bernasek runs a tight ship at Tampa General Hospital! Everyone knows what their job is and they do it with precision, skill, and care. I am doing much better than I ever imagined and I am thankful to Dr. Bernasek for my new hip. And when it comes time for my right hip to be replaced, I know where I will go.
Christine F.
I've been given Dr. Pappous name to several friends. He takes his time to answer all of your questions. He will also explain exactly what the he will be doing. Dr. Pappou's bedside manners are outstanding. His staff along with physical therapy are all very pleasant. The office is clean, professional, and I am very happy with my rotor cuff surgery. Dr. Pappou TRULY cares.
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I researched doctors and facilities when I realized that I needed two knee replacements.  Researched on the computer, friends experiences, calling offices, etc. led me to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Bernasek. My surgery was excellent, actually quite amazing. My knee is good and scars are minimal. I would highly recommend this organization. So much so that my second knee surgery is scheduled in October!
Linda D.
I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve causing sciatica pain down my left leg causing pain, difficulty walking, and pretty much doing anything.  I saw Dr. Armaghani who showed me on my x-ray the compression of the nerve. I opted for surgery in August and within 4 weeks all of the leg pain was gone and I could do anything without pain. I wish to thank Dr. Armaghani, his staff, and all the caregivers at the hospital. Everyone was awesome and it has been a life changing experience.
Melanie F.
I would like to give major kudos to Jessica, Dr. Bernasek's assistant. Her caring manner and sweet personality helped to relieve my stress and put me at ease. Each time I called she returned my call in a timely manner and even though that's her job, she did it with love and humor.  What a pleasure to know her.  Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Bernasek should be proud to have her as an asset to their staff. I also work in the medical field so I know what it means to work with heart.
Colleen B.
Dr. Echols is awesome. Lets just say he is very, very good at what he does. Personable staff and his assistant was just as nice and informative as Dr. Echols. The entire staff on the doctors side was exceptional. Checking you in and out with efficacy and always smiling faces.  The Physical Therapy Department's check-in and check-out staff were all very efficient, very pleasant, and accommodating to your needs. The Physical Therapists that I came in contact with were again, exceptional.  Sorry, I cant remember all the names but Kevin was awesome. He always took time to explain to me exactly how to do the exercises as I am one that needs exact instructions. Can't even say enough good things about Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Would not be afraid to have surgery again with this crew to help you along the way.  Thanks so much to all of you!
Phyllis I.
Dr. Echols came to my rescue on March 29, 2017. I had issues with my right shoulder for over a year. I completed physical therapy and received injections in 2016 from another facility that only lasted a short period of time. Dr. Echols was honest and straight to the point after reviewing my MRI. Dr. Echols and his staff did an outstanding job of nursing me back to health and ensuring I had the mobility I needed to return to a normal life. Thanks a million to him and his wonderful staff. You guys are awesome and do amazing work!  
Pamela M.
After three surgeries with another doctor, serious infection, and a badly placed spacer, I was dropped by my doctor.  His reason was that I was to great of a risk. For nine months I had been in constant pain laying in a bed in a rehab. I found Dr. Grayson and he told me that if I did everything he told me to do I would be fine.  After my surgery with Dr. Grayson I had no pain and with therapy I walked for the first time in nine months. He is a wonderful, kind, and caring man who is an extremely knowledgeable, competent and skilled surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone who needs hip surgery without hesitation.
Norma M.
My experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute was positive from my very first visit.  The staff is quite efficient and caring. Dr. Lyons spent as much time with me as needed to answer all my questions and concerns regarding my hip replacement.  This alone was worth its weight in gold. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone contemplating a knee or hip replacement! Dr. Lyons' assistant, Bianca, is a real gem, as is his nurse, Jeannette.  They are both very friendly, and will answer any questions you may have with efficiency and timeliness! Florida Orthopaedic Institute is a well-run group.  I would not hesitate to do business with them whenever I have a need. God bless each and every one of them!
Bev S.
Great doctor! Thank you Dr. Pappou from my initial visit, surgery, and therapy.
Joe K.
Dr. Armaghani is awesome!  At 67, I was having trouble standing up straight, bending over with pain down my legs. I had a previous fusion of L2-4 from a burst fracture 19 years ago. He showed us how he could add 2 cages in my lower lumbar area to pull me back up. I also had bone spurs impinging my spinal cord. So, after 2 surgeries 2 days apart, I am standing straight, the leg pain is gone, and I am so grateful God led me to his office. Dr. Armaghani is extremely compassionate, gives you all the time you need, and is surrounded by an excellent staff and facility. Vanessa was just awesome, handling all the appointments for testing, hospital, etc.  I can't thank them enough for giving me my life back.  Thank you!
Kevin S.
I was referred to Dr. Yi by another orthopaedic doctor due to the nature of my hamstring injury. I tore all 3 ligaments off the bone and they were tangled up near my knee. When we went to see Dr. Yi, he read the MRI and explained everything to us in detail. Michele, Dr. Yi's administrative assistant, helped me get through everything before surgery and was there for me, not only as his assistant but as someone who really cared about you as a person. My surgery went extremely well and Dr. Yi was amazing through all of it. I was also able to meet Michele face to face and hug her. There are so many words to describe everything about my experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute that I would run out of room with my testimony. SUPERIOR ALL THE WAY AROUND!  Thank you all!
Patricia M.
Excellent surgeon! Great staff and follow up visits went well. I had little to no pain and the staff helped with any medical questions. I highly recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Robert M.
Heather La Cross, ARNP and Mary P. in urgent care took such great care of my knee injury. Thank you!
Jospeh
Dr. Sanders is incredible! In April of 2016 I sustained a severe calcaneus fracture when a scaffold broke under me . My ankle (talus) was embedded in my heel, which was in several pieces. My wife and I were told by two orthopaedic doctors that they were not able to perform this degree of surgery. With no health insurance, in great pain, shock, desperate, and frightened, we were directed by all to Dr. Sanders, our only hope in the world to do the surgery. Words can hardly express the immense appreciation, admiration, gratitude, and respect my wife and I have for this man . His dedication, skill, and compassion is very moving. Dr. Sanders put me back together and restored my ability to work, walk, and climb.
Harry C.
After having three surgeons tell me that I needed a total knee replacement and they couldn't help me because I was too young, I made the two hour trip to see Dr. Garlick. For the first time, a cortisone shot worked because he used an ultrasound machine. He eventually did do a partial knee replacement, which was the perfect solution. The Surgery Center was amazing, and the operation was a piece of cake. He is the only orthopaedic doctor I will ever see. Thank you Dr. Garlick!
Shelli S.
I saw Dr. Nydick for a torn rotator cuff. He provided me a thorough explanation of the problem, the proposed procedure, and possible outcomes--didn't leave me with any questions. Totally a true professional surgeon. I would definitely recommend him!
James F.
I’ve taken my children to the Temple Terrace offfice for years. When I experienced an issue with my knee, I went straight to Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Setting my appointment was a breeze. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Dr. Christopher Baker took time to explain my injury and how he could resolve my pain. Dr. Baker is extremely knowledgeable and professional. No one can beat his expertise.
Penny S.
I had a very pleasant and helpful experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.  Dr. Adil Samad did my spine surgery and the results have been excellent.  I feel I am improving everyday. He is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. I found his information to be very helpful in my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to anyone I know if they find themselves in need of this spine surgery.
Elizabeth W.
I had suffered intense pelvic floor pain for six plus years with multiple visits to urologists, pelvic floor therapists, chiropractors, and an acupuncturist. At best I had only received minimal, short term relief. On my very first office visit with Dr. Reina I knew he was onto something. On my second visit that was confirmed and now on my fourth, my overall pain has diminished so much that I cried from relief. Dr. Reina's concern for me and his ability to diagnose and treat me with such amazing success in such a short time is nothing short of miraculous. I thank God for the healing that has come and encourage anyone that needs help to come see him.
P. Murray
The staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute's surgery center treated my hand for trigger finger. A short but delicate surgery performed by Dr. Nydick. I was treated with care, dignity, and respect while at the surgery center. I highly recommend Dr. Nydick and Florida Orthopaedic Institute for all of your upper extremity needs.
Roger C.
After experiencing leg pain for several years, surgery on my lower back solved the problem. The pain is gone and I am regaining the ability to walk  and function normally. My thanks to all of you at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute!
Kenneth H.
This was my second hip replacement. Staff is wonderful, Dr. Lyons is incredibly skilled. Went even better than my first replacement. Services couldn't be better or more pleasant. If you need orthopaedic treatment, this is the only place to go!
Donald M.
I met Dr. Epting and he was not like the last doctor I saw. Dr. Epting took time in explaining what I needed done and how he would do the procedure. He is a very nice doctor who will spend the time with you that you need before and after surgery. I had my surgery on November 13th.  I went to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute's surgery center on Gunn Highway. From the minute I was greeted until I was wheeled to my car, I had wonderful care by everyone at the surgery center.  I cant say enough about Dr Epting and the surgery center. The care and customer service I received was more than the average.  I felt very well cared for and at ease at the  surgery center .Many thanks to Dr. Epting and the surgery center.  I highly recommend them.
Nora M.
Dr. Epting was kind, caring, and confident.  He listened to my story, gently examined my leg, and calmly explained what he recommended as next steps.  He then asked what questions I had and provided additional answers. I had surgery four days later. I so appreciated with his openness to addressing any concerns we had prior to the procedure. In addition, the pre-surgical/surgical RNs and anesthesiologist were all amazing, funny, responsive, and helpful.  The surgery went beautifully. Dr. Epting was everything you hope for in a surgeon: highly capable, experienced, responsive, caring, and direct.  I am so grateful to benefit from his skills. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience.  I would absolutely recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and really consider myself very fortunate to have had Dr. Epting as my care provider.
J N.
I had a very difficult shoulder injury that torn my labrum after having a seizure due to an adverse reaction to medication. The labrum was repaired quite nicely, however, I was still having pain and it was discovered that the arthritis in my shoulder was very advanced due to the trauma. After a second surgery to remove scar tissue with no success, Dr. Nydick finally suggested a shoulder replacement. He was hesitant due to my young age, 39, but there were no other alternatives and living in pain for years until I am older was not in the cards. The replacement went great and my recovery time was well above the normal progression. After a few months I had full range of motion and was able to take less and less of my pain medication to the point where I am pain medication free! Thank you so much Dr. Nydick for your patience and determination to fix my problem and live a pain free life from now on. You truly are a masterful surgeon and I would highly recommend Dr. Nydick to anyone in need of shoulder treatment. Dr. Nydick and the entire Florida Orthopaedic Institute staff were fantastic and I could not have had a better experience. Thanks again!
Joe B.
I am 42 years old and a lifelong runner. Three years ago, I started experiencing pain in my right hip that I thought was the result of a pulled muscle. I saw my primary care physician and he diagnosed me with just that and prescribed rest and stretching. After a year of following the doctor's orders, and multiple visits, the pain still hadn't gone away. I spent the next two years seeking opinions from other doctors and finally decided my running days were over, and I would just live with the pain. Eventually, my urologist suggested I visit Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I made an appointment to see Dr. Yi. On my first visit, he viewed prior X-rays I had done, had another set taken, and within five minutes diagnosed me with FAI. He was very thorough in his explanation of exactly what was causing my pain and how it had progressed over the past three years to the point I was at. He also explained my options for a surgical repair vs. physical therapy. I opted for the surgery which I had done a few weeks later. I am now about three months post surgery and I can only say I wish I had visited Dr. Yi three years ago when the pain first started. The recovery was minimal and I am back to normal activities, including some light running, with no pain. I would recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Yi to anyone in my situation. I really can't speak highly enough of the care and expertise he provided, especially when I had decided there was no getting better.
Edward R.
In 2016 I fell and shattered my right elbow. Dr. Pappou was on vacation and his partner Dr. Grayson attended my elbow with excellent results.  In spring of 2017, I started having problems with the thumb and forefinger of my left hand. Dr. Pappou had me do some therapy with a mobile tens unit and gave me a shot of cortisone. We worked for 5+ months and it just wasn't getting any better. Dr. Pappou said we could do surgery and I jumped at the chance. I was tired of the pain and the inconvenience.  He scheduled me for November 16th and on December 12, 2017 he released me from his care.  I've had no pain---didn't even take pain pills after surgery.  I am so HAPPY with their work! That said if I have any additional orthopaedic problems I won't go any where else.
Jerrilyn J.
I was very pleased with the preparation and surgery. It was painless. Everything was done according to schedule and the healing process seems to be working as specified. Thank you!
Luois M. Jr.
I was in severe pain in both hips for 5 years. I talked to Dr. Grayson and he said he could help. I had my first hip done on June 5th, 2017 and had my second hip done Nov. 2017. WOW! What a difference! My rehab was 3 home sessions and recovery was 10 days. Dr. Grayson was very professional and caring. I highly suggest Dr. Grayson to give you back your quality of life and then some. Thank you, Dr. Grayson for giving me my mobility back!
Tom M.
It was great to have Dr. Samad as my doctor. He was very knowledgable and explained exactly what he was going to do. I'm feeling great!
Anthony L.
I had a total ankle reconstruction with a fusion.  Dr. Roy Sanders was very thorough in explaining the procedure.  He has a very kind and calm demeanor.  The total experience was awesome.  From Dr. Sanders office to Tampa General Hospital,  I received excellent care.  Post-op was quite long but totally worth it.  I am now pain free and walking comfortably.  Kudos to Dr. Sanders and staff.
Allen s.
I saw Dr. Small for spondylitis. My pain would only let me sit 2-5 minutes and I had a large numb spot on my leg and burning at my ankles. I had back surgery. It has been 3 1/2 months and I am 100% pain free. I am walking 6 miles 4-5 times a week. I had never imagined that surgery would completely eliminate my pain. Dr. Small is the most personal medical professional I have dealt with as a patient or after working in the medical field for 20 years.
Mary Sue S.
I have been in pain for over 2 years with 2 bulging discs. I've done numerous things to try and help but nothing has worked. I was referred to a surgeon which I was extremely nervous about because I have never had surgery before and having 3 kids, 1 being special needs I had to do something because it wasn't fair to my kids. I wasn't able to be the mom I needed to be. I went in for a consultation with Dr. Samad. He came in friendly and took his time to answer any questions I had. Based on everything he went over with my MRI he recommended I have surgery. He told me to go home and talk it over with my husband and write down any questions and to make a follow up appointment. I came back with all of my questions and he answered all of them. I ended up scheduling surgery. It was the best thing for me and I am so glad I did it. Recovery wasn't bad at all. I was up walking the next day. Dr. Samad was amazing. He even called my husband to check up on me the day after we left the hospital. He gave me my life back. I am not in anymore pain. I would recommend him to anyone who asks about an orthopaedic surgeon. He's the best!
Tamara O.
I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to Dr. Nydick and his staff.  I had a severely comminuted fracture of my left wrist on 7/3/17 and live an hour north of Tampa where our Physician choice is extremely limited.  I called Florida Orthopaedic Institute on 7/5/17 and requested to be seen ASAP.  Fortunately for me, Dr. Nydick was available.  He saw me that same day and recommended surgical repair of my wrist.  I was able to have surgery on 7/7/17 and my recovery began!  Dr. Nydick did a great job repairing my shattered wrist.  I started therapy about 6 weeks later and I have a great outcome - almost full range of motion but certainly full function of my wrist.  He is kind, has exceptional skills, and he listens to your concerns and works with you to make sure you obtain optional recovery.  I could not have asked for a better physician and team to work with so, THANK YOU for giving me my left arm back!
Bev C.
I had just completed a move to Florida from Michigan and was experiencing pain in my right hip and difficulty walking. Because I’d had 4 prior orthopaedic surgeries in Michigan, I was quite upset finding out I’d needed another hip replacement to end the pain. Dr. Grayson assured me that while I’d experienced problems before, and had my last hip replacement 6 years ago, he thought I’d be pleased with the advancements made since then. He did my surgery on Dec. 11,2017. I spent 3 nights in the hospital and went home alone. I was able to care for myself without help. I used a walker for the first week.  I had home care nurses 3 times a week and also a therapist 3 times a week.  I walked without a cane around my condo in my second week. I walked into my appointment with Dr. Grayson at 16 days post-op without a cane. To ring in the New Year I drove my friend and myself to the casino where I walked around on my own with no pain and able to stay several hours. What a Happy New Year for a 71 year old widow.  I will do some out patient therapy now to regain better body strength and because I want Dr. Grayson to look at my other hip which though replaced twice in Michigan has never been right. He and his staff are an answer to prayer for finding a new area doctor who can help to keep me moving and active.
Nancy S.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Samad. He is my hero! Dr. Samad is professional, confident, understanding, kind, and an outstanding surgeon with a great bedside manner. I traveled from Lakeland to Brandon just to have Dr. Samad do my C-Spine surgery. I was really impressed with how well this surgery went. One thinks having surgery on your neck will make you really nervous but afterwards I was really surprised as it wasn't as bad as I anticipated it to be. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Right after the surgery the sharp pains going down my arms were completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Samad and if need be, I'll be back! Also, I have to shine a star on Dr. Samad's PA, Jackie, she is an angel, she is with you every step of the way!  You couldn't ask for a better team than this!
Donna D.
Dr. Saatman was very informative and straight forward. She took 45 minutes with me on the first visit. I had a herniated C6-7 disc that did not respond to shots or therapy. I ultimately had a Mobi C neck disc replacement. I woke up with instant relief and the numbness in my arm was gone. Best thing I have ever done and I'm so happy with my outcome. The staff including Nicole and M. Ferentino, PA were amazing to work with.
Meredith S.
While visiting my daughter’s family in Florida I fell and broke my elbow.  In fact, it was completely separated.  Not having any idea whom to call, Florida Orthopaedic Institute was suggested by a New York Orthopaedic doctor contact. When I called for an appointment on a Monday, I was able to see Dr. Jason Nydick the next day.  From the smiling young ladies at the front desk to Nurse Jacquie and Administrative Assistant Erica. I was treated with the utmost kindness, care, efficiency, and professionalism. When Dr. Nydick talked with me, I realized he surrounded himself with people of like qualities.  At once I felt confident in Dr. Nydick and his medical decisions.  I am definitely pleased with the results of this surgery which occurred on Nov. 20, 2017.  Already much of my range of motion has returned without having to go to rehab, but just by doing simple daily exercises on my own.  I would highly recommend Dr. Jason Nydick and his staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute to all!
Kathleen A.
I have experienced lower back pain for years.  While I would have flare ups that were extremely painful, I knew they would pass and while I could not do all the things I used to without pain or extreme caution, I could function.  I could walk, I could drive, I could power through.  I was not someone who would ever allow myself to miss a day of work for my back.  Over the last year, the flare ups became more frequent and the intensity seemed to be increasing.  I began seeing Dr. Armaghani around May of 2017.  He ordered the appropriate scans and shared with me that there was a surgery (Micro Discectomy) that could relieve a great deal of my pain due to a herniated disk at L5 S1.  The thought of surgery made me a little nervous and Dr. Armaghani worked out a plan with me to try some less invasive options first.  About 3 months later I found myself again needing to see Dr. Armaghani for another flare up.  Dr. Armaghani continued to respect my concerns about surgery and we began a plan to try some other on surgical strategies.  I experienced a change in condition unexpectedly resulting in completely debilitating pain and some other emergent symptoms.  Dr. Armaghani, his PA & ARNP collaborated and responded rapidly to get me in a facility, assessed and into surgery quickly.  As soon as I came out of surgery, I had an immediate return of function.  I also realized the pain was completely resolved.  Today, I have minimal remaining pain and cannot thank Dr. Armaghani & his staff for doing all they could to give me back my life and helping me to avoid permanent damage. Through this experience, I found Dr. Armaghani to be extremely knowledgeable & competent as well as noting he has exceptional bedside manner.  I was extremely grateful for his empathy.  When things became more urgent and other facilities had treated me like a chronic condition he listened and recognized what was occurring.  He explained what was occurring to my husband and I and he then stayed late at the hospital to make sure I received the care I needed.  My family and I will forever be grateful to him and his team. For anyone in a similar condition who is told they are a candidate for this surgery, I would say to them you don’t have to live in pain.  You don’t have to push on through just because you can.  The relief is pretty much immediate.  Don’t wait until you risk permanent damage.  Lastly, I would highly recommend Dr. Armaghani and his staff!
Melanie R.
After seeing Dr. Sellman at Florida Orthopaedic Institute's Urgent Care and one office appointment, we found out my 17 yr old's "sprained" knee was actually a torn ACL and miniscus that required surgery. We were switched to Dr. Baker and have been more than pleased. He has been very sensitive (but not too soft) to my teenage daughter explaining the surgery, recovery, and rehab process. Through the whole process he (and his staff) have answered all our questions, scheduled appointments, and returned phone calls quickly. When we had specific questions about my daughter returning to swimming competitively he found out answers and got back with us the next day about how to safely proceed. I have and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Baker to my friends and family!
Laura F.
For as horrific as an injury as my husband’s was, Florida Orthopaedic Institute was a God send.  From the front desk, intake nurses, Dr Yi (initially) and ultimately Dr. Pappou was such a wonderful experience.  Long story short, my husband fell off our boat at the boat ramp 6-7’ approx. and shattered his wrist.  We first saw Dr. Yi, who upon seeing the X-rays told us we needed to “see the hand/wrist guy”, at which point he pulls out his cell and calls the location where Dr. Pappou was seeing patients that day.  He got us in the next day, in the Palm Harbor office.  To say Dr. Ioannis Pappou is a great doctor really doesn’t describe the consummate practitioner he is.  Dr. Pappou is one of those rare specialists you get (for us, probably only once in our lifetime) who immediately calms you.  He has the most amazing bedside manner. He explains everything in such great detail, and in the most relatable way.  He ensures you understand, but doesn’t do anything that makes you feel like he’s talking down to you.  We recently had our last appointment with him, and honestly while happy with the phenomenal progress my husband has made, were also a touch sad that we won’t have any reason to see Dr. Pappou anymore.  He is a great man, all around.  Ridiculously knowledgeable in his disciplines, kind beyond belief, and quite simply a pleasure to get to work with.  Dr. Pappou, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, for putting David back together so expertly!
Margaret C.
I had a proximal humerus break in my left humerus in Feb 2016. I did not have surgery initially and went through physical therapy to try to regain my range of motion. Unfortunately, scar tissue formed and I had to have an arthroscopic release in Jun 2017 and continue physical therapy. The therapists have been excellent at continual manipulation but progress was limited. I had Dr. Ramirez look at what he thought could be impeding my progress. His ability to utilized different techniques have had a very positive effect, resulting  in my gaining additional range of motion with less pain. It has been a long road to recovery but I could not have completed it without the dedicated staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Ramirez has been the catalyst to move me further toward my goal of regaining  range of motion. Everyone at the FOI Bloomingdale Therapy center is GREAT - from the office staff to the professional therapists to  the staff physician, Dr. John Ramirez. They are always so helpful and pleasant. Even though this has been a trying experience, they made it as pleasant and fun as possible. The number 1 priority of the Bloomingdale team is always focused on your well being and helping you recover from your injury.
Gloria H.
I was very impressed with Dr. Grayson and his staff. Everything was very professional and friendly. The staff at the Physical Therapy was the same way and that's very important to my recovery. After 10 weeks I was playing golf and walking 18 holes with no pain. My life is now back to normal and I can do anything I want.
Gary S.
Dr. Garcia has a wonderful, easy-going, and comfortable bedside manner both within the office visits and if surgery was necessary.  I felt very informed at each of my office visits prior to my surgery.  Upon my surgical procedure, I was well educated in what the procedure was going to entail.  I greatly appreciated that and felt well prepared for my surgery.
Heather C.
I do not have words to explain how nice I was treated and the hospital staff was great! I love Dr. Nydick, he is an excellent doctor. Each day I am feeling better hoping to go fishing in the near future. Thanks Dr. Nydick!
Jose R.
I have been to several orthopaedic doctors over the years but Dr. Armaghani has gone above and beyond of what a doctor would do. I've had low back pain with sciatica going down the legs and it got to a point where I wanted to give up. Thanks to him I am now pain free! My experience with him and his office is a 5 star in my book. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of help.  I know a lot of people don't take the time to write a great review but I think it's important to let people know there are wonderful doctors out there like Dr. Armaghani. Thanks for making my life pain free!
Susan J.
Dr. Grayson performed a total hip replacement for me.  I highly recommend him as he is highly skilled. I found him to be very patient, thorough in explaining what needed to be done, and what to expect post-surgery.
Reva T.
My story is not unique, but I am so grateful for Dr. Bernasek and his staff, that I feel the need to share it! Knee replacement for me was delayed for 30+ years (my choice).  All the knee replacement horror stories convinced me that the procedure would be a nightmare.  For some reason retiring to Florida in May of 2017 convinced me that my quality of life was important and knee surgery for me was a necessity.  At 69 years of age staying mobile and active was important and finding Florida Orthopaedic Institute changed my life! Dr. Bernasek performed my total knee replacement surgery on January 16, 2018.  Preparing for the actual date involved incredible scheduling and planning on the part of Dr. Bernasek’s staff and the personnel at Tampa General Hospital, both before and after the procedure.  The level of professionalism on all levels provided me with the confidence to move forward. My recovery has been remarkable.  As of this date, February 16, 2018, I am walking unassisted and without pain.   Bring on the next 30+ years!  
Barb F.
What a great experience. I've had a sports injury with daily pain for over 9 months and I was told by other doctors there is nothing that can be done other than surgery. Dr. Sellman's diagnosis and treatments were spot on! I got better and got back into playing sports in less than two months. Thank you, Dr. Sellman!
Kal S.
Great day to have an appointment! Office was calm and the wait time was reasonable. Appreciated the snack tray that Ms. Aleisha walked around with, with a smile. Love the staff here but in particular Jeanette and Bianca who helped me through some dark experiences. Keep up the good work and keep Dr. Lyons here for us!!
Gloria A.
Dr. Roy Sanders the very best orthopaedic surgeon and all around great guy!! In 1996 I had my first total ankle replacement, in 1996 he did the other ankle. Over the years I had many problems with my ankles. Dr Sanders never gave up on me and I never gave up on him. I still have both replacements with modifications. There was nothing left to my left ankle when I first met Dr, Sanders. I was told by other doctors that I needed to have it amputated. I had such confidence in Dr. Sanders from the first, he told me all the risks up front. I am still walking 22 years later, thank you for always being there for me. A big shout out to Nancy, you are a sweetheart.
Amelia G.
My son, Kevin, had a seizure July 2017 and fell, which resulted in a severe fracture of his left upper arm. Dr. Pappou was recommended by Kevin's primary physician. Going into surgery, Dr. Pappou explained that due to the severity of the fracture, he had several options to repair the bones, one of which was a shoulder replacement. He repaired Kevin's bones without the shoulder replacement and after several months of physical therapy, Kevin has full use of his left arm. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappou for this type of injury.
Mary Ellen G.
I just wanted to say that Dr. Walling did a wonderful job on my ankle. But I really wanted to give credit to his secretary Ann Marie. The process of replacing my ligaments was a long tedious and confusing one. All the medical procedures, terms and in general the whole process could be very confusing. But I always knew that if I called Ann Marie that everything would be OK. She was always kind, courteous, informative, and always returned my calls in a timely fashion. She made the whole process much more palatable as it was a very trying time for me. I always knew she would be there for me. I cannot tell you how important that was to me and should be to your whole practice. Thank you Dr Walling and thank you Anne Marie.
Dennis P.
In Feb of 2018 I severed a tendon, in my hand, causing my thumb to quit working, properly. Dr. Jason Nydick reattached the severed tendon and got me started on being able to use my thumb again. It is now one month later and my rehab is progressing well!
Patrick S.
I ruptured my Achilles Tendon playing pickle ball. Dr. Yi examined me, sent me to the necessary MRI the same day. Understanding I was unable to walk on it and was in great pain, he scheduled surgery within the week. The surgery went well! Praise God for using the team to repair my Achilles. Follow-ups were in and out and fairly quick. He didn't force me to conform to a protocol, but worked with me to adjust according to my progress and abilities. Too often I have had other orthopaedists push me to the point of reinjury. He encouraged me and gave me limits that I could understand. It is 4 months post-op and I am walking with a natural gate and minimal swelling when I push it during exercise class. Thank you Dr. Yi!
Grace L.
I injured my knee on the job. I have been treated by Dr. Infante, Dr. Zaffer, and Dr. Barna. These three doctors are the BEST hands down! I look forward to all my appointments with them and my treatments have been the best. They are the most caring, personal, and compassionate doctors I’ve ever been seen by. Florida Orthopaedic Institute you all have three of the best doctors on your team. Keep them on the team!
Valencia S.
I just wanted to let everyone with TATTOO's know that this Doctor is awesome! I had a Distal Bicep repair done on my sleeved right arm. I was very concerned that my art work was going to be destroyed by this surgery. Dr. Nydick and his assistant not only repaired my arm back to 100% but the incredible part is you can't even tell that there was an incision in my arm! I am extremely pleased with the outcome of both. Thank you for the great work!
Tim M.
Office visits were prompt, and Dr. Grayson explained my problems and how he would fix me up to have a very normal life without pain. After operation he came to hospital each day giving me support in my healing!
Eleanor F.
Two months ago almost to the day Dr. Miranda performed a total hip replacement on my right hip. He used new technology to custom-fit the artificial implant in my hip, based X-Rays and MRI's. He also performed the surgery using the anterior approach, from the front of the hip/thigh, which reduces recovery time. I am one happy patient. I did my physical therapy religiously, but every therapist I worked with was impressed with how quickly I went from walker to cane (2 weeks) to no cane (2 weeks) to riding bikes and golfing (7 weeks from surgery). I am a 61 year old woman who is relatively active and at least 30 pounds overweight. I feel like a new woman who can once again enjoy the sports and activities I love. Dr. Miranda did a superior job and I felt that I had a surgeon who is up on the latest advancements regarding total hip replacement surgery. Thank you Dr. Miranda.
Lisa J.
Dr. Samad diagnosed the cause of my back pain and after a trial of PT without relief, we discussed my options. He recommended that I be seen by Pain Medicine since it was a less invasive treatment to see if that provided relief for my pain. Dr. Samad was so kind and went above and beyond to make me comfortable and answered all my questions. The Pain Medicine MD that Dr. Samad suggested I see was wonderful, providing pain relief with an ablation. I will certainly have Dr. Samad do my back surgery if this becomes necessary in the future. I would certainly recommend Dr. Samad to family and friends. Thanks Dr. Samad!
Cherri T.
After seeing two great orthopaedists in Atlanta, I decided to try Dr. Gustke with his robotic arm assisted knee replacement. I'm beyond thrilled. Everything was so smooth from first appointment to all the help from Monica, education seminar, superior surgery and scar, recovery and inpatient at Tampa General, home PT with Kendra, post-op care from Dr. Gustke's office, and PT at FOI Palm Harbor with Steve, Alphonso, and Megan. It's been so professional. All my doctors and PT friends are so impressed with my scar and quick recovery. When I have my second knee done next year when this snowbird returns, it will be with Dr. Gustke and FOI. They are 5 stars in every aspect of patient care from a phone call to front desk through better outcomes than expected! Thank you!
Nancy O.
I have received the best care one could expect from the staff at FOI. The front desk representative Alishia B is helpful and one of the most professional assistants that I have ever met .
James C.
Dr. Grayson is an easy man to talk to and very accommodating. My surgery was scheduled quickly and my hospital stay was fast and comfortable. The staff was wonderful!  I am in my fourth week of recovery and doing great. Thank you, Dr. Grayson and all your staff!
Maryann B.
While in Mexico, I fell, and was advised I could not travel with the fractures without surgery. In Mexico, the multiple fractured femur was repaired, with instructions to follow up with an Orthopaedic in the US.  After weeks of searching, and many denials, Dr. Mir was the only Orthopeadist who would see me consent to correct the previous incorrect surgery that had been preformed. Dr. Mir's expertise,  his excellent surgical skill, his caring and compassion has given me the ability to walk again. I am forever grateful to Dr. Mir for taking on my most difficult case, and giving me such great hope for my recovery. My deepest respect to Dr. Mir, his staff, and Tampa General Hospital.
Elaine
Dr. Grayson listened as I described the issues I was having related to a 5k run after not having run in 10 years.  I could hardly walk when I got to the office.  He checked me out, made  a diagnosis, and had me walking again in 30 minutes.  He thoroughly described my injury and how to treat it for a week and conducted a follow up just to insure my quality of health.
Vincent W.
I'm a 62 yr. old male that 15 days ago received a total hip replacement by Dr. Grayson. Due to his talented skills I've been walking without a cane after the 10th day and went back to the gym and worked upper body for 40 minutes. I had my other hip replaced back in Pa., 5 years ago which was a total disaster compared to this. I've been walking 30 minutes every morning starting on my 9th day post-op. His staff has been excellent especially Christina who gave me confidence in Dr. Grayson's abilities. I fully recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Grayson! I personally want to thank Dr. Grayson for giving 12 years of his life in Medical education to make my life better!
John S.
I had an excellent experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute with Dr. Clare. I had previously undergone a partial foot amputation by other doctors in Winter Haven. Afterwards my foot healed crooked and atrophied. I went to 5 other doctors that either didn't want to touch it or wanted to amputate more of the foot to "fix" the problem.  I finally was referred to Dr. Clare and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.  After the initial consultation Dr. Clare told me that he could perform surgery to fix it. We scheduled an operating date and within 6 weeks I was in a boot and walking around.  The whole staff was friendly and knowledgeable.  They treated me with respect, listened to me, and answered all of my questions.  Without any reservations I would highly recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and give them a 5☆☆☆☆☆ rating!
Kenneth S.
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My experience with having a total knee replacement was stellar! Dr. Grayson is a skilled orthopaedic surgeon that I give the highest rating to of any physician I have experienced. He has a pleasant personality that any patient would feel comfortable with. I've heard horror stories of knee replacements in the past from friend’s experiences, but that was not my experience at all. There was no pain whatsoever. The home therapy as well as outpatient therapy at Dr. Grayson's facility was nothing but superb. As soon as you wake up from the surgery you're walking and will go home the next day! I was using a walker for a week, a cane for three days after that, and riding my bike again in four weeks post-surgery. Several of my friends have taken my recommendation to have their knee surgery with Dr. Grayson and have had the same wonderful experience!
Linda V.
I broke my wrist in two places while on a trip to NC. The doctor there was able to take care of one break but not the other. Upon returning to Tampa, I had just a few days to find a hand orthopedic doctor - not easy if you do not have one on speed dial. I finally went to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute on South Dale Mabry. Dr. Garcia was the doctor there that day. He evaluated my situation, and scheduled surgery for that same week. Dr. Garcia is a kind, caring and thorough surgeon. He listens to patients concerns, answers all questions, and sincerely wants to see the patient fully functional again. I consider myself very fortunate to have found such an excellent surgeon and would recommend him to anyone.  
Joy P.
Dr. Mighell performed rotary cuff surgery on my right shoulder. I am pleased with my overall experience from the pertain to postcare. Dr. Mighell has a dynamite personality and I love that he wears jazzy socks!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Reina's for almost 15 years. I have been to other chiropractors in the past, but have never experienced a chiropractor with his extensive knowledge and capabilities. Dr. Reina takes the time to listen, evaluate every issue of your medical condition, and works his magic to take away the pain without over adjusting your body. I recommend him to all my friends and family who suffer from various body pains and back issues.
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This is my second surgery with Dr. Stone and his staff and I am completely satisfied with their professionalism and customer service. All of my questions and concerns were answered. Dr. Stone and his team are one of the best surgical teams I've ever had operate on me and I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone in need of great care.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Stone on a recurring basis and if I have a problem with hands or wrist, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the first place I call.
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This visit was one of a kind. I was so impressed with the Doctor and his staff!
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I am very happy with Florida Orthopaedic Institute's services and staff. I have been going to Florida Orthopaedic Institute for different reasons for over ten years. Now, I am seeing Dr. Tresser. He provides me with excellent care, but more importantly he gives me the confidence and puts my mind to rest. Thank you all!!
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The care I have received under Dr. Bernasek has been excellent, far better than I anticipated. I do not dread appointments there, as I do with some other providers. Altogether, a highly professional office!
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Dr. Watson is an excellent, caring surgeon. I was up and about very quickly following a total hip replacement with very few restrictions. This experience turned out to be less stressful and much easier than anticipated.
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We can easily see how important Claudia is to Dr. Watson and Florida Orthopaedic Institute. As busy as the office is, she always gets the patient name and information right. I called from the car on the way home from Alabama after a fall on my new knee. She was able to make me an appointment. A few days later, it was busy and she still had time for a hug. Dr. Watson is such a professional. While looking at my knee, he pointed out some swelling in both lower legs, and he suggested that I see my primary care doctor. I did a few days later and he is running some tests as Dr. Watson's keen eye was right on the mark and knew something was not right. I've seen Dr. Watson a number of times and he is always comforting, tries all routes before surgery, and a great diagnostician. I'll keep recommending FOI to my friends and family.
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I have recommended Florida Orthopaedic Institute to so many people. I have always been very impressed with their professionalism, ease of scheduling appointments, responsiveness of the physicians, cleanliness of the facilities and responsiveness of the physician's administrative assistant. I will continue to recommend them!
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Dr. Grayson is an excellent doctor. He is very informative, helpful and a great listener. Christina, his assistant, is excellent in her responsiveness and courtesy. They are an excellent team and I am very grateful to have them as my providers. All of the front desk staff and x-ray technicians are equally professional, friendly and courteous. Thank you!
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In my opinion, Dr. Grayson is GREAT. Most importantly, he treats you like a human being and not a machine. He talks with you, explains your procedure, your actual condition and much more. His assistant, Christina, is also GREAT. Very professional, considerate and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Garcia is a miracle worker, the talented one, but we know his administrative assistant keeps all things organized. I am thankful and blessed to have Dr. Garcia taking care of my medical needs. I appreciate Dr. Garcia and his team for everything they do.
Carolyn M.
After seeing 5 Orthopedic Doctors, four wanted to amputate my right leg below the knee. The other Orthopedic Doctor, World Renowned from Orlando didn't want to help me at all. Dr. Clare consulted with me, explained his procedure and suggestion for me saving my leg. He and his staff treated us with respect and answered all of our questions to our satisfaction. Six weeks after the surgery I was up and walking on my own leg. I cannot thank Dr. Clare and Florida Orthopedic Institute enough.
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Great Doctor! Dr. Palumbo explains all options that are available for your condition and respects your decisions.
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I took my mother to see Dr Barna. We found him to be patient, thorough and empathetic with her situation. I’d recommend him and his practice without hesitation.
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Dr. Barna changed my life.  He took the time to explain what my issue was and gave me various treatment options.  He exceeded my expectations. His staff is very welcoming and they take the time to guide you in the process. Carlos, his assistant, also helped me understand the next steps to take.
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Compassionate, competent and thorough!
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Dr. Barna understood my concerns, questions, and spent the necessary time to explain what my options were. He was very professional!
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Dr. Jackson is a very thorough & knowledgeable physician. Thank you, Dr. Jackson!
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Dr. Barna was personable, knowledgeable, and thorough.  
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Communication was so easy with Dr. Grayson and his staff. I am 83 years old and was not sure I was a candidate for surgery. He assured me that I could walk again without pain. Not only can I walk without pain but my 6 week recovery time was less and my leg was straight. Thank you, Dr. Grayson. I think you preformed a miracle.
Betty B
If you have to go to a spine specialist I definitely recommend Dr. Armaghani. He is thorough, friendly and answers any questions you may have. He is an excellent doctor and his staff is friendly and welcoming.
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Dr. Grayson took time to answer any questions and address any concerns we had regarding my husband's knew replacement. He uses devices that have a longstanding success rate and his procedural techniques and surgical follow up seem to be what is best for the patient and their recovery. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! Thank you Dr. Grayson for your kind, considerate and compassionate manner, as well as your superior surgery skills!
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Finally! Thank you Dr. Reina for helping with my vertigo. I have spent the last couple years searing for someone to help me. I have had X-rays, MRI's, and multiple other tests with no relief. I walked out of Dr. Reina's office feeling so much better. My vertigo is GONE!
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Finding the best surgeon for me was a serious thing. I read alot of reviews and spoke with alot of friends. I am so glad I found FOI and Dr Garcia. He operated on both of my shoulders for rotator cuff injuries between 2012 and 2018, and I can truly say he is a very competent surgeon who cares about his patients. Even though at times he was very busy he always took time to answer every question I had and I never felt rushed. I have recommended him to many friends, coworkers and acquaintances.
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Dr. Samad is very easy to interface with--no superiority attitude. Excellent job on explaining what to expect and very understanding of my feeling and anxiousness to move on. Cautioned me on what not to do and what would be appropriate activities at this point in my recovery. I can not say enough for his personal and professional approach to me as a patient.
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We have been very pleased since our first appointment with Dr. Baker. He and his staff scheduled my daughters' surgery very quickly to get her in during Christmas break from college. He explained the procedure and my seventeen year old daughter felt completely at ease. Since surgery, he and his office staff have always been pleasant and quickly responsive. He has even done research into my daughter's sport to safely get her back into shape and competing. Highly recommend this great doctor!
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Dr. Samad recently performed an anterior cervical decompression and fusion on my C4-5 and C5-6 vertebrae. He and his staff are very friendly and personable. While I was in the hospital, Dr. Samad came in each morning and evening to talk with me and see how I was doing. I would recommend Dr. Samad to family and friends.
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A great doctor! Extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Dr. Nydick gave me my life back after almost losing my hand. The staff was friendly and very accommodating.
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I had a fall in Mexico and was advised I could not travel with the fractures I sustained without injury. In Mexico, the multi-fractured femur was repaired with instructions to follow up with an orthopedist in America. After weeks of searching and so many denials from orthopedists, Dr. Mir was the only one who would see me and consent to correct the original incorrect surgery. His ability, expertise, excellent surgical skills and compassion gave me the ability to walk again. I am forever grateful for Dr. Mir and his staff for taking on my difficult case and giving me such great hope for my recovery. My deepest respect for Dr. Mir, his staff and Tampa General Hospital.
Lainie B.
I have been very pleased with Dr. Nydick. He has performed two surgeries after a crushing dog bite injury to my hand. I find that Dr. Nydick is soft spoken, friendly and to the point. All in all, Dr. Nydick wants me to be better and live pain free. Thank you, Dr. Nydick, for caring and doing what is best for me.
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Dr. Watson is a fine doctor and a fine gentleman. I feel confident with the way he examined and diagnosed my condition. I listened to all that he had to say then was able to ask my questions. I surely recommend Dr. Watson and Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Thank you, Dr. Watson.
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I would highly recommend using Dr. Miranda if you need a total hip replacement. He recently performed one on my right hip, using the anterior approach. He also used customized artificial implant to ensure I have improved stability and flexibility. He is very skilled and makes it a point to keep up with any available improvements to offer to his patients. I am 61 years old and had surgery two months ago. I have been driving for weeks, riding a bike (stationary and traditional) and golfing!
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After being told by several doctors that I needed a full shoulder replacement, I was referred to Dr. Mighell. During my appointment, he was very personable. My surgery could not have gone better! If you are considering shoulder surgery, do yourself a huge favor and make an appointment with Dr. Mighell. It will be one of the best decisions that you could ever make and you will greatly enjoy his staff. Dr. Mighell is one of the nicest, most kind, caring men I have known. His staff is just like him, always ready to help or answer any questions.
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Dr. Stone is an exceptional Doctor whom I trust completely. He and his staff make you feel like you are their only patient!
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I have received the best care one could expect from the staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The front desk representative, Alishia, is one of the most professional and helpful employees I have ever met.
James C.
Dr. Palumbo is one of the finest doctors I have ever met and had the pleasure of having him care for me. I went to see him for a bad right hip and the first thing he did after reviewing my x-ray was offer alternative treatment. We proceeded with physical therapy and injections, both of which were helpful. When I did have surgery, he explained the complete procedure to me and answered all of my questions. He made sure that I understood everything. The surgery was easy and I was back to 90% in three months. Thank you, Dr. Palumbo.
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I have nothing but praise for Dr. Miranda and every member of staff with which I have come in contact with during my visits there. As a matter of fact, my wife went with me today for the discussion about my upcoming knee replacement surgery. She was amazed by the staff service, promptness, the way we both were treated and how every single question we had was fully answered. All she had to say was, "you are in good hands, that Doctor knows what he is doing!"
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Everyone was just wonderful and very caring. Thank you all for helping me through this time and surgery. Thank you to Dr. Grayson and Christina.
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I appreciate Dr. Stone's discussion of my issue and his careful, honest listing of opinions. He was very professional and informative.
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I suffered a torn bicep tendon six months ago and sought out the help of a highly recommended orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mighell, at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. This was my very first surgery where I had to receive general anesthesia. So to say the least, I was a bit nervous. When I met Dr. Mighell, he calmed my nerves and explained the procedure in detail. He fit me into his schedule early and performed a distal bicep repair with no complications. I went through the recommended physical therapy and now, six month post operation, I am 99% back to my full range of motion with no limitations. Dr. Mighell and his nurse, Rita, treated me with the utmost respect and care throughout this entire process. I would highly recommend Dr. Mighell if you have any orthopedic injury of your own. Also, I am a registered nurse with sixteen years of operating room experience. Thank you, Dr. Mighell!!
Mark C.
Dr. Sanders is a wonderful surgeon, he continues to do what is needed to help me get better. He never rushes me, he listens to my concerns and tries to help me understand what needs to get done. His administrative assistant, Nancy, is the best!! The whole staff is amazing!
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Thank you for another successful shoulder replacement surgery! At five and a half months post-surgery, I am able to do anything I want with both arms and experience no pain. Of course, exercising has been key. From a USAF/NC Veteran and a retired operating room nurse, I know you will give many more patients the gift of pain free movement for years to come. I am so glad I chose you for both my shoulder replacements at 75 and 85 years of age.
Virginia S.
My son sustained a hip injury while playing high school baseball. We were recommended to see Dr. Adam Morse. He 'fit us in' to his schedule since it was a Friday and it was suggested we not wait until Monday to be seen by a physician. Dr. Morse was outstanding! Not only did he explain the injury, but he took the time to answer every question we had. My son had many questions, as he was devastated to be injured during his sport season. However, Dr. Morse was encouraging, without making any promises. He showed him how to continue upper body training and discussed what our next steps should be. Our son went into the appointment defeated and emerged with hope. With each follow-up visit, there was progress in his recovery. Dr. Morse performed the exercises with my son and corrected him as needed, so my son would perform the exercises correctly at home. With Dr. Morse's recommendations, my son was able to play his first game of the season this past week! We highly recommend Dr. Morse, not only for his medical knowledge, but his commitment and care to his patients.
Lillian G.
Dr. Palumbo and his staff; Brian Hensley, PA-C, and Aisha Oleabhiele, Administrative Assistant, were among the finest medical professionals that have ever treated me. Dr. Palumbo is not only an excellent surgeon, he is caring, personable and absolutely committed to making you better. My total knee replacement surgery and recovery has been very successful. The care and guidance I received from Dr. Palumbo was incredible and this staff deserves all the credit. All I can say is thank you so very much for pain-free walking.
Elizabeth L.
I went to Dr. Yi for left hip pain. After I answered a few questions and had a manipulation exam, I was diagnosed with Bursitis in my hip joint. Dr. Yi gave me a shot in my hip and the soreness subsided almost immediately. He also provided comprehensive exercises to avoid a return of my pain. I am totally satisfied with his professional care and suggested treatment. Now, days later, my hip feels fine. Many thanks to Dr. Yi, I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Palumbo responded to my questions and concerns in a great way. I had a very bad experience with a different doctor at a different facility, but I am totally satisfied with Dr. Palumbo and his staff. I would recommend him, his staff and Florida Orthopaedic Institute 100%.
Ralph M.
I was a patient of Dr. Lyon's back in 2010 and he saved my leg.  He told my wife that I came within hours of losing my leg due to staff infection. Dr. Lyon's is a super man and a wonderful doctor and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him.  He is a phenomenally person and I do appreciate it so much.  Thank you, thank you!
Don
My son, Kevin, had a seizure in July of 2017 and fell. This fall resulted in a severe fracture of his left upper arm. Dr. Pappou was recommended by Kevin's primary care physician. Going into surgery, Dr. Pappou explained that due to the severity of the fracture, he had a few options to repair the bones, one of which was a shoulder replacement. He repaired Kevin's bones without the shoulder replacement and after several months of physical therapy, Kevin has full use of his left arm. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappou for this type of injury.
Mary G.
I tried other options for repairing my right knee, which had degenerated a great deal and was painful. I met with Dr. Yi after having an x-ray. We looked at it together and he suggested I have a full knee replacement. I had the surgery in November and I followed the exercise instructions. It was painful for a few weeks at the site. It is now February and I am practically back to normal- 90% improvement. I made a wise decision to have Dr. Yi do the surgery. He did an excellent job.
Barbara M.
What a great experience! I had a sports injury and experienced daily pain for over nine months, I was told by other doctors there is nothing that can be done other than surgery. Dr. Sellman's diagnosis and treatment plan were spot on. I am better and I am back to playing sports in less than two months. Thank you, Dr. Sellman.
Kal S.
I have been to several orthopedic doctors over the years, Dr. Armaghani has gone above and beyond what a doctor would do. I have had lower back pain with sciatica going down my legs and it got to the point where I wanted to give up. Thanks to Dr. Armaghani, I am now pain free!!! My experience with him and his office is five stars in my book. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of help. I know a lot of people may not take the time to write a great review, but I think it is important to let people know there are wonderful doctors out there like Dr. Armaghani. Thank you for making my life pain free!!!
Susan J.
This was my first experience with Dr. Samad. I have been extremely happy with the level of care. He is not only skilled in his field, but has taken the time to explain in detail, from start to finish, his plan for treatment.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Samad to anyone. I was in so much pain and nervous, but he walked me step-by-step through the process all the way up to my surgery date. His assistant was awesome too, she worked with me thorough all of the scheduling conflicts as well as made sure my surgery took place. You do not get many doctors that care about your well-being like Dr. Samad.
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Dr. Pappou successfully operated on and resolved the problem with trigger finger on my right ring finger and thumb. He quickly analyzed the problem. Surgery was conveniently scheduled. I did not require physical therapy during the healing period nor thereafter. His office staff if friendly and efficient. Dr. Pappou is friendly, yet quick and efficient.
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Dr. Samad is a fabulous doctor. He knows exactly what he is doing and treats his patients like his own family. He took my mother's shooting pains away after one procedure. We are incredibly happy with the results. We are grateful for Dr. Samad and his team. I recommend him.
Gloria J.
I am an orthopedic surgeon from India. I was at Florida Orthopaedic Institute on a Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction Clinic Research Fellowship. It is a well-known fact that Dr. Frankle is a world-famous reverse shoulder replacement surgeon. He is also a designer of Encore Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis. I used to see him perform this surgery at Tampa General Hospital. He is a perfect surgeon and clinician. He would not leave the job unless it is perfectly done. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any shoulder and elbow surgery. I am thankful for him for the learning opportunity that he gave me.
Niranjan D.
Love, love, love this Doctor! His office is well managed and well run. Dr. Sellman is quirky and very knowledgeable. He makes procedures that would normally hurt not hurt at all! He is up to date on all the latest techniques and his office is definitely state of the art. I went to see him for a knee problem and he quickly diagnosed me on the very first visit. I will never see a different orthopedic doctor as long as he is in town. I would give him more than five stars if I could.
Trena G.
Dr. Yi and the entire staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Citrus Park is wonderful! Dr. Yi answered all of my questions and did a great job taking care of me! The entire staff was helpful, courteous, and professional. The facility is very impressive! It is clean and easy to get everything done in one place. I could see Dr. Yi for my appointment, get x-rays, MRI, as well as have my surgery in the same facility, all under one roof! Great place. I highly recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Yi. They have many highly qualified Doctors on staff, I am sure you would be in good hands with any of them. My entire experience there was pleasant and successful! Thank you!
Pat C.
I was very impressed with Dr. Grayson and his staff. Everyone was very professional and friendly. The Physical Therapy staff was the same way and very important to my recovery. After ten weeks, I was playing golf and walking eighteen holes with no pain. My life is back to normal and I can do anything I want.
Gary S.
Dr. Bernasek did my hip replacement. He did a great job. I would recommend him to everybody I know.
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I am a patient of Dr. Mir's and I feel confident that I am in the care of an excellent health professional. Dr. Mir is a highly ethical professional, a human being of great quality, and trustworthy. If you ever have orthopedic problems, do not hesitate to consult Dr. Mir. I am so grateful!
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Dr. Baker presents himself as a true professional and highly qualified. I would be honored to have him as my orthopedic doctor or surgeon. He showed the ultimate concern and offered his services if needed in the future, I found this most reassuring considering he is not my current surgeon. Thank you, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, and Dr. Baker. I would recommend his facility and staff to friends and family members in need of orthopedic services.
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I have been going to Dr. Frankle for ten years. He is an excellent surgeon and I have recommended him to many people, I think that he is excellent.
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Thank you for having the confidence that I was healthy enough for you to operate on my back and make my life normal again. I cannot say enough how wonderful you and your staff are, please say thank you to them.
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I had surgery on my neck on December 21st and Dr. Samad eased the stress and anxiety I was feeling just by his bedside manners. Dr. Samad is a very caring and loving doctor. Not once was I worried about his knowledge of the procedure he was performing. I just had my three week checkup and all is good. Thank you for all that you do!
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I had a torn rotator cuff, a dislocation of my shoulder, and a fracture. It was literally a big mess! I went to Dr. Baker and he took a personal interest in my situation. He was very sympathetic and assured me he would do everything possible so I would regain full motion in my shoulder. Dr. Baker is amazing! He performed my surgery and everything went perfectly! As of today, I have full range of motion in my shoulder! Thank you, Dr. Baker, for everything you did for me! I would recommend Dr. Baker to everyone!
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I found Dr. Walling to be very professional, knowledgeable, and extremely competent. Should I ever decide to proceed with foot surgery, he would be the surgeon to perform it.
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Excellent care and very professional staff. They are run like a well-oiled machine. Thank you!
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Dr. Pappou is very personable, professional, and detailed. His staff is nice and efficient. His care and experience are top notch and he has taken care of my family and I this past year.
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Samad. He is my hero! Dr. Samad is the whole package... professional, confident, understanding, kind, and an outstanding surgeon with a great bedside manner. I traveled from Lakeland to Brandon just to have Dr. Samad perform my c-spine surgery. I was impressed with how well this surgery went. When someone thinks to have surgery on your neck, it can be nerve racking. However, after surgery I was surprised it was not nearly as bad as I anticipated. In fact, it was one the best decisions I have ever made. Right after the surgery the sharp pains going down my arms were completely gone. I highly recommend Dr. Samad and if need be, I will be back! Also, I have to shine a star on Dr. Samad's MA, Jackie, she is an angel. She is with you every step of the way! You could not ask for a better team than this!
Donna D.
Dr. Lyons performed a total knee replacement on my right knee. He used what they call a "gender specific knee" specifically designed for women which made a lot of sense to me. Following the procedure, I was able to regain almost all of my knee motion after only a few weeks. I lived in a two story home at the time, and with the help of my in-home therapist, I was completely pain free and walking around without a cane or walker in no time. Words cannot convey my gratitude to Dr. Lyons because I am able to do all the things that are important to me including yoga, traveling with my family, and enjoying my life without pain.
Linda V.
Dr. Mighell's surgical skill for my right shoulder replacement have been excellent. Dr. Mighell and his staff have answered all of my questions and have been available to me whenever needed. The hospital entrance staff, nurses, pre-operative, and post-operative personnel were excellent and caring. Even the hospital room and nursing staff were top notch. I cannot say enough nice things about the entire process. This was my seventeenth surgery in my lifetime and I can say that it was the best. Thank you, Dr. Mighell, and your entire staff, both at the office and hospital!
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Dr. Nydick is the best doctor ever. Thank you so much.
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I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for Dr. Nydick and his staff. I had a severely comminuted fracture of my left wrist. I live an hour north of Tampa where our physician choice is extremely limited. I called Florida Orthopaedic Institute on July 5th and requested an appointment as soon as possible. Fortunately for me, Dr. Nydick was available. He saw me that same day and recommended surgical repair of my wrist. I was able to have surgery on July 7th and my recovery began! Dr. Nydick did a great job repairing my shattered wrist. I started therapy about six weeks later and I have a great outcome-almost full range of motion is back and I have full function of my wrist. He is kind, has exceptional surgical skills, listens to your concerns, and works with you to make sure you obtain recovery. I could not have asked for a better physician and team to work with. Thank you for giving me my left arm back!
Bev C.
After an evening of skipping with my five year old niece, my Achilles tendon snapped. After eighteen hours in two different emergency rooms, my sister learned about Florida Orthopaedic Institute and I was able to see Dr. Epting. Dr. Epting was kind, caring, and confident. He listened to our story, gently examined my leg, and calmly explained what he recommended as my next steps. He asked us what questions we had and provided additional answers. I had surgery four days later. Dr. Epting spoke with my mom and friend in the lobby, again offering to answer any questions they had. He came to say hello to me prior to surgery and answered additional questions. I appreciated his openness to address concerns we had prior to the procedure. It alleviated a lot of anxiety. In addition, pre-surgical nurses, surgical nurses, and anesthesiologist were all amazing, funny, responsive, and helpful. The surgery went beautifully. I am looking forward to my two week follow-up. Dr. Epting was everything you could hope for in a surgeon; highly capable, responsive, caring, and direct. I am so grateful to benefit from his skills. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience. I would absolutely recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Jen N.
Dr. Yi is caring and personable. He took his time and talked with me in order to truly understand my problem. He also did a thorough check of the area causing me pain and was able to recommend treatment options. I would go back to Dr. Yi anytime I ever need his expertise.
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I was pleased to obtain an appointment so soon.  Dr. Nydick and his staff were great and I would highly recommend them.
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Five stars all the way! Great doctor with a great staff. I have been seeing Dr. Garlick for several years now and I am very happy with the care that I have received.
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Dr. Yi was excellent! He gave a clear diagnosis, answered all of my questions, and offered solutions to my knee issue. The staff members were efficient, fast, and extremely customer friendly. This was probably the best patient experience that I have ever had. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to my friends and family!
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I had a total ankle reconstruction with a fusion. Dr. Roy Sanders was very thorough in explaining my procedure. He has a kind and calm demeanor. The entire experience I had was awesome. From Dr. Sander's office to Tampa General Hospital, I received excellent care. I am now pain free and walking comfortably. Kudos to Dr. Sanders and his staff!  
Allen S.
It was great to have Dr. Samad as my doctor. He was very knowledgeable and explained the exact procedure he was going to perform. Today, I am feeling great!
Anthony L.
I am forty-two years old and a lifelong runner. Three years ago, I started experiencing pain in my right hip that I thought was a pulled muscle. I saw my primary care physician and he diagnosed me with just that and prescribed rest and stretching. After a year of following the doctor's orders, the pain had still not gone away. I spent the next two years seeking opinions from other doctors, where I finally decided my running days were over, and I would live with the pain. Then, my urologist suggested I visit Florida Orthopaedic Institute where I made an appointment to see Dr. Yi. On my first visit, he viewed prior x-rays I had done, had another set taken, and within five minutes diagnosed me with FAI. He was very thorough in his explanation of exactly what was causing my pain and how it progressed over the past three years. He also explained my options for a surgical repair vs physical therapy. I opted for the surgery which I had done a few weeks later. I am now three months post-surgery and I can only say I wish I had visited Dr. Yi three years ago when my pain first started. The recovery was minimal and I am back to normal activities, including some light running, with no pain. I would recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Yi to anyone in my situation. I really cannot speak highly enough of the care and expertise he provided, especially when I had decided there was no getting better.
Edward R.
I was in severe pain in both hips for five years. I made an appointment with Dr. Grayson and he assured me that he could help with my pain. I had surgery on one hip in June of 2017 then my second hip surgery took place in November. Wow, what a difference! My rehab consisted of three home sessions and my recovery period was ten days after each surgery. Dr. Grayson was very professional and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Grayson to give you your quality of life back and then some. Thank you, Dr. Grayson, for giving me my mobility back!
Tom M.
In 2016, I fell and shattered my right elbow. Dr. Pappou was on vacation and his partner, Dr. Grayson, attended to my elbow with excellent results. In spring of 2017, I started having problems with the thumb and forefinger of my left hand. Dr. Pappou recommended physical therapy and gave me a shot of cortisone. Together, we worked for five months and I was not getting better. Dr. Pappou then recommended surgery and I jumped at this opportunity. My surgery took place on November 16th and today, December 12th, he has released me from his care. I have had no pain, I did not even take pain pills after surgery. I am so happy with their work, should I have any additional orthopedic problems, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the only place I would go!
Jerrilyn J.
I had a severe injury that tore my labrum after having a seizure due to an adverse reaction to medication. The labrum was repaired nicely however, I was still in pain and developed arthritis in my shoulder due to the trauma. Dr. Nydick suggested a shoulder replacement. He and I were hesitant due to my young age, thirty-nine years old, but there were no other alternatives and living in pain was no longer an option. The replacement went great and my recovery time was well above normal progression. After a few months, I had regained my full range of motion and was able to take less and less of my pain medication. Today, I am pain medication free! Thank you so much Dr. Nydick for your patience and determination to fix my problem. You truly are a masterful surgeon and I would highly recommend Dr. Nydick to anyone in need of shoulder treatment. Dr. Nydick, along with the entire staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, were fantastic and I could not have had a better experience. Thanks again!
Joe B.
This was my second hip replacement at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Lyons is incredibly skilled. My surgery went even better than expected. The service could not have been better or more pleasant. If you need orthopedic treatment, this is the only place to go!
Donald M.
I wanted to have surgery on my bunion and two other toes. I saw a doctor and was not satisfied with the appointment. My husband researched Dr. Epting and said to me, "I found the doctor for you." We made an appointment and were quickly fitted in. The Wesley Chapel office was very close to our home which was very convenient. I met Dr. Epting and he was not like the previous doctor that I saw. Dr. Epting took time to explain what I needed to have done and how he would perform the procedure. He is a nice doctor who will spend time with you before and after surgery. I had my surgery on November 13th on my foot and calf. I went to Florida Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center located on Gunn highway. From the moment I was greeted at the front desk, until I was wheeled to my car after surgery, I experienced wonderful care by the whole staff. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Epting and the staff at the surgery center. The care and customer service I received exceeded my expectations. Many thanks to Dr. Epting and the staff at the surgery center. I highly recommend this practice!
Nora M.
After finding no relief for my husband's spinal stenosis in Pinellas County, we searched for a doctor at a facility in Hillsborough County. Thankfully, a friend recommended we see Dr. Armaghani. What a breath of fresh air to go to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and work with Dr. Armaghani! He and his staff were efficient and appointments were met in a timely manner. He explained everything to us precisely including the surgery procedure, recovery time, and expected results. The surgery went extremely well and my husband can now walk without pain in his legs. The staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute were helpful and courteous. We cannot say enough good things about FOI especially, in regards to Dr. Armaghani. We would recommend him highly to anyone with spinal stenosis.
Ginny G.
Dr. Baker performed two of my surgeries in the past five years. Both of them were extreme circumstances, but I came out of both surgeries stronger than ever. Recently, I have been doing physical therapy with the staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute to keep my muscles strong. The treatment I receive is world class and the improvements I have made in such a short time are amazing!
Jonathan S.
I had a complete tear of my hamstring. Dr. Yi at Florida Orthopaedic Institute came highly recommended for my orthopedic care by my primary care physician. Before and after surgery, Dr. Yi was thorough and explained all the details of my surgery to my husband and I. After surgery, I had little pain thanks to his surgical skill and excellent patient care. Michele, Dr. Yi’s administrative assistant, was a huge emotional help before and after surgery. She even answered my calls on the weekends! They truly went above and beyond the call of duty. The staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute is phenomenal, outgoing, and caring. I would recommend this group to anyone who needs orthopedic services!
Patricia M.
He is a wonderful and caring doctor. He is great to talk to and listen to your concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family.
Rena Y.
My experiences with Dr. Baker at Florida Orthopaedic Institute have been very impressive. Dr. Baker and his staff have been professional, timely and most importantly, skillful, experienced and knowledgeable. Over the past three plus years, he has surgically repaired my rotator cuff, broken arm and chronic knee problems. What keeps me going back to him has been how efficiently he has identified my problems, treatment plans and follow-up.
Jan L.
Very friendly and conservative doctor. I really like his manners, knowledge of the spine and its workings. I would definitely refer patients to him.
John B.
Dr. Baker is an extremely conscientious doctor and I am very thankful for that. I had major surgery on my olecranon and he was very firm and serious with me on working to get my full range of motion back. I have had several people, including other medical professionals, tell me what an awesome job he did on my elbow. You can hardly see the scar or plate. I have no discomfort and my full range of motion back. I highly recommend him!  
Gladys
I love Dr. Jackson. He is gentle and caring. He takes time to talk with you and makes sure you understand all procedures. I live a four and a half hour drive away, but FOI is so great about scheduling so I can make it a one day trip. I have confidence in Dr. Jackson.
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Thank you Dr. Saatman for being my surgeon. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I am very grateful to have you as my doctor, you are so talented.
Sandra G.
The staff at Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Surgery Center treated my hand for trigger surgery. A short but delicate surgery performed by Dr. Nydick. I was treated with care, dignity and respect while at the surgery center. I highly recommend Dr. Nydick and Florida Orthopaedic Institute for all of your upper extremity needs.
Roger C.
This was my first visit to Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I was truly impressed with your nice facility, the caring staff, friendly "can do" attitudes and smiles. Dr. Yi and his front desk team were caring, smiling and laughing which provided a good atmosphere. Dr. Yi was very thorough and took time with me to answer all of my questions. I will without a doubt recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute to my family and friends.
Ed R.
I have a long history of severe OA in my knees. I had multiple injections, procedures and therapies all which were ultimately unsuccessful. Then, I found Dr. Garlick. He is very knowledgeable regarding current therapies and treatment options. He is also very straightforward when presenting options. He listens and answers questions completely. Dr. Garlick is friendly, compassionate and empathetic. I had a total knee replacement two weeks ago with excellent results. Thank you, Dr. Garlick.
Mary L.
Anyone needing shoulder replacement surgery should see Dr. Frankle, he is the best.
John O.
Dr. Benjamin Maxson is truly the best. He did a tremendous job putting together my left leg after I was severely injured in an automobile accident. Through his outstanding surgical skills, his caring and compassionate follow-up, I feel I will be able to walk again one day soon. Thank you Dr. Maxson! I believe he is the best trauma orthopedic surgeon in the area!
Sharon W.
Great experience with Dr. Samad. He is always available after surgery. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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Thank you, I really appreciate your great work. Keep doing exactly what you are doing. Hopefully God will continue to help you let people recover. Thank you Dr. Miranda and your team.  
Humberto G.
I had suffered with intense pelvic floor pain for six plus years with multiple visits to urologists, pelvic floor therapists, chiropractors and an acupuncturist. At best I had only received minimal, short-term relief.  During my very first office visit with Dr. Reina I knew he was onto something. During my second visit that was confirmed. Now, after four visits, my overall pain has diminished so much that I cried from relief. Dr. Reina's concern for me and his ability to diagnose and treat with such amazing success in such a short amount of time is nothing short of miraculous. I thank God for the healing that has come and encourage anyone that needs help to come see him.
Murray P.
I had a very pleasant and helpful experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Adil Samad did my spine surgery and the results have been excellent. I feel I am improving every day. He is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. He always answered texts my husband sent him during my two weeks post op. I found his answers to my questions to be very informative and helpful in my recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Samad to anyone I know if they find themselves in need of spine surgery.
Elizabeth W.
I saw Dr. Nydick for a torn rotator cuff. He provided me with a thorough explanation of the problem, the proposed procedure and possible outcomes, I left the office with no further questions. On the day of surgery, there was an issue with my insurance company. Dr. Nydick explained the problem, but said he could do the procedure later that day- he did not leave me hanging. Totally a professional surgeon... I would definitely recommend him!
James F.
I want to take a moment to acknowledge Dr. Baker and his staff. Dr. Baker took time to explain the procedure and answer all of my questions. Everyone is so friendly and I am very thankful you were able to care for me. The hours you are available are wonderful and setting up an appointment time was very efficient. Dr. Baker and his staff are professional and thorough.
Penny S.
Dr. Sanders is the very best doctor in the field.  I want him to know the great appreciation, admiration, gratitude, and respect my wife and I both share for him.  His dedication, skill, and compassion for others is very moving.  We want to thank you him from our hearts.
Sonny and Q
Dr. Yi is an excellent surgeon. My surgery went well and I had little to no pain. I took Dr. Yi’s advice and got a CPM machine for the first three weeks. Follow up doctor visits went well and Dr. Yi really cares for his patients, remembers who you are and what procedure was done. I highly recommend him for surgery. I will be returning to him in the future to have my right hip taken care of.
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Dr. Pappou and his staff are simply the best. They are very patient and I have complete confidence in their work. Dr. Pappou helped me through an extremely difficult time with a dislocated elbow. I highly recommend this practice.
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I had a total knee replacement on my right knee by Dr. Grayson at Florida Hospital North Pinellas on December 30, 2016. I couldnot be happier with my results. I had therapy in the hospital for two days, in-home therapy for two weeks and then went to the Palm Harbor location for four weeks of additional therapy. I was back to my volunteer job at the hospital by February. I was very satisfied with my surgery done by Dr. Grayson. People could not believe how well I was doing after just two months.  I was able towalk up a flight of twelve steps at my house once or twice a day without any problems. I would highly recommend Dr.Grayson and Florida Orthopaedic Institute. If I ever need my left knee done that's where I would go and Dr. Grayson would be my go to doctor!
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Dr. Adam Morse is a wonderful Doctor with a great bedside manner, he was also very honest and gentle.....seems to be an all around great guy.
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Do not let his apparent youth fool you, Dr. Armaghani is awesome! At age sixty-seven, I was having trouble standing up straight and bending over without pain down my legs. I had a previous fusion of L2-4 from a burst fracture nineteen years ago. He showed us how he could add two cages in my lower lumbar area to pull me back up. I also had bone spurs impinging my spinal cord. So, after two surgeries, two days apart, I am standing up straight, my leg pain is gone and I am so grateful God led me to his office. Dr. Armaghani is extremely compassionate, gives you all the time you need and is surrounded by an excellent staff and facility. Vanessa was just awesome, handling all the appointments for testing, hospital, etc. I cannot thank them enough for giving me my life back. Thank you!
Kevin S.
My story begins with a massive tear of my rotator cuff. Fortunately for me, I was sent to Florida Orthopaedic Institute by the VAMC Bay Pines. Upon my first meeting with Dr. Christopher Baker, he explained that not only could he repair the rotator cuff, something that the VA facility was unable to do, but that he was working on a new procedure that would include a patch. Arthroscopic surgery was performed, the rotator cuff was repaired and the patch applied. The hardest part of the recovery was not being able to use the shoulder for 8 weeks while the repaired area healed and the patch had a chance to adhere. Once I was approved by Dr. Baker to begin Physical Therapy, I chose to attend the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Rehabilitation Center in Palm Harbor. Under the direction of Mike Fittin, PT and his staff including Meagan Faulk, MS, ATC and Greg Hartney, PTA, I was able to begin an 8-week program that allowed me to regain complete range of motion and begin to increase my strength training on a gradual basis. Each rehab session would consist of stretching of the shoulder and arm muscles, the exercises were designed to strengthen the surgically repaired area. The individual attention given by Mike, Meagan and Greg was far more than I expected and contributed to the excellent results I accomplished. I cannot thank the entire staff at FOI Rehab Center Palm Harbor enough for the personal attention to detail I received.
Al P.
Great doctor! Thank you, Dr. Pappou..from my initial visit, to surgery and therapy.
Joe K.
After three surgeries with another doctor, a serious infection and a badly placed spacer, I was dropped by my doctor. His reason was that I was too great a risk. For nine months, I had been in constant pain laying in a bed in a rehab facility. I found Dr. Grayson and he told me that if I did everything he told me to do, I would be fine. After my surgery with Dr. Grayson, I had no pain and with therapy, I walked for the first time in nine months. He is a wonderful, kind and caring man who is an extremely knowledgeable, competent and skilled surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone who needs hip surgery without hesitation.
Norma M.
Dr. Echols, my knight and shining armor, came to my rescue on March 28, 2017. I had issues with my right shoulder for over a year. At the beginning of January 2017, I started noticing my right shoulder becoming extremely limited in movement. I could not raise my arm or sleep on my right shoulder. Any movement in this area caused excruciating pain. This was going on far too long and getting worse over time. I scheduled an appointment and saw my primary doctor on February 1, 2017. My doctor requested a MRI and referral to an orthopedic. I completed my MRI on February 20, 2017 and picked up my report on March 9, 2017. Florida Orthopaedic Institute scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Echols on March 28, 2017. Dr. Echols was honest and straight to the point after reviewing my MRI. We both knew that doing physical therapy again was not an option and could only make things worse. Dr. Echols and his staff jumped into action immediately to get me the first available date for surgery. I was scheduled March 29, 2017. Six months after recovery and physical therapy, I am happy to report I feel like a new human being without the aches and pain. Dr. Echols and his staff did an outstanding job of nursing me back to health and ensuring I had the mobility I needed to return to a normal life. September 21, 2017 was my official release date from Dr. Echols’ care. If I ever need surgery in your specialty, I will definitely return to your office. Thanks a million to my knight and shining armor and his wonderful staff. You guys are AWESOME and do AMAZING work!!!!!!
Pamela M.
Dr. Echols is awesome, lets just say he is very good at what he does. Personable staff and his assistant was just as nice and informative as Dr. Echols. The entire staff on the doctors side was exceptional, checking you in and out with efficiency, and always smiling faces. The Physical Therapy Department check in staff and check out staff were all very efficient, pleasant and accommodating to your needs. The Physical Therapists that I came in contact with were again, exceptional.  Kevin was awesome and always took time to explain to me exactly how to do the exercises as I am one that needs exact instructions. Can't even say enough good things about this Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Would not be afraid to have surgery again with this crew to help you along the way. Thanks so much to all of you!
Phyllis I.
Dr. Sanders is a genius in repairing foot and ankle fractures and injuries. I was hit pretty bad in a car accident, no fault of mine. I had bone non-reunion which he set correctly and I am on my way to having almost complete recovery. I cannot thank him enough and I cannot thank my stars enough that I found him as my doctor!
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I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve causing sciatica pain down my left leg. This caused me to have difficulty walking and pretty much doing anything. I saw Dr. Armaghani, who showed me my X-ray of the compression of the nerve. I opted for surgery in August and within four weeks all of the leg pain was gone and I could do anything without pain. I wish to thank Dr. Armaghani, his staff and all the caregivers at the hospital. Everyone was awesome and it has been a life changing experience.
Melanie F.
Dr. Sellman treated my daughter for her broken ankle. He was excellent in dealing with her and made her very comfortable. His bedside manor and affability were outstanding and we wanted to thank him and the whole staff at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute!
Marie M.
Dr. Small has been my spine surgeon since early 2005. My first surgery with Dr. Small was having to redo a fusion that did not take the first time which was performed by a different out of state surgeon. Of course, having to go through another surgery was both frightening and worrisome. As soon as I spoke with Dr. Small all those fears vanished and I put my faith in Dr. Small's expertise. Dr. Small has such a way of putting a patient at ease because of his soft-spoken tone and wonderful personality. After surgery, Dr. Small was right there to explain the whole procedure and fusion he performed on levels L-2 to S-1 and how he repaired and redid the fusion. I knew right then and there that Dr. Small would be my surgeon for life. His professional and personal persona showed his caring was very real. I never met a doctor who cared more for their patients than Dr. Small. His professional team, both staff and assistants, are exceptional as well. They all work together to help you with whatever your needs are. I would highly recommend the entire practice to anyone with spinal needs. Dr. Small is the best!
Linda F.
In the beginning of 2016, I had developed an illness which needed treatment and a strong medication. My doctors told me that the pain I was experiencing was to be expected and would go away once the medication was stopped. It did not stop and in fact, it got much worse. After several unsuccessful visits to different doctors, I decided to see if this pain I was experiencing might somehow be arthritic. I saw Dr. Miranda at Florida Orthopaedic Institute at their Brandon location. I was very impressed with the facility and the fast handling of anything that needed to be done when I met with Dr. Miranda. He informed me that my problem was arthritis and the only solution would be to have surgery done. I was suffering so much that I asked how soon could he perform the surgery. In about two weeks everything that needed to be done prior to the surgery was promptly taken care of. Dr. Miranda successfully performed the surgery and I was in the hospital one day and released the next day. My care after the surgery was excellent. As soon as I got home, I started physical therapy and I was already seeing improvement with less and less pain. I walked with a walker for only two days and no longer wanted to use as it became no longer necessary. I was so good after the surgery that I did not have to have more than a week of physical therapy. I had no pain at all after about two months and I certainly was glad I had the surgery done. If I ever have a problem with a hip or knee, I would definitely not hesitate to see Dr. Miranda to have my problem solved. I walk perfectly now and even better than I have in many years. Thank you very much Dr. Miranda!
Rosemarie T.
I had a hip replacement performed by Dr. Grayson and I have to say that I love this man. He did such a great job! I have never had a surgery before in my life and I was scared. However, after surgery, I was back to work in just two weeks. I just had my three month checkup and everything was great! I am dancing again, thank you to Dr. Grayson for giving me my life back. What an awesome staff and an awesome Doctor, I give them twenty stars! Thank you!
Joann B.
Dr. Armaghani first made an examination through x-ray and an MRI scan. Then, he made his diagnosis and suggested I take the time to check the procedure online, ask questions, and do whatever I needed to feel comfortable with this procedure. My procedure went very well, even better than expected. Dr. Armaghani did exactly as he had stated, and I never experienced the pain that I was told would happen. My leg does not throb or go numb and my back pain is reduced as well. Great outcome from the best spine specialist in the Tampa area. Thank you again!
John S.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Reina and Tammy. During my first appointment, both of them took the time to get all the background information on what had been going on. I had been having a non-stop headache for over nine months. I had seen several specialists that tried nerve blocks, medication, referred me to a pain management center - I was referred to Dr. Reina through my massage therapist. After seeing Dr. Reina the first time, my headache was pretty much gone. It came down to opening the blood flow and adjusting my jaw. After six sessions, I have been good ever since. They both listened to me and I felt so grateful for the time they spent with me and the results I achieved through minimal treatment and no medication.  
Julie
Before finding Florida Orthopaedic Institute, I went to several doctors trying to get relief from the extreme pain I had in my hip. All of the offices that I saw prior to Florida Orthopaedic Institute said it could be three to four months before I could even see a doctor. I was in so much pain there was not a position that was comfortable. I had to look outside the bubble, where I found Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I called and they had me in their office within a week.  Dr. Grayson took one look at my x-ray and said, "You need surgery". Christina B., Dr. Grayson's administrative medical assistant, took my info and had me in the hospital two weeks later. I went in [very impressed by their procedure for prepping prior to surgery] on Tuesday and was back home Thursday, able to walk again. I had virtually no pain, was advised to use a walker. This took place on March 28. Now it is June 22 and I am back to riding my bike twenty miles, golfing, swimming and enjoying life. Anybody that has a joint related problem needs to see these doctors. They are wonderful. THANK YOU.
Billy B.
I have seen MANY doctors in Tampa for a hip problem (I have even been willing to travel if necessary). Too many times I was turned away with a prescription and of course, my copay; which can add up fast! I got so tired of being turned down that I was beginning to accept my destiny of living with chronic pain, but decided to give Dr. Morse a try. He was honestly the last doctor I would see. When I first met him, he was genuinely interested in helping me. He DID NOT offer me a prescription for pain. Instead, he gave me a prescription to start various exams and physical therapy. He went through various exams to rule out and discover the direct cause for my chronic hip pain. He finally figured out the exact problem, specifically explained it to me, and offered different options. He was honest, patient, specific, confidential, and above all, extremely knowledgeable. In addition, he has a great personality, professional, good sense of humor and has a great passion for making people feel and function better. Words cannot express the immense gratitude my family and I have for Dr. Morse. Thanks for everything my doctor, Dr. Morse.
CeCe S.
I had horrible pain from my hip, to my knees, to my toes that was truly affecting my life. After seeing many other doctors, I was referred to Dr. Miranda who immediately identified that I needed a hip replacement. Being fourty eight years old, it seemed like I was too young for this procedure and I was, of course, very hesitant. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. I elected the anterior approach. With a strong determination and being faithful with physical therapy, I was back to normal, pain free living in two to three weeks. It is wonderful to be myself again and to have that pain to be GONE! I am back to my active lifestyle! I credit the expertise of Dr. Miranda and his staff for being professional and very knowledgeable from start to finish. If you were ever considering this procedure, I highly recommend you trust Dr. Miranda and his staff. There is no better and you will thank me later.
Wendy C.
I was in a bad car accident and broke my tibia plateau which is the knee. I did not think I was ever going to walk again. I am here to tell you that I am walking and doing very well. Dr. Infante did a wonderful job and I have minimal scarring from surgery.
Brenda V.
Dr. Small's staff is very a knowledgeable, professional group providing excellent care for patients. They have a wonderful caring attitude with conservative decisions to achieve the best outcomes for their clients. My wife and I are both in the medical profession and select our medical providers through diligent research. When visiting any orthopedic office, patience is key. They typically are delayed with appointment times no matter whose office or doctor. So bring something to read or enjoy people watching and relax.
Shelia B.
I've had problems with my knees for many years, after seeing Dr. Davison on a number of occasions, my knees feel much better. I would recommend Dr. Davison highly, and I will continue to go to him when, and if a problem arises.
Lenny H.
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Over a year ago I had an MRI done on my back because my back, left hip, and left leg were in extreme pain. I could hardly walk to the end of our driveway and back. After seeing a different orthopedic surgeon, I was told that I needed a hip replacement. I knew I had back trouble, but never realized that I needed a hip replacement. Unfortunately, that surgeon did not take the time to answer my questions and the receptionist wanted to schedule my surgery that day. I shared my concerns with my primary care physician, and he told me to go see Dr. Grayson. Dr Grayson gave my husband and I the time we needed to ask our questions. He did tell me I needed the hip replacement, but was in no hurry to schedule my surgery-he said he would do it when I'm ready, I knew that day that he was the right surgeon for me. When I did finally decide to proceed with the surgery, I called with additional questions and was put right through to Dr. Grayson. I was really not expecting to be able to speak with him so soon. His kindness and knowledge was exemplary. On the day of my surgery, Dr. Grayson took the time to see me both before and after the surgery as well as the days I spent in recovery at the hospital. Although he is a very busy doctor, I never felt that he was in a hurry to leave when I had questions. The surgery went very well. I was off pain killers four days after the surgery and off anti-inflammatory medication a week later. Within three weeks I was able to walk without a walker or cane. I just went for my one year checkup on my new hip and everything looks good. My husband and I have been able to go for a walk every day and have gone dancing on occasion. For anyone who needs hip or knee surgery, I would highly recommend Dr. Grayson. I never felt like he was just treating another patient. He treated me with compassion and care as if he were treating a family member.
Eve S.
Dr. Armaghani is an amazing surgeon with the best communication skills I've ever seen as well as his surgical techniques and bedside manner. I had to have an extremely risky surgery on March 14, 2017 after a failed fusion. I've never felt so comfortable with my physician and upcoming surgery before. He was very helpful and offered a great deal of support for post-operative pain management and ongoing care. He's a lifesaver!
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I switched from the very popular Dr. Lyons to Dr. Garlick. He is wonderful. I broke my right knee cap in many pieces. He managed to salvage a few of those pieces and now it is good as new. Love him!
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When I went to Florida Orthopaedic Institute, it was my second attempt at finding a doctor or surgeon that I trusted and believed that they would be able to improve my quality of life. In 1998, I fell off a thirty-two foot cliff while on patrol sustaining several injuries and I also suffered additional injuries from two explosions in Iraq, in 2003 and 2004 . I could no longer play cards with my family or do pretty much anything without severe pain in my back. I met Dr. Saatman, she and her PA were very professional and honest. She explained the recommended procedure and was very patient in explaining it to me. The surgery, while I was nervous, went great and Dr. Saatman made me feel secure. The surgery was a COMPLETE SUCCESS. I cannot believe the results that I have had, amazing! The recovery was very quick and the pain was not bad at all. The scar is minimal and getting smaller. I cannot say enough good things about this team and the care that I received! I wish she and her PA were general physicians, I would request to be seen by them on a regular basis! Great caring, professional, polite doctors! THANK YOU!
Troy P.
I had a transition to Dr. Tresser when Dr. Billys left the practice. The experience was great! I am very happy with the service I received from Samantha and the staff, they are so nice!
Rick K.
After suffering with chronic back pain for years, I was lucky enough to find Dr. Armaghani. Before and after surgery he and his staff treated me like an old friend. He made no promises because I had let it go for so long it could be tricky, the day after surgery I no longer had pain in my legs. Four weeks later, I tied my shoes without help for the first time in fifteen years. I had my six week check up yesterday and was treated like we had been buddies our whole life! Great Dr. and staff!
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I play football, and when I dislocated my right arm in two places and severely injured my elbow, the team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute were really helpful. Dr. Yi was fantastic, and with their help, I was able to recover much faster than most people with my type of injury. This place is great at what they do!
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Dr. Baker is outstanding. He listens, gets to the point, doesn't use medical jargon and put my friend at ease. He also helped her knee pain.
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Great doctor, kind caring and professional, and a wonderful assistant! My surgery went well and my new hip is terrific.
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I received excellent care after I broke my shoulder on July 2, 2016. I had surgery July 7, 2016 performed by Dr. Pappou, who not only managed to save my own shoulder, but also left me with a smaller scar than I expected. The after care was wonderful. Also, the ability to go to physical therapy at the site in Palm Harbor was terrific. Kudos to PT guys for their excellent care, support, and sense of humor! Dr. Pappou, you did an excellent job and I am grateful!
Debra L.
I dislocated my shoulder in the worst possible way, I could not move my arm. When I went to Dr. Garcia he discovered one tendon had been broken for several years. He fixed not only what happened but also the tendon that was broken before. It has been 5 months, I am moving and lifting my arm better every day. Thank God for Dr. Garcia, he is the best!
Ines A.
For two years I was avoiding surgery on my hip. I went to the best place in town Florida Orthopaedic Institute, and they told me I needed surgery.  When I inquired about the doctors available I selected Dr. Miranda. I am glad I did! I explained to him the pain not only on my hip but in my knee and back. He assured me the pain on my knee will go away after surgery and it did. The same day of surgery I walked to the bathroom, the next day I began therapy, two days later I went home, and three weeks later I could walk without a walker or cane. Thank you to God and Dr. Miranda, it has been a year without pain! I am sorry I didn't do it sooner.
Ines A.
I was referred by my primary doctor to go to Florida Orthopaedic Institute because both hands constantly fell asleep. I have been struggling with this for 3 years. I met Dr. Jason Nydick and he discussed several things with me pertaining to both of my hands. At the end of my first visit with Dr. Nydick he wanted me to go for an EMG to verify what he suspected was the issue. At the EMG facility Dr. Newman verified exactly what Dr. Nydick suspected, carpal tunnel in both of my hands. After the surgery, I already felt relief and couldn't believe it! My right hand, after several hours was completely normal. I am scheduling surgery for my left hand immediately. In my book, Dr. Nydick is a very good doctor and professional. Everybody at Florida Orthopaedic Institute treated me with respect and made me feel safe. Thank you Dr. Nydick and staff!
Gordon P.
A marvelous practice! Very efficient, friendly, and accommodating. I see two docs in this practice and have nothing but accolades for the entire operation
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Location Treated At:Brandon
Dr. Garlick saw me twice and after the second visit the pain is completely gone. Thank you so much!
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A great sport medicine doctor and an orthopedic surgeon!
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Dr. Barna did an outpatient surgical procedure on my lower back with great results - the pain has gone away. It was a very cut and dried process. The office and surgical staff who supported him was likewise outstanding - got insurance approval quickly, called to keep me in the loop, very efficient when I went into surgery and out. Nice follow up as well.
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Dr. Sellman is an amazing doctor. He has guided me successfully through a torn labrum shoulder and femoral stress fracture. In both cases he gave the perfect combination of knowledge and caring. I have recommended him to many!
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My son fell at home and broke his femur (thigh bone). When we got to the hospital he saw Dr. Shah who performed surgery that same day! Dr. Shah was very friendly and professional and talked to us every step of the way. My son recovered within a few weeks, and while I attribute part of that recovery to my son being young (he was 20 at the time), the rest goes to Dr. Shah. If you ever need a trauma surgeon in Tampa Bay I highly recommend Dr. Shah. You will NOT be disappointed!
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My husband and I have been patients of Florida Orthopaedic Institute for many years. Upon a follow up visit, we noticed that a "Dr. Donna Saatman" was on one of the sign up sheets! Could this be the same Dr. Saatman that did spinal surgery on my husband in 2011? We had to inquire and yes, it was Dr. Donna Saatman! We were so happy to see that she joined this great group of doctors!Upon examination and MRI, Dr. Saatman determined that my husband did not need surgery at that time and recommended pain management. After returning a year later, she scheduled him for surgery. I believe Dr. Saatman has "hands of gold"! She operated on my husband's back for 9 hours. His surgery was complicated, due to scar tissue, from his previous surgery. My husband has been walking around with no pain, ever since! When I experienced extreme sciatica pain due to a herniated disc, I wouldn't have anyone else operate on me other than Dr. Donna Saatman! My surgery was on 3/27/17. It was Outpatient Surgery but I can honestly say that I don't have any more back or leg pain and I am recuperating nicely. So whether you have to have major or minor back surgery, we highly recommend Dr. Donna Saatman! We give her 5 GOLD STARS!
Frank and Linda M.
My experience at Florida Orthopaedic Institute was nothing short of amazing. When I first walked into the ER I could hardly stand and they recommended I see Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I made an appointment and was seen by Dr. Weinstein. That day changed my life forever. He ordered an MRI which showed I had problems in my L5-S1 area. I tried injections, my disk blew out lodging fragments in my nerves. Dr. Weinstein ordered surgery, tried to repair the disk area and clean out the fragments and two weeks later another piece broke off. I dealt with the worst pain of my life for another year. The whole time Dr. Weinstein was there. Helping to control my pain which I know I was a pain in his rear, but he never quit. Had my L5-S1 fusion and woke up from surgery with the greatest spine surgeon ever at the foot of my bed. It was like he flipped a light switch. I was cured from the moment I woke up I know it. To this day some two years later I've never had a problem with my lower back. I will be forever grateful for Dr. Weinstein and his team. They saved my life. I'll recommend FOI and Dr Weinstein to anyone. They are the greatest ever!
Robert W.
In 2016, I received 2 knee replacements. One in September, another in December. In 5 days I was walking outside with the help of a walker. In 5 weeks I was back volunteering at Brandon Hospital. Dr. Miranda and his team were excellent! Thank you Dr. Miranda!
Joyce T.
"This guy can't me old enough to know what he is doing", I said to myself when he walked in. Boy did he prove me wrong. He correctly diagnosed a cyst on my spine that other doctors had missed. He did the surgery he confidently told me would relieve the chronic, debilitating pain I had been experiencing for over a year. Six weeks after the surgery and I'm playing some of the best golf of my life! The scariest thing about the whole procedure was that Dr. A was a "Florida Gator". I didn't tell him I was a LSU Tiger Graduate until after the surgery. Now he and Tim Tebow are tied for all time greatest Gators!
Mark B.
Following my Total Knee Replacement, I had quite a bit of discomfort in my pelvis, thighs and buttocks. Dr. Bernasek's associates suggested I may benefit from working with FOI's chiropractors, Dr. Ramirez and Dr. Reina to expedite my recovery. I worked with Dr. John Ramirez for a few visits and found him to be a great help. He studied my X-rays and discovered my Sacroilliac joint and pelvis were a bit out of whack. With Dr. Ramirez's exercises and gentle pressure, I have made good progress. I intend to continue strengthening my core. I am very grateful for his kind, gentle and oh so thoughtful professional care. He's a great fellow!
Barbara B.
I had a nagging hip injury from overuse during sports and my work. Even though I saw many specialists, my condition did not improve. I struggled for 1.5 years, and started to gain some weight due to inactivity. I was sad because I missed my active lifestyle. The problem was that my condition didn't show up on MRIs. But, Dr. Sellman knew what condition was plaguing me, while other specialists had no ideas. He treated the situation, and I have had no pain since he treated me. I started slowly exercising again. Three months later, I have lost 20 pounds, and I'm up to 5 miles during my workouts. Being a nurse on my feet, I had been in constant pain until Dr. Sellman fixed my issue. I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am to him. I can work comfortably now, and I'm enjoying my active life style again. Thank you, Dr. Sellman.
Lisa G.
Dr. Saatman performed a decompressive laminectomy on my wife. We just want to say how very caring everyone is that works with Dr. Saatman. Nicole and Mike are exceptional. They both go above and beyond the call of duty. They are true professionals. Her entire team including those at Brandon Hospital were absolutely wonderful. Once again Thanks for everything.  By the way I forgot to say my wife is doing great!
Michael E.
I have been going to FOI for 4 years now.  I have had both of my hips replaced by Dr. Gustke.  He is a "best of the best" Ortho Doctor.  In fact, all of his staff and interns are!
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Dr. Brian Palumbo was understanding of my wants and needs for my hip surgery from the first consultation. He took into consideration all other health issues I had and we discussed a plan of surgery, Rehabilitation, and recovery. Let me say that, Florida Hospital Tampa, Advanced Wellness Rehab and Achieve Home Health, had nothing but great respect and praise for his abilities and success rates. They have strict guidelines they must follow for hip and knee replacements through his office.
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Dr. Bernasek replaced both my knees and has been my doctor for over 10 years. All the doctors at FOI are the top in their field. Incredible care, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Miranda saved my mother's life. She fell and broke her hip in Puerto Rico. She had three hip reconstruction surgeries in Puerto Rico. My mom is a diabetic and immediately following surgery caught an infection and had pneumonia. Within 7 months she was withering away completely bed ridden. She had lost most of her muscle mass in her leg and had lost more than 50 pounds. I finally got her strong enough to travel to Florida where in less than a month Dr. Miranda assessed the problem and performed surgery. He immediately put in a port to dispense antibiotics to fight the infection that still lingered in her body. He then made sure that she was placed in an appropriate rehabilitation facility to help her walk again. Today, 7 months post-surgery she is walking and back at home living independently. Thank you Dr. Miranda and Amanda for all your help!
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I am on way to walking better thanks to Dr. David Watson and Florida Orthopedic Institute. I live in St. Petersburg, Florida and was seeing a physician here for a few months after a fall with two fractures in my left leg, one was a tibial plateau fracture. I also needed total knee replacement. I received 2 second opinions and the last physician referred me to FOI and Dr.Watson. At my first appointment they took X-Rays and I started getting set up for surgery. I am now a month away from surgery and doing great.
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Two weeks out from a hip replacement surgery and Dr. Palumbo is telling me to slow down. Highly recommended!
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The 1st time for a hip injection and the 2nd for scheduling surgery. My time frame can be a problem since I'm still working. Dr. Infante got me scheduled on one of his days off, so I would have the time to heal before I head back out to sea. This was above and beyond his duty and I greatly appreciated it. Since surgery I have recovered greatly, was riding my bicycle within 2 weeks and walking 2 miles a day after 1 week. After 4 weeks, completely recovered and could return to work without any restrictions.
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After two botched TKRs on the same knee, I was told that there was nothing more that could be done and that it would never get better. Dr. Lyons told me it would be a challenge, but he could fix it. Five years later I walk pain free with very few limitations. This guy is the real deal! If being treated by him meant I had to fly across the country, that's exactly what I would do. Nothing speaks as strongly as results!
Chuck F.
Dr. Lyons replaced both of my knees. I cannot say enough about how great he and his staff are at Florida Orthopaedic Institute!
Jan B.
My deepest gratitute to Dr. Lyons. He has given me a completely new lease on life! Both of my knees were replaced by him, and for the first time in years, I am leading a pain free and productive life!!
Indira L.
I cannot thank Dr. Lyons enough. He did my knee replacements in 2016 and in one week I was up walking again with minimal pain! This doctor has amazing skills! Thank you so much for giving me my life back!!
Phyllis D.
I went in to Florida Orthopaedic for knee pain. Dr. Maxson quickly determined it was a torn meniscus. A short surgery and a couple of weeks later I am good as new! The surgery was quick and painless. Recovery was a few weeks with very manageable discomfort. Dr. Maxson and the entire team at Florida Orthopaedic are awesome! I can't thank them enough!
Matt J.
A++ doctor, great bedside manner, and explains everything for you to understand. He did a knee scope and a week later I felt great.  So glad you treated me, thank you! Highly recommended!
Ray M.
In July 2016 I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Westerfield to examine my right knee. After x-rays he indicated that my knee was not the problem; it was my right hip. After vetting surgeons, I made contact with Dr. Benjamin Maxson to discuss hip replacement. He thoroughly explained the process which needed to be followed in order to meet Medicare requirements. Ultimately, surgery was complete on December 14, 2016. Throughout the entire process, I was supported by Dr. Maxson and PT staff. My pain level was minimal. I was able to progress rapidly from a walker to a cane to no assistive devices - five weeks! During my second post-surgery visit with Dr. Maxson on February 2, 2017, he released me to go back to full activities. It took only 50 days to go from severe hip pain to total recovery. I would recommend that anyone in need of hip replacement consider Dr. Maxson and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute! Thanks to Dr. Maxson and all staff. Life is so much better now.
Dr. Gary T.
After experiencing issues with my knee for 3-4 years I finally decided to consult with Dr. Yi. I'd previously seen Dr. Epting for a minor foot issue and was very pleased with my experience. My consulting with Dr. Yi, testing to determine the likely cause of my problem, and the resulting arthroscopic surgery further enhanced my experience with Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Dr. Yi is knowledgeable and highly skilled in treating knee issues. If there is such a thing as a great surgical experience, this was it. I've had a few surgeries over the years and I can honestly say that my interactions with everyone at Florida Orthopaedic Institute has been the absolute best experience from the start. Dr Yi, his staff, everyone who made phone contact with me, the entire surgical staff... excellence personified. Everyone has been genuinely caring, helpful, professional, knowledgeable, nice. There were no glitches. A 100% positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Yi and Florida Orthopaedic Institute for quality orthopedic care.
Yvonne R.
I had surgery on my right hand to help relieve pain from arthritis, and carpel tunnel surgery at the same time. This was done in July, 2016. From start to finish, I was given excellent care and would highly recommend Dr. Nydick and the staff at Florida Orthopaedic. From being greeted by courteous front desk staff, to friendly and knowledgeable medical assistant, to Dr. Nydick, treatment flowed seamlessly. I received prompt attention and excellent care.
JoAnn M.
“Dr. Mir is by far the best doctor I have ever met in my 45 years.”
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“You will never meet a more dedicated, compassionate, or heartfelt doctor. He makes you feel like you are the most important patient he has. He performed a miracle on my husband’s leg, he truly is an angel and we are very blessed. Thank you! Dr. Shah you are Amazing!!”
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“I was very pleased with Dr. Jeffrey Stone. He is one of my favorite doctors at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He treated me with respect and listened to what I had to say. Dr. Stone is very good about helping the patient feel comfortable. I always recommend him any time someone asks about a hand surgeon. Doctors such as Dr. Stone keep me coming back to Florida Orthopaedic Institute.”
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“Dr. Zaffer is a great doctor who listens and treats you like a person, not just another medical case. I really appreciate him.”
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“Dr. Davison is an awesome doctor. He really takes time to make sure his patients know what is going on and treatment needed.”
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"I had surgery performed by Dr. Garcia on my hand about a year and a half ago and I remember coming into the office to get my stitches taken out and I totally fainted.  Dr. Garcia supported me and kept my airway open so I could breathe. I was so scared, but he just kept telling me it would be okay and he made me feel so much better. Dr. Garcia is my favorite doctor."
Courtney B.
"In 2016, I had both my hip and knee replaced by Dr. Steven Lyons. The outstanding care I received by Dr. Lyons and his staff is second to none. I have recommended Dr. Lyons to both family and friends! Anyone considering medical care under Dr. Lyons should rest assured they are receiving the best care available."
Barbara L.
"Dr. Yi was amazing. He is a blessing to this field of surgery. He read the MRI quickly, effectively, and intelligently. My surgery was totally streamlined and I could not believe how fast I recovered and with minimum discomfort. Wow! Wow! Wow! I highly recommend Dr. Yi and this institute."
Sharliet
"At a time of jaded health professionals, Dr. Saatman is the exception. Knowledgeable, caring, and with great people skills, Dr. Saatman took time to patiently listen to how my injury occurred, and even took notes as I relayed the details. After receiving her analysis, I felt empowered to make the correct choices on how to proceed. She described all my options and recommended that we start with the most conservative one, then meet again to re-evaluate. Having an injury is frustrating, but having Dr. Saatman guiding me back to health makes things so much more bearable. I trust her unconditionally with my health and have no reservations in recommending her to family and friends."
Gustavo P.
"Before I picked a Doctor for my knee replacement I did extensive research. At first I could only find reviews that talked about “I only had to wait 15 minutes to see the doctor.” That is NOT the information I needed to make a decision. I finally found reviews about people that had great results after Dr. Lyons had operated on them.  First of all Dr. Lyons and his team answered all my questions clearly so I was able to understand what to expect, they showed me the x-rays and where the damage was and why I was in such pain. Bianca and Jeannette told me exactly what I needed to do to prepare for the operation and the expectation for my recovery after the operation. The day of the operation Dr. Lyons met with me and made me feel even more comfortable with the process. The service after the operation from Dr. Lyons and his team was picture perfect. I walked almost 100 yards the day after the operation. I am walking better than I have in 5 years."
Gary T.
"I was experiencing high level pain in my lower back and shooting down my right leg. Dr. Armaghani and his office staff headed by Vanessa showed only top level professionalism and courtesy to assess and identify my medical diagnosis. Dr. Armaghani scheduled the quickest surgery available and performed a skilled and successful surgery procedure to eliminate the severe pain that I was experiencing. He has a terrific bed side manor that mirrors his medical and surgical expertise. I would highly recommend Dr. Armaghani! I stand proudly to call him my doctor."
Patti H.
"I was treated excellent by Dr. Grayson. I presented with two infected knee replacements which I had done seven yrs prior in Indiana. Dr. Grayson cleaned out both knees and replaced some parts and he treated me so kindly. I felt like family to him. He is so personable yet professional that he made me feel at ease and I trusted him fully. Thank you Dr Grayson so very much!"
Kelly M.
Dr. Clare was able to re-do a surgical procedure which was done by another doctor. The other doctor had most definitely done a poor procedure, which had caused years of pain. Dr. Clare was confident what was needed based on what I had described had occurred. Sure enough he was spot on. He is an outstanding surgeon who takes the time to discuss progression, what he expects will happen and why. Outstanding!
Nancy R.
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I went into the FOI Urgent Care Center with lower back pain. After x-rays and a talk with the practitioner on duty that day, I was referred to Dr Reina, DC. I was skeptical that a chiropractor would really help me, but on my first visit I realized that my skepticism was unfounded. Dr. Reina is thorough and very knowledgeable and he helped me with the pain in my lower back and also addressed a problem that I had (that I was not aware of) with my balance. He shared exercises with me that are better for my back that I have incorporated in to the bootcamp classes that I teach. My back feels so much better! I'm so glad that I went to Dr Reina and I will call him again if I have any more back issues.
Julie W.
My 93 year old mother fell and broke her left hip. Dr. Yi recently replaced it. Mom recovered very quickly with limited pain and spent only two weeks in her rehab facility at Brighten Gardens Assisted Living facility. She was back to living and moving as well after the operation as she had been before breaking her hip. Job well done!
David B.
In December of 2011, Dr Watson and I met by accident. I had fallen at work and ruptured the tendon that attached the hamstring to my pelvis. The hamstring had retracted into my upper leg, so Dr Watson performed surgery to reattach the hamstring to my pelvis. I would refer this man to anyone. I have no side affects and the leg is just a strong as before the accident. Five and a half months after the surgery I was back to work. I felt so good I even started to go the gym. Great job Dr. Watson and god bless you and your staff!
Keith J.
Dr. Watson is the Best!!!!! I am a 54 yr old guy and I needed a total hip replacement. From the start I was at ease. It has been a year and I have never felt better. I referred a friend of mine to Dr. Watson and she had a knee replacement in September. You're the best Dr. Dave and it is always nice to see that big smile; it lets us all know we are in good hands. I cannot thank you enough!
John W.
Dr. Watson treated me in May 2013 for a right hip impingement with amazing results. I returned to Dr. Watson and had the left hip done in December of 2013. I have to say that Dr. Watson's surgery and post operative care has given me my life back. I am a very active 46 year old female who plays golf, loves yard work and walking my dogs 3 miles a day and I now have NO PAIN and increased range of motion. Dr. Watson truly has a gift for helping people. Thank you so much Dr. Watson!
Debbie T.
When I arrived at Dr. Walling's office, I had over 7 surgeries on my left ankle and it still wasn't working correctly. Pain was a constant reminder of the initial accident (falling down a wheelchair ramp), and if I did too much, I was literally down off my ankle for at least one day. After meeting with Dr. Walling, getting a new MRI done and another office visit, it was determined I needed an ankle fusion. Things just weren't working right and the pain was going to get a lot worse. I liked Dr. Walling's no non-sense approach and I knew he would not operate if it was not necessary. After the surgery, I cried and I cried because the pain was over the top, but Dr. Walling and his Associates assured me that all went well and I would soon recover. Over the next 6 months, as I healed and learned to function a different way, the staff helped this process so much. I even teased Dr. Walling about his bedside manner (matter of fact), I loved his dry sense of humor. Recently, I had to go see Dr. Walling about my right ankle because I had fractured it. I would see anyone other than Dr. Walling. Once you have been treated by the best you simply don't see anyone else. Thanks FOI, Dr. Walling and staff. I am a patient for life.
Wanda H.
I had requested to get an appointment through Dr. Small's scheuler as soon as possible due to an issue that had arose and was getting progressively worse on daily and worrying me tremendously. The staff went above and beyond in helping me to be seen by Dr. Small on Wednesday, July 3rd. They had advised me that the second week in July Dr. Small would not be in clinic. They offered to get me in on the same day if I could get to the Telecom office in the late afternoon. The staff had Dr. Small see me as an add on patient at the end of the day. The end of the day on July 3rd! I know this was not a convenient situation for all those who work in Dr. Small's clinic on the last long day before the July 4th holiday off. However every single person and of course Dr. Small were so kind and accomodating. I can't thank them all enough for seeing me and answering all my questions and relieving a huge amount of fears. I am so very thankful for all their efforts and caring enough to take the time to see me. I am truly appreciative and forever grateful. Thank you to all!
Lisa N.
I have been a patient of Dr. John Small for approximately 7 years. Aside from back issues I am an otherwise healthy individual. I underwent my first back procedure (a laminectomy/discectomy in 2008). My second surgery, a lumbar spinal fusion, was performed in mid 2013. I will never be able to thank Dr. Small enough for helping to return my quality of life. At 41 I was facing the inability to ambulate more than a few blocks at a time, becoming rapidly depressed and struggling to accomplish daily tasks. Dr. Small and his team guided me through the surgical process and jumped through hoops to obtain authorization from my insurance carrier for the fusion surgery. Ten months after surgery I am walking up to two miles in a session. I am able to walk my dog again and I walk every weekend with my girlfriends. I could have never done this without Dr. Small. I am forever grateful!
Susan C.
On December 7th I had kyphoplasty surgery at Brandon Hospital. Dr. Donna Saatman with Dr. Michael Ferentino performed the procedure. I could not have asked for the surgery to have gone any better. The doctors were both so reassuring and showed so much gentle kindness to me. My pre operation appointments went well and at 90 years of age I was quite apprehensive, but all during the time I felt a caring spirit of concern for me. I am grateful for Florida Orthopaedic Institute's commitment and dedication to their patients and kudos to Dr. Saatman and Michael Ferentino.
Helen V.
Dr. Saatman is just a wonderful doctor. She works with you to get back on track after surgery and she listens to what you say. I refuse to have anyone else take care of me for back or neck problems.
Jeanette R.
I have to give a shoutout to Dr. Donna Saatman at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute! She's very caring, kind, thorough and has a great bedside manner. She preformed Balloon Kyphoplasty on my mom's back today. We came in with the expectation of having this procedure done to only two vertebrae. During the surgery Dr. Saatman looked at each vertebrae individually to see if there were any other fractures that have occurred since the initial MRI. She found two more and repaired them at the same time. My mom keeps saying that she cannot believe her upper back isn't hurting. If you are having back issues, I'd highly recommend seeing Dr. Saatman!
Barbara
I have had several knee surgeries over the past three years and since my last one two years ago; I have had numbness in my foot. After having numerous tests and seeing several doctors, including a neurologist, I was left with "the feeling might come back or it might not." No one could tell me if there was anything I could do to get the feeling back in my foot. Dr. Reina came highly recommended and I made an appointment. After a very thorough examination, Dr. Reina conducted a procedure on me that gave me feeling in my foot for the first time in two years. I am blown away at the fact something that took him a few minutes to conduct could fix something that numerous doctors and tests could not handle over several years. I am very thankful for Dr. Reina, as my quality of life will now be exponentially better than it has been.
Charlie
I had heard about Dr. Reina for about a year and a half before finally deciding to schedule an appointment with him. I am so very glad I did, and wish I would have begun treatment when I first heard his name! I was diagnosed (after years of being misdiagnosed) February 2011 with Multiple Sclerosis. I feel confident that his treatment has improved my balance and walking challenges. I walked in my first appointment with a brace, which I was using all the time and had reconciled that this was going to be part of my new world. I left that appointment with the brace in hand and only use it for outings that involve lots of walking. He is a man of faith, integrity and intelligence who deeply cares about his patients. I am blessed to have him as part of my wellness team!
Donna M.
I have had a pain in what I thought was my right hip for more than 5 years. I have had x-rays taken and even an MRI and they kept saying there was nothing wrong with my hip. My doctors could not find anything but the pain kept getting worse and worse to the point where I could not walk 25 feet without having to drag my leg due to the pain. It felt like bone on bone in my hip and severely limited my mobility. My doctor recommended I go see Dr. Reina who has a chiropractic practice at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I had never been a big fan of chiropractors so I was hesitant but the pain was intense and I was tired of not being able to walk very far so I decided to go. I can't tell you what an idiot I have been to wait all this time to go see Dr. Reina. My brother has been telling me for years to see a chiropractor but I didn't listen. During the first visit after my examination Dr. Reina told me the problem was not in my hip. I had a lower back problem because I was walking incorrectly with my left leg and it was over stressing the right side of my lower back which was causing the severe pain. He gave me an adjustment, some stretch bands and showed me a couple of exercises to do with my feet. (At this point I should mention that I have severe COPD and pulmonary hypertension which means my feet, ankles and legs are always swollen tight as a drum.) He had me walk after the adjustment and I could not duplicate the pain no matter how much I walked. I figured it would come back for sure so I left and they scheduled an appointment for 3 or 4 days later. I told the Dr. that I bowled on Mondays and he told me to go ahead and bowl. When I went back to see him I told him I had no pain walking during the week but after bowling my back tightened up. It was not the same pain but it still hurt. He said I'm walking better now and the exercises are working so keep doing them. He told me I just strained some muscles I had not been using during bowling and then gave me a different type of adjustment and the pain went away.  I walked almost 2 miles last Saturday, pain free. I cannot thank Dr. Reina enough! All those years of pain and he corrected it so quickly I still find it hard to believe. If you are a doubter in Chiropractors, as I was, and you have pain -- go see Dr. Reina. Don't be an idiot like me and suffer unnecessarily. This guy knows what he's doing. Don't be afraid to give it a try.
Robert G.
When I was looking for a facility for my hip replacement surgeries, I knew from my experience as a registered nurse that Florida Orthopaedic Institute was my best option. When selecting a doctor, I just wanted someone caring and compassionate; I found that in Dr. Palumbo.  He was wonderful!  Very caring, understanding and personable, and was exactly what I needed. Before finding Dr. Palumbo, I battled breast cancer and dealt with months of hip pain. When I went in for my first appointment, I made my goal clear: to be able to walk around the new Wesley Chapel Mall. I was there on opening day. A few factors made my experiences at Florida Orthopaedic Institute truly exceptional. I was able to speak with Dr. Palumbo’s assistant, Aisha, whenever I needed and she always got right back to me when I would call. She is the best. Additionally, Dr. Palumbo was able to release me from the hospital just a day after my surgery, lessening my risk of infection. Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Palumbo gave me my life back.
Carmen T.
I just wanted to personally thank Dr. Miranda and express my deepest appreciation for the truly OUTSTANDING job you did with my full knee replacement on February 11, 2014! As a direct result, I was able to complete my 54th Marathon (24th Marine Marathon) on October 26, 2014. I owe it all to you and FOI! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Ron R.
I could not be happier or more relieved with my choice to visit FOI. After years of hip and leg pain, and knowing I would need a total hip replacement as some point due to a childhood injury, I'm so grateful to have learned of FOI and the highly skilled staff there. Dr. Miranda performed my THR on a Tuesday morning and I was up walking and back home the very next night. While this is probably not typical, I'm very thrilled that this was the case for me. Six weeks later and I'm headed back to work, getting stronger and better each and every day. Thank you Dr. Miranda and Florida Orthopaedic Institute!
Melissa M.
I normally do not provide feedback. In fact, I was not the patient--it was my 77 (going on 40) year old mother. But it was because of my parents' experience that I felt compelled to provide feedback. My mother needed a knee replacement after having been scoped at another institution. Given my personal past success with a few surgeons from Florida Orthopedic Institute, I selected a name from the list of knee surgeons, passed it along to my mother, and the rest is history. Dr. Miranda not only did a phenomenal job with the surgery (I would have been disappointed with anything other than a stellar performance from a Florida Ortho surgeon), he was a standout for another reason . . . he didn't treat my parents (my father is 83-going-on-40 and attended all the appointments) like they were "old people". My parents were given adequate time to communicate and Dr. Miranda "listened". In doing so, he not only gained their genuine trust and respect, he was able to quickly and proficiently address my mother's exact needs and get her on the path to almost a full recovery only three weeks after surgery. Kudos to Dr. Miranda in doing his job in a stellar manner while never forgetting that the simple act of listening is such a precious commodity.
Nancy R.
I have had RHA since I was 5 years old, I am 59 now. I have had two joint replacement surgeries on my right shoulder, and unfortunbately, I broke it again. Dr. Mighell said he would do my surgery, but was skeptical because I did not have much bone left from the other two surgeries to connect the prosthetic to. He performed the surgery with skill and expertise. I can raise my right arm high enough to use the hair blower to style my hair. It has been 12 years since my surgery and my arm is still doing great. Dr. Mighell is one of the best! I thank God for intelligent, dedicated and skilled doctors like Dr. Mighell.
Vicki B.
I have been under Dr. Jackson's care for many years and I have to say that Dr. J and all of his staff are amazing and very professional.
Clara B.
I fell and crushed my elbow and bones around the elbow, 12 years ago.  Dr Infante repaired it, I had literally no pain.  Six weeks later broke it again.  Dr. Infante again gently and kindly repaired it, only this time in such a way I would not break again. After 12 years I am  still using it like it never happened.  Thanks for a wonderful job done long ago.
Kim B.
For over 3 years I was in such pain with my right knee that it was so hard to walk, stand or sit without pain in my knee and leg. After being referred to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, I scheduled a consulting with Dr. Grant Garlick to discuss my options. It was determined that I needed a partial knee replacement and scheduled surgery on June 30, 2014 where the procedure was performed at the Florida Hospital of Carrollwood. The care at the hospital was exceptional from the pre-op until the day I left the hospital. A followed the therapy to the letter for weeks following the surgery and I am proud to say that I am back to the gym and able to walk, stand and work-out without pain. I just completed my annual exam with Dr. Garlick and my knee looks good and feels great. I highly recommend Dr. Garlick and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute to anyone who is seeking relief of knee pain and to get back to your normal activities and enjoying life.
Jeanie C.
Dr. Garlick, his nurse and staff have been wonderful throughout a four week period of treatment on my right knee. I was almost ready for a knee replacement and had been researching stem cell therapy for the knee after three friends and neighbors had the treatment with another doctor who was not an orthopedic surgeon. My research led me to Dr. Garlick, an orthopedic surgeon who also uses stem cell therapy along with the PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. My treatment consisted of harvesting my stem cells and injecting them into the knee followed by 3 injections of PRP which was completed last week. Although no doctor can guarantee the long term results as this is experimental, my knee is feeling better and the pain almost gone just 3 days after the final injection. Dr. Garlick, has been so gentle and understanding and the injections were almost pain free. I will and have recommended Dr. Garlick to many friends and family. He is a great doctor and has a wonderful bedside manner.
Joyce R.
I had a hip replacement with Dr. Bernasek  last year. My hip is doing very well. He, as always did a great service for me and others.
Tamara K.
After 5 months of going to other doctors & having no answer for my hip pain, I went to Dr. Yi and I was diagnosed during my first appointment. After a successful surgery for my CAM hip impingement/labrum tear, I've returned to exercising & playing sports with no pain or setbacks. Dr. Yi is the perfect example of an excellent doctor/surgeon. He listens to his patients, shows empathy towards them, does not rush through appointments, and he is very thorough when he explains information to his patients. Dr. Yi helped me get back to being the avid exerciser/athlete I am, and I beyond grateful. Also, his assistant Erin was very helpful & made herself readily available to answer any questions. Dr. Yi & Erin make a excellent team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Erica R.
Dr. Watson is amazing. He is a gifted surgeon. After two hip replacements and having the second dr. fracture my femur in multiple places Dr. Watson showed such concern for the mess I was left with. After blood work and a CT the picture was clear my last surgeon didn't do the job. I actually had a bone sticking out on the X-Ray. The pain was unbelievable. Dr. Watson spent a lot of time with me and shared his concerns. CT showed it was much worse than I thought. Dr Watson did surgery in April. I do look like the bionic woman but he put me back together. Still have therapy and working hard to be able to walk again. I would never go to anyone else. This man is a trauma surgeon who fixed difficult cases. I am so grateful I found him.
Jill T.
I am alive and active because of Dr. Walling. In 1987, at the rambunctious and invincible age of 14, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) of my tibia (lower leg bone) and I have been his patient ever since. I was not the most compliant patient; In fact, I was probably one of the most misbehaved to say the least. All the while, Dr. Walling handled me with genuine care, honesty, and compassion regardless of my antics. Dr. Walling & Dr. Bernasek did a total knee replacement with a tibia cadaver replacement one week after I turned 18. Now, I am a 40 year old registered nurse working in oncology in St. Petersburg, Florida and I am still walking on the same total knee and cadaver bone Dr. Walling and Dr. Bernasek did for me 23 years ago. Yes, 23 YEARS! Dr. Walling, to this day, has been the most frank and honest doctor I have ever known personally and professionally. I am privileged to be his patient!
Bonnie G.
The care I received at FOI by Dr. Small and Lori Luna has always been first rate.  Their first priority is treating you as a person. They are very compassionate and treat ME, not just my condition.   I have been seeing them for almost 10 years and will never trust  anyone like I trust them. Could not give a higher recommendation than I do them.  Without them, I would not be able to live my life that I am able to now. I am forever grateful!
Laurie P.
Dr. Sellman treated a nagging knee injury that was preventing my normal physical exercise. He eventually determined that it was a damaged ligament and a damaged meniscus. He patiently explained all of the options, including surgery. With his care, over time, we were able to resolve the problem with physical therapy and a special brace. I am now once again cycling, sailing and doing yoga ... without surgery. Thank you Dr. Sellman.
Carl L.
After several years of increased pain from a complex foot and ankle problem I could not find a Dr. who wanted to treat me near our home in The Villages, other than bracing. After much research I found Dr. Roy Sanders. From the first appointment he understood what the problem was and presented me with a plan as to how the pain could be eliviated. It involved a reconstruction of my foot. I've unfortunately needed to visit many Dr's offices over the past few years for other problems. I have never encountered a more efficient and competent operation. From the moment you walk into their office - from reception, X-ray and casting departments to their nursing staff and most importantly Dr's, you are treated with respect and consideration of your time, a true rarity in today's medical world. I do not hesitate in recommending Dr. Sanders and The Florida Orthopedic Institute.
Barbara L.
I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to Dr. Saatman and her team, Michael and Nicole for making the most terrifying experience in my life a great one. I have never had a medical concern in my life and when I herniated my L5/S1 and was at a level 10 pain I thought life was over. I am an overly analytic person and have to ask a ton of questions to know all possible outcomes to make a decision. I am most certain that I drive Dr. Saatman and everyone else beyond crazy asking endless questions (I come in with printed lists) but they never make me feel bad or try to rush me out of the office before I am comfortable. Dr. Saatman is a brilliant surgery with amazing hands. She commands your presence when entering the room and knows exactly how to frame questions so she is able to get the proper responses from you to diagnosis and treat you. She performed a lumbar micro-discectomy on my L5/S1 in February of 2016 . They were wonderful in prepping me at the hospital and the recovery has been terrific. I am so grateful to see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel and can't wait to dive back in to the life I love. This is the best medical team I have ever dealt with in my life for myself or others and could not imagine being treated by anyone else.
Nichole M.
Patients with knee replacements should definitely consider chiropractic as part of their rehab. I had a total knee replacement of my right knee by Dr. Bernasek. The surgery and physical therapy were great, but I was still having a few "issues" that I thought needed a chiropractor's attention so I went to see Dr. Reina, a Florida Orthopedics Institute chiropractor. He helped me and my knee rehab/recovery immensely. My hips had become slightly crooked and my balance was off. He corrected both and I was able to get greater benefit from the physical therapy for my knee. I am now stronger and can walk better because I no longer have to work at balancing myself in between steps. My overall improvement has been phenomenal. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Reina as part of your knee rehab.
Jenaay B.
In March of 2015 I was referred here by my previous orthopedic surgeon since he was at a loss at how to treat me, aside from physical therapy. At just 20 years old I had just found out that the sever knee pain and issues I had been having since I was 14 were due to birth defects and deformities. FOI scheduled me with Dr. Morse and things have been getting better ever since. I expressed my desire to continue with the physical therapy I was doing and that I wanted to try everything possible before I considered surgery. Dr. Morse and his PA Dr. Hines were completely understanding and agreed with me that a non-surgical approach was a good plan. Unfortunately I still ended up needing surgery after finding the same birth defect in my other knee. Through the entire process of scheduling surgery and an insurance change a wee prior to surgery, every single person on his staff has shown that they care. I have never had a doctor that actually cares as much as Dr. Morse does. I have had to call him multiple times during on-call hours and never expected him to personally call me each time, let alone express as much concern in his voice about me when I was at a loss on how to feel better. So far I am 8 weeks post-op from my first surgery with Dr. Morse and the work is absolutely incredible. I'll be having surgery on my other leg in the beginning of 2016 with him and although surgery is terrifying, Dr. Morse and his staff truly care about you and want to see you live up to your full potential. While the reasons why I had to come to FOI aren't the best, I am truly so grateful to have found this Institute and a staff that is not only incredibly knowledgeable, but talented, funny and caring.
Jason W.
Dr. Miranda performed my knee replacement on May 21, 2013. With lots of hard work on my part in rehab, I was walking without any kind of assistance in 16 days, and my scar was hardly noticeable, thanks to Dr. Miranda's excellent surgical skills! I must comment on his delightful staff, always so friendly and helpful, particularly Amanda who was available when I needed to have an answer to a troubling question or problem. Dr. Miranda is so easy to talk to and so understanding and listens to you ---- treats you like a person, not a chart, wonderful bedside manner. Wonderful experience, and if my other knee should need replacing or a hip, I'd be right back in Dr. Miranda's office!
Eloise L.
Dr. Mighell gave me back my arm! I had a joint replacement in my right elbow from a car accident. The surgery Dr. Mighell performed gave me back 90% of the function I had. I cannot say enough about FOI's Dr's & staff!
Candice T.
Dr Howard Jackson is top notch .. the best. He displayed genuine compassion and interest in me as a patient. I did not feel like I was part of a standard mold or that he had a certain course of action and I was plodded on the path. Kudos also to Sara Bowles for her attentiveness and agility to assist in getting all my documents in order for work. She has a stellar can do attitude and then actually does what she says, amazing! The Dr Howard Jackson office is one that I would recommend to anyone who is suffering from back pain.
Nena R.
My special needs daughter MyKayla was a patient of Dr. Infante she had a multi compound fracture in her left arm. He and his staff worked very well with her special needs and she is still talking about her favorite doctor to this day. Thank you to everyone that had a hand in her care.
Melissa D.
On September 15th, I shot myself with a .45 hollow point bullet through my left dominant hand. The damage to my palm, joint and middle finger bones, tendons and nerves was extensive. You could put a roll of quarters through the wreckage of my hand. Dr. Miranda met me at the Brandon Regional Hospital Emergency Room and after assessment contacted Dr. Hess for consultation. Dr. Miranda through surgery stabilized my hand. Six weeks later, Dr. Hess recommended a digital resection as my best option. He explained that by removing the middle finger near the wrist and moving the index finger to the middle finger position I would stand the best chance for the greatest hand functionality. The surgery was a success and through coordinated Occupational Therary at the hands of Sue Mokris today five months later I can as examples: type, tie my shoes, grasp change handed to me, thread a needle and play catch with my grandchildren, all pain free and without limitation. The team at Florida Orthopaedic Institute always addressed my concerns and met every expectation I had with reasonable explanations and options. While I hope to never need their services again, if needed I will consult the professionals at Florida Orthopaedic and highly recommend Dr. Hess and his team for hand trauma.
Scott P.
He is an excellent doctor and I plan on staying under his care for my foot/ankle.
John B.
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Dr. Gustke did hip replacement surgery with bone grafting Nov. 13,1990. Yes, almost 25 years and still in great shape. I no longer live in Florida but the surgeon here is amazed by my terrific result. Words truly can't express what a difference surgery made or how grateful I am to have been a patient of Dr. Gustke. Thank you!
Rene H.
Dr. Gasser fixed my torn rotator cuff and ball joint that had rough spurs from artheritis. My shoulder was completely repaired by Dr Gasser and works just like new. Full range of motion, no pain, just perfect. Dr. Gasser showed me before and after color photos of my shoulder mechanisms and the MRI and or CT scan pictures showing his excellent work were amazing. The rough ball was polished smooth as glass, the tears were trimmed and stitched together. He sent me to therapy and within 4 to 6 weeks my shoulder was back to as new condition and swimming. I strongly recommend Dr Gasser and the Florida Orthopedic Institute to anyone that has shoulder or knee problems.
David S.
I was very nervous about my procedure, but after talking to Dr.Garcia and Rosie Johnson who answered all of my questions and listened to all of my concerns and assured me that everything would be fine and it was. My procedure turned out great. Rosie's professionalism, and listening skills are awesome. Dr. Garcia performed an awesome job and the Surgery Center Staff was awesome as well, from the reception area to the nurses and the anesthesiologist.. Thank you for a job well done!
Carol H.
Having been treated three times  by physicians of  Forida Orthopaedic Institute I must say I'm really impressed by their services.  They are GOOD at what they do and the Institute itself is fantastic!  Dr. Clare who repaired a broken ankle for me and Dr. Mighell who repaired a broken shoulder as well as Dr. Barna who relieved me from pain with my back.  Their P.A.'s are the best also.  I also must say that their physical therapy are also the best.  After having a bad 2011, I am pain free now and that is really something! Thanks to Florida Orthopaedic Institute and all its people!
Joan S.
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On Ocotber 5th, 2004, I had a revised hip replacement at the Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Thomas Bernasek, performed the procedure, I could not asked for the surgery to go any better, he is the best specialist for hip replacement. I recovered fast. It was a blessing to have Dr. Bernasek as my surgeon. I'm always grateful for life with him. I'm able to walk pain free, I can do everything, go to the gym, work, remarried and have a normal life. I don't even remember that I have a hip replacement, I'm a very active individual nothing stops me. I'm a devoted patient. Thank you Dr. Bernasek for your commitment to your patients and your dedication. Grateful for life.
Ana B.
I found the Florida Orthopaedic Institute through my Primary Care Provider and was lastly seen by Dr. Steven Barna there.  The severe and painful lower back problem which I suffered with for a long time is now simply a memory.  I am currently pain-free after the minimally invasive procedure that Dr. Barna performed.  I am so grateful to him for his honesty, professionalism and especially his expertise!
Maria C.
"All the staff and doctors were friendly and professional. They took time with me, also gave me enough time to answer all of my questions. They seemed to actually care about my health problems. I really feel at ease and trust the staff and doctors when I visit the Telecom office."
Joe C.
Location Treated At:North Tampa – Temple Terrace
I have been going there 8 months now and Dr. Infante and his team are the best. I know I am in good hands when I go there.
Tricia G.
Dr. Tresser is a superstar! I underwent a two staged procedure for spinal fusion with interbody cages at 4 levels then 2 days later rod placement for spine curvature.  The surgery was very successful and I was taking Tylenol for pain after 2 weeks.   I was basically unable to walk any distance without having to sit before surgery...that pain is gone!  Thank you Dr. Tresser for your excellent care.
Lloyd B.
On June 28, 2016, I had a truly awesome experience at the Dale Mabry location. It was my first time at this location and the outstanding customer service began as soon as I set inside the building. The soothing decor and waterfall walls immediately calmed me.  I was greeted as soon as I walked in and asked if I needed help. I was directed to Dr. Garlick's location. The employees in Dr. Garlick's reception area were professional with a bit of humor, helpful and fast. They were courteous and patience when i forgot to go take my x-ray.  They made me feel like they have been knowing me for years. Each area I was treated with respect and world class customer service. I left there with a smile on my face and a great experience in my soul.  Not even the needle pain in my knee could distract from the awesome treatment. I work for a Huge federal agency where exceptional customer service is our Number one goal, therefore, I  recognize and appreciate it when I receive it.
Sharon G.
I recently underwent surgery to correct Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Fingering on my right hand. The entire staff both in the office and at the surgery center were terrific.  Dr. Nydick fully understood the issues I was experiencing and explained my options.  I chose to have the surgical release(s) performed and I am 2 weeks out and having no problems.
Melanie H.
I flew to Ohio on April 24th and my friends picked me up. When we got back to my friends house, I went to do something and stepped over a Great Dane when I fell and broke my wrist in 3 places. Off to the emergency room we went where they had to pop my wrist back in place. When I travelled back home after another week, I made an appointment with Dr. Beatty and had a complex surgery. All I can say is Dr Beatty did a great job on my wrist so I would love to say thank you so much, you are a great surgeon!
Carol P.
Dr. Maxson is a wonderful doctor to whom I would like to thank for taking care of my right knee and being an awesome doctor.
Carol P.
I recently broke my wrist and was seen by Dr. Infante who was the Orthopedic Dr. on call that night for the hospital where I was seen. I followed up with Dr. Nydick.  He took the time to listen to my questions and concerns and truly heard me.  It turned out I needed surgery.  I had my post-op follow-up yesterday and everything was healing well.  Throughout this whole ordeal (about a month now), he has been available and genuinely concerned about my comfort and well being. This entire group (Florida Orthopaedic Institute) is incredible.  Having said that, everyone I had contact with was exceptional, accommodating and professional.  Not only will I recommend them to anyone, especially family and friends, but I just recently moved about 3 hours out of Tampa and would STILL travel back to be treated by them.  They are an exceptional group of people and I could not be more pleased with my treatment (from both the medical staff and the administrative branch) or my outcome. I am very grateful for the excellent care I received.
Mary L.
On August 19, 1998, Dr. Roy Sanders did my ankle replacement, I wanted to let him know that after 18 years I am still going strong. I walk 2-3 miles every day with no pain. I am so glad I found him!
Ruth Ann R.
I've had lower back pain for the last 20 years. In the last 7 years I've gotten 4 shots in my back, the first two worked. I had two more in the beginning of the year and it didn't work. I was sent to see Dr. Tresser and he said I needed surgery (I was scared). Dr. Tresser did an anterior fusion on June 29th, I was supposed to be in the hospital for three days, I got out the day after surgery. It's been 3 months since my surgery and my back hasn't felt this good in 20 years.
Bonnie J.
I have been treated here before, and expected that I would get treated wonderfully, like I did before with Dr. Billys. I went through so many knee procedures and before meeting Dr. Steven Lyons, I was put through the most painful partial knee replacement, recovery and rehab, as well as therapy and additional scopes any one person could deal with. Once we finally met Dr. Lyons we tried injections and therapy and he saw how bad I hurt and how much pain I was in, and after how many times I complained my knee would give out and collapse and after synvasc injections and therapy to make sure my leg was strong muscle wise, Dr Lyons suggested total knee replacement. This man is a wonderful genius!!! Same day I was up walking, moving and going further then I ever did with just a partial! I went on cruise 1 week after the partial knee was done and it was a nightmare, this time same leg except it was a full knee replacement and I was riding a bike 5 days out. Full extension almost have my heel to my butt! All due to preparing my muscles for two months or more before the surgery! On top of that, it is the setup Dr. Lyons whole program he has, down to every detail.  Ask questions at the class you are set up to see. Make sure you speak to your anesthesiologist, if you do not, demand one. Dr. Lyons put all these together so patients would go and get questions answered, so the day of the procedure should be a little bit less stressful.  Trust me when I let him know things were not very smooth, he demanded answers. I am no where near the pain I was in. I truly believe FOI has a secret magic bottle of wonderful doctors with the magic touch. Thank you FOI for giving my life back!
Phyllis D.
I thought my ankle was fractured. Dr. Sellman ran more X-Rays then the hospital.  He spotted the fracture and put me in a boot. He re-checked my fracture in 6 weeks.  He has the best personality and bed side manner. I highly recommend him. He's the Best!!
Sharon M.
After I broke my shoulder, I was treated by Dr. Yi. I am very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, empathy and warmth. He explained everything to me about my injury. The staff at Florida Orthopedic was very accommodating and everyone was so friendly and responsive. Dr. Yi s assistant, Erin, was very concerned about my pain and explained everything to me regarding my insurance. When there was a problem with my referral for physical therapy, Dr. Yi and Erin went above and beyond the call of duty. Dr. Yi called my primary care doctor to find out why I have not heard anything. I have never had a doctor do this for me before. Both Erin and Dr. Yi make a great team and both are very informative and helpful. I emphatically recommend Dr. Yi and his team of professionals to anyone needing orthopedic care.  
Sandra R.
Dr. Weinstein did surgery on my spinal cord and replaced two discs. It was totally an amazing experience from start to end. He was very caring, very on top of things, and made me feel like I was his only patient at all times. He was so on top of things ...I never had pain after or before surgery, which was a miracle in itself. No pain after is a true testament to me of his good work. I would recommend this man to anyone .... I have the utmost respect for him as a surgeon and as a person. Thanks Doc, you were great.  
Mary Ann D.
WOW The best doctor in the world,my hero.I was in a terrible hit and run ccident.Dr.Watson was able to save my leg and my arm.The arm was questionable,but Dr.Watson did it. My family and I give this credit to he lord and Dr.Watson. I will never be able to Thank you enought. Thanks again!  
Leana M.
I am a new patient who in 2 visits has experienced wonderful results in my journey to wellness. Through some unique treatments I have gotten back feeling & reflex in the foot, ankle and other joints. I can do some walking now and have reduced pain in arthritic ankle.  While I have a way to go, in 2 visits he accomplished much more than I have received from other physicians over 10 years. I look forward to what is in store for me next.
Judi F.
I cannot express all the gratitude that I have for Dr. Small, Lori Luna and Lashanda Cole. This is a remarkable team and they have been absolutely phenomenal and such a blessing in my life. They are responsive, caring and they worked together as a team to get me back on my feet. I am forever grateful for these folks!  
Adam W.
Came to see Dr. Sellman in early January because of recurring hip pain due to competitive rowing at USF. Dr. Sellman was a great listener and very understanding that not competing was not an option. He offered me multiple different options each visit including icing and physical therapy exercises, suggesting I see the athletic trainer, prescribing a compounding cream, and ultimately cortisone shots a week before States. I am happy to report because of Dr. Sellman and Angel's help in easing my hip pain, I made it through an entire season of training and my boat took second at States!! Feels so good and I couldn't have done it without them!  
Lauren A.
On October 30, 1998 I was hit on a motorcycle in NY Long Island. After many operations in NY (I beleive 6), a broken leg in 4 places, pelvis 5 places and ribs the NY doctors wanted to amputate my leg. I was not sure what to do so my sister in FL referred me to Tampa General Hospital where I met Dr. Sanders. Thank god for that! He knew just what to do. The other doctors were operating on me with bone infection. Dr. Sanders sat down and talked to me like a regular guy and told me he could put me back together. There was a trust right off the bat. He saved my leg, he is the best of the best ; the Master! I can never thank him and his staff enough. Still to this day I see him and he is still that regular guy. If you are in trouble don't walk but run to see him and his staff. Thank You Dr. Sanders, you're the Best of the BEST!  
Kevin A.
My experience with Dr. Saatman started 5 years ago thus January. I had a tragic fall at a department store. I knew I was hurt when I fell because I went numb from the waist up for a while. I contacted my Dr.at that time. He blew me off and tried to tell me I was fine. I knew different. My current Dr. was able to get me in with Dr.Saatman which at that time had her own practice. After doing the necessary tests Dr. Saatman performed quite lengthy surgery on both the front if my neck and back of my neck. I will always be gratefull to her she gave me my life back. She also did surgery on me on May the 8th this year since being a Dr. at Florida Orthopedic. Dr. Saatman is a wonderful Dr. you are very blessed to have her on your team. I hope she is with you for years to come.  
Sandra G.
After many years of receiving different diagnosis from various doctors including TMJ to Cervical Dystonia and being prescribed and collection of pain / muscle relaxers, it was suggested by a fitness colleague of mine to visit Dr. Reina. With consistent headaches, neck and back ache taking a toll on my every day life, I scheduled an appointment thinking I've tried everything else, why not try another? The initial new patient consolation is worth every bit of the wait, simply because the same amount of care and time from Dr. Reina and his assistant shall be spent with you. Initially my treatments were every 3 days, then 5 days, then a week, then 2 weeks and after approximately 3 months...Care and treatment at it's very best with positive results. I have no longer have neck, back and headache issues, and continue to check in with the good Dr. periodically. He's impressive, I have referred Dr. Reina to friends whom have been thrilled with their own results. I'm going with genuine.
Kirsten B.
I dislocated my right thumb about four years ago. Dr. Pappou called it a "gameskeeper dislocation," in which the ligament was torn loose. I was tired of the constant pain in my right (my dominant) hand, so I went to see Dr. Pappou. He patiently explained my options and answered all my questions. I decided to have surgery on my thumb on March 3, 2016. Dr. Pappou came to see me before the procedure to reassure me -- he even made a mark with a pen on my thumb, which I thought was great. My procedure went smoothly, and Dr. Pappou explained my after-care to me and to my husband. My procedure was on a Friday, and I was very surprised and very pleased when the following Sunday night, Dr. Pappou called my house to check on me. He guided me through the next stages of the process (stitch removal, casting, brace, etc.) with skill and compassion (I am a big baby when it comes to surgical procedures). It has been three months since my procedure, and my hand feels wonderful. Under Dr. Pappou's excellent care, I healed quickly and thoroughly. I am very, very grateful to him -- I did not think there was anything that could be done to help my injured thumb, but he made me as good as new -- even better! He is not only a gifted surgeon, but also a very nice, kind, and compassionate man. I will recommend him to anyone I know who needs hand surgery.
Barbara B.
Dr. Palumbo went so far beyond my expectations it's hard to put into words.  I went from barely being able to walk for more than 5 minutes, to feeling like an 18 year old kid again in a matter of two short weeks.  Under Dr. Palumbo's leadership, the entire team at Florida Orthopaedic and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel put patient care above everything else.  Only one word could explain all of this....LOVE!  
Walt K.
The doctor was very friendly as well as all the staff and nurses. They checked and rechecked everything. They reassured us and made our daughter feel very safe and calm. Thank you so much.
Marilyn G.
In my eyes, Dr.Morse is a god send and his assistant, Katie, is the best. She helped me with forms and understanding what was going to happen. I'm happy and almost pain free from the surgery! Dr. Morse truly cares and his office is the greatest. I would recommend anyone to go to Florida Orthopeadic Institute. I'm back to my life, thank you for Dr. Morse and Katie!
Mary N.
I would like to thank FOI and dr. Miranda for the best medical experience of my life. Being 62 yrs old and no major problems with my health, I was a little scared. Dr Miranda did a total hip replacement , and in 6 weeks I was released to return to work. What a great job. Thank you again  
Jack S.
On Oct. 23, 2014, I fell in my home and broke the humerus bone in my left arm. My first trip was by ambulance to a hospital in north Tampa where, after a trip to the OR, I was told that the bone was in place and I was sent home in a brace. The next morning, I was in such pain that my husband and I again called 911, requesting that I go to another hospital. My arm WAS NOT in place and the brace was cutting off circulation to my hand because of extensive swelling. Had we not gone to this hospital I believe I could have lost my arm. The sad part of what happened at the second hospital was that I was, again, told that my bones were in place and sent home. They were not. After 3 more days of excruciating pain, my husband, being a physician himself, scheduled an independent x-ray confirming what we already knew. My husband is a very well respected family practice physician in Tampa, taking care of his patients for over 25 years now and, yet, he was at a loss. As a last resort, we called Dr. William Carson who had performed surgery on an ACL tear I had many years previously. Without a moments hesitation, I was referred to Dr. Mighells. This incredible man had me in surgery within 3 days, and without doubt, saved my arm! Mine was a very complicated case involving permanent nerve damage. We are confident that I will have full function of my arm given time for the nerves to heal. Forgive me for this lengthy testimonial, but I cannot say enough in my thanks to this incredible surgeon and those that work under him. He's the best in his field. Period. If anyone interested would care to speak with me about my experience, I would be more than happy to do so.
Vicki G.
Dr. Maxson is very caring. He was very patience explaining options and the process about my shoulder injury. His assistant Marie has great customer service skill. I feel she genuinely cares about the patients. The physical therapists Shannon and Stephen in the Brandon are wonderful. They really want you to get better.  
Mrs. K
After experiencing four major knee surgeries including one prior knee replacement surgery, my encounter with Dr. Lyons was the best. From the seamless operation, to the outstanding care provided by the professionals at TGH, pain management and rehab my second knee replacement has set a new standard for me in Orthopedic care. I will no longer even consider another physician group or hospital for any subsequent care that I may need in the future. Thank you for the commitment to patient care and for the unparalleled level of service that I received from your office and from your selection of the number one hospital in Florida. Dr. Lyons straightforward approach and deep concern for his patients comfort level kept me at ease throughout the process.
Paul M.
I've been treated by Dr. Jackson for quite some time. Sometimes things come up out of our control. Appointments need to be cancelled, and spur-of-the-moment requests need to be made. I would like ito acknowledge Ms. Sara Bowle, Dr. Jackson's MA, for all she does. Numerous times Sara has shown that she goes "above & beyond" in assisting patients like myself. I had a last minute trip I needed to attend and knew I would not have enough medicine for my trip. I phoned Sara in the morning and asked if I would be able to p/u a perscription in the afternoon. Without hesitation, Sara called me back, confirming my request. Sara handled it seamlessly, no mess- no fuss. Thanks again to F.O.I. and Sara.  
Eric B.
I fell and broke my wrist while at work and was referred to Dr. Infante by workman's comp. It took some time to get the needed surgery due to some issues with the hospital and their staff but Dr. Infante was a very proactive advocate for me within the medical system. Dr. Infante and his staff was very supportive and pushed to get what ever was needed to get me schedules as quickly as possible. The surgery day, again the hospital had paperwork issues but Dr. Infante HIMSELF dealt with it and was very assuring to myself and my daughter who was caring for me that the surgery was being done THAT day. The surgery was performed without any problems and I left feeling confident. During the entire process, Dr. Infante took personal time to meet with me and my daughter as well as did Nicole his PA. I can not say enough about my POSITIVE experience with Dr. Infante and his staff. Liz his administrative assistant was also an invaluable asset to the office. She went out of her way to make sure paperwork was faxed and available during the numerous problems that arose due to the hospital. Although I NEVER plan to break another bone.....should I, I would again travel the hour plus to have Dr. Infante as my doctor and recommend him to EVERYONE that needs trauma care. Thank you to Dr. Infante, Nicole, Liz and the rest of the staff that touched my life during this surgery. Y'all are the BEST!  
Betty L.
I've been his patient since 2000 and this past year due to car wreck , I have had 5 surgery's with Dr. Hess. Because of him and his honesty and respect. I can use my arms as best as possible. I love him and his staff. Tony and Ebony are the best. They have such compassion for the patients and respect. Never had I had a better doctor.  
Patty L.
My experiences with Dr. Herscovici started 20 years ago with scope #3 on my right knee (which eventually led to a successful total knee replacement in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Bernasek). Since that time he has performed multiple procedures on that knee as well as both feet and the left ankle. I cannot begin to write a suitable testimonial that would encompass the value of his surgical & recovery knowledge nor the gratitude I feel for the continued high quality of life I experience due to his skill and compassion as a physician. My sincerest thanks to Dr. Herscovici and Julia Scaduto ARNP for keeping me in the best structural health I could possibly hope for! I am currently under his care for my left knee using physical therapy as our first option for improvement. FOI is the best!  
Susan B.
Treated By:
Dr. Gustke performed two total hip replacements in 2010 for me. I've had absolutely no issues since. He may be short on words but tremendous on talent, Thank you again for giving me back my life sir.
Richard G.
I dislocated my shoulder and was referred to Dr. Gasser (the shoulder guy) and am so glad that I was. Dr. Gasser and his staff were not only quick and efficient with a plan of action but followed me literally from day 1 to even now in my recovery with physical therapy. I am confident without an once of doubt that I have received the most comprehensive care that I have ever had or witnessed. Dr. Gasser always gave me the utmost concern and regard while in his care. Knowing he has done hundreds of surgeries and dealt with athletes, he never made me feel anything less than a professional athlete myself. Dr. Gasser stated that my injury was one of the worst he had seen in his many years of practice. The follow up from Dr. Gasser was nothing less than stellar and he continued to do so until he was positive that I was healing properly and was clear from any chance of infection. Dr. Gasser and the staff at Florida Orthopaedic truly define excellence in medicine and made what was already a traumatic and stressful situation manageable and a pleasant circumstance apart from the injury itself. You can rest assured that your health and best interests are being taken care of. There is no other place I would trust with our families care in the future than Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Seth Gasser.
Ronald S.
Dr. Garlick diagnosed my knee arthritis condition after detailed examinations, X-rays and MRI. He advised that my knees are deteriorated due to osteoarthritis with the left being much worse. He advised two options: total knee replacement (80% probability of pain relief) and stem cell therapy (70% probability). After more detailed discussion, I decided for stem cell therapy. I had the bone marrow aspiration from the right side of my pelvis on February 5. After centrifugation to concentrate the cells, the concentrate was injected in my left knee. I felt minor discomfort during the procedure but no pain. This was followed with three injections of platelet rich plasma, extracted from my own blood, spaced during three subsequent weeks. The PRP concentrate was similarly injected into my left knee. The third injection was administered on March 3. Although the full effect of the treatment will take about 10 to 12 weeks, I have already felt relief and I am optimistic about the final outcome. The next step will be a review with Dr. Garlick on June 5. I am very pleased with the professionalism and personal care of Dr. Garlick and his nurse, Kaileigh and highly recommend their services.
Alberto H.
I am coming up on one year after my broken wrist insident. I am an art teacher, in my 50 s. I decided to rollerskate like I was in my 20s. It was very hard to see my wrist in an "s" configuration. From the begining of my nightmare, I trusted Dr. GARCIA. One year later , I was going to send him an anniversary thank you to comemorate my injury. Celebrate my recovery. I got on here to get the address. I felt compelled to share my gratitude for this gift from God. I could not have imagined my ability to not only use my wrist again,but to be able to draw,paint, create again. I feel so appreciative I can not adequately express my gratitude. Except to say, thank you Dr.. Garcia for sharing your gift.
Mary D.
Ever since Dr. Bernasek recommended me for my hip replacement, I look no further than FOI for my many orthopedic needs. Recently I was scheduled for foot surgery with Dr. Epting. His Administrative Assistance, Brian, who, from my first encounter has emphasized what is exceptional about the staff at the Citrus Park location. All the staff there have impressed me including the Physical Therapy providers before and after my hip surgery. I worked in a medical office and spent 20 years as a practicing Perinatal RN, so I am especially cognizant of how each of the personnel set a tone for patients. Would that all medical practices could shine like the Citrus Park FOI!
Patricia S.
In my opinion Dr. Clare is the only foot and ankle doctor to see.  I have been in pain for over a year, and Dr. Clare was the sixth Doctor that I had seen for my foot. He was the only one who knew what was wrong with me, and he knew right away. No one else had a clue and the Doctors that I had seen before him were supposed to be some of the best. Now I know who the best really is!  He is extremely  committed to his patients.  He is a true doctor, if only they could all be like him.Thank God for him, he is a blessing to the medical field. Thank you Dr. Clare, you truly saved my life.
Tina L.
Treated By:
I am an older athlete with a left hip replacement. I developed calcium deposits in my leg muscles. My hip replacement was not performed by Dr. Bernasek however whenever I feel the calcium deposits in my muscles are bothersome, I call Dr. Bernasek. He has amazing bedside manners and greeted me with a smile and a concern for my pain regardless of the fact he did not do the surgery. He has helped me tremendously get through some painful and frustrating medical challenges with my hip. I actually saw him today and he greeted me with a smile and was thorough to explain my condition. I live approximately 200 miles round trip by car and would never think of going anywhere else again. There have been times when I have exercised too hard and have annoyed my condition. On many of these occasions I needed help quickly and have spoken with Jessica Ruth, the Medical Assistant. I have been to many medical facilities, one of the best in the country and have never had an opportunity to meet such a dedicated, and patient supportive professional as Jessica. She really cares about patients, new or existing, and I realize that as great as Dr B. is, it takes a supportive team to make the leader GREAT. Without her I am not sure Florida Orthopedic would have the stellar reputation it does and deserves. I do hope her management team of Doctors compensate her properly for all the "Herculean Efforts" she contributes to the Institute. I would also like to single out Maria Rollins. She is another amazing and talented individual who has also helped me when I was in pain and required an appointment. She is so calm, and dedicated to supporting her patients. In summary, I am blessed to be privileged to have such a reputable and state of the art medical institute just a few hours from me. Thank you Dr. Bernasek, Jessica, and Maria for all you do.  
Salvatore G.
Dr. Barna, gave me my life back.  After 5 years of constant lower back pain, and having surgery, acupuncture, and many other procedures, elsewhere, there was no relief.  Familiar with Florida Orthopaedic Instutute, giving my husband a new hip in November, Dr. Lyons,  it was now time for me to get better.  Dr. Barna, suggested lower lumbar epidural steroid injection.  A week later I was at the FOI surgical center, ready to be pain free, and Dr. Barna did not disappoint.  I am now able to do things I haven't done in 5 years, or thought I may never be able to do.   A week later I was able to take my granddaughter to the zoo and walked for five hours, pain free!!!!   Thank you from the bottom of my heart....    
Janet B.
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Christopher Baker and his exemplary Administrative Assistant, Emily Oakley. In a very unexpected manner, I injured my knee which left me unable to walk. As an independent career woman, mother and spouse, at 47 the experience of such an injury can not only be physically painful, but also emotionally trying. I contacted Dr. Baker who had done a fantastic job with my ACL replacement and spoke with Emily who assisted me with getting an immediate appointment, an MRI and she also worked efficiently with my employer to ensure they received all necessary documentation before, during and after my care. Dr. Baker's staff Nina and all his front desk personnel are very friendly and provide great customer service. I was diagnosed with a (L) knee tibial plateau fracture (no operation needed) and Emily's efforts of providing my employer and insurance company with needed documentation, allowed me to focus on healing as opposed to worrying about obtaining all supportive forms. Emily also assisted me with arranging for my PT once I was able to bear weight and she followed up with me to ensure that I was doing well. I also want to thank Dr. Baker for his excellent care, direction and compassion. I'm truly grateful that the Florida Orthopaedic Institute has skilled, experienced and patient friendly doctors such as, Dr. Baker. Dr. Baker genuinely exhibits that his primary goal is for the care of his patients and his expertise will enable them to maintain if not improve their quality of life after injuries and/or surgery. I cannot express my THANK YOU enough for the phenomenal care that I received from both Dr. Baker and Emily, as their dedication to patient care has allowed me to regain my independence and not just maintain, but I've improved the quality of life for both myself and my family.  
Michelle I.
As someone who lives with extreme hyper-mobility, like Cirque de Soleil performers, I have avoided seeing a chiropractor all my life. Keeping my joints in place is a goal I work hard to achieve, so the thought of someone using brute force to manipulate them is terrifying. However, a vertebra in my neck slipped out of place and, try as I might, I couldn't get it back where it belonged. So, I went to see a chiropractor. She agreed that she needed to be careful, so she did only the minimum, which didn't work. Chiropractor #2 threw caution to the wind and not only scared me badly by very roughly manipulating my body, he conceded defeat after working on me for only three minutes. Since a close relative with hyper-mobility spent five years as a patient in the Bloomingdale PT office of FOI, I knew that I could trust the people there to help me without hurting me. After getting a prescription from Dr. Jackson, I saw Dr. Ramirez. He took the time to learn my history, looked at my x-rays, and agreed that hyper-mobility complicated my care. He spent about 45 minutes checking for nerve damage, improving blood flows, and loosening surrounding muscles. Then he very gently turned my head to the side and the vertebra (which had been out for four months), slipped back into place with no pain at all. He then checked out my posture and even my jaw and made additional adjustments, again with no pain. I followed up with PT for several weeks and then saw Dr. Ramirez again. My neck has recovered and I am extremely pleased! I highly recommend this very fine chiropractor.  
Denise P.
I refused to seek a physician despite my family saying I needed to go to the doctor and have my knees checked out. I related the knee pain to inflammation related to the car accident and my being overweight, and thought it would eventually go away with exercise. To me those were the contributing factors as to why I was having so much pain to my knees. I had already started seeing a personal trainer who assured me that the pain would go away once I started exercising more. So, I started my journey to lose weight, but the squats and lounges were too much on my knees, and we had to change the regimen to easier exercises. By August, I had enough of being in excessive pain, and wanted to see what was causing so much pain in my left knee...my regimen was failing so, I made the appointment. After making the appointment, and receiving the xray, I was diagnosed with bilateral patellofemoral pain syndrome. Dr. Echols recommended 6 weeks of physical therapy and to avoid the above mentioned exercises. My physical therapy regimen consisted of stretching to increase flexibility and mobility, strengthening exercises for legs and core, decreasing tightening around the knee cap, and exercises to strengthen quadricep muscles. I now know the importance of stretching before and after exercise. My left knee is better with mild pain, and the right knee has mild pain as well. I still cannot go up and down stairs on neither knee, because the pain is still there; however, not as much, and I can tolerate the pain if need to. I do see a big difference with the new exercises I learned, at this facility, and will continue to perform them on a daily regular basis...they really help. The staff is extra phenomenal and very knowledgeable. They really strive to give excellent treatment and care to their patients, and they work together as a team. I would highly recommend Florida Orthopaedic Institute. Thanks to everyone who helped heal my knee pain, and a special thanks to Kevin for your wonderful discharge plan and teaching the importance of continuing with the exercises taught, and wishing me well with my weight loss journey.
Annette M.
I am writing this letter to thank you for your gifted hands repairing my shoulder tears and bicep tendon. I want to thank your nurse, physician assistant, and all of the physical therapist I have had the pleasure of receiving care under. Florida Orthopedics Institute staff members were all educators, caring, kind, and attentive caregivers. Omar Abadie is a motivated and very focused on my needs with recovery. My progression to full range of motion following my shoulder surgery was done with minimal pain. He asked with every therapy if I was experiencing any pain when performing all exercises. His gentle stretching, and warming up helped with my performing the therapies. He is dedicated and an asset to your institute. I was lucky to receive care from him with the majority of my visits. Florida Orthopedics Institute is equally lucky to have him as an employee. Arthi Sainath, Jason Schoonover, and Shannon Terrell were all equally amazing therapist. They were all focused on delivering my therapy and were all professional. The Florida Orthopedics Institute secretaries are all pleasant, professional and attentive to my scheduling appointments . I was greeted every time I entered a therapy appointment, and feel like a valued patient. I injury occurred August 7, 2013. I was in constant pain and not sleeping well. The surgery was done on February 3rd, 2014. I was informed that it would be about 4 months to full recovery. I performed the exercises at home two times a day as prescribed. The therapy I received and with the home therapy my pain is down to a minimum. I do not experience constant pain and have been sleeping better. It is now 2 1/2 months ans I am working on regaining my strength.
Cathy S.
My experience with FOI has proven to be an uplifting road to recovery. The process of my shoulder replacement was a scary thought. After meeting and talking with Dr. Echols and Obourne, PA, a feeling of peace came over me. I was confident in their ability to perform surgery. I am so pleased with anyone whome I have dealt with. thank you all very much, you guys are the best!
Mary T.
I had rotator cuff surgery on 1/7/2015 by Dr Echols and the awesome staff at Florida Hospital!! Everything was flawless and the care was over the top! Special kudos to Dr Howell(anesthesiologist) and his staff for taking great care of me!! I love the extra details and explanation Dr Echols took in making sure the procedure went well! I just love, love, love how thorough and detailed he is. I'm extremely satisfied and grateful for his expertise in the area of Orthopaedics!!! Woohoo!!
Eliza T.
I have had the pleasure of receiving excellent care from Dr. Eddy Echols, he is a skilled surgeon and wonderful doctor and genuine great guy, he has a great bed side personality. Due to a fall I had 5 operations in 2014 Dr. Echols performed 2 of them. I had torn rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Echols ordered a nerve block so when I woke up from surgery I would not feel any pain. The scares are light and hardly noticeable. After therapy my movement in my shoulder has improved greatly. The second surgery he came into the hospital on a day he does not do surgery so I could get this last surgery in by the end of the year. He operated on my right elbow so he could remove scar tissue and move my nerves to get the numbness out of my arm. Dr. Echols performed cubital tunnel release on my right elbow. My right arm would only straighten to 40% before surgery and I was very limited to what I could do with my arm. After surgery it can now straighten to 18% so as you can see it improved my arm greatly. Although my arm may never be perfect again I feel Dr. Echols improved my movement of my arm which made a great impact for the rest of my life. His first assistant Kevin Osborne, is friendly and helpful, a skilled assistant. Dr. Echols and Kevin have a great working relationship. My husband says I should tell you due to Dr. Echols very friendly bed side personality we know that Dr. Echols cannot pick out which college football team is going to win. Go Wisconsin Thanks Dr. Echols and Kevin for everything you are the greatest. The experience I had with you was incredible, the surgery was painless. If you have to have surgery look these guys up they will do a great job. I promise you won' t be sorry. You can trust Dr. Echols to do his best to help you achieve your best life helping you to get active again. I am a very lucky woman because I picked the best surgeon and assistant in the Tampa area.
Janet E.
At the age of 55 on Feb. 28, 2015, I fractured my knee cap (medically diagnosed as a non-displaced fracture...no surgery needed). It was very painful as I arrived to Dr. Echols on March 3. I was in tears of what was ahead. It was my first experience with a break. As soon as I entered the Florida Orthopaedic Institutes office, I was welcomed with smiles from front desk receptionists. Their concern was to make me as comfortable as possible while I filled out paperwork and waited to see the Dr. It was not long before I was back in the waiting room. They immediately took x-rays and I was soon in the presence of Kevin Osborne, PA and Dr. Eddy Echols. They gave me me great relief in knowing that I would recover completely if I followed all directions. Six weeks later I was ready for physical therapy and introduced to Lori Amaden & Omar Abadie whom were within the same building. They worked with me one on one with therapy to help strengthen and restore my range of motion. They gave me detailed exercises to continue at home. I want to thank each and everyone of these amazing professionals who helped heal me. I have fully recovered and am ever so grateful! I recommend this great team to everyone.
Sandra S.
I saw Dr. Echols and his P.A. Kevin at the Brandon office for pain in my left shoulder. After an MRI diagnosed a partial tear, I was referred to their onsite rehab center. After three months of rehab with my primary therapist, Shannon, along with Jason and Cliff, I have made remarkable strides in managing my pain. I believe if I keep up with my home program I may be able to avoid surgery altogether. I highly recommend this facility and its incredible team to anyone who has need for orthopedic care.
Nancy L.
I was in Virginia about to attend a class reunion when I looked through my bifocals missed a step and fell to the floor. I broke my ankle. I returned to Florida and I called Florida Orthopedic and they immediately scheduled me with Dr. Echols. I was very pleased with the attention he gave me. He had xrays taken of my ankle and informed me that I would need surgery. I'll admit I was scared. He immediately calmed me down and assured me that all would be good; and it was. I am now back on my own two feet and thankful that I was scheduled with Dr. Echols. During my recovery I went on vacation and scheduled my physical therapy in another state. The therapists commented on how quickly I was recovering; they said your ability to do these exercises just shows you had an excellent surgeon. He is truly an excellent, caring and skilled surgeon. I have hopes never to be in need of an ortho surgeon again BUT if I am I will certainly call Dr. Eddy Echols.
Linda D.
Incredible! Astute, articulate, empathetic, thorough, genuine are just a few of the descriptive words re: Dr Frankle. He, his associates & staff are like none I've ever encountered. Professional, punctual overlooking no detail, answering every question was routine operating procedure in both the hospital & office. As for my shoulder replacement, I went in terrified and 6 months later, I play golf, tennis, swim, workout, bike and sleep....peacefully & pain free! My surgery took place on my 67th Bday and it was the best gift I ever received.
Gregory P.
When I came to Dr. Frankle , it was after 5 surgeries and having had a shoulder implant become infected which then had to be removed Dr. Frankle was wonderful and did a reverse shoulder replacement, to replace the one that had to be removed. I am now able to do so many things, including golfing , which I had never thought would be possible, because of Dr. Frankle's care. When Dr. Frankle was recommended by my previous surgeon, I was told that " Dr. Frankle is the best" and the best surgeon around. My experiences have proven that to be true.
Chris L.
I was hit by a golf cart in 2013. The accident dislocated the right shoulder and tore the rotary cuff. Dr. Frankle did a reverse shoulder replacement in January 2015. In July, I am back to swimming, lawn bowling, eating with right hand, and able to raise my right hand above my right shoulder. I am thankful for his talent and skill to put me back together again. I highly recommend him.
Carolyn C.
I was referred by my internist in Vero Beach, FL and I traveled across the state to get a second opinion on a rotator cuff issue. Your facility is very busy but extremely well run and your staff are not only very pleasant but highly efficient. Dr. Frankle took a very conservative approach of a cortisone injection in my shoulder rather than rushing to perform an arthroscopic repair which was the orthopedic opinion I received locally. My shoulder is now fine.
Paul K.
I had a shoulder replacement procedure performed by Dr. Frankle. I was not able to sleep at night or raise my left arm above my waist. Now I am back with a new quality of life. active in golf, sleeping all night and no pain whatsoever. Dr. Frankle is an individual who was meant to be a doctor. He is thorough, considerate, friendly and takes time to explain the procedure and the follow ups and puts you at ease. I highly recommend his services.
Albert R.