I wanted to write you for so long to express how much I appreciate what you have done for me. I have told you in person but I felt the need to write to you and your staff as well. Doctor, you have given me new knees and my life back. My surgery was 10-29-09. Yes it was rough going the first few months. But like you told me, putting in the work in rehab is key, and it was. The harder I worked the faster I recuperated. And my scars are fine lines and beautiful. I am 63 and now have been living my life as active as I did before my knee problems. I am dancing, playing with my grandson, bike riding, went back to work, living my life AGAIN.
Before my surgery I gained weight because of inactivity. I could barely walk. My every day life was a struggle, full of pain. I was becoming a recluse. Now, I have been able to exercise and I lost 45 lbs. Because of the weight loss I am now taking 1/2 the medication I use to take for my diabetes. My endocrinologist told me 25 more lbs with proper diet and I will not need ANY more medication. Is that wonderful or what? You see doctor, because of my new knees, my life now snowballed into a wonderful new life, a new me. So when I say you gave me my life back I really mean it in so many ways. Your team at the Office: Michelle, your PA, the team at the hospital, all the dedicated people that work with you and around you are the utmost professionals. They put all my fears at ease. And took the best care of me. They really, really cared. Doctor you took your time with me and answered all my questions. Yes you are a great surgeon but you are so much MORE then that to us that need you. Thank you again for being you. God bless you.
I must share with you my experience and trust I have in you as a surgeon.
When I came to you for a second opinion about needing a hip replacement I immediately felt totally confident in you.
On the day of the surgery I was not even nervous as you made me feel so confident in you as a surgeon.
After the surgery I was walking out to the hall from my hosptial bed. Within two weeks I was walking without the walker or cane. I had very little pain with the hip. Today six months later my friends cannot believe I had a hip replacement..
I want to thank you and your staff for takng such good care of me.
I had arthroscopic surgery on 2/28/13 for a torn meniscus. After months of going to the doctor who performed the surgery I was unable to walk and decided to go for a second opinion.
I was referred to Dr. Berkowitz by a neighbor and made an appointment. I went to Dr. B on 9/26/13. I was in so much pain and unable to walk. Upon review of all the scans he told me that I was walking bone on bone. At this time he advised me I required a left total knee replacement. Surgery was scheduled on 10/14/13. Now three weeks later I am walking without a walker totally pain free.
Dr. B and staff are totally professional and caring. I would refer them without hesitation to anyone who is in need of medical advice regarding a knee problem.
I recently had a hip replacement and I must say I am so happy that Dr. Berkowitz was my doctor of choice to perform this surgery. He made me feel so confident before, during, and after the procedure. He and his entire staff are friendly, professional, and courteous. He is the only doctor I would recommend to perform this type of procedure. God Bless him and his entire staff.
My husband, age 61, had a total left knee replacement in July 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for a successful outcome. All the following contributed to a good outcome:
-Pre-operative consultation with Dr. Berkowitz
-Pre-operative orientation at the hospital
-Coordination of delivery of assistive devices and home health services and medications
-hospital stay, with therapy and doctor visits
-follow-up visits at doctor’s office, with no excessive waiting times
It’s good to have a surgeon that has lots of experience and a staff who makes the whole process easier to navigate because they have done so for quiet some time.
Dr. Berkowitz also operated on two previous family members and the outcomes were good.
So keep up the good work, and thanks again.