I can’t fully express how excellent the outcome of my surgery and my occupational therapy was at UOA! I had total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Monica explained the procedure and answered all of my questions patiently and thoughtfully. Amanda was outstanding throughout my occupational therapy. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Bechler repaired my right shoulder in 2003 and Dr. Monica repaired my left shoulder in March 2015. Dr. Monica got me healed up and ready to continue my weekend warrior fun of mud races and softball. I was playing ball again in mid-July and did my first mud run (the easy one) the Rugged Maniac (a 5k run with 18 obstacles) in late July. I then prepared for the Tough Mudder that I completed last weekend which was a 10 mile run with 22 obstacles).
2016 I will find my next tough mudder in October but also try my first Spartan Beast which is 12-14 miles, 30-35 obstacles (I may need a doctors note from you so my wife will let me do it)- thanks Dr. Monica !!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank first of all, Dr. James Monica and his team, who did an excellent job on my shoulder surgery, and the whole physical therapy staff for making me feel at home and always welcomed during my whole physical therapy regimen. My therapist was Neveen – who gave me 100% of her time every session I spent with her. She pushed me to the limits, but was well worth the pain! It’s been almost two years since my rehab, but I can assure you that I am 100% back to my normal routine! I want to thank each and everyone at UOA – you guys are awesome! Definitely my #1 place for rehab!
Special thanks to Dr. Monica for his excellence in shoulder reconstruction after a serious fall last July. The night of the accident my husband and I met with the Residents in the Emergency Room. We learned from them that I had suffered a serious fracture that required shoulder reconstruction. They also told us that this is not a common surgery such as hip and knee replacements. When hearing the news that I faced a surgical procedure that is not commonly performed and more complex, I became very apprehensive until Dr. Monica visited me in the Emergency Room.
I was fortunate to get Dr. Monica as my attending physician. Right away he put my mind as ease with his knowledge and ability to communicate in a straightforward yet compassionate manner what to expect. As a surgeon, he is both a skilled clinician and artisan. My shoulder is on the mend and getting better all the time. I am exceedingly pleased that my range of motion has surpassed all expectations. My sincere thanks to Dr. Monica for such a positive medical outcome.