The front desk personnel at University Orthopaedic Associates are the epitome of great customer service. As a retired human resources manager at Kraft Foods, I’m able to recognize professionalism, and this team is exuberant. It is a pleasure to walk through the door and be greeted with smiles. UOA should be proud of the team they have hired and trained at the wall office. Keep up the good work!
Dr. Monica is an excellent doctor. I have been to him a few times in the past. He is extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly what my problem was and treated it accordingly and with great results. In addition, his interpersonal skills are great. I felt comfortable and well cared for. I would recommend him highly.
I have been going to see Dr. Kayiaros for over 4 years. He did a total right hip replacement in April 2019 and a total left hip replacement in March 2023. There is not enough praise and thanks I can give him for how great the 2 surgeries went. I had hardly any pain coming home from either surgery. Dr. Kayiaros was professional, knowledgeable, and I trusted him and his staff completely. There was hardly any pain weeks after the surgeries. I was up and back to my normal routine in about 4 days post-op. I no longer needed a cane or a walker within 5 days post-op. I highly recommend Dr. Kayiaros and his staff. Also the first surgery was at RWJ Somerset, each person there was so caring and the hospital was good. The second was done at UOA facility upstairs in UOA main office. There too the staff was very good and everything went smoothly. Very happy with my results.
Dr. Baione and the entire team took excellent care of me, from the consultation phase all the way through physical therapy. Having both hips replaced at one time was a little intimidating but, I’m so glad I made that choice! At only 8 weeks post-surgery, I’m moving freely and getting stronger every day! 5 stars all day long….thanks everyone!
After 3 left knee surgeries from another orthopedic doctor and left severely disabled with no more patella tendon, Dr. Kayiaros repaired the knee with the 4th surgery. I truly believe his hands were blessed by God. I’m walking now! He also replaced my right hip a few years ago. It is perfect! Thank you Dr. Kayiaros.
I broke my left foot without knowing it and continued to walk on it due to neuropathy left over from back injuries, hence I did not have any pain. It developed into Charcot foot, a debilitating condition that according to one surgeon I consulted with has a great chance of resulting in amputation of the affected foot. I made an appointment with Dr. Fleming at University Orthopaedics who explained to me his course of treatment for Charcot foot. It involved surgery to correct the misalignment and remove the ulceration at the bottom of the foot, and installing a fixator, which I had for 6 weeks, and no weight bearing on the foot. I had to undergo several more surgeries and am presently in physical therapy and have custom orthotic shoes for a period of time. Needless to say, Dr Fleming’s approach and his bedside manner are second to none. I feel as though he saved my foot and I highly recommend consulting with him should you have any foot issues. I have never met a doctor/surgeon with his demeanor before and feel totally indebted to him for his care, skills, and total approach to the treatment of my condition. His nurse, Tess, rounds out the terrific experience when you visit the office.
I wish I could have Dr. McDonnell for all my medical needs. I have never met a doctor with his kindness. He has the best bedside manners, explains everything, and took away my Sciatic pain that I have suffered with for 20 years. I was on Opiates, which was the only way I could function, and he explained to me how these would make my intense spinal surgery harder to recover from because of my brain receptors. I had been on Permanent Disability since 2005. I’m 69 and had no quality of life. Knowing he was going to help me, I went home and started detoxing from 20 mg. of Oxycotin, along with 8 Tramadol a day after 20 yrs. Unfortunately, there are doctors who just keep filling your scripts without trying to help you. It wasn’t easy but with my family’s help, I did it! So on the day of surgery, I felt good, and I thanked Dr. McDonnell for this. He was a God-sent. Although the surgery was rough, I no longer have L5/S1 pain, and at 69, I see a light at the end of my tunnel. Thank you so much Dr. McDonnell for fixing me and helping me become drug-free. You are a one-of-a-kind doctor. I wish I found you sooner. Your staff at RWJ, including PAs, nurses, aids, and PTs, treated me with empathy and kindness. They were so accommodating and never made me feel uncomfortable. He can be proud of his staff at the office, and hospital.
I was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc in 2019, which became symptomatic in the Summer of 2022. The gradually increasing pain eventually incapacitated me. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Chiapetta, his stellar PA Payal Patel, and all the caring and professional staff at UOA and at the Ambulatory Surgical Center, for giving me my active life-style back! Dr. Chiapetta & staff performed a laminotomy and discectomy, and implanted a Barricaid device to help prevent future re-herniation. The surgery was done so well, and the aftercare and follow-up visits have been full of continued kind and professional care. I have been recommending UOA glowingly to friends and family, and am more thankful and appreciative than I can express!
– Tanja Paris
I have a meniscus tear in my right knee which required physical therapy. My physical therapist is Joseph Abadir in Morganville. For four months, I was his patient. Joe applied treatments to my knee with great care and was attentive to my needs, whether applying heat or ice packs. Joe is an excellent therapist and very knowledgeable. He effectively demonstrated and communicated the different exercises I had to do and I made significant improvements under his care. Joe is a very personable and professional therapist who always had time to answer my questions and concerns. I recommend Joe highly and would go back to him for any kind of physical therapy, follow-up or continued maintenance.
From the very start Mike was helpful and supportive. He took the time to listen about my injury. He carefully explained the game plan. Both he and Nadine were very encouraging throughout the process. I am glad I switched to UOA!