To whom it may concern:


This is a strong recommendation on reverse shoulder replacement. My name is Richard Kasbarian.  I am 74 years of age.   I had DR. JONATHAN C. LEVY and his assistant SARA BLUM  do an Operation on my left shoulder on November 17th, 2009.  At the  present

time, I  have full use of my left arm.  This operation was done with very little Pain and Discomfort to me. I tore my Rotator Cuff Muscle and it could not have it repaired because it was torn before and couldnt be repaired again.  This the reason for the shoulder Replacement.


If you want a professional Reverse Shoulder Replacement I highly recommend Dr. Jonathan C. Levy and  his team at the HOLY CROSS ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE.


RK

After more than twenty years of constant pain resulting and almost total immobility of my left shoulder,  Dr. Jonathan Levy recommended a total shoulder replacement.  From the start I was extremely impressed by his professionalism and his expertise on shoulder replacement surgery.  The procedure was explained to me in every detail prior to the surgery.  Sara Blum his assistant, did a complete work up and further explained everything that would take place.


Surgery took place on February 2, 2010,  my new shoulder was virtually pain free immediately after surgery. I wore, as prescribed, a shoulder stabilizer for exactly six weeks during which time Dr. Levy and Sara Blum put me on a regimen of limited exercises involving the wrist and elbow and one minor exercise for my new shoulder. After my stabilizer was removed Dr. Levy put me on a program to increase range of motion.  


My shoulder is pain free for the first time in over twenty years, and I continue to work on improving my range of motion which is already far greater than I have had in recent memory.

With much appreciation from,


SY

Dr. Jonathan C. Levy


I would like to express my deepest thanks to you and your staff.  The shoulder replacement surgery you performed, has allowed me to regain the full use of both of my arms.  I am very grateful for your knowledge, professionalism, patience and understanding.  I would be extremely happy to recommend you and your valued staff, to anyone who may need shoulder replacement.


Gratefully,


A.G.

My cat and I share more than hair color and pleasure in afternoon "lie-downs. Each of us is a survivor in a rescue story.

I rescued him. Dr. Levy rescued me.

 

Suffering the excruciating pain of a failed shoulder replacement, I presented a baffling problem for my surgeon who called on Dr. Levy for a solution.  Dr. Levy performed the reverse shoulder joint replacement for which he is so well-known. Now he has also replaced my other shoulder joint and I am already enjoying pain-free activities. Given my family's longevity history, I look forward to several more years - maybe outlasting my five-year old cat. I am  eighty-one and grateful each day to have so benefitted from the expertise and caring of Dr. Jonathan Levy.

 

OH

Jonathan Levy,MD    

 

Dear Dr. Levy,

  When I came to your office about one year ago I HAD MUCH PAIN AND discomfort in my right shoulder.  You diagnosed my problem and suggested surgery.  It took me several months and more pain to agree  to surgery.

How do you say thank you for giving me back a pain free life.           

it is now three months since my surgery.  It is like a new life.

whenever I swing a golf club or pick up my great grandchild I think of you.

   Once again thank you and your wonderful staff.

                                                                    W K  

Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute

5597 North Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334

Phone: (954) 958-4800

Fax: (954) 958-4899

Much Gratitude and praise To Dr. Levy and his Staff.

 

I am so grateful to Dr. Levy for giving me a text book operation. I said a pray that all will go well, and went under the knife. In the weeks that followed I realized that I had no complications.


After a week I had no Pain to speak of, very minimal at worst. Also after a week I removed my  shoulder and arm restrictor many times during the day, since I live alone and had to bath and dress myself, but because of the skill of Dr. Levy I had minimal muscle damage and was able to function fairly well alone. I tried to use the arm and shoulder restraint, but felt it only restricted me from doing what I had to do in my daily routine, so I kept taking it off. Within two to three weeks it was history. I also want to mention that I was fortunate to have a very nice therapist named Fuseli who showed me, and monitored my exercises.

 

I thank Dr. Levy and his staff, Sara his “PA”, and Jason his nurse who always got back to me to answer any questions I had.  I also thank the receptionists, the secretaries, the special technicians,  of “Holy Cross orthopedic Institute” who facilitated all my required needs according to prodigal and through the instructions of Dr. Levy.

 

It is with Sincere thanks especially to Dr. Levy, but also to all mentioned above, and lastly to “The Holy Cross Hospital and Medical Group” that has always given me the best in medical care and services through their doctors and staff throughout the years.

 

Thank You,

P.J.P.

Grateful Patient

Dear Doctor Levy,

 

I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your restoring my shoulder & my life. I had been suffering with excruciating pain for many years & went to quite a few physicians prior to meeting you & they were unable to help me. Needless to say you have been my savior, from the moment I awoke from thr reverse replacement surgery the intense pain I endured was totally gone. How can someone thank you enough for that. I also want to congratulate you on being the first surgeon in South Florida to be inducted into the American Shoulder & Elbow Society-----well deserved!

 

In addition I would like to commend your wonderful professional staff for the treatment they provided  me. Last but not least Holy Cross Hospital in my opinion is the Best Hospital in South Florida.

                                            Respectfully,

                                           N.B.

I was impressed with Dr. Levy the very first minute I met him, which was after I had met his assistant, Sara, who was also excellent.  They work as a team, so you are getting a second opinion on the spot.  They work in perfect harmony together, from my first visit, to after the MRI, along with pre-op appointment.  Dr. Levy greeted me before the surgery to go over any questions I had, which I did.  He solved my particular situation, being I was leaving town for 10 days to recover at my sisters in Naples, therefore I was going to need additional pain killers, without seeing him.  He professionally tackled that problem with ease.  Thank God, as I was one of the lucky ones, very little discomfort, only needing the pain meds for 10 days.  After the surgery, in recovery, Dr. Levy was beaming, stating to me “I fixed it 100%” which was reassuring in my drugged out state.  My injury was a bit complicated, as my rotary cuff muscle was not only torn horizontally, additional vertical as well.  I am highly recommending Dr. Jonathan Levy, along with Sara Blum, PA-C, NCMMC.

 

J.W.   

Greetings from Michigan, Dr. Levy (where the weather is actually even hotter than in Florida)!


I just wanted to drop you a note of appreciation for my totally wonderful total shoulder replacement! I have been singing your praises to everyone who comes within in earshot, showing off my fabulous strength and mobility. I tell everyone (friends, relatives, local doctors, sailing/boating buddies that I am "the poster child" for your expertise.


My shoulder performed perfecting through all of my heavy-duty spring boat work on my beloved old wooden sailboat and is functioning flawlessly for sailing. I am so delighted that I didn't want to wait until I see you to tell you all this when we come back to Florida this fall.


Many, many thanks! I'm so glad that I did this and that I chose you to do it.


With appreciation,


EDF, Ph.D.

I was impressed with Dr. Levy the very first minute I met him, which was after I had met his assistant, Sara, who was also excellent.  They work as a team, so you are getting a second opinion on the spot.  They work in perfect harmony together, from my first visit, to after the MRI, along with pre-op appointment.  Dr. Levy greeted me before the surgery to go over any questions I had, which I did.  He professionally tackled that problem with ease.  Thank God, as I was one of the lucky ones, very little discomfort, only needing the pain meds for 10 days.  After the surgery, in recovery, Dr. Levy was beaming, stating to me “I fixed it 100%” which was reassuring in my drugged out state.  My injury was a bit complicated, as my rotary cuff .muscle was not only torn horizontally, additional vertical as well.  I am highly recommending Dr. Jonathan Levy, along with Sara Blum, PA-C, NCMMC.

J.W.