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I am 70 years old and this is the first operation I have had that left me worse off than before the operation. I am in good health and was a avid exerciser before my operations. I am now using a cane and a leg brace and this should not be. Is Dr. Lombardo incompetent, did he have a bad surgery day-I don't know. all I know is that I am so sorry I even the operation.
Five years ago I had to have both of my hips replaced.I had heavily researched everything on the subject, especially as I was not yet 50 and I was looking for non-surgical intervention. But replacement was my only option so I researched surgeons and met with many of them. Dr Lombardo was highly recommended by several people in my workplace, getting one fellow back on his racing motorcycle within 4 months. At my appointment I found him to be all the things the good reviews mentioned, an easy manner, he paid attention to my worries, spent time in explanations etc. But the results of the surgery were another matter and now , almost 5 years later, I face the very real prospect of having one of my hips redone because the insertion was done incorrectly ( verified by 3 doctors so far). But 2.5 years later I went back to Dr Lombardo because of a very sore right shoulder, he had diagnosed the continuing hip pain as bursitis and arthritis. I was told I had a torn rotator cuff along with a number of spurs. In the months after my surgery I faithfully went to PT and did all my at home therapies. Last winter, with the pain in my shoulder, which had never gone completely away, increasing to the point of causing of a severe disability, I started the orthopedic surgeon rounds again. Now, I have just finished 6 weeks of having my arm totally strapped to my body unable to use it 24/7. I am looking at a long recovery with Physical therapy 2x a week, at home exercises 4-5 x per week. And hopefully sometime in the future I will have a relatively pain free life that will allow me to take up again all those activities I have had to put on hold.. No, I cannot recommend DR Lombardo . He is a very nice person, the office is nice , the staff is nice but having to have the same surgery done again is truly a terrible experience...
He did a total knee replacement, great results. Great office staff, assistants, and rehab. Follow up. Recommended surgery after I had had a bad experience with my other knee at a different location. Gave me conference in him and my ability to have a good experience in surgery recovery.. Was a great experience if a knee replacement can have one..highly recommend..
Dr. Lombardo operated on my knee after another doctor did surgery and I couldn't even put weight on it. Dr. Lombardo had me walking. I could have lost my legs in the accident and my quality of life was compromised since walking was an issue. I can't thank him enough. After another accident I require his services again. I know he can give me some independence back where I can walk without devices. Best Doctor, so easy to talk to, explains everything, and actually cares.
There are many orthopedic doctors in Brevard county & DR. Lombardo is the very best one w/ out a doubt. He is very sports oriented & thus has a great deal of knowledge & understanding to have a knee, shoulder, or arm problem, & he has done surgery & completed a very hard surgery on my shoulder, & I would have had no one else do it, I was in bad shape after the surgery but w/ his help & therapy, I was back to myself & surfing in just three months. He's been able to mend my broken arm that was a complete mess from a skating accident. He has also fixed & saved my hand one time, from being out of town & having no choice seen other orthopedic doctors, & when I got home & had a visit w/ him, he was like what the he'll have they been doing to your broken hand, so luckily I got to him @ the last moment where he was able to re break it, & mend it w/ a very small devise & not some big cast. I'm currently in need of his services & cannot seem to find out where he's working currently, my knee has giving out on me, & I trust no one else but him to see to it. He truly is an great guy, being I'm very much into sports, it good to have a doctor that feels & understands me on that issue, & thus if anyone can update where he's working currently, thanks. DONT LEAVE US DR LOMBARDO, your one of the best!
he is the best ortho surgeon ever...cannot stress it enough!
Dr Lombardo replaced both my knees (not at the same time) in 2008. I highly recommend him. He is a gifted ortho surgeon and a very nice person. Hard to find both in a lot of docs; and this review is from a RN of 27 years. Trust me, we are difficult patients. Just ask the nurses at Palm Bay Hospital. They were not the most caring bunch I have ever had.
Dr. Lombard replaced both of my knees. Because my initial experience was so positive I was not afraid to have the second knee replaced. His staff always returned my calls and were usually ahead of my request. Handling of my case was organized and proactive. Even if it took after hours to get to one request they never failed to repond no matter how late they had to work. Wish all my experiences were as positive.
The best doctor I have ever had. I'm 58 so have had many in my lifetime. He has helped our family with many issues. I had knee surgery with excellent results. Even got to snow ski with a brace. A relative with a different surgeon was not so lucky. I highly recommend Dr. Lombardo to any and everyone.
Great experience when you consider you have surgery. Dr. Lombardo was excellent in all areas of concern, diagnosis, and procedure. He is very professional, knowledgable, efficient, and caring. I have never had surgery and Dr. Lombardo made it seem very easy and effective. I was very impressed and thank all of his staff as well for their swift action to assist me and make my experience as painless as possible. I hope there are more doctors like him. Thank you.
I have had carpal tunnel surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery with Dr. Lombardo. He is very caring and professional. I work for a large group practice with our own ortho's but choose Dr. L over any of them any day.
One ACL replacement, one left shoulder torn rotator cup with spurs and one right shoulder with spurs. One of the best in the area if not the best. Not reluctant to take on a challenge. Very personable and caring. If only more doctors had his personality, diagnostic and skill sets. He is truly a credit to the medical profession. His office nurse is one of the best.
After being mis-diagnosed by 2 other local doctors, Dr. Lombardo diagnosed my knee pain and shoulder problem right on! He is extremely knowledgeable; and is truly genuine in his care and concern for his patients. Dr. Lombardo has done 3 different surgeries on me; all successful and now pain-free. Top-notch doctor! Would recommend him for any orthopeadic issues!
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Had surgery Wednesday and come Monday neither him nor his nurse Maureen work there any longer. Someone wanna give us some insight?
Dr Lombardo,is a awesome doctor he is very though alot of drs can hold his shoes nevermind fill he is the best
In the event my first effort at rating Dr. Lombardo failed, I'll make this short. Absolutely the best attitude and professional manner I've encountered in Melbourne.
My experience with Dr. Lombardo gave me renewed faith in the Medical care I get.. He has been nothing short of the best and now my shoulder is stronger than the other one..