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I am a 74 yr old male who had a total Hip Replacement on Oct 13th 2015 by Dr. Gary N. Ackerman. Six weeks later, I am totally pleased with the work that he performed. I walked a couple hours directly after surgery with a walker, and five days later, I could manage with only a cane. Now, I can walk independent of any supportive device for a mile or more in just six weeks. He is an outstanding very confident physician who assured me at all times that there would be no problem respecting my wishes and that he was totally confident about the eventual success of my recovery. He answered all of our questions before the procedure and made my wife and I feel very confident that he was the best doctor possible for me. I had previously been turned down by two other Orthopedic Surgeons because of my particular situation of having severe cyst in the acetabular hipbone and because I require no blood transfusion or storage of my own blood a week before surgery. One such doctor told me I only had a 50% chance to live without blood transfusion. I was totally bone to bone with very little cartilage remaining. Every hospital staff member, home nurse, or physical therapist that I have seen are amazed at my very rapid recovery. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Dr. Ackerman for anyone who need Total Hip Replacement. You couldn't find a more caring and compassionate doctor. He restored my confidence in the medical profession all the way through Pre & Post Surgery of my titanium prosthetic hip replacement. His visitations at my bedside for the three days that I remained at Jupiter medical Center was exactly at 8 am. He spent quality time with me as a patient each morning, even providing me with personal electronic contact to him. He cautioning me on all the do's and don'ts for a successful recovery after surgery. My wife and I both thank you very much for your calm demeanor, total confidence, and providing a total care office environment. All x-rays, MRI's, are done in his office and reviewed minutes later with me as a patient. You're are the best Dr Ackerman! Many thanks to you and your excellent staff. I have a new lease on life, totally pain free, and drug free of pain relievers.
4 days post op and I have no pain. Dr. Ackerman and his staff do a phenomenal job!
I have been seeing Dr.Ackerman for a few years now he replaced both my knees. He and his staff in both locations a gtreat. They make you feel comfirtable and his bedside matter is amazing. I love going there and have reccomanded them over and over again.
I am extremely satisfied with my knee replacement and I was treated very well in all respects. My pain was also managed 100%.
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Ackerman and staff; STELLAR medical care and skills would not see any one else for surgeries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband has had both knees replaced and I'm going for my first soon. Will only use Dr.Ackerman
Thank you Dr Ackerman!!! I was in pain 24/7 so long and now I am pain free and my shoulder is close to 100%. I am back on the tennis courts!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you
Dr. Ackerman performed my hip surgery . He is a dedicated, caring doctor taking the time to explain things and listen to his patient's concerns. It is evident that he cares for his patients and their recovery by the amount of time he spends for follow up visits. I would highly recommend him to my friends .
Worth the wait. Tough case with excellent results. He is realistic and forthright. Would trust him with any knee problems. Thanks to him my life has returned to normal.
Dr. Ackerman performed arthroscopic surgery on my torn rotator cuff. He reassured me prior to surgery that the surgery would go well. With surgery and physical therapy I would be able to return to playing softball. I especiallyl liked his professionalism and he explained everything in a way that I was totally able to comprehend. I would highy recommend Dr. Ackerman to anyone needing surgery. Once again I was extremely satisfied with the results of the surgery and I am on my way to a full recovery and use of my shoulder. Thank you, Dr. Ackerman.
a very caring doctor who takes his time and makes sure it is right. He is the best.
Dr Ackerman and his staff exceeded all my expectations. Nice job, I would recommend them to everybody. Very professional, and treats his patients like family.
I asked if I could get both of my knees done at the same time and dr Ackerman said sure as long as I qualified. We did the tests and I qualified so the operation was set up and completed. I am very pleased with the end results. If I had it to do over again I would.
I've used Dr. Ackerman for 4 surgeries and he is wonderful. His bedside manner is exceptional and his follow up visits are complete. He's always been there for me whenever I've needed him. I highly recommend him and will use him again myself.
Dr. Ackerman recently operated on my husband (total knee replacement).. I was amazed by his attention to detail and willingness to spend time with both of us to assure all went well before, during and after surgery.
Dr. Ackerman did an excellent work in my total knee replacement. You can really tell he cares about his patients. Its not just a job to him. I have rheumatoid arthritis and lose the ability to walk without pain. After surgery and physical therapy, I am walking without the pain and feel like I have my life back. I cant thank Dr. ACKERMAN enough for my new knee.
When I awoke from the surgery, I could see that the knees were bandaged yet I had no pain! The nurses helped me up and asked my pain level...I said none. I proceeded to walk ...again no pain! The knees felt normal. I utilized the exercise and ice machines as much as possible in both the Jupiter Hospital and Gardens Court. I went to physical therapy twice daily and within a week I could climb stairs. Dr. Ackerman came to the hospital and rehab center to check up on me throughout the first two weeks. After just ten weeks my knees feel normal.
Dr. Ackerman was highly recommended. We liked him. He guided me through the first knee replacement, which went very well. His connection with the in-patient rehab facility were helpful (he even visited me there). His recommendation for out-patient rehab helped complete the first knee replacement successfully. When it was time for the second replacement, we chose Dr. Ackerman again. It also went very well (he visited the out-patient rehab again). Now I have knee replacements that work very well with excellent range of motion.
I procrastinated for 3 years about the damage to my knee, I had outpatient procedures, injections, the whole none yards. Dr. Ackerman told me that I was too young to be going through all of this and that the only way to get my life back was to bite the bullet and get total knee replacement. So, I did! I am 7 weeks post op and am living my life just as I did 15 years ago. I am walking without aides, riding my bike and doing all of this painlessly. After 2 weeks my physical therapist said that I was surpassing the schedule and healing very well. At 3 weeks I was a rock star! The staples came out and at week 4 I was swimming again! I can say this...I should have done this years ago and I would recommend to anyone Dr. Ackerman's expertise, bed side manner and professional handling of any medical need.
The staff was courteous and very helpful. I loved the girls in the X-Ray department and Dr. Ackermans nurse is the best. Dr. Ackerman is very hands on and genuinely seems to care about the quality of care he provides to his patients. I highly recommend this practice to anyone who needs an Orthopaedic doctor.
After initial evaluation, it was suggested that I have arthroscopic knee surgery...90% chance of success...surgery did not help. Next step was 5 injections of supartz...40% chance of success...did not help. I'm not suggesting that the lack of success was due to Dr. Ackerman. I really don't know if another doctor would have had different results, but if knee replacement is the next step, I'm choosing another doctor. That's primarily due to the lack of respect for my time. On at least 3 occasions, I waited over an hour for my appointment. One of those was 1 1/2 hours for a 5 minute injection. Totally unacceptable. Unfortunate, because I think he may be a very good doctor.
After 35 years of abuse to my left knee, it was time for a full knee replacement. I knew it would be a challenge because when I had it scoped in 1998 the OR/Doctor voted me the worst knee they had ever seen prior to a knee replacement. Again, I was voted the worst knee they had ever seen when I had it replaced Feb 1st of this year. I am happy to say that the surgery went extremely well and that Dr. Ackerman rose to the challenge and did a fantastic job! If there were ten stars in this survey, I would have given them to Dr. Ackerman.
If any of my friends or family ever needed an orthopaedic surgeon there would be only one I would recommend and that would be Dr. Gary Ackerman.Not to take anything away from other doctors but I would find it very difficult to believe that there is another one any better.