June 28, 2011

Dear Dr. Leone,

There is an old cliché that goes something like this, “if it sounds too good to be true, then it is.” Happily, that cliché is incorrect in our relationship with you.

We are snowbirds and spend 6 months of the year in the New York / New Jersey area. That’s where my husband had planned to have his knee replacement surgery. But this winter, we attended a seminar that you gave, where everything sounded too good to be true. From the explanations of the procedure (with diagrams and films) to the confident, complete, non-condescending answers to the attendees’ questions, we found our confidence in you growing. We left the seminar convinced that you were the surgeon for the job.

And we were right—you were the right surgeon. And you were right. Everything went as you described — the surgery, the post op, the physical therapy, and the hospital stay. My husband was up and around in a few days and didn’t even need a walker or cane. People in our community were amazed at his progress and we kept passing out your business cards to others who had similar problems.

From your competent office staff and professional staff, to the nurses, doctors and therapists at Holy Cross, my husband’s experience was top-rate.

Thank you Dr. Leone, you have made a difference in my husband’s (and my) life. Although he’ll never play tennis :-) he is able to walk without pain for the first time in about 20 years.

Thanks again for your work, your attitude, your personality and your caring.

Eileen Koenigsberg