Testimonials



Jan Atlas – Hip Dear Bill: On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, one again, I had the pleasure of meeting you, Susan, and Julie this time in connection with my post-surgical evaluation.  Although you gave me a clean bill of health in connection with my hip implant surgery, it really was not necessary since I truly cannot find the words…
Michael Byrne – Hip Dear Dr. William Leone, Master Surgeon Today (June26th, 2017) marks the 2 yr. time frame since your completion of my two-stage hip replacement i.e. the first being an interval antibiotic-loaded temporary” hip followed (3 months later) with the second “permanent” replacement. This correspondence is essentially two-fold: It’s primarily written to thank you beyond what I…
Bernardo Rosa – Hip Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, First, I want to thank God, second my wife for doing the research and finding the best orthopedic surgeon in South Florida, and finally, I want to thank you for doing God’s work and giving me back my life.  From the beginning, you spent time with me, put me at ease, answered…
Sheryl Barber – Hip Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, Thank you so much for replacing my left hip on October 19th, 2016!  I really appreciated your calming approach to the surgery as well as your expertise.  Your staff was amazing, especially PA’s Susan and Tamara, who took the time to answer my many questions.  Everyone at Holy Cross Hospital that I…
Special 77-year-old Mathematician quickly back into life after total hip replacement…..very grateful Attention William Leone M.D., My name is Mort Miller and I had a total hip replacement in mid-May of this year. I want to compliment you and your outstanding staff and how it all went. I was in the hospital for one day, the day I came home I went to dinner at a local…
Week #10 and Still Pain Free On week #10 and sailing pain free! Hello Tammy, Susan, Julie, and of course, Dr. Leone and anyone at the office I may have missed. I am underway in the Bahamas with my good friend Ron. From Georgetown, Exuma heading to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. Going to haul out and bottom paint SV Red Beans there and…
Recent Testimonials from Former Patients Who Had a Total or Partial Knee Replacement   Recent Testimonials from Former Patients Who Had a Total or Partial Knee Replacement I wanted to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful care and expertise provided by you and your associates.  Two other surgeons determined I would require a total knee replacement to provide a positive outcome for my bone on bone arthritic…
Lindsey Smith – Hip Replacement   A year ago today we had our first dance in surgery!  I am still so immensely grateful to you and your staff for giving me my life back.  I hope you have all the happiness you give to others! Thank you! Lindsey Smith  
Dolly Garlo – Hip Replacement Hi y’all, From early December 2016 when I called your office; to 12/13 when we met many of you; to surgery day, Wednesday January 25th; to tonight, Saturday, January 28th – when we took the new hip out to dinner for the first time: wow. The synergy you all create together truly makes miracles. I…
Lawrence Kuczynski – Hip Replacement As a professional educator for more than 4 decades, I have served in the capacity of teacher, principal, evaluator of schools, editor and consultant. One word that emerges nearly every time and at every level of education is the word “standard”.  Not only relegated to education, but also to every field, the word evokes a…
Bill Ferara – Hip Replacement Hello Dr. Leone, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you, your staff, and the Holy Cross medical team for an OUTSTANDING experience with my recent hip replacement surgery. From the moment I walked into your office, I knew I was in goods hands. You and your staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable, open…
Colleen Jeeves – Hip Revision Dear Dr. Leone and staff, I wish for anyone and everyone to know that since my hip revision surgery, which was meticulously performed by Dr. William Leone on 03/14/ 2016, I have been ever so grateful for the incredible surgical skills that he used to ensure that I was able to regain my quality of…
Loretta D. Schoen – Hip Replacement Dear Dr. Leone and Staff, I have experienced a myriad of medical mayhem in my life as a patient: from braces on the legs at age 9 months to 3 years to coronary artery disease, breast cancer, and a hysterectomy of fibroids and tumors.  As a caregiver for my father, mother, mother in law, and…
Donna Sweeting – Hip Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, Since 2008 I was being treated in Nassau, Bahamas for a bad back. MRl’s showed 5 herniated discs in my lower back which were very painful. In early 2012 my right leg was getting very weak; I had pain in the groin and started having trouble walking and at that time I…
Ludmilla K – Hip Replacement Hello,   As you can see from my picture, I am doing very well. This is me 6 weeks after my second hip surgery. I am a bit stiff first thing in the morning but otherwise I am great. People are amazed when I tell them I had both hips done within 3 weeks of…
Jim Hart – Four Joints in 3 ½ Years (THR, TKR, PKR, Revision THR) Wow! Dear Dr. Leone, First of all, I apologize for the time it took to get you this recommendation letter.  I am usually more timely.  However, what started out as a typical recommendation letter turned into a detailed description of the entire three and one-half year relationship.  Remember the comment you made about the rat bite…
Patty Watson Dear Dr. Leone, I had to write to say “thank you” again. It’s difficult to describe what it’s like feeling normal again after more than three years of suffering with a bad hip. But perhaps the following description will help. The weeks and months before surgery were excruciatingly painful – I was counting down the…
Bill Cohen – Hip Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, You replaced my right hip November 2013. I want to take another opportunity to thank you!  I do not take being “pain free” for granted and I am making the most of each day by taking your advice and being active. My wife and I are leaving for a motorcycle trip to Yellowstone,…
Joe Pressendo My First Front Toehold since Christmas!  Barefoot Skiing on Christmas Day Joe Pressendo is 50-something, like me, and a super smart accountant and a past National and International water skiing champion. He’s just over one year following right total hip replacement:                           “There…
Jacquelyn Young December 2015 Hello, my name is Jacquelyn Young and I am 59 years old.  On June 1st and June 25th, 2015 Dr. Leone did complete hip replacements on both my hips. When I arrived there I was in a wheelchair and the pain was well beyond the scale of 1-10, more like 1000.  I had…
Michael Duffy Powell Dear Dr. Leone, On July 4, 2013 I was nearing the end of 18 months in Afghanistan and serving as a representative for US Customs and Border Protection. On that particular day I was at a remote combat outpost located close to the Khyber Pass on the border with Pakistan.  The following photo was taken…
Boy did I choose the right doctor! If I went into detail this would be an incredibly long testimonial, so instead I will give the abridged version. I had constant back and groin pain. Went to a spine specialist, Porter McRoberts, who had X-rays and MRI done. While my spine wasn’t in great shape, he narrowed it down to the pain was…
M. Arroyo To Current and Future Patients of Dr. William Leone: I am an active 61 year old female who had a total hip replacement in May, 2014. In May, 2013, I felt a sharp pain in the right side of my lower back while traveling on a plane. The pain appeared out of nowhere and became…
Patricia Wiley To Dr. Leone’s Team and Patients, It had been almost 7 years since I was injured in a motorcycle accident during which I broke my pelvis. I have had to put up with a lot of pain and limitations since then. I’ve seen several orthopedic doctors and none were positive about getting this fixed through…
Martin Pechter Nothing Too Bad On the Scans April 12, 2015 I was experiencing consistent groin and hip pain, which at times even referred to my lower back, so I did the usual protocol and got X-Rays and MRIs. I thought I might have a hernia, or maybe badly pulled muscles. It had gotten to the point…
Thomas Ging March 5, 2015 Re: My Right Hip Revision Surgery Dear Dr. Leone: A good attorney marshals his facts. Forty-five+ years of lawyering taught me to appreciate honesty, competence and professionalism. We met for the first time on December 17, 2014 when I traveled from Fort Myers for a consult regarding a failed hip potential revision…
Supreme Court of the United States Justice John Paul Stevens Supreme Court of the United States Chambers of Justice John Paul Stevens (Retired)   January 19, 2015   Dear Dr. Leone:      Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude for your successful restoration of Maryan’s right hip.  Given her long history involving one mishap after another, coupled with her most recent painful experiences,…
William Baker July 16, 2014 My name is William Baker. I am an 82-year-old age resistant patient of Dr. William Leone, who performed my left tibia infection, left knee revision and right hip revision surgeries during the past several months. As a former Navy jet pilot, corporate executive, and ocean sailing seafarer (still), I know how important it is to…
Shelly Buncher Dear Dr. Leone, After hiking all day up and down stairs built by the lost population of the Incas on the last stretch of the Inca trail, I reached the summit and the view of Machu Picchu with joy, feeling on top of the world! The next day we explored the site of Machu Picchu…
Risa Miron RE: PERFECTION Dear Dr. Leone, My new left hip is 6 weeks old and I have one word to describe my ”pain-free” experience and “restored range of motion” results under your SUPERIOR, TOP NOTCH, HIGH-TECH, EXPERIENCED, KIND, CONCERNING AND DETAILED SURGEON’S HANDS : PERFECTION. Two years ago, I began to experience a limited range of motion…
Mary Billman Happy re-birthday to me! My, how time flies! 8/13/2012, 1 year since my total hip replacement. I could have written this sooner, but I’ve been out loving/living my life with my husband, kids and baby granddaughter, doing things that an arthritic, diseased hip wouldn’t let me do for years. I have had a lot of…
Mario Capone May these words express my thanks to you, Dr. Leone, and your team for giving me back my life. I am 49 years old and have a family with 4 beautiful children. For more than five years I had lost the ability to move freely and share with them basic activities like hiking, visits to…
Leslie C. Venturoso Dear Dr. Leone,  Where do I begin? By saying thank you. Your successful operation set into motion (literally) a whirlwind of events. You replaced my right hip July 7th, 2011 and I haven’t stopped moving since. I want to thank you and your staff for your professionalism, skill, compassion and outstanding care. Fortunately I have…
Tony Farber Dear Dr. Leone, I visited you this past week for my 6 week check up following my surgery for total replacement of my left hip. No one – including me – can believe how quickly I’ve made a phenomenal recovery from my surgery. I’m walking “normally” without a cane and with absolutely no discomfort. I…
Cindy Aronin Dear Dr. Leone and Susan, What can I say but thank you for giving me my life back again! After so many agonizing years of hip pain, I thought there would be no hope for me, just chronic pain and misery. Lo and behold, along came you two–my guardian angels. Your expertise, compassion, and positive…
Uli Schackman May 2013 I just had my 9 month checkup after a very complex hip reconstruction and hip replacement surgery. Dr. Leone is so happy with the development and I am proud of the work he did. I was always on the go even with my disability and severe limp. It didn’t stop me from doing…
Bill Kent Dr. Leone, Two total hips and one total knee. Progress! 15 months ago I could not do this! Thank you again, Bill Kent October 2012
Gail Levin Dear Doctor Leone, I am writing this letter to sincerely thank you for giving me back my life with “No Pain.”  I am a fit 58-year-old female who had been suffering with groin pain for two years.  Why I put up with it so long I have no idea!  You performed a full right hip…
Sharon Gelbwaks Dear Dr. Leone, As per our earlier follow up visit today, I just wanted to take a moment to again express to you my utmost appreciation for your exceptional quality of work, your wonderful “bedside” demeanor, for the overall atmosphere you create and the confidence you exude. I truly believe that because of those reasons, my motivation to…
Ronald Shupler Dr. Leone: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent care I received for my two (2) hip replacement surgeries. I felt welcome from the minute I stepped into your office. The atmosphere is comfortable and everyone involved in the process makes you feel at ease. You are…
Lorri Friedman Dr. Leone, On Feb. 15, 2010, you performed a Total Hip Replacement on my wife, Lorri. We just returned from a three week vacation in Italy and Greece. We thought you’d enjoy seeing your patient at the top of the Acropolis, in Greece. You gave my wife back her health, state of mind and her…
Rob Kenner Dear Dr. Leone, Words may not be adequate to thank you and your staff for how the two hip replacements have changed my life over five years ago. I was taking eight ibuprofen each day, which weren’t even adequate to mitigate the bone-grinding pain I experienced with every step. Now, twenty-five pounds lighter and feeling…
Suni Leiber A Medical Miracle My eternal gratitude to Dr. William A. Leone, Jr. He is a superb clinician who took a crippled woman and made her whole again. After four years of pain and being unable to walk erect, he replaced my hip and returned me to normalcy. I am now able to enjoy life again….
Anita Sorensen Dear Dr. Leone, I’m very grateful for your skill in performing my recent right hip replacement and then my partial right knee replacement. After my hip surgery, I could not imagine letting anyone else operate on my knee. It’s just six weeks since the knee surgery and and I’m walking as if nothing happened. For…
Mark Kiess Dear Dr. Leone, October 18, 2010 Thank You for relieving my pain and giving me back my professional & personal life! I highly recommend Dr. Leone and his team to anyone with debilitating hip or knee pain that wants their life back. I’ve been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 20 yrs in all facets…
M.S. August 24, 2010 Dear Dr. Leone: I am writing this memoir to you on this day and date with great appreciation and gratitude for giving me this miraculous reason to celebrate life. Two years ago today, I placed my trust in your hands and underwent my first total hip replacement on the right hip, with…
Toni Farber No one – including me – can believe how quickly I’ve gotten well. I’ve made a phenomenal recovery. I’m walking “normally” without a cane and with absolutely no discomfort. Can’t thank you enough! Dear Dr. Leone, I visited you this past week for my 6 week check up following my surgery. No one – including…
Bob Arnold NERVOUS? How about a doctor that treats you like a family member, a staff that goes above and beyond to make the process effortless, and going to a doctor’s appointment without a crowded waiting room. Now you can relax. I am writing this letter as a sincere thank you to Dr. Leone and his dedicated…
Jerry Chasen Dear Dr. Leone, I enjoy hiking, and spend some time each summer in the Berskshire mountains of Western Massachusetts. The most challenging hikes there go up Mount Greylock, and there are a number of approaches. This being Massachusetts, however, and so very egalitarian, one can also drive to the summit, where there is a monument,…
MaryAnn DiPietro I have gone from limited mobility and constant pain to feeling like a brand new person. I was so pleased with the outcome of both surgeries that I couldn’t stop telling anyone and everyone who would listen. Dr. Leone gave me my life back. I was so reluctant to get my first hip replacement surgery….
Roberto Sotomayer My name is Roberto Sotomayor, 43-years-old, married and father of 3 children. I am a success story. I was born with a medical condition known as Congenital Hip Luxation. As a child, I underwent numerous (approximately 7 or 8) corrective surgical procedures in my native Peru. As a result of my last procedure, my left…
David Rosen Dear Dr. Leone, Don’t know if this is the first time you’ve heard from a patient’s spouse, but since I saw Barbara’s experience from start to end without the impediment of anesthesia, I feel more competent to write. Putting off her needed hip replacement for two years left Barb in a lot of pain and,…
Beverly Abreu If you’re sitting in Dr. Leone’s waiting room reading this letter, then you are in the right place. Perhaps you’re thinking of seeking out more opinions but now that you’re here, it’s not necessary, as you have found the best surgeon and team in South Florida. I hope my letter will especially inspire and encourage…
Jannis Henning My life has completely changed since Dr. William Leone replaced my right hip just one year ago. I was miserable and frustrated before surgery. I’ve had a life long problem keeping my weight down. I had what I call the “Yo-yo Syndrome.” I tried every “fad” diet but then gained the weight right back. My…
Kimberly Marino In the summer of 2006, I came to Dr. Leone in a panic because my daughter Kimberly was going to need a second hip replacement on the same right hip she had replaced three years earlier by another physician. The hip was loosening and would become an emergency if an operation wasn’t done soon. It…
Gary Freedson June 1, 2010 Dr. Leone, Doctor William Leone is directly responsible for allowing me to participate in the 18th Maccabiah Games July 2009 in the State of Israel. Without his surgical skills I never would have accomplished my life long goal of being on the US Team as a golfer. I tried everything under the…
Mitchell Bloomberg Dear Dr. Leone, I am writing this letter approximately nine weeks after hip replacement surgery which you did at Holy Cross Hospital in March 2010. I feel terrific and I’m astounded by the results. Before surgery, I was in constant pain, unable to follow my normal daily routine, unable to sleep and miserable! Today, I…
Margery Schwartz Dr. Leone I am 60 years old, trim, and physically fit. After running for 29 years and having 3 knee arthroscopic surgeries and 1 metatarsal great toe surgery, it was no surprise when my left hip started hurting off and on 5 years ago. But we all have aches and pains, so I dealt with…
Leslie Horenburger Dear Dr. Leone, My new hip is officially one year old today and I just want you to know that, although the one God gave me would always be my first choice, the one YOU gave me is almost as good. It is hard to believe that one year ago I was in the hospital thinking…“What have…
D.C. I am a grateful patient. My hope is that my experience will assist others. I am a male, 52 years old and of Portuguese descent. In 2003 I was diagnosed with arthritis affecting my back and hips. Within a month, I went from working full time in a busy restaurant kitchen to a walker. I…
Joel Platt Benched from Hip Pain, Boca Raton Athlete and Businessman Back in the Game To say that Joel Platt is an active guy is an understatement. As a young man, Joel was an avid baseball player – covering shortstop and almost signing with the Red Sox – until an arm injury caused him to have to…
Ben Frosch Ben Frosch was always an active man, fitting a daily two-and-a-half mile walk and an occasional game of basketball into his busy work schedule. But that changed in 2007 when Ben, then 52 years old, was sidelined with excruciating pain in both of his hips. “I felt a constant, radiating pain,” he said. “I was…
John Donovan Thorough Research Leads Fort Lauderdale Man to The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care John Donovan had been a recreational runner for over 40 years before beginning to experience chronic hip pain. He stopped running and switched to alternative workout options like swimming and the elliptical. To keep the pain in his hip at bay, John…
Diana Franchini, MD I am a fifty-three year old physician from Peru. At the age of two, I suffered from the Polio virus, which resulted in leg and hip disparity. I am also a mother of two, and soon after giving birth to my second child, I began to have pain in my back and in my left…
Dahlia Muhibaum In June 1983, when I was 38 years old, I required a left total hip replacement to stop severe pain and stiffness resulting from a congenital hip disorder. At the time, hip surgery was a far riskier and complicated undertaking. For a time, my left leg felt longer than my other leg. Eventually, that feeling…
Chef David As I reflect over the past 10 years, my wife and I have concluded that you not only saved our future but also our lives. I recall so well the first day I walked into your office. I was scared and apprehensive. I had been told that I needed a hip replacement. I feared that…
Nancy Breighner I will never forget the first time I came to your office in 2007. I was worn out, miserable, scared, crippled, with no expectations and with severe pain. My only thought was that I would never be able to walk normal again. You saw my affliction when you said that I needed a left total…
Jake Nania I’ve been blessed with a strong work ethic and a wonderful family. I recall as my son was growing up, he once “accused me” of working too much. He was probably right. I was driven to be THE BEST. Because I’ve always strived to be the best, I’ve always sought out THE BEST. When I began to experience difficulty…
Bob Levine I was being plagued with back, leg and hip pain for years and finally decided to see a “top notch” orthopedic sports doctor. Dr. William Leone examined my hip and took X-rays. I could see that the bones that make up my hip joint were rubbing together. I’ve played top-level competitive tennis for many years….
Carol Brenner When I first met Dr. Leone in April 2009, I felt like “I didn’t have a leg to stand on.” My left hip was hurting terribly and my right hip, which had already been replaced, was dislocating. I had heard about Dr. Leone from friends and traveled many miles to see him. I had undergone…
Bonnie Fitzgerald I began experiencing pain in my knee that was radiating towards my hip. This was reminiscent of pain I had several years prior. This pain was treated with a knee arthroscopic surgery. With that experience I suspected I had somehow re-injured my knee. I saw a physical therapist but therapy made it worse. Progressively the…
Janine Mills I’ve known Dr. Leone for over 15 years as one of my husband’s partners. I saw him officially as a “patient” in August 2006. After dancing most of my life, I decided to try figure skating. It was sheer joy. One day I was practicing a routine twisting maneuver, when I experienced a sharp, sudden…
Cari Daugherty I want to thank you for what has turned out to be a life changing surgery for me. I spent a lot of time prior to my hip replacement trying to convince myself that the pain was not that bad, and that I really did not need a hip replacement yet. This was simply due…
Amie McDaniel Dear Dr. Leone – I write this testimonial three and 1/2 months after my left total hip replacement and six and 1/2 months after my right total hip replacement. This morning, I rode around our neighborhood on my bicycle in only 15 minutes!!! There was absolutely no pain involved at all!! It really is incredible…
Joseph Sacco I am a 56-year-old male who was in an auto accident at 18 years of age & have had two total right hip replacements, one in 1975 & the second in 1993. In early 2011, I began experiencing hip and groin pain which progressively worsened. I had been on crutches for four months when I saw…
Gary Glass Doctor Leone and Staff, I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation for the incredible treatment and attention I received for my hip replacement surgery in September 2008 and most recently, the other hip in April 2012. Before I arrived at the hospital for the operations, you and your staff were able…
Carol Schwartz Dear Dr. Leone, I want to express my thanks. I had been on a cane for a year and in so much pain I could barely manage to walk. You replaced my hip and now, 6 weeks later, I am pain free and walking unassisted. I feel great! From the beginning to the end of…
Ken Goldsmith Subject: You gave me my life back!!!!!!!! Dear Dr. Leone, I just wanted to drop you a line about my recovery from both hip replacements. I could not have put myself in more caring and professional hands than yours and your staff’s. You not only corrected my medical problem, but you also changed my life….
Rich Roffman It’s all about the pain. That’s the one thought that consistently races through your mind…and you’ll try anything to get rid of it. Really. First you try the OTC medications: Advil, Tylenol, aspirin (the miracle drug—but not for this)—anything. When that doesn’t work you graduate to the “pain clinics” that have sprouted up throughout South Florida. After…
John Boohar I would like to thank you and your incredible team for my successful recovery and result after my total hip replacement surgery… I’m a Physician Assistant and have specialized in orthopedic surgery for nearly thirty years. Our practice moved to Holy Cross hospital in 2007. I met Dr. Leone in the OR and on the…
Elizabeth Burger Winning a Tournament = Entry Fee + Hard Work Being able to do what you love because of Doc Leone = Priceless!” Elizabeth Burger 2012 Pro/Am Winner and Tennis Shootout Winner-Antigua
Lori Bergman I’ve been a professional fitness trainer, massage therapist and wellness coach for more than 20 years, as well as a competitive body builder.  I’m so appreciative that I am again able to do all these activities that I enjoy.  Staying in shape and feeling healthy is a huge part of who I am.  I absolutely…
Mary Yousko Dear Dr. Leone, It’s a miracle that I am the way I am just 5 weeks after a full hip replacement. I am a very active and young 59-year-old lady who can now walk, exercise, work and have a full life again…free of pain! Only 5 weeks ago, I was in excruciating pain all over…
George T. Thibault Dear Dr. Leone, It’s been about seven weeks since you replaced my left hip at Holy Cross Hospital. As I reported to you a week or so ago, I’m walking every day pain free. This weekend, I even walked a mile or so each day at the beach to “test” my new hip on a challenging surface. I…
Marianne Carr Dear Dr. Leone, I would like to thank you and your incredible team for my successful recovery and result after my total hip replacement surgery. When I came to you, I’d heard you were the “BEST” but I had no idea what that meant. On my first visit and after my X-ray, you explained calmly…
Gilda Burstein Dear Dr. Leone, Ponce de Leon traveled in search of the fountain of youth. I discovered it through the gentle but skilled hands of Dr. William Leone. With the passage of time since my hip replacement, I feel the need to express my immense gratitude to you for restoring my quality of life. I had…
Dennis Moreanu My wife and I met Dr. Leone just several months ago. I’ve always been active and spiritual and believe that the body can do whatever my mind wills. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis when I was just 15 years old. This is a genetic inflammatory arthropathy that leads to progressive stiffness and destruction of…
Guy Dockerill When I began this journey toward Total Hip Replacement on January 27, 2010 my feelings were mixed. Was my FEAR just an acronym of False Evidence Appearing Real or will it really be the Miracle? Thanks to the Leone Team–Dr. William Leone, Susan Simonton, Barbara O’Brien, Diane Sayer and the wonderful staff in the office…



Susan Hadrous – Knee Replacement How I got here…. Well, this is bit of a long story but I think you’ll find it interesting. As a 59 year old woman of course my knees are going to be a little painful, but hey it’s old age. My husband and I decided to drive from Florida to upstate New York and…
Paul Higdon – Knee Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, How time flies.  It started with your initial consultation last year (2016) which lasted at least 45 minutes and ended with you and your team giving me total knee replacements on 10 May and 16 August of this year.  Your lengthy initial consultation convinced me that all of the fear I had…
Susan Hadrous – Knee Replacement How I got here…. Well, this is bit of a long story but I think you’ll find it interesting. As a 59 year old woman of course my knees are going to be a little painful, but hey it’s old age. My husband and I decided to drive from Florida to upstate New York and…
Kimberly Montes – TKR Dear Dr. Leone and Team, As a 48-year-old healthcare executive, the ability to travel on the fly is the key to my work.  Over the past 10 years, not only did travel become near impossible, but walking across the room was exhausting due to my severe arthritis and limited mobility in my left knee. Through…
Karen Russo – Knee Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, How do I thank you for giving me my life back?  After having two total knee replacements within six months, getting back in the pool immediately following the stitches being taken out, working hard in physical therapy and lots of TLC (not only from my family and friends but from your staff…
Recent Testimonials from Former Patients Who Had a Total or Partial Knee Replacement   Recent Testimonials from Former Patients Who Had a Total or Partial Knee Replacement I wanted to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful care and expertise provided by you and your associates.  Two other surgeons determined I would require a total knee replacement to provide a positive outcome for my bone on bone arthritic…
Bart Friedman – Knee Replacement Dear Dr. Leone, I wanted to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful care and expertise provided by you and your associates.  Two other surgeons determined I would require a total knee replacement to provide a positive outcome for my bone on bone arthritic knee.  Obviously they were incorrect.  My partial knee replacement feels great…
Linda Altshuler – Knee Replacement Back On the Slopes and Feeling Great! Hi Dr. Leone, I hope you are well & your great staff too.

I just want you to know that I skied last week with my new knee better than ever! My surgery was 9 months ago & my scare is so small now but most of all I…
Ford Robinette – Partial Knee Dr. Leone, You performed a partial knee replacement on me 5 1/2 weeks ago. Thought you would like to see this video of me playing tennis. I am astonished with the results! 5 1/2 weeks after surgery and I’m back on the tennis court. No pain, no problems. I only regret that I did not…
Patty Watson – Knee Surgery Oct. 2016 Preparing for Hurricane Matthew: “Just wanted to share how you’ve turned back the years for me. Can’t ever thank you enough.” -Patty Watson    
Linda S. Altshuler – Knee Hi Dr. Leone, Susan & Tammy, I just want to thank you all for the excellent attention and care I received during my recent surgery June 8th [2016]. My knee is healing well and my physical therapy is hard but very helpful. Of course, the mountain air helps! I want you to know that I…
Jim Hart – Four Joints in 3 ½ Years (THR, TKR, PKR, Revision THR) Wow! Dear Dr. Leone, First of all, I apologize for the time it took to get you this recommendation letter.  I am usually more timely.  However, what started out as a typical recommendation letter turned into a detailed description of the entire three and one-half year relationship.  Remember the comment you made about the rat bite…
Miriam Bond Miriam Bond 81 years old Total Knee Replacement Surgery – January 6, 2016 After suffering from pain in my left knee for a long period of time I chose Dr. William A. Leone for my surgery. I had attended a lecture in October given by Dr. Leone at Holy Cross Hospital about knee and hip…
Richard K. Lewis MD Dear Dr. Leone: At our last follow-up visit, the subject of ICD compatibility with MRI scans came up. I just finished an apt. today with my Cardiologist which was preceded by an ICD check by a Medtronics tech. He indicated that Medtronics now produces a 100% MRI compatible ICD. The model is The Evera MRI ICD. Surely this…
Dottie Kohl Dr. Leone, As an 82 year old woman, my heart is full of gratitude and thanks for what you did for me! My new knee is fabulous; taking away the pain that was excruciating and left me in a wheel chair. Now, I have “NO PAIN,” I’m active again and life is worth living.  God…
Inez E. De Jesus Dear Dr. Leone and team, I cannot believe, oh me of little faith, that just four days ago, I underwent surgery for a right partial knee replacement done by you and your awesome team. When my father and I attended church services this morning, we gave Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for the gifts…
Jane Zwiers Good Morning Julie, I wanted to take a moment to thank Dr. Leone and your entire staff for working with me in scheduling and performing my double partial knee replacements. I am able to walk for several miles, work out at the Aquatic Center and swim 1 mile. Prior to surgery, just walking down the…
Martin Gider February 3, 2015 Dear Dr. Leone,  I’m writing to thank you for the wonderful surgery you did on my knee revision of 11/19/2014.  As you know, I had been in horrible pain for a number of years; including, the most recent two years after having had my first replacement in November 2012 by another doctor….
William Baker July 16, 2014 My name is William Baker. I am an 82-year-old age resistant patient of Dr. William Leone, who performed my left tibia infection, left knee revision and right hip revision surgeries during the past several months. As a former Navy jet pilot, corporate executive, and ocean sailing seafarer (still), I know how important it is to…
Rickie Snyder Dr. Leone, PA Susan and the entire staff, Thank you Dr. Leone for instilling my confidence in you during my pre-op appointment. I located you via an internet search “Best knee replacement Doctor in the state of Florida.” I am six weeks post-op and my knee replacement is feeling great. I have an appointment next week…
Alison Albury Hi Dr. Leone! Hope you are getting into our cold Bahamas water these days, and that things are going smoothly in your practice. I promised I would report to you after five months, and here I am, with my two new knees that are working perfectly!! I had a very quick recovery over the two…
Edward Stupi I am a 60-year-old male with a long history of knee problems in both knees.  I was advised to replace my knees in 2005.  Being stubborn, I lived with the pain until the summer of 2013.  I was on vacation with friends who left me behind on walks and adventures because I could not keep…
Francisco Eguren Lima, Monday, November 11, 2013. Dear Dr. Leone: Exactly four months after my July 10 Total Knee Replacement surgery, at age 56, I paddled out to surf a wave at Punta Rocas, my favorite point break in Lima, Perú. It was 8am and the waves were about six feet high. It was great just to…
Alison Albury Alison Albury Dear Dr. Leone, It’s been a month since my knee replacements, and what a learning experience this has been! Working with you and your team has been nothing short of a great balance of ingredients for such success: 1. Surgeon’s skills! All arrows point to you, Dr. Leone. Your awards, your cutting edge…
Alexander Weldon Dear Dr. Leone, At age 62 it is now a little over 10 months since I’ve been walking on my “new knees.” I would like to report that after attending one of your seminars at Holy Cross Hospital I went into this with full expectations that the surgery, recovery, and results would be favorable. Taking your advice, I…
Barbara Virgulak Dear Dr. Leone,  I am writing this letter is to express how appreciative and grateful I am to you. Four years ago I had a right total knee replacement with another surgeon and for the last 4 years following the surgery, I suffered with terrible pain, swelling and heat in that knee. I met a…
Jay H. Eichel Dear Bill, Just a brief note to express my sincere gratitude to you, Susan and your entire team at The Leone Center for giving me back my life. There was a time when I couldn’t start my day without a 5 mile run; there was a time when every Saturday and Sunday began with 2…
Paul Clivio Dr. Leone Success Doc, I just wanted to let you know that last week I played in a golf tournament at Ocean Reef just 8+ weeks after my knee surgery.  On Wednesday in the practice round there were cart paths only and I had no problem playing and walking 18 holes.  The 1st round was…
Eileen Koenigsberg 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….
Jana Feldman Dear Dr Leone, I would like to take the time to thank you first and foremost for changing my life! I am a 49-year-old female who had been suffering with progressive knee pain for over ten years. The orthopedist I had been seeing for approximately seven years kept telling me I was too young to…
Marsha Lamberg Once upon a time, there was a middle aged woman who suffered with knee pain. She saw her orthopedist who prescribed medications, which did help for a while. He then prescribed shots, which also helped for a while. After several years, the pain became so disabling that it limited her ability to be active, even…
Dru Ackert August 18, 2010 Dear Dr. Leone, THANK YOU Dr. Leone, and THANK YOU TO YOUR WONDERFUL TEAM for talking such good care of me! I am in my eighth week of recovery from bilateral total knee replacement and am very happy with my progress. Prior to surgery, you explained that you would be responsible for…
Barbara Seay Still not ready to have surgery, I put it off until I could no longer stand the pain. My name is Barbara Seay. I have been a nurse for 39 years. I have seen everything, including knee surgery. After many years of walking up and down the hallways, the wear & tear began to affect…
Jose Rivas Dr. William Leone, I’ve been suffering for many years with pain in both of my knees; so much pain that I had difficulty simply walking. My knees were literally “bone to bone.” They were totally worn out with no remaining cartilage separating the bones. So what was the solution? For a long time I took…
Danny Cornelius Dear Dr. Leone, Prior to having Double Knee Replacement I was not able to walk without a cane/walker in over 10 years. Now, I can walk over a mile without assistance, I feel great, I’m losing weight and more active than I’ve been in over 20 years as a result of my new knees. To…
Tim Plumeri Dr. Leone saved me. I was born with hemophilia A, which has resulted in the destruction of multiple joints throughout my life due to bleeding. I was only 44 years old when I met Dr. Leone. I had had a total knee replacement performed in another state for severe arthritis. Unfortunately there were complications, including…
Linda LaClair I tried everything I could think of to avoid knee replacement—exercise, injections, even arthroscopy. Nothing stopped the knee pain that was keeping me from canoeing, biking and diving–activities that I enjoy. I scoured the area for a doctor with whom I felt comfortable. When I found Dr. Leone, I agreed to go ahead with a…
Gerhard Depken For twenty years or more I have had pain in my left knee and was told that I would need a knee replacement one day. I always enjoyed being physically active, including tennis, swimming and going to the gym. With time I became aware of increased pain and difficulty in performing some everyday functions such…
Cathie Phillips Dear Dr. Leone, I am writing this letter to let anyone who walks into your office know that they have walked into “the best.” Dr. Leone is one of the gentlest, kindest, and most caring, professional doctors I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He and all of his staff are just wonderful. Whenever…
Debra Rabinowitz June 27, 2012 Dear Dr. Leone: I was highly recommended to your facility and when I came into the office for the first time I was so pleased with your entire staff and especially Susan Simonton, P.A. I went into Holy Cross Hospital on May 9th, 2012 for a total left knee replacement. The staff…
Sharon Gelbwaks Dear Dr. Leone, As per our earlier follow up visit today, I just wanted to take a moment to again express to you my utmost appreciation for your exceptional quality of work, your wonderful “bedside” demeanor, for the overall atmosphere you create and the confidence you exude. I truly believe that because of those reasons, my motivation to…
Anita Sorensen Dear Dr. Leone, I’m very grateful for your skill in performing my recent right hip replacement and then my partial right knee replacement. After my hip surgery, I could not imagine letting anyone else operate on my knee. It’s just six weeks since the knee surgery and and I’m walking as if nothing happened. For…
John Boohar I would like to thank you and your incredible team for my successful recovery and result after my total hip replacement surgery… I’m a Physician Assistant and have specialized in orthopedic surgery for nearly thirty years. Our practice moved to Holy Cross hospital in 2007. I met Dr. Leone in the OR and on the…
David Jeronimus Dear Dr. Leone, It has been 15 months since you replaced the inboard (military) part of my knee and I want to let you know how everything has worked out. I chose a private room at Holy Cross Hospital because my wife wanted to stay with me. She slept overnight in an adjoining bed and…



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