Patient Testimonials

  • John Flecha.

    John Flecha.

    I have suffered with tennis elbow for 18 years. I’ve tried PT, shots, bands, and many different doctors with no good results. Dr. Toman was the first and only doctor to do an MRI and diagnose the real problem, which required surgery. That was six months ago, and for the first time I am pain free with full use of my arm. I highly recommend Dr. Toman. He proved to be the best.

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  • Mary Horton.

    Mary Horton.

    Dr. Toman operated on my knee (a total knee replacement) in Jamuary of 2012, the results have been great! He is a friendly and compassionate Dr. who greets you in a friendly mannor. He knew what I needed and explaind what would happen and how it would go. I never had any doubts. I aould recomend him to anyone who meeded joint work! Thanks to all who worked with him.

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  • Jim Hopkins.

    Jim Hopkins.

    I am 73 years old and had a football injury in high school with 2 surguries on my right knee. over the years my right knee got so bad I started taking glucossimine and that helped for about 13 years finally Dr Toman gave me 3 choices and 2 were not good, so I opted for the knee replacement. Dr. Toman told me I would hate him for 2 weeks then I would start to love him. That was not true because I did not have anywhere the pain I thought based upon his information. I contribute that to his excelent work and his P T staff. Unfortunately I will have to have my left Knee repaced as well and I plan on Dr.Toman conducting that operation.

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  • Beverly Snyder.

    Beverly Snyder.

    I am a 59 year old female who not only had bone on bone in my left knee, but I also have severe osteoporosis and I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Toman took me on as a patient and performed a total knee replacement, computer assisted, on January 17, 2012. I am into my sixth week post op …no walker, no cane and a very minimal scar. This truly is remarkable for a person who also suffers with rheumatoid arthritis. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Toman for ANY ortho surgery. He is a true miracle worker, and he is a very caring surgeon (which is not found too often), oh…and he is cute, too – just an added bonus for you female patients! He does the surgery, but you need to follow his post op instructions …physical therapy and a positive attitude are a must! I know my other knee will have to be replaced shortly and I do not care where I am living, I will return to Dr. Toman for that surgery! Anyone want to go dancing!!

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  • Jim Lanza.

    Jim Lanza.

    On January 10th, Dr. Toman performed a knee replacement that I’ve been putting off for over 10 years because I worried about the surgery. It turns out my fears were unfounded. Dr. Toman came highly recommended, and now I know why. He’s not just a supremely capable surgeon, but a caring individual. The surgery went exactly as I had expected, having been thoroughly explained prior to the surgery by Dr. Toman. My surgery, and the post-operative rehabilitation with Lawrence Martin of his surgical group went better than I could have hoped or expected. I could not have been more pleased. Do I have faith in Dr. Toman? So much so, that when my 91 year old mother in law required hip replacement, there was only one doctor that we considered, Dr. Charles Toman.

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  • Rich Klein.

    Rich Klein.

    My testimony is rather long because my shoulder problems and the attempts to correct them took place over a protracted period of time. If you want the end of the story first, Dr. Toman hit a home run in performing my shoulder replacement! If you’re reading this to try and decide whether to trust him to operate on you, I can tell you that he did a great job on me and I doubt if your surgery is as difficult as mine was. He succeeded where at least FIVE surgeons before him had failed. I have seen enough of shoulder replacement surgical and rehabilitation techniques to know what I’m talking about when I say that if you need a shoulder surgeon, you want to go with a surgeon who is going to fix the problem. That surgeon is, without qualification, Dr. Toman. My shoulder ordeal began some 20 years ago when I began to notice pain when I used a screwdriver. It became worse over the years so that in 2004, I consulted an orthopedic surgeon who recommended open shoulder surgery to repair the shoulder and scrape off arthritis nodules. I had that surgery and followed up with physical therapy. In 2005,since I had experienced no improvement, I consulted another surgeon who was purported to be a “shoulder specialist”. He denigrated the surgical techniques used on me the year before and said that he could fix me up using arthroscopic surgery. Had the surgery, went to PT, experienced no improvement. Fast forward to 2009. I had retired and moved to NC. Pain in shoulder was constant and I was taking significant amounts of OTC pain relievers. In addition, shoulder was now dislocating and locking up to the point that I sometimes had to ask a passenger to shift the car. I consulted a couple of orthopedic surgeons and after X-rays, MRIs and nerve studies, it was recommended that I have a total shoulder replacement because Osteoarthritis had eaten up half of the head of the Humerus. Went through the surgery and on my post op visit, the surgeon expressed some concern that the head of the replacement was too large and that the placement was too high. Nonetheless, he sent me to PT and the pain continued to build. Three PTs working together could not get my arm to rise much above 90. The surgery was performed June 25. By October 2009, the pain was so bad and the lack of use was so significant that I dropped that Orthopedic group and drove 100+ miles to consult and be evaluated by a supposed Orthopedic shoulder specialist at Duke University. After he had taken more films and consulted all my surgical history, etc., he told me that he could free up my shoulder with a 30 minute arthroscopic procedure. I had that done in late November 2009. After keeping my shoulder immobile for a few weeks, he prescribed “aggressive” physical therapy. I underwent that therapy, again with up to the three largest, strongest therapists trying unsuccessfully to move my arm. At the beginning of February 2010, I went for my 2d or 3d post op checkup and the surgeon said he needed to do an immediate revision to correct the errors of the previous surgeon. I underwent that surgery at the end of February 2010, followed by the immobilization and subsequent aggressive PT. I had some improvement in range of motion but I still had quite a bit of pain in the shoulder. He said that was nerve pain from all the invasive maneuvers and from the fact that he had removed 3/4 of an inch of scar tissue that had formed around the nerve bundle. In any event, he discharged me in May 2010 with instructions to return if things didn’t improve after a year. In October of 2010, we again relocated. This time to Port Charlotte. I found a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Dakouny, in Port Charlotte. At my initial visit and physical, he expressed grave concerns about the amount of OTC pain relievers I was taking. He prescribed some meds to try and provide me relief and then over the course of the next six months monitored my condition as the pain increased and my range of motion decreased. At this point, he referred me to Dr. Toman who agreed to attempt a revision on my shoulder. After the surgery was completed, I was told that it was one of the, if not the, most complicated surgeries ever been performed at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. I am now nearly four months post op and my range of motion is sufficient to perform any task that I encounter. I have exceeded all expectations of my physical therapists and, I think, even Dr. Toman himself. I hope and pray that I will never again have to undergo joint replacement surgery, but if I do, I certainly know who will perform it! Thank you Dr. Toman for doing such a great job.

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  • Anne Munger.

    Anne Munger.

    Thank you Dr. Toman and staff for restoring my ability to enjoy walking, dancing and other simple pleasures without constant pain. My left knee was replaced on January 10, 2012 and this is a picture of me at Curves six weeks later. I found you through friends. Your name kept popping up as a kind, caring, caring and capable surgeon when I asked for a recommendation. It is not an easy decision to chose to have part of your body removed or altered forever, but I have no regrets and am thankful I put my trust in you. See you next January. It’s my right knee’s turn.

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  • RODNEY M. DOUCETTE.

    RODNEY M. DOUCETTE.

    Rodney and I want to make you fully aware of how grateful we are to have such a special, caring doctor as we have found in you, Dr. Toman! Because of your superb knowledge and expert skill, Rod is back to experiencing his normal routine once again. Life is never static or predictable so learning this early in life leaves us best equipped to face unforeseen challenges. When it became obvious that a full knee replacement was necessary for Rodney, you were there for him with encouragement that the few weeks of discomfort and pain would eventually pay off. It definitely has! A total left knee arthrosplasty was done followed by P.T. and at home exercises. Within a few weeks, he progressed to walking around the neighborhood and eventually riding his bicycle. It is definitely through dedicated and gifted orthopedic surgeons like you that a return to one’s everyday routine can become a reality. Seeing him working again in the yard, trimming shrubbery, mowing the lawn and doing ever so many other things that living in Fl. en- tails is so rewarding. He loves being active and on the move doing one thing or another each and every day. Thank you for giving him back his “life”. We extend a big thank you also to your therapist, Lawrence, who prodded Rod to work faithfully on his exercises. Likewise, we both thank you for having a most pleasant office staff and especially your efficient assistant, Coby, who always showed us a cheerful attitude. You have truly blessed both our lives. Our Love, Rodney & Nancy Doucette

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  • Jan Foreman.

    Jan Foreman.

    I am extremely happy with my arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery performed by Dr.Toman. His surgery was flawless and my recovery has been much quicker than I had ever expected. At this time, 12 weeks post-op, I have regained full pain-free range of motion and am able to perform all my usual daily tasks. My only regret is that I waited so long to get this surgery done. I had tried to avoid surgery by having multiple courses of physical therapy and cortisone injections but the pain always came back. So, now I’m really glad that it’s done and I’m glad I chose Dr. Toman!

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  • Jan Foreman.

    Jan Foreman.

    I am extremely happy with my arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery performed by Dr.Toman. His surgery was flawless and my recovery has been much quicker than I had ever expected. At this time, 12 weeks post-op, I have regained full pain-free range of motion and am able to perform all my usual daily tasks. My only regret is that I waited so long to get this surgery done. I had tried to avoid surgery by having multiple courses of physical therapy and cortisone injections but the pain always came back. So, now I’m really glad that it’s done and I’m glad I chose Dr. Toman!

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