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Patient-stories2“After tearing my rotator cuff, not only was I experiencing pain but my quality of life was diminished. Playing golf and working out were painful rather than enjoyable. Graci and I sought out Fellowship trained Dr. Christopher Sforzo and the team at Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine. I was treated non-surgically and am now pain free, mobile and enjoying everything I did before.”

Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy


“Over the years we had seen several orthopedists in town but were never impressed. They seemed to lack knowledge or compassion or both. Then when Liza was in high school, she went to Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine for a minor sports injury. They not only diagnosed her somewhat obscure problem, but explained things in a way that she understood without being patronizing or pedantic. When John needed rotator cuff surgery and when I had bursitis, Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine – with their skilled diagnosticians, surgeons, and communicators – was our clear choice. We wouldn’t consider anywhere else.”

Liza, John and Betsy Kane-Hartnett


“As avid golfers and tennis enthusiasts, our rotator cuff injuries left us in pain, and unable to enjoy our sport. In researching for the most qualified surgeons, we found that Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine not only had the highest level of training and experience, but they were also highly recommended by friends and associates who had excellent results. We, too, had outstanding outcomes and are back on the court and course…pain free and better than ever.”

Mike Wilton, Bud Polley and Arnie Vance


bob“As a very busy business owner in Sarasota, having not one, but two, massive rotator cuff tears had a debilitating effect on both my personal and professional life. From my first consultation with Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, I knew I was in good hands. The surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained, which gave me the confidence in achieving a successful outcome. More importantly, they patiently answered all of my questions and concerns. Both repairs were completely successful and I have regained full motion with absolutely no pain.”

Bob Kirschner



“I was visiting the area looking at property and considering a full time re-location from Minnesota when I was in a traffic accident. The result was a very painful shoulder injury that would ultimately require bilateral RTC repairs. I was unable to undertake regular day-to-day activities or participate in my favorite sport – tennis. It was essential that I choose a shoulder specialist that could quickly set me on the right path of treatment. I was relieved to find Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, who are experts in ‘Upper Extremities.’ I consulted with them immediately and the outcome of their advice and treatment has been extremely successful. I am once again active and on the court!”

Pat Cooper



“My son Nick has always been an avid sportsman, playing college baseball and football. While snowboarding, he had an accident resulting in a shoulder separation, which affected his ability to participate in any sport. He was also in a lot of pain. We sought out the best Sports Medicine experts through research and recommendation and chose the Fellowship Trained team at Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine. As a result of his treatment, Nick’s injury has mended successfully and he has been able to build up strength and once again play the sports that he loves.”

Art & Nick Conforti



“My rotator cuff tear made it impossible to do things I enjoy. Working out, practicing yoga, playing golf, enjoying my grandkids, even my ability to sleep soundly were all compromised because of my limited mobility and discomfort. Normally, I return to Boston, where I spend a portion of the year, for all my medical care, however, after receiving several recommendations for Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, I did my own research and decided this is where I would seek care. Initially, we tried a non-surgical approach. Eventually, it did become necessary to have a surgical repair. The surgery was a remarkable success and I have now returned to enjoying all my activities pain free.”

Nancy Berkman



“During a recent flight to Europe, my elbow had an unfortunate collision with a beverage cart, resulting in a large bone chip. By the time I arrived at my destination, fluid had accumulated and the pain was significant. Upon my return home, with an elbow three times its normal size, I was immediately seen by Dr. Sforzo, surgery was completed, and thankfully, I quickly resumed my normal activities. Dr. Sforzo is an outstanding surgeon with a very caring bedside manner – one of the many reasons I recommend Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine.”

Lee Wetherington


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