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As the leading facility for the arthroscopic surgical treatment of lumbar and cervical spine problems, The Bonati Institute has become a world destination for those seeking answers to pain. The Bonati Institute believes that it is critical for patients to participate in their treatment. As a result we receive numerous comments from our patients and family members about their experience at The Bonati Institute. Below are a few of the actual patient comments that we have received recently.
We also encourage anyone considering a medical procedure to seek out comments from current and former patients. To assist you with that, we offer an Advisors List of former patients who will gladly discuss their experience at The Bonati Institute with you. If you would like an Advisors List, please contact us toll-free at (866)298-7513.
Click on any of the 6 patient pictures directly below to view their personal stories of hope regained.
On October 16, 1995 I was on my way to work on I-95 South. I came upon all four lanes at a complete stop. I stopped and looked behind me to see if anyone was coming. No one was. I leaned forward to do something (can’t remember what) when I heard this loud noise. Then everything went into slow motion. My head went so far backward that I felt an excruciating burning at the base of my neck. Then, even with my chest and lap belt on I rolled around the steering wheel and into the windshield.
Since that day I’ve spent my entire settlement money trying to find some relief from the agonizing pain in my neck, head, arms and shoulders. I had nerve blocks, trigger point blocks and acupuncture. All of these made the pain worse. Finally, four years later I agreed to have a morphine pump implanted into my body. It was a Godsend. It helped a lot with the pain, but made me so exhausted I really couldn’t function much better.
In the twelve years since the accident I have tried many neurosurgeons, begging them to please fix my neck so I could get off all of the drugs I was on. I was told by each that anything they could do surgically would only make my pain worse. Then from a friend of my husband I heard about The Bonati Institute. I called the next day and was asked to send a current MRI. I did, and five business days later I had the first hope of pain relief since the accident.
Today, two weeks after my first surgery and one week after the second, the headache I had every second of my life for the past twelve years is gone! I could not be more pleased! For everyone in chronic pain, there is hope for relief…and it’s at The Bonati Institute.
My name is Daphne Foster and I am from Marion, Indiana. Thanks to The Bonati Institute, I’m getting my life back!
It all began with a horseback riding incident in 1975. Over the years subsequent injuries continued the downward spiral, until in 2002 I was unable to walk from the front to the back of a grocery store! Through those years I had followed the paths of chiropractic, therapeutic massage, multiple MRI and CT scans, physical therapy, endless pain killers, and nerve block steroid injections. Those avenues were helpful, but only temporary “cures”. I waited for 4 months to see a neurosurgeon. My 3 ½ minute interview resulted in another 4 weeks of physical therapy and pain killers If these were unsuccessful my neurosurgeon basically said “live with it, baby”.
My sister-in-law suggested I look at The Bonati Institute’s website. Her relative works for the Institute and she had heard good things from him. Shortly after accessing the site, the words “you don’t have to live in pain” jumped off the screen. I sent an e-mail with the results of my MRI, and within the hour, Donna called. We had a long conversation, in which she assured me that The Bonati Institute could definitely address my multiple back problems. Within another two hours Donna had called again to inform me that my insurance coverage was excellent, and encouraged me to send my MRI films. I did so within the hour.
From the first phone call to The Bonati Institute, I was impressed with the professionalism. When I actually walked in the door, I immediately felt the positive and extremely personal atmosphere. After being here a couple of days, it begins to feel like one big family event. Never did I get the feeling that I was just another number. Never did I feel rushed through an appointment. Over and over I heard that The Bonati Insitute is here to serve the “surgical guests” as we are called. They give professional evaluation and suggestions, but the “guest” calls the shots. Everything is geared towards healthy spinal function.
Being at The Bonati Institute has been an awesome experience. In the course of 3 ½ weeks, I underwent 3 procedures and 3 surgeries. The most remarkable moment was entering major disc surgery with a 7 -10 pain level, and exiting with NO PAIN! Two days after that surgery, I was walking the streets at a faster clip than I’d walked in the previous 6 years! Sometime in the next 6 months, I intend to return and have another 2 surgeries to finish my suggested course of action.
Would I recommend The Bonati Institute? In a heartbeat. Not once did I encounter a staff or medical worker who was unpleasant. From the first clinic visit to the final physical therapy session, they didn’t miss a beat. And just look at the statistics... they speak for themselves.
The question for me became “why wouldn’t I choose The Bonati Institute”? And now, having this experience, my back belongs to Bonati! Barring emergency surgery, I will never let anyone else touch my back. In my estimation you won’t find a better place to regain your spinal health.
My name is Barbara Coles, and I am from Savannah, Georgia. Twelve years ago I was in an auto accident that disabled me. I suffered from a broken back, broken neck and a fractured skull. The pain I endured has been excruciating for all these 12 years.
Open surgery on my neck to try and fix the broken bones, did not work and since then I have suffered so desperately. Not that long ago my lower back went out. My husband was surfing through the internet when he happened to come upon The Bonati Institute’s website. He decided to read up on some of many conditions they treat. That evening he printed out some of the information for me to read and stated, “This is where we are going as soon as we can.”
We arrived within two weeks of our phone call to The Bonati Institute. They started with surgery on my lower back, because at the time my right leg seemed to be the worst. I couldn’t stand very long without it giving out on me and I would fall. The surgery was a success, I hadn’t been without pain in my back for 12 years and it felt strange to not have that pain anymore.
Recently we returned to The Bonati Institute to have my neck operated on. It too was a success. It was the Bonati Institute that saved my life. I never thought I would regain my life. It had been a long, long time since I was without pain. I was so scared before I went in because I didn’t realize how pain-free this procedure was. I just want to thank The Bonati Institute from the bottom of my heart and I know my family thanks you.
My name is Dennis Evans. I’m from Cleveland Tennessee. In August of 2005 I was involved in an auto accident. Since that day I have been in constant pain with only some relief from pain medication. I hadn’t had any prior surgeries or problems before this accident. A past patient told me about The Bonati Institute, and after much research, I had scheduled my visit. It had been very successful and the pain I had has been eliminated. The staff at The Bonati Institute are the most personal and professional I have ever witnessed. I would, and will, recommend The Bonati Institute to others. My personal thanks to Dr. Bonati and staff for making me pain free.
My name is Lori Opfer and I’m from Kennard, Nebraska. In October of 2006 I started with pain in my shoulder that radiated down my arm, with numbness and a sharp tingling like a million needles were being poked into my arm and hand. The pain came and went, but progressed quickly so I was often in tears. My life was rapidly being taken away from me as I was unable to do more and more of my day to day activities. I went to the doctor who told me I had two herniated discs in my neck. That surgeon wanted to remove the two herniated discs, fuse the bones together and screw in a metal plate. After hearing the details of this surgery and the possible complications, I was wondering what I should do. It did not sound very positive.
My mother called me and said our pastor mentioned I should talk to another member of our church who had laser spine surgery recently. I called this person and learned of her experience, and found out about The Bonati Institute. I started research on the web and within a short time I sent my MRI discs to them. They called me back and said they were sure they could help me. In the meantime, I learned that someone else, a local RN from our small community also had gone to The Bonati Institute for surgery. She too was pleased with her results. This nurse had experienced a fusion in the past, so she was aware of both the results of a fusion and laser surgery.
Everything seemed to fall into place like it was meant to be. I had two surgeries. I am very pleased with my results. Words just can’t really put it into perspective. When I get out of bed, my arm no longer goes numb. When I reach above my shoulders, I am expecting pain and discomfort and it doesn’t happen. I can sit at the computer and type for more than a few minutes. I can sit at a dinner table with my family again. I am still pleasantly surprised to get through each day with no pain or discomfort. I am so thankful to get back to all the mundane activities of life pain free. I have my right arm back. I feel so blessed that I learned about this procedure at The Bonati Institute. I was able to make a more informed decision. It has been the best possible solution for me.
My name is Leland Topham, I am a patient of Dr. Bonati’s. I’ve been to the Institute several times now for various back conditions. I’m sort of the poster boy for back pain. My back looks like it was put together by a five year old with building blocks. Therefore I have needed several procedures. It has always appealed to me that the Bonati procedures are outpatient procedures. You walk out a couple hours following a procedure. And I had very little pain afterwards. No back pain; just a small amount of surgical pain.
Dr. Bonati is the only guy in the world I know who does this, and the fact that its outpatient allows me to fly across the country to have this procedure, as opposed to open back surgery and hospitalization which sometimes doesn’t have good results. I have spondylolisthesis. It’s an on going problem because my vertebrae don’t line up. Everything Dr. Bonati has worked on in my back has always worked. So I come back when something else is going on. I’m an active guy, I like to hunt, and fish, hike, and I wouldn’t be able to do that with out the help of Dr. Bonati.
My name is Cami. I am a 38 year old working mom with three teenagers. The pain I was having was in my lower spine. It limited me from walking or standing for any period of time, and made it difficult to get comfortable at night while trying to sleep. The pain would radiate down my right leg to my knee. At times it was extremely uncomfortable. Each day was different. It would go on and off for weeks at a time. Sometimes the pain only lasted a few days. Sometimes it would be weeks that I was debilitated.
I contacted the Bonati Institute for help. I had a facet debridement on the L4/L5 and L5/S1 vertebra. Since my visit the pain in my back no longer exists. The surgery has improved my ability to work, my ability to function as a mother and to take on normal daily activities. The staff and doctors at The Bonati Institute have been wonderful and very supportive. When I was nervous they worked me through it. Everything has been great and I’m very satisfied.
The Bonati Institute interviews every patient extensively after discharge to assess whether the patient is completely pain free and to measure increases in strength and mobility along with patient perceptions of our staff and services. Following are actual patient comments volunteered during these interviews:
“What Dr. Bonati did for me is awesome. I just have more to do”.
“The pain I had when I came there has been totally relieved”.
“My back is doing great, I couldn’t have asked for better care”.
“Everything is great. I’m so much better I can’t believe it”.
“Everything went exceptionally well. I’m able to do over ½ miles each time I get on the treadmill”.
“I’m very pleased. I’ve recommended you to several others”.
“I’m very happy. I’ve recommended you folks to several of my friends”.
“I’m doing great and I’m very happy”.
“My back is completely fixed, now I’m coming back to get my neck done”.
“I’m sending a letter to Dr. Bonati stating how pleased I am with the surgery and the care I received”.
“I’m doing very well. I’m continuing the physical therapy at home and getting better every day”.
“This was the best thing I’ve ever done, I’m feeling great. The staff is very informative and caring”.
“I’m feeling 100% better than I did before I came to The Bonati Institute”.
"It’s a great change from before. I’m able to do things I thought I’d have to give up and I’m enjoying life again”.
“I’ve been walking in my subdivision which has a lot of hills. I haven’t been able to do that for years.”
“I’m walking 2 miles a day. I feel so good I have to stop myself from overdoing it.”
“I can’t believe it. I haven’t felt this good in years. I washed my truck and even put in a flower bed.”
“I’m walking 1 ½ miles a day with no pain at all. I’m getting back into the shape I was 21 years ago.”
“Coming to The Bonati Institute was a very positive experience. I can do things I couldn’t do before surgery. This weekend I played horseshoes.”
“I have the highest regard for The Bonati Institute. The care I got was excellent. Dr. Moffatt gave me wonderful care. He was very pleasant, took a lot of time with me, and explained everything thoroughly.”
“ Dr. Bonati cured me, I’ve been pain free since the second I got off the operating table”.
“The nursing care is phenomenal, Ken and Lori are great”.
“Everything down there was great, I’m 100% better”.
“Everybody at The Bonati Institute is wonderful”.
“Everything Dr. Bonati did was perfect. I’m a walking miracle; my friends can’t believe how well I’m doing. I talk about The Bonati Institute everyday to people I meet”.
“I am totally happy with everything and everybody”.
“I’ve been spreading your good word all over Decatur, Tennessee. My physical therapist up here has been amazed at how well I’m doing”.
“Coming to The Bonati Institute was an absolutely excellent experience”.
“I am very pleased with the whole experience”.
“Coming to The Bonati Institute was worth everything, it’s the best. The physical therapy was excellent”.
“I did well and I’m pain free”.
“I’ve been telling everybody I come in contact with about how The Bonati Institute fixed my back and made me pain free”.
“The Bonati Institute is top notch, beginning to end, a wonderful experience”.
“I’m doing great since my surgery. Yesterday I walked 6 miles”.
“I’m doing well; I went back to school the day after I got home”.
“I brought home several Bonati Institute packets and I’m giving them to all my friends”.
“It’s incredible, I’m walking 3 miles a day and have no pain. I can’t believe it, I feel fabulous”.
“Everyone at The Bonati Institute is a concerned, caring professional and treated me great”.
“The care at The Bonati Institute is spectacular. I’ve never been treated better by a medical facility in my life”.
“I have been a health care professional for 40 years and I was very impressed with The Bonati Institute”.
“I’ve had 5 surgeries done there and you guys are awesome.”
“Everyone there is so friendly we quickly became like old friends”.
“Everyone here is just wonderful. They are genuinely concerned about every patient”.
“I’m very pleased with the results of my surgery. I’m totally pain free”.
“I am very pleased. My headaches are completely gone”.
“The outcome of my surgeries is very good. I no longer have that shooting pain down my leg”.
“Dr. Bonati gave me my life back. You guys are life savers”.
“I’ve never met a more professional staff. Your care and kindness is incredible. I rate you higher than excellent”.
“Highest grades for everybody. I couldn’t find one thing to complain about. I really enjoyed working with the staff, especially Skip Moody. One suggestion is to put up pictures of all the staff so patients can understand who’s who and what they do”.
“It was a really good experience, I’m really pleased. In fact I told my brother and now he’s coming down in February.”
“Everyone here is just wonderful and I am very happy with my results”.
“I’m doing great. I’m able to walk, pain free, for the first time in years. I’m on a cruise right now walking all over the ship and my surgery was just three weeks ago”.
“Sometimes information doesn’t get shared from one department to another. However, I’ve been around hospitals most of my life and I’d say your place does better than most at sharing information”.
“I haven’t been able to sleep for a long time, now I can”.
“I’ve been singing your praises to everyone I meet. I previously had back surgery at UCLA but it failed. I should have come here first”.
“Everybody there is just great”.
“It amazes me that I could lay there and actually watch them do surgery on me. It’s an
incredible process and I’m telling anyone who will listen about The Bonati Institute”.
“I’m a walking miracle. I was able to walk on stage and receive a sports award one
week after surgery. My friends were amazed to see me walking”.
“I’m very pleased with the program there. Everyone is above excellent”.
“I am very satisfied with the procedure. I’m promoting The Bonati Institute to
everyone I talk to”.
“I was impressed with the way everything is thoroughly explained before any
procedures are done”.
“I found the clinic to be as professional and efficient as any health care experience
I’ve ever had. You guys are the best”.
“I’m a brand new person, I’m so happy. You all are awesome. I feel like I’m a P.R.
person for The Bonati Institute. My phone is ringing off the hook with people asking
me about my Bonati experience”.
“Dr. Bonati did a great job. I have no pain at all. Everybody there does excellent
“The procedures, the accommodations, the companion, everything went really well”.
“I’ve already referred two people who are coming down in Jan. 07”.
“I came all the way from Oregon. It was a very good experience”.
“I was very impressed and am recommending The Bonati Institute to everyone I talk
“I’ll be a spokesperson for you guys anytime”.
“I would recommend The Bonati Procedure to everyone.”
“Outstanding. The staff is wonderful and the surgery surpassed my expectations.”
“The procedure was amazing and I am pain free.”
“It’s a miracle what you are doing down there. I give you high marks on everything. Everyone is extremely friendly, thorough and everything is fully explained. You’re never kept in the dark. Two days after surgery I was walking and four days after surgery I was riding a motorcycle.”
“Everybody was above excellent. The doctors are my heroes. They saved my life.”
“I am totally pleased with everything. The staff was helpful, friendly and answered all our questions. It was a wonderfyul experience. I went to work one week after surgery.”
“The procedure was absolutely wonderful. Everything is extremely well organized.”
“My friends are amazed at how well I’m doing after such a short time.”
“The procedure was amazing and everyone was great, I couldn’t be happier”.
“The staff is excellent. I was treated very well”.
“The Bonati Procedure is wonderful. Within 3 or 4 days my pain was completely gone. With my previous open back surgery I was out for 3 months”.
“Dr. Green is gifted and did a fine job for me. She is wonderful and made me feel relaxed. Physical Therapy is great and Jeff is also very gifted”.
“The people there are all very helpful and genuinely concerned”.
“The procedure is fantastic and everything was wonderful. Your staff is more than excellent. It brought tears to my eyes when your nurse actually bent down and tied my shoes. They are beautiful people”.
“I really appreciated all the kindness”.
“Everything was great. I can turn my head from side to side with no pain. Dr. Bonati is awesome”.
“The Bonati Procedure is very helpful. I mentioned it to other people here in New Hampshire and one lady was ready to come down immediately after seeing how well I did”.
“Everything was perfect”
“Staff goes above and beyond to make patients comfortable, everyone is very caring”.
“The staff is beyond excellent, they’re incredible. I’ve never had such great care. The procedure is amazing; I couldn’t believe I could do it as an outpatient”.
“Arthroscopy is the only way to go. Staff is excellent”.
“The procedure is great. I was able to have my back repaired and walk out the door an hour later. I’m so glad I found The Bonati Institute”.
“Everything was excellent, I have no complaints”.
“Your procedure is 150% better than the alternative. My pain was gone immediately”.
“Everything was excellent”.
“The procedure is great. Compared to what they wanted to do to me at Mass. General, this procedure was great. I had a good experience, I was stressed when I came there but everyone put me at ease. Dr. Campoli is my favorite”.
“I was very pleased with the outcome and the procedure is a lot better than the open back surgery. Everyone treated me like I was the only patient there”.
“The Bonati Procedure is amazing; I was able to walk with my dogs for the first time in years. I don’t think Dr. Green gave me enough anesthesia. had Dr. Campoli for the second surgery and that was better. Everyone else was great”.
“The procedure is one step above excellent. This surgery changed my whole attitude on life. I’ve shaved my beard, cut my long hair and my entire outlook on life has changed”.
“I’d do it again, it was worth it. The staff is awesome, I love the staff”.
“I love your staff”.
“The Bonati Institute is pretty amazing. Everyone was very nice.”
“Procedures are terrific. I had no problems. I’m recommending you to the people I work with”.
“The surgery great. I’m really happy with the less invasive technique. I’m very happy with The Bonati Institute. Everybody in surgery department was excellent.”
“The Bonati surgical procedures are amazing”.
“I’ve never run into anybody that didn’t want to help. The whole staff treated me like a relative. You couldn’t be treated any nicer. I’ve seen the worst, now I’ve seen the best”.
“My experience here exceeded my expectations. Dr. Barbiere and Dr. Moffatt were great”.
“I’m a very happy customer. I’ve already referred 3 people to you”.
“The staff took care of me very well. I highly recommend The Bonati Institute”.
“The people there were really nice and did a great job”.
“I’m doing fantastic, I’ve never felt better. I’m recommending The Bonati Institute to anyone I know with back pain”.
“Dr. Bonati did a great job”. Theresa, July 2006
“I’m dong great, I couldn’t be better. Everyone went beyond our needs and expectations. I’ve never been in a medical facility where 100% of everybody was kind and caring. It was a family atmosphere”.
“Everybody was wonderful. I have nothing but praise for The Bonati Institute”.
“I’m more than happy with the results. I’ve never been treated better, they went out of there way to be helpful. Eric even offered to help get me up to my condo”.
“All you guys are great”.
“Everyone here is fantastic. I recommend the place to everyone”.
“I’m a County Commissioner up here in Tennessee, I put an article in the local newspaper about my experience at The Bonati Institute and my phone has been ringing off the hook. I am so thankful for The Bonati Institute”.
“We’re very impressed”.
“Everybody was great”.
“I’ve never been so impressed with a group of people in my life. Ken Coyne is very personable and treated me like I was the only patient he had. I’m so appreciative to everyone”.
“I have never had such a great experience. I have no complaints, everybody was wonderful”.
“We were very pleased, everything was excellent. The P.T. and massage therapy were excellent”.
“I am elated at the progress I’ve made here. Everything, staff, surgery, clerical, everything, is done with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and kindness. I couldn’t be happier”.
“The nurses in pre-op are excellent and explained everything thoroughly to me. The staff is so positive”.
“I was very pleased”.
“Everyone is absolutely excellent. I was swimming yesterday and was able to move my arms above my head for the first time in years.”
“Everyone was so kind, I’m very pleased. I’m doing things I couldn’t do before. I even sent you all flowers”.
“Everything was great”!
“The people here treated me like I was a diplomat or a star. I was treated with TLC and never had a complaint”.
“Everyone was extremely pleasant and helpful”.
“We were taken care of very well”.
“It was a wonderful experience”.
“I couldn’t be happier. I can’t tell you enough what you guys have done for me, I’m thrilled. I’m putting out the word here on Ohio”.
“It was a very positive experience”.
“Everyone and everything was excellent”.
“You all are above excellent. You guys are incredible, everyone is so kind and gets along with each other”.
“My condition has improved 500% since surgery. The services and people at The Bonati Institute are fantastic. I’m very pleased”.
“Everybody there was wonderful”.
“You people are really super and everybody made me feel welcome”.
“All the staff spoke to me and were concerned about me”.
“You people there are really cool”.
“Everyone was just great! I’m able to golf and water ski again. I’m lining up quite a few people to refer”.
“I’m happy, really pleased. Everyone was really wonderful and took the time to answer my questions and explain everything.”
“The Bonati Institute is staffed with vastly experienced and knowledgeable medical healers and caring clinical attendants whose continual concern for you as an individual significantly speeds your return to normal activity and well being. I feel blessed to have discovered The Bonati Institute”.
“I was really impressed with the service and the staff”.
‘I am very, very pleased with everything, the surgery, the staff, the accommodations, everything”.
“I’ve recommended The Bonati Institute to all my friends here in Pennsylvania”.
“I love everybody there”.
“Everybody was excellent”.
“The place is the best, everyone there is the best at what they do”.
“I’m very happy, everything went very well”.
“Being at The Bonati Institute was one of the best medical experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve been telling everybody I come in contact with about The Bonati Institute. I even put it on my web site”.
“My entire experience was great.”
“The Bonati Institute is absolutely wonderful.”
“I’m happy with the results of my surgery. If I ever need another one I know where to go.”
“Dr. Bonati and Ken are great! Everyone was nice and couldn’t have been nicer. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Bonati Institute to anyone.”
“You guys do good work.”
“I felt like part of the Bonati family.”
“The doctors at The Bonati Institute are excellent.”
“3 star rating! I was a nurse and your staff is the greatest. They really met my needs. Everybody is excellent. They all have a calming effect. They are all dolls...even the guys.”
“Overall it’s been a fabulous experience. It’s a miracle! My surgery was so successful that the people in the O.R. were applauding. The whole staff is fantastic.”
“Everybody was nice and helpful. Everyone remembers your name and I thought that was really nice.”
“This was a very positive experience.”
“Everyone here was great. From the moment I checked in throughout the entire experience. Everyone I met or spoke to treated me as if I was the only patient at that time. The time I spent at the Institute was the best experience with any medical facility I have ever dealt with.”
“Everyone is very kind, very good, supportive and helpful. They are not judgmental and quickly gained my trust.”
“You operated on the right side of my L2/3 lumbar disk on Monday, April 17, 2006. I am doing well and went back to work on Monday, May 1, 2006. I only have minor pain from the incisions and am doing better each day. I sincerely appreciated your skills and your ability.
I want to also let you know that you have a great staff of employees at The Bonati Institute. Everyone from Gary in Patient Services, Kathy in the Clinic, all of the nurses in pre-op, surgery and post-op, Dr. Weksler, Dr. Campoli, Dr. Limonte, Dr. Hirschauer, physical therapy, etc. were all extremely kind, helpful and very professional. Sometimes we forget to thank employees for doing a good job. I am sure I forgot some names – just know that everyone who dealt with me was super.
Lastly, if you are in New Jersey or the Philadelphia area for one of your seminars, I would be glad to give a testimonial to the attendees from my experiences at The Bonati Institute. I will be sending you additional patients as they share with me their back problems.
Thank you again for your help. May God continue to bless your medical practice.”
“How do you say thank you to someone who gave you back your life? Every morning I think of you and your fine staff. Every chance I get I share my success and hand them one of your cards. My appreciation does not stop with the physical success but goes on to include the way I was treated and the expert way your institute is run. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
“Last week I went on a walk (one and a half miles) for the first time in over 2 years. Friends of mine have had open back surgery and have been laid up for months. I was back to work in 3 weeks. The staff at The Bonati Institute is very professional and friendly.”
“I have been to 19 different doctors and Dr. Bonati is the only one I trust.”
“For the last 20 years I have only been able to sleep 3 hours at a time. Because of the pain I couldn’t lay on my back. Since my surgery I can now sleep on my back the whole night through. The Bonati Institute staff are very kind people.”
“I’m flying around like a teenage. I’m very happy with the outcome.”
“Dr. Bonati made my life over again. It’s amazing what he has done for me.”
“I was a 29 year-old who had suffered tremendous life-altering pain and frustration after two vehicle accidents resulting in multiple lumbar disc herniations. I suffered with the pain for seven years while I tried every conceivable ‘conservative treatment’ approach. Within that time I utilized chiropractors, massage therapists, physiatrists, pain management physicians, acupuncture, traction, Vax-D, spinal decompression and just about any other modality I ran across. Bottom line – I was scared of surgery and anesthesia.
“Fantastic! I’ve been telling everyone I know about my fantastic results. I’m just thrilled! I’m a customer relations person in the medical field so I know how things should be. The Bonati Institute far exceeded my expectations. It was a very good experience.”
“I had no problems. I recommend you guys all the time.”
“A big thank you from my wife, our families and myself. I was told by others that the pain I had would be something I would have to live with. From the first visit to your web site to the day I was discharged we’ve been nothing but pleased and amazed at your professionalism, knowledge and courtesy. You answered every question we had concerning our problem and explained it so we could understand exactly what was going on. I wish I could write something about everyone that had a hand in our surgery there but I’m afraid I would miss someone and you guys are too special to us for that to happen. You gave me my quality of life back and for that I am grateful. Thanks again.”
“We keep talking about you and wondering how we can express our thanks. Your skills and the way you care for people are amazing! After the surgery in December all we could say was ‘that man performs miracles!” Keeping a good staff these days is also a miracle. We commend you for that too. It makes a difference. Our friends can’t believe that we look forward to coming down there. At this point all we can tell you is that we sincerely appreciate you and your able, caring staff.
“You are the best I’ve ever seen. You’re beyond excellent, 11 on a scale of 1 to 10.”
“I am so pleased. The right hand knows what the left hand is doing. The Institute is very organized.”
“The Bonati Institute is above excellent. It was a very good experience. Everyone was great.”
“I’m 1000% better. Everyone was wonderful and things were well explained. The Institute is A+. Now I can go out and enjoy the rest of my life.”
“I couldn’t walk before I came to The Bonati Institute. I walk beautifully now. It’s a Godsend. It’s a miracle. I’m delighted with the results.”
“I’ve told my doctors about you. The recovery time is so short. I’m out walking every day and I’ve even lost a little weight.”
“Everyone was very nice and very professional. It was the best care I ever had. I am so appreciative of Dr. Bonati and the entire staff. Everyone went out of their way to help us.”
“I keep telling everyone I know how great The Bonati Institute is. I’ve recommended you to all my friends."
Dr. Bonati, my wife was a patient in your outstanding facility from August 8, 2005 thru August 22. We have spent the last six years searching for help for my wife who had failed back surgery as well as failed Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery. Doctors have told us that we are nothing but a liability or have refused to see us. My wife has been treated more like an animal than a human being. She has been told to take drugs that forced her to sleep 18 hours a day or the doctor would not see us.
This all ended when we entered your door. I have never been treated better by my family members than we were while at your facility.You must be extremely proud of the fantastic help you are providing people, from all over the United States and Canada. We saw people come in as desperate as we were and were helped just as we were.
The only thing that you could be more proud of is the fantastic staff that you have working for you. There was, without exception, from the cleaning people to the fantastic doctors and you, not one person who was not willing to do everything in their power to make you comfortable and explain everything to you. It is bad to mention names because you always forget someone. I can only say that the staff in the admitting office, the clinic, imaging, the recovery room, the operating room as well as the office, did far more than we could have ever expected.
I have to mention some people. Dr. Moffatt spent more time with my wife than all the doctors she has seen in the last six years. He is truly unbelievable. He did way more than we expected. He gave us back our lives. Dr Campoli who made my wife as comfortable as possible during surgery.Ken Coyne ARNP was beyond belief. He explained everything and never hurried us in any way. He made us feel welcome.
Laurie, in the clinic, was everything that you could ask her to be. She provided constant encouragement and advice.Gary Chapin made every concern go away. I have never met a finer person than he is.The staffing the recovery room was unbelievable. They anticipated our every need and were very willing to explain what needed to be done.
Last but not least, you. The day you stopped in the lobby to talk to my wife who was lying on the sofa in pain, did as much good as any thing that could have been done at the time. I would like to thank you for all that you did and say that for the first time in six years my wife is free of pain. We have been to Duke Hospital, East Carolina University, Carteret General, Craven General but have never had anyone treat us the way you did.
If you should ever have a patient who would like to know about your facility from someone who has experienced it, please have them call me.
“It truly has been a pleasure meeting all of you. I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced the professional, compassionate care I received. You have all managed to make me feel as if I am a priority in your day. As a healthcare professional myself I know that this can be difficult at times. You all pull it off without a hitch. Thank you so much for all you do in making peoples’ lives better. My life has been forever changed because of great people like you.”
“I am compelled to write this to you because I am overcome with gratefulness that you and your entire staff have relieved so much of my physical pain that I had come to believe would continue to destroy my life physically, mentally and financially. My wife and I just can’t thank you enough. I only wish I had known about the Institute five years ago.
From the first evaluation when you gave me hope to the day of my discharge, you and your staff listened and spoke and treated me, not just professionally, but personally as though I was your only patient. I appreciated your candidness and honesty during our discussion shortly before my discharge. Thank God that the staff at Smart Physical Therapy in North Palm Beach, Florida recommended you to me and I will do the same with anyone I know suffering back, neck or shoulder pain.”
“I’m pain free for the first time in 13 years. Thank you.” (April 2005)
“I’m able to walk up stairs in the regular manner for the first time in 3 years.” (July 2005)
“My goal was to be able to return to playing golf. Yesterday I played 9 holes for the first time in 18 months.” (April 2005)
“The Institute and the staff are great. It’s been an incredible experience. I feel like a new man.” (July 2005)
“I feel like The Bonati Institute saved my life. I lost all hope until I came to The Bonati Institute.” (September 2005)
“You need to give T-shirts to patients when we leave the Institute so we can be walking advertisements for you.” (May 2005)
“There are 37 stairs from my doctor’s office up to the parking lot. Friday I walked up those stairs for the first time in 2 years.” (July 2005)
“Coming to The Bonati Institute has been the most positive experience of my medical history. We are singing your praises to anyone who will listen.” (May 2005)
“My doctors and friends can’t believe how well I’m doing. I haven’t picked up my cane or walker since I left The Bonati Institute.” (June 2005)
“My results were so good that my husband in coming to The Bonati Institute next week.” (September 2005)
“I won’t let anybody touch me but Dr. Bonati. He’s wonderful.” (September 2005)
“The staff is great. They go above and beyond to help. Dr. Hirschauer is very kind and helped me a lot. Dr. Limonte bent over backwards to help me. I’ll never forget what he’s done for me.” (April 2005)
“Your place is straight from Heaven.” (August 2005)
“I’m on your referral call list and will refer anyone. I can. My brother is coming down next month.” (August 2005)
“I’ve never seen anything like The Bonati Institute. You are all fantastic. We felt like family.” (June 2005)
“The Bonati Institute is warm and efficient.” (August 2005)
“I give The Bonati Institute the highest of recommendations.” (September 2005)
“Jeff is a wonderful and charming therapist. We also thought very highly of J.D. and Rene.” (July 2005)
“My experience there was nothing but great. The place is extremely clean. The MRI is the fastest and most wonderful I have ever had.” (July 2005)
“The staff is well-trained, compassionate and polite.” (June 2005)
“The Bonati Institute treats the whole person”. (September 2005)
“We were so impressed with the staff. Everyone was so positive.” (July 2005)
“As far as I am concerned Dr. Bonati walks on water.” (June 2005)
“All I know is I had pain. I came to The Bonati Institute and now it is gone.” (July 2005)
”I feel like The Bonati Institute saved my life. I had lost all hope and became depressed until I came to The Bonati Institute. You people treat the whole person. I was depressed, but you gave me hope.” (August 2005)
“I’ve never met a better staff. Even the girl who cleans the mirrors is friendly.” (May 2005)
“The Bonati Institute is so efficient and kind. I couldn’t believe there were that many nice people all in one place.” (July 2005)
“Dr. Hirschauer and Dr. Campoli are excellent. All the staff in recovery are excellent. It’s obvious that you are doing surgery not because it’s there, but because it is needed.” (August 2005)
“I’ve sung your praises to everyone. Friends can’t believe how well I’m doing. I feel it’s a miracle.” (July 2005)
“We are really, really, really satisfied with The Bonati Institute. We recommend it to everyone we meet with back pain.” (May 2005)
“Every staff member went above and beyond their duties.”(June 2005)
“Before the surgery I could barely walk. I shuffled. After the surgery I was able to walk normally. I was treated with intense professionalism and compassion. I returned for another procedure and, yes, I would definitely recommend The Bonati Institute to others.”
“Before my surgery I seldom had a few hours without pain. Pain was practically my everyday ‘companion’. My back problem started in the late sixties after two terrifically bad falls, one down 6 steps (they were wet) and the other when I fell through rotten boards on a porch.
I had not had any previous back surgery before going to The Bonati Institute. I was told in the past by two specialists that surgery would not help me.
I found out about The Bonati Institute on the Internet. I was simply amazed at the detailed explanation of the surgeries and the procedures they are doing and also the testimonials of the many patients who have been helped by the doctors at The Bonati Institute.
I sincerely recommend The Bonati Institute to all individuals who are suffering from back or neck pain.”
“It is truly a miracle. This place (Bonati Institute) must come from heaven.
After my surgery at The Bonati Institute I actually had a good night of sleep. When I woke up I wasn’t in pain. Unbelievable! This is the first time since my accident that I can say that.
“I just want to say to Doctor Bonati that your hands are blessed by God and you have been an answer to my prayers. I can’t thank you enough. I want to thank everyone at The Bonati Institute. Everything was a great success there.
I’m walking now and I am doing great and I am happy and I am bowled over. I will tell as many people as I can about Dr. Bonati and The Bonati Institute. For those of you out there who are suffering from back or neck pain, and who have given up hope – and your doctors have given up hope – let me be a testimony to you that there is someone out there who wants to help you and he is gifted, and he was put on this earth by God to help you.
So just contact the people at The Bonati Institute and don’t give up. Keep hanging in there and contact The Bonati Institute. If they can get me back on my feet after what I’ve been through, they can do it for you.
“Before Bonati I was so miserable. I didn’t leave my home for two weeks at a time. I had been on a cane for at least a couple of years and used a lift chair also. I fell on the ice the first time and ignored my injury, and later fell down three stairs and learned that with the first injury I had fractured my spine and tailbone and because I ignored it I was a whole lot worse. Three years ago I had a spinal fusion and bone transplant that didn’t work. As time went on I became worse because I also had a crushed nerve.
I heard about The Bonati Institute from someone my husband knew and immediately checked the Internet. My stay at The Bonati Institute was wonderful. Everyone is great and they perform miracles (I think). Bonati gave me my life back! I am only 37.
“For at least two years I’ve experienced low back and leg pain. The pain was diagnosed as a result of osteoarthritis and later as the shifting of two vertebrae. The pain had become progressively worse for about a year. I had been told by a neurosurgeon and an orthopedic surgeon that surgery would be required to relieve the pain. The surgery would include a laminectomy and the fusion of two vertebrae, disc surgery, and the insertion of a rod and screws to realign the vertebrae. Total recuperation would take up to one year.
A friend told me about The Bonati Institute, where he had had two surgeries. After discussing my condition with personnel at the Institute, I decided to pursue their less invasive procedures.
My treatment and surgery at The Bonati Institute were successful, and after two weeks, I left there pain free. I remain pain free to date. I was very impressed with the care I received at The Bonati Institute. The communication with me was very good, and the pre- and post- surgical care was exceptional. My overall experience at The Bonati Institute exceeded my expectations. I have recommended The Bonati Institute to others and will continue to do so.”
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