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Testimonials

Cheryl Paesano

Dr. DeLorenzi is the best doctor in orthopedics. He has taken care of me and my families orthopedic needs from shoulder surgery to knee surgeries for over 8 years. I wouldn’t consider going to any other orthopedist.

Lon Raver

Dr. DeLorenzi is the best doctor in orthopedics. He has taken care of me and my families orthopedic needs from shoulder surgery to knee surgeries for over 8 years. I wouldn’t consider going to any other orthopedist.

Maria Canton

Where do you find a doctor, nowadays, who spends as much time with his patients as necessary, from the patient’s point of view? IF you’ve ever wondered what having a “Marcus Welby, MD” as a doctor, or an old-fashioned country doctor with cutting-edge knowledge, wonder no more. Wealth of knowledge, genuine care for patients, experience, and a super staff, along with gorgeous facilities, and good parking, and you have a ten-star physician in Dr. Vliegenthart.

Calvin Lindsey

Great Doctor, Great staff. The staff is kind adn polite, the Doctor has a firm handshake and a sense of humor that puts you at ease. He uses models of the part of the body that is injured and speaks in plain english along with the medical terms. I had my MRI and they moved my follow up from 3 weeks to 4 days after it was done to get me in and have me scheduled for my surgery in 2 1/2 weeks. It would be sooner but I am delaying to get my clearances from out of state. This is the second surgery the doc has done. I am falling apart from my past and glad they are in my network. Oh there is never a wait in the waiting room, they run a tight ship so I would not be late count on them running behind because they won’t be. You may be rescheduled. That is what keeps them running on time. The Doctor spends plenty of time with you, and answers all questions btw. Highly recommended.

 

Peter Burridge
Peter Burridge
23:25 17 Oct 19
Pain in upper arm. X rays taken. PA put in an order for therapy which I have followed up on. Pain became worse after 3 weeks. Consult with Dr Harrison; diagnosed rotator cuff tear. Arthroscopic surgery to be performed by Dr Harrison. Every confidence in his skill for shoulder surgery.
Megan DelGaudio
Megan DelGaudio
12:08 04 Oct 19
Dr. Wade is an extremely thorough and compassionate doctor. She takes her time with every patient to explain the diagnosis and treatment options. She gives handouts of information to take home so when you feel overwhelmed by all the information given, you have something to refer to. She thinks outside the box and makes sure to check all the possible boxes to reach a diagnosis. I recommend her to everyone!
Sabina Lauger
Sabina Lauger
18:15 13 Sep 19
I'm very impressed with Dr. Sands and his whole team. My knee surgery went very smoothly from start to finish. His staff was so capable and knowledgeable, both in his office and in the hospital,. Rare these days to have things go so well. Happy I went with Dr. Sands!
Susan Teague
Susan Teague
00:25 13 Sep 19
My appointment with Dr. Perry went well as it usually does. I find Dr. Perry to be not only knowledgeable but personable, and Professional. This is not surprising as I find all of the personnel working for Dr. Harrison to be this way. Any concerns you may have coming to your appointment are always addressed in a way, you leave the office satisfied. I have already recommended Dr. Harrison and his office to several friends. God Bless all of them.
Tony Montuori
Tony Montuori
23:53 27 Aug 19
Vanessa and Terry in occupational therapy, have been amazing to work with! They both are so respectful, professional and knowledgeable. By their words, and actions they make you feel as though your recovery is paramount. If you get to choose where to go for your O.T., go see Vanessa and Terry at First Choice Medical Group. Thanks Guys, you’re both rock stars! If I could rate higher then 5 stars it would be easily justified...
Kat Lawson
Kat Lawson
14:01 27 Aug 19
OT staff excellent. Terry in particular was extremely professional yet friendly. Gave clear instructions, provided terrific massage of affected area, explained healing process and needed therapies and answered all questions. Vanessa likewise most helpful and front desk also.
Manuel Huezo
Manuel Huezo
17:29 24 Aug 19
The PT Department at First Choice Medical Group has been top notch. Special thanks to Courtney and Dominic for their hard work to get me back in shape after a very difficult left knee replacement surgery. They treated me like Family and for that I will forever be very grateful. They are true professionals and I would referred anyone to reach out to them for what ever physical therapy they need. Thank you for your work and friendship. God bless all of you.
ddnspider
ddnspider
22:37 23 Aug 19
Excellent time working with Dominick and Jayna to get my knee and ankles back in shape from a soccer injury. They were able to diagnose the majority of my issues and tailor my therapy and training to my needs. When comparing my last session to the first, it was a night and day difference in my strength and especially my balance. They didn't mind pushing me to get the best out of me either. Highly recommend as long as you're willing to put in the work! 🙂
Alan Blakesley
Alan Blakesley
00:47 23 Aug 19
It was a pleasant experience. Everyone was very friendly. I had X-rays done a consultation, everything was explained to me thoroughly. In and out in less than an hour. Very happy with the total experience. Thank you! Alan
Mitchell Smith
Mitchell Smith
13:59 07 Aug 19
Excellent care from surgeon (Dr. Sands) and his staff. Absolutely astonished with the result. Office staff - reception, billing, appointments, and care manager were all very courteous and pleasant. Would highly recommend for a knee replacement. And, I will certainly have my other knee restored by First Choice Medical Group.
Goran Igic
Goran Igic
12:14 31 Jul 19
An excellent place with knowledgeable staff. The clinic is well equipped (MRI, etc). The staff care for patients. The physicians pay attention to details. The appointment time is respected. I recommend the place.
Christy Sprung
Christy Sprung
03:56 27 Jul 19
Everyone was super friendly at this office. Dr. V was very kind, great bedside manner and very informative. He took his time explaining things and made sure I understood. I never once felt rushed .
Barbara Rigo
Barbara Rigo
14:21 25 Jul 19
My experience was great. Joe listened to me carefully. He did testing to check on my problem. Then he gave me advice and reassurance that I needed to proceed with my recovery from hip replacement. The office staff was helpful and polite at all times. My wait time was even a reasonable length.
rosered kol
rosered kol
19:05 16 Jul 19
First time seeing Dr. Kenneth Sands. The facility is clean with a friendly atmosphere. Waiting time to be called is approximately 10 minutes. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Sands is very pleasant and takes his time to listen to the patient. I highly recommend First Choice Medical Group.
Matthew Mcleod
Matthew Mcleod
12:45 15 Jul 19
I'm seeing alot of reviews about surgeries and what not. This review is for the physical therapy side and billing. My doctor sent me to them with the instructions modalities only. After 3 visits of being twisted and pressed on and causing more pain I decided I wouldn't be back. I'm very timely in my bills, well a month after I'd visited I was hit with a bill that I already paid and told it's up to me to provide proof. Sorry I have better things to do than scroll through hundreds of transactions, needless to say, the bill was paid... again. They should have allowed me to pay in person when I tried rather than not accepting my original payment and making me pay online. I'm giving the extra star because they were at least all polite.
Mary Lawrence
Mary Lawrence
02:24 04 Jul 19
The medical staff that I’ve interacted with here are very competent. I would rate my orthopedist and clinical staff as 5 star. The clerical staff sometimes are abrupt, but they were very pleasant during this visit. The waiting room is not particularly comfortable, especially considering there are many orthopedic patients. Often the waiting time is long, and WiFi is essentially nonexistent, even though there are a couple of free public options. All in all, I am very satisfied with my treatment by my doctor, and I would have given an overall 5 star rating if a bit more comfort and diversions were available while waiting, or if the waiting time was shorter.
Lisa Femina
Lisa Femina
01:37 03 Jul 19
I felt a warm welcome when I first walked in the door. Although nervous I was quickly comforted .The staff is amazing !! No wait time to speak of.An awesome nurse called me back( wish I had gotten her name) so sweet and caring.Then I met Dr.Lombardo. Absolutely the best !! He took the time to explain things with a sincere attitude. I cannot thank him enough !!
Ellen Johnston
Ellen Johnston
16:59 22 Jun 19
I get an appointment quickly, and I have twice seen the most excellent PA Joe Canestrari, PA-C .. Joe is an excellent diagnostician with a very professional, competent and caring manner. I've left each visit knowing exactly what my orthopedic problem is, what solutions there are for pain control and what my options are if the situation doesn't improve. I will continue to use this practice for any future problems. I'm a retired Operating Room RN and I know a really good practice when I see one!
Carolyn Pelehach
Carolyn Pelehach
00:31 22 Jun 19
I was very pleased with my visit to your clinic. Dr, Joe Perry was great and am looking forward to meeting Dr. Harrison. two cortisone shots were quite helpful so far!
JoAnn Hanson
JoAnn Hanson
14:21 15 Jun 19
First appointment was excellent. Very prompt w/check-in and staff was so professional. My first appointment with Dr. K. Sands to talk about knee replacement. He answered all my questions and made appointment enjoyable. Will recoment this office.
Tonya Osborne
Tonya Osborne
12:07 14 Jun 19
Dr. Lombardo, and Dr. Harrison are amazing. The entire staff is caring and kind. Everyone is personable, thorough and they sincerely care about your problem. I’ve never felt rushed when seeing any of the doctors. Everything is so organized, so there’s very little wait time, under 15 minutes if that.
Chuck Brady
Chuck Brady
23:43 06 Jun 19
Appointment was at 11am. I was there at 10:30 for new patient paperwork. The Doctor's PA saw me at noon. 1 hour late. Secondary waiting room kitchen size with seating for 5 with 10 people waiting. The only reason even 3 stars is the staff was very friendly and helpful. The facility and overbooking are the problems.
Dharma Lemon
Dharma Lemon
15:32 04 Jun 19
Exceptionally well organized, efficient, and friendly staff. I arrived 30 minutes early, as requested, having completed my paperwork online the night before. I was called back to x-ray even before my scheduled appointment time! The waiting area is large, and has a television and complementary coffee and water. There is coffee available in the imaging waiting area as well. I didn't wait long after that to see Dr. Lombardo. He was thorough and attentive, and answered all of my questions. After we agreed on the need for further diagnostics, I was easily able to schedule the imaging, set up a post-MRI follow up appointment, and receive a referral for the scheduling of further physical therapy. At no point did I ever feel rushed. The office easily and conveniently located, right on the water, and has ample parking. The exam rooms are bright and airy, and all face east with a view of the water. Hopefully everything will go as well for my knee itself, as it did with my appointment!
wanda simon
wanda simon
00:44 07 May 19
People that work in the facility display professionalism. They listen to what the patient has to say. That includes not only the doctor but the medical assistants. I was able to get a follow up date to see the doctor again before I left. I also got a date to start physical therapy the same week.
darrell jones
darrell jones
12:43 26 Apr 19
My visit was with Dr. Sands and was excellent. There are several uncertainties with my health situation and Dr. sands was extremely helpful in putting together a plan for the next several months. My being a snowbird complicates matters further but we have a program involving both places with which I am very comfortable
Richard Hebert
Richard Hebert
21:46 26 Mar 18
Dr. Sands is by far the most outstanding surgeon in all of Florida and perhaps the country. He was able replace my old prosthetic hip that came loose right after surgery last year. He and his staff are the the best professionals in the health care industry. It is so great to have First Choice Medical Group instead of the good old boy physicians with Health First. Thank you, Dr Sands for giving me my health back. Richard
Mubeyyin Altan
Mubeyyin Altan
12:58 19 Mar 18
Several friends had recommended Dr. Sands to me stating they had an excellent experience. I am not disappointed and found Dr. Sands to be courteous and a true professional, answering our questions thoroughly and patiently. My wife and I are more than satisfied, and will definitely recommend him to our friends.
Ruth Steele
Ruth Steele
00:04 17 Mar 18
The staff was very professional. Jamey, doctor's assistant, was very personable. Brottany was wonderful, knowledgeable and reassuring. She made sure that I knew if I had any questions that I should feel free to call her. Doctor Harrison is amazing-- I had procedures on my hand in the past but I left the office feeling very confident that the outcome was going to be very positive.
Gregory Nelson
Gregory Nelson
14:53 15 Mar 18
Dr. Sands keeps it simple and is very thorough! Answers all your questions and his staff is extremely courteous and knowledgeable. A truly great team to have on your side!
Mary Burt
Mary Burt
00:04 03 Mar 18
My only complaint is that for 2 days I have had several calls in to the MA, and except for one crossed call, I haven't had a call back from that person. I'm in a lot of pain and not sleeping because of it, but I don't hear back from the practice. Maybe the MA should have someone just to answer calls and get back to the patients. I think she needs the help. The practice and Dr. Harrison are the best around.
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First Choice Orthopaedics

Florida Space Coast's Largest Orthopaedics Medical Center of Excellence located in Melbourne, FL.

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints. There are many different types of arthritis each with its own specific symptoms.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a high-tech surgical procedure that is as minimally invasive as possible. It allows the surgeon to see and access the knee joint without having to create a major incision.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to compression of the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause both pain and motion issues in people. 

Fractures

A bone fracture is also known as a bone break. Essentially, a fracture refers to any break in bone continuity.

Herniated Disc

Disc herniation occurs when a spinal disc is damaged. When the disc is damaged, the inner contents begin leaking out.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is a surgery performed on severely damaged or diseased portions of the hip joint.

Joint Injections

Joint injections like Hyalgan are used for pain relief in osteoarthritis patients. This type of treatment can provide effective relief, even if other treatments have failed in the past.

Joint Pain

Just as the name implies, joint pain means pain in the body's joints. When the cartilage wears away over time or is displaced for any other reason, the joints can no longer move smoothly because the joint is directly in contact with other bone.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery will replace a heavily damaged joint with a custom-fitted new joint crafted from biocompatible metal and plastic.

Knee Surgery

Knee surgery may be needed for many different reasons. Torn ligaments within the knee, tendon injuries, fractures, meniscal tears, and the wearing away of cartilage are all common reasons that people may need knee surgery.

Orthopaedic Surgery

There are a number of different orthopaedic surgeries that are commonly performed. These include rotator cuff repair, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, shoulder replacements, knee replacements, and much more.

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff repair surgery is designed to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder dislocation, shoulder sprain, tears in the rotator cuff, bone fractures, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis shoulder pain are all common.

Sports Injury

ACL tears, fractures, groin pulls, strained hamstrings, tennis elbow, and shin splints are just a few of the many common sports injuries that sports medicine specialists treat today.

Sports Medicine

A sports medicine doctor specializes in treating nearly any condition that is associated with sports or physical activity injury.

Insurance

At First Choice Orthopaedics, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

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"Dr Lombardo and the office staff were professional, courteous and friendly."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"The surgery and follow up went smoothly. I had no issues or problems."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"They are always punctual and return calls and treat you with great respect."

ANGELA DALE

"I found him to be very accurate with my diagnosis, and even found other things wrong that most doctors' didn't find."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Gave me confidence in him and in my ability to have a good experience in surgery recovery.. Was a great experience if a knee replacement can have one..highly recommend."

ELIZABETH THORNS

"I have been a Happy patient of Dr. Lombardo 22+ Years!! Now my Back is very bad and he told me to have Dr Saucedo help me, and He DID!"

FRAN BAKER

"Dr. Lombardo had me walking. I could have lost my legs in the accident and my quality of life was compromised since walking was an issue. I can't thank him enough. "

KATHY DEVERCELLY

"There are many orthopedic doctors in Brevard county & Dr. Lombardo is the very best one w/ out a doubt. He is very sports oriented & thus has a great deal of knowledge."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Dr. V was very thorough in exam, and X-rays. Explained diagnosis and options for treatment. Very pleased."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"I underwent bilateral knee replacement and could not be happier with the results. I am feeling great. I recovered faster than I though I would. I love Dr. Lombardo."

SS - VERIFIED PATIENT

"I would recommend him to anyone. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is an amazing surgeon."

SYDNEY STEPHAN

"Dr. Vliegenthart saved my left arm back in 1988. He corrected a botched surgery that almost cost me use and or loss of."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Listened to all of my concerns and is working with me to avoid surgery. I definitely found the right doctor for me."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"I was involved in an auto accident and I have gotten great relief from facet blocks."

SC - VERIFIED PATIENT

"Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."

COURTNEY

"HE did the surgery with a plate and 9 screws. I had my follow up care...and the surgeons were impressed with his work. I recovered well enough to be back on the job"

LORI G.

"By week three, no pain at all. I don't know how that was even possible, but all I can say is Dr. Harrison is my HERO!"

TAMMY O.

"I have already had a great experience....we chose the right office, very impressed"

VERIFIED PATIENT

"He operated on my husband and now he is up and moving again. His assistant Brittney is adorable she is so sweet and helpful great staff all around."

VERIFIED PATIENT

"Excellent orthopedic doctor . I had a full knee replacement and could not be more pleased with the results .Thrilled he is back in the area."

MARY LEBRUN

"Dr. Sands is an awesome Dr. He is very nice, he explains everything, listened to my concerns & took plenty of time for me."

LOUISE LEINTZ

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First Choice Medical Group
709 South Harbor City Blvd, #100
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: 321-802-5850

 

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