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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.


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 Medical Group

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


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. 


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.


At First Choice Medical Group, 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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Choice Care Network
Clear Health Alliance
Coventry Health Care
Multiplan PHCS
United Healthcare

Patient Success Testimonials

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


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


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


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


"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."


"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!"


"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. "


"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."


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


"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."


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


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


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


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


"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."


"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"


"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!"


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


"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."


"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."


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



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


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