Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!
Brenda Minton Gillette
- Shoulder surgery
“I had shoulder surgery this morning at 7:30. I am a retired RN, and would like to say my care today was EXCELLENT! Huge thank you to Dr. Thorpe, Dr o'Brya and the entire nursing staff. I wish I could remember all the nurses names because they were all awesome, from preop to the the discharge. Thank you all for the great care I received! KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS!”
- Shoulder Surgery
“Dr. Gene Isabell, his staff, and everyone at Beaumont Bone & Joint are great!! I injured my right shoulder in March, 2019. In June, my doctor ordered an MRI and then sent me to Houston because the MRI results stated that I had several tears, including a "bucket" tear. The trip to Houston took over 3 hours, I waited to see the doctor for over 2 hours. He moved my arm around, read the MRI results, but did not look at the DVD I had brought. It took less than 10 minutes. His nurses gave me a cortisone shot and sent me home with several sheets of exercises. I contacted them in August with no improvement and they ordered physical therapy here in Beaumont. Finally, in November, I made an appt. with Dr. Clarke at Beaumont Bone and Joint. He really listened to me, examined my shoulder, and actually looked at the DVD of the MRI, instead of just reading the results. He called in Dr. Isabell to look at the MRI and examine me. Dr. Isabell scheduled surgery. During the surgery, Dr. Isabell found that I did NOT have tears. The MRI results were incorrect. He immediately recognized that I have a shoulder formation that is different from most people. I have a tendon that is "rope-like" and it must have popped out of place. Another doctor may have done surgery on a "tear" when there was none! Dr. Isabell saved my shoulder! He also cared about my recovery. He sent me to an excellent physical therapist! I am so thankful I found my way to a caring and knowledgeable doctor. He gave me back the use of my arm!
Everyone has been so pleasant and helpful at Beaumont Bone & Joint! It is a very nice place to go when you are in pain.”
- knee replacement
“this was the best experience I had ever had. Dr. Rizk did a wonderful job on my knee replacement. the scar on my knee is almost gone and it has been only 2 1/2 months. the office folks are friendly and helpful. this is something I would do again in a heart beat. Thanks Dr. Rizk for everything you did for me.
with only one day in the hospital and the therapy in the hospital was so much better this time around.
- Shoulder Replacement,Left/Right hip replacements & Left ankle fusion
“What can I say. My body is a mess but BBJ always
puts me back together.”
- Heel spur and tendon
“I had surgery for a heel spur that also included repair of the tendons. Dr. Keith Hill was marvelous. He is a great doctor, everything turned out as expected. Before surgery he drew a smiley face on my toe nail to mark the targeted foot. I looked at that smiley face over the next few weeks and it made me smile every time I felt discomfort and pain. Thank you Dr. Hill for a wonderful doctor patient experience.”
- Spur removal & rotator cuff cleanup
“Dr. Isabell went into right shoulder to remove spur and cleanup cuff area, very successful surgery. The staff and surgery area did an outstanding job of diagnoses, preparations, actual surgery, post follow-up, with the upmost professionalism. I am completely satisfied with the end results. ”
- Orthoscopic shoulder repair and clean up
“I thought I needed an injection in my shoulder because I had had a recent time of lifting and over use. Dr. Isabell helped me understand that my pain indicated damage. An MRI confirmed damage. Preparation for surgery, surgery, follow up and rehab were all done carefully and thoughtfully about what I needed. This was not the first time I have had care at BB&J, and my experience there affirms the excellence of care provided. ”
- left and right rotator cuff repair
“Very impressed with Dr. Gene Isabell and his entire staff, Dr.Isabell personifies what a doctor should be. He genuinely cares about patients healing so that they are able to resume an active lifestyle. He repaired both of my shoulders and I honestly say they haven't functioned or felt better in many years. Dr, Isabell is an "old school doctor" who practices cutting edge state of the art procedures. Why travel to Houston,New York,or Boston, save your money and still receive the best care available. ”
“I had a great experience with Dr Hill. He and his staff are top notch. I heartily recommend them for your injury. They will help you get your life back!”
- Surgery to repair a broken humerus.
“My humerus was completely broken in half, in addition to two spiral fractures. The surgery required drilling through the length of the bone, aligning both sections of the broken bone up and inserting a rod down thru both arts of my humerus. He then had to make incisions in order to place pins in each end of the rod. I am amazed at how well it all worked out. Minimal scarring, also. I am sixty-eight years old. Considering my age, many doctors would have made much larger incisions, to make it easier and quicker for them. Thank you, Dr. Kergosien!! You are wonderful!”
- heel surgery to straighten foot
“Severely broke ankle, went to Houston to have repaired, the surgeon there did a poor job of lining up my foot when he fused the main ankle joint. I had suffered severe pain for a number of months when the Houston surgeon gave up on me and said that he had done everything that he could. After a number of months more being in pain I went to see Dr. Hill at Beaumont Bone and Joint. He suggested that he would do a fusion on my heel joint and would use a couple of pieces of my fibula (which was no longer of any use to me) as wedges to straighten up my foot so I could walk properly. Dr. Hill using his superior surgical ability did a fantastic job on my foot. I now have a foot that is straight and pain free. I wish I had gone to Dr. Hill in the first place. It would have saved me a lot of pain and agony. Thank you Dr. Hill and thank you Dear Lord for bringing such a marvelous surgeon to Beaumont.”
- Left Shoulder Arthroscopy
“Dr Isabell performed my surgery after trying other things to help relieve my pain and discomforts. When I first went to see Dr. Isabell it was for several things that was bothering me. He took the time to make sure he found out what was going on in every area and sent me to the people who could help me. Thanks to him after years of suffering he has taken care of more of my ailments by listening and taking action by sending me to who I needed to see. I was kind of concerned to have the surgery he wanted to do because of listening to others. I am so grateful I pulled up my boot straps and went through with the surgery. I have not had any pain, so the pain pills I was prescribed went untouched. I was able to move my arm in ways I wasn't able to in years. I find I can now sleep through the night without my arm and shoulder going dead on me and interrupting my sleep. I am so grateful to him and his staff who have been nothing but kind and helpful to me. I have recommended several people to him for similar problems because I know he will help them just as he has me. Thank you to him and his staff for all they have done for me.
- Surgery on my right foot due to a break of my metatarsal bone.
“If you have need for a Bone and Joint place this one is your best bet. They go out of there way to help. I broke (crushed) my metatarsal bone in my right foot Easter Sunday. Dr Hill was my surgeon, he had to put a plate in my foot. Dr. Hill and his staff are so awesome. They really care about their patients. I hope I don't need them again but if I ever do you can bet I will be going back. I just want to say Thank You to Everyone at Beaumont Bone and Joint...”
- Rotator Cuff & Tendon Tear Repair
“Dr. Gene Isabell, repaired my rotator cuff and tendon tear and I am 100% satisfied with the results. When I first met Dr. Isabell, he explained everything to me and showed me what he was going to do. When he started the surgery he went out to tell my son that the tendon tear was worse that he thought, but he repaired all and I am doing great now. I am a very active person and I did what Dr. Isabell told me to do, because I wanted to be able to get back to what I was doing before the surgery. Dr. Isabell and his staff are wonderful, they are so accommodating and answer all your question and make you feel very comfortable. The Bone and Joint Therapy staff are wonderful also, they helped with my recovery. Why would you want to go to Houston with all these great physicians we have here in Beaumont, Texas. Thanks to all the staff.”
- Knee Surgery
“I had knee problems for years, it finally got to the point I needed help. I saw Dr. Thorpe and preformed surgery 6/21/17. When I arrived at the office the staff was very friendly from the time I got there until the time I was dismissed. The doctors and staff explained every detail in simple English that I could understand. They seem to really care about the patients and family there with them. The office called me today to check on me and I thought was great. My knee is much better no more pain and I can finally get a good nights sleep. Thank You Dr. Thorpe and staff. P.S this is the second procedure I have had at BBJ first was my finger in 2016 by Dr. Currie and the same hold true for him and his staff. Thanks Again. ”