Cartilage Repair Center | 850 Boylston Street | Chestnut Hill MA 02467 | Phone: 617-732-9967

"In Their Own Words" Dr Gomoll's patients

"For the first time in ten years I don?t have pain in my knee."
AD, 2 months after distal femoral osteotomy and lateral meniscal allograft transplantation

"As always your kindness and patience astounds me. It's a good thing you are so calm and grounded so you can keep me from totally freaking out."
DN, 4 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy

"Last May, you repaired a torn ACL in my right knee using an allograft procedure. I just wanted to report that I have now been able to start playing basketball again, which was one of the primary reasons for having the surgery. I still have some very slight, occasional discomfort in the knee, but absolutely no instability, even on awkward landings during basketball. So thank you and the entire team at Brigham and Women's and the Faulkner."                                                                                                        DS, 8 months after ACL reconstruction

"I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me. I am sure I have said it to you in person, but I just wanted you to know that I thank God that I found a doctor that could help me with my knee. It is hard to find a good doctor in these days and times. I just want you to know by one of your patients that you are truly appreciated for what you do and the care that you give."
DB, 6 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy

"Happy new year to you! Thank you for the best Christmas present I have ever received! No Pain!!!!!"
SL, 2 months after ACI

"I want to thank you again for the time you spent with me. I really felt as though you have a heart and never felt that you were trying to sell me a surgery. Best regards, J."
JM, non-operative treatment for knee arthritis

"The upside of my bad knee is that I had the opportunity to meet you, your expertise is unparalleled and your patient care is above anything that "thank you" would cover. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all you have done."
KP, 2 months after osteochondral allograft transplantation

"Working with you all has really been an eye opener for how healthcare should work."
MS, pre-op for ACI

"3 Lift tickets at Okemo Mountain  $177
2 hot chocolates and an ice cold beer at the Summit Lodge  $12.85
5 hours on the slopes with my two favorite boys and my new, virtually pain free knee..............PRICELESS!!!!!  
Mission accomplished! Skied 5 hours (including many, many breaks) on Monday. Stayed home Tuesday, just to make sure there wasn't any pain or swelling the day after, and guess what......none! Going back for more tomorrow!  
Can't thank you enough!"
DN, 12 months after ACI and tibial tubercle osteotomy


Patient JC crossing the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon less than 3 years after osteotomy surgery with Dr. Gomoll.

"In Their Own Words" Dr Minas patients

"Just a note about my sport of calf roping-Calf gets head start of about 12ft, roper must then catch calf from running horse-about 30mph-dismount, run down, rope, flank and tie calf.  Total time, 9-11 seconds.  Not bad for 60 year old cowboy-Thanks Dr Minas." CDD, 5yrs after ACI



March 7, 2008

Dear Dr Minas;

     I am sending you this composite to show you and your team the results of your good work.

     On February 2, four months shy of my two-year anniversary.  I competed in my first Ballroom dance competition.  The event was the Seacoast Pro/Am Classic held in Dover, New Hampshire.  I competed in thirteen dances across three levels of skill in two categories of dance.

     Because I did so well my instructor has authorized my training for the more competitive International Standard and I will be competing again in the Yankee Classic coming up on June 18-19th.  As you may recall I received my Carticel implant on June 19, 2006, so this event will coincide nicely with my 2 year anniversary!

     Needless to say I could not have realized this dream if you and your outstanding team had not taken such good care of me.  The combination of your extensive experience in cartilage repair, Tim's excellent patient rapport, the surgical team's pride in their work, and the efficient attention given to my case by your office personnel gave me the advantage I needed to take on this personal challenge.  I have no doubt that there are several more who contributed and will have to trust that you will acknowledge them for me.

     I can't describe how happy I am to be able to train and compete in dance so I will have to satisfy myself with this meager note of gratitude.  Many thanks for putting together and leading such an excellent team.