Patient Stories

The entire Seaview Orthopaedics team, from our medical providers to our administrative staff, is focused on the well-being and satisfaction of our patients. Our patients have noticed. We regularly receive comments regarding the quality of services provided at Seaview throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties.

These compliments are extremely valuable to us and help us to maintain and improve our standards of care.

Below are some of these patient stories in the words of our patients.

Patient Stories Videos

Steve’s Bilateral Knee Replacement


Steve shares his experience with his bilateral knee replacement with Dr. David Chalnick, and how he feels 10 years younger post-surgery.

Donna’s Acupuncture Story


Donna shares her incredible story about how acupuncture treatment with Nilesh Shah changed her life.

Burt’s Story | Total Knee Replacement

Burt S. and his wife Emily stopped by Seaview to tell us of their experience with our surgeons. After living with knee pain for years, Burt decided to attend a seminar with Dr. Sunil Thacker in 2011 and knew Dr. Thacker was the surgeon for him. Two knee replacements with Dr. Thacker later, Burt is living pain free and has his mobility back. Enjoy this truly inspirational patient story and book your consultation with Dr. Thacker today.

Watch his patient story video to learn his entire story!

Corlette’s Story | Right Knee Replacement

Corlette describes her experience before right knee replacement as “Constant pain, all day.” However, two weeks after her surgery, Corlette was walking comfortably and is now back to her favorite daily activities. Listen to her reflect on her experience with Dr. Parcells and Seaview in this inspirational patient story.

Watch her patient story video to learn her entire story!

Tracey M. – Hip Injury

Tracey was a very special patient of Dr. Spagnuola’s. She is a working mother of 3 boys and is an avid marathon runner! During one of her marathons, she injured her hip and it was up to Dr. Spagnuola to help her get back on the course.

Watch her patient story video to learn her entire story!

Tito B. – Knee Replacement

Tito B. is an 82 year old patient of Dr. Mark, but what makes him extraordinary is that he is a world record holder in power lifting!He was having problems with his knees so he went and had a knee replacement surgery. Now he is doing better than ever and is still breaking records!

Watch his patient story video to learn his entire story!

Brian H. – Lower Back Pain

Brian H. is a patient of Dr. Yalamanchili who had severe lower back pain. He then had a minimally invasive surgery on his lumbar spine and is now enjoying his pain-free life!

Watch his patient story video to learn his entire story!

Roni C. – Back Pain

Roni C. is a patient of Dr. Nguyen who was suffering terrible back pain. Despite trying other treatments first, eventually she went through with the surgery that Dr. Nguyen recommended. She is now back to her normal, active life and is happier than ever!

Watch her patient story video to learn her entire story!

Michael C. – Shoulder Injury

Michael C. is a NJ Police Officer and patient of Dr. Thacker who unfortunately injured his shoulder.

Watch his patient story video to learn his entire story!

Georgia N. – Knee Replacement

Georgia N. is a patient of Dr. Spagnuola who had knee pain for several months.
She decided to have a knee replacement surgery and is now doing better than ever!

Watch her patient story video to learn her entire story!

Written Patient Stories

“Dr. Thacker & Staff at Seaview Orthopaedics,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

It’s been over a year since the gel injections! I’m still pain-free and doing 4 miles when the weather is nice! Have a great Holiday!

– Barbara H.

“Dear Dr. Thacker,

Thank you for making such a difference on my Disney vacation and my life. I appreciate all you are.”

– Donna Scaffa

“Dear Dr. Chern,

Please accept this note of gratitude for performing the surgery on my right ankle on the 4th of July weekend. You put me at ease and calling my friend to let her know everything went well. Thank you for making it seem like it was no big deal injury-wise (before surgery).

Thank you for taking the time during our appointments to answer my questions and explain my injury to me and to put my mind at ease. I am very grateful you are my surgeon.”

– Megan Timmins

“To Seaview Physical Therapy Squad,

Thank you all for all of your hard work, patience, and wisdom that has helped me recover through my injury to walk correctly again with strength and confidence. I greatly appreciate all that you have done! Special thanks to Varsha … for always pushing me to do better!

– Matt Kuper

To the extent any specific procedure with patient feedback is referenced, please note that the specific procedure may not be suitable for every patient. All patients must be evaluated by a physician as to the appropriateness of performing the procedure. Further, all reviews represents the individual’s response and reaction to the procedure; however, no medical procedure is risk-free. Associated potential risks and complications should be discussed with the physician rendering this procedure.