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Patient Stories

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Inspirational Stories

Real Patients, Real Stories

Kayal Orthopaedic Center’s doctors and staff have affected the lives of so many across the state of New Jersey, by providing exceptional care from diagnosis to recovery.

Browse some of our patients’ stories:

Body Restored, Dreams Realized.

“After a climbing accident on Mt. Kilimanjaro 2.5 years ago, Dr. Chad Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS rebuilt my foot—and I want to thank him again for all he’s done for me. Since my surgery, I have been able to continue my triathlon passion. I have competed in three Half-Ironman competitions, and several half marathons since my […]

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Full Range of Motion and Zero Pain

“I know Dr. Chad Rappaport, DPM, FACFAS has had a ton of patients, and it’s probably difficult to recall them individually. My name is Nicole, and I was a patient at his former practice location from 2006 to 2008. I had a fractured fifth metatarsal and badly damaged peroneal tendon, which required three surgeries to repair. […]

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Quality Care From a Winning Team

“I came to the Center in so much pain that Dr. Golz personally walked me up to your office. I have been raving about the treatment I got from your staff. First, the receptionist was clearly understanding of my pain and went out of her way for me. Then, I met Kendall—who could not do […]

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Laying the Groundwork for Healing

“Dr. Kayal is simply the best. I am feeling unbelievably great—so thanks! Anyone who sees me walk would have no idea I had knee surgery less than one week ago. Some stiffness, sure, but it’s much better than I ever would have imagined so soon after having the procedure. Some good, old-fashioned hard work in […]

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A Life Transformed- In Just Six Weeks

“After being a dedicated athlete and baseball player most of my life, I began to have significant pain in my left hip from pivoting and planting. I saw a doctor about the injury, and was told that it was a hip flexor problem—but I could tell that it wasn’t a muscular issue. After tolerating the […]

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Healing for Today. Encouragement for the Road Ahead.

“I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kayal. He is a brilliant surgeon, and I am a testimony to that. I have had at least five different surgeries with Dr. Kayal, and all were a wonderful success.  Two of those surgeries were knee replacements. My healing has been fantastic, and I feel like I […]

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100% — With No Complications

“I was diagnosed with severe hip arthritis seven years ago; the joint was completely deteriorated. I was unable to bend down or lift my leg. My range of motion was limited. As a result of my hip problems and my altered posture, I was also experiencing severe lower back pain. I had seen Dr. Kayal […]

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There is No Time for Down Time

“I’ve been involved in the family produce business since I was only three—but decades of heavy lifting, standing in the cold and working the retail floor took their toll on my body. After years of nagging, daily hip pain, I could hardly walk.When I saw the skilled, genuine care that Dr. Robert Kayal gave my […]

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Bad Accident. Great Doctor. Excellent Recovery.

“It was a gorgeous day in the Bahamas as I slid down one of the world’s most famous water slides. When I landed, my feet went one way, my upper body went another – my knee was crushed and I was instantly in agony.I was rushed to a hospital, X-rays were taken, and we e-mailed […]

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Never Say Impossible

“I began seeing Dr. Kayal after doctoring my painful left knee for years and years. I’m on my feet all day working for an oral surgeon, and the pain was really killing me. Dr. Kayal told me that I needed to have my knee replaced, but I wasn’t ready. He never pushed me, though—and continued […]

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Marching Through Life, Pain-Free

“When Dr. Kayal told me I needed to have both knees replaced, I wondered what life after surgery would hold. Now I’m back on the marching field, and I feel better than I have in 30 years. I never thought it was possible, but Dr. Kayal knew better.As a police officer in the 1970s, I […]

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Pain-Free and Covering the Court

“Dr. Kayal has done two arthroscopic surgeries for me: one partial left knee replacement, and one total right knee replacement. The most recent was the total replacement, which was done in December 2009. I have had arthritis in both knees for nearly 15 years, and at various times have had great difficulty doing simple things […]

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On the Fast Track to Healing

“Before my surgery with Dr. Kayal, I had endured pain and discomfort in all of my day-to-day activities. While walking up stairs, I walked with a distinctive limp, especially in my right leg. The pain was disrupting the activities I normally enjoyed, like dancing and playing with my grandchildren. On Feb. 22, 2010, Dr. Kayal […]

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Second Chance at an Active Lifestyle

“In 2007, after suffering for a few years and exploring many failed options, an orthopedic surgeon in another practice performed my two partial knee replacements. The second knee was never right, and my former doctor refused to admit there was a problem. He sent me for a battery of tests, searching for possible nerve damage, […]

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Compassionate Care for All Ages

“My mom and I were in a car accident in May 2010, and after the accident I was having severe pain in my hip. I saw several doctors and went to physical therapy, but by October I needed an MRI because the therapy wasn’t helping. The MRI indicated that I had a torn labrum—the piece […]

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Brightening a Family’s Future

Dr. Kayal has been the Kafafian family’s orthopaedic doctor for many years. Donald has undergone hip and knee replacement; his sister, Patti, had double knee replacement surgery—and their father had double knee replacement. In addition, their uncle had both knees replaced, and their daughters have seen Dr. Kayal for wrist and arm pain.“We have had […]

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Setting an Example of Excellence

“I just wanted to say what a great help you were in getting my paperwork to the government and dealing with my anxiety and nerves during my first few visits to the Center. I have made the comparison of going to different doctors with going to get a car fixed. It’s like the difference between […]

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Helping the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on His Toes

“I am an Elvis impersonator and when I perform, I actively use the stage. After years of dancing like the King, I began to experience severe knee pain. I thought of Dr. Kayal because he has seen me perform over the years—and his practice is across the street from my medical recruiting office.After evaluating my […]

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High-Tech Knees Joints Tailored to Your Body

“After 13 years of ongoing knee pain that did not improve with recommended treatments, I decided to see Dr. Robert A. Kayal. I am a nurse, and he came highly recommended by my colleagues at Christian Health Care Center. After considering Dr. Kayal’s proposed treatment options, I decided to have an arthroscopy first. It went […]

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Customized Care with a Personal Touch

“Having hardly missed a beat, I’m now home exercising and walking, while recovering nicely from my left total knee replacement (Zimmer Persona) on August 15, 2013. Yes—just ten days ago. From Dr. Robert A. Kayal, MD and the surgical staff performing yet another of his ‘small miracles,’ to the loving, professional care of everyone I […]

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New Knees. New Lease on Life.

“Where do I begin when a simple ‘thank you’ is not enough? Though I had seen many orthopedists regarding my knee replacement, Dr. Codel had recommended you as the surgeon I should consider for my surgery. I often wonder where I would be or how I would feel if I did not have you as […]

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A New Era in Knee Replacement

“I struggled with knee pain for several years. In the beginning I received cortisone shots every six months, and they worked fine for a while. Unfortunately my last shot did nothing to alleviate the pain. It was so bad when I was walking… I felt like I could fall down.I spoke with a friend who […]

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Shoulder Replacement Restores Active, Pain-Free Life.

Once a gifted athlete, Elaine Gleason never imagined that osteoarthritis would prevent her from playing tennis. But it did. Over the last several years, debilitating shoulder pain kept the 59-year-old Clifton resident away from the courts and many other favorite activities, from exercising to socializing with friends. Eventually the pain interfered with simple, everyday tasks […]

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84 Years Young — and Feeling Great!

“About three years ago I was having problems with my knee, and my sister-in-law recommended Dr. Kayal. The pain was so bad that I could not walk or do stairs. I was even losing weight. I went to see Dr. Kayal. He is such a pleasant man; very caring and easy to talk to.I ended […]

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Enjoying a Walk in the Sunshine

“I am a firm believer that when something good has taken place in your life, it should be recognized in writing and not just verbally. As you are aware, over the past 17 years I have had two hips and two knees replaced. You have been responsible for the last three of the replacements. Through […]

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