Joint Replacement Testimonials from Our PatientsAt the Joint Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our team of orthopedic surgeons are always humbled to hear that our patients are ecstatic about their results. Listed below are just some of the many reviews we’ve received from happy patients.

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Joint Replacement Patient Testimonials


Wow what a wonderful experience I had on November 29, 2011 when I had my surgery on my right shoulder. Dr. Meier and his staff along with the staff at La Peer gave me the best possible care anyone could and would expect. It’s Doctors and nurses of this caliber that make the medical field what it should be. Thank you again Dr. Meier!

– Irma R. (testimonial from Yelp)

Maria Quiban of FoxLA underwent knee surgery at the Joint Surgery Center of Excellence at La Peer Health Systems.

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I visited Dr. Millstein after dealing with 2 months of moderate to severe pain in my knee. I am NOT one who runs to a doctor for every little thing, so you know I was suffering if I actually made a doctor appointment.

Thankfully, it turned out that I didn’t have any big injury to my knee. X-rays and an MRI came out great, and Dr. Millstein told me it would just get better on its own Thankfully, slowly and surely, it has been improving.

But here is the one thing that made me want to write a review. My father is a retired orthopedic surgeon, and he was obviously concerned about my knee… and equally concerned that I was going to see some quack (literally, my father looked over all of Dr. Millstein’s criteria before he let me go to him!). Which was fine, but my father also insisted that he actually speak to Dr. Millstein on the phone. I was kind of mortified to ask that…. I’m sure Dr. Millstein is a busy guy, and I hated the thought of saying to him, ‘Hi, I’m a 39 year old woman, but can you please call my Daddy on the phone?’ Unbelievably, after I mentioned in passing that my father is a doctor, Dr. Millstein offered to call him WITHOUT ME HAVING TO ASK! His rationale was,'”If my daughter was seeing some other doctor, I would want to talk to them!’ So awesome that he was so perceptive and insightful!

I hope I never have a reason to see him again, but I would highly recommend Dr. Millstein to anyone. I have already sent one friend to him, and I hope my review will help convince more people in need of a great orthopedic to check him out!

– Miki W. (testimonial from Yelp

Our warmest thanks to both of you for your courtesy, competence and professionalism. We feel so very fortunate to have been referred to you.

– Deborah and John

“My anesthesiologist was amazing!”


“Dr. Patel  implanted a wonderful new knee on  july 5.  Before the operation I had great difficulty walking even a few steps as my arthritic knee had progressively become mu;ch worse.

I thought that perhaps I was too old to get a knee replacement, but Dr. Patel assured me that one’s state of health is more important than age.  He was very encouraging and allayed all my fears.  I shall be everlastingly  grateful to him for giving me back the ability to walk as much as I want…to go up and down stairs…and to enjoy my life.    By the way , I am 91.”

– Renee Lamkie

“Dr. Patel is an excellent orthopedic surgeon.  Each time I’ve seen him, he’s been able to diagnose my problem immediately .  I first saw him in 2009 for what turned out to be an inflamed bursa in my shoulder.  He told me to take Aleve (along with very clearly telling me to take it with a meal and to drink PLENTY of water) and gave me a prescription for physical therapy.  The terrible pain and immobility I was suffering vanished completely within six weeks.  Then just over a week ago, he performed arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in my knee and within two days, I was able to walk a mile with NO pain.

As for the reviewer Diana M., it does seem as though the low-star rating was as a result of trying to be as non-invasive as possible, which is completely understandable and which, in the case of my torn meniscus, I was trying to avoid as well.  But, sometimes our bodies just need good old Western style surgery and, if that’s the case, Dr. Patel is absolutely TOP NOTCH!  And, he is caring, patient, and kind.  We’re lucky in LA to have some of the finest surgeons in the world.  Dr. Patel is one of them.”

– Partick M.

“I appreciated Dr. Patel’s professionalism and his personal approach.  Everything went smoothly.  He always took the time to explain the procedures and answer my questions.  After my first conversation with him, I knew I had the right doctor!”

– Chuck K.

“We saw Dr. Weiss for my 2 y.o.’s broken arm in December 2012 . He was fantastic with her and was very descriptive and willing to part with tons of information, which can be very comforting when your child is hurt.

Three months later, my daughter fell off a chair (she is clearly clumsy and this comes from my wife’s blood line I’m guessing) and this happened on a Saturday morning. I called his office and explained the situation to his answering service. In the meantime we began driving to Children’s Hospital.

While waiting in the hospital, Dr. Weiss called 20 minutes later and was clearly in his car with his wife and children. I told him what had happened and he told me to immediately leave the hospital and meet him at his office in Los Angeles. We did.

We arrived before him and when the elevator opened he and his 7 y.o. daughter greeted us with a stuffed animal. It was pretty amazing.

He took x-rays and she had indeed broken her elbow. Dr. Weiss showed me the x-rays and explained in detail how it broke and what needed to be done to re-set the bone. He res-set it with my daughter sitting on my wife’s lap which was not easy for anyone. He then applied a splint.

Dr. Weiss then took another x-ray to show us exactly what resetting the bone had
done. It was pretty comforting to see the difference he had made. Had we remained at Children’s we most likely would have been there all day and probably would have ended up with pins in our daughters elbow.

Dr. Weiss is an absolute professional and I couldn’t recommend a doctor more highly…”

– Chad J.

“Andrew Weiss is AH-MAZE-ING. If you are lucky enough to get in, you are in great hands.

I stumbled into this office by mistake. Long story, but I’m convinced it was fate. Everyone was super nice from the nurses to the receptionists.

Dr Weiss has an amazing bedside manner, is knowledgeable, and attentive.”

– Kimmeh I.

“All personnel were efficient, kind and courteous.”


“I heard about Dr. Meier through a family friend and because I’m a dancer I’ve been having some issues with my knees and feet (I’ve already had bunion surgery) and my knees hurt occasionally to the point where I had to stop running.

I didn’t wait long which was nice (I didn’t even get a chance to check in on my phone!). The nurse/technician was very friendly and right away Dr. Meier came in to talk to me. I explained my surgery and the pain I was having in my knees.

He recommended I take OTC anti-inflammatory when I dance, use small heels and none if possible and said to run as much as I want! My knees should be fine and the surgery I had did not cause any problems with my knees.

He recognized that I am very active and want to stay that way! He was kind, easy to talk to and listened to everything I said – and answered all of my questions without rushing me.

Great doctor!”

– Valerie F.

“Most professional surgical center I’ve ever gone to, and there have been far too many.”


“The entire staff were very supportive, helpful, kind and patient. We were very pleased by how our entire family was treated at La Peer.”

“Very good, awesome nurses!!!!”

“They were extremely friendly and professional. They had all of the information and forms ready when I walked in and made the check-in process very easy.”

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