I cannot have asked for a better doctor than Dr. McLaughlin. He took the time to get to know who I am and not all about the injury. How he also took the time to explain my injury to me and how it would be repaired in detail. This was one of the best and amazing experiences I had ever had with a doctor. He put me at ease after the injury. The whole staff are amazing, always make you smile and feel happy even though you are injured. I highly recommend Dr. McLaughlin to anyone with an orthopedic problem. Trust me you will have the same feeling and reactions as I did and will not be sorry. He is the best and always will be the best, hands down.
Following an accident in which I sustained a massive tear to my right rotator cuff, I was advised to be seen by Dr. Robert McLaughlin in his office. I feel fortunate to have met him in privileged to have had his expertise in treating this problem. He was always professional and supportive, no questions were left unanswered. He treats people with dignity and offers continuous encouragement. I cannot say enough favorable comments regarding Dr. McLaughlin and his office staff. It was evident from the first day that I entered that I had made the right decision in seeking his help. The entire experience was perfect, including the OR staff who work closely with Dr. McLaughlin. I have and will continue to mention Dr McLaughlin to anyone who happens to be seeking help with this type of problem.
I was injured while officiating an athletic event in late summer. Dr. McLaughlin performed surgery on Oct. 12th. I had respectfully requested three things of the doctor prior to the procedure:
- I wanted to be able to hold my first grandchild, due in late November. Accomplished!
- I wanted to dance at my son's wedding on December 8th. Accomplished! And
- I wanted to be ready to referee the high school basketball season. Accomplished!
I am a carpenter and after 35 years of work I tore my rotator cuff and biceps lifting something too heavy at home. After waiting 3 months to have it looked at, I finally went to a highly recommended orthopedic surgeon who did things the old fashion way by going under the knife. I told him I wanted it done arthroscopically. He recommended that I see Dr. Mclaughlin. Dr. Mclaughlin had repaired his torn rotator cuff. My doctor is also a rock climber and wouldn't have anyone except Dr. Mclaughlin fix his tear. Dr. Mclaughlin did a great job on mine too. I have met many of his patients who also speak very highly of him. Once again Thank You Dr. Mclaughlin for giving me my livelihood back. You and your staff were very professional.
To say I was reluctant to have surgery would be an understatement. I injured my biceps tendon and tore my rotator cuff in a bad ski fall. I tried hard to pretend it was fine, but it wasn't. PT didn't help and neither did the injection. Dr. Mclaughlin encouraged questions and he answered them all very patiently. He even answered the impossible question -- when will I be back to normal again? His answers about the procedure, the recovery, and the return to function were 100% correct. Zero surprises, which is how I like things. The surgery was a piece of cake. I didn't need narcotics after the first day (although I did use a LOT of ice), I was back to work in a few days, and I was skiing again EXACTLY when he predicted I would be. It's been six months, and I'm back to normal. I sleep on the "bad" side all the time, pulled a heavy suitcase out of the car with that arm the other day, and I have to think to remember which shoulder was the sore one. I cannot believe how easy it all was, and cannot recommend Dr. Mclaughlin and his staff highly enough.
I fell off my icy deck last winter and an MRI confirmed a rotator cuff tear. I have always gone to Boston for serious medical care but after meeting Dr. McLaughlin I decided to do this locally. Wow! What a great experience. Everything went along nicely. I have tiny incisions that are fading. I believe the Dr's techniques minimized my pain - and I am so grateful. He also listens well and is such a nice guy. I am doing PT and getting stronger quickly. I am so thrilled with this surgery. We are so lucky to have Dr McLaughlin!
I'm a 42 year old man who was suffering from a bone spur that caused the tearing of one of the tendons of my rotator cuff. I work in the Forestry industry so needless to say my job is very physically demanding. Also I love what I do and the thought of being out of work for an extended period of recovery was daunting. Dr. McLaughlin, being a true credit to his field, set my mind at ease with his knowledge, experience and high level of confidence during this stressful period of time. Equal credit is due to his surgical team who continually made me laugh before putting me under for a short 50 minute procedure.
Dr. McLaughlin, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful rotator cuff repair. I waited over 2 years to have my shoulder examined and the pain was becoming unbearable. I couldn't even hold 3 lbs with my arm extended. I was heading to New England Baptist Hospital, but my primary care physician recommended you strongly and I'm happy I made the switch. After the surgery when the nerve block wore off, all the pain I previously experienced was gone. Also, regarding post-op prescription meds, I took half doses for 2 days followed by 2 days of Advil. I was expecting post-op pain, but it never materialized to my amazement. Thank you again for your skill and follow up care!
I would like to thank Dr. Mclaughlin and his staff for the wonderful treatment I received. Not only was the surgery a success 🙂 the encouragement I received from Gerry, the New England Surgery Center and their staff, made me realize I made the right decision with Dr Mclaughlin. I have two friends that used Dr Mclaughlin, with great results. I am 4 months from surgery and just received the okay to play tennis, ski and golf. Thank you Dr McLaughlin!
Dr. McLaughlin is great. Whenever I need an appointment, they are flexible with my schedule. He is always caring and kind when it comes to treatments and with any visits.
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