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I underwent a total hip replacement with Dr. Wertz as my surgeon. I am extremely pleased with the results. I had been in arthritic pain, which had slowly been progressing for years. Dr. Wertz and his team took very good care of me. I am now 5 months out and am continuing to progress well. I would highly recommend them for anyone considering joint replacement, and I thank them all for the help they have given me.

Jamie
Boulder, Colorado
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Many thanks for both left and right arm surgery. Excellent work by Dr. Wertz

Donna C.
Boulder, CO
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Thank you so much Dr. Wertz! Your kind, directed, and skillful care of Mateo. Your expertise shines in the new found health and use of my sons finger. With deep gratitude for the work you do.

Mateo
Boulder, CO
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Dr. Wertz did a knee replacement for me. Before the operation he explained the process in detail to which I was fully able to understand. Everything went well with the surgery and recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Wertz

Carol Isaacs
Boulder, CO
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We have been patients of Dr. Wertz since 1991. He has always been very professional, and his work ethic is outstanding. He is personable and easy to talk to. All orthopedic care was done with excellent service. We would not hesitate a moment to recommend Boulder Bone and Joint.

L. Erickson
Boulder, CO
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Dr. Wertz performed a left knee replacement using Conformis personal knee. I experienced very little surgical pain. Between Dr. Wertz and his expert staff, I am now experiencing a great quality of life.

Chuck N.
Boulder, CO
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I love my knew knee Dr. Wertz. Thank you, Thank you!

Estelle Odle
Boulder, CO
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My son sustained a very bad break from a horse fall. I was very thankful to have Dr. Gagliano’s expertise and skill for the surgery that was needed for the repair. It healed perfectly. My son and I both felt he had excellent care. We are very grateful and would highly recommend Dr. Gagliano and Boulder Bone and Joint.  -Carol Vilate, Boulder.

Carol Vilate
Boulder, CO
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Dr Gagliano started treating my bad knees about 4 years ago, beginning with steroid shots to ease the pain and culminating with partial replacements in separate surgeries over the past year on both knees, about six months apart.

He is all business in the office; his questions are direct, treatments are efficient, diagnosis and recommendations concise. Some might be put off, but I find it efficient and highly appreciated. When it came to surgery, he did a great job, and afterwards he spent time talking with my wife about both surgeries and assuring her, and following up with me during recovery.

Most important: the result is outstanding. I've recovered nearly 100% of my mobility and activity without pain. At 65, I still have a lot of activities (skiing, biking, hiking, etc.) that I wanted to do and I'm getting back to it, without pain!

His whole team has been great: Jamie, Denise, and everyone in the office. I refer everyone who mentions joint pain to me to go see Boulder Bone and Joint, and Dr Gagliano






Steve Schutt
Boulder, CO
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I had a nasty fall on my left wrist. Dr. Gagliano basically brought my wrist back to normal in 3 months. After 9 titanium screws and 1 plate, I am doing the same things before my accident that I am doing after my accident because of him. He went to work and repaired me the right way. No frills, no sugar coating, basically this is what I am going to do and he did it. I am so thankful that he was the on call ortho doc when I got hurt. My injury was not minor, it was major as I pulverized all of my bones in my wrist. And then he worked his magic. Thank you again. Can't thank you enough.






Holly Owens
Boulder, CO
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Dr. Gagliano is our families' go to orthopedic surgeon even. Super thorough and not surgery happy. He takes the time to explain to us what our options are and will even take a look at x-rays from other docs when we are travelling. Yup we have two kids that think they are stuntmen.




Chris Mosera
Denver, CO
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I've taken both of my children to Dr. Gagliano for various sports related injuries. He is friendly and does an incredible job of explaining the options available to you. Most importantly, he's an excellent surgeon. I highly recommend him to my friends and family.




Scott Heinemann
Boulder, CO
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I have been a patient for Dr. Gagliano for about 5 years. I was referred to Dr. Gagliano to evaluate an old ACL injury after falling down some stairs with my 6 month old. He was thorough with his work and told me I was fine. He didn't try to have me spend costs on services I didn't need, like an MRI or x-ray. I felt confident his diagnosis was accurate. So, when I fell a couple years ago and fractured my Patella, I knew what office and surgeon I wanted for this tough injury. He takes his work very seriously and is very detailed oriented, this is what you need when you have a complex surgery. He gives you confidence that all is going to be fine. 2 years and 2 surgeries later, I am already back up snowshoeing and on the way to living my life exactly the way I did prior to my fall. Even though I am not a professional athlete, Dr. Gagliano knows how much being active means to me and he made sure I could get it back.




Nicole Dalmy
Louisville, CO
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I first saw Dr. Gagliano in February 2016 after a ski accident resulting in a tear of the ACL on my right knee. I was taken from the ski slopes straight to the clinic and seen by him right away. His knowledge of sports injuries was very impressive. I was sent for an MRI, diagnosis was made, and surgery scheduled. I’d never had surgery before but it couldn’t have gone more smoothly. I was issued with all of the necessary equipment for my recovery (ice machine, knee brace, etc.) and booked in for PT at the clinic. After 9 months of follow-up appointments with Dr. Gagliano and PT, I was given the all clear for sports and back on the slopes. I have not had any further issues with my knee.


Suzanne Hamilton
Boulder, CO
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I visited Dr. Gagliano a few years back for a snowboarding injury he was willing to get me in same day and was so crazy knowledgeable on slope related injuries. His mountain experience combined with his deep medical knowledge makes him unique in the field of sports medicine. I trust his opinion over other's who have only studied medicine but have never been along side pro athletes who push the limits. Dr. Gags as I refer to him is a pros pro and one of the best who challenges himself both as a doctor and a scholar. Always learning the latest and greatest to bring the best options to the table. If you don't get a chance to see him as a patient you might catch him on a lift. Thanks Doctor Gags for always being there to keep me on the lift, on my dirtbike, or on my snowmobile.




Fletch Ohmart
Denver, CO
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My uncle referred me to Dr. Gagliano when I broke my hand and I couldn’t be happier with my results! I was in an enormous amount of pain and no doctor in Denver was able to fit me in. Dr. Gagliano and his team were able to see me the same day! The day of my surgery I was very nervous, but Dr. Gagliano’s calm demeanor and knowledge assures you everything is okay- we even talked a bit about snowboarding before the surgery. I would drive to Boulder any day to see Dr. Gagliano, he’s the best!




Danielle Guzman
Boulder, CO
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Dear Dr. Gagliano, Ingrid and Boulder Bone and Joint, thanks so much for the amazing job you did repairing and rehabilitating my shoulder. It is now stronger than my uninjured side!!! It's been great to be back on the hill, ski patrolling again. I always recommend you all to the various patients I work with.  Be well, Roman S.  WEMT-B.  Ward, CO.  AERIE Backcountry Medicine, lead instructor




Roman S
Boulder, CO
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"Thanks Dr Gagliano, for putting my hip back together and getting me back out there."

Jacob Spilberg
Long Beach, NY
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I first met Dr. Wertz in 1990 after I had seen many of the top orthopedic doctors in Boulder that had all told me that my ACL was so badly torn that it could not be repaired arthroscopically, in other words filet me open. Dr. Wertz agreed that it was badly torn but assured  me he could repair it arthroscopically.
He did and my recovery time was cut much shorter.
Since then Dr. Wertz has repaired both rotator cuffs and my ACL again (after I abused it moto-crossing without my brace)
All of my friends and family have been impressed with my speedy recovery in comparison to others in the same boat! 

Most recently, I am most impressed with the inevitable knee replacement he did for me on Feb. 18, 2014.
It has been 3 weeks since surgery and my physical therapist has already graduated me out of therapy. We have both been very impressed with the quality of Dr. Wertz's surgery skills and excellent care.

Over the years, I have referred many of my friends and family to Dr. Wertz and they have all been very impressed with the results.

Kent Hueftle
Boulder, Co
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It has been a pleasure to have Dr. Gagliano as my physician. I first went to him after a serious fall in April of this year. He was very thorough in his examination, repaired my broken wrist beautifully and has followed up with Steroid shots for pain in my broken kneecap. He treats me like a person, is kind and compassionate, shares information with me concerning my progress and is, in my opinion, the finest surgeon I have ever met. I trust him completely.

Boulder Bone and Joint has a very efficient office in Louisville. The receptionists are always friendly and the appointments are always on time.

Sarah Elliot
Boulder, CO
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I am a retired supermarket manager. 40 years of working and walking 60 hours a week on terrazzo floors gave me a lot of knee problems. My primary care physician, Dr. John Ho, recommended I see orthopedic surgeon Dr Michael Wertz.   Dr Wertz evaluated my knees and recommended a Total Knee Arthroplasty surgery. The operation was performed November 06,2012 and it was a success.  I had excellent care during recovery.  I was walking without assistance by Dec 10th.  Dr. Wertz and his people made everything easy for me.
I went back for checkups at three months,six months and twelve months. At my 12 month checkup, my left was not doing well and I asked if I could have a replacement on it Dr. Wertz scheduled  the operation for Dec. first 2013. The operation was done and recovery went very well.   I had my three month checkup for the Dec. 1st today, Everything is going well and I told Dr, Wertz that he certainly made my life much better and that I appreciated it very much.

Don Swearngain
Broomfield, CO
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I have had an AK left leg prosthesis for the past 60 years.  Therefore my remaining right knee became bone on bone from wear & tare.  I was very reluctant to let anyone cut on my only knee,  I worked with Dr, Wertz for the past 9 years to keep my R knee with shots,  He was so kind as understanding.  I was always active in sports before amputation & remained active as best I could after,  I had my 80th birthday in April and after walking several days in Washing DC I decided it was time,  I trusted Dr, Wertz and his staff completely.  I followed their instructions with a month of therapy before surgery and a month of therapy after the surgery.  The surgery went great.  A few hours after the surgery I was up and in 2 weeks was  back playing in bell choir at church.  No pain anytime.  Dr. Wertz and his staff had prepared me completely.  My father always taught me to be pushy but my success even with my limitations is because of Dr. Wertz and his staff

Kathryn Zumsteg
Louisville, CO
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Surgeon:  Jeffrey Gagliano, MD
"Please see that the individuals listed below are recognized for their wonderful care. I do not know their last names. I would appreciate acknowledgement and assurance that senior management was notified of their work. I am a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who
commanded a 650 soldier Infantry unit. This email will show you that the message you want to convey to your patients is 'getting out' to your 'troops', accepted and executed by your professionals.

The frosting on the cake was the surgical team signed thank you note. Priceless."


Satisfied Patient
Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, CO
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In 2007, after enduring almost two years of pain in my left hip, I visited Dr. Wertz to determine if I was a good candidate for a hip replacement, as my chiropractor at the time said I was ‘too young’ to be considered.  To my surprise, Dr. Wertz immediately recommended I have a full hip replacement.  Within two weeks I was scheduled for surgery at the Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville.   It was an amazing experience from start to finish..  the hospital was beautiful and the staff were amazing. The surgery was a complete success and the pain miraculously was gone!  In addition, Dr. Wertz was able to lengthen my left leg to match the length of my right leg.  I now had no more pain and no more hobbling.  I could resume my aerobic exercises and mountain hiking.  It was a miracle to me. Then in early 2013, the old familiar pain began in my right hip.  I knew it was time for a hip replacement when I started hobbling again and having to use a lift  in my right shoe, as my hip deteriorated.  There was no question in my mind about who should handle this surgery.  In November of 2013, I experienced another miracle as my right hip was replaced.  Again, immediately the pain was gone.  My recovery was swift, within two weeks I was back at work, within three weeks I was driving and within a month, I was back at the health club..  Once again I was able to walk normally, resume my exercise routine and be pain free.  I cannot say enough good things about the skill & care provided to me by Dr. Wertz and his team.  Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville provided a caring, professional environment for my initial recovery..  If you can no longer endure the joint pain and you long to regain your lifestyle, I highly recommend you consult Dr. Wertz and his team without delay.  Life is too short!

Linda Cole
Centennial, CO
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"Dr. Wertz did such an amazing job on my knee. I couldn't walk and then I received the operation and now I am running!"

John Smith
Broomfield, CO
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As you know I am a huge supporter of Conformis and Dr. Michael Wertz. My experience may not be exemplary of everyone getting a total knee, but I consider my knee function a revelation and a milestone of what modern medicine can do with the right products and surgeons. I've had numerous surgeries in my career, mostly to repair injuries to my body from athletic activities, collisions or accidents. I have a good sense of what it takes to rehabilitate body parts so that I can perform again at a high level even after serious surgeries. Compared to the other surgeries; I am amazed at the complete functionality of my knee Conformis knee, and it's only getting better.

Even at 67 years, I am able to ride a bike 2 hours climbing long high altitude Colorado mountain passes, skiing 100 days this season, my first season after surgery, and I am still rock climbing at a high level. I could not do this the year before my Comfomis knee replacement. With that being said, I have already advised two of my professional skier friends who are getting knee replacements. As per my results they have chosen Confomis knees.

Harold Harb
Dumont, CO
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