Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Berkowitz for his innovative practice and exceptional patient care. I had a long skinny tear in my right Posterior tibial tendon (interior ankle tendon) and chronic tendinosis in the left Posterior tibial tendon & both Achilles tendons, brought on by aggressive fast-pasted incline walking and running, overuse. The discomfort began in February 2014. Over 8 months I “saved my steps” in an attempt to heal, meaning at 28 years of age, with both feet injured, my day to day life had completely deteriorated. I attended physical therapy diligently several times/week while seeking the help of three doctors, one of which works directly with a professional sports team. After 2 MRIs my conditions went undiagnosed by all three therapists and doctors. By November 2014 I was at my lowest point, wondering whether I could walk comfortably again. I had extensively researched what my condition “could be”, and self-diagnosed the tendinosis part of my injury, being very disheartened to learn doctors and surgeons are not very familiar with tendinosis over the more common tendinitis. Some options for betterment included “scraping off” damaged tendon only to be left with an even weaker tendon! There had to be a better option. Still in great confusion and sorrow, after almost a year of no physical improvement, my continued search lead me to discover stem cell therapy & PRP injection therapy options which naturally pointed me to Dr. Berkowitz’s practice. For my 1st appointment with Dr. Berkowitz in November 2014, I eagerly complied a long list of questions for the doctor. Right after our introduction and my telling of my story, Dr. Berkowitz then did three things I will never forget 1) he immediately put a state of the art ultrasound machine (not MRI) on my tendon, right there in his office and clearly diagnosed my conditions, finding the tear and the degenerated tendons (tendinosis) right on the screen, something I had long awaited, 2) he told me undoubtedly, how he could help realign my degenerated tendon structure using PRP injection therapy and heal the tear with Stem cell therapy, and 3) carefully explained the science behind my options, answering all of my questions with clarity, patience and great compassion. Throughout the 3 week therapy process, and long afterward, he continuously offers his personal time and sincere encouragement and guidance. Being injured and in pain for an extensive period takes a great emotional toll; as importantly, Dr. B made it a point I was also taking care of my mindset during this long awaited process – helping me to focus much less on my injured self, and to embrace with acceptance the healing part of my journey. It is now 5 months after my last PRP and stem cell therapies, and the discomfort is almost completely gone, with very little down time my day to day life is mine to live again, and I still have time and strengthening on my side for a full recovery. I recommend anyone with a foot ailment to count on Dr. B, and to greatly consider PRP & Stem cell therapy as an alternative option to surgery. I am forever thankful!
I was involved in a serious accident approximately 20 years ago. Ever since then I was left with right foot drop and limited to no movement or feeling in the right foot. My fiancé recommended making a trip to Miami to see Dr. Berkowitz. I agreed and had prp treatments and stem cell treatments completed. 4 total to date in two weeks. In these 2 weeks, I have seen a NOTICEABLE improvement in feeling AND movement. Dr. Berkowitz works miracles. I was relegated before seeing Dr. Berkowitz to having to wear an AFO for the rest of my life. NOW I have a new modern AFO with the expectation to eventually get out if it forever, optimistically within a short period of time. Things are looking nowhere but up and I owe it to my fiancé and Dr. Berkowitz. He is making a difference in this world with his work. He cares. He treats his patients as his own family. I will forever recommend him to EVERYONE within earshot. Look nowhere else for work. Dr. Berkowitz is the man!!!
PRP and stem cell treatment definitely works! I sprained my ankle very badly last August and torn my ligaments. Since my foot wasn't broken, i thought the pain would subside,and i would be able to wear my heels in no time… my ankle didn't heal and the pain got worse, until I decided to see Dr. Berkowitz and began treatment.
I was skeptical at first, due to the financial aspect and not to mention, I detest injections, but it was the best decision for me and recommend the treatment to anyone having doubts. The injections were not bad at all and his staff was very comforting, and caring at all times. Dr. Berkowitz and his staff made the experience that much more tolerable. I only wish there were practices in Miami run like this one!
Today, I am back on my heels and feeling great!
Thank you Dr. Berkowitz & Staff!
For anyone considering PRP, I can tell you first hand that the results are unbelievable. I had a big toe injury where the joint is injured and most of the cartilage was gone. My range of motion was almost zero. Other Dr.s told me the only solution was to fuse the joint. A year ago D. Berkowitz told me PRP would help build cartilage in the toe joint. I was skeptical but gave it a try. Today my toe feels great and I hasve enoguh range of motion to run again! Thanks Doc!
I have had severe degenerative arthritis in both of my feet for the past seven years and had eight bones resected in my feet as a result of natural bone fusions. The surgeries (2008, 2009) that cut the bones apart ended serious collegiate basketball aspirations and although I spent years in physical therapy learning to walk again (among every other remedy under the sun), my feet continued to regress and by the spring of 2014, the arthritis had gotten so bad that I was unable to walk more than 20 minutes a day without pain, much less live a normal college student life or get back on the basketball court. Various experts recommended that I refuse the bones again or potentially amputate my feet, both of which seemed utterly ridiculous to me and luckily my parents and I were able to find Dr. Berkowitz online.
I was extremely skeptical at first of the PRP and stem cell treatment Dr. Berkowitz recommended (not to mention I despise injections) but was quickly convinced that there was no harm in trying them and my feet and I haven’t looked back since. The treatments have worked magnificently and have helped restore more cartilage to my feet than I could have possibly imagined. I received the injections roughly once a week for two months in the spring of 2014 and a couple more times in August and December of 2014. Purely thanks to Dr. Berkowitz’s treatment, I am now able to run 3 miles at a time, play pickup basketball again, and live a significantly improved life that would not have been conceivable, much less feasible, without the PRP and stem cell injections.
In addition to the incredibly successful treatments, the office is extremely easy to locate, has a wonderful and optimistic atmosphere, and they are very flexible with scheduling appointments. Furthermore, every single member of the staff has always been warm, receptive, and goes out of their way to do whatever is possible to help their patients. I cannot recommend the treatments or people themselves enough and will never be able to repay them for helping get me back on my feet. If you are hesitant to go through with the treatment or have any questions at all, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to help in any way!
Thanks to Dr. Berkowitz and PRP I can enjoy my life again. Three months ago, I arrived at his office a desperate woman. I had tried many different treatments to mitigate the pain and discomfort of degenerative tendonitis in both of my feet.
After a 3 and 1/2 year rollercoaster ride alternating between near immobility and improvement, I realized that this time my tendon problem was not going to improve. I raised the white flag and called Dr. Kevin's office for an appointment.
From day one, Dr. Kevin exhibited the confidence and professionalism that gave me hope of returning to my active life. In fact, he wasted no time and went into action on my first visit by administering my first of 4 PRP injections.
At each appointment, he and his staff treated me with kindness and respect. I felt secure that I was in the best hands possible to return my 59 year old feet to wellness.
Three months from that first appointment, I have returned to my active life- including my evening walk with my husband. I couldn't be happier! I now have my life back! Thanks to Dr. Kevin and PRP, I avoided surgery and never missed a day of work!
What started off as something as simple as an ankle sprain playing sports turned out to be more serious when I learned that I suffered a "Talar Dome Lesion" where part of the cartilage of my ankle had torn. I spent a year limping and slowly lost the ability to work out...until I decided to go see Dr. Berkowitz. Using PRP injections supplemented with Supartz, Dr. Berkowitz was able to fully regenerate the cartilage in my ankle and I returned to running, soccer, and wrestling just like I had before the injury. Using my own body's resources to restore my functionality, I avoided the severity and complications that go along with surgical intervention. From being a potential chronic ankle patient to having full restoration of my ankle, I can safely say that none of this would have been possible without Dr. Berkowitz and his staff. Very personable and knowledgable, I just can't recommend this doctor enough!!
Dr, Berkowitz saved my husband leg when all the surgeons wanted to amputate. My husband's severe foot wound was almost perfect with Dr. B's treatments. He not only saved his leg, he save his life.
Thanks to Dr.Guyen I can walk again. This is not pseudo science it is valid. Using PRP injections I now have relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and ankle degeneration. When my daughter saw me a month later she started crying,mommy you don"t walk off balance and fall anymore its been 2 years since i have been able to do that. I knew I walked better and was in significant less pain but to see the progress and proof on the before and after x-ray and sonogram along with the pain decrease I am sure the treatment worked. The therapist at Jaguar has been extremely impressed with my results and has helped me to work toward my goals. The office staff is amazing thank you Niki, Dr Guyen and Dr. Berkowitz. I have my life and my confidence back.
Walking straight has improved my pain level and I no longer suffer from back strain. Thank you for truly being caring doctors who listen to their patients. My last orthopedic doctor said I need to accept that I will always need assisted walking device I should get use to a wheelchair. Thanks for proving him wrong. Could not say enough about this practice.
An orthopaedic surgeon performed extensive surgery on both of my feet in April, 2013. The surgery did not help me. After almost a year of very little relief from pain and frustration, I began "interviewing foot and orthopaedic sugeons in an effort to get some relief. All of the doctors that I saw gave me little or no hope for a permanent fix. Just when I was ready to give up and accept a lifetime of pain, I was blessed to find Dr. Kevin Berkowitz.
He won me over with his amazing knowledge and assured me that he could give me a permanent solution by implanting a state of the art silcone joint. He said that the procedure would not trigger another very long and painful recovery. I had the surgery in April, 2014. Following the surgery, Dr. Berkowitz did everything possible to monitor my care and he was always available to personally answer any of my concerns.
Dr. Berkowitz was true to his word! After only a few months, I am back in my dancing shoes and pain free!
I have since recommended Dr. Berkowitz to others who have also had extremely positive results. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Berkowitz and I thank him for all he has done for me.
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Dear Dr. Guyen & Dr. Berkowitz, Well….where to start ? It's no exaggeration to say you have truly changed my life, changed my day to day, changed my self-perception….and so much more.....
Stem Cell Therapy creates specialized cells that have a particular life cycle and purpose, like bone or connective tissue. Stem cells can replicate themselves, too, so it is theoretically possible to have an unending supply of these regenerative “machines” that can then divide and be guided to produce the cells your doctor needs to fulfill specific purposes in your treatment.