Meet Our Patients

Under the leadership of Medical Director Edward Stolarksi, MD, our Orthopedic surgeons deliver world-class evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and care for a wide variety of disorders — from straight-forward primary joint replacement to the most complex revision surgery — treating each patient with the respect and compassion they deserve. And at the center of it all are our patients, who work closely with their care providers to help shape their custom care and rehabilitation plans, so that together, we can achieve the best outcome possible. Check out the short videos below to hear patients share their success stories and to learn how Sarasota Memorial’s Orthopedics program combines compassionate, patient-centered care with technical expertise and collaborative clinical support to achieve superior outcomes. To browse Sarasota Memorial’s directory of board-certified orthopedic specialists and surgeons, please click here.


Haley’s Story ~ Disc Replacement Surgery

An adventurer and exercise physiologist, Haley Crofut led an active life of snowboarding, mountain biking and fitness training. After she was diagnosed at age 29 with degenerative disc disease — a disorder that often accompanies aging — Haley turned to orthopedic surgeon Ashvin Patel, MD, for relief from the pain. Haley shares her story and explains how total lumbar disc replacement surgery restored her quality of life.


Barbara’s Story ~ Ending Arthritis Pain with Joint Revision Surgery

Seeking relief from chronic joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, Barbara Young turned to Sarasota Memorial orthopedic surgeon Edward Stolarski, MD, who specializes in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction surgeries. Barbara shares her story and how choosing the right orthopedic specialist put an end to decades of pain.


Nancy’s Story ~ Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Tired of constant, nagging shoulder pain, Nancy Clapp sought a surgical solution to her arthritis and damaged rotator cuff: the reverse total shoulder replacement. Here, Nancy shares her story, as Sarasota Memorial orthopedic surgeon Brian Schofield, MD, explains the surgery’s rapid recovery.


Jaelen’s Story ~ Life-saving Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Jaelen Childs was critically injured when a drunk driver crashed into his car in 2019. A high school student at the time, Jaelen survived but had to endure multiple, life-saving surgeries and faced months of physical therapy, unsure whether he’d ever walk again. Here, Jaelen shares his story, along with orthopedic trauma surgeon Matthew Klima, DO, who helped save Jaelen’s life and restore his mobility.


Martie’s Story ~ Knee Revision Surgery

When energetic, world-traveling Martie Moss needed a walker to get around, just five years after knee-replacement surgery, she knew it was time to find a new, experienced surgeon who could restore it — and her quality of life. Here, Martie shares her experience with knee revision surgery and Sarasota Memorial orthopedic surgeon Sean Dingle, MD.


Zara’s Story ~ Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

When Zara Morsli fell off the zipline in her friend’s yard, she broke both arms, prompting her family to seek out a pediatric orthopedic surgery team to care for the then 8 year old. Here, Zara and her mother share their experience with Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics and orthopedic surgeon David Sugar, MD.



Beth’s Story ~ Complex Ankle Fracture

Beth Bobb has always enjoyed an active lifestyle, even more so when she is keeping up with her 2 adventurous sons. But a misstep at a trampoline park recently left her searching for a specialist who could repair and reconstruct her shattered ankle and multiple fractures in the back of her foot. She found just the right one in former NFL kicker Patrick O’Neill, MD, one of the few foot and ankle orthopedic specialists willing to tackle such complex fractures. Here, Beth shares her story and explains how surgery restored her active lifestyle.


Transfusion-free Orthopedic Surgery

The Sarasota Memorial Bloodless Surgery program uses specialized tools and blood-management techniques as alternatives to blood transfusions. Orthopedic surgeon Adam Bright, MD, explains how and discusses the many benefits of bloodless surgery in this video.

World-class Orthopedic Surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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