I would 100% recommend Dr. Tauro to anyone in the area in search of orthopedic care. He's always done an outstanding job, and it's clear that he wants to do what's best for his patients. It's pretty obvious that Dr. Tauro is constantly striving to stay on the cutting edge of his craft, which for me, makes him a medical professional that I know I can trust.

Gary Azzolini, 55 years old, Toms River, NJ resident

During my sophomore year of high school, I suffered a pretty nasty knee injury at one of my volleyball practices. Immediately following the injury, my parents didn't hesitate at all to send me to Ocean County Sports Medicine. My father had gone to Dr. Tauro for shoulder problems in the past, and my older brother had visited him for some knee issues, so it was the natural decision for me to go to OCSM as well. When I met Dr. Tauro for myself, it was easy to see why. He was always respectful of my needs, helped build my confidence throughout the process, and made for an all-around fantastic doctor.

Emily Sweeney, 18 years old, Beachwood, NJ

A little over a year ago in May of 2013, I was walking through my kitchen as I do most days, when I experienced an excruciating pain in my left knee. From the moment Dr. Tauro first examined my own situation, I knew that he was the one I wanted to be my surgeon. He was careful, but thorough, and gave me the level of personal attention I knew I wanted. He explained everything in terms that I could easily understand and I got a strong sense that I'd be able to really trust him. I'm very pleased with the work Dr. Tauro has surgically performed and I regularly recommend him to others.

Gayle Rolak, 48 years old, Forked River, NJ

I didn't always have the best track record with doctors, so when I heard my wife's friend rave about the tremendous experience her husband had with Dr. Tauro, I had to check him out for myself, and now, months after my total shoulder replacement surgery, I am grateful I did. My experience with Dr. Tauro and his office was extremely pleasant and thorough. Dr. Tauro has a great way of making you feel that when you are with him, you are of sole importance.

Bill Betz, 79 years old, Waretown NJ resident

Since receiving my total knee replacement from Dr. Tauro, I am finally able to enjoy playing with my grandchildren and I can go biking without experiencing pain. Prior to my surgery in March 2014, I struggled doing the things I loved most, because the pain in my knee severely limited my movement and ability to perform daily activities. When I decided to seek help, I knew that Dr. Tauro was the surgeon I wanted to see. Dr. Tauro is down to earth, and his knowledge and approachable personality made me feel very comfortable and confident throughout the entire process.

Bob Carlson, 61 years old, Bayville, NJ resident

Since having surgery, there isn't anything I want to do that I can't do, and that's why my procedure with Dr. Tauro has been such a positive experience. Dr. Tauro was always very accommodating, understanding, and professional, and in my opinion, he's simply the best.

Julius Cipolletti, 77 years old, Brick, NJ resident

When years of repetitively and constantly pulling files for work left my shoulder bone on bone, leading to grinding and extreme pain, I knew I had to see Dr. Tauro for some advice. I had previously been treated by him for my knee and tendonitis in my shoulder, with great satisfaction. When the suggestion and need for a reverse shoulder repair presented itself, I had the utmost confidence in Dr. Tauro's care and abilities. I understand the importance of having a great doctor that you can really rely on, so through word of mouth I continue to recommend Dr. Tauro. I want people to have the same wonderful care and experiences that I have received from such a great surgeon and office.

Kay Jordan, 70 years old, Bayville NJ resident

I've been an athlete my entire life, and after years of pushing my joints and muscles to their limits, I've experienced the aches and pains that accompany a life dedicated to competition and intense activity. I first went to Dr. Tauro based on a recommendation from a friend and it's some of the best advice I've ever taken. Dr. Tauro helped repair my knee following several botched procedures by another surgeon. His work was incredible and I was finally back to doing the activities that I love, quickly and pain free.

Bob Tormollan, 66 years old, Toms River, NJ resident

I really liked the way that Dr. Tauro took care of me from the first day I met him, until now, four months after my surgery. He is a very down-to-earth doctor, who provides personalized, compassionate care and he was very sensitive to my concerns, which I appreciated. It was comforting for me to know that he and his staff were very easy to get in touch with and they get to know everyone on a personal level.

Barbara Rivolta, 63 years old, Forked River, NJ resident