Great Ortho’s: The Blog

Dr. Robert A. Follweiler

This surgeon was submitted to G.O.S. by Erica Washington. Erica commented in her entry:

Dr. Robert Follweiler is a very considerate person. He gets straight to the point he does not sugarcoat anything. I was very afraid of this surgery, I thought that things would not turn out right and he made sure and promised that it would. He took the time and explained to me everything about the procedure, he let me know that I was still young and I had a ways to go in my life and it was better than having my leg pumped with a series of shots which break down the tissue faster. Dr. Follweiler gave me time to think about it he did not push for my decision but he was there for me.

They send you to classes that prepare you for your surgery which helps eliminate the worry, at least most of it.

The staff makes you feel like family.

I have been going there for a few years, I had a torn meniscus in my right knee and Dr. Follweiler handled that for me.

I feel confident, secure and blessed to have such a great doctor take care of me and I am very sure other people will say the same.

Erica Washington


Robert Follweiler, MD

Dr. Robert A. Follweiler is an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.

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Dr. Andrew Wassef

This surgeon was submitted to G.O.S. by Teri Murashige. Teri commented in her entry:

My surgery was a left MAKOplasty Knee Replacement. Dedicated to function and performance, Andrew J. Wassef , M.D. is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement and the treatment of arthritic conditions affecting the hip, knee, and shoulder. He oversees the robotic Mako knee process. Because of his expertise, I am recovering at a much quicker speed putting me ahead of the game in just three weeks.

Teri Murshige


Andrew Wassef, MD

Dr. Wassef is a native of Southern California, raised in Long Beach where he currently practices. He is the proud father of a son and daughter and has a father who is also an orthopedic surgeon and the senior partner of their practice. Growing up he witnessed how fulfilling a career in orthopedics could be and understood the necessary sacrifices needed to become a successful orthopedic surgeon. He attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and then went on to obtain his medical degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. where his interest for orthopedics further flourished.

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