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Thank you for choosing Tidewater Orthopaedics for your care. We take pride in helping patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under the specialists care.

Read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics.

You can also read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics by visiting the doctor profiles.

To view videos from patients, click here.

Patient Reviews

“Amanda was extremely helpful in her examation . Answered all of my questions concerning upcoming surgery”
– Brenda C.
“Excellent. Doctor/ surgeon I have complete trust and faith in this Doctor. I have complete confidence that I will recover from my injury.”
– Paul M.
Treating Doctor: Loel Z. Payne, M.D.
“He was great. Excellent bedside manner, explained procedure well, and the after surgery wellness was wonderful. The staff was polite and made you feel at home.”
– Denise S.
Treating Doctor: Robert M. Campolattaro, M.D.
– Robert K.
Treating Doctor: John J. McCarthy III, M.D.
“Very welcoming from registration through seeing Dr. Payne. Answered all my questions patiently and thoroughly.”
– Rita F.
Treating Doctor: Loel Z. Payne, M.D.
“Efficient, knowledgeable and very willing to explain what the problem is and the treatment details.”
– Patricia D.
Treating Doctor:
“Outstanding! Very caring, very straightforward, best Orthopedic Surgeon I have seen in over 30 years!”
– Bob K.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“My experience with Tidewater Orthopedics has been great.”
– LaTanya W.
Treating Doctor: Colin M. Kingston, M.D.
“Great experience. From time I entered the front door to register till I left, everything went smoothly, promptly, and professionally. The registration lady at the front desk even knew my name before I gave it to her. Staff and Dr Smerlis very good bedside manner!”
– Linda M.
Treating Doctor:
“It was very good. Dr. explained everything. Treated my problem and it was resolved in the time he predicted. No problem so far. He was very kind and gentle. I was impressed.”
– Ann R.
Treating Doctor: Robert M. Campolattaro, M.D.