I had surgery for a torn meniscus in my right knee. Dr. Gombera advised me to pursue all options before having surgery. When the injury began to restrict my activities, we decided to do surgery. It was an excellent experience. I walked with no assistance immediately after the surgery. The doctor was very attentive during my appointments. He answered all questions to my satisfaction. I find the whole organization very efficient. My outpatient surgery was at 9:00 a.m. and I was home (1.5 hours away) by 2:00 p.m.
Excellent bedside manner, thorough discussion explaining what he feels is best for me and why, quick responses and test scheduling. Unfortunately, I ended up needing a hip replacement, but Dr. Gombera's willingness to try to save my hip made my acceptance of the ultimate decision much easier. I felt like he was always there to represent my interests as a patient.
Had ACL reconstruction 3 weeks ago. Dr Mufaddal did an amazing job as I was off my crutches and walking in 2 days. He will always be available to answer all your post op rehab questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has to go through this procedure including all the professional athletes. To all the Houston professional sports teams we got our own James Andrews at fondren orthopedics!!
I had hip and groin pain for 3 years. During those 3 years I consulted more than 8 doctors. Even after physical therapy, steroid injections I received temporary relief. I was misdiagnosed twice. I almost gave up to live with the pain, but I didn't. I researched doctors who did arthroscopic surgery of the hip. I believe God led me to Dr. Gombera. For the first time I had a doctor who wanted to hear what I had to say. He ordered an MRI with contrast and finally he saw what had been causing my pain-a torn labrum. After the surgery I had almost no pain from the surgical site. He will be my Orthopedic doctor for life. He is a kind, sweet, warm and very caring man. Thank you doctor.
Dr. Gombera is one of the greatest orthopedic surgeons in the Houston area. I went to see him after having hip pain and a pain in my inner thigh/groin area that wouldn’t go away for months. His office is very easy to get into and I was able to make an appointment within days (compared to other doctors at Texas Orthopedic who take weeks/months before you can get an appointment). He has excellent bedside manner and explained all of my options (surgical and non-surgical) and truly took the time to make sure I understood all of my options. We went the conservative approach of NSAID’s and physical therapy for a few weeks but after no improvement in my pain level, we decided that I would need an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn labrum, and fix a hip impingement in my left hip. I had surgery in December 2016, and from the moment I came out of surgery I knew that it was the right choice. I did all of my recommended physical therapy and today (May 2017) I went back for my 6th month post-op appointment and can happily say I am pain free and am able to do everything that I was able to do, before the labrum tear. He couldn’t have been nicer, and my only regret is that I didn’t find out about him sooner. He does hips, knees, and shoulders... So far I’ve only need his services for my hip but I wouldn’t hesitate to return for his expertise if anything happened. Also, the wait time is the lowest I’ve experience with any doctor at Texas Orthopedic. I was always taken to the back on-time or before my appointment time, and never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes after my scheduled appointment time before he was in the exam room.
Recently accompanied my mother to Dr Gombera's clinic. Everyone, from the clinic staff to Dr Gombera himself, took care of everything and made sure that my mom was comfortable and her road to recovery was quick and pain free!
Dr. Gombera is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner--- a true gentleman. I would recommend him to anyone. My recovery from shoulder surgery was long and difficult but it was exactly what he told me to expect.
He is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems. He told me exactly what to expect and how long it would take to rehab he was right on.
I highly recommend Dr. Gombera. I had a labral tear of my hip and not many doctors perform arthroscopic surgery of the hip, but after much research I found Dr. Gombera and Texas Orthopedic Hospital. The surgery was a great success and my recovery is going great! A huge thank you to Dr. Gombera and staff!
It has now been 5 months since Dr. Gombera surgically repaired my torn labrum and resolved the impingement in my hip. Dr. Vasilios Matthews recommended him as an expert for labrum repairs and I am very happy with the result which has dramatically changed the amount of pain that I feel. I am now able to sit comfortably at work to do my job and I am looking forward to a full return to the various physical activities that I enjoy. I found Dr. Gombera to be pleasant, jovial, patient, positive, and knowledgeable regarding my questions before and after the surgery.
He took time to explain himself well and it was obvious that he truly cared about the health and welfare of me as a patient and individual. He was never disrespectful or pushy regarding the treatment choices that I had available. He simply explained the options available, answered my questions, and then gave me the space to make my own choices. He was even kind enough to call me at my office to answer a series of questions that I had a few weeks after my surgery.His staff, such as his assistant Chantel Jefferson, was also very courteous and responsive to questions I posed. I would highly encourage anyone considering similar hip surgery to consider Dr. Gombera and the Texas Orthopedic Hospital.
I have felt at ease with Dr Gombera from day one. He has treated Team Jacque with respect. Would recommend to family and friends.
I was referred to Dr. Gombera through another physician in the practice and he has been fabulous. Dr. Gombera really took the time to explain everything from test results to treatment plan in depth and answered questions thoroughly. Both he and his assistant were awesome with getting scans approved as well as surgery with my insurance. They kept me updated every step of the way and communicated everything. Highly recommend Dr. Gombera!
I came to see Dr Gombera because of knee pain. He is very communicative and has great bedside manner.
I was referred to Dr. Gombera by another doctor in his practice. He was able to diagnose what was wrong very quickly and accurately. My condition has significantly improved. When I aggravated the injury later, he was easy to work with when I called back for a refill on meds and to figure out what the next course of action was. I'd definitely recommend him.
Very well organized office and extremely patient orientated
He is a wonderful Doctor. Will and have recommended him to everyone I know. I cannot Thank him enough for getting my husband back to walking again.
One of the best physicians I've come across and I've seen many over the years. Very professional and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is wonderful and he will take the time to explain and answer all questions. He makes you feel comfortable and listens to what you have to say. Another huge plus is that he's funny and has a good sense of humor. A laid-back approach and will do what he can to help. Highly Recommended.