John A. Karbassi M.D.
Foot & Ankle Reconstruction
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Karbassi.
“Dr, Karbassi always listens and is very thoughtful in his treatment plan. He is direct and honest about the pros and cons of all the options.”
– Deborah B.
“Dr. Karbassi is an excellent doctor. He listens to your needs then you decided together what the treatment plan should be. Dr. Karbassi did everything he could to avoid my surgery but in the end I had to have the surgery Dr. Karbassi was there with me the entire recovery process. Each time he had an excellent bedside manner and was very knowledgeable in what the next step would be. I would recommend Dr. Karbassi to anyone who would need Ankle surgery”
– Annemarie S.
“Dr. Karbassi is very good to deal with. Answers questions and explains things. Top notch.”
– Stephen P.
“Dr. Karbassi listened very well. Didn't de-value my concerns like other doctors had. In turn I feel so much better.”
– Jackie B.
“Dr. Karbassi is always pleasant and makes me feel like he does have my best interest in mind.”
– Kimberley L.
“I was very impressed with the practice from the reception staff to Dr. Karbassi. We were temporarily in the area when I fell and fractured my foot. Dr. Karbassi went out of his way to explain treatment and follow up as well as personally phoning me in Colorado when I had questions.”
– Susan B.
“My experience at your office was top rate. All of your personnel were courteous and professional.”
– Brent S.
“Dr. Karbassi is an excellent, caring doctor. After going to another doctor, I went to Dr. Karbassi for a 2nd option and finally got a diagnosis. Thanks so much, Dr. Karbassi.”
– Connie F.
“Wonderful doctor. He has an excellent bedside manner. He answered all my questions in a kind and empathetic manner.”
– Robin M.
“Thanks so much for squeezing me in. I appreciate it. I know how busy you are.”
– Kenny J.
“The doctor was very and knowledgeable, also very informative and helpful. I liked him a lot.”
– Rita H.
“Dr John Karbassi is an excellent DR and a very kind man. He has been very helpful with my condition. Surgery went smooth and he very helpful with my recovery so i can get back to living my life. I recommend DR John Karbassi to anyone who has ankle issues”
– Daniel K.
“I have always received excellent care from the providers at Sports Medicine North. Dr. Karbassi is excellent- he is caring and attentive. He is responsive to my concerns and thoughtful in planning treatment.”
– Jaimie M.
“Both Dr. Karbassi and his PA listened to my (lengthy) description of what I'd been experiencing. He took the time to help me understand what they saw happening with my ankle and to answer all of my questions.”
– Tracy K.
“He provided a series of approaches in the proper sequence to deal with my issue to my satisfaction.”
– Alan M.
“It is always a pleasant experience when I need to go to the Sports Medicine North. I’ve seen a couple of different doctors for different issues I’ve experienced over the past couple of years, and I can honestly say that I have never had a negative experience. They take the time to listen to you and take the time to find a solution. I can’t say enough about how great they are!”
– Michelle S.
“He was patient and informative.”
– June B.
“Everyone at Lahey Outpatient Clinic was so lovely and helpful. I must have seen ten different staff, and they were all great. Dr. Karbassi and the Anesthesiologist (CH) was great. As of now, 8:00 am the next day, everything is excellent. No pain yet. Hopefully, the recovery continues to go so well so I can have my other foot done as soon as I'm ready. Highly recommended for anyone who needs a bunionectomy.”
– Judy S.
“Very helpful and informative.”
– Tiffany P.
“Dr. Karbassi was very welcoming, a good listener, discussed options with me about my foot and explained the procedure he recommended in clear and understandable terms. He impressed me as a sincere and compassionate person with a good sense of humor. He has an excellent bedside manner! I feel very confident in him and his expertise.”
– Robert H.
“I found Sports Medicine North runs like an oiled machine, Staff always friendly, efficient, and very little wait time on my visits I met Dr. Karbassi's two PA's and found them easy to speak with. When I met with Dr. Karbassi, he was charming and very thorough and very informative.”
– Ruth M.
“Very pleasant. Came up with a treatment plan that was best for me. Easy to talk with. Explained everything.”
– Carol P.
“Always an excellent experience with Dr. Karbassi.”
– Jean B.
“Very skilled, easy to talk with, takes the time to answer questions unrushed.”
– Terry G.
“I saw Dr. Karbassi for a second opinion for a torn Achilles. As an avid senior softball player it was important to me to get the perspective of another orthopedist for my injury and recovery program. Dr. Karbassi took time to examine me and answer all of my questions. I didn't know until I read his bio shortly before my appointment that he had been a baseball player in his youth. He gave me his honest perspective on my treatment options and likely outcomes. He even took the time to talk to me about different things I could do once I started paying again to protect the Achilles.”
– Roy G.
“Despite the fact that I arrived earlier than scheduled I was attended to immediately after registration. The Doctor patiently listened to me, inspected my foot, promised to look into my complaint about my insurance and advised me what to do to keep safe. I really appreciate his patience and kind words. It has always been like that with Dr. Karbassi. Thank you Dr. Karbassi.”
– Patricia E.
“Dr. Karbassi provides explanations in terms that can be easily understood. His entire staff is courteous and helpful even when I have a boatload of questions that need to be answered. Dr. Karbassi is always available for follow up reviews or any issues that may occur. He truly takes great care to ensure his patients are in their best shape possible. He also has a great sense of humor (which is high up on my list of the healing process).”
– Theresa G.
“My experience was excellent. Dr. Karbassi was very informative of what the surgery would entail and it’s outcome. He always listened to what I needed and was able to understand my goals (of getting back to walking) and how important that is to me.”
– Lori M.
“Excellent care and extremely professional.”
– Corinne H.
“Amazing! Thank you Dr. Karbassi, Kathy, Beth, Lisa, Amanda, (and anyone I may have missed) for making it such a straightforward procedure. I had a lot of anxiety about my upcoming ankle surgery. The whole team really helped me relax and reassure me that I’d be ok. The facility was very clean. Everyone made sure I was cozy and warm while in the air-conditioned office. Leading up to my surgery date I had made questions; the PA’s called me back ASAP to put me at ease. I will recommend your practice. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.”
– Jessica P.
“I broke my ankle Christmas morning and had ORIF surgery by Dr. Karbassi on January 3rd. Dr. Karbassi was great. Eight months out I am almost back to normal. He was very patient and answered all questions asked and explained what I should expect. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– Gail L.
“Dr. Karbassi immediately gives the feeling of confidence. He is compassionate and listens and answers all questions. I never feel rushed.”
– Leslie B.
“I have seen four physicians from this group for various reasons and have been thoroughly satisfied with every visit. Every physician and PA have had an excellent ‘bedside manner.’ They all listen patiently and have never felt rushed. Advice and treatment have always been helpful. The office staff is friendly and helpful. Moved to Newburyport area six years ago and am so happy I found this group of orthopedic physicians.”
– Diane Z.
“Dr. Karbassi was very pleasant and professional. He set my expectations for my recovery appropriately.”
– Jean T.
“My doctor explained everything to me to make me feel so comfortable and at ease. Even when my medical papers got lost that I needed for my job Dr. Karbassi was right on that to make me feel less stress and resolved the issue. I hope I never break another bone, but if I do, I would differently go back to see Dr. Karbassi.”
– Deborah J.
“Dr. Karbassi has been the best doctor I have had. He is very kind and great at what he does.”
– Daniel K.
“Everyone in the office was courteous. Dr. Karbassi was very nice and knowledgeable about my condition. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions.”
– Abby M.
“Dr. Karbassi has operated on both of my feet. I couldn't be more pleased with his work. My feet look beautiful for the first time in my life. My recuperation was uneventful and my pain was almost non-existent. I would highly recommend him.”
– Jeannie P.
“Surgery went well, staff before and after were wonderful as well.”
– Tammy M.
“Dr. Karbassi is great! He's very down to earth and talks with you and not at you. What I appreciated most is that he took the time to address my concerns, fully answer the questions that I had, and discuss the various treatment options along with their recovery timelines.”
– James S.
“Your receptionist set the tone. I’m off the grid, except for texting, and she helped me fill out the entire questionnaire with a pleasant attitude. The X-ray tech, Kyle, the PA were friendly and professional. Communication between Kyle and Dr. Karbassi concluded that nothing needs to be done now. Dr. Karbassi explained X-rays, so I understand my feet/toes. I was very pleased with my experience. Thank you.”
– Marie B.
“Dr. Karbassi is very professional and caring.”
– Jeanne M.
“I had a brief virtual meeting with Dr. Karbassi. He was helpful and answered my questions.”
– Shelley S.
“Dr. Karbassi has done more for me in the short time Ive been going to him. He is an optimist and is has a great understanding of the situation. He also talks to you not at you and he listens.”
– Lisa W.
“I appreciate the doctor's detailed explanations and treatment options with both feet, his time spent with me and his expertise. The PA was also very helpful and knowledgable. Thank you!”
– Nina S.
“Dr. Karbassi and all persons that I dealt with were very pleasant and professional.”
– Mary D.
“I was very impressed that Dr. Karbassi was always willing to answer all of my questions and didn’t rush me out of the room to get to the next patient. That seems to be rare in a doctor these days, so it was a very nice surprise.”
– Alison S.