Retiring orthopedic surgeon will be missed

Maui has just lost a great orthopedic surgeon with Gary Iannitello’s recent retirement. He has left a void almost impossible to fill.

Not wanting to rush into surgery, I was referred to Dr. Iannitello for a second opinion. After our initial meeting, I said “yes” and chose Dr. Iannitello to perform the surgery.

My surgery went without incident. He came to Maui Memorial Medical Center to check on my progress over the weekend. I will be forever grateful for his surgical skills and the post-operation care I received.

His guidance, expertise, clear intention, integrity, perfectionism and his joy made his patients feel secure and cared for.

Questions were always answered in a compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, uplifting manner. In this world of impersonal medical care, Dr. Iannitello is a beacon of light, an example to all physicians to rise to his standard of treatment and a gift to his patients.

Thank you, Dr. Iannitello, for 25-plus years of dedicated service to the Maui community. You are truly missed.

Jamila Janco