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2,176 Stories From the Community

Dean Melville, NY

"I had my procedure on March 3rd, 2014 and went back to very mild weight lifting after about 6 weeks and then returned to a modified training schedule after 12 weeks. I then continued to train while "listening to my body" and returned to full strength in about 5 or 6 months. Again, paying careful attention to technique and my body. I am extremely grateful to be able to continue to train and expect to go back to competing in the very near future."

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Spine Injury/Condition
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John Brooklyn, NY Knee Replacement
Nancy E. Forest Hills, NY

"The large glomus tumor was removed and for the first time in years I was free of its horrible pain. It has been seven weeks since the surgery and my thumb is returning to normal."

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Robert S. Staten Island, NY

"I was exercising in accordance to my department's policy and while performing a bench press, I felt and heard a popping sensation in my left shoulder followed by immense pain and swelling. I knew that something wasn't right. I went to see Dr. Answorth Allen, a specialist in shoulder repair. He diagnosed my shoulder with a torn rotator cuff that required surgery."

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Shoulder Injury/Condition
Zeina Achrafieh, Lebanon

"Dr. Maalouf is an excellent physician and one of the most compassionate individuals I have encountered at HSS. I was an international patient and met Dr. Maalouf prior to my surgery. "

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Hip Revision Surgery
Leona Brooklyn, NY

"My experience at HSS was outstanding. I had a knee replacement 3 months ago and I am walking with no assistance and am back to work. My message to those who are in need of surgery: why settle for less when you can get the very very best?"

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Knee Replacement
Robert Wayne, NJ

"I'm just an "average joe" who had a relatively active lifestyle until osteoarthritis got the best of my hips. It took a lot of convincing before I was ready to accept that I needed surgical intervention to alleviate my worsening hip pain."

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Hip Resurfacing
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Denise New City, NY Hammer Toe
Marina Brooklyn, NY

"I had microdiscectomy performed by HSS. I was impressed by how professional and personable the surgical team was before and after the surgery."

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Holly Brooklyn, NY

"I can never say enough great things about Dr. Cunningham. In the fall of 2013, he performed an extensive very large spinal fusion on me. This was my 3rd spinal fusion but my first surgery with Dr. Cunningham. "

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Spine Fusion
Patricia Cuernavaca, Mexico

"I just want to tell everybody that Dr. Helfet is the best. I had an accident and broke my femur in 4 places. I had 5 surgeries before and the only one that w..."

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Broken Leg
Robert Oak Beach, NY

" Thank you for helping me resume my life again with NO pain. It is a miracle and I cannot express to you how grateful I am for your care from the first appointment until the final follow-up appointment."

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Hip Replacement