2,720 Stories From the Community

Christine Martinsville, NJ

"My experience at HSS was extraordinary, from the staff who welcomed me to the hospital to the nursing staff and other professionals. I have recommended Dr. Lutz and Dr. Farmer to several of my peers who suffer with back pain and I know that I will always look at this experience as one of my better life decisions."

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Libbey Archbold, OH

"I would not be standing straight and free from my back brace if it wasn't for Dr. Boachie and all the caring personnel I came in contact with at the Hospital for Special Surgery."

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Bob Rye, NY

"Thank you Dr. Mathias Bostrom and HSS! With my two new knees five months post-surgery, this 70 year old is walking, hiking, and biking with no pain and very little effort."

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Mark Locust Valley, NY shoulder Image Shoulder Replacement
Sylvia L. Briarwood, NY

"On Jan 17, 2011, I had a total knee replacement. This was after suffering with painful arthritis for years and being bow legged on one side for 2 years. I had a great surgeon, Dr. Windsor."

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Lucy St. James, NY

"After months of research and word of mouth recommendations I decided that the HSS was where I wanted to go. I contacted the hospital they gave me the names of surgeons who are expert in hip replacement. I met a woman who had Dr. Della Valle as her surgeon - she had had a wonderful experience. So I made an appointment & in one month it was done, the hospital was wonderful, the Drs. nursing staff, even the cleaning staff - I can't say enough about the care I received. "

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Sandra New York, NY

"My shoulder really bothered me. I was referred to to Dr. Answorth Allen. From my very first visit I was impressed. The staff was very helpful and professional."

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Audrey Pompano Beach, FL

"Dr. O'Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery gave my left foot its first pain-free years in a long time. After having been misdiagnosed and mistreated in my home state for 3 years, and two top orthopedists telling me to have a bone fusion for the big toe, Dr. O'Malley suggested trying the least invasive procedure. Low and behold, that toe has been functional for no less than 14 years!!"

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Jeffrey Burtonsville, MD hip Image Hip Replacement
Santa J Chesapeake, VA

"About 10 years ago my husband and I retired to Virginia where my daughter practices pediatric critical care, but we always come home to HSS when we need an orthopedic surgeon. There is nowhere else in the world we would ever go!!"

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Jonathan Hillsborough, NJ

"From my first visit with Dr. Wyss, I couldn't have been more happy with the decision I made. Dealing with a chronic knee condition involves patience, knowing your limitations, and dedication. He discussed my condition in thorough fashion, provided a detailed outline of options, but most importantly gave me hope and assurance."

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Lewis West New York, NJ

"By the way, my hip is 100% pain free and I feel like a new man. "

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