"I could not remember ever feeling this way. What a difference! Superwoman. "
"After a delicate three hour surgery my fingers and hand are back to normal. I can't say enough good things about the great care I received at HSS from not only the wonderful doctors but also the nurses, aides, the pre surgical staff and physical therapists who helped me on my road to recovery and a pain free life."
"I am now climbing stairs "like a normal person" I am back to walking three to four miles a day. Before my knee became too bad, my routine was to walk five miles a day. This is what I missed the most..I am happy beyond expectations with the results of my surgery."
"My game is not a sport. It's the game of life. I have an autoimmune disease called myositis. My treatment includes oral prednisone and monthly infusions of IVIG. When I first got sick almost 20 years ago I was 44. I was an elementary school teacher but had to leave due to extreme weakness in my arms and legs. I could barely walk or bathe myself. I refused to just give in to the disease and view my life as over. "
"Eight years ago I went in for surgery up here in Dutchess county only to awaken and find that it was not done because the surgeon thought I was too heavy for the table. I then contacted Dr. Maynard who had a lot of compassion for me and scheduled the surgery at HSS. He ended up replacing my entire hip and added 4 inches to my leg bone as over the years it wore down rubbing in the hip joint."
"I walked into HSS and the waiting area was very nice and comfortable. My doctor, Dr. Andrew Elliott was great and my foot has healed wonderfully. I am so pleased with the whole experience. "
"My previous hip resurfacing lasted for nearly 16 years when it collapsed. We found Dr "D" and he expedited my surgery for a full new replacement. "
"A few years ago I started seeing Dr James. Wyss for constant sciatic pain. He did several epidurals and I did some PT. I was very nervous about the epidurals but Dr. Wyss is a master, there was little to no discomfort. Unfortunately, the pain remained. Dr Wyss recommended I see Dr. Matthew Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham explained why a fusion was what I needed and we scheduled the surgery. I asked Dr. Cunningham when I could plan a big trip and he recommended one year post op."