"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."
"I only look forward now, to my morning walks around the lake where I live, and most of all with quality time my nine year old granddaughter to go wherever she wants to go. "
"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."
"I could not have asked for a more sensitive and patient doctor to go through my symptoms, MRI, and options. I NEVER felt the least bit rushed during the office visit, which is rare in NYC, and he made it clear the surgery was, at this point, my decision."
"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. "
"I consider Dr. Semih Gungor to be one of my special "angels". He is so thorough, compassionate, kind, considerate, and gentle. I hold other doctors to his high standard. He doesn't give up and continues to try all possibilities. I get great pleasure in referring him to others as I know he will do everything possible to relieve their pain. A special person and truly what a doctor epitomizes."
"I met Doctor Austin T. Fragomen and he literally spent the time needed to change my mind set about the operation. I know I was difficult but he hung in there with me."
"Doctors like him born to be doctors. It's in their DNA."
"I go down stairs, surf, ride skateboard, all of them without pain. For giving me back all my mobility without pain, I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Rozbruch. "
"For the past several years I had been in a lot of pain and discomfort with my feet. I developed bunions early on in my 20's. Up to that point I put up with the discomfort only to realize that it was affecting every part of my body. The staff at HSS, from the receptionist to the nurses and anesthesiologist, and Dr. Elliott himself and everyone who worked in the same- day surgery unit, made me feel safe and very comfortable up and until the time of surgery . I was given undivided attention even afterward. My pain was managed so efficiently, I went home that day."
"Although my surgery may be considered minor by some, neither Dr. Elliott nor HSS treated me with any less care or attention. The pride which everyone takes is palpable. "