"When the arthritis in my knees finally stopped me from travelling, playing golf, and enjoying life I decided to take action. I called HSS and was referred to Dr. Mayman for a minimally invasive knee replacement. "
"I fell and broke my ankle during hurricane Irene while upstate. We were stranded by the flood and I was evacuated by Army helicopter on Monday after the storm to a local hospital where they operated on part of my ankle on Tuesday. I transferred to HSS on Friday where I met with Dr. David Helfet and his team. The first thing they said to me after reviewing my X-rays was "you need us and we will fix this.""
"HSS is the best. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. My surgeon Dr. Ranawat has had a life transforming effect on me and my family."
"I was very pleased with HSS from the first time I visited one of their specialists. My hospital stay was exceptional. "
"After nearly a year of hard-to-manage pain caused particularly by the lower back disc problem, the surgery relieved the pain and within four months of the surgeries, I was back to jogging in Central Park. "
"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!!"
"I was born with a dislocated hip. As a young child I spent 2 years in body casts. I never had surgery to correct this. When I was 48 the pain was so severe I knew I needed to do something. I visited 2 orthopedic surgeons. They both agreed they did not know if they could make me better after surgery as the standard prostheses would not fit me as I had no hip socket. Then I found HSS and Dr Figgie. He assured me he could correct my problem with a custom made prostheses. "