3,168 Stories From the Community

Ann New York, NY

"I had my left hip revised in November, and my right hip revised for a different reason in February. Both were complicated procedures that most orthopedic surgeons could not have done. Dr. Mathias Bostrom did both surgeries and both were extremely successful (life changing for me)."

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Theodore Stony Brook, NY

"I had been suffering with progressive spinal stenosis for several years; this initially caused pain and ultimately numbness and loss of control of my left leg. I sought help from HSS for a solution to my problem. I found a thoughtful surgical solution from Dr. Frank Cammisa. By three months I was walking half a mile, and by six months could walk all I wanted. The symptoms and disability were gone."

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Sandra New York, NY

"I had two knee replacements, one each stay, at HSS. I was pain-free thanks to intravenous pain medication. This greatly helped my frame of mind stay positive. "

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Todd Glen Rock, NJ

"Surgery at HSS was like a call up to the Major Leagues of Professionalism. From the time I walked into the room where I received my anesthesia until the time I was rolled to my car everything was easier than my trips to other hospitals. The staff made me feel like I was in a cocoon. With bone-on-bone conditions in both knees and no left ACL I know I will have double knee replacement in the future. Following my hip surgery, I also know HSS is where it will happen."

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Nancy A. New Canaan, CT

"Dr. Cunningham has given me a new lease on life. I will always be so grateful for the amazing care, professionalism and unheard of empathy that this brilliant Dr. Cunningham has given to me. "

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Nancy Hackettstown, NJ

"In order to keep my appointments I take a two hour train ride and then two subways uptown. Sometimes I spend more time traveling than seeing the doctor, but I feel it is a good time investment and don’t mind at all. And since I became a grandma for the first time in September, I need my joints and body to function properly to keep up with her!"

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Alicia Smithtown, NY

"Prior to my surgery, I was having difficulty walking, standing straight and just doing everyday life activities. My doctor and his staff are very nice and he has bed side manners. I have told many people what a great hospital I was in and a great experience that I had there. "

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Becca Albany, NY

"At age 18, I had a double hip procedure performed in order to repair labral tears and enable me to have more motion within my hip joints. I never thought I would be able to dance again. I am now 20 years old, and a member of my college dance team, part of two dance companies, and pain free- I could not be happier!"

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Nancy Farmingdale, NJ

"While I am still on the mend I am glad I selected Dr. Cammisa out of the five doctors I saw elsewhere. "

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Ned Falmouth, ME

" I have told all who will listen about the Hospital for Special Surgery. It was more than good care, it was superb care."

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