"About three years ago, my shoulder started dislocating when using it. I always wanted to get the surgery, but was scared. It wasn't half as bad as I thought I was gonna be and little did I know I was surfing in 2 months."
"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."
"Two weeks later, I was back to work, using my newly pain free hands! My family, friends & clients could not believe & were impressed with my recovery time."
"As a teenage athlete, I suffered from chronic shoulder dislocations. After TWO unsuccessful Putty-Platt procedures, I dislocated during a semi-pro football game and was taken to NY Hospital's Emergency Room. After many unsuccessful attempts to reduce my shoulder, the decision was made to sedate me as the attempts were very painful. After meeting with the late Dr. John Marshall, the then NY Giants Orthopedic Physician, he decided to take me on as a patient. We discussed the new concept of Sports Medicine and I would be one of his first patients. "
"I separated my right shoulder in 1995, the Dr. said the only that would help was time. By 2011, not being able to reach across my desk at work to answer the phone, I sought help. The Drs. out on eastern LI kept giving me cortisone shots, to no avail. Dr. Beth Shubin Stein performed the surgery. I was on my way home 5 hrs later. I have not had such range of motion in 16 years, now with little or no pain."
"Everything about the HSS experience was perfect, from the quality of the care, to the professionalism and kindness of the entire staff, to the precise and accurate description of the process from every standpoint (pre-op, surgery, recovery, etc.). Dr. Allen is simply the best, and the entire team was no less than superb. I felt calm and confident as I walked into HSS on the day of my surgery and stress-free as I was wheeled out afterwards."
"In the winter of 2012 I suffered a fracture in the navicular bone of my left foot. Coming from an active lifestyle characterized by explosive and aggressive movements, I have experienced many broken bones. My surgeon proposed a multilayered plan of action that would attack the problem from both the mechanical and biological ends, including a titanium screw implant, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant aimed at pulling the separated bone together and regenerating damaged tissue."