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Bill Skidgell

Hopewell Junction, NY

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 could never explain my pain. I will say that on the way for surgery if my wife hit the slightest pot hole or bump I would cry out in pain. Two days after the surgery I was transferred to Burke Rehab by ambulance. The driver seemed to hit every single pot hole in the city, and I never felt a thing. I will never forget the professionals at HSS and especially the surgical skills of Dr. Maynard. He gave me my life back and I will always think of him.