Hi I’m Elice Baliong from Fairlawn, NJ and I am part of our town’s girls travel soccer team. I had an ACL injury on my left knee in one of our games when I was 13 years old and we consulted a couple of doctors here in NJ. However, they would not take my case because the pediatric doctors said that I’m old enough to have an adult ACL reconstruction and the adult orthopedic surgeon said that I should be treated by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Finally, one of the doctors in Jersey recommended for me to go to Dr. Ranawat. At HSS, I got the best care all throughout my surgery. Everyone in HSS from the security guards, to the receptionist, nurses, medical assistants and therapists that treated me are all very efficient and caring. Now, I am a freshman and am playing basketball and lacrosse for our HS JV team. Thanks so much to Dr. Ranawat, his team, and to all HSS staff!