After having had a right hip replacement in Long Island that went awry and after having been on Oxycontin for 14 months with no help from my surgeon, I finally went to see Dr. Della Valle at HSS. He diagnosed my condition in about 2 minutes and I had the surgery August 31, 2011. He changed my life and when I do the left hip, which will be this year, I will go directly to him and to HSS, which is clearly the greatest hospital I was ever in. Please note that I've had at least 15 major surgeries during my life so far!!! I'm hoping the left hip will be my last and I wouldn't go anywhere but HSS.