August 11, 2020 was a day that would forever change our lives as a family. After a freak accident, my then 16 year old son, Stefano, would suffer a traumatic injury severing tendons, nerves, an artery, and deep lacerations to his left hand and fingers.
After the first emergency surgery and a subsequent visit with our local surgeon we knew that we needed another opinion. Family members put us in touch with HSS and we got an appointment with Dr. Lee. We traveled three hours from upstate for our appointment. Dr. Lee explained to us the severity of Stefano’s injury and surgery would be scheduled for the next day due to the urgency of the nerve and tendon repair.
From the moment that Dr. Lee walked into the room, I had no doubt that we were in the right place. Dr. Lee and Trevor and the entire staff at HSS made us feel welcome and safe. After explaining the extent of injuries, the repair needed, and the recovery we just knew that Dr. Lee was the expert for this complicated case.
Dr. Lee has the ability to make you feel comfortable while explaining the gravity of your situation. He is personable, patient, and kind. The world needs more people like Dr. Lee.
Today, almost one year later, Stefano’s recovery has been, in Dr. Lee’s words, “remarkable”. He played varsity lacrosse for the 2020 spring season, unfathomable at the time of the accident. He also competed in many travel lacrosse tournaments this summer. Stefano is back to enjoying golf and basketball with his friends. We could not be more thankful that we found Dr. Lee.