Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation, performing more than 24,000 procedures per year. HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics, #3 in rheumatology, and #16 in neurology by U.S.News & World Report (2010-11), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. HSS provides care for several collegiate and professional sports teams including the New York Giants, the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty, Nets Basketball, and the New York Red Bulls. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City. Learn more about HSS.
Currently under development, the new Children’s Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery will provide a unique, family-centered environment to support the recovery and well-being of each child in our care. The new Children’s Pavilion will welcome families with its whimsical design and encourage children to engage in their physical surroundings. The Children's Pavilion will bring together the knowledge and expertise of our specialty-trained team of pediatric orthopedists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, and therapists (physical, occupational, speech).
The new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children's Pavilion will occupy more than 7,000 square feet on the 9th floor, more than doubling its current size. The CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center will feature an expanded pediatric gym, as well as dedicated space for early intervention services—diagnosis of developmental delays and specialized care for infants and toddlers from birth to three years with disabilities. Additional floor space will enable parents and families to actively participate in their child’s therapy and interact closely with the therapists. We anticipate that construction of the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center will be completed by mid-2011. Learn more about pediatric rehabilitation services.
Hospital for Special Surgery is a center of excellence in the care of children with orthopedic and rheumatic disorders. From infants to adolescents, our commitment to improving the lives of young people with complex musculoskeletal conditions is world renowned with more than 12,000 patient visits to HSS each year.
Through a comprehensive approach to care, including the work of healthcare practitioners across a wide range of disciplines, pediatric specialists at HSS are able to offer high-level treatment while gaining unprecedented knowledge about the disabilities and chronic conditions that impact thousands of youngsters. Pediatric patients benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a multidisciplinary team, including pediatric orthopedists, pediatric rheumatologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatricians, radiologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, and therapists (physical, occupational, and speech). Learn more about the conditions we treat.
Aimed at medical professionals as well as parents, this quarterly pediatric musculoskeletal newsletter features articles about all varieties of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and treatments, including informational overviews, patient stories, frequently asked questions, and more. View the publication online.
Hospital for Special Surgery offers a wide range of educational courses and workshops for patients as well as the public. Many of them are either free or a low fee is charged. See our Event Calendar for course descriptions and to register online.
HSS provides programs geared specifically to meet the needs of children in New York City including our Pediatric Outreach Program which has screened thousands of children for musculoskeletal conditions. Learn more about our pediatric education programs.
HSS sends out a monthly e-Newsletter that highlights new condition articles and videos, patient and public education programs, clinical trials and events. Sign-up for the HSS newsletter.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, osteoporosis, or scleroderma, our social support programs can help. These programs are available to HSS patients and are often available to the public. Learn more.
Hospital for Special Surgery offers interesting and rewarding volunteer experiences in several exciting and challenging areas. Learn more.
Patients who come to Hospital for Special Surgery for their care find an extraordinary team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals who help them on the road to recovery. It is a road that is often filled with twists and turns as they try to determine the cause of unusual symptoms, reconstruct a hip shattered in an accident, or help a child learn to walk who never has. Read their stories.
The HSS Physician Referral Service is designed to ensure that patients are connected with the physician that best meets their medical needs at Hospital for Special Surgery. The service is staffed by highly skilled professionals, who are knowledgeable about the capabilities of the hospital and all the physicians in the program.
For more information or to make an appointment:
Call 1.877.606.1555 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ET) or Request an appointment online