Patient and Visitor Information

Patient and Visitor Information

Hospital for Special Surgery is the nationís leading specialty hospital for orthopedics and rheumatology. People come to HSS from all over the world seeking the best possible medical care. Learn why you should choose HSS for your care.

While doctors around the globe constantly refer their patients to Hospital for Special Surgery for expert care, you do not need a doctor's referral to become a patient at HSS. You can find a physician and refer yourself. We also will be happy to connect you with an appropriate HSS physician through the Physician Referral Line.

In this section, you will find information on becoming a patient at HSS, what to expect concerning your surgery here, our patient amenities, your rights and responsibilities as a patient, our patient support services, and patient forms. You can also read some of our patients' stories or learn more about our classes and programs.

For more inspiring stories and photos from HSS patients, see our patient testimonials. These stories highlight the exceptional work done by HSS physicians and give reassurance to others considering HSS for their care. Read stories from patients like Bill Didlake, seen here, who's restored mobility has allowed him to get back to his life.

If you'd like to learn more about HSS, please visit our About HSS section or explore our departments, services, and specialized centers.

Patient Information GuideYou can also download, view, and print out a PDF version of the comprehensive HSS patient handbook, Your Pathway to Recovery: Patient Information Guide.

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