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Patient Testimonials

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Emma D. Dryden, New York, NY back and neck surgery
My experience with the surgeon, Dr. Charles Goodwin, and staff of HSS was exceptional. In November 2010, I underwent a lower back disk fusion followed six weeks later, in December 2010, by a neck disk fusion. After nearly a year of hard-to-manage pain caused particularly by the lower back disk problem, the surgery relieved the pain and within four months of the surgeries, I was back to jogging in Central Park. The experience at HSS itself was phenomenal - from the folks who did the pre-surgical exams to the nurses and physical therapists, the overall care was constantly thoughtful, careful, and precise. I was made to feel like a participant in my own care, my domestic partner was treated with respect and included in every aspect of my treatment and care, and I was consistently impressed by HSS's dedication to being sure of their information (repeatedly asking my name and birth date) and managing my pain and comfort level. Since my experiences at HSS, I have recommended the hospital to at least ten of my friends and colleagues who have need of orthopedic assessment and surgery. I cannot recommend HSS highly enough and have my own excellent experiences and results to speak for themselves!

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