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Patient Testimonials

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Irina Appel, New York, NY — spine surgery
As a person who calls herself a “pro” when it comes to surgeries and surgeons, I have never written a letter to compliment surgeon - mostly because there was never much to be said. Some of my surgeries were satisfactory and some were not. One surgery left me in a far worse condition than I was before. It is important to specify that none of these surgeries were performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

That brings me to my latest, and hopefully last, surgery. Dr. James Farmer was recommended to me by a doctor whom I trust and who is not affiliated with HSS. A few of his own patients were operated on by Dr. Farmer and were highly satisfied with the results. Before sending me to him, my doctor specified that Dr. James Farmer is a conservative surgeon who will not operate on a patient just for the sake of it, but will only operate if he finds it absolutely necessary. more

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