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Patient Testimonials

Why choose Hospital for Special Surgery for care?
Read what patients are saying about us.


Kimberly Bennett, Nutley, NJ finger tendon reconstruction surgery
Following an injury to the knuckle on my finger, I was treated by several local specialists. After months of no improvement, I decided to go to HSS and consult with Dr. Edward Athanasian. He advised that I have surgery to repair the tendon.

Dr. Athanasian was caring, compassionate and always patient, answering all my questions (and boy did I have a lot). Both Dr. Athanasian and my HSS hand therapist, Emily A., who was also wonderful, helped me to achieve better-than-expected results. Everyone in Dr A.'s office and at HSS are awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Athanasian to anyone who needs a hand specialist.

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