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Lisa Lawson, New Milford, CT  partial knee replacement
In January, 2010 I visited Dr. Anil Ranawat for the first time. He took an x-ray and did an MRI of my right knee. He told me that I had bone on bone and that a new procedure using a robotic arm would help me. The procedure would be a partial knee replacement. On January 29, 2010 I entered HSS and waited for things to begin. I changed into a gown and waited in the holding area for the doctor to see me. He explained what was going to happen and then someone put a drug in my IV and all I remember was waking up in recovery to my friend standing there. I remained in HSS for the next 4 days. Everyone was wonderful. The nurses, physical therapists, aides, x-ray techs, everyone was so friendly, helpful, and nice. They really looked like they were enjoying their jobs. And they were! I have never felt like that in other hospitals. I am finally able to walk again. My last (I hope) doctor's appointment is this Thursday, June 24, 2010. I would recommend Dr. Ranawat and the HSS to anyone. They are both excellent.

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