Your Healthcare, Your Choice

Making informed decisions about your healthcare can make all the difference in the quality of care and outcomes you receive. There are several factors you should consider to make the best healthcare choices for your individual needs. Before you decide where to receive care, empower yourself by becoming familiar with the data available. Studies show that people who are actively engaged in their healthcare decisions have more successful results.

We want you to consider choosing Hospital for Special Surgery for your musculoskeletal care, based on the facts, and get you back to doing what you need and love to do.

Seek out the highest quality providers

Empower yourself by learning about the outcomes you can expect from a hospital. Arm yourself with publically available quality data on a variety of key indicators that compare hospitals. All hospitals are not equal, so choose the best.

If you are in need of a procedure or surgery, there are several factors you should carefully consider.

  • Experience
    The more often you do something, the more expert you become. Our surgeons are super-specialized – true experts in their fields. In fact, no hospital in the world performs more joint replacement surgeries than we do. Surgeries rare at other hospitals are routine here. Not only are our physicians specialized, so is the entire team–from radiologists and nurses to anesthesiologists and physical therapists.
  • Low infection
    The chance of getting an infection is very real, and unfortunately, hospital-acquired infections cause numerous deaths each year. Because an infection can have such a devastating outcome, we take infection control extremely seriously. We are proud of the recognition we have received for our low infection rates.
  • Patient recommendations
    Our #1 ranking as the Best Hospital for Orthopedics in the nation by U.S. News & World Report speaks to the fact that peers across the nation recommend HSS for their complex cases. Not only do specialists send us their patients, but our patients say wonderful things to friends and family about the care they received. We’re grateful for their testimonials. Scoring in the 99th percentile for “likelihood to recommend” is the best praise a hospital can receive.
  • Getting treated right the first time
    Avoid a repeat visit. There are not many things more frustrating than making the difficult decision to have surgery only to receive less than stellar results. Others suffer from getting the wrong diagnosis. Our physicians make things right for many patients that find their way to us. Patients travel to HSS from around the world to receive the best care possible.

Seek out true value

How do you place a value on your ability to move and live your life? That will be a pressing question as healthcare reform changes the way that care is paid for and provided. Value is not just the price you pay. Instead, we believe that value is the time you have with your family and free of pain. HSS creates excellent value with our unsurpassed outcomes. Your ability to live the fullest life possible is our primary concern.

Understand your benefits and make an appointment

You may not be aware that HSS accepts most major insurance plans, as do physicians within each specialty. If you have questions about your health care coverage and benefits, call and discuss them with our Insurance Advisory Service.

If a physician does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you still may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact the individual physician's office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.

You have access to outstanding doctors and nurses at HSS, and we will work with you to ensure that you’re put in the right hands.  Contact our Physician Referral Service today at 877.606.1555. The call will be one of the most important you’ll ever make.

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