HSS Long Island


This location is open for in-person care. In addition, many of our specialists offer virtual care. For urgent ortho care call 833.477.7100.

HSS Long Island provides world-class orthopedic care in a convenient location for area residents. Located in the Omni Building right off of the Southern and Northern State Parkways (via the Meadowbrook Parkway), patients can access top orthopedic and sports medicine specialists who are available for diagnostic exams, pre- and postoperative appointments, or ongoing treatment needs. Radiology and imaging services also available onsite.

Urgent Ortho Care

HSS Long Island now provides access to immediate orthopedic care for acute injuries and severe pain. Conditions treated include bone, tendon, muscle or joint injuries that have occurred within the prior few days, possible tendon ruptures, possible broken bones, and acute severe pain in the neck or back that is causing you to have trouble moving. Call 833.477.7100 or learn more at hss.edu/urgent.

Our Specialties

Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement (ARJR)

Physicians at HSS pioneered the first modern knee replacement that was used worldwide in 1974. Today, surgeons in the ARJR Division continue to lead the field in both innovation and number of hip and knee replacement surgeries performed each year. 

Foot and Ankle

Complex, constantly impacted, rugged, yet intricately balanced, feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the body. HSS leads a multidisciplinary approach to properly diagnosis your condition and provide an effective treatment plan. 

Hand & Upper Extremity

The bones, nerves, joints, and muscles of the hands, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder are critical to nearly every activity of daily living. When injury or disease threatens their viability, overall quality of life is at risk as well. Hospital for Special Surgery’s Hand Service is world-renowned for treating children and adults suffering from all bone and soft-tissue conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

Pediatric Orthopedics

HSS treats thousands of infants, children, and adolescents each year. At HSS Long Island, we provide diagnosis and treatment of conditions like scoliosis, limb length discrepancies, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, and fractures. 

Physiatry

The physiatrists at HSS specialize in nonsurgical treatments of spinal and sports-related injuries, as well as diagnostic studies to determine whether patients have nerve or muscular disorders such as lumbar or cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other debilitating conditions.

Spine

At HSS, you have the world’s best clinical team at your side with more experience in complex spine surgery than any other hospital in the world. We are committed to researching and advancing techniques to be less invasive and produce safer and longer lasting results. 

Sports Medicine

HSS is committed to providing a broad continuum of care to the athlete from the initial consultation to any surgical or nonsurgical treatment and finally, rehabilitation. HSS Long Island sports medicine physicians focus on personalized treatments and physical therapy to get you back into the game. 

Services at this Center

Physician Office Visits

Whether it is a first-time injury or a chronic condition, HSS expert physicians and surgeons employ the most advanced techniques to establish a precise diagnosis and treatment plan. Noninvasive care such as casting and bracing are available for your recovery.

Injections

Our Special Procedures Unit (SPU) offers convenient access to pain management (or pain treatment) procedures in an ambulatory setting instead of the operating room. 

Radiology and Imaging / MRI

Our unparalleled imaging technologies and expertise means an accurate diagnosis for you.

  • All HSS MRIs use high-spatial resolution and thin-slice imaging. These state-of-the-art techniques (not always available at other healthcare providers) helps HSS make a definitive diagnosis for any orthopedic condition, with special attention paid to the health of the cartilage, labrum and other soft tissues.
  • All MRI exams are interpreted by radiologists with additional specialty training in musculoskeletal imaging. Because of this focused expertise, HSS radiologists are frequently consulted by other doctors around the world.
  • Our high-resolution MRI exams do not require invasive intra-articular gadolinium contrast.
  • Traditional MRIs can be distorted by the natural magnetism present in some metallic medical implants. To address this, in patients who already have a joint replacement or other prosthesis, HSS uses a specialized scanning platform called MAVRIC (multi-acquisition variable-resonance image combination) to obtain an accurate reading.
  • HSS has devised modified MRI pulse sequences to detect cartilage damage in its early stages. This means that you may benefit from early intervention that could postpone or eliminate the need for surgery.

Postoperative Care

Attending scheduled follow-up care after your orthopedic procedure is integral to getting back on your feet. Many of our surgeons spend time at HSS Long Island so patients can spend less time traveling and more time recovering close to home. 

Our Physicians

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John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine

John S. Blanco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
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Image - Profile photo of John S. Blanco, MDJohn S. Blanco, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Spine
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Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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Image - Profile photo of Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MSFrank A. Cordasco, MD, MS - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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Mark C. Drakos, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle

Mark C. Drakos, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle
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Image - headshot of Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD
Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement

Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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Image - Profile photo of Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MDJonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement

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