Pain Management

Patient Stories and Testimonials

We encourage patients to share their story at

Featured Testimonial:

Faith Selchick, pain management

Faith Selchick, RN, Suffern, NY – pain management for CRPS
I am a 28 year old nurse who has been treated at HSS for 10 years. In 2002, I was the passenger in a motor vehicle collision and suffered trauma to my right knee, tearing both the medial and lateral meniscus. After enduring two surgeries (at another institution) in an attempt to repair and subsequently remove the tears in my knee, my pain was becoming increasingly severe. I was unable to attend school and was forced to give up running, my passion in life. more

More Testimonials

Each month we receive accolades from patients praising the excellence of our pain management physicians via Press Ganey patient satisfaction surveys. Recent survey comments include:

  • Dr. Waldman and his staff are the most professional, patient-centric, and genuinely caring medical group with whom I have ever dealt. I recommend Dr. Waldman and HSS without reservation to family, friends and colleagues.
  • Dr. Griffin is efficient, courteous, and demonstrates the utmost professionalism and care.
  • Dr. Gungor and his assistants are exceptional in every way - professionalism, friendliness and courtesy. Dr. Gungor thoroughly explained the procedure and what to expect afterwards. During the procedure, he told me every move he was making and what to expect.
  • Neither my husband nor I have ever met such a kind caring competent physician as Dr. Kramskiy. We are both over 70 years of age, had varied life experiences and were treated by multiple physicians over the years. We both agree he deserves an award!
  • Dr. Ngeow was excellent and I will have same procedure done by him again. I have total confidence in him.
  • Dr. Waldman is the best… he is friendly, makes sure you understand and looks into your eyes to make sure you are comprehending. He assuaged my fears of being in pain.
  • Dr. Wang is not only an excellent professional but a super human being as well - I have seldom trusted a physician as much as I trust him.
  • Dr. Richman's expertise is the best. I have the utmost confidence in his skills!
  • Dr. Wang is very experienced, comforting and most competent. An excellent physician!
  • What relaxed me was the sense of humor of Dr. Gungor and his experienced staff. That made a big difference to me. I thank them all.
  • Dr. Waldman was wonderful and made me feel like I was in the best of hands.
  • My doctor, Dr. Richman, is the best - I trust him a lot.
  • Dr. Ngeow is out of this world! His whole staff is unusually excellent - bravo!
  • I wish all doctors were as brilliant and as kind as Dr. Waldman - he is a gem!
  • I feel so comfortable with Dr. Gungor and the staff at HSS. I will always come back if the need arises - God bless you all for the work you do.
  • Dr. Waldman is a wonderful, caring physician - great bedside manner, thorough in explanations and responses to concerns.
  • Dr. Kramskiy is one of the finest doctors I have ever had. He is a great communicator who patiently answers all my questions and concerns while looking me right in my eyes!