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Annette Mennella, Marco Island, FL foot surgery
For the past several years, I had been in a lot of pain and discomfort with my feet. I developed bunions early on in my 20's. Up to that point, I put up with the discomfort only to realize that it was affecting every part of my body. I am a person that works out, golfs, walks, bikes, etc. These simple tasks were beginning to become a chore. And the worst part is that I could not fit into any shoes or sneakers comfortably. I finally made a decision to look into fixing the problem through surgery. I was fortunate to get one of the best surgeons available (Dr. Andrew Elliott) and his team for the job!! The day of my surgery, Nov. 10, 2010, I was asked to arrive at HSS, register and wait my turn for the bunion correction on my left foot. The operation entailed a complex fix for my problem not just cosmetic. The staff at HSS, from the receptionist to the nurses and anesthesiologist, Dr. Elliott, and everyone who worked in the same-day surgery unit, made me feel safe and very comfortable up and until the time of surgery. I was given undivided attention even afterward. My pain was managed so efficiently, I went home that day. more

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