• HSS patients from the last 5 years

Patient Testimonials

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James Perkowski,
Bethpage, NY hip and knee replacement
I had my right hip replaced in October of 2005 by Dr. Douglas Padgett. He did a fabulous job and I had very little pain after the surgery. I was able to rehab quickly and get back to my life pain free because of Dr. Padgett. In October of 2010 I needed to have my left knee replaced and I went right back to Dr. Padgett. Again, he did a fabulous job. All during rehab, my therapist spoke very highly of the work done at HSS and by Dr. Padgett. Whenever I talk to someone who needs to get a knee or hip replaced I give them Dr. Padgett's name and number.

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