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Josephine Moore, New Windsor, NY - spine surgery
About a year ago I was suddenly afflicted with severe back and leg pains that I immediately recognized as the same symptom of a spinal disorder I had ten years earlier for which I had very successful surgery., The physician I had at the time had since retired so I began a search for a spinal surgeon from whom I could get a diagnosis and recommendation with which I could feel comfortable. I spent an extended period of time visiting physicians in well-known medical institutions all of whom strongly opposed surgery and recommended various alternatives. Some I followed without success; others I rejected.

Having heard about excellent results with physicians at Hospital for Special Surgery, I decided to research it. After reviewing profiles of physicians in the HSS Orthopedic Department, the one I felt best suited for my needs was Dr. Bernard Rawlins. I called his office and was amazed at how pleasantly and promptly they scheduled an appointment for me. I knew from my first visit with Dr. Rawlins that I had found the physician for whom I was looking. Without noting all preliminary details, Dr. Rawlins performed spinal surgery on me and, in doing so, gave me new life. Within a few weeks, I was in excellent physical condition, free of pain and pills, and again engaged in my great passion for world travel. Whether at home or in some foreign land, I shall always remember Dr. Rawlins as "my angel with folded wings."

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