Hospital For Special Surgery

91%

Patients that would definitely recommend
21% higher than the national average


Hospital For Special Surgery is a medical facility located in New York, NY. This hospital has been recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion procedures

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

6 ratings were better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

7 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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89%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
20% higher than the national average

91%

Would definitely recommend
21% higher than the national average

Hospital For Special Surgery

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%86%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%87%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%67%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%92%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%62%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%76%66%

Hospital For Special Surgery

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%83%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Absolutely amazing experience. The best run medical office I have ever been to. I had a total hip replacement 31 days ago and I am walking with no pain or assistance unlimited distances. Today started stretching and light workouts.

Adam Kalamchi Aug 12 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Joseph McDonald Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Cammisa

Dr. Tassler: Attentive Calm Highly Skilled Decision Making Partner Coordinator- Reba .. Wonderful !

A grateful patient - Thank You ! Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Dr. Drakos did my ACL reconstruction. He is extremely knowledgeable and understanding. I was back playing soccer in 9 months after surgery. I am 9 years post op and my knee is still in great condition.

Danielle Sheehan Aug 10 2020

Review for Dr. Drakos

Always pleasant and informative.

Cheryl Sealey Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Little if any knowledge of pre operation exercise and nutrition typical of most MD's I know. Minimal post surgery contact.

Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Buly

I month after right hip replacement and no pain, walking over 1 mile daily. Delighted with the results.

Edward Lipinsky Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Dr. Zelicof and his team of professionals were all wonderful! I had a total hip replacement and I was guided through the process by both Dr. Zelicof, his office team, the team at Montifiore, New Rochelle and the in home PT care were all amazing. Knees are next!!

Bonnie Feit Aug 09 2020

Review for Dr. Zelicof

We have been lucky enough to have had Dr. Virk as my husband's surgeon. He is extremely professional and well informed in his field. Dr. Virk amazes us every time we see him with his practical knowledge in his field. His bedside manner is second to none. Dr. Virk is a rare find.

Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Excellent at what she does. I have been to her multiple times and would not go anywhere else. Cares about her patients. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Mule-Glass

He is one of the best Dr in this hospital!!! Thanks!

Bo xu Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Holzer

Dr Fisher is my cardiologist and also serves as my internist. It is easy to schedule appointments and test result are very quick. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend

Donald Schuck Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Fisher

Dr. Waddell was so attentive and such a great listener. Even after I asked all 3,900,000 of my questions, he remained engaged and polite. By the time I left his office, I felt confident in what we discussed and the Plan of Care set forth. Great experience!

Corinthia Atwood Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Waddell

Mohammad Waheed Rana Aug 05 2020

Review for Dr. Nawabi

After many months of making excuses to have surgery, I finally made my mind up to have Dr. Zelicof perform my knee replacement surgery. His reputation preceded him. I am so happy with the results & my care has been exceptional. Joe De Rosa Aug 3, 2020

Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Zelicof

Alysia Lockhart Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

As usual my wife and my visit to Dr. Tassler went very well . No major issues. We discussed everything and the doctors answers were concise and to the point . I have been seeing Dr. Tassler for 7 years and I have never had any problems. Great doctor/

Chris A. Aug 01 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Very friendly, helpful and attentive.

J H. Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Shapiro

Vincent Vicente Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Dr Tassler is an excellent Physician. He is patient and kind, knowledgeable, and not an alarmist. I hold his opinion in high regard. He is an excellent surgeon and always calls you back! That is an excellent quality in a Doctor. Dr Tassler is great!! I would highly recommend him to all.

Maria Bruno Paraskevas Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Professional and very nice

Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Surgery went well. He listens and is friendly.

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

I had 2 hip replacements within 6 months. The second just after elective surgeries started up again after covid restrictions. Dr Khoshbin and his team are fantastic. i can walk again, pain free! Highly recommended!

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Khoshbin

L.Ryan Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Zelicof

Always makes me feel welcome to ask any questions, and provides clear responses.

Annabelle Axinn Jul 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lefkowitz

Patient and explained my condition well

Jul 26 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Judy Grehl Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Dr. Landsman was one of the best podiatrists that I have seen. He has great bedside manner, is caring, and funny. I would highly recommend.

Anonymous Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Landsman

Michael Feder Jul 23 2020

Review for Dr. Fisher

Howard Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Cody

Page Englehart Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Taylor

Jon Friedman Jul 22 2020

Review for Dr. Zelicof

Dr,Cunningham is the best doctor I have ever met,he is so nice and very skilled doctor.

Juno Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Cunningham

R Williams Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Zelicof

Dr. Carli replaced my right knee and I'm going to have him do the Left. Everything went well.

Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Carli

John H Jul 18 2020

Review for Dr. Dines

Dr Russell is incredibly caring and attentive. Very thorough - tremendous expertise. Highly recommend.

Kathleen Goss Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Russell

He has changed my life with the surgery. It’s been one year since my surgery and I got my life back because of it. It has been a blessing for me to have him as a surgeon. Please trust me and visit with him and I promise you, it will be worth it. Mr.B,

Mr. B Jul 16 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Great diagnostician. Caring compassionate bedside manner. He diagnosed my chronic hamstring strain as nerve irritation from disc in 2 minutes and got rid of pain- i had suffered for 2 years prior

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Vad

I had hip replacement surgery. # weeks later, I feel great. Dr Boettner did a great job, always took as much time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend him.

Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Deb May 13, 2020 Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

Incredible professional but equally as important a very concerned Doctor and person I thank our Lord for leading me to Dr. Albert. Thank you Dr. Albert

Bob Mellow Jul 14 2020

Review for Dr. Albert

Mike a. Jul 13 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalezdellavalle

Karen Mesberg Jul 11 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

Excellent surgeon and manner, great outcome. Would highly recommend him.

Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalezdellavalle

Amazing doctor. If you need FAI and/or Labral repair, he is the surgeon for you.

Tom M. Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Ranawat

I was very pleased with my appointment with Dr. Virk. He answered all our questions and made me feel very confident in his explanation. I have to make a very big decision, but his expertise assured me of his abilities.

Rochelle Desatnik Jul 10 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Dr Westrich has completed 3 different replacements on me. He is rofessional and proficient. All surgeries were completed without issues.

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Westrich

Very kind, caring and attentive. Excellent credentials and approach.

HJS Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Nina Helms Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

Helen Ceglia Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

He performed my hip surgery in 2011 and was an amazing doctor.

Andre Rivera Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Rodriguez

Dr. Virk is caring ,compassionate and patient. He listens to everything you have to say and is easy to talk to. He addresses all your concerns and carefully lays out a medical plan to help you with your health issue.

Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

z Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

Excellent

Jul 07 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Dr. Tassler was very kind and extremely thorough. I was very impressed, and I would recommend him highly.

Jul 05 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Karen A. Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Exellent,professional doctor.Significant improvements of life after surgery.

Svetlana N. Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Gerling

My visit with Dr. Tassler was excellent. He answered all my questions and explained my condition and options fully. He was thoughtful, attentive and sensitive to my feelings. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Laraine Fletcher Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Wolfe

Dr. Tassler saw my 5 year old son and put him at ease immediately. His care and knowledge were terrific. I'm glad we saw him! Highly recommend.

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

I've had trouble with my foot for the last 6 years but after 2 months with Dr. Landsman it feels great.

E. S. Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Landsman

Excellent experience.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalezdellavalle

Gladys Fragoso Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalezdellavalle

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Ellis

Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Lin

Miracle worker! Dr. Maynard is the only surgeon I will see. After others told me there was no hope for my knees, Dr. Maynard got me back to running races. He is the best!

Beth Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Maynard

Alan Dworkin Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Cross

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

Dr Mauskop. is a superb cardiologist with caring attitude that makes for a comforting visit. He takes time to go over every detail of exam follows up via tel results of blood work, He has an excellent professional caring staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Mauskop

Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Mauskop

Terrific expertise and a terrific outcome! if I need my other hip replaced no doubt I will do it again with Dr McLawhorn and HSS

Richard Snyder Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. McLawhorn

Sylvia Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Carli

Dr. Virk is very professional, patient and explains the conditions and procedures in a manner that the patient understands I highly recommend Dr. Virk

Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Dr. Virk is extraordinary. He never rushes you and explains everything clearly. He is kind and understanding and truly cares about his patients' pain. Surgery was a complete success. I couldn't walk before and now I can take a two-mile walk in the park.

Rhonda Silver Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Sherif Hassan Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Westrich

Donna Flynn Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Helfet

Extremely honest and professional. I highly recommend.

Louise Simpson Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

Cheryl Hafner Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

1 word responses to emails, saw her for years, minimal treatment for my autoimmune disease. Denied it was causing my pain. Literally cannot understand what all the fuss is about

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Gordon

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Dines

Richard Cowan, PT, LMT, Certified Personal Trainer Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Mule-Glass

Dr. Fisher saved our lives by diagnosing the covid 19 virus by quarantine early on. He's a great doctor, very thorough with an amazing friendly staff. We'd highly recommend the services of the good doctor.

MW - LD Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Fisher

Richard J. Rodrigues Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Su

I was given my medical services quickley and with every COVID precaution. Dr Tassler gave my health concerns stellar attention with extreme scientific/medical consideration. Perfect!!

Mel Gagliano Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Tassler

I adore Dr. Yuan! So thoughtful and caring.

Colin Burns Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Yuan

Dr. Boettner and team are amazing! I had a total hip replacement Feb 2019 - minimal pain and short 4-week recovery. My quality of life is so much better.

Laura Gregor Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Boettner

Ena Griffin May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Virk

He is awful. He performed a total hip replacement that failed. I can’t walk more than 25 yards without extreme pain. He suggests revision after he botched the surgery. Stay away!

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Gonzalezdellavalle

Beatrice A May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Cody

He performed successful foot surgery where other doctors couldn't perform about 20 years ago. Whenever I walk a lot, I know I have Dr. O'Malley to thank. Before the surgery I could barely walk to my mailbox. He's a delightful man and skilled surgeon.

Alice Garrard May 28 2020

Review for Dr. O'Malley

Rafael May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Wang

Mr. A. Papavasiliou May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Paralytic Scoliosis May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kim

Joe May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Difelice

John Rybicki May 12 2020

Review for Dr. Qureshi

Location

Hospital For Special Surgery

535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

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