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Hospital for Special Surgery vs. NYU Hospital for Joint Disease

CitygirlCCitygirl Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:49 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I was going to get back surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Disease but I recently had they had a terrible infection rate and that Hospital for Special Surgery is by far the better hospital re: infection rates. Has anyone had back surgery at either place? And if so, can you recommend a doctor?

Any information would be so greatly appreciated!!


  • I did a lot of research about hospitals/surgeons in NYC - NYU is good - but HSS is THE ONE - very, very clean. I haven't had surgery, and unfortunately, HSS did not take my insurance. But definitely they would be my first choice. Weill-Cornell on 68th St is also world class. NYU is still good though - but HSS is better.

    You say you have a disc bulge? Does your MRI show specific nerves being affected? Have you had a discogram? Just curious about your condition - plus I saw you have another post asking about neuro vs ortho.

    Best of luck
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