Dr. Kowalsky: Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Kowalsky took EXCELLENT care of my 12 year old son who needed shoulder surgery. He is an outstanding doctor from beginning to end. (5 Star review on Healthgrades by patient’s parent from Harrison, NY.)

Dr. Sethi: Knee and Shoulder Surgeries

Dr. Sethi is an amazing doctor, and a really nice guy. He operated on my knee and my daughter’s shoulder. Both procedures had a perfect outcome!  He has a wonderful bedside manner and really cares about his patients. He explained everything and took the time to answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Sethi. (5 Star review on Healthgrades by S.B. of Rye, NY)

Dr. Sethi: Shoulder Replacement

Dr Paul Sethi is a wonderful person and a fine surgeon! His office is run efficiently and is always on time. Dr. Sethi is generous with his time and answers all the questions and concerns I have. I am very grateful to Dr. Sethi for giving me a new shoulder! I would recommend him to my friends and family! (5 Star review on Healthgrades by B.F. of New York, NY)

Dr. Miller: Shoulder Repair

I slipped and fell on the ice two years ago and tore my subscapularis tendon.  I saw four different surgeons who all said the damage was too massive to repair.  Then a friend of mine recommended his surgeon, Dr. Miller.  Dr. Miller thought he could do a series smaller repairs and during surgery, was  in fact was able to salvage some of the subscapularis tendon as well.  He was the only doctor who took the time to fully explain what he saw on my MRI and how he thought he could fix it.  I was impressed with his analysis of my injury and what he thought was possible.  There was one other doctor from a large New York City hospital who thought he could fix it, but I felt like I would just be a number at that place.  I felt like I would get personalized attention from the people at ONS and I did. Everything is healing well and for the first time in a long time I feel optimistic.  BH (Manhattan)

Dr. Miller: Shoulder Surgery

I am very, very pleased with my experience at ONS.  Everyone was terrific —  Dr. Miller, the nurses and the entire staff.  Everything was positive and went smoothly.  I had surgery two weeks ago and I’ve already recommended Dr. Miller to someone.  MR (Repair of rotator cuff and labral tears, bone spur removal).

Dr. Delos: Knee Replacement

Dr. Delos is an awesome surgeon. He performed a knee replacement for my husband. Could not have had a better surgeon. Dr. Delos also helped our daughter who was injured in Canada with a fractured hip. His approach to her was so positive, and he was extremely honest with her prognosis as long as she followed his direction. She is now doing full marathons and an Ironman. All of this was because of Dr. Delos. He is the best surgeon I have ever met. His people skills are beyond reproach as well as his office staff. (Comment from Rate MDs)

Dr. Sethi: Rotator Cuff Surgery

I had rotator cuff surgery in October 2016. Dr. Sethi was not only professional and knowledgeable, he was the most caring doctor I’ve ever met. Post surgery pain was minimal… 3 months later I am 99% better. I cannot say enough about him and his staff. (Comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Kavanagh: Total Knee Replacement

I am a 62 yo male. My minimally invasive TKR was done at Greenwich Hospital in Oct 2016. Within 10 days I had full range of motion (0 – 140), and walking w/o a walker in less than 2 weeks. Four weeks post surgery I was walking w/o a cane. Here I am at just under 4 months and my knee feels great, with only a little stiffness from sitting for long periods of time. Dr. Kavanagh is a highly competent surgeon, and his minimally invasive approach makes a huge difference with recovery time. Highly Recommended! (Comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Miller: Rotator Cuff Surgery

A fully functioning shoulder joint rotates 360 degrees. When I arrived at ONS, my range of motion was only a fraction of that. With the skilled hands and intelligent mind of Dr. Seth Miller, my significant rotator cuff tear has been successfully repaired and I can fly again! (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Kessel

Dr. Kessel is great. She takes the time to explain the procedure and overall, took sufficient time with me. Great bedside manner. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Miller: Rotator Cuff Surgery

I was in excruciating pain, waking up three times a night with a stabbing pain in my right shoulder that would not go away. I was fortunate to have Dr. Miller repair and make my shoulder better than new with a rotator cuff surgery . Best of all, I am totally pain free. My range of motion and strength are perfect. Dr. Miller is personable and is very empathetic. His surgical skills are of the highest caliber. ONS experience from pre op to full recovery was flawless. Thank You Dr. Miller. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Miller: Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Miller has performed two reverse shoulder replacements for me over a two & a half year period. Both  were extremely successful with no pain and a great range of motion. There is nothing I wish to physically do that I cannot. He is to be lauded for his competence, professionalism, warmth and superb patient skills. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Kowalsky: Knee Surgery

Thanks to Dr. Kowalsky, my knee surgery was very easy. I had no pain and the recovery time was unexpectedly quick and easy! I did not have to take any painkillers. He really knows what he’s doing! Thank you Dr. Kowalsky! (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Kowalsky: Shoulder

I was so pleased with Dr. Kowalsky‘s professionalism. He was very thorough and spoke to me in “real talk” so that I understood what was going on with my shoulder. I also liked the fact that he told me if I had any questions or problems to feel free and call the office. I called him about a medication I was taking and his nurse got right back to me. I highly recommend Dr. Kowalsky. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Kowalsky: Knee Surgery

I had a serious knee accident with 3 detached quad muscles at the age of 68. Dr. Kowalsky performed a surgical procedure to reattach them all. I’m able to ski and bike again! Recovery takes time but I’m very happy with the results. Thanks so much! (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Kavanagh: Knee Surgery

Dr. Kavanagh had a direct and logical approach to everything concerning my TKA. I was never in any doubt as to the intelligence and competence of him, his staff, and his operating team. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Delos: Shoulder and Arm

I broke my shoulder and arm and Dr. Delos was brought in to operate on me. He’s got a wonderful manner about him and he’s an excellent doctor who follows up with his patients. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Delos: Ankle Surgery

Dr. Delos is a very competent and caring surgeon, who is respectful of his patients as well as their time. He is knowledgeable and capable as well as kind. He operated on my broken ankle and I had an excellent results. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Delos: Total Knee Replacement

If it wasn’t for Dr. Delos I would not be walking without pain. I am almost 7 months out from TKR and I feel great!!! I am back to my normal routine. Dr. Delos’s bed side manner is fabulous. He is caring and listens to what you have to say. I recommend him all the time when people ask who did my surgery. (comment from Health Grades)

Dr. Clain: Ankle Surgery

I broke my ankle in Maine, and wouldn’t have anyone else do the surgery necessary to fix it, so I chose to drive all the way down with my leg in a cast. Dr. Clain is capable, competent and a great surgeon. (comment from Health Grades)

An ONS Experience

Great practice all around. Had my shoulder surgery at ONS surgical center, was extremely happy all around. Top notch staff, nurses and doctors. Thank you. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Wei: Wrist Surgery

I went to four different hand and wrist specialists for the severe pain I felt as a result of a serious car accident I’d had in August, 2015, and no one was able to help me.  Then the top hand surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian recommended Dr. David Wei at ONS.  Dr. Wei spent more time examining my hand and wrist than all four of the other doctors combined.  He was the only one who went beyond the X-rays and used MRI to diagnose that I had small fractures at the end of my ulnar bone and crushed tendons.  He was incredibly thorough and talked to me like I was a human being instead of an ailment.  He gave me such an incredible level of confidence that he could fix my problem and now, nine weeks after surgery, the pain is practically gone.  It was the best treatment I’ve ever received from a physician in my entire life.  It’s been a wonderful experience. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a referral. (JS)

A Team Effort

I was injured in my military career and for 29 years, have managed through neck and spine pain that was caused from it. It became unbearable with numbness in my fingers and inability to sleep, sit or work. I have never had nerve pain like I did and when I saw Dr. Nocek, he sent me for an X-ray then MRI to determine what was happening. While waiting for results, he sent me to physical therapy and to Dr. Heftler, a physiatrist, for an injection to help relieve the symptoms until we could determine what to do. Bottom line, I needed spine surgery. I saw ONS neurosurgeon Dr. Fiore, who got me right into surgery, repaired 3 discs, and cleaned up the problems. Immediately, and that’s no joke, immediately, I could tell I was on the mend. I’ve had chronic pain for 29 years and now, almost three months out, the constant ache and nerve pain isn’t there. I had lost feeling in part of my had and fingers which has since returned. Best part of my ONS experience was that everything is onsite and getting to the bottom of this just took a few short days. Everyone works like a team. They are specialists, unlike my experience at the VA. Meanwhile, they helped me manage the pain. I have never experienced this before and I’m very pleased with the results. If you need a neurosurgeon, specialized orthopedist, physiatrist or physical therapy, I totally recommend ONS. ( RateMD)

Dr. Vadasdi

Dr. Vadasdi was wonderful. She performed two surgeries, the first to find out what was wrong with a repair conducted by another surgeon, and a second to then fix the problem. She also thought to collect tissue samples during her first surgery, then finding that I had an infection that required 6 weeks of daily antibiotic infusion. I am now 100% healthy and back to normal routines, including yoga (at age 68!) (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Delos: Knee

I broke my knee cap in 7 pieces. Dr. Delos repaired my knee with such expertise that I have healed quicker than expected. His professionalism is excellent and I would recommend him to my family and friends. (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Delos: ACL and Meniscus

Dr. Delos is not only an exceptional doctor, but he is caring and compassionate. My daughter had a torn ACL and Meniscus and was scheduled to compete in Disney. Dr. Delos worked with her to assure she could take the mat and compete prior to her surgery. He was factual but understanding of the opportunity she had in going to Disney. I would recommend him to EVERYONE in need of his specialty. (comment from RateMD) 

Dr. Delos: Knee Replacement

Young, innovative, and on the cutting edge of his specialty. Dr. Delos replaced both my knees and I had wonderful results with minor pain, minimized by his phenomenal anesthesia formula. Best of all, the lack of external stitching (using medical glue instead) eased the healing process and left no ugly scarring. I could not ask for better results. Highly recommended by HSS and deservedly so. Thanks Dr. Delos. (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Sethi: Knee Surgery

I was fortunate to have Dr. Sethi with my two knee surgeries. I love the way he treats his patients, takes his time to explain, and makes sure you understand the problem and the options you have. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. The prospect of surgery is never pleasant, however, Dr. Sethi and his team made the experience enjoyable. Very thankful! (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Sethi

Ready for my 50+ tennis career, all thanks to Dr. Sethi. He’s amazing and gave me a high degree of confidence through the entire process. Thank you! (comment from RateMD)

Dr. Clain: Foot Surgery

Dr. Clain performed extensive surgery on both of my feet in November and December of 2014. Both operations went extremely well and have made a remarkable difference in my life. The recovery time was much less than expected and while it has taken some time to get flexibility back, I am hugely grateful for his expertise, kindness and the support of his staff. I would recommend them to anyone. He is a genius! (comment from RateMD) 

Dr. Miller: Shoulder Replacement

I recently underwent shoulder replacement surgery with Dr. Seth Miller. As a plastic surgeon, my whole career depended on successful results. Being in practice for many years, I had access to the credentials of many top surgeons. Based on my research, the referral of several other doctors, and three people I knew who had successful shoulder replacements by him, I was very confident in my choice of Dr. Miller. My surgery went smoothly. I was back to performing surgery in two months and playing golf in four months! Dr. Miller is an extremely competent and well regarded shoulder surgeon. His staff was most polite, helpful and professional. Greenwich Hospital is like a four star hotel. The ONS rehab facility was excellent, especially my therapist Tanya who was most knowledgeable, effective and friendly. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Seth Miller for shoulder surgery, especially shoulder replacement.  (RateMD)

Dr. Cantlon

Dr. Cantlon is very smart and is so nice. I would definitely go back and recommend. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

I’ve had two surgeries with ONS surgeons and I have to say they were both as good an experience as one can have when needing surgery. I have been treated with dignity and respect and that’s all I can ask for. Thank you! Great job!!! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Cunningham

This is the best medical practice I have ever experienced. Dr. Cunningham was terrific and I cannot say enough good things about him. He has a great staff and it is very much appreciated. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Sethi

I wish every doctor had the bedside manner of Dr. Paul Sethi. Thank you so much! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kavanagh

I am happy to be walking again! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Cantlon: Broken Thumb

Dr. Cantlon has been great. During our Greenwich Hospital ER visit for a pediatric broken thumb and the ONS follow-up visit, his efficiency, clarity, and bedside manner he had for me and my 11 year old was excellent! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Sethi and Dr. Miller

ONS is the best! My family and I would not go anywhere else. Dr. Sethi and Dr. Miller are top shelf. I refer everyone to go to ONS. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

I would go back for sure!!

Dr. Kessel: Back Pain

Dr. Kessel  is warm, friendly, and most importantly, she is extremely competent. My back pain is being managed in a capable and efficient manner. Thank you all. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Wei

I love ONS. They are so above average compared to other doctors and offices. I have had 5 surgeries performed by three of your surgeons. I am seeing Dr. Wei and another doctor at ONS and so far on a scale from 1-10, I have to rate a 10. This includes the whole staff which are all very pleasant and helpful. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Delos

Dr. Delos and the entire staff at ONS are and always have been so friendly and professional. I cannot say enough positive things about him and will gladly recommend him and ONS to any and every one! Thank you all so much! (D.P.)

Dr. Sethi: Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Sethi has consistently been attentive, professional, competent, timely, and just an absolute pleasure to work with. My shoulder surgery was a huge success and he supported me through every step of the process. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Hindman

Dr. Hindman is a very kind and compassionate physician. I like that he goes the extra mile to help you return to your optimal health. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

I have been very pleased with my (multiple) experiences both for myself and my children at ONS throughout the years. I can honestly say that after I fully recover from my most recent knee surgery, I will be more orthopedically healthy at 49 than I was at 40. I am very appreciative of my doctors, the physical therapy staff, and the friendly office staff. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Heftler and Dr. Sethi

My experience with the entire ONS practice is nothing short of exceptional. The doctors are beyond caring and are professional and respectful of my time which is almost unheard of these days. I recommend your facility for both Dr. Heftler and Dr. Sethi to anyone wanting fantastic quality and care. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Vadasdi: Shoulder Surgery

My experience was fantastic! Dr. Vadasdi was incredible. She did a great job on my shoulder. I strongly recommend that anyone who is facing shoulder surgery to use Dr. Vadasdi.

Dr. Kowalsky

Thanks to Dr. Kowalsky my surgery went extremely well. I am mystified at how I am recovering faster than I had expected. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

My ONS experience was excellent. From pre-op through post-op and on they have thought out all the details that make the knee replacement (what I had) almost a breeze. I found the medical team to be truthful, compassionate, have a good sense of humor, and were actually able to admit when they did not know the answer to a question! I highly recommend ONS. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

I love ONS! The entire process from booking to the actual visit is soooo efficient. There is very little waiting time as well as friendly and personable staff. Even having to fill out a prescription is an efficient and quick process. I love the fact that when you call the phones are answered by actual people and not picked up by a machine. There is no phone tag. Congratulations on doing such a great job. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Sethi: Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Sethi was amazing and caring. He listened to all of my concerns and fears. He spent time talking with me and had a wonderful bedside manner with my daughter. I would recommend Dr. Sethi to anyone because not only is he great, but the staff is exceptional as well. I truly appreciate everything that was done for my daughter in the office and at the time of surgery. When  I called after the surgery my call was returned immediately. Thank you all for taking such good care of my daughter. It means the world to me that she was in such good hands. All the best to all of you. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Ennis: Hip Replacement

Dr. Ennis and his staff always take good care of me and I have recommended him to several people and all of them have also used him for their hip replacements. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Vadasdi

I have had shoulder surgery before and Dr. Vadasdi is the best and so is the ONS staff! (Patient Review)

Dr. Wei

Dr. Wei was very professional. He took the time to explain in detail everything to my son. He spoke to him like an adult and not a child. He was knowledgeable which was extremely comforting to my husband and I. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Cantlon

My treatment with Dr. Cantlon was timely and accurate. A great experience overall. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

Each and every person I have had contact with is very accommodating to my needs and friendly! (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

I would never even consider any other group. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Cunningham: Shoulder and Knee

Dr. Cunningham has been my doctor for many years and has done a successful meniscus repair 6-7 years ago. More recently he helped me with a stiff shoulder 3 years ago, (advising excellent stretching exercises that worked) and has been very helpful with my knee and ankle problem. On my latest visit he was very effective in assessing the problem with my knee by recommending and administering a cortisone shot (which had excellent results) and laying out a plan for the next six months so I can return to golf. As I age he is an important medical partner. (F.B.)

An ONS Experience

My experiences with ONS have always been exemplary. From check-in and payment to making MRI appointments ONS has never let me down. The fact that it is all in-house makes it so easy to be a patient. Thank you. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Vadasdi

I find Dr. Vadasdi to be a genius and compassionate doctor. Her care of me as her patient was outstanding! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Ennis

Dr. Ennis was great! He was caring and professional! I would definitely recommend Dr. Ennis to my friends and family. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kavanagh

A note of thank you to Dr. Kavanagh and all of the staff of ONS. Truly very professional with personality and care for the patients. Thank you for all of your kindness! (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

Everyone I encountered has been kind, caring, and patient. I found the whole process to be well organized with attention to every detail. I was well informed and well prepared mentally and emotionally which I am certain has made my recovery that much easier. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Ennis: Knee Replacement

I travel down from the Hartford area just to see Dr. Ennis. I have had two knee replacements with follow-up appointments after each surgery. I think that says it all! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kowalsky

Dr. Kowalsky took the time to hear me explain the progression of my symptoms. He gave me a thorough exam, asked all of the right questions and gave a very logical diagnosis and treatment plan. I am very pleased. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Hindman

Loved the in-practice availability. Dr. Hindman was able to schedule an MRI on an early Sunday morning very quickly with no hesitation which worked out perfectly for me. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kowalsky

Dr. Kowalsky and his staff were very accommodating and professional. (Patient Review)

Dr. Vitale

Dr. Vitale was professional and explained everything very clearly. I was impressed with him as well as the entire process. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Miller

My continued thank you to Dr. Miller for the excellent work he performed on me. I will be eternally grateful. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Clain

Dr. Clain is a true gem at ONS. He is an excellent surgeon, listens with true care for his patients, and will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and respond to your concerns. He is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

ONS is awesome! From the diagnosis and surgery to the post-op and physical therapy I couldn’t be more pleased with all aspects of their service. I would highly recommend ONS. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Ennis: Hip Replacement

Dr. Ennis is a great doctor! I have a 3 year experience, first in consultation regarding my need for a hip replacement and the surgical follow-up. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my surgical outcome, and Dr. Ennis’s patient and compassionate approach to patient care. I have recommended him to many others who are looking at the procedure I had. Now that I am in need of a second hip replacement, I wouldn’t place my care into anyone else’s hands. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Ennis

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Ennis and his knowledge of my rare condition and the time he took to fully explain my issues. (Patient Survey)

An ONS Experience

As always, ONS has again proven to be outstanding! (Patient Review)

Dr. Cunningham

ONS has some of the best physicians and Dr. Cunningham is one of the best! (Patient Review)

Dr. Clain: Foot

I am very grateful to have had Dr. Clain fix the toes on my foot. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kowalsky

Dr. Kowalsky is one of the best and most caring physicians you’ll ever find. It is a blessing to be his patient. Thank you! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kowalsky

As always, I was beyond happy with my ONS experience. My expectations for the treatment of my son were exceeded. This was our first time meeting Dr. Kowalsky and he was absolutely great! We were so well taken care of. Thank you! (Patient Survey)

Dr. Delos

Dr. Delos has been an excellent physician throughout. I always felt like we were in this together. (Patient Survey)

Dr. Kowalsky

Dr. Kowalsky:  It’s almost a year since I met you in Greenwich Hospital. I want to thank you for the wonderful care and kind bedside manner you showed me over the past year.  I’m so grateful you were the doctor on call that day. I don’t know how I would have gotten this far without your gentle manner.. I have the utmost respect for you.  Sincerely, S.M.

Dr. Kowalsky: Knee Injury

Dr. Kowalsky was kind and understanding of my desire to “get back” to rowing and dance. He took time to ask questions to understand my commitments to my teams and how important my attendance was at upcoming events. I appreciated his empathy and straight-forward options. He was a nice person too. – (Patient satisfaction survey)

Dr. Delos: Knee Replacement

When my arthritis got so bad that I couldn’t walk, I knew I needed to have my right knee replaced. I went to ONS because my daughter had been treated by Dr. Camel and Dr. Sahler, and I was very impressed by how supportive and caring they were. As soon as I met Dr. Delos,  I had every confidence that I was in good hands. He has a great bedside manner, he’s honest and straightforward. He took the time to answer every question my husband and I had about the procedure. Two months after my surgery, I was able to take a trip to Cancun and walk around the Mayan ruins and the only thing that bothered me was the heat.  I’m going to Disney World next month, and I can’t thank Dr. Delos for making it all possible. I recommend ONS to everyone.  (S.S.)

Dr. Delos: ACL Repair

In July  of 2014, Dr. Delos performed ACL surgery on my daughter.  Brooke is doing great!  In fact, since surgery Brooke has returned to playing volleyball & basketball.  She played Varsity Volleyball from Stamford HS where she was a setter.  She also played Varsity Basketball where she was the starting point guard.  Both teams had a great year, but the girls basketball team had a historical year. The Stamford Knights won the FCIAC Title (District title) and the CIAC Title (State Championship.)  Thanks to Dr. Delos, Brooke was a huge part of the team’s success. (C.K.)

Dr. Wei

Dr. Wei was very patient and professional with my six year old daughter. She was very comfortable with him. (Patient Survery)

Dr. Ennis: Hip Replacement

Dr. Ennis: I am totally ecstatic with all aspects of treatment. The results of my total hip replacement surgery have been extraordinary in both length of time to being able to walk without pain and without cane, crutches or walker. Dr. Ennis is a magician. I have gone out on the golf course and its only been five weeks since the operation.  (Comment from patient satisfaction survey)

 

Dr. Miller: Rotator Cuff Repair

Dr. Miller is phenomenal. He is knowledgeable and thorough. He properly set my expectations and was patient with me as I asked a multitude of questions. The staff does a phenomenal job of scheduling appointments. I was always taken into the exam room early or on time.  I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my rotator cuff repair! The care I was received was first rate!!!! Thank you Dr. Miller for fixing my broken wing! – (D.M.)

Dr. Delos: Broken Shoulder

I came home from my vacation in the Dominican Republic with two broken shoulders. Dr. Delos was absolutely amazing. He has a kind and caring bedside manner and when he told me I needed surgery on my left shoulder, I never had a thought to go anywhere else. I highly recommend him. (J.R.)

Dr. Miller: Shoulder Joint Replacement

Dr. Miller – I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. In June of 2010, you gave me a full left shoulder joint replacement.  Prior to surgery, my severely arthritic shoulder was painful 24 hours a day.  I had a very hard time sleeping or doing anything with my left arm.  After the replacement and a reasonable recovery period, the new shoulder was pain free and fully functional, quickly getting to the point where I could do anything I would normally contemplate without giving it a second thought. Today, five years after the fact, I realize that your work was life-altering for me.  On a regular basis I think about what life over these past years would have been had I not found my way to your door. I’m sure you have 100s of patients that feel exactly the same way. If I were you, I’d feel pretty good about what I’d accomplished in life! Thanks again. (CH)

Dr. Delos

Dr. Delos was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He diagnosed my son’s Lyme disease almost immediately and this was confirmed by testing. (Anonymous)

Dr. Vitale: Wrist

Dr. Vitale– I wanted to tell you that it has been 10 months since my surgery, and it is great! I had a  major accomplishment last weekend when I won my USTA match with the team that I joined; I am the oldest guy by almost 20 years and am more than holding my own, that was the reason we did the surgery in the first place! So thank you so much for helping me continue my love of the game. (PT)

 

Dr. Miller: Elbow

L.S. of Greenwich is an athletic 51-year-old mother of two, who has enjoyed sailing, skiing, golf and other sports over the course of her life. Two years ago she developed painful tendinitis in her left elbow. Her elbow became so painful that even picking up a glass of water was excruciating. The following June, Dr. Seth Miller gave her a cortisone injection into the joint which brought her initial relief. Unfortunately, the benefit wore off after about eight weeks. When she returned to Dr. Miller, he suggested she try a new treatment option called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Although not FDA approved, the treatment is increasingly being used by orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists to treat soft tissue problems such as tennis elbow, hamstring strains, MCL strains and patellar tendonitis. At ONS, PRP is administered by physiatrist Dr. Jeffery Heftler, who explained the procedure, “First, 10 milliliters of blood was drawn from Lynn’s arm and then spun in a centrifuge for five minutes. This separates out the platelets from the rest of the blood. Then two to four milliliters of the separated blood is drawn out and injected it back into the injury site.” The theory behind the treatment is the platelets release growth factors which stimulate a healing response. Unlike a steroid injection, it can take up to six weeks to notice the full benefit of the injection. However, PRP seems to be effective in cases where steroids have failed. L.S. was instructed not to use her arm for anything strenuous for two weeks but by the third week, she could tell it was feeling better. She started physical therapy to help get back the strength in her arm and by three months she was entirely pain free. L.S. says, “I am a big fan of PRP. I am now free of pain and back to doing all my normal activities.”

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