Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC - Which DR is the Best for Anterior THR

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Diane

Hicksville, NY

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Which Dr's at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC perform the anterior hip replacement surgery? Any recommendations which DR is the best?
Barbara

Smithtown, NY

#2 Feb 6, 2011
Hi Diane, I am hoping that Dr. Edwin Su is the man to see as I am scheduled for a surgery with him.
Diane

Hicksville, NY

#3 Feb 7, 2011
Barbara wrote:
Hi Diane, I am hoping that Dr. Edwin Su is the man to see as I am scheduled for a surgery with him.
Hi Barbara, Good Luck. I met a man who had his hip resurfaced by Dr. Su and was very happy with the results. Does Dr. Su perform the anterior approach?
Violet S

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 Apr 8, 2011
How did your surgery go? any negative or positive comments appreciated as I'm considering coming to NY for this surgery.
Violet S

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Apr 8, 2011
Trying to decide whether to do anterior approach to hip surgery..any comments, pro or con would be appreciated. Thanks
DAISY

Williston, FL

#6 Apr 20, 2011
I have a Depuy implant which is keeping me in constant pain and my cobalt level is up as well and am looking to go to HSS. Does anybody have a suggestion for a Dr for a complete revision please.
Karen

San Diego, CA

#7 Aug 8, 2011
Diane wrote:
Which Dr's at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC perform the anterior hip replacement surgery? Any recommendations which DR is the best?
. I had a hip replacement by Dr.Pellicci at HSS. He is the best! Great results!
Karen

San Diego, CA

#8 Aug 8, 2011
Diane wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Barbara, Good Luck. I met a man who had his hip resurfaced by Dr. Su and was very happy with the results. Does Dr. Su perform the anterior approach?
. The resurfacing is only recommended for men. They have a thicker bone to withstand the shorter rod which is inserted. I went to Dr Su. Another drawback is that u cannot fall for 3months or the rod will snap. I had my replacement br dr. Pellicci. At Hss
Myra

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 9, 2011
If it were me, I would also like to have my hip replacement surgery done by the best in the field. However, complications sometimes are beyond the best orthopedist especially when it is brought about by the hip implants. Medical studies have shown that metal-on-metal hip implants can cause metallosis and this has been extensively discussed here http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com . The metallosis, according to the studies, is a result of the hip implant's design which allows for the flaking off of the metals from the device and into the body.
Jenny Adsitt

Anchorage, AK

#10 Dec 9, 2011
Diane wrote:
Which Dr's at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC perform the anterior hip replacement surgery? Any recommendations which DR is the best?
I had bilaterial hip revision from Resurface to THR 3 weeks ago with Dr. Su. I traveled from Alaska to NYC for surgery because I wanted the best doctor. I got the best - Dr. Su. I am extremely happy with him and results to date. I recommend Dr.Su hands down.
Jenny Adsitt

Anchorage, AK

#11 Dec 9, 2011
I had bilaterial hip revision from Resurface to THR 3 weeks ago with Dr. Su. I traveled from Alaska to NYC for surgery because I wanted the best doctor. I got the best - Dr. Su. I am extremely happy with him and results to date. I recommend Dr.Su hands down.
Jenny Adsitt

Anchorage, AK

#12 Dec 9, 2011
DAISY wrote:
I have a Depuy implant which is keeping me in constant pain and my cobalt level is up as well and am looking to go to HSS. Does anybody have a suggestion for a Dr for a complete revision please.
I had bilaterial hip revision from Resurface to THR 3 weeks ago with Dr. Su. I traveled from Alaska to NYC for surgery because I wanted the best doctor. I got the best - Dr. Su. I am extremely happy with him and results to date. I recommend Dr.Su hands down.
James Custodio

Chicago, IL

#13 Dec 16, 2011
As regards hip replacement devices, new data presented at the British Hip Society Annual Conference in March 2011 revealed a failure rate of 21% at four years, and 49% at six years for the recalled DePuy ASR XL hip device. This devices are manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a subsidiary company of Johnson&Johnson. Find a doctor who knows well about these devices. You may always ask for a second opinion if you doubt your first doctor's diagnosis and advised treatment. The website http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/updates/depuy-hip... provides a vast range of information on this.
Sue vE W

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jan 18, 2012
I had a THR 7 December 2011 by Michael Alexiades and it has been easy and painfree -- until physical therapy. The surgery was great; he's fabulous, five weeks later I had my follow up and he was disappointed I thought I still needed a cane. I recommend him, highly.
Mark

Asansol, India

#17 Jan 19, 2012
Hey Daine,

Why don't you try Medical Tourism. They are the best and the cost of the surgery is around $9000 for unilateral & $14000 for a bilateral Hip Replacement.
There is a company known as MedicYatra who act as patient advocates and does all the per surgery stuffs and co-ordinates all the needed things is a professional way.

I think you can contact them.
Gale Monk

Maplewood, NJ

#18 Jan 19, 2012
Hello Good People! My hipsters!
Scheduled for anterior replacement at HSS with Dr. Alexiades on Feb. 6! Have seen maybe 7 orthopedists between New York/ New Jersey. Been living with this pain for over 3 years. Feels like a hot poker from the fireplace is in my groin when I walk. Some days worse than others. Wonder if the excessive days can be attributed to weather changes? All genetics. One of my older brothers had double replacement 15 years ago. The two brothers closest to my age are just waiting with baited breath as to my recovery and progress. Played a high level of tennis for 15 years. Don't think that was the best sport for my right hip! Had to quit 3 years ago. Been living on advil and now celebrex for too long now. Not planning to go to rehab. Will have the PT do me at home. After reading all your posts, don't think I'm making a mistake. While I've never had surgery at 53 I am anxious. Can't imagine an incision could be nearly as painful as what I'm living with now! Any advice?
Gale Monk

Maplewood, NJ

#19 Jan 19, 2012
Sue vE W wrote:
I had a THR 7 December 2011 by Michael Alexiades and it has been easy and painfree -- until physical therapy. The surgery was great; he's fabulous, five weeks later I had my follow up and he was disappointed I thought I still needed a cane. I recommend him, highly.
Hey Sue!

I'm using the same surgeon a month later! Please give me more details about your experience. How long were you in the hospital. Did you go to rehab. Describe the pain. How was the hospital stay. Thanks Sue!
Lyka

Anonymous Proxy

#20 Jan 19, 2012
Indeed there is a need for hospitals that are properly equipped to conduct hip replacement surgery to avoid any after surgery complications. http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/recall
Eli

United States

#21 Apr 9, 2012
DAISY wrote:
I have a Depuy implant which is keeping me in constant pain and my cobalt level is up as well and am looking to go to HSS. Does anybody have a suggestion for a Dr for a complete revision please.
I had a total hip replacement from Dr Dela Valle in 2006 at HSS. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT Surgeon.

Good luck
marve

Wailuku, HI

#22 May 28, 2012
Gale Monk wrote:
Hello Good People! My hipsters!
Scheduled for anterior replacement at HSS with Dr. Alexiades on Feb. 6! Have seen maybe 7 orthopedists between New York/ New Jersey. Been living with this pain for over 3 years. Feels like a hot poker from the fireplace is in my groin when I walk. Some days worse than others. Wonder if the excessive days can be attributed to weather changes? All genetics. One of my older brothers had double replacement 15 years ago. The two brothers closest to my age are just waiting with baited breath as to my recovery and progress. Played a high level of tennis for 15 years. Don't think that was the best sport for my right hip! Had to quit 3 years ago. Been living on advil and now celebrex for too long now. Not planning to go to rehab. Will have the PT do me at home. After reading all your posts, don't think I'm making a mistake. While I've never had surgery at 53 I am anxious. Can't imagine an incision could be nearly as painful as what I'm living with now! Any advice?
how was your sergery, my mom and hip pain for about 2 years, but right now made her can not walk, doc said she needs the surgery, how do you feel about your hip after surgery with Dr. Alexiades. I'll be appreciated with feed back. thanks

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