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New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:29:29 PM »
Hi Cate

Here is a list of the most used NY doctors by people on the large http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/surfacehippy/. That is where I have gotten much of my information.  There are 6000 members and about 100 emails a day.

Of these NY doctors, Dr. Su is the most experienced and most used. Here are a handful of Dr. Su Surface Hippy Stories here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/hipstories.php



Dr. Michael Clarke - BHR trained 2006
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
5719 Widewaters Parkway
Syracuse, NY 13214
Phone: 315-251-3100  Fax: 615-449-9923
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

Dr. Brian McGrath
Buffalo General Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-859-1531 Voice
716-859-2541 Fax
Hospital Website

Dr. Matthew Phillips
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone (716) 204-3280
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Dr. Hubert F. Riegler - BHR trained 2006
125 Lattimore Road, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 473-1033
Fax: (585) 473-8605
Website: Lattimore Orthopedics

Dr. Edwin Su
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
7th Floor, Room 704 West
New York, NY 10021
212-606-1128
877-606-1555 (toll-free)
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I hope that gets you started to find an experienced surgeon doing hip resurfacing.

Pat
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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 12:14:23 PM »
I noticed that a NYC surgoen, Dr. Boettner is NOT listed on your site anymore and was wondering why he was removed from only one week ago?
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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 12:47:19 PM »
Hi

I have only wanted to list doctors that are experienced.  So I decided to use 50 hip resurfacings as a benchmark.  I really want to use 100, but there are so many newer doctors that I settled on 50 now.  At some time in the future, I will switch to 100 as a benchmark.

I settled on that amount of experienced from reading all the medical studies about the steep learning curve, reading many stories about people having problems after surgery with the newer doctors and using my personal doctor's recommendation ( De Smet who has done over 3000) who says a person should choose a doctor that has done at least 100 hip resurfacings.


If a doctor has not done 50 hip resurfacings, I am no longer listing them.  I also removed any doctors that I did not have stats for.  There are a couple exceptions because the doctors have written articles and provided videos to me.  But there are only a couple exceptions.

Doctors often write to me and if they are not experienced in hip resurfacing, I don't list them.  I wait until they become more experienced.  Patients also write to me and give me information about doctors and I do use that too.

I am trying to keep the list as a honest and useful list of experienced hip resurfacing surgeons.  I know many people love their newer doctors and as the become more experineced I will list them.

I know of doctors that have had a femur neck fractures after doing more than 100 and some that have done several hundreds that have had many problems.  So I try to watch who I put on the list.  It doesn't mean the doctor is not good, I just prefer listing experienced surgeons that I know are not having problems.  All the really experienced doctors went thru the same learning stage too and they had a few femur neck fractures and some loose acetabulum cups, etc along the way.  So it is not unusual to have some problems early in the learning curve. Therefore, the best way not to be one of the failure statistics as a patient is to use a doctor with a lot of experience.   

Every doctor has to get experience and will have lots of patients whether I list them or not - the website is not that powerful yet! 

If you know of experienced surgeons, send me a note.  I will write to them to get all their statistics if they are willing to share them.

Pat

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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 08:30:25 PM »
Pat,

I have a appointment to consult with Dr. Mont this week.  However, I when I called Dr. Su's office the first appointment I could get was in Sept, which means that surgery wouldn't be until Nov. or Dec.  Assuming the meeting with Dr. Mont goes well is it worth waiting to meet with Dr. Su?  Is there any way you are aware of to get an appointment with Dr. Su any sooner?

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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 08:36:51 PM »
Call and tell them you want to be slotted in for any cancellations.  I highly recommend Dr. Su, also his hospital has the lowest infection rate of any US hospital, that says a lot to me too with the current epidemic of infections in so many hospitals.  Or tell them that you want a tentative surgery date now along with your appointment with Dr. Su?

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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 08:45:09 PM »
Hi

You have to feel comfortable with your decision to have surgery with your doctor.  If you feel you need to talk with several surgeons, do so.  If you meet Dr. Mont and are convinced - go with it.

Dr. Mont normally uses the Wright C+ with the anterior approach and has done over 1600 resurfacings.

Dr. Su uses the BHR with the posterior approach and has done over 700 resurfacings.

It really has to be your decision and what you feel good about.

Both doctors are excellent.  You could see if Dr. Su has any cancellations as Vicky said.  I think if you need more input, just be honest with Dr. Mont.  I am sure he will understand.

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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 12:47:48 AM »
Yup - Big Dr. Su fan here!!!Did my resurfacing and was great!!

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Re: New York City Hip Resurfacing Doctors
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 01:45:34 AM »
Hi Pat,

Update information in case you didn't know, Dr. Su has moved his his office to the Hip Center at HSS. Same phone number. Also I'm pretty sure he's done more than 1300 surgeries though I don't know what his number is now.
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