Patients from 105 countries and all 50 states come to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and now HSS has come to New Jersey.
The New York City specialty hospital for orthopedics and rheumatology celebrated the grand opening of Hospital for Special Surgery Paramus Outpatient Center, at 140 East Ridgewood Avenue, with a ribbon-cutting on November 17.
The new 8,000 square-foot office, which took six months to complete, features eight exam rooms and two x-ray suites. Conveniently located near Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway, the office will offer medical diagnosis, pre-and post-operative care, nonsurgical injury management and other services.
“Expanding our patient-centered care and services in the New Jersey market is an important part of the hospital’s growth strategy,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. “New Jersey residents will be able to receive the same high level of care we offer in Manhattan, closer to where they live.”
The hospital’s goal is to bring more services to the New Jersey community to make access to care as convenient as possible, according to Mr. Shapiro. If surgery is needed, it will be performed at the main hospital in Manhattan.
Located on the Upper East Side, HSS already attracts a large patient population from northern New Jersey. HSS is building on its reputation to serve more N.J. patients who prefer to see doctors closer to home.
Hospital for Special Surgery is consistently ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey. Many sports enthusiasts know HSS as the official hospital for the New York Mets, the New York Giants, the Knicks and other professional teams.
The doctors affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery are highly specialized. Nine HSS physicians will be available to see patients at the Paramus Outpatient Center. Specialties include orthopedic foot and ankle, pain management, pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis, primary care (nonsurgical) sports medicine, sports medicine and shoulder surgery, and rheumatology.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to see patients in their local community,” said David Wang, MD, a primary care physician specializing in nonsurgical sports medicine at HSS. Dr. Wang, who lives in Bergen County, said he is also looking forward to community events in which he will be able to share his knowledge of sports medicine topics of interest.
“I think the biggest benefit will be the convenience factor. Patients can now get the same outstanding care they’ve been receiving in Manhattan right in their own backyard,” said Anil Ranawat, M.D, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Ranawat, who lives in Bergen County and grew up there, will now see patients in Paramus and in New York City.
The Paramus office is the hospital’s first New Jersey location. HSS also has offices on Long Island, in Queens, and in Greenwich, Connecticut.Related Articles: