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Patient Stories

Dr. Girardi saw me on short notice while I was in tremendous, soul-wrecking pain after my herniated disc began to impact my nerve. I’m not prone to hyperbole but I went from “not great” to barely being able to function in just a few weeks. After my MRI confirmed a microdisectomy was the way to go, he moved heaven and earth to get me into the OR asap. Prior to the surgery, he gave me his cell phone(!) and said to “call him anytime, that’s what I’m here for”. It was my 3rd surgery at HSS (neither related to my spine) and I can’t imagine a finer surgical center anywhere in the world. Fast forward and the surgery was a complete success. I’m completely healed 8 weeks later. Dr Girardi was amazing on the follow up, gave me a clean bill of health and told me once again to call anytime if things got worse. He was caring, compassionate and professional. So much so that this is the first review I’ve written for anything or anyone in my life. If you need spine surgery you can’t do any better than Dr. Girardi. • Josh. F | Google

I had my lower back surgery done by Dr. Girardi. He is amazing spine specialist and he took good care of me. I would recommend Dr. Girardi to anyone who has severe back problems. • Jeet. A | Google

Dr. Federico Girardi is a top notch surgeon with compassion and great bedside manners. He is a good listener, is calm and he answers questions in detail. I was nervous about my lower lumber discectomy but he put my mind at easy. He was very receptive to my concerns and anxieties. I would highly recommend Dr. Girardi if you need spine surgery. He is the best! • Nersel M. | Google

Dr. Federico Girardi is the best spinal surgeon in the world. He truly saved my life. Thanks to Dr. Girardi I am walking today. In addition, to being a gifted surgeon, Dr. Girardi is extremely kind and a wonderful listener. I can’t say enough good things about him. I just feel very fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. • Lisa C. | Google

Not an understatement to say, he saved my mom’s life. She’s had three spinal fusions with him and each one has been a tremendous success. We saw Dr. Girardi at HSS when we were there for another doctor’s appointment on her foot, and he recognized my mom and gave her a big hug! Great bedside manner and a gifted, gifted surgeon. God Bless Dr. Girardi, we thank god for him every day. Please don’t hesitate to see him, if you feel there’s no hope. • Ryan K. | Google

If there is a miracle in the field of spine surgery it is definitely Doctor Girardi. Not even five days since the surgery and I’m already moving around pretty swiftly. Thank you, Doctor. • Norman B. | Google

The best care – smart, caring and very insightful. He is warm, funny and endearing. Awesome experience. • Debra F. | Google

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