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Our Patients Stories

Patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital experience an unparalleled level of care. Our team provides personalized attention, compassion, and support, as well as connections to resources to get better. We attend to family and caregiver needs, too, so patients can focus on taking care of themselves.

Solomiya Dezhnyuk

Solomiya Dezhnyuk

Treated for Scoliosis

“I was walking on my own with no walker after six months. I grew a few inches, and I feel so much better, this was an awesome experience,” Solomiya says. “I'm thankful to everyone at NewYork-Presbyterian for their love and support.”
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Gary Leff

Gary Leff

Treated for Back Pain

“I feel secure when I'm with [Dr. Smith] and I've never had to wait long," noted Gary. "He even calls to see how I'm feeling, despite his busy patient load.”
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John Sarcona

John Sarcona

Treated for Scoliosis and Kyphosis

“Dr. Lenke saved my son’s life,” says John’s mother, Joanne. There are not enough words to describe how blessed I feel that we found him. We found the miracle that John and I were looking for.”
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Bridget Pasapane

Bridget Pasapane

Treated for Degenerative Discs

“My other doctor told me if I went to [NewYork-Presbyterian], I’d just be a number. I wouldn’t get any personal attention. But I didn’t feel like I was a number. I feel like the team is family.”
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Gary Layton

Gary Layton

Treated for Spinal Stenosis and Scoliosis

“When the first neurosurgeon referred me to Dr. Angevine, he said specifically that Dr. Angevine handled the age group from 64 to 84, which a lot of doctors were not willing to touch.”
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