Dr. Roger Widmann Dr. Roger Widmann, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, has served as the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery since 2004. During his many years in practice, Dr. Widmann has focused primarily on both surgical and non-surgical treatments for children’s spinal irregularities, certain orthopedic birth defects, as well as orthopedic limb deformities.
NEW YORK, New York 10605 New York
Orthopedic Surgeon
Words cannot express how impressed my family is with this incredible doctor. My 12 yr old daughter had spinal fusion T2-L3. Dr. Widmann did an exceptional job from start to finish. My daughter had seen two other surgeons prior to him. She was brought to tears by how he treated her with such respect and dignity. He was the first doctor who actually spoke directly to her. Shook her hand and asked her if she had anymore questions. Explained everything and without any pressure. Results are amazing!. Dr. Widmann performed scoliosis correction surgery on my 13 year old daughter. Dr. Widmann and his team made us feel completely at ease despite the circumstances. The surgery was a huge success - we are 7 months post surgery and have had no issues at all. Our daughter is a competitive soccer player and she was back on the pitch exactly when Dr. Widmann said she would be. Everyone is amazed by how quickly and how well she recovered. Could not have asked for a better experience or outcome! My 13 Year old Daughter had surgery done by Doctor Widmann @ the hospital for Special surgery. The surgery was completed at about 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Friday at 11:00 A.M. She walked out of the hospital, Well by Law the hospital was required to wheel her down to the car but she easily could have walked. She left with very little pain. It has now just been 2 weeks and she is very active, too active in my opinion but regardless recovery has been the exact opposite as I had expected. The Hospital for special surgery was amazing, in every aspect from the janitors right up to the head Doctor. Nursing staff, Therapists, food service, every employee of the hospital were the most respectful, caring and amazing people I have ever met. Even the food was great, healthy, well put together meals, as I also ate every meal of the day there also. I would recommend 100% Dr. Roger Widmann & The Hospital for special surgery My daughter was recently operated on by Dr. Widmann for severe scoliosis. Dr. Widmann provided us with all the info we needed to make the best decision for our daughter. We felt extremely comfortable having him do the surgery and her results have been nothing short of amazing. I would highly, highly recommend Dr. Widmann.
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The Relentless Focus of Hospital for Special Surgery

In the ‘Best Hospitals’ edition of U.S. News & World Report, staff writer Michael Morella features six Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) patients and their physicians to emphasize the quality of care – from complex surgeries to everyday procedures – provided at the hospital. During a week-long visit, Michael interviewed the following patients and their physicians:

Lea Medina, a patient of Roger F. Widmann, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, came to the hospital for a selective thoracic fusion to correct scoliosis in her spine.

Alex Douglass, a Pennsylvania State Trooper, received care from David S. Wellman, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at HSS; David J. Mayman, MD, a hip and knee surgeon at HSS; and Joseph H. Feinberg, MD, a physiatrist at HSS, after sustaining a hip and pelvic injury from a gunshot.

Jessica Markus is a patient of Joseph A. Markenson, MD, a rheumatologist at HSS. Dr. Markenson introduced a new treatment regimen to Jessica, which helped get her lupus symptoms under control.

Stephon Gilmore, a cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, receives care from Frank A. Cordasco, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at HSS, for a shoulder fracture and dislocation that occurred during a game against the Houston Texans.

Susan Perry, who was born with congenital hip dysplasia, is a patient of Seth A. Jerabek, MD, a hip and knee surgeon at HSS, and Austin T. Fragomen, MD, a limb lengthening surgeon at HSS. Susan underwent a hip replacement with Dr. Jerabek and is now considering different limb lengthening procedures with Dr. Fragomen.

Heather Miller, a patient of Riley J. Williams, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at HSS, receives care from Snehal Patel, PT, a clinical supervisor at HSS Sports Rehab, while recovering from knee surgery following an ACL tear.

To read the entire feature, visit USNews.com.

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