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Hospital for Special Surgery doubles LI orthopedic practice

Newsday reports HSS Long Island has expanded to include an additional 18,000 square feet of new physician suites, exam rooms, a second MRI suite and a new physical therapy center at the Uniondale location.

Mark C. Drakos, MD, foot and ankle surgeon and medical director of HSS Long Island, noted the increasing need for orthopedic care on Long Island. “We absolutely felt like there was a growing population, not just of seniors but a growing athletic population, and we wanted to provide them with more convenient care closer to home,” he said.

HSS Long Island includes 32 physicians who practice both in Uniondale and the main hospital in Manhattan, with specialties in surgical and nonsurgical sports medicine, arthritis, joint replacement surgery, pain management, pediatric orthopedics, physiatry, spinal care and other treatments.

He added, “Patients who undergo surgery at the Manhattan hospital can get preoperative visits and post-operative care in Uniondale.”

HSS also intends to open a new practice near the Hamptons and North Fork, probably within the next year, noted Dr. Drakos.

Read the full article at Newsday.com. A subscription is required to access. The article also appeared in the print issue on April 27, 2022.

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