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Moira M.McCarthy, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Patient Testimonials

I tore my meniscus in June of 2015. My MRI was non-conclusive so I underwent physical therapy locally with limited results. In December of 2015, Dr. McCarthy completed an MRI and identified the tear. I had surgery February 19th and on June 8, 2016 I hiked 9.5 miles up the South Rim of the Grand Canyon...

- Lisa Hohman

My experience at HSS and especially with Dr. McCarthy was excellent. This was my third knee surgery and she took the time to review my past medical history and go over it with me, as well as what she would do in her ACL procedure. She discussed various options and encouraged a second opinion...

- Felix Castro

Please accept my heartfelt thanks and admiration for the care you gave me at Hospital for Special Surgery.I hobbled in on crutches many months ago, fearful that my career as a firefighter was over. I am now back at work thanks to your care, compassion and professionalism...

- Jim Yearsley

I am extremely happy that Dr. McCarthy reconstructed my ACL! From the very first visit, she has been terrific. During my appointments with her before the surgery, she answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns. I felt confident in my decision to have surgery and that she....

- Tom Blaney

It was a preseason baseball game for my high school. I don’t know what happened. I swung the bat and then went down. I couldn’t walk or stand. I went to an ER and they ace bandaged my knee and told me to follow up with an Orthopedic doctor in a week...

- Nathaniel Kue

In May of 2015, I injured my knee playing for the professional ultimate frisbee team in NYC. The injury consisted of a sharp pain at the front of my knee, which limited me from doing anything more than jog around with extreme discomfort...

- Brenton Hard

The summer before my sophomore year of college, I had freak accident and tore my ACL and meniscus. I was a competitive runner, and after I received my diagnosis, Dr. McCarthy created a treatment plan that was conducive to me running again as soon as possible...

- Shannon Spencer

I am a runner. Running makes me happy! I love to run races — from 5Ks to marathons. Running is part of my daily routine — that is until I started having pain and tightness in my left knee. I tried to ignore it and run through it thinking it would go away...

- Anne Mullin

My shoulder was causing extreme pain and physical therapy was not helping. Dr. Toresdahl determined that surgery was necessary. I was very concerned because the recuperation time is very long and difficult. My husband and I travel...

- Ellen Mactas

After moving to New York City in the summer of 2015, I joined a recreational basketball league. While going after a rebound during my first game, I landed awkwardly on my right leg and immediately felt discomfort in my knee....

- Jeff Todd

My story is simple. For a number of years I had difficulties during my routine weightlifting program. More specifically, I was having difficulties lifting light weights with a sharp and direct pain in my left shoulder. In addition to that, about two years ago I started to run...

- Samuel Brooks

My experience with HSS was incredible. I had the worst injury in all of my years of being an athlete. I was devastated, depressed, and scared to death after I had a full ruptured right Achilles doing gymnastics. HSS took me right in quickly an assured me that...

- Jacqueline Boyle

I was referred to Dr. McCarthy by a pain management specialist at HSS since I could not raise my extended right arm parallel to the ground. I incorrectly thought my problems were a direct result of a neck injury I suffered. An MRI proved that I was wrong about the cause of...

- Howard Herman

I received a catastrophic knee injury while playing lacrosse for the College of Wooster. I am a defenseman and a big guy at 6’5. This was an extremely disappointing injury as it occurred mid-way through last season, my team was “on a roll” and undefeated... - John McCarthy

I came to HSS in August 2014 after having an unsuccessful surgery for Achilles and ankle pain in my hometown. I was in terrible pain, unable to walk and desperate for an answer. A dear friend who had surgery at HSS by Dr. John Kennedy said...

- Molly McCarthy

Please accept my heartfelt thanks and admiration for the care you gave me at Hospital for Special Surgery.I hobbled in on crutches many months ago, fearful that my career as a firefighter was over. I am now back at work thanks to your care, compassion and professionalism...

- Nicole Veltri

In July 2014, I had an ACL reconstruction surgery at a different hospital, which unfortunately did not have the desired results. The screw anchoring my cadaver ACL slipped out of place and rubbed against my ligament, wearing it away and eventually shredding my meniscus...

- Jim Yearsley

More than a year ago a ski accident led to a complete tear on my right ACL and I needed surgery for its reconstruction. Dr. Moira McCarthy took care of it and she truly engaged with my whole surgery process in a very professional and caring way.I have to say it was my first surgery and she took care of all...

- Maria Deidan

While spring skiing in Utah I tore my ACL and meniscus during an accident. I immediately contacted HSS and Dr. Stephen Fealy. I needed to have a full ACL replacement and my meniscus repaired. The ACL fully recovered, but unfortunately, the meniscus did not completely heal and during a weekend...

- Harry Spiegle

My name is Alec Talarico and I am currently a student athlete where I play Division 1 lacrosse. I suffered a season ending injury that occurred just a few weeks before the start of my senior high school season. I was voted team captain of my varsity lacrosse team going into my senior year and...

- Alec Talarico

I researched a lot of hospitals in the tri-state area as I had never had surgery before. Stories from people who had this surgery warned me about the pain, discomfort and long recovery cycle. Much to my surprise, I was back to biking, traveling, and able to hold my one year old grandson...

- Floyd McCoy

I grew up along the Jersey Shore enjoying water sports and anything involving motion and speed, like most kids. As I reached college in 1982 I found snowboarding, in it’s earliest days. As I got older and raised a family, living near the coast in NJ, surfing was my adrenaline of choice. Me and my friends...

- Steve Messenger

This past December, two days before Christmas, I was leaving my gym and was hit by a car while in a crosswalk. It was a devastating accident! Long story short, I sustained many injuries, which included two fractured knees and extensive ligament damage including a totally ruptured a C1...

- Lisa Ferrante