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Dr. Sylvia Hesse, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

**COMMERCIAL INSURANCES ARE ACCEPTED ON AN OUT-OF-NETWORK BASIS** Dr. Hesse strongly believes in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to providing medical care to her patients. She provides comprehensive evaluations and treatments for acute and chronic spinal conditions, sports injuries in juveniles and adults, degenerative and inflammatory joint conditions, in addition to general musculoskeletal disorders for adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients. She finds that both better and more lasting positive outcomes to care can be obtained by mindfully considering each patient’s unique functional and psychosocial requirements when outlining their treatment plans. As an Orthopedic Surgeon, however, Dr. Hesse recognizes when a patient’s condition requires surgical management, and will facilitate the appropriate surgical consultations as indicated. Dr. Hesse also works with internists, alternative therapy practitioners, and psychologists to assist her patients in achieving optimal wellness. Dr. Hesse is privileged to endorse Salonpas®, topical OTC analgesic and anti-inflammatory products.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Creighton University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego (Bachelor’s)
  • John Peter Smith Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, Portland, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1467408823

Office locations

Sylvia Hesse MD

150 W 36th St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10018

Patient reviews
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Same as always. No one better to go to.
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She is incredible Spent almost 2 hours with her She booked appts for 2 doctors for me Very professional and knowledgeable
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There is no one better than this lady to consult with what ails you. She is concerned, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. The best doctor I have visited in years.
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Her knowledge, professionalism and sensitivity are exceptional.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Hesse and it definitely won't be my last . Am so happy that I found her on Zocdoc. I came into her office , in lots of pain and due to her in officemedical treatment I left feeling so much better than when I arrived. I almost can't believe how much time she spent examining me. She was so thorough and explained everything . She is amazing !
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My first visit was probably the most in depth I have experienced. Dr Hesse expressed a sincere no nonsense concern with my well being, that is my knee. We spent as long as was necessary and I expect that the end result will be successful
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She was very thorough and spent a lot of time with me.
Less than 6 months ago
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She is incredible Extremely knowledgeable Listens to all my concerns Gives fantastic recommendations and advice I have never met a dr that spends so much time with a patient and does not rush you out
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Dr Hesse is incredible: thourough, consummate professional yet made me comfortable, took time, open to questions and extremely knowledgeable, approach is patient-centered andd holistic - I can’t wait to recommend her to those dear to me, she,s a gem,
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Hesse's examination is always extremely thoughtful and thorough. Her questions are all very specific and she takes the time necessary to address your problems. Her recommendations have all been very helpful. She seems to know the best physical therapists in NYC. Her referrals have been very helpful.
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This doctor combines care, compassion, knowledge and professionalism in one package. The best there is!
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She is thorough and caring and careful. She has been my doctor for 10 years. I recommend her highly.
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she takes her time and explains everything so that you understand it. she is very considerate and very patient with the elderly
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Dr. Hesse was by far and away the best Orthopedist I have ever seen. She questioned thoroughly, examined me completely and thought about my problem. She then took the time to illustrate various exercises. The contrast between her and the perfunctoryand disinterested evaluations that I have had from other Orthopedists is extraordinary. Well worth the initial delay
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Thorough, unrushed and careful. Took the time to explain the problem and it’s treatment.
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Dr. Hesse actually spends time with you - thorough exam, asks a lot of questions, and tests assumptions.
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Every visit has been a great experience. I leave very confident that she has helped me from every prospective of my compound orthopedic problem.
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She did a thorough check-up with me to find out what is wrong and suggested a range of measures to get me back to speed. She is very thorough and gives you her full attention for a considerable amount of time.
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As per my previous visits, professional service in a caring and compassionate manner. Not rushed, and results better than expected. No one does a better job or is nicer about doing it.
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Outstanding, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Goes way beyond the what's needed, gives generously of time and attention.
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Dr. Hesse is Incredibly patient, knowledgeable, empathic and thorough. Every quality any patient would want from his or her doctor.
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Very personable and knowledgeable doctor. Very thorough in examination and with recommendations. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Hesse is an usually responsive and thorough doctor. Highly recommended
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The best Doc in NYC who really cares about her patients. Don't see anyone else!
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Dr. Hesse is a really careful and helpful doctor.
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She is very professional with a warm "bedside" manner.
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Dr Hesse took a detailed history, performed a comprehensive examination and made specific treatment recommendations, all in an unhurried and highly professional manner.
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Dr. Hesse is knowledgeable, thorough, expert in her understanding of how the body works, a good balance of flexible and solid, and sincere in her desire to help the patient through their problem. She's an exemplary orthopedic doctor.
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Dr. Hesse is excellent. Very thorough excellent DiagnosticIan. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Dr Hesse is kind, patient, and extremely thorough.
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Dr Hesse is a very professional, very thoughtful, very kind, very experienced and very effective practitioner who has helped me reclaim my body when I thought it was a lost cause.
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The doctor is Informed, patient, responsive, thorough, solution oriented and very organized. I like how she communicates all the information in a text message. I'll refer friends and family to her.
More than 1 year ago
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Efficient, friendly, precise in application of her expertise, demonstrates a personal concern for her patients.
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Excellent as usual..bonnie k
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Dr.Hesse is a very sharp diagnostician, well organized, a good listener and talented hands on doctor. I cannot recommend her more highly.
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As with my knee problems, Dr. Hesse was thorough and communicative. We dealt very well with my knees - now we tackle a shoulder, starting with physiotherapy.
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Dr. Hesse is an excellent orthopedist. She is very knowledgeable and always prescribes a regimen that works.
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Dr. Hesse has a friendly demeanor and was very thorough in her diagnosis of my medical problems.
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Dr. Hesse was very attentive! She took her time to diagnose and then to thoroughly explain and prescribe mediation and treatment.
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Always a pleasure to have an appointment with Dr. Hesse. She is the BEST in every sense.
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The most caring,concerned and knowledgeable doctor in her field. A joy to be her patient.
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A doctor who really cares about all aspects of her patient's well being and eager to work with patients to improve their quality of life.
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i like the conservative approach dr. hesse tries for my pain and mobility issues.
More than 1 year ago
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Best orthopedist I've ever seen. Very thoughtful diagnostician and spends a lot of time with patients as well as actually following up. I've had back and neck pain for many years and, after seeing many doctors and practitioners, Dr. Hesse wasthe only one who offered a treatment that provided a significant reduction in pain. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hesse is great. She is thorough, spends ample time examining, discussing and advising. I went to her in the hopes of avoiding surgery for a torn meniscus and femur fracture. After almost 2 months, I am happy to say thatwith her help which included prescribing a brace, exercises, icing and physical therapy, no surgery is required. Enough said!
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During my first visit after injuring my knee, Dr. Hesse was very thorough in her exam and explained everything well, then followed up with an email to review instructions for exercising and follow-up. I'm very impressed and pleased.
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Dr. Hesse is professional, compassionate, a good listener, a clear communicator, and gives excellent and complete assessments, advice, and recommendations for treatment.
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She was very thorough and professional. I though her insight and diagnosis was practical and made sense to me.
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Dr. Hesse is patient, thorough, empathic and very centered. A truly professional resource.
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Liked her a lot and felt very comfortable.
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