2 months ago
This past week Dr. Sein performed a procedure. He is not only thoroughly knowledgeable about his area of expertise, he also has a warm and respectful "bedside manner," making the procedure easier to undergo and actually a positive experience. Dr. Sein is a top notch physician and I have recommended him to several friends. His assistants, Brian and Frances, are as effective and warm in their own work as Dr. Sein is in his. The three of them make a great, comforting team. Their awareness of the patient's level of concern and their amazingly supportive and warm care is remarkable. My experience with this team has been so positive, it makes me realize what exceptional patient care should be.
4 months ago
Dr. Hartl is an exceptional surgeon with a very kind and compassionate disposition. The first time I met with him I had developed a back problem so painful that it forced me to quit my job of 22 years. I could not enjoy any aspect of my life, as the pain was so intense and pervasive. After sharing my symptoms and my suffering during my appointment, Dr. Hartl listened carefully, reviewed the MRI and rapidly diagnosed the problem. He scheduled me for a lateral laminectomy and a repair of a herniated disk that had left fragments throughout my spine. The surgery was life changing for me. In a short amount of time I was able to walk again and enjoy life free of debilitating pain. A few months ago, I fell and herniated another disk and was in terrible pain. Once again, Dr. Hartl came to the rescue and did surgery to repair the disk and remove the pain. I cannot imagine what I would have done without him. I think it is fair to say that he has given me back my life. In addition to his great surgical talents, Dr. Hartl is a real humanitarian. He travels overseas doing surgeries on people who would never be able to afford them. And, he spends additional time training the doctors in these countries to do them so that many more people can receive relief from terrible pain. He is a wonderful surgeon and a wonderful person. If you are suffering, I highly recommend that you schedule a visit with Dr. Hartl. Edith Wolpin
10 months ago
There are not enough words to say that could express how grateful I am for Dr. Hartle, Chelsie, Nick, Joe, and the rest of the team at Weill Cornell. They were absolutely wonderful to me, and really cared about my recovery and well being. They were very professional and made me feel comfortable and safe. I would recommend them to anyone who asked. They gave me my life back and I am finally up and moving without pain!
8 months ago
Extremely impressive center. We felt confident that we were in good hands from the start! Doctor Hartl was curteous, caring, and very professional. After suffering for almost a year with an acute herniated disc, my husband's surgery was a tremendous success. Highly recommend.
8 months ago
I can't say enough about the physicians and the staff associated with the Spine Center. From Dr. Sein who was able to diagnose my problem which had remained a mystery to my PCP for 4 years to Dr. Hartl who removed the schwanoma from my spinal cord, the physicians exhibited an excellent blend of expertise, skill and compassion. The fellows and nurse practitioners are all warm, engaged and responsive. I also appreciate the friendliness of the office staff. The fact that I was skiing, ziplining and doing regular cardio yoga within months of my surgery is because of the incredible skill and care I received from the center.