Testimonials

Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA review summary

5on Google,May 16, 2024

Maureen

When I first went to Dr. McLawhorn I had very limited range of motion with my legs. I was having difficulty sleeping at night due to the pain in both my hips. I was also limited in how far I could walk. After having both hips replaced I feel like a new person. I am walking more and going to a gym twice a week .The pain in my hips is gone. Dr Mc Lawhorn and his staff are wonderful and I am very grateful to them.



5on Healthgrades,Apr 26, 2024

Anonymous

The entire experience was very positive and the results outstanding. Recovery from total hip replacement was remarkably easy. This surgery gave me my life back.


5on Healthgrades,Apr 23, 2024

Richard

Dr. Mclawhorn was the most professional, knowledgeable , and skilled surgeon I have ever met in my entire life (68 years). I was pain free one day after my hip operation , and experiencedno complications.


5on Healthgrades,Apr 23, 2024

Anonymous

In March 2024 I had a total hip replacement. Dr McLawhorn was very thorough and gives you specific instructions so you know what to do and how much you can do. I can say that I was very nervous before the surgery but it turned out that was needless angst. Just 6 weeks out and I can walk 2 miles and am walking better than I have in years. I never really had any pain just numbness and achiness. The Stamford Hospital Staff was also terrific.


5on Google,Apr 22, 2024

Richard

What a fabulous surgeon, simply the best in the country. You can't find a more skilled and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeon in New York.



5on Google,Apr 02, 2024

Frank

I'm so glad that I met Dr. McLawhorn as I had a great experience with a new hip replacement with great mobility and no pain. His office and clinical team are first-class, and I would recommend Dr. McLawhorn to my family and friends.


5on Google,Mar 17, 2024

Ratna

He is the best, super best doctor.


5on Healthgrades,Mar 10, 2024

William

Dr. McLawhorn performed a total hip replacement for me in January, 2024 at HSS's facility in Stamford, CT, after a sudden onset of arthritis that left me unable to walk without severe pain for several months. The experience was great. Before the operation, Dr. McLawhorn answered all of my many, many questions in a friendly, clear, straightforward and reassuring manner, showing a deep mastery of all aspects of the procedure and post-op recovery. His staff was a pleasure to deal with. On the day of the operation, everything went smoothly. I was under the knife at 2:30 and walking with a walker by 5:30 without hip pain. In the weeks after, Dr. McLawhorn and his staff answered all of my follow up questions quickly and clearly. It's now been two months, and my life is pretty much back to normal. Once again I am going on long walks and am gradually returning to my workout routine. I am grateful to have my life back, and look forward to restarting rowing and kung fu by mid-summer.


5on Google,Mar 06, 2024

John

Absolutely the best. So glad I made the right choice by having my TRHR at HSS Dr Mclawhorn is absolutely the best Iif you are having a hip replacement this is your guy for it Anterior approach specialist, Everything was perfect including pain management.. Highly recommend Dr Mclawhorn He will be doing my next TLHR next January..The right surgeon is key, and he is the one....


5on Healthgrades,Mar 06, 2024

Susan N

After interviewing three surgeons I picked Dr. McLawhorn for a total knee replacement. Many years ago I had an unsuccessful reconstruction surgery on my right knee. When I came to Dr McLawhorn, my knee was bow legged, I was walking with a cane and a limp. Today at my six week check up, my knee is totally straight and my limp is gone.Not only is Dr McLawhorn an incredibly skilled surgeon, but extremely attentive one as well. The day of my surgery I saw Dr McLawhorn before my surgery and after. He handed me a discharge summary and asked me to read it. The next day he visited me in the hospital and answered any questions I had. In the next six weeks we communicated via My Chart. Dr McLawhorn promptly answered any questions I had, including ones on weekends and at night.I could not be happier with my surgical results and with Dr McLawhorn


5on Google,Mar 05, 2024

TERRY

6 weeks after hip surgery I am definitely back in the game. No pain,no cane and walking every day and back to my normal routines. Still doing exercises every morning. I feel "back in the game"...thanks to Dr McLawhorn and his wonderful team!


5on Google,Mar 05, 2024

Chris

I’m back to playing golf full time, over 100 rounds per year walking the course, thanks to Dr. McLawhorn and team.


5on Google,Mar 05, 2024

john

Dr. McLawhorn has replaced both my knees. Professional and highly recommended. My lifestyle has changed dramatically for the better. I have nothing but praise for his HSS team.


5on Google,Mar 05, 2024

Maria

Dr. McLawhorn is tops--My hip surgery went perfect and the healing superb. I recommend him to the highest degree! thank you for making my hip experience so easy.



5on Healthgrades,Feb 17, 2024

Anonymous

Knee replacement January 2024. Just completed my 6 week evaluation and ready to resume a normal life. At 6 weeks posts surgery I am already ahead of where I was before surgery. Glad I didn't wait any longer.


5on Google,Feb 04, 2024

Luis Da Silva

The Michael Jordan of his profession!!!!!!! I needed a total hip replacement in n my left hip. I’m still so perplexed how Dr McLawhorn managed to successfully replace a joint with absolutely zero pain involved. It’s incredibly impossible. He did it! I’m back to running and activities in two months. My normal life with my two children. For almost a decade, Getting in and out of bed or vehicle even one block was impossible to achieve prior to this surgery.I haven’t felt so good in as long as I can remember. Here’s the kicker, a mater at robotics done so well I don’t even need therapy. Only few session completed at home immediately after surgery.Never No pain! No heavy narcs needed! I should have done years ago. At 41, and an extreme athlete 40 miles a week running and professional basketball player for two decades and a working actor.My body took a beating. This was all over use and maybe self inflicting. Abusing my body! Learned my lessons to take it easy, for sure lol! That said, Dr McLawhorn was so detailed describing his procedure and the day by day what I will feel and why. Never once was I in even a 4 of a pain scale. This considering my joint was bone to bone in agonizing pain on daily bases you couldn’t imagine. Every single medical staff member at HSS even some in crossing leading in OR wished me luck and best recovery day of surgery. First surgery and it was a total joint. Sounds terrifying for anyone. Yet I don’t regret anything. One of the best days of my life and experience could ask for better. Dec. 1st 2023 was a life change day for my quality of living and a Christmas gift to myself. I will forever be thankful for Dr Alexander McLawhorn. He’s a saint in joint surgery and medicine. Thank you so much. Lastly, please anyone out there like me that is panicking and nervous and reading ever comment like I did for years terrified. Please gotta trust me on this! He’s the best in the world. I don’t even have a scar it’s more like a cat scratch! Get this, he even tried passing my tattoo so it didn’t damage ink. That was the least of my worries, but I was still very thankful. A Caring Surgeon and master of his craft. Please follow his instructions do exactly what he says for recovery folks. One more pointer, big recommendation the ice compression a bit costly and out of pocket but worth every nickel. I used it everyday for two weeks and never had inflammation ever. Look into NICEE machine ! Best of lucky to all. To healthy hips and cheers to a walking genius of his craft Dr McLawhorn Thank you again Luis Da Silva Jr


5on BirdEye,Feb 03, 2024

Robert

I came to Dr. McLawhorn at HSS in late 2023 needing a total hip replacement. From beginning to end, his knowledge, skill and sense of medical care were obvious. He and his excellent team performed my hip replacement using the anterior incision approach and the Mako robotic surgery technique guided by precise, MRI maps. The procedure was complete in 90 minutes and from that moment to the present there has been virtually no pain or even discomfort in or around the operation site. Dr. McLawhorn and his team took great care about my medical history, my current medication uses, and my general physical status both before and after the operation. They have explained in detail everything they intended to do and they did it. Their care and concern for me as a patient, and their overall helpfulness and support have been incredible, but in line with all that my prior experiences with HSS and its staff would suggest. I would highly recommend Dr. McLawhorn. R A Crooke, Bridgewater, CT


5on Google,Feb 03, 2024

Robert

I came to Dr. McLawhorn at HSS needing a total hip replacement. From beginning to end, his knowledge, skill and sense of medical care were obvious. He and his excellent team performed my hip replacement using the anterior incision approach and the Mako robotic surgery technique guided by precise, MRI maps. The procedure was complete in 90 minutes and from that moment to the present there has been virtually no pain or even discomfort in or around the operation site. Dr. McLawhorn and his team took great care about my medical history, my current medication uses, and my general physical status both before and after the operation. They have explained in detail everything they intended to do and they did it. Their care and concern for me as a patient, and their overall helpfulness and support have been incredible, but in line with all that my prior experiences with HSS and its staff would suggest. I would highly recommend Dr. McLawhorn. R A Crooke, Bridgewater, CT


5on Healthgrades,Feb 03, 2024

Anonymous

If it is possible to have a wonderful experience with hip replacement this was. Dr. McLawhorn and his staff were great. I felt very taken care of, always someone quickly available to answer a question. I highly recommend HSS and Dr. McLawhorn.


5on Google,Jan 23, 2024

Toby

Dr. Mclawhorn did my right hip incredibly well. Hospital and office staff were great. Looking forward to scheduled left hip in a few months. I feel like a new man . Thank You.


5on Google,Jan 23, 2024

Allan

I was recommended to use Dr McLawhorn for my hip replacement surgery by an RN friend and I am very glad I did. HSS is number one for very good reason. Everyone there are on their game. My surgery was painless and I no longer suffer hip and back pain. Dr McLawhorn and his staff give great care and are always available for questions or advice. I can’t say enough. Highly highly recommended.


5on Healthgrades,Jan 11, 2024

Anonymous

I had a hip replacement done by Dr McLawhorn in November 2023. I could not have had a better experience. He is an excellent surgeon who listened and made this experience a success. His entire staff at HSS and at Stamford hospital were fantastic. So professional and top notch!! Wish I did it years ago!!


5on Google,Jan 09, 2024

lisa

Dr. Mclawhorn is an excellent surgeon. I’m very glad I chose him to do my total hip replacement. I was able to use Tylenol for pain as early as day 2, and healing has been seamless!



5on Google,Jan 08, 2024

Matthew

There aren't words to sufficiently express my gratitude to Dr McLawhorn, his staff and the staff at HSS. All I can say is "THANK YOU" for unparalleled service and the best outcome I could have hoped for with my resurfaced Hip. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


5on Google,Jan 07, 2024

Susan

Dr. McLawhorn is an exceptional surgeon. I traveled to HSS for a second opinion, and I was impressed by his knowledge and ability to address my questions. I also learned some related issues that were new to me. Based on his reputation and the reputation of HSS, I decided to book my surgery with Dr. McLawhorn for three weeks later. I had an anterior hip replacement and it went very well. I finally reclaimed my life!! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Dr. McLawhorn for his expertise, kind manner, and the first-rate care provided by his office and the HSS staff. I highly recommend Dr. McLawhorn, as he truly is the best!


5on Healthgrades,Jan 07, 2024

Alicia

I had a hip replacement (anterior approach) with Dr McLawhorn and I wish I had done it sooner. He is an outstanding surgeon, with vast experience. The team at HSS and Stamford Hospital are efficient, knowledgable and friendly with a successful smooth process from preoperative care through recovery. Absolutely impeccable care.


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