Patient Testimonials

Hand Surgeon Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky MD has successfully treated numerous patients over the years. Below are just a few examples of what they have to say.

Hand Surgery

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As a scenic artist working on commissioned projects for television, theaters, museums, galleries and private homes, Louise Hunnicutt is especially reliant on optimal hand health for her profession. When the base of her right thumb started hurting, the painter’s first thought was that she had somehow injured it, although she couldn’t remember any specific incident that would cause such pain. “Over a period of six months I went to eight doctors,” she remembers. Finally diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hunnicutt received surgery that helped alleviate the pain. Despite the procedure, however, the muscle at the base of her thumb remained more »

—Restoring power to a partially paralyzed hand: Louise Hunnicutt’s Story

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I recommend Dr Mark Pruzansky as the premier hand specialist for musicians. He is the person I trust and consult regarding any matters concerning my hands. Margaret Leng Tan, pianist and toy piano virtuoso

—Musician’s hand surgery: Margaret Leng Tan’s Story

Wrist Surgery

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It’s often said that doctors make the worst patients—or at least the most skeptical ones. Pediatric oncologist Joel Brochstein became an exception to the rule after visiting Dr. Pruzansky with a wintertime injury that gave him severe pain in his left wrist. “I took a tumble on the ski slopes and kept on skiing for a week afterwards,” admits Brochstein, who upon returning to his practice in New Jersey sought consultation with a local doctor, who recommended four weeks of immobilization in a cast—with no substantial alleviation of discomfort. As a result, Brochstein—an avid tennis player—was forced to give up more »

—Rebuilding wrist ligaments to restore mobility and athleticism: Joel Brochstein’s Story

Nerve Surgery

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“I’m the poster child for Dr. Pruzansky,” says legal journalist Monica Bay with a laugh. As a professional whose business is words, Bay does not speak idly: over the past 10 years, she has had seven procedures with Dr. Pruzansky that have included her shoulder, wrists and elbow. While this may sound like a trial to most, Bay has a distinctly philosophical—and uniquely New York—take on things. “When I lived in California I hated sports,” she says, “but after moving to the East Coast I have become a die-hard Yankees fan. One thing I’ve learned from baseball is not to more »

—Endoscopic carpal tunnel release to restore hand sensation and strength: Monica Bay’s Story

Elbow Surgery

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New York–based actor and playwright Sean Grennan’s joint problems began 30 years ago when he dislocated his elbow during wrestling practice at Northwestern University. “I was so tough back then that a few weeks later I wrestled in the league championships,” he recalls with a laugh. Thirty years later, however, things were a bit different when he launched on a fitness regime that entailed lifting weights. The familiar but unwelcome pain at his elbow joint that resulted soon had Grennan seeking medical help. Frustrated after hearing from one doctor that nothing could be done, he set about to find a more »

—Arthroscopically assisted elbow ligament reconstruction: Sean Grennan’s Story

Other Patient Testimonials

Rosemarie’s thoughts on being a patient of Dr. Pruzansky were flattering, “I don’t think you could find a doctor who is more qualified than Dr. Pruzansky.  If you research him, you will be in awe of his accomplishments.  When he treats you, you will be grateful for his gentle approach and profound kindness, which escapes most surgeons. There isn’t a high enough rating for this doctor.  Actually, rating him is an insult as he is too elite in his field for such an evaluation.  I suggest that if you are lucky enough to have Dr. Mark Pruzansky as your doctor, more »

—Rosemarie Amster