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  • My left knee was totally gone so I decided to look for a surgeon and I am lucky that I found Dr. A Segal. On my first visit with him I felt very comfortable and confident that I found the right Doctor to do the operation. He was very thorough explaining to me what he will do how long will take for recovery and much more details. Immediately I decided to have the knee replacement. In addition his staff are top in their field. Every visit after my surgery was a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Dr. A. Segal and the begging of next year I am going back to him to replace my right knee. Thank you Doctor.
    By - Eraklis (Herk)
    22-Sep-2020 05:17 PM
  • I had bi lateral knee replacements on 9/11/19 & 9/16/19. My surgery went perfectly and recovery very smooth.Dr. Segal is kind and easy to talk to. Thank Dr. Segal. I highly recommend him for anyone considering knee replacement!!
    By - Margaret Gill
    16-Sep-2020 02:59 PM
  • I do not believe you can find a more compassionate Doctor than Doctor Ayal Segal. From the moment I first went to him, I knew with total confidence he was going to be able to fix my ankle and give me back quality of life I had been missing for years. His kind and attentive manner in which he treats his patient is truly amazing. Doctor Segal has now done both my ankles and I would recommend him 110 percent.
    By - michelle panetta
    15-Sep-2020 05:26 PM
  • Dr. Segal is wonderful. I had my left hip replaced by him 6 years back and most recently, my right hip. Both outcomes are excellent..no pain, able to walk, bend, and basically feel like new. He's great and so is his team both at Syosset Hospital (6 years ago) and the Southside Hospital team (this time around). Great surgery, great and fast recovery.....absolutely recommend him and his procedure (anterior) to anyone!!
    By - Harlan
    08-Sep-2020 05:13 PM
  • Dr. Segal changed my life! He gave me two new knees last year, the first in January of 2019 and the second in April of 2019. Both times, the surgery went smoothly. I found that the recuperation was fast, with my pain levels manageable to non-existent and range of motion excellent. Over a year later, I feel like a different person. My new mobility allows me to easily walk, hike, climb, and bike ride. I was a regular at the gym (before COVID) and now, I often forget that I had my knees replaced. I also plan to have Dr. Segal replace my hips in the near future, as he is an orthopedic surgeon who is expertly trained in anterior hip replacements, which result in much faster recovery than the posterior procedure. I have recommended him to many friends, and they have all had great success with Dr. Segal's procedures.
    By - Carol Goldfond
    29-Jul-2020 03:41 PM
  • I have to say I was a bit nervous at first but once meeting Dr. Segal I was put at ease. He has a warm caring way about him which I liked. He answered all my questions and was confident I was going to be good as new after my left hip replacement. I was up and walking the same day and on day two I felt terrific. No pain meds for me. I couldn't want another Doctor. I would recommend Dr. Segal highly.
    By - Elizabeth Komorowski
    10-Jul-2020 06:37 PM
  • Dr Segal is the best. Decade of pain ended. My hip surgery went tremendously! Could not be happier and Dr Segal is a consummate pro. I cannot reccomend him enough!
    By - James McGrath
    17-Mar-2020 06:27 PM
  • In 2013 I heard Dr. Segal speak to a Physical Therapy group I belong to and I was impressed enough to keep my notes so 6 years later when I needed a hip replacement I interviewed two surgeons one who did anterior the procedure and one the posterior. The surgeon said to me, Richard it doesn't matter which you do because at the end of the year all patients will be at the same level of function and what is important is how experienced the surgeon is. Hmmm. However as a practicing Physical Therapist I have seen too many patients with a posterior procedure have their pain and dysfunction last for weeks long over a month. I then went to Dr. Segal and he said if I wanted a posterior procedure he would do it but he gets better results with anterior procedure. I polled my colleagues and it was 100% for anterior. I had the surgery on December 19 in the morning. In the late afternoon I walked around the bed with a help of a PT. My pain level did hit a 7/10 not good. The nurses kept giving me stronger doses of different meds until it was gone. I NEVER HAD ANY AFTER THAT - ZERO. I DID NOT TAKE ANY PAIN MEDS EXCEPT TYLENOL THAT THEY PUT IN MY IV. The next day I walked with the PT 300 feet. She was impressed enough to be given clearance to walk in the hallway without supervision. I did 1,000 2x that day and 3x the next day. In my the floor doctor came in to discuss discharge. I was already dressed in jeans and sweatshirt and I was walking without a cane. He asked me if the patient was in the bathroom. HA HA. I went home two hours later. I had home PT the next two days when they discharged me. I had out-patient PT for three visits and then I was discharged. I was driving at five or six. I went to visit a friend and walked in without a cane and she asked when I was having my surgery. HA HA. I went back to work two days a week at week 2 and full time at week three. At five weeks I skied - I do not recommend this but I was confident and cautious. I only did five runs, three green trails and two blue. I have skied a second time at week 8 and I stayed with blues no more black diamonds for me. The most amazing thing was not that I did so well but that the pain in my knee was gone now that my body was balanced. Presurgery my had a shortened leg on my affected side due to deterioration of my hip joint and once he corrected my leg length the hip, knee and back pain were gone. OK Keys to success are stay active and walk, walk, walk but listen to your body. When I saw my out-patient PT I told him I walked three miles. He told me to cut back and let the inflammation go down. I stopped all walking for four days and the inflammation/tightness was gone and I started walking again. I walked and walked my way back to health. I am currently jogging five miles without pain. I do not recommend this but I wanted you to know. BE POSITIVE. REMAIN POSITIVE. I had cancer of the throat and lungs stage IV in 2015-2016 and I climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa in 2018 so hard can a hip replacement be.
    By - Richard Cowan
    13-Mar-2020 03:13 PM
  • I had both hips replaced Feb 2019 five days apart from front Was very apprehensive but so glad that I went through w this I have zero pain today I’ve been given total clearance for exercises Can’t wait to add squats and lunges to my twice weekly leg workout 🏋️‍♂️ Do not wait if you need hip or knee or shoulder replacement The sooner you go the better And I Highly recommend Dr Segal and Syosset Hospital The staff at Syosett are gonna be lifelong friends now I spent a week there and they were top notch 💕 So don’t hesitate make an appointment and tell them Tammy sent you Best of luck ❤️

  • Excellent surgeon. Caring doctor concerned for his patients welfare and the success of their treatments. Instills complete confidence

  • Dr. Segal performed two total knee replacement and a hip replacement on my mom in 12 mos, without any issues at all. Recovery was amazing. Not only is Dr. Segal a brilliant surgeon, he is a nice man with overall compassion for his patients. His ENTIRE staff is just as wonderful which to me is just as important . I highly recommend Dr. Segal and I will continue to spread his name amongst my friends and family . I can’t say enough about what he has done for my Mother . Also, the care we received at Southside was beyond my expectations, they have a brand new joint replacement wing ! It is TOP KNOTCH

  • Dr Ayal Segal is a superb physician !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I would definitely recommend this doctors office
  • Great experience
  • Very happy with my provider and his staff.
  • Great surgeon. Great PA and staff
  • My experience with Dr. Segal past & present are excellent.
  • Easy to understand & compassionate
  • Dr Segal was probably the best Doctor I have ever used he gave me complete confidence that he would be able to do my surgery and with the results I needed. He as well as his staff were extremely supportive and caring.
  • They are the best
  • I only can say that my experience have been excellent
  • Dr. Segal has given me 2 new knees & a new hip. In short, he gave my my life back. There are no words to describe his impact on my life! He's the best!
  • He was a bit cold in personality
  • Dr. was kind and had a good sense of humor.
  • Have already recommended Dr. Segal to a number of people.
  • Dr Segal is truly the best doctor I have appts with he is always kind and caring
  • Have already recommended to people
  • foot was in a bad way dr fix my problem. back on my feet now thank you
  • Besides being a very competent and understanding surgeon, Dr. Segal was caring and understanding. I would recommend him to all!!!
  • Very impressed with this experience.
  • Ayal Segal - The best doctor.
  • I'm already recommending him to my friends
  • Dr. Segal is excellent. He replaced both of my hips & I have recommended him to other people including one of my co-workers. He replaced her hips & she was very happy with him.
  • Very professional and friendly. Made me feel not to worry, I feel I was in good hands always.
  • Awesome doc!!
  • Besides the fact that Dr. Segal is an amazing surgeon, he is very kind and takes the time to answer all questions. I am so pleased with the results of the double hip replacement surgery he performed last summer. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a hip replacement!
  • Dr. Segal was patient in answering my questions and honest about the procedure we discussed.
  • Very professional and I got the feeling that he and the staff love what they are doing
  • I would highly recommend Dr. Segal to my relatives and friends.
  • Dr. Segal's concern, care, professionalism from the onset was EXCEPTIONAL. He _____ me with ease of mind for my condition. I just love him!!!!
  • Great job!
  • Dr. Segal & his PA and nursing staff very nice.
  • Completely happy with provider
  • A great doctor
  • I have already recommended Dr. Segal to friends and family.
  • I would recommend Dr. Segal to everyone in need of surgery. He's great!!
  • Dr. Segal is so friendly and thorough. I am so pleased with how my left knee replacement went I schedualed my right knee surgery for April.
  • Dr. Segal is a very nice person indeed. He took his time with me, was patient with my questions and made me feel very comfortable!!
  • Dr. Segal is a great person & a great doctor I already referred 2 friends.
  • Dr. Segal is an amazing surgeon. Extremely happy with his care.
  • I have already recommended Dr. Segal to others.
  • Dr. Segal understood my concerns explained procedure & what to expect post & pre surgery.
  • I always recommend Dr. Segal to my friends.
  • I have already recommended Dr. Segal to someone at physical therapy.
  • Nice job
  • I was amazed that not only were my fears just about erased but he made the whole procedure sound simple.
  • I had a ankle replacement 5 yr. ago he was excellent. Now a knee replacement, Dr. Segal was excellent for both.
  • Dr. Segal was wonderful. He spent a lot of time with me. He explained about the x-rays and what exercises I should be doing at home. I will recommend Dr. Segal to all my family and friends.
  • No complaints whatsoever. Very pleased and at ease.
  • Dr. Segal is an amazingly brilliant doctor. He is also caring and understanding. I have already recommended him to multiple people.
  • I am scheduled for surgery the end of this month. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Segal.
  • Doctor Segal & his staff made feel very confident they were competent in there respective positions.
  • Very satisfied with the care received
  • Dr. Segal is a very fine surgeon. Very caring. Very trustworthy and knowledgeable. He is an asset to Northwell.
  • He explained and shown me what what was happening with my knee replacement . He answered all my question in a way i understood
  • Dr Segal is incredible.
  • Great Doctor
  • For me, Dr. Segal was my savior. he operated on my hip, when other doctors wouldn't. I experienced no pain at all at any time and I would recommend him to anyone I meet due to his knowledge, his skill, and most of all, his compassion.
  • I have already recommended Dr Segal to a friend and would absolutely be honored to use his services again for a second hip issue
  • Both dr. were very friendly & through in the exam & gave explanation that were easy to understand since I was recommended by another patient. I would be very comfortable recommending care provider to other.
  • My husband is having hip replacement with Dr. Segal because he was very impressed with my results from surgery.
  • Dr. Segal did my right knee total replacement in Jan. 2016. Very pleased with the surgery results.
  • Dr. Sagel is the only physician I see that does not rush you. He is kind and caring and makes you feel that time is not of essence.
  • Would recommend
  • Have recommended at least 4 people who have had surgery with Dr Segal
  • Dr Segal seemed very knowledgeable and concerned Feel comfortable he is my surgeon
  • Although it was first visit I felt extremely confident wit Dr and great staff.
  • Dr. Segal spent time with me - I felt he was concerned about my problem. He made me feel at ease. He was kind, considerate, and thorough.
  • Dr Segal was wonderful and answered all my questions.
  • Segal is superb! Competent, thorough personable very grounded.
  • Definitely had a very positive experience and left the appointment much better prepared for the possible outcomes of my problems.
  • I have already recommended him to others.
  • Dr. Segal operated on my son about 8 years ago and we were thrilled with his expertise. This time my daughter got hurt & we would not see anyone else but Dr. Segal. He is outstanding -
  • I love him!!
  • We are both very HAPPY with our visit
  • I would highly recommend Dr. Ayal Segal. He is aside from being an EXCELLENT SURGEON, a kind, patient, courteous, & caring physician. Thank you doctor for my surgery well done!
  • If I could give Dr. Segal a 10 I would...he's the best!
  • I felt at ease and very confident in dr Segal and choosing him for a total knee replacement.
  • Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Doctor was very nice and reassuring.
  • I REALLY APPRECIATE Dr Segal!!!!!
  • First time there.... but so far I would definitely recommend the practice to friends
  • Excellent
  • Dr Segal dod a bilateral knee replacement on me in 2015. He still showed the same dedication and condideration.
  • Dr. Segal is the best. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he spends as much time with you as you need. A very compassionate and caring Doctor.
  • I have recommended you to many people
  • I felt very comfortable with the doctor!
  • Dr. Ayal Segal is not only an EXCELLENT surgeon, but a kind, caring, considerate, patient man with an excellent bedside manner. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this physician!
  • Dr. Segal is awesome!
  • Have reccomend in the past and would again
  • Exceptionally informative especially William

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  • Syosset Hospital Northwell Health
  • Hadassah Medical Center
  • The Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Est. 1948 The Hospital of Israel
  • Tel Aviv University