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Dr. Ciminiello: Changed my life for the better

I just wanted to say thank you for drastically improving my daily life.

As you know, I was a competitive Tennis Player in my early 20’s and after 4 shoulder surgeries I decided to hang up the racket. Over the past 20+ years I have been living in pain and not able to do sports activities that required my shoulder function. Fast forward 23 years and after you performed my Rotator Cuff Surgery, I am back, fully functional and actually playing tennis again! More importantly I am, for the 1st time, able to throw the baseball with my kids. This is the best gift anyone can receive.

The quality of the entire experience with you and your team has truly changed my life for the better. I just wanted to say “Thank You!”


Mark Sonders


Dr. Lynch and Dr. Protomastro: I Left Having Had Great Care

Dr. Lynch and Dr. Protomastro from OrthoConnecticut were terrific when I broke my wrist April 6.

Dr. Lynch happened to be in the hospital when I was in the Emergency room. He came down to read the X-rays and set the break. He was calming, kind and informative so that I left having had great care. Dr. Protomastro met with me 2 weeks later to determine whether I would have surgery or not. His recommendation was surgery and he couldn’t have been more right. Never mind that I found him caring and informative…I also really liked his sense of humor! He told me I would be doing normal things in 3 weeks. I really didn’t believe him…but he was so right! I would also like to give kudos to the Hand Therapists who were wonderful, encouraging and caring. I hope I never have to go back there, but if I do, I will feel very confident in the care I will have.

Karen Barbarossa Sweeters


Dr. Lynch: I Appreciate How Easy You Made This for Me!

Dr. Lynch, Mae, Sarah, and Megan! I recently had surgery (ACL reconstruction) and wanted to thank all of you as you made the process go smoothly.

It’s not very often that every person you come into contact with in an office treat the patients with as much compassion as I have experienced. I appreciate how easy you made this for me, from the scheduling of the surgery, the surgery, the care, and helping me through the processing of this claim/short-term leave. Oh, I don’t want to leave out people at the surgery center, they were great also! Thanks so much!

Amy S.


Lisa, Tori and Maria (Hand Center Therapists): With Gratitude for Your Compassion

With gratitude for your compassion and good humor as well as your professional care for my elbow for these many months. Happy holidays to you and yours.

Myriam G.


We couldn’t be happier.

I went to several different doctors in Fairfield County before finding Dr. Robert Brady.

I feel SO lucky to have found him and am grateful he performed my recent spinal fusion. I know I was in the best of hands with my surgery. He is professional, compassionate, extremely skilled and smart. Dr Brady really communicates well so I understood my condition, my options, my surgery and my recovery needs. His medical assistant, PA and the rest of the staff at this office are always very kind and accommodating.

C. Hsu


Dr. Brady: Literally Changed My Life

After receiving an impact injury to my neck in the summer while playing basketball I went to OrthoConnecticut for an evaluation.

I had been referred to OrthoConnecticut and Dr. Brady by one of my good friends from MIT who is an orthopaedic surgeon on the West coast. In helping me review available physicians in the New York area, my friend strongly recommended the team at OrthoConnecticut and Dr. Brady based on his stellar track record and previous experience. In December, I underwent surgery to fuse two vertebrae in my neck after exhausting all other possible solutions. I found it extremely reassuring that Dr. Brady and the team at OrthoConnecticut helped me to arrive at the decision to undergo surgery by exhausting other options versus pushing surgery at the outset. My experience with OrthoConnecticut and Dr. Brady post surgery and during recovery has been exceptional. Going into surgery I was given a detailed explanation of the procedure and was able to better understand the recovery process afterwards. Dr. Brady and his team were always available to answer questions and assist with any concerns I had. With the OrthoConnecticut teams’ assistance I was able to make a full recovery and return to living life pain free and with limited long-term effects from the injury. I cannot speak more highly of the professionalism and capability of Dr. Brady and his team at OrthoConnecticut. They literally changed my life.

Tye Schlegelmilch


Dr. Frank: I Am Totally Satisfied

Last year I fell and completely tore my Rotator Cuff.

Dr. Frank reviewed my MRI results with me and explained my choices. He did not pressure me to have the surgery but set real expectations for life with and without the repair. He did the surgery and the recovery process was better than described. He is great. I have effectively 99% of pre surgical use/range of motion on my shoulder. I am totally satisfied with Dr. Frank and the staff at OrthoConnecticut!

Richard M.


Dr. Protomastro: Improved the Quality of My Life

For several years I suffered with pain to my shoulder and arm.

I was referred to Dr. Protomastro who performed shoulder replacement surgery. Although I was very fearful I chose to have the surgery and I am very, very happy I did so. The surgery was successful! I highly recommend OrthoConnecticut to anyone who is in need of orthopaedic surgery. The surgeons here specialize in specific areas of the body needing treatment. As far as I’m concerned Dr. Protomastro improved the quality of my life.

Antoinette L.


Dr. Markey: Kind and friendly

Dr. Markey was very kind and friendly and quickly put my seven-year-old daughter at ease when I brought her to him with a knee injury.

His expert advice and treatment resulted in her full recovery.



Dr. Brady: I Am Pain Free

I am 53 years old. I was nearly incapacitated with back pain.

Dr. Brady performed a double spinal fusion of my lumbar spine six years ago. I work full time as an emergency physician. I play lacrosse with guys 25 years younger. I coach high school wrestling and wrestle with 18 year old boys who weigh 50 lbs more than me. I am pain free thanks to Dr. Brady.

Dr. Brian McGovern


Dr. Deluca: Always very personable

I have been seeing Dr. Deluca for several years.

He diagnosed my damaged meniscus and performed knee surgery. He has attended to numerous sprains and such that come with my being a ski instructor. Always very personable and interested in how I am.



Dr. Frank: I Am Skiing Again

I am 67 years old and live in New Canaan.

I am thrilled to say that my knee surgery for a torn meniscus was a complete success. I am now pain free and think of Dr. Frank when I bound up stairs. I am skiing again.

Peter M.