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Dr. Ciminiello: Thank you for a job well

You probably get this a lot but I had to let you know that my sister, niece, and I were most impressed and appreciative of your consideration and patience today.

Since my mother began to have a series of medical issues two years ago, we have had experience with a many physicians in different specialties. Most of them seemed more interested in how fast they could get in and out of the room rather than spending a few minutes to truly care and understand the issues with my mother.

Your bedside manner was like a breath of fresh air. I only regret that we did not get to spend more time together. I would have enjoyed conversing with you on other than medical topics. I wish you well in your career and hope you know I meant no disrespect in referring to you as “Ang” and “Angelo,” in fact it was just the opposite. Your compassion and skill in dealing with our concerns and questions made me feel so comfortable that I felt like I was on a friendly and personal basis with you. It seemed only natural to refer to you as I would a friend.

Again thank you for your service and consideration today. My family and I wish you all of the success in your career that you deserve.

Gordon Harris


Dr. Soojian: He took his time to explain my problem

Phenomenal Doctor! Dr. Soojian was very knowledgeable, professional and caring.

He took his time to explain what my problem was (turns out I have a trigger finger) what I could do to treat it, ultimately what he suggested, and what I should expect down the road. We went with a cortisone shot, which in my experience is not pleasant, but it was actually quick and near painless! I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Soojian for any hand issue you may have.

By Michael C from


Dr. Frank & Dr. Lynch: Helped Our Family So Much!

The Doctors do the surgery..but it is the people like Donna, Sarah, Michele and the people at the front desk that make OrthoConnecticut work.

I would like to share my story which I hope you will pass on to Dr. Lynch, Dr. Frank and the others in the practice.

Dr. Frank, who happens to be from Philadelphia Eagles fan (I am from Pittsburgh, and a Steelers fan) drained my knee…but suggested that at some point I might need replacement surgery.

Fast forward…I did need knee replacement surgery and as my friend had used Dr. Lynch…it was to Dr. Lynch that I went to see.

Prior to my surgery Sarah was on the desk and I told her I was absolutely petrified about having surgery!..Sarah assured me things would be fine and gave me a card with her name and told me to call her if I needed any help.

Things did go well and I thank Dr. Lynch for his fine care. I recommend OrthoConnecticut to everyone I know and I also tell them about the nice people like Sarah that are the real faces of OrthoConnecticut.

Sandy B.


Lisa Cyr (Hand Center Therapist): Thank You for All You Have Done

Dear Lisa Cyr, Thank you for all you have done to help my recovery, your professional treatment, encouragement and a friend to lean on.

I wish you continued success and happiness, and personal satisfaction.



Dr. Frank: My shoulder has recovered pain free

Dr. Frank was very professional, he was upfront about every aspect of the surgery and the rehab needed.

His follow up program as very useful in my recovery. My shoulder has recovered pain free. I have and would recommended Dr. Frank to anyone needing shoulder surgery.



Dr. Frank: I Am Pain Free and Have Full Range of Motion

On December 7, Dr. Frank repaired my rotor cuff, bicep tendon, and torn labrum.

Prior to surgery Dr. Frank walked me thru (in detail) the surgical procedure, what I could expect after surgery, including post surgical pain, and my rehab plan. Surgery went well and pain levels were well managed. Five months after surgery I am pain free and have full range of motion and my strength back. Dr. Frank is a skilled surgeon and a very caring person. Anybody who needs shoulder surgery I would highly recommend Dr.Frank. Thanks Dr. Frank for all you did for me.

David M.


Dr. Frank: I Couldn’t Be Happier

I’m 71, and had serious tears in both my rotator cuff and bicep.

Dr. Frank did a thorough, highly professional and successful surgery. Now I’m told that recovery of my mobility and strength are much better than the typical patient, and I’m pretty much 100%. I couldn’t be happier.

Tom B.


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