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Dr. Stovell: Helped Our Family So Much!

OrthoConnecticut Founding Partner, Dr. Peter Stovell has helped our family so much!

Deborah Burns


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


Excellent doctor!!!

Dr. Polifroni is an excellent doctor!!! He did an amazing job on my knee replacement!!!

C. DeMarche


Dr. Polifroni: I Was Up and Walking the Same Day

Just had a hip replacement with Dr. Polifroni, and can’t say enough great things about him and OrthoConnecticut.

So happy with the care from pre-surgery to recovery. I was up and walking the same day, and did not need any pain medication after I left the hospital… Seriously! Everyone told me to go to Hospital for Special Surgery, but I could not have gotten better care – at OrthoConnecticut or Norwalk Hospital – and Dr. Polifroni is outstanding.

Julie Droller


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.


Dr. Polifroni: Truly a Great Doctor!

I had a full hip replacement at 45 years old. Dr. Polifroni is an amazing doctor!

My husband had the same hip replacement a couple years later and there was no question who was going to do his surgery! Recommend Dr.Polifroni for hips and knees! Truly a great doctor!

Susan Bourne Swick