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April 02, 2015

Dr. John Dunleavy and Dr. Robert Deveney recently appeared on News 12's HEALTHtalk show and discussed the implementation of robotic assisted surgery, Makoplasty, for highly precise hip and knee replacement procedures. The piece features the patient's perspective, including their personal pre- and post surgical experience. Danbury Orthopedics is excited to be the first in the state of Connecticut to offer this procedure, and on the leading edge of new and innovative orthopedic treatments. 

February 10, 2015

NMO Dr Yaghoubian 2015Dr. Robert Yaghoubian is dedicated to restoring his patients' quality of life. As the region's leading specialist in orthopedic disorders of the upper extremity – from shoulder to elbow to hand, and all points in between – he helps patients regain their normal range of movement, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

With his surgical subspecialty training, Dr. Yaghoubian's expertise is comprehensive. He cares for the full range of upper extremity needs, extending from the shoulder's rotator cuff to the finger tips. His day-to-day practice includes sports related injuries and common usage conditions, as well as complex reconstructive and joint replacement surgeries.

Dr. Yaghoubian also offers advanced expertise in microsurgery for shoulder, elbow and hand. Microsurgery deals with the repair of small structures such as nerves and blood vessels.

Dr. Yaghoubian's philosophy of care is to be as non-invasive as each individual patient's condition allows. "We try to make sure we get patients back to their usual level of activity, work and hobbies, without any pain or discomfort, at the lowest possible level of intervention," he affirms. "In that sense, our approach is conservative. The patient's comfort and speed of recovery are always key factors."

In addition to Dr. Yaghoubian's conservative approach, patients are reassured by his extensive knowledge base. His practice offers the right mix of the latest, most innovative techniques combined with his 17 years experience in upper extremity care. He is a fellowship-trained specialist who holds diplomas from NYU School of Medicine, NYU Hospital for Joint Disease and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

As a member of New Milford Orthopedics, Dr. Yaghoubian works closely with other health professionals, caring for patients throughout northwest Connecticut, the Hudson Valley region and souuthern Berkshires. He works collaboratively with his patients' primary care doctors and even welcomes referrals from personal trainers who are observing mobility issues in their clients. As noted by healthcare providers at Nordicare Physical Therapy in Sharon, CT, "Dr. Yaghoubian's extremely professional and responsive approach to patient care is unique in the area. For over 15 years, we've seen his patients heal quickly, often ahead of schedule with excellent results."

Patients of all ages, from teenagers in school sports programs to adults with sports or common usage injuries, to geriatric patients with advanced wear-and-tear, can rely on Dr. Yaghoubian for the right solutions to musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, hand and upper extremity.

January 14, 2015

Sports Medicine Expert
Former 2X Track and Field USA Team Member
Olympic Level Coach

Coastal Orthopaedics with offices in Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien and Westport is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Mark J. Fletcher to their surgical team. Dr. Fletcher was formerly the founding partner of a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in Eugene, Oregon. His orthopedic specialties include total hip & knee reconstructive surgery, orthopedic sports medicine and reconstructive shoulder surgery with a special interest in throwing related injuries.

Dr. Fletcher also trained as a Javelin competitor for the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in 2000. He was a member of the USA World University Games team as well as a 5-time USA Track & Field Team National competitor. His wife, Christina Scherwin, was a member of the Danish Olympic Track & Field Team in 2004 and 2008 where Dr. Fletcher worked as her personal coach. She placed 4th in the 2005 World Championship games. Fletcher also served as the Medical Director of the Oregon Track Club managing the medical care for the Nike sponsored elite running team.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Fletcher join our practice,” says Dr. Paul Protomastro of Coastal Orthopaedics. “He will continue developing our Sports Medicine program as we treat more and more young athletes from both area high schools as well as adult athletes who want to get their medical care here close to home. His Olympic training and expertise in sports medicine makes him uniquely qualified to take care of performance athletes. Dr. Fletcher is also an expert in total joint replacements and will help us build the growing demand for our hip and knee replacement teams.”

Dr. Fletcher received his medical degree from George Washington University and did his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was selected for a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Southern California where he provided care for all of the school’s teams including football, track, and basketball. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

“I am delighted to bring my background in sports and sports medicine to support the younger generations coming through Coastal Orthopaedics with their injuries and issues based on their performance sports experiences,” says Dr. Fletcher. “ I will work with patients preventing and treating injuries earlier through proper strengthening exercise as much as possible before more advance surgical treatments may be required.”

Dr. Fletcher, his wife Christina and their two young children relocated to CT to be closer to the Fletcher family in northern NJ as well as Christina’s family in Denmark. They currently live in Westport.

Coastal Orthopaedics, PC was founded in 1963. The group provides the finest orthopedic care in spine, pediatrics, foot and ankle, sports medicine, shoulder, hand and upper extremity, and total joint replacement surgery. Their staff of approximately 50 employees is dedicated to improving quality of life for their patients and addressing their concerns through proven services using the latest technology available.

Offices are located in Norwalk, Darien, Westport and New Canaan. A special walk-in urgent care center known as Coastal Ortho Express is located at iPark Medical Center, 761 Main Avenue in Norwalk. No appointment is necessary at this center and extended hours are available for patients on a walk-in basis.

January 01, 2015

To my patients,

It is my my pleasure to introduce Peter Ackerman, PA-C, to my practice. Pete is a certified Physician Assistant who is now working with me full-time to provide the best care for you. Prior to becoming a PA, Pete had more than twelve years of experience as a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. His excellent training and experience, coupled with his professional and personable style, make him an exceptional addition to my team. During the years I have worked with Pete, he has demonstrated outstanding judgement in patient care and clinical prowess beyond his years of experience. Not only is Pete academically and technically outstanding, he is compassionate and understanding of patients' injuries and concerns.

Since joining Danbury Orthopedics in 2011, Pete has been trained in my style of orthopedic history taking, physical examination techniques, and the diagnosis and treatment of common injuries. He is qualified to perform injections in the office, provide routine fracture care, and assist with surgical procedures. He has been my First Assist with minimally invasive shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopies, complex fracture fixation, and all inside arthroscopic anatomical ACL reconstructions.

Pete will be seeing patients with me, and independently when I am out of the office. The true benefit of working with my own Physician Assistant is that he knows each patient and my approach to their care. We are in constant communication with each other, and he can reach me at any time. While I aim to always be here for you, I know you will feel comfortable with Pete when I am unavailable. Please join me in welcoming him to my practice.

Sincerely,

Dr. Angelo Ciminiello