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I was fortunate enough to be assigned Dr. DiGiovanni's team for repair of a broken wrist.

From reception to exams to surgery to post-op, I was treated with compassion and professionalism at all times.

Wait times were minimal, I never felt rushed during any procedure, and my questions were answered thoroughly. The surgical team members were also patient, helpful, and efficient at all times. It's obvious that these staff members enjoy what they do!



When my 5 year old broke her arm last month, I was just hoping to find a good doctor with whom my daughter could feel comfortable.

We have been to both the Danbury and Ridgefield offices, as well as the surgical center.

Every single staff member, including Dr. Ciminellio and his PA, Peter Ackerman, were amazing! From start to finish, my daughter was treated with care and respect. Their attentiveness and concern made my daughter feel comfortable and relaxed. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ciminellio and his amazing staff members, especially for pediatric care. We are very thankful such a positive experience.


Given such a large practice and in multiple locations, I have found this group to be attentive, positive, responsive, and sensitive to my concerns.

Tasha in particularly allayed my concerns and the on-call receptionists are fantastic.

Wait time is also reasonable.



Kimberly Van Pelt, PA-C, saved me - diagnosed my Shingles!

I came to the office because of severe pain in right side.

Went to Norwalk Hospital twice and they gave me morphine through I.V. Had Cat Scans done of kidneys, blood flow, x-rays of back and ribs - still no answer!! Came to see Kimberly (PA-C) and immediately she said I had SHINGLES!! She saved me!! Thank you so much! Kim is a very special person. Caring, thoughtful, compassionate, etc., etc.

Love her!

Pamela Nistico


Dr. Southern is a seemingly serious man with a respectful and highly considerate demeanor.

He is part of a large practice but with him I find that I am a person first and not just a patient.

His medical knowledge and experience are outstanding. One could not ask for more in their physician. He has helped me with a terrible spine condition which still may not be “fixed” but is now more than tolerable. Neither of us has given up. I feel we are a team. I recommend him as highly as possible.



I had arthroscopic surgery; this is my fifth surgery in total over the years.

Dr. Ciminiello and his team have been absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. I was in the gym three days after my surgery and could not be recovering better.


Dr. Southern, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your attention to my husband, Michael, during today’s visit.

That you took the time you did to listen to Mike really set him at ease.

Your examination and informative conversation with us helped us to understand what the underlying issues could be with him. It has been really upsetting to see him in so much pain. The fact that he can’t get any real rest is hard on him. Mike was very discouraged after his visit with someone else. The prospect that his pain would never go away was an awful thought. As an employee of OrthoConnecticut I know we have some of the best Doctors around but you clearly stand at the front of the line. 

Thank you,


I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Ciminiello.

I had rotator cuff surgery to repair a full thickness tear.

Excellent facilities with very polite staff. Dr. Ciminiello explained everything thoroughly and accurately. My surgery was successful and I am doing great in my recovery. I’m very pleased and highly recommend.



Dr. Dunleavy is the best orthopedic doctor.

He replaced one hip and one knee and no problems since.

Great bedside manner and very thorough with explaining procedure and recuperation. Would recommend him to anyone. Very efficient office staff also.



Dr. Kloth and his staff are awesome.

I want an alternative to surgery and he is stopping at nothing to try and help me.



I am very tough to please, but Dr. Brand and his staff are the best in the business.

Dr. Brand's  staff is so accommodating and it s assuring having someone so confident in what he does on your side.

No one wants surgery, but feel very lucky to have found such a amazing Doctor that I know will do a great on on my knee.


I was incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Ciminiello as my trauma surgeon when I slipped on black ice, resulting in 4 femur fractures and a broken hip.

Dr. Ciminiello miraculously put me back together again, following a complicated 8 hour surgery.

He and his assistant, Peter Ackerman worked diligently and painstakingly to realign my bones. After a 4-week stay in a rehab facility, I am happily and gratefully back to my regular activities and a full life once again. Dr. Ciminiello is brilliant, so incredibly capable, patient, and kind. He always greets you with a smile and tells you “like it is,” so that you know exactly what to expect and what your outcome is - but he is so gentle and kind in his consults that you are left very upbeat and positive. Thank Heaven for Dr. Ciminiello. He saved my life and got me back to living my life. If anyone should ever suffer any orthopedic issue or, Heaven forbid, endure a bone-break, you would be very, very fortunate to have Dr. Ciminiello as your orthopedic surgeon. Thank you every so much, Dr. Ciminiello! I am forever grateful.