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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.

Joan

 
 

I just had surgery on my elbow; this past Friday, to be exact. I feel great!

I am so pleased with Dr. Mulieri and his staff.

From the first appointment… to walking in the day of surgery… to waking up after the procedure was done, he and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you, Dr. Mulieri!

Mark

 
 

Start to finish, setting up surgery, the actual surgery, follow up and PT, was outstanding.

From phone calls, visits to the office, etc. everyone was professional and so kind and caring.

I have been a patient of Dr. Deveney for many many years and absolutely love him. Having this recent surgery with Dr. Patel and subsequent follow up with Dr. DiGiovani is an indication of how terrific your entire office is. I have been to both the Danbury and Southbury offices and my recent surgery was at White Street. You are all to be commended. Yes, it’s a business, BUT your patients definitely come first!

Anna (from email)

 
 

I saw Dr. Joshua Frank in the Norwalk office for an injury that recently occurred.

I like how he explained what he was testing for when he did each movement with my arm.

It gave me a sense of relief – knowing issues were being ruled out. As he went through each testing movement, I could feel my concern easing up. I also like seeing my digital x-rays with the doctor. Instant visual proof of the condition! I went in terrified, and came out understanding what happened, and what I needed to do for it. That sense of calm is priceless! Staff is very nice, and helpful. The office is larger than it seems outside the building. Great parking. I highly recommend it.

Angela Murphy

 
 

I've been a patient for over 30 years.

The doctor's that I have had have treated me fantastically and professionally. I would recommend anyone to the doctors that I have had: Dr. Jeffrey DeLuca, Dr. Michael Lynch, Dr. Jay Kleeman, and Dr. Michael Soojian.

Richard Stumpf

 
 

I love OrthoConnecticut!

Dr. Ciminello repaired my rotator cuff and Dr. Paul repaired my herniated disc. I’m lucky to have had two surgeons as skilled as they are.

Samuel Smith (from Facebook)

 
 

Dr. Ciminiello and the Achilles Comeback!

I’ve long believed that everyone has 11 skills in life. Whether it be gardening, running, navigating an estate sale or finding a new shortcut we all have a few identifiable things that we’re just better at than most other people. Along with those skills, however, is the other side of the coin where we either just don’t get it or aren’t built to be as good at something as other people. Personally, a few of my skills are working a grill, hitting long irons out of the rough, and public speaking. On the other side, my Achilles heel is…well, my Achilles heel.

I’ve played basketball my entire life and have easily logged thousands of hours on a basketball court. In 2002 I was in a game that was completely indistinguishable from any other, except at one point I pivoted and collapsed, blowing out my right Achilles tendon. The full tear was the complete “window shade” effect - a description as accurate as it is wince-inducing. I had surgery a few days later, and an incision was made at my heel and then they simply cut up the back of my leg until they found the other, rolled-up piece of the tendon. It was pulled it down, the two pieces were tied back together and I was stitched back up. The cast and staples were removed from the 10” incision several weeks later, and after a few months of medication and rehab I was back to 70% of my old self in about 8 months and was happy with the progress. I was careful to avoid any quick-twitch or explosive activities (tennis, basketball, etc.) for at least another year as much out of fear as anything else. There’s no doubt that between the injury, the rehab and the length of time it took to recover the it was both the most physically painful and emotionally frustrating thing I'd ever experienced….

Which made it exceptionally difficult when I blew out my other Achilles tendon 16 years later. For better or worse I was a very informed patient and knew the road ahead, so when I visited the team at OrthoConnecticut I could be as conversational as I was curious. I had the accidental pleasure of meeting Dr. Angelo Ciminiello in February when he confirmed the full tendon tear and that surgery would be the best remedy, both of which I knew were coming. But somehow that’s also when everything completely changed. He described a new procedure for Achilles repair - "percutaneous surgery” - and that it was significantly different than the process I went through previously. He described a small lateral incision and a couple anchors in my heel. The wounded area wouldn’t be invaded and everything would be done under the skin (“percutaneous”). I agreed and had the surgery on March 1 with the goal of walking comfortably on my own by June 15.

I was walking on my own by April 20. On May 8 I was hitting golf balls - 9 weeks from scalpel to sand wedge. With my previous surgery I was immediately given (and needed) Percocet and then Vicoden and took every last one. Following the new procedure I took a total of 3 pain pills, just one each the first 3 nights. On my walking goal date of June 15th I played 18 holes - my 3rd round of the season. Unfortunately I’ve blown out two Achilles tendons and have had surgeries on both; there's really no way to adequately describe the difference in procedures and experiences.

Rehab and diligence is certainly a critical component to recovery for this procedure or any other. But I can’t say enough about different and how much of an improvement this procedure was than the previous alternative. Dr. Ciminiello and his staff were - and continue to be - a complete delight to interact with during what’s an undeniably difficult thing for patients to face as they contemplate and prepare for an unanticipated road ahead.

I hope my small story is helpful for anyone considering the same choices I had just a short time ago.

Will Bacas, Brand Manager, canoos.com

 
 

Dr. Lynch: I recommend him to all my patients & friends

I liked every aspect–the office staff, promptness, and Dr. Lynch‘s positive, helpful, effective “good doctoring”.

I recommend him to all my patients & friends who need orthopedic attention.

Sara G

 
 

Dr. Randolph Sealey is brilliant and THE foot and ankle specialist to see.

Dr. Sealey came recommended from another physician as the only orthopedic surgeon he would bring his child for foot and ankle issues.

It was the best advice and we were able to avoid surgery because of his knowledge. Highly recommended.

Edward Murphy (from Google)

 
 

Dr. Tomaszewski has been excellent every step of the way with my shoulder injuries.

He has explained everything thoroughly.

Dr. Tomaszewski discussed all my options in detail, allowed me to try all the options presented from least-invasive to surgery and performed a lengthy and detailed procedure to repair extensive damage. I am confident that with rest and rehab, my shoulder will be as good as new when all is done.

Fred George (from Google)

 
 

Everyone that works in the Southbury office are wonderful!

They are all very kind and courteous. They care about their patients.

They make sure you completely understand what is happening with your condition. I highly recommend them.

Pamela (from Google)

 
 

Dr. Soojian: Did All the Right Things

It has been twelve weeks since I first visited OrthoConnecticut, and I can confidently say that they did all the right things.

Today, the arm that I fractured feels little to no pain and continues to improve everyday. The staff are extremely knowledgeable, responsive, kind, and excellent at walking through medical specifics with patients. While I’m sure all the doctors onsite are excellent, I’d recommend Dr. Soojian to anyone without hesitation!

Thanks so much for everything, OrthoConnecticut!
Gregory Austin