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Brett Wasserlauf, MD

93.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 445 ratings

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Based on 445 ratings
5 stars (337)
4 stars (90)
3 stars (8)
2 stars (6)
1 star (4)
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About Brett Wasserlauf:


Dr. Wasserlauf is personally invested in his patients’ outcomes. He employs non-operative treatment methods, when possible, to take advantage of the body’s ability to heal itself. When surgery is necessary, he is skilled in minimally-invasive techniques for shoulder, knee and sports injuries. He utilizes the most advanced techniques for joint preservation and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Wasserlauf has developed a reputation for connecting with his patients, a rarity in today’s rushed practices, which leads to a high level of patient satisfaction.


Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the:

  • Elbow – ligament reconstruction (“Tommy John” surgery), tennis elbow repair
  • Shoulder – rotator cuff repair, instability repair, labral repair
  • Knee – knee ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Joint preservation surgery
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Care of fractures and traumatic injuries


Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City

Residency in Orthopedics: New York, Orthopedic Hospital at Columbia University

Fellowship: in Sports Medicine – Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis


Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
Diplomat, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Member, Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
Member, New England Shoulder & Elbow Society (NESES)

Connecticut Surgery Center
Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Team physician for:

Hartford Athletics
Hartford WolfPack
Northwest Catholic High School

Clinical Associate, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Brett Wasserlauf, MD Reviews (335)

Office Visit / Follow-up

[Highly satisfied with] Patient care.

Treatment / Procedure

Highly satisfied. Front desk is well run. Waiting area very clean. Dr. Wasserlauf'a PA Sheena is wonderful. She is welcoming, knowledgeable, and has great communication skills. I find Dr. Wasserlauf to be very present, I can see that he really listens to, and considers my contributions to any discussion concerning my health status. I love that Dr. Wasserlauf takes a compassionate, holistic approach when diagnosing, explaining prognosis, and weighing treatment plans. I feel confident in my choice of Dr. Wasserlauf as my shoulder orthopedic. [Single best thing is...] The great results.

New Patient Visit

Dr. Wasserlauf was attentive, thorough, polite and helpful. He took the time to clearly explain his diagnosis and treatment choices.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Received good feedback from the doctor on course going forward. Due to my condition we were able to assess options via a remote meeting

Office Visit / Follow-up

Explains nicely before and after treatment. All staff professional, courteous and helpful.

Treatment / Procedure

Wonderful staff. Thorough exam and procedure by doctor.

Treatment / Procedure

Have had previous interaction with Dr. Wasserlauf and found him to be very thorough and very caring. Never hurries you along until you are completely satisfied and all your questions have been answered.

Treatment / Procedure

My thoughts were listened to and respected, while sound medical advice was provided. That is the best possible outcome to me.

Total Shoulder Replacement / Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Surgery went very well, as did rehab. Very pleased. No pain.

New Patient Visit

I was sent over from another orthopedic doctor to schedule a surgery.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The office experience was very good. I felt safe.

Office Visit / Follow-up

My fluid sample from my knee was lost in transit to the lab. I have to re-do the aspiration.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Staff is pleasant and efficient. Dr. Wasserlauf is simply the BEST!

Office Visit / Follow-up

The doctor was thorough and honest, putting things in an easy to understand manner. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

Total Shoulder Replacement / Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Staff was polite and understanding. Not only was the staff top shelf but the doctor was very thoughtful as well.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

The doctor was very pleasant and understood my goals and concerns. The services offered did not meet my needs, but the only way to discover that was to have the call.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Good service.

Treatment / Procedure

Treatment was quick.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Hook up/tech part worked perfectly, great to see Dr. W, no issues with communication, all good! Great experience, everybody made it smooth and easy.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I am happy with the new COVID 19 protocol for entering the building. The wait seems less and waiting room uncrowded. Dr. Wasserlauf and his team are wonderful. I ask a lot of questions regarding my injuries, options available, and best treatment plan, and Dr. Wasserlauf is patient enough to go through each while showing me and explaining on my MRI.