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Brett Wasserlauf, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 478 ratings

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Based on 478 ratings
5 stars (361)
4 stars (97)
3 stars (8)
2 stars (7)
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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 (360)

Treatment / Procedure

They care about the patient.

New Patient Visit

COVID safe and easy, no waiting to see doctor, doctor was thorough and very detailed.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The personnel is very kind.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Doctor told me all went well with surgery, said what he did and lab results were negative.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Very thorough exam of knee.

New Patient Visit

Dry clean facility. Knowledgeable Staff. Doctor made me feel comfortable and addressed my problem and provided options for treatment.

Total Knee Replacement

My concerns were all addressed with complete professionalism and care. [Single best thing is...] Concern for my well being and kind encouragement for a good recovery.

New Patient Visit

Staff excellent. Doctor attentive and thorough. [Single best thing is...] Doctor's knowledge.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf spent all the time necessary to help me understand my problem, including reviewing x-rays. He gave me a plan of how we were going to address my issue, one step at a time. He is a great doctor in every respect.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf was very attentive and interested in my opinion. He reviews the plan of care before I left so I was clear about where we are going from here.

New Patient Visit

The doctor was very informative and treated my with dignity. I was explained everything so I could understand.

Treatment / Procedure

Called regarding pain and they got me in the same day. Dr. Wasserlauf and staff were attentive and explained everything as we went along. The shot has helped with my discomfort.

New Patient Visit

[Single best thing is...] Kindness of the staff. The staff and the Doctor were extremely professional and made me feel much better about the procedure I was going to have to have.

Office Visit / Follow-up

All questions were answered as well advice to how to continue to maintain& strengthen the joints

Office Visit / Follow-up

All very professional people. Their goal is to make you better. Mission accomplished!

Treatment / Procedure

Everything went as planned. Everyone attentive and efficient.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The doctor is very kind

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. W was thorough and professional and personable.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Excellent staff, excellent service, courteous persons.

Total Shoulder Replacement / Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Courteous staff. Time spent during appointment. Not a long wait to be seen. Cleanliness. [Single best thing is...] Thorough explanation of procedure to be done.