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Brett Wasserlauf, MD

94.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 674 ratings

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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 (505)

Office Visit / Follow-up

My treatment was informative and observed in all possibilities

New Patient Visit

Very happy with both office staff and X-ray technicians.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf is so understanding... he exudes hope and is very optimistic. Explains everything well.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf was personable, highly professional, easy to chat with as well as ask questions related to my surgery and provided encouraging and timely information.

Office Visit / Follow-up

always explain thing clearly and throughly

Treatment / Procedure

Received shot to relieve arthritic knee pain.

Treatment / Procedure

I believe my doctor understands my situation, is caring and advises me properly.

Office Visit / Follow-up

It was my follow-up visit after my surgery and dr. Wasserman was very pleased with my progress..

Walk-In / Urgent Care

Very professional and awesome staff

Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Wasserlauf made sure I was informed of what to expect throughout the entire process. My surgery was a success and my mobility is greater than I anticipated. Brett made sure I took time to allow my bones to heal before getting me into physical therapy. He communicated with me clearly during my pre-op appointments, the day of my surgery and throughout the entire year following my injury. I am thankful to have met him and would gladly refer my friends and family to him if they have an injury that requires his attention.

New Patient Visit

Doctor was straight forward about my situation and I appreciate it

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Running 30min late. Was not seen until 30min after appointment time

New Patient Visit

No issues making appt, checking in, and doctor's presentation of assessment.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Front office staff: Friendly, welcoming, and efficient X-Ray room: Warm, personable, attentive to any patient discomfort, very efficient Dr. Wasserlauf: Enough cannot be said for his focus, thoroughness, caring, and engaging personality. There was never a time under his care that aroused anxiety, created lack of confidence or dispelled my belief that he is exemplary in his field of orthopedic surgery.

New Patient Visit

Office was well organized and the multiple steps of check-in, interview, x-ray, examination by doctor and check out were very well coordinated.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr wasserlauf is an excellent practitioner. I am pleased with the knee surgery. He is precise, detailed and cares very much for his patients.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Wait was a little longer but staff was professional courteous

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Wasserlauf is very patient, respectful and especially competent. He performed corrective surgery on my right knee on March 10, 2021 and I feel now I'm on the "right track".

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr Wasserlauf is a very highly trained surgeon who specializes with wounds and traumatic injuries to the shoulder. He seemed to understand my post surgery condition and the challenges to get my range of motion back. Otherwise, the office visit went as planned.

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

The doctor was thorough and gave clear instructions.