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Brett Wasserlauf, MD

94% Patient Satisfaction based on 348 ratings

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Based on 348 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 (266)

New Patient Visit

Patient in describing all details and options for a follow-up appointment that I needed when I originally [wasn't] his patient. [Single best thing is...] Knowledge.

Office Visit / Follow-up

The professionalism of the staff and the prompt visit. [Single best thing is...] The doctor's concerns about my shoulder.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Excellent care and follow up. Still recovering.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Besides being professional and answering my questions, Dr. Wasserlauf is very personable and I feel comfortable with his expertice :) [Single best thing is...] that I have a new knee


All staff were efficient and helpful.

Office Visit / Follow-up

My appointment was timely and pleasant. [Single best thing is...] I am in less pain and I have a good range of motion.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Detailed level of care. Ease of in and out. [Single best thing is...] Time spent with me to listen and competent care I received.

New Patient Visit

I like that fact that he had a stenographer so he was able to give me total attention. Very comprehensive evaluation. [Single best thing is...] The evaluation and attention during the visit

Office Visit / Follow-up

The MD answered my questions and addressed my concerns. [Single best thing is...] Their attention

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr W has been nothing but professional, thorough, and technically terrific.

Office Visit / Follow-up

They are very thorough.

Rotator Cuff Repair

The visit was what I expected. Dr. Wasserlauf answered all of my questions satisfactorily.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Brett was clear as to his approach to fix my shoulder. [Single best thing is...] Dr Brett's approach to my injury.

New Patient Visit

The information given and general experience with the Physician was excellent.

New Patient Visit

Dr. Wasserlauf was very kind and thoroughly explained my issues and options for treatment. The entire staff was courteous and professional. It was a consultation. I was pleased with the clarity of the explanation I received.

Total Shoulder Replacement / Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Wasserlauf explained everything very clearly and I appreciated the details he provided. However, after I left I didn't remember everything and would have appreciated more of those details provided in the notes.

Office Visit / Follow-up

It was great.

Rotator Cuff Repair

I had my 6 month post op appointment last week. Dr Wasserlauf was not happy with my ROM And strength. He ordered a MRI for me and that is why I was there today to discuss what they saw. We really didn't determine if I need surgery again or just keep doing Pt.

Office Visit / Follow-up

I need an Injection Under my knee cap. I was Previously there three times to have it drained until the doctor could look at it. During my visit the doctor looked at my knee we discussed the injection I needed, He said it would take a week for the insurance company to approve the medication for my knee. The PT ask him if he was going to drain it he said no I will drain it when I can check the medicine. That's fine But I have been waiting for them to call me back for appointment exactly 2 weeks today. I don't know what's going on but I am very not happy I need my leg taken care of ASAP.

Knee Replacement

Dr. Wasserlauf and his team were excellent. Patient, open to answer questions I had.