Dr. Brett Wasserlauf, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Wasserlauf
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Orthopedics New England

35 Jolley Dr Ste 301 Bloomfield, CT 06002

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Dr. Brett Wasserlauf, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Bloomfield, CT and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wasserlauf has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wasserlauf to book an appointment.


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Very nice, dr and PA always take the time to listen to me and very helpful figuring out a POC. Almost never a long wait in the waiting room only once did I have to wait and that was only because he was coming back from emergency surgery. And even then the staff kept me updated all the time.
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Mar 30, 2019
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Rotator Cuff surgery went well and shoulder is functioning normally one year post op.
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East Granby, CT – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr Wasserlau was excellent I highly recommended him
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Crystal Foster in CT – Jan 31, 2019
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I liked how he was direct and to the point of telling me my options and how to heal the quickest way to recovery.
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Nov 29, 2018
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Great Doc. Excellent communication patient skills.
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Nov 22, 2018
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Dr. Wasserlauf fixed my problem in ONE VISIT! I never expected it to work out so wall. Perhaps my problem was easy, but my primary care physician was completely stumped. Thank you, sir. Excellent work.
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Granby – Sep 27, 2018
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I've been to Dr. Wasserlauf in the past when I was experiencing hip discomfort. He was very knowledgeable, had a great bedside manner, and helped my problem with a simple shot of cortisone. Recently I injured my shoulder and actually saw his physician assistant Kristen. She was caring, patient, and very efficient as well. Definitely a great experience every time. Thank you.
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Stephanie in Coventry, CT – Aug 09, 2018
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I have seen Dr. Wasserlauf several times for different orthopedic conditions. Each time have had positive results. Dr. Wasserlauf spends the time to answer any questions and answers them in a way that you can understand. Caring and patient leaving no stone unturned you are in good hands with Dr Wasserlauf for your orthopedic conditions.
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Neal Simon – Aug 08, 2018
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First time seeing Dr Wasserlauf I came in with a muscle tear. The entire staff was kind, calm n efficient. Dr W was kind, gentle and took his time. When I couldn't assume a position to be fully examined he asked me how he would be able to examine my injury and he worked w/ me- I was so uncomfortable & he suggested PT to be sure there are no future limitations and more info on the extent of the injury. Confident, humble, accomodating, professional, kind, relaxed, careful. Wonderful experience!
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Shari G in Spfld, MA – Jul 11, 2018
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Completely resolved the calcification in my shoulder. No more pain and complete mobility now.
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West Hartford – Apr 23, 2018
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Dr Wasserlauf and Kristen his pa are the best. They both listen really well and u can ask any question and get thoughtful answers.
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Lisa Fournier in Litchfield – Mar 27, 2018
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I am very pleased with Dr. Wasserlauf, he is always friendly and always give him self time to explain. i have a problem with my shoulder, and Dr. Wasserlauf is very professional, and trying everything to help me, get arid of my pain.
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Jette Fischer in Bloomfield Ct. – Mar 13, 2018
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Before i was under the knife, five people had heard of and enthusiastically recommended Dr. Wasserlauf. How lucky! Sure enough, he was excellent. You'll be in great hands.
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Chion in Hartford, CT – Aug 10, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2003
Washington University Barnes Jewish
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Columbia University Ny Ortho Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(860) 242-3000

Dr. Wasserlauf accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
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Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
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Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wasserlauf treats Shoulder Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Wasserlauf treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Adhesive Capsulitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wasserlauf treats Adhesive Capsulitis more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Wasserlauf treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wasserlauf treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Wasserlauf treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Wasserlauf's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Advanced Orthopedics New England

Advanced Orthopedics and Urgent Care35 Jolley Dr Ste 301 Bloomfield, CT 06002
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 8:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)