Dr. James Piorkowski, MD

Dr. James Piorkowski, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. James Piorkowski, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Glastonbury, CT. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

195 Eastern Blvd # 200

Glastonbury, CT 06033

Contact Information

(860) 527-7161

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Medicaid

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Synovial Biopsy
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Hip Fracture
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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries


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  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Complex Fracture Reconstruction
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • College Of The Holy Cross
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Ct School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Missouri / Columbia Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Piorkowski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Piorkowski to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Piorkowski's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (14)
in Bristol CT |
I was bit by a dog and went to the ER where they put 7 stitches in my finger. Sent me home.next day it was swollen and very infected. That's when I met Dr. Piorkowski who immediatly saw me and removed my stitches cleaned the wound and dressed it. The next day my hand was much better. Thanks for Dr Piorkowski who saved my finger from being amputated.. I can't Thank Him Enough for being caring and prompt !! Need more Doctors like You. Eliza Van Ens
in East Hampton, CT |
Dr. PIORKOWSKI gave me my life back, reattaching nerves and tendons in four fingers in my left hand. He was attentive, available anytime for questions, and very compassionate. His,skill level was definitely off the charts. I highly recommend him.
in Avon, CT |
Highly recommend. We came to Dr. Piorkowski following a visit to the urgent care to find my daughter had severed tendons in her finger while cutting fruit. He had a great bedside manner with both me and my teen. He was completely upfront about the general success rate for this type of surgery and the aggressive PT to follow. 8 weeks out we couldn't be happier - excellent results and almost full use of her hand with some more PT. If you sever your flexor tendon, this is the Dr you want!
Wethersfield, CT |
Had a severed ligament in my thumb, made the appointment on a Tuesday, was in on Thursday. Solid repair with a good outlook
in Deep River, CT |
I met Dr. Piorkowski as a result of a terrible car accident in which my wrist was fractured in 3 places. He wasn't sure it could be fixed, but took xrays and consulted with innumerable colleagues and did in fact fix it! He is hugely competent, amazingly kind and I would recommend him in a heartbeat! He LISTENS to his patients and did an amazing job for me!
in Prospect, Ct |
I'm recovering from a major surgery that Dr.Piorkowski performed in October of 2016. I had a open compound fracture with my tibia and fibula that required a muscle flap and a skin flap. I wasn't aware of how the surgery was done or performed but what I did know was it was a major surgery that will require a long recovery. It's been almost 6 months and the surgery was successful. I would most certainly recommend Dr.Piorkowski, he was very professional, honest and very involved.
in Harwinton, CT |
Dr. Piorkowski took me on for a traumatic complex below the knee amputation following a motorcycle accident. He handled a total of 7 procedures for me from the amputation to the skin graft, also following up on the progress of my broken femur. I was able to reach him at any point to ask any type of question, including outside normal business hours. His tireless effort had me up on my prosthesis about 3&1/2 months after my accident. Thanks Jim
in West Hartford, CT |
I recently was referred to Dr James Piorkowski for the removal of a Merkel Cell Carcinoma tumor on my left index finger. The procedure was handle in the most professional way. Upon meeting Dr Piorkowski, he put me right at ease and explain exactly how we would proceed. I felt confident and ready for my surgery. I highly recommend Dr James Piorkowski for his professionalism, experience, and patient relationship.
West Hartford, CT |
Would definitely recommend this physician. Very knowledgeable, kind and caring. Not only did he help heal my broken bone but healed my spirit too.
in Manchester, CT |
Through the care Dr. James Piorkowski provided to me for a recent tricep injury, he has demonstrated nothing but the highest levels of professionalism, thoroughness, and competence in my treatment. He has gone above and beyond in making himself available and educating me about my injury and recovery. I highly recommend him.
in Willington, CT |
I would recommend Dr. James Poirkowski to anyone who has suffered a traumatic hand injury. I was bit by a cat and developed a severe infection within hours. Being my dominant hand I was very concerned when things did not improve after 5 days in Rockville Hospital. I was discharged and within 24 hours back in the ER and immediately 911'd to Hartford hospital. It was here that I first met Dr Poirkowski after another 5 days in the hospital and 3 more surgeries he saved my hand. Forever grateful
in Wethersfield, CT |
I broke my right femur March 4. Dr. Piorkowski was kind, gentle, soothing, knowledgeable, understanding and patient. He took the time to address my concerns and after a long surgery he took the time to again explain it to my family. He is dedicated, hardworking and makes sure that every option is explored. He makes you feel special and that you're his only patient. I would give him 100 stars based on my experience. Superior doctor!!!
in Connecticut |
Dr, Piorkowski radiated confidence and comforted me the moment I met him. He made me understand exactly what I was going to go through and said it in a manner that made me feel he would be there for me every step of the way. This felt great given the pain i was going through and the complexity of the surgery I was about to have.
in Plainville, CT |
My 2 year old daughter recently experienced a very traumatic hand injury where she almost lost one of her fingers. I am beyond grateful that she received treatment from Dr. Piorkowski. He has been extremely committed to providing the best care for her. In the days after her surgery he continued to follow up with us, and even came to our home to ensure she was healing ok, on Easter Sunday! I would also like to commend the staff at The Hand Center in Glastonbury, who have all been exceptional.
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Dr. Piorkowski accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Medicaid

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