Accepting new patients

Dr. John Aversa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 76

Dr. Aversa

Connecticut Orthopaedic Spclsts

2408 Whitney Ave Hamden, CT 06518

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. John Aversa, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1967 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


Dr. Aversa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aversa

2.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
36%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
8%
(2)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
52%
(13)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Aversa?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Aversa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. John Aversa, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Was sent here for Workman's comp. Had pain, numbness and tingling in my fingers and arm. He spent no time with me, said"No big deal, It's Carpal tunnel." I ask for a shot and he said we need a diagnosis. Sent me to a nerve test. Came back not carpal tunnel, but a pinched nerve. They couldn't tell me what nerve. On the follow up, I was still in pain. Again, spent no time, seemed surprised that I had an x-ray, ON MY INITIAL VISIT TO HIM!. When I persisted that the the problem was still there, he asked "Why does this concern you so much?" Really??!! What a waste of time. One of my worst experiences with a Physician of any type. I went to a chiropractor for PT and he detected what nerve was causing the problem in the first 5 minutes. This "Dr." should be in another line of work.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. John Aversa, MD?
Reply
He didn't even do an XRay of Mom's hip, but recommended a hip replacement. The doctor at the second opinion properly diagnosed her herniated (spinal) disc, gave us a PT plan, and she was good with that.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. John Aversa, MD?
Reply
Totally wrong history on my injury, I fell two days before visit and could not walk. His notes said I had a two week history of knee pain and no gait disturbance. He had to remove blood from my knee and sent me for an MRI. He told me three different diagnosis at each visit - very confusing. When I asked him about it, he told me to look it up on the internet. When I asked him to look at one image on my MRI, he told me to get another doctor. Then he lied in his notes as to this appt. Confusing!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. John Aversa, MD?
Reply
I'm and the father of 2 teenage daughter's. Both are three sport athlete's. Both needed knee surgery in the last year. We could not have asked for a more talented or caring surgeon and staff. The rehab staff is second to none.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. John Aversa, MD?
Reply
Did not provide me with any alternative treatment options. Little concern for patient.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. John Aversa, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Aversa?

About Me

Care Philosophy

dedicated to thorough compassionate care of our patients

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1975
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1970
Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1970
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Center
Residency Hospital
1968
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Med Center
Internship Hospital
1967
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1963
New York University
Undergraduate School
1975
1970
1970
1968
1967
1963

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Aversa accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(203) 407-3505

Dr. Aversa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Aversa's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Aversa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aversa treats Joint Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Aversa treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aversa treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Aversa treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bursitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aversa treats Bursitis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Aversa treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

Dr. Aversa's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum 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)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Connecticut Orthopaedic Spclsts

1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
2
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
3
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
4
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Aversa treats patients.

Learn more