Dr. John Dunleavy, MD

Dr. John Dunleavy, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Dunleavy, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Danbury, CT. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

2 Riverview Dr

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 797-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dunleavy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dunleavy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dunleavy to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Dunleavy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Ridgefield CT/NYC |
Would not send anyone to Dr. Dunleavy if they want to be treated fairly and like whole human beings. My pain was dismissed, I was misdiagnosed and my problem was made worse by his arrogance and not listening to me and doing he tests I clearly required. The next office I went to had an othopedist who cared, treated me like a whole person who ws in pain and had a serious condition needing treatemnt. Will never return to this office.
in Southbury, CT |
Excellent orthopedic surgeon. I was out of work for 5 weeks and his staff was very helpful submitting the paperwork for a Leave of Absence.
in Danbury, CT |
I saw Dr Dunleavy because of a slip and fall. Because of his negligence I have a permanent disability. My hamstring is permanently severed and cannot be reconnected because he put me off. The tissue is dead and had he taken me seriously originally I could have had surgery to reattach my hamstring .
in Danbury, CT |
Just had my hip replacement last week. Dr. Dunleavy is a caring physician who's confidence and level of expertise made him an easy choice for me. Ignore the negative reviews. If you are particular about your surgeon and looking for the best possible outcome, Dr. Dunleavy is the doctor for you. Will be scheduling my 2nd hip as soon as possible.
Danbury, CT |
Horrible experience -- The dr spent about 5 total minutes with me. Went in for a muscle complaint and dr decided in a 30 second review of x-rays and MRI that I needed my hip replaced. Dr made pronouncement and then left. Ridiculous treatment. I've had longer consultations with hardware guy. Saw 2nd dr who treated my condition and said my hip had some arthritis but could easily be managed through exercise and aspirin.
New Milford, CT |
I would not recommend Dr. Dunleavy or this office to my worst enemy. It is all about money here and has a secretarial staff that couldn't care less. Will not be treated like this by a physician--no less-ever again.
New Fairfield, Connecticut |
Very personable and attentive. Really listened to my concerns and took the time to answer my questions.
in Danbury, CT |
I recently visited Dr. Dunleavy for a left hip issue and pain. I aked for an x-ray to be taken to be on the safe side knowing I had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and he was correct in his findings. He showed me my x-ray results and explained my condition and gave me options. Thank you Dr. Dunleavy ! Mike C. Danbury Ct.
in New York, NY |
Pompus and self serving. Doesn't listen to patients needs or concerns. Office secretary is awful. Whatever you do make every effort to find someone you will trust with your health.
in Southbury, CT |
Thorough. Answered all questions. Intelligent. Checked him out prior to visit. Professional, knowledgeable. Comes highly recommended. Glad we are going to St. Francis Hospital, CT Joint Replacement Institute.
in Middlebury, CT |
Great surgeon. Saved my ankle which was badly broken. Courteous and patient, always took time to provide me with thorough information and answer all my questions. Excellent doctor. and excellent surgical results.
in Bethel, CT |
Dr. Dunleavy replaced both of my knees this year. He thoroughly explained the procedure and answered all my questions. I was walking the same day and home in two days after both surgeries. My advice to anyone who is thinking of joint replacement surgery, follow your doctor's advice, do the physical therapy as suggested by your doctor, and make some form of exercise a part of your daily life style for the rest of your life!!
in Southbury, CT |
Six months ago Dr. Dunleavy replaced my right hip. He explained all aspects of the procedure and recovery upfront answering my questions before being asked. My surgery went smoothly, I was walking several hours later and was home the next day going up and down the stairs. I never experienced any pain and have a rather small incision. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Dunleavy was professional, excellent as a surgeon, personable, and always willing to spend as much time with me as I needed.
in Bridgeport, CT |
Very impatient and rude doctor. It appears he formed an opinion before meeting with me or hearing my complaint.
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Dr. Dunleavy accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Dunleavy has admitting privileges

Saint Francis Care
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
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Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
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