Dr. John Dunleavy, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. John Dunleavy, MD
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. Dr. Dunleavy is affiliated with Danbury Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Ridgefield CT |
Office never answers the phone or returns calls. dr. Dunleavy is very self centered, arrogant and greedy. My surgery had complications and he didn't want to know about it. Find better care.
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.
Bethel, CT |
I had the same type of experience as the patient from Bridgeport. The type of attitude and care you get seems almost to depend on who you are. My advice--stay clear of this office for joint replacements.
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Foot Sprain
  • 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
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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