Dr. John Irving, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. John Irving, MD
Dr. John Irving, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Branford, CT. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Irving is affiliated with Yale - New Haven Hospital and Griffin Hospital.

The Orthopaedics Group

469 W Main St

Branford, CT 06405

Contact Information

(203) 865-6784

Dr. John Irving, MD

Dr. John Irving, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Irving's Experience

Dr. Irving's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 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
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Mayo Graduate School Of Med Mayo Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Irving has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Irving's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Irving to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Irving'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 (10)
in Old Saybrook, CT |
I highly recommend Dr. Irving to anyone considering hip replacement. He and his staff, including Milford Hospital, made the entire experience positive, easy, and above all, successful. Three weeks after the surgery I was out and about, including rehearsing for a show; by six weeks I could ride my bike; by 8 weeks I was completely back into normal physical activities including water aerobics and yoga; and in the fourth month out from surgery I was playing tennis.
It’s been seven years since my hip and knee replacement and I continue to be grateful to Dr. Irving for his fine work. A little known fact about the doctor is that he has the markings of an actor, a thespian. Most notably of these is his very high emotional quotient which allows him to understand and thereby relate to others so well. I would say, he is an amazingly endowed individual.
in Northford Ct |
I had bilateral hip surgery and was back working in my barn in about 5 weeks. I am now riding horses again, ?? Dr Irving gave me my life back! ( thanks to Shannon too!)
in branford, ct |
Dr. Irving and his staff including out-patient physical therapy were efficient and concerned anout my evaluation and needs at each stage of postoperative hip replacement surgery. I was particularly impressed with the follow up calls from various staff which continued for the three months following surgery.
in Guilford, CT |
Dr. Irving and his staff are professional, competent and compassionate – the best! He replaced my left knee in 2012; in 2014 it developed a staph infection. Following debridement, he and my infectious disease dr. put me on antibiotic suppression therapy. It failed. On 4/12/17, he removed the prosthesis. My case is complicated; my reluctance for revision surgery made it more so, but he's confident I will be cured. Real recovery begins after I get another new knee - we hope in June. Stay tuned!
in Milford, CT |
I am so grateful to Dr. Irving who gave me my fabulous new hip! I could hardly walk when I went to see Dr. Irving. It was amazing within a few weeks I was feeling great. He is compassionate and an extraordinary surgeon. I recommend him to anyone who is dealing with hip or knee problems. I plan on having a knee replacement this fall, and wouldn't consider any other doctor to do my surgery! Thank you so much Dr. Irving. Kelly G.
in East Haven, CT |
Dr. Irving has done bilateral total knee and hip surgeries over the years on me and has always treated me as a real person and not just a conveyor belt patient, next, nope; that's not Dr. Irving ! Not only is he a top notch surgeon, but a really great person himself. The last surgery he did for me, his office called me and asked if they could change my hip surgery date to the following day. It was because he wanted more time to work on me to get it corrected to the best if could be for me !!!!
in Pompano Beach, FL |
Dr Irving replaced my left hip in 2013, and is replacing my right hip in Sept 2016!
in Bridgeport, CT |
I had my left hip replacement July 21 15 and my right knee done April 2016. Excellent Doctor and Staff. Always outstanding Work and a Speedy Recovery
in Hamden, CT |
I had a total knee replacement 2 weeks ago and I'm doing great. No one can believe how well I'm walking and doing in such a short period of time. I waited several years to have this surgery because I HEARD HOW PAINFUL AND DIFFICULT THIS WAS. I didn't find it that way at all. His method of performing the surgery is what helps the patients progresses. I would STRONGLY recommend this wonderful man to anyone considering a total knee replacement. HE IS THE BEST.
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Dr. Irving accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • 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
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Irving has admitting privileges

Griffin Hospital
130 Division St
Derby, CT 06418
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Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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