Dr. Lawrence Schweitzer, MD

Dr. Lawrence Schweitzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Lawrence Schweitzer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

33 Hospital Ave

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 792-5558

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schweitzer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
more than 87% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Schweitzer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schweitzer "Dr. Lawrence Schweitzer joined Connecticut Family Orthopedics in 1979. Dr. Schweitzer specializes in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and the knee, arthroscopy of the knee, trauma and general orthopedics. Dr. Schweitzer complete his general surgical internship at the Victoria General Hospital, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1975. He remained at the Victoria General Hospital while completing his orthopedics residency training, serving as chief orthopedic resident from 1978-1979. He has privileges at Danbury Hospital and Danbury Surgical Center. Dr. Schweitzer is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut State Orthopedic Society and the Fairfield County Medical Society. "


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5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

95  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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34  Procedures


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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.


  • Boston University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Dalhousie University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Victoria Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schweitzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schweitzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schweitzer to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schweitzer'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 (2)

Dr. Schweitzer did total knee replacement surgery on both my knees in two separate operations March 22 2017 and January 17 2018. From the first visit Dr. Schweitzer listened to my concerns and explained the prceedure clearly and compassionately. His surgical team at Danbury hospital is just as...more
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I had a hip replacement performed by him. It was not successful.I walk with a limp and cannot stand for very long. I I have no balance and need to walk with a cane.He said I would get better over time, but it never did. Dale Murena
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