Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(29)
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Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD
Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Norwalk, CT. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Protomastro is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital.

761 Main Ave Ste 115

Norwalk, CT 06851

Contact Information

(203) 845-2200

Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD

Dr. Paul Protomastro, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Shoulder Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
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more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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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.

Education

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Harvard University, School Of Medicine-Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General, The Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doctors - Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, 2011 & 201
Media & Publications

Dr. Protomastro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Protomastro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Protomastro to family and friends
3.6
based on 29 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Protomastro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Wilton CT |
Dr Protomastro's bedside manner (lack thereof), arrogance and lack of patient concern is remarkable. Post ankle surgery, Dr P completely disregarded continued health issues tied to her diabetes, specifically the incision which caused an emergency trip to wound care and 3 weeks of excruciating treatment at another hospital and also missed an RSD diagnosis causing horrible pain and delayed healing. Horrible, horrible experience. WOULD NEVER recommend seeing him.
in norwalk, ct |
excellent clinician-- pleasant bedside manner
in Newtown, CT |
the best rotator cuff surgeon out there, no pain fast recovery the staff is through and prompt. Costal orthopedics is a great group
in Westport, CT |
Dr. Protomastro was brought in by Norwalk Hospital to do a repair of my shattered right wrist after I fell on ice in 2008. It was a complicated second surgery after the initial emergency surgery done to prevent infection and set my wrist. He did such a beautiful job and withmy subsequent therapy was completely successful in fully restoring 100% of the use of my hand and wrist and arm functions. I am right handed and I cannot say enough my gratitude that I have full use and no impairment or pain.
in Norwalk, CT |
I thought he was great! Dr. Proto explained very clearly that my broken wrist would benefit from surgery and that I would have my flexibility and life back to nearly normal in 3 months. He couldn't have been more right. I am 6 weeks post surgery and I am without the brace and able to do most everything my life requires. I was disciplined in my hand therapy. BTW they are part of his medical group and are great. Liked his personality, his professionalism and his caring manner. Good Doc!
in Norwalk, CT |
Very positive experience for ER emergency surgery for ankle fracture. Very professional, efficient and courteous. His office runs smoothly and efficiently, making all follow up appointments easy to deal with. I highly recommend Dr. Protomastro.
in Westport, CT |
In October 2015, I completely tore my rotator cuff while throwing a ball. Dr. Protomastro saw me on a walk-in basis, and confirmed the diagnosis through an x-ray and an MRI. Surgery was on Nov. 10, and sutures removed Nov. 20. Arthroscopic, so barely visible incisions. I can't say enough about how great my shoulder feels at this point; recovery going much better than I anticipated. Doctor was very specific with what activities could be done, and when, and recovery times. Highly recommend
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Dr. Protomastro accepts 13 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
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) 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. Protomastro has admitting privileges

Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06850
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