Dr. Robert Arciero, MD

Dr. Robert Arciero, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. Robert Arciero, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story


Farmington, CT 06030

Contact Information

(860) 679-6600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Arciero's Experience

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

Dr. Arciero's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arciero "Dr. Robert Arciero is a professor and chief of the Sports Medicine Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health. He is also the director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at UConn Health. Dr. Arciero is an active team physician for the UConn athletic programs providing sports care for the men's and women's basketball, football, and hockey teams. He is also an orthopaedic team physician for USA Hockey and was the lead physician for the 2004 World Championship team. Dr. Arciero is the author of over 100 scientific articles on ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Arciero has won several national and international awards. These include the prestigious O'Donahue award for best clinical research investigating anterior cruciate ligament injuries from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the first place award for the best research study on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair from the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.His main area of expertise is arthroscopic surgery with a primary focus on knee ligament instability, cartilage repair and shoulder instability. He has special interest in the management of complex injuries of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Arciero is also a faculty member of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement. His interests include osteotomies and cartilage repair procedures to preserve the knee joint. "


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Cancer
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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.


  • St. Bonaventure University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Madigan Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Us Military Academy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arciero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arciero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arciero to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Arciero's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Sandy Hook |
Dr. Arciero is a talented, kind surgeon. He replaced our daughter's meniscus and performed a femoral allograft (replacing damaged femur and cartilage) Truly life-changing, we can't thank him enough.
Farmington, CT |
It was obvious Dr. Arciero was not giving his full attention. Getting answers to questions and additional information was like pulling teeth. He was uninterested in devoting serious time to my medical issue.
West Hartford, CT |
Dr Arciero operated on my shoulder after a mountain bicycle accident in 2010. This included restoring a shattered glenoid by inserting a pair of two-inch screws into the joint. Not only was the operation very successful, but Dr Arciero's bed side manner was terrific. I was also very impressed and pleased with the six months of physical therapy I received with Uconn Health. Recently, 7 years later, I came back to Dr Arciero with some questions about my joint, and received similar professionalism
in New York, NY |
I've had issues with my shoulder for nearly 10 years. Doctor Arciero has been the only person I've seen for it and I wouldn't go anywhere else. I finally just got cleared yesterday - hopefully for the last time, and I will genuinely miss seeing him. I'm happy my shoulder is fixed, but he is such a kind and caring man. You can tell he really has a calling to help people. He is so knowledgable and makes sure you understand every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to everyone and anyone
Cromwell, CT |
Dr Arciero is one of the best Docs I've ever seen. He listens intently, does a full exam of the problem and explains what is happening and next steps. You never feel you are competing with him while talking. He doesn't rush you or jump to conclusions about what you're trying to say. He is extremely knowledgeable and honestly, very caring. The kind of Doc we all deserve to have!
in Manchester, CT |
Dr. Arciero and his MA were amazing. Very kind and spoke in real people talk so we understood his diagnosis and his suggestion for treatment. He is very knowledgeable and put us at ease from the moment he walked in the room. Although the front desk staff could be friendlier, once you get past that, all is great!!
in Auburn, MA |
My right shoulder was literally destroyed from a football injury that left me in constant pain and limited range of motion. Dr Arciero pinpointed within seconds of my explaining the injury and source(s) of pain exactly what the repair approach would be. His Bed Side Manner is calming and confident and I don't even like needles. I'm currently waiting on surgery for my other shoulder in Worcester, MA and was comparing Patient Satisfaction results to see how my new Surgeon stacked up to #1.
in New Canaan, CT |
Dr Arciero takes his time with his patients, carefully explaining procedures using a white board and imagining. We would highly recommend him for complex shoulder surgeries.
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
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John Dempsey Hospital
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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