Dr. Robert Kennon, MD

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Orthopedics New England 1579 Straits Tpke Ste E Middlebury, CT 06762 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Kennon, MD
Dr. Robert Edward "Ted" Kennon is originally from Georgia and moved to Connecticut in 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He then completed a General Surgery Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Kennon continued his training with a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction with the Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Kennon maintains privileges at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford where he performs all of his joint replacement surgeries, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Kennon is a frequent presenter at medical conferences and courses throughout the country and has written numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, worked on implant design, and lectured on minimally invasive hip replacement and knee replacement techniques.

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Dr. Kennon is committed to providing the most up to date and best care for his patients. He also brings his expertise and philosophy as a mechanical engineer to orthopaedics and to the operating room, both in solving patient's problems and being involved in prosthetic implant designs.

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Orthopedics New England1579 Straits Tpke Ste E
Middlebury, CT 06762
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based on 44 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kennon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Meriden, CT |
Thank God for Dr. Kennon and his staff, as well as everyone at St. Francis Hospital!!! I had two total hip replacements done back to back and I feel like a completely new person! Family, friends, and co-workers have told me, I look younger and say they can't get over the difference and how quick the recovery. I walked in pain with a cane for over a year. I was depressed and anxious until I went and saw Doc Kennon. That was immediately relieved in one visit with him. He's the BEST!
in Cheshire, CT |
From the first appointment when I met Dr. Kennon he was very attentive and spent a lot of time answering all my questions and my wifes. I had both hips replaced, eight weeks apart, and feel very lucky to have had Dr. Kennon as my surgeon. I am progressing well and we have used his book to answer questions we've had. The overall experience has been excellent and I would highly recommend him to anyone with hip problems.
in Tolland, CT |
If you are looking for an ortho/hip/knee expert, look no further. After a number of procedures over the years, this was by far my best surgical experience. I had the BEST -Dr. Kennon and his medical-surgical support/office team. From my first appointment to my post-op visits I felt like I was his only patient. I was treated like someone special. One in a million. Find out for yourself!
in Easton, ct |
I would highly, highly recommend dr. kennon. I had total hip replacement surgery and saw 3 doctors before I chose him and I made the right decision. Frontal hip surgery is the only way to go. My recovery was so much better than a friend of mine was who had posterior on the exact same day. Hers was so much harder. Dr. Kennon is kind, has a great demeanor, and is an expert at what he does so well. By the way, another friend had knee surgery by him and was as pleased as I was. GOOD LUCK.
in Wallingford, CT |
Full hip replacement was explained in detail and any and all questions were answered thoroughly and patiently (even though I am sure he has answered them all a million times it was like it was the first time he was asked). I knew exactly what to expect at each step in the process so there were no surprises. All went EXACTLY as planned and explained. FOLLOW his instructions. READ the book and do what it says. Could not have gone smoother! Go to St Francis Joint Repl. Inst. to get it done if u can
in Orange, CT |
I did my homework and choose Dr Kennon and St Francis for my knee replacement. I live in the New Haven / Bridgeport area and there were lots of doctors and hospitals much closer. As a Benefits Broker - I have access to info on medical providers and Dr Kennon is not only top notch in CT he and his partner - Dr Keggi - are as good as it gets ANYWHERE! In addition to being a great medical mind and practitioner - he is very friendly and really listens - he is a Southern Gentleman.
I recently had my second total hip replacement with Dr. Kennon and I couldn't be happier. I was a candidate to actually leave the same day as surgery. I had PT come to my home and used a walker for a couple of days, moved onto the cane for a few more days and was walking with no assistance before my 2 week check up. I can't recommend Dr. Kennon enough. He performs a much less invasive surgery which results in much quicker healing and the scar is minimal.
in Amston, CT |
Dr. Kennon is a wonderful doctor. He is a good listener and is always calm when speaking to you with a soft voice. He explains things well. He did a fantastic job on my hip replacement and basically gave me a new lease on life. I highly recommend him to anyone. By far my favorite doctor ever!
in Barkhamsted, CT |
I have had a hip replacement and both knees replaced. My mom had a knee replacement and my brother had a hip replacement. You can call it a family affair. I cannot give enough praise to Dr. Kennon for his surgical skills, his before and after care. He listens, explains, and cares. His staff is totally efficient and professional. He changed me from being in constant excruciating pain to having a new lease on life. God has blessed him - and his patients.
in Watertown, CT |
I had a couple of shots in my thighs and felt so much better after.
in Connecticut |
Knowledgeable, compassionate, spends a lot of time answering questions and thoroughly explaining treatment options.
West Hartford |
Just had my second hip replaced by Dr. Kennon. This hip was a little harder to recover from than the first one but my experience with this practice has been excellent. Kennon has a good bedside manner and inspires confidence. The staff is mostly first rate.
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  • Dr. Robert Edward "Ted" Kennon is originally from Georgia and moved to Connecticut in 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He then completed a General Surgery Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Kennon continued his training with a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction with the Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation.
  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Kennon maintains privileges at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford where he performs all of his joint replacement surgeries, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Kennon is a frequent presenter at medical conferences and courses throughout the country and has written numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, worked on implant design, and lectured on minimally invasive hip replacement and knee replacement techniques.

Dr. Kennon's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kennon is committed to providing the most up to date and best care for his patients.  He also brings his expertise and philosophy as a mechanical engineer to orthopaedics and to the operating room, both in solving patient's problems and being involved in prosthetic implant designs.

Dr. Kennon says...

Dr. Kennon specializes in hip and knee problems and surgery.  His primary focus is on hip and knee arthritis and related conditions.  Dr. Kennon has performed more than 2000 anterior approach total hip replacements, as well as anterior Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty for 10 years since it was introduced in the US.  He has also performed more than 2000 total knee replacements.  He is a frequent faculty speaker at courses for surgeons learning minimally invasive joint replacement techniques and has published numerous articles.

Dr. Kennon says...

Dr. Kennon has performed more than 2000 anterior approach total hip replacements, as well as anterior Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty for 10 years since it was introduced in the US.  He has performed outpatient total joint replacement for select patients. He has also performed more than 2000 total knee replacements.  He performs knee arthroscopy for meniscal tears and related conditions.

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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

  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale-New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation, Fellowship In Hip and Knee Replacement

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Georgia Tech

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Hip Surgery
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate