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Dr. Ross Benthien, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Benthien

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, PC

31 Seymour St # 607 Hartford, CT 06106

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Dr. Ross Benthien, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Benthien accepts the following insurance:

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
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Benthien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benthien performs Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Benthien performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Ankle Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benthien treats Ankle Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Benthien treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Benthien treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Benthien treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Benthien's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Dr. Benthien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benthien

2.9

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
39.02439024390244%
(16)
4 Stars
9.75609756097561%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.317073170731708%
(3)
1 Star
43.90243902439025%
(18)

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Completely unprofessional and uncaring which is not the biggest problem, because as long as your good who cares what your personality is like. But He completely ignored symptoms and treatments that his colleagues recommended. He also degraded colleagues in front of me and other medical professionals.
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To start, i completely ruptured my Achilles 5.5 weeks ago and had it operated on by Dr Benthien 4 weeks ago to the day. I will also say I found Dr Benthien by a referall from my sister is a doctor at Mass General and inquired in her own orthopedic department. I knew nothing about him and found that most reviews said his bedside manner was very brusque and that he was frankly a jerk but probably a good surgeon. I ultimately decided I couldn’t care less about his bedside manner because i want
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I saw him and he did an outstanding job. My foot is totally healed and my quality of life is better because he fixed me. He was excellent
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Foot and ankle specialist he very well may be. He has very little compassion, has smug condescending attitude. After months of pain, finally agreed to send me for ultrasound guided injections. They are temporary. When discussing a long term solution, he is dismissive and arrogant. Stated he has seen worse, and just come back for injections. I never felt he listened to my concerns or cared for me in the least. Staff was friendly and professional. P.A. was very helpful and answered my questions.
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If I could select 0, I would. Incorrectly recommended immediate weight bearing for an injury. Six weeks later, I have nonunion of a fracture and displaced bone (was not originally displaced). If you ask him a question, he is rude and condescending. He clearly missed the day in class when they teach bedside manner. Absolutely do not recommend.
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Dr. Benthien And his staff were wonderful, caring and supportive during the recuperation of my broken ankle. I was also provided with professional medical treatment. I would recommend Dr. Benthien to all.
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I recently had the opportunity to meet him for my son which had surgery with him. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He made recommendations and left us with the choice but was very thorough and actually talked to us and seemed genuinely concerned.
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WOW.... after reading the negative responses I turned to my husband & said.."is this our Orthopedic surgeon we find very confident & skilled in his practices"? We will agree on a lesser degree on his bedside manner but if all of you want is a great personality with humor, call your docs office & ask about their personality first & then make or not make an appt. Friends, family & other doctors recommended him highly for his excellent skills & thorough diagnosis. We are extremely satisfied PT's
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I recently fell down a flight a stairs. After a week, my ankle was still very swollen and bruised, and I had trouble walking and keeping up with my daily activities. The first thing out of his mouth when he walked into the room was "So, how often do you fall down stairs?" He proceeded to let me know that despite how swollen my ankle was, I obviously was lying about pain. Clearly this man sees it's a liability case and wants nothing to do with it. He spent no more than 3 minutes with me.
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I was misdiagnosed by Dr Benthiens PA. I was sent for a guided cortisone shot and physical therapy. depleted my FSA in copays and never got rid of the pain. nothing more than an x ray was done. Come to find out I had torn and literally destroyed tendons and not even the tendon treated. I found a doctor who actually requested am MRI and had emergency surgery last week. Considering a malpractice suit. T
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Biography

Dr. Ross Benthien, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Mercy Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Uconn John Dempsey Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
2004
2004
2003
1998

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)