Dr. Todd O'Brien, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. O'Brien
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Massachusetts General Orthopaedic Associates

104 Endicott St Ste Ll00 Danvers, MA 01923

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(978) 882-6901

Dr. Todd O'Brien, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Danvers, MA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. O'Brien has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Massachusetts / Worcester Campus medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. O'Brien to book an appointment.


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Dr. O'Brien is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. O'Brien

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. O'Brien treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. O'Brien treats other conditions, please contact the office at (978) 882-6901.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. O'Brien typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. O'Brien typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Bursitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Synovial Biopsy

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(978) 882-6901

Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Fallon Community Health Plan
Central and Portions of Eastern Massachusetts HMO-Basic
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
Humana
Tricare
Medicaid
Managed Care
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Neighborhood Health Plan Commonwealth Choice
Network Health
Network Health HMO
Network Health PPO
Tricare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts Medicare Preferred Basic Plan HMO
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

4.8

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
85.29411764705883%
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4 Stars
11.764705882352942%
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1 Star
2.9411764705882355%
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (31)
  • Office environment (30)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (30)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Fantastic Surgeon. Performed should replacement surgery for me. Spent time explaining procedure and made me feel confident about the surgery and his ability and experience.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ellen – Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. O’Brien is an incredible doctor, he has helped me three times, He is kind, courteous and very knowledgeable in his work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. I admire him as an outstanding doctor, and with his head nurse at his side they make a fabulous team. Thank you, both, for your help and care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marlene – Sep 17, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. O’Brien after breaking a chunk of bone off my humerus in a motocross racing accident. I was in severe discomfort as the loose, jagged bone fragment was wedged up in an area it had no business being in. No matter how I positioned my body I was in agony. Dr. O’Brien was able to squeeze me in the same day I contacted his office. He then was able to schedule me for surgery within 72 hours. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge of shoulder injuries and his candid responses and explanations about the different surgical options available for my particular situation. Also very evident was the passion he has for his job and for helping his patients. I felt completely comfortable and confident in his abilities after our initial consultation. Surgery went extremely well and my discomfort post-op was minimal. Most impressive to me was the absence of significant swelling after a major surgical procedure. That alone showed me the precision with which he operates.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Smith – Aug 03, 2019
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Dr. O'Brien is one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. Years ago having had bilateral elbow fractures and numerous surgeries on both arms no doctor I have ever seen compares to Dr. O'Brien. His extensive knowledge of elbows and shoulders and treatment plan far exceeds any of your expectations. Most importantly, his caring, calmness bedside manner assures you that you are in the best of care and trust his judgment totally. I am so fortunate to have met him and thank God everyday for putting my care in his hands. Thank you Dr. O'Brien!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Marotta in Marblehead, MA – Jun 01, 2019
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Very intense and Dr Todd spent valuable time with me explaining all my options. He actually called me at home to suggest I think about an MRI, which I have done and have decided to go ahead with it.
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What could be improved
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May 11, 2019
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Great experience with a fabulous outcome. Staff is friendly. I had a shoulder replacement ten days ago. I can’t believe how I feel. I got two other opinions and I do grateful I went with Dr O’Brien. Thank you thank you
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May 07, 2019
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I'm in week 11 after some rotator cuff repair and I'm so excited to be feeling this good. During my last PT visit my range of motion was better than expected and my pain level is drastically better than before surgery. I believe the secret to my success is first of all choosing the right surgeon. But after that and nearly as important is following post op instructions thru PT and rehab, while protecting the repair as much as possible.
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May 03, 2019
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Not sure I should post this as it could increase Dr. O’Brien’s rating/clientele, making it harder for me to see him if needed, but I’ll be mature about this. And honest. My PT recommended Dr. O’Brien when I partially tore my rotator cuff. After thoughtful consultation with Dr. O’Brien (and then fully tearing the cuff) it was time for surgery. Dr. O’Brien is respectful, kind, thorough, very smart, responsive, and has a wonderful sense of humor. He and his entire team were a pleasure to work with.
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Dara VanRemoortel – Sep 09, 2017
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I have never met such a kind and compassionate doctor. I was sincerely impressed with his attentive bedside manner and was very pleased with actually finding a doctor that listens to what you have to say.
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Dolly Pizzimenti in Peabody, MA – Sep 07, 2017
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Dr O' Brien is the best!
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Stephen Gosselin in Methuen, MA – Aug 02, 2017
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Nice down to earth Dr, kind of tells you how it is for what the Dr See's..My only problem is he told me to pick up a report of what he found after the progression of an injury i had a year before..And was not there after i made a special trip out of my way...Not a big deal, but still have not got what i needed yet with out making another trip back to see him...Great Dr, very easy to talk to..
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Nov 09, 2016
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I am a Physician Assistant and have assisted Dr. O'Brien in the operating room. He is a perfectionist and treats his patients like family. He would be the first Orthopedic Surgeon I would call if I had an issue, especially in the upper extremity. GREAT DOCTOR!!! I sent my Husband to him.
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Cape Neddick, ME – Oct 11, 2016
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I had my shoulder replaced by Dr O'Brien a year ago. Prior to that if I went sailing for an afternoon it would hurt something awful. I went to PT and they gave me complete range of motion, as good as new. I skied 79 days last winter and I attribute that to giving me my strength back and developing the muscles again. I sailed this summer holding the main sheet and pushing and pulling the tiller with no pain. It is as good as new and a miracle.
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George Snow in Marblehead, MA – Sep 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. O'Brien provides comprehensive care for the shoulder with compassion and empathy.  He believes that shared decision making with his patients is...Read more

Biography

Dr. Todd O'Brien grew up in Andover, MA. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Rochester. He earned his MD from the University...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Yale School of Management
2004
Strong Mem Hosp-Univ of Rochester
Residency Hospital
2000
Strong Mem Hosp-Univ of Rochester
Internship Hospital
1999
University of Massachusetts / Worcester Campus
Medical School
1992
University Of Rochester
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Does Dr. Todd O'Brien, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Todd O'Brien, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. O'Brien frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow. See all practice areas where Dr. O'Brien specializes.

Where is Dr. Todd O'Brien, MD's office located?

Dr. O'Brien's office is located at 104 Endicott St Ste Ll00, Danvers, MA 01923. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Massachusetts General Orthopaedic Associates

MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care104 Endicott St Ste Ll00 Danvers, MA 01923
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Beverly Hospital

Beverly, MA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

North Shore Medical Center

Salem, MA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)