James Mazzara, MD

/James Mazzara, MD
James Mazzara, MD

About Dr. James Mazzara, Orthopedic Surgeon in South Windsor, Rocky Hill & Glastonbury, CT

I started my orthopedic surgery practice in 1991. Over 12,000 patients in Manchester, South Windsor, Rocky Hill, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities have trusted me to care for them and perform orthopedic surgery. It is from that experience, and my love of being an orthopedic surgeon, that I still strive to provide excellent and reliable orthopedic care. As a physician and a surgeon, I’m constantly learning and embracing new and innovative ways to treat my patients, allowing them to recover quicker and more completely.

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I graduated from NYU in 1980 and New York Medical College in 1984. My two years of general surgery training was completed at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. From 1986 to 1987 I did research at NYC’s Hospital for Joint Diseases on compartment syndrome and orthopedic oncology. After completing my orthopedic training at St. Luke’s, independently practiced orthopedics until 2017, when I was honored to join the highly regarded surgeons of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford.

My special interest is the treatment of traumatic, degenerative, and sports related conditions for the knee, shoulder, and elbow. In addition to general orthopedic trauma and adult reconstructive surgery, I perform the following:

  • Arthroscopic, reconstructive, and joint replacement surgeries on the shoulder and knee.
  • Non-operative treatment of selective orthopedic conditions with ultrasound-guided plate rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal injured tissue and treat painful joints.

I enjoy working with individuals with sports and work-related conditions as well as middle-aged weekend warriors with sports or work-related injuries. I am experienced in working with the complex and sometimes demanding requirements of patients who are injured on the job.

I am board certified in orthopedic surgery, a fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and an active member of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) has achieved national prominence, high patient satisfaction, and some of the lowest complication rates in the country.

I’ve also been fortunate to be on Connecticut Magazine’s list of the state’s top doctors in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

I reside in South Glastonbury with my wife Cathy.

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James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
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by Deborah Mittica on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
I would highly recommend this great surgeon!

I am a 61 yr.old women who has many surgery done by Dr.mazzara I am like the bionic women I have had shoulders,,elbows,hands,and latest knee placement done never thought I would ever be able to go back to all my sports that I have done before but many thanks to dr.mazzara for putting me back together and now enjoying life again. I would highly recommend this great surgeon! Deborah mittica E.Windsor ct.
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by Scott McCrea on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
his outstanding skills and care

I'm 68 years old, 6' 195 lbs(+-). Generally very healthy and have always been active (skiing-water and snow, hiking, hunting, cut a lot of firewood. I distance ran for 26 years. Both shoulders and both knees repaired. Recently a knee replacement(great). Over the 40 years of wear and tear, Dr. Mazzara has put me back together many times. I can't express how much it has meant to me to 'get back in the game'.. every time, all as a result of his outstanding skills and care. Scott McCrea, Andover Ct
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by Susan S. on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
Dr. Mazzara is an extremely talented specialist

Dr. Mazzara is an extremely talented specialist, which I knew before seeing him from a recommendation. Maybe my symptoms were “text book”, I don’t know, but he spent the time to evaluate my situation, diagnose my condition and recommend treatment options. I left the office knowing my next course of action and truly felt my time was both valued and well-spent.
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by Judith Tsylor on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
EXCELLENT RESULTS EACH TIME

Best orthopedic surgeon around. Have used him times. EXCELLENT RESULTS EACH TIME
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by Anonymous on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
Felt like a person, not a number

Professional without talking at me but with me. Answered every question thoroughly and to my understanding. Not rushed at all. Felt like a person, not a number. I know this will be my go to Orthopedic Dr. I felt very confident in his diagnosis and treatment recomendations.
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by Anonymous on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
Very professional and the results are excellent

I have had Dr Mazzara do two surgeries on me other several years. Both a knee and also a full shoulder replacement. I have nothing but good things to say about him and his work. Very professional and the results are excellent. His PA and his staff are all excellent as well.
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by Linda Wilsinski on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
I highly recommend this doctor to anyone

Had a wonderful experience with Dr Mazzara and his staff. After only a few minutes in his office he determined my knee replacment was most likely infected. My original surgeon kept telling me I was fine after a year of pain, redness and swelling. Dr Mazzara had to remove my original replacement. I had to wait 3 1/2 months for all infection to be gone at which time he did another surgery. It is now 3 months since my last surgery and I am doing well. I highly recommend this doctor to anyone.
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by Dennis Staba on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
I would highly recommend Dr. Mazzara as he is a very good surgeon

I would highly recommend Dr. Mazzara as he is a very good surgeon. Dr. Mazzara performed rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder last fall. Seven months later the results from his work far exceeded my expectations. The extent of the recovery of my range of motion is what most impresses me.
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by Jessica S on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
I would highly recommend this great surgeon!

I am a 61 yr.old women who has many surgery done by Dr.mazzara I am like the bionic women I have had shoulders,,elbows,hands,and latest knee placement done never thought I would ever be able to go back to all my sports that I have done before but many thanks to dr.mazzara for putting me back together and now enjoying life again. I would highly recommend this great surgeon! Deborah mittica E.Windsor ct.
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by Nicholas Palermo on James Mazzara MD | Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist | Hartford Manchester Wethersfield Rocky Hill CT
I highly recommend him

I recently fractured my ankle. Dr. Mazzara saw me within one day of my emergency room visit. HIs staff and his PA were extremely friendly and welcoming. Dr. Mazzara patiently listened to my history and after reviewing my x-rays gave me several options regarding the care of my fracture. While other orthopedists might have insisted on surgery, Dr. Mazzara gave me the pros and cons of surgery verse more conservative care and supported my in my decision to not have surgery. I highly recommend him.
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