Doctor Reviews

Rosemary Lachance
- March 7, 2018

"They told me after an MRI that I did not have a hip problem and I suffered for one year until a PT told me I did have a problem and to go to Orthopedic Group, Dr. John Irving. He changed my life!!"

Gayle Thompson
- March 26, 2017

"This is an outstanding Orthopedic practice. I had a total knee replacement two years ago; selecting Dr. irving and his team was best decision I could have made. I was very reluctant to have this surgery based on hearing from friends who didn't have very good results. However, it got to the point where I couldn't walk for more than two blocks. Dr. Irving and his team were terrific; they were very patient and answered all my questions and concerns in terms that made it easy for me fully understand so that I felt I had all the information to make the right decision. Another huge plus was Dr. Irving and his team are affiliated with Milford Hospital. Being a New Yorker, I have access to a number of hospitals; I chose to have the surgery at Milford Hospital as it has one of the lowest infection rates in the tristate area. I also cannot speak highly enough of Milford Hospital, the staff, and excellent care I received. It took almost a year, but today, my knee is a good as new. I am back playing golfing and playing tennis, taking yoga and Pilates and more - most of which I was not able to do for a number of years prior to the surgery. Dr. Irivng's team did not sugar coat the post surgery issues I would face; they gave me the new knee, but it was up to me and diligence to rehabilitation as to how to how successful the long term results would be. They were right!!"

Joseph Godbout
- March 24, 2017

"This is the by far the best in Orthopaedic care. I had a total hip replacement. The staff was fantastic and Dr. Irving was a godsend . I'm hiking and biking and enjoying a painfree life. Thanks to all of you."

Shelley Visinski (L) and Jackie Stahlhammer (R)

"My hip replacement surgery was on February 16, 2016. On Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2016, my daughter Jackie and I played and won the Women's A Division Doubles of the Connecticut State Employees' Campaign (CSEC) Tennis Tournament. There were over 250 entrants. Thank you soooo much. It was wonderful to be able to play with my daughter and a bonus to be able to be competitive and win!"


Vitals - January 29, 2016

"Highly recommend. Had a total Hip replacement 66 days ago. Surgery was easy, Milford Hospital is a small, CLEAN very caring facility, Doctor and staff awesome. Recovery much easier than I was expecting."

Carol Sause
- November 3, 2015

"He did corrective left hip replacement surgery this past May 5th, he did an outstanding job, plus his bedside manners are great. He's very compassionate and caring doctor."

Kim Lewis
- August 22, 2015

"I have had 4 surgeries with this group of excellent doctors. 2 knee replacements by Dr. Irving 3 years ago. I had an additional surgery for excess scar tissue removal. This was not a surgical complication, but needed because of how my knee reacted to the surgery. Excellent care by everyone, great outcome... 2 of my friends also had joint replacements by Dr. Irving. I am a 35 year RN and have high standards. This group is the best!"

Deborah Foehr
Vitals - June 24, 2015

"He is a wonderful man and a terrific surgeon."

Jon Crane
- March 22, 2015

"Dr. John Irving and his team have transformed my life with a full hip replacement. The Connecticut Joint Center at Milford Hospital provided top notch care along with a private room. It was an incredible combination and they have my unqualified recommendation."

- February 10, 2015

"He did my left hip surgery, to me he's of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country. I highly recommend Dr John Irving for hips and knees and whatever."

Vitals - October 3rd, 2012

"I know that there are many orthopedic specialists but Dr. Irving stands out because of his kindness, professionalism and the expertise of his two-incision surgery, which he used on both my hips for bilateral surgery. I was in the hospital 4 days, went directly home as opposed to a rehab center, and was driving in a little over 3 weeks. Amazing."

Vitals - March 16, 2009

"bilateral total hip replacement patient 2007"

Carol C.

"On my first visit with Dr.Irving, I went in with many fears and incredible pain. During the time I spent with him he showed such compassion, knowledge and a gift for making me feel comfortable. By the time I left, I had a renewed faith that I would be whole once again. Through the months of needed procedures, then the surgery, all my dreams of feeling like a normal person became true. Dr. Irving and all his staff nurses and technicians were there for me every step of the way. They gave me my life back for which I will always be grateful."

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