Our Care Team

Orthopaedic Surgeons

The surgeon doctor that is responsible for evaluating the need for surgery and performing the surgery itself. They will manage your orthopaedic care during your hospitalization and in the office for months following surgery. See “Our Team” for more information.

Primary Care Providers

An internist who manages a preoperative evaluation and medical clearance for surgery. They do not manage surgical issues during hospitalization, but may be called upon to assist with any medical issues during your hospitalization.

Physician Assistants

Professionals that practice under the supervision of the physician. When your surgeon is not available for immediate hands on care the PA will round daily on patients to assist with medication adjustments, dressing changes, test result monitoring and communicate daily with the orthopedists on patient care needs.

Anesthesia Team

Responsible for safely monitoring anesthesia during surgery and in the recovery room. They will check you during your postoperative care for any issues related to anesthesia.


Nurses are essential to care in the recovery of all patients after surgery in both the recovery room and on the orthopaedic floor after surgery. They have expertise in the care of orthopaedic patients and your postoperative needs. Nearly 90 percent of our nurses are orthopaedic certified. It’s a mark of excellence among those in the profession who are committed to providing the best care for orthopeadic patients.

Clinical Care Associates

Under the direction of a licensed RN the will provide care to you in the hospital such as vital sign monitoring bathing or toileting assistance.

Physical Therapists / Occupational Therapists

The therapists are trained to help patients safely start to move after surgery. They will provide reinforcement and education on the surgeon’s directions for walking, sitting, dressing and movement after surgery.

Care Management Nurse Social Workers and Nurse Navigators

These are licensed staff that assists in the planning, coordination, and monitoring of medical services for the patient with emphasis on quality of care, continuity of services and cost effectiveness. The Nurse Navigators will be in contact with you prior to surgery, throughout the process and then up to 90 days after your surgical procedure.

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute