Doctor Reviews

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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