Patient Testimonials

Dwight Davis

At the gym or on the road, Dwight Davis loved riding his bike…. until an unrelated fall two years ago caused such knee pain he couldn’t enjoy the ride anymore.

Then he had a total knee replacement at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Find out how this brand-new orthopaedic destination is helping him get back on the bike and on the road to normal.


Kelli Hannan was in intolerable knee pain at the gym and throughout her day – until she had a total knee replacement at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelli felt safe in the hospital where everyone was wearing masks, sanitizing surfaces, and constantly hand washing. Learn more about Kelli’s safe, exceptional experience.


Perfect from the start. Lynn Lamparelli suffered with arthritis until she decided to have both of her knees replaced – one before COVID-19 and the other during the pandemic.

Learn more about how the protocols put in place at St. Vincent’s Medical Center made her feel safe throughout her experience.


After a car accident with a tractor trailer in 2019, Melina Pedraza was in pain every day. She had nerve damage and had a tough time walking. When other treatments didn’t help, she opted for spinal surgery, and turned to Dr. Gerard Girasole, co-director of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.

Using new 7D radiation-free technology, he was able to perform a time consuming spinal fusion surgery in a short period of time and get pinpoint accuracy. Melina did exceptionally well, and within hours after surgery, she was out of bed and her leg pain was gone.

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center