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Dr. James Mazzara is an Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine.

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Connecticut Center for Orthopedic Surgery, LLC  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. James T. Mazzara is accepting new patients at this office.


(860) 288-2107


29 Haynes Street, Manchester, CT 06040-4139

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare
  • Workers' Compensation

About Dr. Mazzara
Dr. Mazzara


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.

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.


Conditions Treated 

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Fractures of the Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Labral and SLAP Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Scapulathoracic Bursitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement

Services & Procedures

  • Capsulolabral Reconstruction
  • Labral Tear / SLAP
  • Laterjet
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapulothoracic Bursectomy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction

Special Interests  

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Sports related injury
  • Traumatic Injuries

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Residency in General Surgery • 1984 - 1986

  • St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery • 1987 - 1991


  • The Hospital for Joint Disease - Orthopedic Institute
    Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Research • 1986 - 1987

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship in Adult Spinal Surgery • 1991

Awards & Honors  

  • Connecticut Magazine’s
    List of Top Doctors • 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013

Hospital Affiliations

  • Manchester Memorial Hospital
  • St Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Rockville General Hospital
  • Windham Community Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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