Brian F. Kavanagh, MD
Joint replacement specialist Brian Kavanagh, MD is a staff orthopedic physician at Greenwich Hospital where he has performed over 6000 surgeries over the past 25 years. Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Kavanagh graduated Princeton University and attended University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His internship and residency were performed at the Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He served on the full-time faculty at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine for seven years and on the teaching staff at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven for five years. He is a former consultant to the Department of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic, where he specialized in hip and knee reconstruction and was an instructor in the hip and knee total joint fellowship program.
Dr. Kavanagh has authored and edited numerous articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial staff of the Journal of Arthroscopy and the publication, Clinical Orthopaedcis and Related Research. He is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of several specialty orthopedic societies.
Surgeons continually work to make joint replacement procedures less invasive, safer and longer lasting. Dr. Kavanagh has played an integral role in the evolution of these procedures and nine years ago, he was the first doctor in the Fairfield and Westchester region to perform ‘minimally-invasive quadriceps-sparing’ total knee replacement. The technique does not damage the quadriceps tendon and requires less cutting of the muscle than in more conventional techniques. Advantages to this minimal incision technique include less blood loss, less tissue trauma, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and a smaller scar. He has done similar work in the field of hip replacement.