25 Reviews | Average Rating: 5

I’m a 42 year old man who was suffering from a bone spur that caused the tearing of one of the tendons of my rotator cuff. I work in the Forestry industry so needless to say my job is very physically demanding. Also I love what I do and the thought of being out of work for an extended period of recovery was daunting. Dr. McLaughlin, being a true credit to his field, set my mind at ease with his knowledge, experience and high level of confidence during this stressful period of time. Equal credit is due to his surgical team who continually made me laugh before putting me under for a short 50 minute procedure.

Dr. McLaughlin, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful rotator cuff repair. I waited over 2 years to have my shoulder examined and the pain was becoming unbearable. I couldn’t even hold 3 lbs with my arm extended. I was heading to New England Baptist Hospital, but my primary care physician recommended you strongly and I’m happy I made the switch. After the surgery when the nerve block wore off, all the pain I previously experienced was gone. Also, regarding post-op prescription meds, I took half doses for 2 days followed by 2 days of Advil. I was expecting post-op pain, but it never materialized to my amazement. Thank you again for your skill and follow up care!

I would like to thank Dr. Mclaughlin and his staff for the wonderful treatment I received. Not only was the surgery a success 🙂 the encouragement I received from Gerry, the New England Surgery Center and their staff, made me realize I made the right decision with Dr Mclaughlin. I have two friends that used Dr Mclaughlin, with great results. I am 4 months from surgery and just received the okay to play tennis, ski and golf. Thank you Dr McLaughlin!

Dr. McLaughlin is great. Whenever I need an appointment, they are flexible with my schedule. He is always caring and kind when it comes to treatments and with any visits.

Dr. McLaughlin was just wonderful. He always was very friendly and genuinely concerned for my well-being. He performed surgery on my rotator cuff. Very professional and kind.

I was referred to Dr. McLaughlin by Seacoast Orthopedics to repair a substantial rotator cuff tear. At my pre-surgery consult, Dr. McLaughlin told me I’d be playing golf in three months. I just saw Dr. McLaughlin for my three- month follow-up and the first thing I did when I got home was grab my 7-iron and take my first swings in a long time and I felt great doing it! Thanks to Dr. McLaughlin’s handiwork and then sticking to his post- surgery plan I’ve made great strides. My physical therapist tells me I’ve already got better range of motion than many ever get after this type of repair. I’ve been sleeping through the night for some time now. Before the surgery I never slept an entire night after the injury. I’d recommend Dr. McLaughlin to anyone needing shoulder surgery! Not only has the repair healed quickly, but Dr. McLaughlin always took the time to explain things and answer my questions. The day surgery team at the hospital was wonderful, including a nerve block that kept me pain free for the immediate 24 hours after surgery. Dr. McLaughlin’s web site referred me to Legacy Physical Therapy in Amesbury where my therapist, Abigail White DPT (Doctorate of PT), has done an outstanding job of getting me back in golfing shape! While I can’t recommend a torn rotator cuff but I do recommend this team to get it fixed up with a minimal amount of pain and a short recovery time.

Dr. McLaughlin, I just want you to know that I appreciate all of your care. It definitely helps me with my daily life and I smile more!

I had been having trouble with my shoulder for years. I had cortisone injections, physical therapy and medications and it only got worse. This past year I saw Dr McLaughlin and he found a rotator cuff tear which was missed earlier on an MRI by another physician. I had the surgery done and I am so happy with the results. It is a very tough surgery and long recovery but Dr McLaughlin is fantastic. He explains everything to you and what to expect. He answers any concerns and sees you regularly to make sure of your progress. I have recently been discharged as I have full range of motion and no pain at all. I feel fabulous. I can do things now I couldn’t do before surgery. I am so pleased with the outcome and felt so well taken care of through the entire process.

Dr. McLaughlin is great. Whenever I need an appointment, they are flexible with my schedule. He is always caring and kind when it comes to treatments and with any visits.

I had been dealing with severe right shoulder pain for decades. I thought my body was compensating for a disability on my left side. Dr. McLaughlin explained that the pain was due to damage and surgery was necessary. He made me feel at ease regarding the surgery and recovery. At 8 weeks following my surgery, I am better than I was 20 years ago. Thank you, Dr. McLaughlin!

Absolutely perfect, I couldn’t have hoped for better results

I cannot have asked for a better doctor than Dr. McLaughlin. He took the time to get to know who I am and not all about the injury. How he also took the time to explain my injury to me and how it would be repaired in detail. This was one of the best and amazing experiences I had ever had with a doctor. He put me at ease after the injury. The whole staff are amazing, always make you smile and feel happy even though you are injured. I highly recommend Dr. McLaughlin to anyone with an orthopedic problem. Trust me you will have the same feeling and reactions as I did and will not be sorry. He is the best and always will be the best, hands down.

Following an accident in which I sustained a massive tear to my right rotator cuff, I was advised to be seen by Dr. Robert McLaughlin in his office. I feel fortunate to have met him in privileged to have had his expertise in treating this problem. He was always professional and supportive, no questions were left unanswered. He treats people with dignity and offers continuous encouragement. I cannot say enough favorable comments regarding Dr. McLaughlin and his office staff. It was evident from the first day that I entered that I had made the right decision in seeking his help. The entire experience was perfect, including the OR staff who work closely with Dr. McLaughlin. I have and will continue to mention Dr McLaughlin to anyone who happens to be seeking help with this type of problem.

I was injured while officiating an athletic event in late summer. Dr. McLaughlin performed surgery on Oct. 12th. I had respectfully requested three things of the doctor prior to the procedure:

  1. I wanted to be able to hold my first grandchild, due in late November. Accomplished!
  2. I wanted to dance at my son’s wedding on December 8th. Accomplished! And
  3. I wanted to be ready to referee the high school basketball season. Accomplished!

Dr. McLaughlin did a tremendous job. He is compassionate, caring, has an extremely nice way about him, and best of all, he is talented! Thank you so much.

I am a carpenter and after 35 years of work I tore my rotator cuff and biceps lifting something too heavy at home. After waiting 3 months to have it looked at, I finally went to a highly recommended orthopedic surgeon who did things the old fashion way by going under the knife. I told him I wanted it done arthroscopically. He recommended that I see Dr. Mclaughlin. Dr. Mclaughlin had repaired his torn rotator cuff. My doctor is also a rock climber and wouldn’t have anyone except Dr. Mclaughlin fix his tear. Dr. Mclaughlin did a great job on mine too. I have met many of his patients who also speak very highly of him. Once again Thank You Dr. Mclaughlin for giving me my livelihood back. You and your staff were very professional.

To say I was reluctant to have surgery would be an understatement. I injured my biceps tendon and tore my rotator cuff in a bad ski fall. I tried hard to pretend it was fine, but it wasn’t. PT didn’t help and neither did the injection. Dr. Mclaughlin encouraged questions and he answered them all very patiently. He even answered the impossible question — when will I be back to normal again? His answers about the procedure, the recovery, and the return to function were 100% correct. Zero surprises, which is how I like things. The surgery was a piece of cake. I didn’t need narcotics after the first day (although I did use a LOT of ice), I was back to work in a few days, and I was skiing again EXACTLY when he predicted I would be. It’s been six months, and I’m back to normal. I sleep on the “bad” side all the time, pulled a heavy suitcase out of the car with that arm the other day, and I have to think to remember which shoulder was the sore one. I cannot believe how easy it all was, and cannot recommend Dr. Mclaughlin and his staff highly enough.

I fell off my icy deck last winter and an MRI confirmed a rotator cuff tear. I have always gone to Boston for serious medical care but after meeting Dr. McLaughlin I decided to do this locally. Wow! What a great experience. Everything went along nicely. I have tiny incisions that are fading. I believe the Dr’s techniques minimized my pain – and I am so grateful. He also listens well and is such a nice guy. I am doing PT and getting stronger quickly. I am so thrilled with this surgery. We are so lucky to have Dr McLaughlin!

I’m a 42 year old man who was suffering from a bone spur that caused the tearing of one of the tendons of my rotator cuff. I work in the Forestry industry so needless to say my job is very physically demanding. Also I love what I do and the thought of being out of work for an extended period of recovery was daunting. Dr. McLaughlin, being a true credit to his field, set my mind at ease with his knowledge, experience and high level of confidence during this stressful period of time. Equal credit is due to his surgical team who continually made me laugh before putting me under for a short 50 minute procedure.

Dr. McLaughlin, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful rotator cuff repair. I waited over 2 years to have my shoulder examined and the pain was becoming unbearable. I couldn’t even hold 3 lbs with my arm extended. I was heading to New England Baptist Hospital, but my primary care physician recommended you strongly and I’m happy I made the switch. After the surgery when the nerve block wore off, all the pain I previously experienced was gone. Also, regarding post-op prescription meds, I took half doses for 2 days followed by 2 days of Advil. I was expecting post-op pain, but it never materialized to my amazement. Thank you again for your skill and follow up care!

I would like to thank Dr. Mclaughlin and his staff for the wonderful treatment I received. Not only was the surgery a success :) the encouragement I received from Gerry, the New England Surgery Center and their staff, made me realize I made the right decision with Dr Mclaughlin. I have two friends that used Dr Mclaughlin, with great results. I am 4 months from surgery and just received the okay to play tennis, ski and golf. Thank you Dr McLaughlin!

Dr. McLaughlin is a great surgeon. I had rotator cuff surgery in January 2019 and I’m back on the golf course. I would highly recommend him for any shoulder issues you may have. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, he makes sure you are well informed of your options. Don’t look any further than Dr McLaughin.

Dr. McLaughlin performed a Rotator Cuff Repair on me back in November 2017. It was done so well that my recovery went amazingly fast and was basically painless. He develops a good professional relationship letting you know what to expect through the entire procedure as well as the after care. Thanks for the GREAT job and if I ever need work done again…I will be back!

My experience was one of quality care with Dr. Robert E. McLaughlin II,MD. Professional, caring, and trustworthy. I would recommend Dr. McLaughlin highly for getting the job done. My rotator cuff surgery was a great success. Thanks to him and his awesome staff I was back on the mend and back to work in a few months time. Thank- You for being the best Rotator Cuff Surgeon…

I’m a 42 year old man who was suffering from a bone spur that caused the tearing of one of the tendons of my rotator cuff. I work in the Forestry industry so needless to say my job is very physically demanding. Also I love what I do and the thought of being out of work for an extended period of recovery was daunting. Dr. McLaughlin, being a true credit to his field, set my mind at ease with his knowledge…

I had rotator cuff surgery by Dr. McLaughlin on January 4. I was prepared to suffer a long recovery but 2.5 months later I am beyond happy with the results! I have a few more PT sessions, but I am feeling the pain ease up every week. Having the procedure at the outpatient center was beyond my expectation, in and out in half a day. Wow!