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“I understand how important it is to listen and treat my patients with respect.”

Wausau Center

2727 Plaza Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Also sees patients at:
Minocqua Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-847-3542

Provider Bio down arrow

“My main interest is sports-related injuries, particularly reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder,” says Dr. Cecchini. “I also take care of general orthopedic problems like fractures; overuse injuries; and cartilage, muscle and ligament tears.” Most of his patients are young athletes or active adults in recreational sports. “I like working with patients who are involved in their health care and motivated to get better,” he says. 

Dr. Cecchini focuses his practice on advanced procedures that can restore function. “Our repair techniques — even for ACL injuries — are all done arthroscopically now, which is less invasive. We also have new options for attaching, grafting and implanting torn ligaments that make it easier for the body to heal.” These new alternatives allow Dr. Cecchini to help many athletes recover function more quickly.

Family is important to Dr. Cecchini. He, his wife and their three children spend a week each year with his extended family. “Everyone from 2 years old to 80 years old shows up,” he says. “It’s a great time to reconnect.” Both of his sons are very active in school sports. His daughter does competitive horse barrel racing. 

Fellowship-trained in sports medicine, Dr. Cecchini is also board certified in orthopedic surgery. He earned his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center. His sports fellowship training was at Graduate/MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA.

Achilles Tendonitis;Ankle Sprain;Arthritis;Arthritis Surgery;Arthroscopy;Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;Clavicle Fracture;Distal Radius Fractures;Elbow Dislocation;Elbow Fracture;Entrapment Syndromes;Foot and Ankle Surgery;Forearm Fracture;Fracture: Hand/Wrist;Ganglion Cyst;Hand and Wrist Surgery;Hand Surgery;Heel Pain;Hip Pain;Humerus Shaft Fracture (not proximal/humeral head);Knee Injury;Knee Ligament Reconstruction;Knee Pain;Knee Replacement;Meniscal Injury;Non-Union;Orthopedic Surgery;Osteoarthritis;Painful Shoulder;Pediatrics - Sports Medicine;Rotator Cuff Injury;Shoulder Pain;Shoulder Surgery;Sports Medicine;Tendon Disorders;Tennis Elbow;Tibial Plateau Fracture;Total Joint Replacement;Trigger Finger;Ulnar Nerve Compression (Cubital Tunnel);Ulnar Nerve Transposition;Wrist Sprain;

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PA, United States, D.O. 1995

    Internship
    Boston University - Boston Medical Center Boston, MA, United States, General Surgery 1996

    Residency
    Boston University - Boston Medical Center Boston, MA, United States, Orthopaedic Surgery 2000

    Fellowship
    The Graduate Hospital - MCP Hahnemann University Philadelphia, PA, United States, Sports Medicine 2001

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Arthroscopy Association of North America

    Board Certifications
    Orthopaedic Surgery: 2004, recertified 2015

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (79 ratings, 13 comments)
4.9
Provider friendliness
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.8
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's medication information
4.7
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.9
Provider's use of words I understood
4.7
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
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May 11, 2017
Refer me to a specialist.
July 20, 2017
Excellent experience with this provider. Very thankful he was recommended.
August 02, 2017
6. No meds.
August 16, 2017
My neighbor recommended Dr. Cecchini and I will definitely recommend him also.
October 05, 2017
Excellent care.
December 07, 2017
Excellent doctor.
December 21, 2017
Wonderful provider, he is a great person and an excellent doctor. I always have left his office feeling confident, it has been a pleasure working with him.
March 07, 2018
Dr. Cecchini continues to exceed my expectations. I've had other surgeons who were good but he is amazing! Both of his PA's are also very good.
March 15, 2018
Dr. Cecchini & [...]are incredible. Thanks for taking care of my kids.
March 23, 2018
Everything went very well, I was treated with great kindness & understanding. I have a lot of trust in this doctor.
September 14, 2017
My only complaint is that this doctor is not at this clinic more often. It is difficult to get appointments with a sports doctor in our area. We need more of them.
February 21, 2018
I felt the visit to be useless. [...]
March 12, 2018
[...]. MD did not inform me of possible steroid effects or the manner in which it interacted with insulin. Consequently I have had difficulty controlling blood sugars.
March 12, 2018
[...]. MD did not inform me of possible steroid effects or the manner in which it interacted with insulin. Consequently I have had difficulty controlling blood sugars.
February 21, 2018
I felt the visit to be useless. [...]
September 14, 2017
My only complaint is that this doctor is not at this clinic more often. It is difficult to get appointments with a sports doctor in our area. We need more of them.
May 11, 2017
Refer me to a specialist.
July 20, 2017
Excellent experience with this provider. Very thankful he was recommended.
August 02, 2017
6. No meds.
August 16, 2017
My neighbor recommended Dr. Cecchini and I will definitely recommend him also.
October 05, 2017
Excellent care.
December 07, 2017
Excellent doctor.
December 21, 2017
Wonderful provider, he is a great person and an excellent doctor. I always have left his office feeling confident, it has been a pleasure working with him.
March 07, 2018
Dr. Cecchini continues to exceed my expectations. I've had other surgeons who were good but he is amazing! Both of his PA's are also very good.
March 15, 2018
Dr. Cecchini & [...]are incredible. Thanks for taking care of my kids.
March 23, 2018
Everything went very well, I was treated with great kindness & understanding. I have a lot of trust in this doctor.
May 11, 2017
Refer me to a specialist.
July 20, 2017
Excellent experience with this provider. Very thankful he was recommended.
August 02, 2017
6. No meds.
August 16, 2017
My neighbor recommended Dr. Cecchini and I will definitely recommend him also.
September 14, 2017
My only complaint is that this doctor is not at this clinic more often. It is difficult to get appointments with a sports doctor in our area. We need more of them.
October 05, 2017
Excellent care.
December 07, 2017
Excellent doctor.
December 21, 2017
Wonderful provider, he is a great person and an excellent doctor. I always have left his office feeling confident, it has been a pleasure working with him.
February 21, 2018
I felt the visit to be useless. [...]
March 07, 2018
Dr. Cecchini continues to exceed my expectations. I've had other surgeons who were good but he is amazing! Both of his PA's are also very good.
March 12, 2018
[...]. MD did not inform me of possible steroid effects or the manner in which it interacted with insulin. Consequently I have had difficulty controlling blood sugars.
March 15, 2018
Dr. Cecchini & [...]are incredible. Thanks for taking care of my kids.
March 23, 2018
Everything went very well, I was treated with great kindness & understanding. I have a lot of trust in this doctor.
March 23, 2018
Everything went very well, I was treated with great kindness & understanding. I have a lot of trust in this doctor.
March 15, 2018
Dr. Cecchini & [...]are incredible. Thanks for taking care of my kids.
March 12, 2018
[...]. MD did not inform me of possible steroid effects or the manner in which it interacted with insulin. Consequently I have had difficulty controlling blood sugars.
March 07, 2018
Dr. Cecchini continues to exceed my expectations. I've had other surgeons who were good but he is amazing! Both of his PA's are also very good.
February 21, 2018
I felt the visit to be useless. [...]
December 21, 2017
Wonderful provider, he is a great person and an excellent doctor. I always have left his office feeling confident, it has been a pleasure working with him.
December 07, 2017
Excellent doctor.
October 05, 2017
Excellent care.
September 14, 2017
My only complaint is that this doctor is not at this clinic more often. It is difficult to get appointments with a sports doctor in our area. We need more of them.
August 16, 2017
My neighbor recommended Dr. Cecchini and I will definitely recommend him also.
August 02, 2017
6. No meds.
July 20, 2017
Excellent experience with this provider. Very thankful he was recommended.
May 11, 2017
Refer me to a specialist.