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Dr. Brad Cucchetti is a Board Certified and Sports Medicine Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon. He specializes in all aspects of orthopedic sports medicine and fracture care. He utilizes the latest arthroscopic techniques and minimally invasive approaches in treating kneet, shoulder, and hip injuries. He also performs complex ligament reconstructions of the knee, articular cartilage restoration, and total knee replacement. In many cases, Dr. Cucchetti can use minimally invasive approaches for many sports related injuries, resulting in less pain and faster recovery..
Dr. Cucchetti grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he earned his undergraduate degree and was also chosen as a Howard Hughes Biomedical Fellow. As an undergraduate, he also was a Fellow at St. Andrew Children’s Clinic in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He interned and and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Cucchetti chose additional training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the renowned Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Cucchetti is married with three children. His wife Heather is a family practice physician. His two oldest children, Andrew and Isabella are active in club soccer and gymnastics. His youngest, Luke, is a 3 year old who generally runs the household. In his free time, Dr. Cucchetti enjoys mountain biking, weekend soccer games, fly fishing with his father, and downhill skiing with his family, and reading historical nonfiction.
Dr. Cucchetti’s clinical approach is centered on each individual patient’s needs and ultimate goals.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was awesome and so was his staff big thank you to
Is a very kind and compassionate and takes his time even though he is very busy. You are a gift to your profession.
Dr. Cucchetti is the best doctor I have seen. He is knowledgeable and puts his patients best interest as his number one priority. I highly recommend him.
Great doctor and very kind staff. Grateful for their help and advice!
Honest and professional approach.
I thought it was a great experience, office was clean, well staffed, very nice and helpful staff.
Dr. Cucchetti was recommended by a friend who is also a nurse that has worked with him. I saw him for hip pain that had been getting worse for over a year even with PT. Scheduling an appointment was quick and easy, I was seen within three days of calling. Although I may have waited a bit in the waiting room to see him, I didn't mind at all because when he is in the room with his patients, he acts like there is no where else in the world he has to be. He sat and listened to everything I had to say, discussed everything with me, and was very patient. He ordered an X-ray before my first appointment and ordered an MRI to be done after I saw him. I needed hip surgery, which I had 8/9. Obviously it had been a painful day, but Dr. Cucchetti called me Wednesday night after my surgery to check on me and answer any questions. I can't say enough great things about him, and have absolutely nothing negative to say about him. Dr. Cucchetti and his staff are all amazing!
Dr. Cucchetti and his staff have been amazing! They have stood by my side and my situation has been a real challenge.
Dr. Cucchetti is the BEST. He has done both my L/R Meniscus and L Triceps. He is a very skilled young surgeon with great bedside manner and incredible hands. Whenever I or family/friends have any orthopedic issues, we call on Dr. Cucchetti!!
Dr. Cucchetti is the most trustworthy and professional doctor I have ever met. He is thorough and keeps it real while also keeping a sense of humor! Thanks Doc!
This was my first visit but I would recommend Dr Cucchetti to anyone and everyone because he was informative, very professional and friendly. The safe was outstanding and very friendly. The office was in a nice location. One of the best Doctors I've gone to in years.
He was running behind a little but was so willing to take the time to answer any questions I had. He was straight to the point with me and explained things very well even though he was a bit stressed for time.
he was great!! Spent plenty of time with me and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him!
All anyone needs to know is that I would go fishing with this guy! He did a great job, has a great attitude and has stayed in touch throughout my recovery - what else do you require from your doctor?
He's a good doctor. Very much at ease with bedside manner. Explained everything very clearly. A+
Just went to Dr. Cucchetti for my 20 year old son for an ATV accident injury. He was great and didn't give us any unessary medication or run around. I am Very pleased.
Fantastic sums it all up. Concise and completely informative.
Dr. Cucchetti is amazing. He fixed my ankle 4 years ago and I haven't had anymore problems with it. This was after years of issues including a prior surgery with a different doctor. When my daughter hurt her ankle I didn't think twice. I called and made an appointment with Dr Cucchetti. As always he pinpointed the issue right away and made a plan. We love him and I wouldn't trust anyone else!
I think he's one of the best doctors out there he actually cares
Always takes time to explain everything, great doctor and surgeon!
I would recommend him to anyone.
I THINK DR. CUCCHETTI IS THE BEST DOCTOR IN HIS FIELD. THE ONLY THINK THAT SURPRISED ME WAS WHEN I MADE A PHONE CALL TODAY (5/22/17) AND ASKED FOR A REFILL ON MY PAIN PILLS UNTIL MY SURGERY THIS FRIDAY (5/26/17) HIS GIRL SAID THAT I COULD NOT GET A REFILL UNTIL 5/25/17 THE DAY BEFORE THE SURGERY. DR. CUCCHETTI GAVE ME A PRESCRIPTION ON 5/2/17 OF 45 PILLS OF WHICH I ONLY TOOK 2 A DAY A NIGHT TIME BEFORE I WENT TO BED. I HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY BECAUSE I DAMAGED THE FIRST SURGERY AND I AM IN TERRIBLE PAIN AND I NOW HAVE T NO PILLS TO HELP THE PAIN. I DON'T FEEL THAT I HAVE ABUSED THE USE OF THESE PILLS BUT I CERTAINLY NEEDED MORE TO GET ME THROUGH UNTIL THE SURGERY. I AM SURE THAT HE HAS A GOOD REASON FOR DOING THIS BUT WHEN I ASKED HIS GIRL WHY I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THE SURGERY SHE SAID THAT THIS WAS WHAT HE SAID. I AM JUST WONDERING AS TO THE REASON HE MADE THIS DECISION. IT STILL DOES NOT CHANGE MY FEELING THAT HE IS THE BEST DOCTOR IN HIS FIELD I WAS JUST CURIOUS AS TO HIS DECISION.
The doctor is a very personal person who also was extremely good at what he does. Which is of course most important. But I felt very well taken care of and I felt that they had a lot of empathy and heart for my particular situation. That's something that you don't find in the many doctors offices today
Even though there was a bit of a wait, it was the right move to keep the appointment. Dr. C. Was clearly invested in my well-being and was able to come up with an excellent plan to help me.
Dr. Cucchetti and Danica care, understand and treat me as a whole person. I cannot say thank you enough.
Great guy, straight to the point but in a nice manner. Very knowledgeable and thorough. Dave B
I FELT THAT DR. CUCCHETTI ADDRESSED MY ISSUES PROFESSORIALLY AND LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS. i APPRECIATE THE CONSERVATIVE AND THOUGHTFUL APPROACH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALSO TO THE OFFICE STAFF.
Very good visit and Dr Curcchetti is a Very good Doctor
He takes the time to answer any questions I might have. He is a genuinely kind person and I would recommend him to any friends or family.
Dr. Cuccetti's Front desk service was very professional and effient. The medical assistant was very friendly and thorough. She put me at ease and prepared me with kindness. Dr. Cuccetti was very pleasant and had a gentle bedside manner. His confident attitude made me feel good and willing to take his good advice and care. Looking forward to my return visit. I would highly recommend Him.
Received all the pertinent information I required to make a good decision.
He is a terrific professional. I have seen him for a few years. He always gives the patient as much time as they need. I have never felt that he was doing me a favor by seeing me. He is cautious with his treatments and he is a valuable asset.
Dr. Cucchetti took time to explain my condition, the possible ways to treat it. He let me know that knee surgery was up to me, and that he'd give me a second cortizone shot in a month, see if it lasted more than a few months, perhaps then give me a third, or, in the case the shots didn't work, proceed with surgery if I elected to do so.
I THINK HE IS THE GREATEST. LOVE HIS BEDSIDE MANOR. YOU FEEL LIKE HE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND AND HE EXPLAINS EVERYTHING HE IS DOING IN DETAIL SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS GOING AND WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER HE HAS DONE THE SURGERY.
Great attitude and professionalism
Dr.Cucchetti always takes time to explain thoroughly all aspects of his surgical intervention,prognosis and specifics of rehabilitation. He explained that it is very important to him to remain connected with his patients throughout the course of their rehabilitation, expecting consistent communication with physical therapists, the patient and the patient's family. He takes great pride in doing his very best for each individual patient. I'm three plus weeks postsurgical and extremely glad I chose Dr.Cucchetti.
A physician who really takes the time to listen to your concerns and then thoroughly explains your treatment options????
Great Doc. He really helped me.
Very professional but, light
I appreciate Dr. Cucchetti's honesty and candor. However, a little empathy can go a long way.
Dr Cucchetti did surgery on my left knee in 2012 and when my right knee got injured I would only go to Dr Cucchetti. I highly recommend him!!!
Dr. Cucchetti is amazing! He is honest and supportive. Because of his excellent surgical skills and follow through I am getting my life back! There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Cucchetti and Danica. I am blessed to have such wonderful people taking care of me.
Friendly, true concern for the patient and to the point. Highly recommend him.
he was helpful and caring. he was informative and confident. he had a tendency to talk over me.
Professional and knowledgeable
Dr. Cucchetti and his team are outstanding!! I would highly recommend them for anyone needing excellent care. It is difficult to find a team so full of care and compassion. Dr. Cucchetti has the highest integrity and treats each patient as an individual with their own unique needs . He thoughtfully develops a plan for their care. He is so kind and caring . I could not say enough about him or his team. I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful, talented ,compassionate Orthapedic Surgeon!
The Dr. knew specifically my issue, diagnosed and provided relief in just few minutes, gave me exercises and advice how to proceed, He and his Assistant work excellently together.
Dr Cucchetti took the time to listen to my questions and explain things so I could understand. He was professional yet friendly and I felt extremely comfortable with him. When I had my problem he gave me options as to how I could proceed. I've had to go to Dr Cucchette on two different occasions and should I ever need to, will definitely go back to him.
I was able to get in to see the Doctor within 24 hours. When I got there the staff was great and very friendly. They really seem to care about you. Doctor Couchette was able to exam me and even was able to schedule the needed follow-up the same day after getting my x-ray scheduled. An excellent Doctor who understood my problem and listened to what I had to say. He explained everything in terms I could understand and had a plan to help my problem which made sense to me. This was the second time I saw Doctor Cucchetti in the last twelve month. Both times were for different problems. I would recommend Doctor Cucchetti to everyone.
I usually wait maybe around 7 minutes for him to come in. He is very prompt, he takes his time with the patient as needed so I do not mind a few minutes, that's nothing. He is very honest with the patient and is the first provider who I've absolutely agreed with each of his approaches. I am but a simple nurse but I can tell when a provider is telling me what agrees with what my body tells me. ;) He doesn't reach out for assumptions, but is willing to get the full picture before making decisions. This is important, especially when you may be looking at surgery.
There is not a better doctor in my opinion. Dr. Cucchetti listens and gives all possible options. Danica goes above and beyond making certain patients are taken care of and Laura makes scheduling surgery as easy as possible. I will not go anywhere else for my orthopedic care.
Excellent as always! Dr. Cucchetti is by far the best doctor I have worked with. He is honest, upfront and will explore every option possible to help his patients get well. He truly goes above and beyond. I am so thankful!
I had spent 7 months in pain and wasting my time seeing other doctors at the CORE Institute, while Dr. Cucchetti help me on my 1st visit! What more can I say! Highly recommend!!!!
This is a great group with a great culture! Dr Cucchetti was very thorough and thoughtful on his prognosis. They found a way to see me, get me an MRI, and then back in for a boot in one day before I hopped on an international flight. While everything was going on I charged my phone, turned the place into my home office (graciously I hope), and got to hang out with the crew. I'm not going anywhere else for my sports injures or my family's. Thank you!
DR. Cucchetti, was very courteous and thorough. He could have made educated guesses on problem and to solve it, but said he would feel more comfortable getting some test done to find exact problem. He was not original DR. and was treated 5 years earlier, so said it might be something or might not be anything, but would rather know for sure what it is, then give you several options to fix, if needed. Highly recommend!
The entire staff was professional and casual at the same time. I enjoy a place thats not to stuffy. Dr. Cucchetti did a great job building rapport with me before, during and after the visit. I highly recommend him and his staff.
Dr. Cucchetti is always great! I will only see him for my orthopedic care.
Dr Cucchetti seemed genuinely interested in how well I was progressing in my recovery and therapy. He was very encouraging as well.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr Cucchetti is clearly busy so don't expect a long chat, but he ultimately got down to the main problem. Overall decent experience.
Exceptional, as always.
Dr, Cucchetti was great. I had never worked with him before and only came across him on Zocdoc so I was a little apprehensive. I sustained a broken foot about a week before a three week vacation to Europe and he was able to work with me to ensure I didn't have to miss it. His manner, as well as his staff's, is very pleasant and reassuring. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Cucchetti to anyone in need of an orthopedist. And I appreciate the accuracy of the doctor ratings provided by Zocdoc. Thank you.
Very good surgery follow up visit. Thorough, thoughtful and provided advice with a mix of good humor. I'd give him 5 stars if I was a little further along in the process. Staff is terrific, very friendly and helpful. Plus has a good rapport with the doctor.
Dr. Cucchetti is wonderful. He is knowledgeable, straightforward and empathetic. I would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care.
Very good and got the results i was looking for..
I liked his treatment strategy: work through defined levels of treatment (i.e., steroid injection, physical therapy, etc.) before proceeding to surgery. Dr. Cucchetti is a reputable surgeon, but surgery is not the first recourse.
He has a great bedside manner, is honest with the plan of care, provides you with multiple options for treatment and takes the time to answer all your questions.
It was my first visit with him. Very professional and to the point. His staff (Laura & Danica) are to be commended as well. I recommend him highly to other patients.
He was professional, gave an honest opinion, had a great bedside manner and answered all of my questions. This was my first visit, but as first impressions go at this point I would recommend him!
repeat patient, because i really appreciate this office. Comfortable with his approach and service.
Dr. Cucchetti was a very professional and personable doctor who took the time to find out what my health issues were, explain his thoughts and knowledge, and give me the assurance that the right diagnosis was his priority.
Dr. Cuchetti listens to your concerns and then offers you the options he feels best addresses your problem beginning with the most conservative treatments. I would highly recommend him.
I highly recommend Dr Cucchetti! He knows his stuff and ordered the appropriate tests to investigate my problem. Awesome staff!
The minute I met Dr. Cucchetti, I felt completely comfortable with him. He was very thorough and explained things in detail that I understood. I had elbow surgery in mid December and the entire process has gone far better than I thought it would. The office staff is also extremely friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Cucchetti to anyone, in fact, my husband is now one of his patients! Michelle N.
Dr. Cucchetti Is very thorough in explaining what is going on and his office staff is excellent in helping me with my short term disability claim. Dr. Cucchetti has also treated two of my children and his bed side manner put them at ease. I would highly recommend him for orthopedic needs.
Dr. Cucchetti and staff are excellent! Polite and they make you feel right at home. The Dr. made a recommendation and made me feel like I was his brother and gave me an honest and sincere recommendation.
The doctor took the time to check out a problem I had with my knee. He listened to my description of the problem and then explained what options I had. It was nice to hear him say it was my decision to make once the actual problem was and options were determined. He immediately provided me with a follow-up appointment and scheduling for a MRI. I'm very pleased with the doctor as well as his office staff and nurse.
Excellent doctor who can listen, diagnose and explain, in plain English, what is going on.
I felt he listened and was great with questions.
Dr. Cucchetti listens with great detail to your ailments ,to figure out the best route for full recovery. He is a nice ,unintimidating guy who will speak to you on your level. His staff is extremely polite and the office is laid back like Dr. Cucchetti. I strongly recommend him .
He was wonderful. Listened intently to the complete story as to my injury, checked my radiology disks, gave me a complete exam, and only then did he make his assessment as to my condition. I was not rushed and treated in a very respectful manner. He understood how painful my injury was and explained it so that it was very easy for me to understand. He gave me all that I needed to start the healing process. I was running late, but they still honored my appointment. The whole staff at this office is great and so helpful. Everybody smiles....nice! I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone. Great Doc!
Dr. Cucchetti went above and beyond to explain all procedures and give helpful exercises to help heal faster and retain mobility.
I was very pleased with everything about my visit! Dr. Cucchetti made me laugh with the first thing he said when he walked in to the exam room. He got me at Hello! So I was quite devastated when he told me that he didn't specialize in hips. (I almost cried!) But I learned more about the procedure that I need to have done from him, he gave me so much clearer information and was very knowledgeable and direct (more so than my doctor who had just done major surgery on my back in September 2015, who had very casually told me at my 2 month check up that I would have to have BOTH my hips done! Who then, told me he'd refer me to his hip specialist once the pain got too bad, after he very clearly knew for more than 6 months that this needed to be done! And to top that off, he said that it could affect what he had just done adversely and he might then have to redo that!!) Dr. Cucchetti had to calm me down I was so angry and disappointed! I mean if you can't trust your doctor of 43 years who can you trust? I am very grateful to Dr. Cucchetti for opening my eyes to that, I won't be seeing that doctor ever again! Dr. Cucchetti then referred me to one of his colleges who is a hip specialist, who will do what I want done (I'd prefer having both hips done at the same time since I am in agony and hate living on pain pills) He was very informative and actually listened to me, so that when he did refer me, he did so based on my needs! He also made me believe that there was light at the end of the tunnel and that I would feel like a new person and how much better I would feel after I had them done. He made me feel totally at ease and gave me a reason to stay positive because of that! For any sport related injury, shoulders, arms and knees, I would definitely recommend him! I might even hurt something in his expertise just so he would be my doctor, LOL!!!! His assistant was awesome, very professional, as were all staff in his office! Every doctor should be like Dr. Cucchetti, who aren't just 'practicing' doctors, who love what they do and care about their patients!
I was very pleased with everything about my visit! Dr. Cucchetti made me laugh with the first thing he said when he walked in to the exam room. He got me at Hello! I had brought my xrays with me to my appointment, so less time for waiting. But I was quite devastated when he told me that he didn't do hip replacements. (I almost cried!) But I learned more about the procedure that I need to have done from him, he gave me so much clearer information and was very knowledgeable and direct. He actually listened to me and gave me a more positive outlook on how much better the quality of my life will be once I get done what I need to have done. I would definitely recommend him! His assistant was awesome, very professional, as were all staff in his office! Every doctor should be like Dr. Cucchetti, who aren't just 'practicing' doctors, but 'Real' doctors, who love what they do and care about their patients as Dr. Cucchetti does!
Great Dr with great bedside manner. Dressed well and actually looked at me and listened. His assistant Danica was super nice and introduced herself with a smile. I work as a surgical nurse for 35 yrs and the atmosphere and caring nature is hard to come by these days. Highly recommend this practice! 5 stars!??
Got to the point. Very professional and good bedside manner.
He was very nice. He communicated well, and I felt confident in his diagnosis.
Great doctor. Very personable and professional.
I felt very welcomed and comfortable with the staff and Dr. Cucchetti.
Great visit, got me in for X-rays quickly, brought me back to discuss my back problem.
Really nice doctor that had my best interests. Very pleased with my visit and after 5 months I feel like I am on the path to recovery
Dr.Cucchetti was very professional and made me feel relaxed. He was very detailed at explaining all avenues of my injury. I am impressed with the knowledge and skill he has as a surgeon. I feel he has a true passion for caring and helping his patients. He is the Best.
Easy to talk with, very professional, very knowledgeable, very quick response time (very short wait time) for appt