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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD

Chief, Urology, Hartford Hospital & Director, Robotic Surgery, Hartford Hospital





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Urology

Areas of Expertise
Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Genitourinary Surgery, Kidney Stones, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery, Testicular Cancer, Urologic Cancer


Medical School
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Boston University Medical Center
Boston University Medical Center

Amherst College

Professional Organizations

  • American Urological Association, Member
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

We have been treated with EXCELLENNT care by *Dr. Wagner and his staff over may years. #1-5. +++.

5 out of 5 stars

Felt at ease, highly professional

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Wagner was extremely helpful and provided options available

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner's knowledge of his specialty is exceptional. I feel I'm receiving the best care possible.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Wagner is very comprehensive. I am very confident of his understanding of me and the treatment I am receiving.

5 out of 5 stars

My guy is the best urologist in the tri-state area, has incredible insight, provides advice and course of action based upon cutting edge research, and informs me of goals and actions which I can depend upon with confidence.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner is a stellar example of what a medical provider should be.

5 out of 5 stars

Superb physician and associates.

5 out of 5 stars

This was an annual follow up visit.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Wagner is superb. His has the caring attributes of harmonistic practitioners and the expertise and experience grounded in science and practice.

5 out of 5 stars

Cannot say enough about *Dr. Wagner and staff. Very professional and sat and explained everything to us.

5 out of 5 stars

I had initially been treated by Dr Wagner several years ago. I changed doctors due to geographical and insurance concerns. However, I never felt I received the same level of concern and active involvement that I did with Dr Wagner. This is what prompted my return to him and HHC

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner is excellent!

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Wagner is outstanding in all areas and respects.

5 out of 5 stars

Explanation was thorough, easy to follow and understand. Dr. Wagner exudes confidence in his knowledge and ability, and empathy for his patients.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner is excellent.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner is professional, caring, and patient. Top shelf in all ways. He was thorough in my visit, and I left reassured about our course of treatment.

5 out of 5 stars

He was great.. Talked through a nervous time, and could not have been nicer

5 out of 5 stars

Straight forward approach. Wasn't concerned about telling me what I wanted to hear, but rather what I should hear. Left visit with a strong understanding of my condition, different options of treatment, and recovery information.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner is amazing! Professional, caring, knowledgeable, personable, thorough, follows through. He takes the time to know and understand you, and makes sure you understand your condition and what needs to be done. All attributes that make him a great physician.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Wagner and his staff have been fantastic throughout my pre op / surgery and post op procedures. Many thanks to all at HHC

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent medical Doctor as well as an excellent surgeon! Unconditionally recommended Dr. Wagner !

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Joseph Wagner is a Doctor that listens carefully and is responsive to the patient’s needs.

5 out of 5 stars

After detailed research I decided to have my prostrate removed. I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer by a different urology team. Based on my biopsy, age and overall health, it was clear I needed to have a radical prostatectomy. My wife and I had met with a surgeon who was part of a different group and were underwhelmed. My prior urologist who retired several years ago encouraged me to meet with Dr Wagner. Within minutes of our consultation, it was clear to my wife and I that Dr. Wagner was the best choice for my prostatectomy. He was well prepared for our consultation as he had reviewed my history and prior biopsies. Dr Wagner walked me through the process and answered all my questions. He did not pressure me in any way. His team is sensational. We were contacted by Susanne Carrier, the nurse navigator who provided the information we needed to prepare for pre-op and post-op. Susanne let us know that she was there to answer any questions that we would have navigating t

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner was pleasant and respected my privacy well. Very personable and overall a great surgeon due to not being bale to feel anything. Would refer him to anybody.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Wagner and the team are incredible group!


Dr. Wagner's Recognition's:

Hartford Magazine Top Doctors in Hartford: 2011

Hartford Magazine Top Doctors in Hartford: 2010

Hartford Magazine Top Doctors in Hartford: 2009

Hartford Magazine Top Doctors in Hartford: 2007

Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors in Connecticut: 2011

Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors in Connecticut: 2010

Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors in Connecticut: 2006

Best Doctor in America: 2005

New York Metro Area Top Doctor: 2003

New York Metro Area Top Doctor: 2002

New York's Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons, New York Magazine 2002, January Edition



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