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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-9761; (508) 334-1886

Dr. Patrick Connolly specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Worcester, MA. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Connolly trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Connolly is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
55 Lake Avenue N; Department of Surgery
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-0596; (508) 334-0605

Dr. Frederik Pennings is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Worcester, MA. Patients rated Dr. Pennings highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pennings attended medical school at Leiden University Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedics
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-9764; (508) 334-1886

Dr. Michael Stauff, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Stauff's training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: The Spine Journal, Deputy Editor. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
123 Summer Street; Reliant Medical Group Department of Orthopedic Sur
Worcester, MA
(508) 368-3140

Dr. Thomas Kesman is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kesman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedics/Spine Center
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-8119; (508) 334-1886

Dr. Christian Dipaola is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Dipaola is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dipaola has received include Best Poster Award, AO Spine North America Banff Fellowship Forum; North American Spine Society- The Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Award; and Best Fellow's Paper Award, Canadian Spine Society.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA

Dr. Jason Eck's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Eck is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eck honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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What is Spine Surgery?

Spinal surgery is the subspecialty that uses surgery to restore the normal function of the spine when things go wrong due to trauma, disease, or other disorders. There are many ways that the spine can begin to hurt or lose the ability to move properly, and surgery is not always necessary. However, when surgery is needed, there’s no one more qualified for the job than a spine surgeon.

Spinal surgery can be considered a subspecialty of either orthopedics or neurosurgery. That means that a spine surgeon may take either path to this specific career, training first as either an orthopedist or a neurosurgeon. Orthopedics deals mainly with the structural issues of the back and spine: the bones, muscles, and joints. Neurosurgery deals mainly with issues of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. So when choosing a spine surgeon, it is sometimes possible that your surgeon’s background will have a bearing on your particular diagnosis. However, in most cases, it doesn’t matter. Either an orthopedist-spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon-spine surgeon can handle the majority of spine surgeries. What is more important is that some spine surgeons specialize in specific areas of the spine, such as lumbar surgery or cervical surgery. In that case, it is important to connect with a surgeon who is experienced with your particular need.

Some of the surgeries performed on the spine include:
  • Correction of spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery, including decompression surgeries such as discectomy and laminectomy
  • Balloon kyphoplasty, a procedure done to repair compression fractures in vertebrae

The spine is a very complicated piece of your body’s machinery, and a very necessary part of your movement and function. It holds you up and allows you to move. Having a working spine is important, and having a skilled surgeon when you need spinal surgery is critical.
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