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Dr. Patrick J Connolly Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-9761; (508) 334-1886

Dr. Patrick Connolly practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Connolly's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Adult spinal deformity, cervical myelopathy, cervical spine disk herniation, lumbar spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frederik Pennings' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pennings takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Pennings is a graduate of Leiden University Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Complex spine surgery, regardless of etiology, including tumor, infection, degenerative spine and ... (Read more)

Michael Paul Stauff MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine 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 attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Stauff has received the distinction of The Spine Journal, Deputy Editor. Dr. Stauff is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Christian Dipaola's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dipaola is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His distinctions 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal deformity/scoliosis, spinal trauma, spinal tumors (metastatic and primary)

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. Dr. Kesman attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jason Eck works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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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