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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Connolly's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adult spinal deformity, cervical myelopathy, cervical spine disk herniation, lumbar spinal ... (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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stauff is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Stauff attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Stauff has received professional recognition including the following: The Spine Journal, Deputy Editor. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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' areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Pennings's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Pennings has an open panel. He 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)

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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dipaola is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Dipaola attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He has received distinctions including 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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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kesman is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kesman trained at Mayo Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-9750

Dr. Jason Eck is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is in-network for 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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Clinical interests: Osteopathy

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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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