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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

Dr. Patrick Connolly is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Connolly is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Pennings offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at Leiden University Medical Center. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is open to new 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) 334-1886; (508) 334-9764

Dr. Michael Stauff practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Stauff completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with Mountain States Health Alliance and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Stauff 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Dipaola obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dipaola 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. Dr. Dipaola is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 accepts the following insurance: Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) and Medicare. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 334-9750; (508) 334-1886

Dr. Jason Eck's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eck include osteopathic medicine. He is in-network for 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. He has received the following distinctions: AO Spine North America Fellowship, 2007-2008.; American Spinal Injury Association-Synthes; and Resident Research Award, .. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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