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Welcome to Yale Neurosurgery New London

At Yale Neurosurgery New London, Patrick Doherty, MD, and his expert team offer patients the least invasive, most effective treatments available today — but they don’t stop there. They also provide patient-centered care that prioritizes educating every individual who walks into their New London, Connecticut, office. Their goal is to help each patient relax as they get the information and treatments they need.

Dr. Doherty is a board-certified neurosurgeon whose expertise is so well-known that the Yale School of Medicine asked him to join their staff. There, he currently serves as an assistant clinical professor in the neurosurgery department.

Over his two decades of experience, Dr. Doherty has helped to pioneer safer, less invasive surgical techniques. Together, he and his team help people resolve back pain, neck pain, issues in the cervical spine, herniated discs, and much more.

At Yale Neurosurgery New London, the staff offers robotic surgery to minimize the invasiveness of any surgical procedures patients require, improving outcomes for each individual. They specialize in back surgery and neck surgery, working with Yale New Haven Hospital to coordinate care so patients can have access to the latest surgical technologies available today, including ExcelsiusGPS® robotic surgery. As an extremely experienced and compassionate spinal surgeon, Dr. Doherty works to help improve the health and quality of life of his patients. Patients who are experiencing neck or back pain and looking to have their surgery performed by a leader in the field will find dedicated care at Yale Neurosurgery New London. Call the office or request an appointment online today.



COVID-19 Update

 As a result of the Covid crisis, we have been forced to accept a new era in healthcare technology.  With the need for self-quarantine and social distancing, telemedicine has become the new normal.

Many of you may be wondering what to do in this time of self-quarantine and social distancing, especially  if you have neurosurgical needs but can’t go to the hospital. I want to assure you that Yale Neurosurgery New London has made sure that you can still get the same quality of neurosurgical care during this time through telemedicine.

Telemedicine makes it easy for you to continue to talk to your healthcare team during this time, and in some ways, it’s even easier than it has been in the past. If you have a question or problem, you can call the office at 8604420564 during business hours if possible, but we are available 24-7. A dedicated provider will answer your call and direct you to someone who can help. You will be able to meet with your provider either by phone, or video from the comfort of your own home. We will be able to talk to you about your medical history, your symptoms, and review your imaging without you having to leave your house. If you need to have an in-person visit, we will make safe arrangements for that. 

You may be daunted by all this technology, but it’s ok! When you call us, or reach out via MyChart or email, our team will walk you through everything you need to do and make it very simple for you.

As challenging as this time has become for all of us, we’ll get through it together. We remain committed to staying in touch with you, answering your questions, and treating you as safely as possible. Telemedicine is proof of how far we’ve come in healthcare technology and at Yale Neurosurgery New London, we strive to use the latest technology to provide you the best care possible.


We accept the following insurance providers. Please contact our office for more information.

Aetna Medicare
Anthem BCBS
ConnectiCare Medicare
Consumer Health Network
Great West Healthcare PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Tricare For Life

When Is Surgery the Best Solution for a Herniated Disc?

When Is Surgery the Best Solution for a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is often manageable with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and lifestyle modifications. But there are instances when surgery is necessary. Our team explains why and when you may benefit from disc surgery.


Yale Neurosurgery New London
194 Howard Street, Suite 3W
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-249-0906
Fax: 860-439-0808

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