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Spine Surgery Specialist

Patrick F. Doherty, MD -  - Neurosurgeon

Yale Neurosurgery New London

Patrick F. Doherty, MD

Neurosurgeon located in New London, CT

Yale Neurosurgery New London specializes in spine surgery. At their office in New London, Connecticut, Patrick Doherty, MD, and his staff leverage the latest surgical technology while simultaneously providing personal, patient-centered care. If you’d like to have your spine surgery performed by compassionate experts, call their office or request an appointment online today.

Spine Surgery Q & A

What is spine surgery?

Dr. Doherty and his staff’s specialty in spine surgery means they can perform surgery anywhere along your spine. Of course, that means they offer back surgery, but they don’t stop there. They also specialize in cervical spine surgery or neck surgery. 

When would I need spine surgery?

If you’re experiencing back or neck pain, don’t wait to talk to a doctor. Too many people think this pain is normal and live their lives with ongoing pain in their neck or back. While neck and back pain are common, they don’t have to be a part of your life. 

When you seek spine treatment at Yale Neurosurgery New London, the team of surgeons and physician assistants first explore nonsurgical treatment options with you. But when those treatment options don’t bring you pain relief, they offer surgery. 

What should I expect from spine surgery?

Dr. Doherty and his staff talk with you about exactly what to expect during your spine surgery. They prioritize patient education and take the time to ensure you understand your condition and the way surgery will work to relieve your pain. 

Additionally, the team at Yale Neurosurgery New London offers robotic surgery. By performing your surgery with a robotic arm rather than his own hands, Dr. Doherty can be more precise. He can also confine the surgery site to a smaller area, helping you heal faster with less scarring. 

To give you the highest level of care, Yale Neurosurgery New London coordinates with Yale New Haven Hospital for your spinal surgery. That way, you get the entire Yale Neurosurgery New London team — both surgeons and both physician assistants — behind you along with the entire hospital staff. 

What should I expect after spine surgery?

When you choose Yale Neurosurgery New London, your care doesn’t stop after your procedure. Instead, their entire team strives to offer a continuum of care, including postoperative care. By working with you after your surgery, they ensure you heal as quickly as possible with the best outcome from your procedure. 

If you need spine surgery or have questions about spine surgery, call Yale Neurosurgery New London or request your appointment online today.