Dr. Arnold Rossi, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 70

  21 Reviews

Dr. Arnold Rossi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

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3.1

Based on 21 reviews

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Arnold Rossi ruined my mother's life. Immediately following what was supposed to be a routine surgery, she was physically and mentally decimated. Upon our heart wrenching bewilderment, Rossi was unsympathetic and callous. His ONLY concern was protecting his reputation. Run, don't walk away from this so called doctor.
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WORST doctor ever.....he ruined my life when I was 42. I am now 52. He performed two surgeries two months to the day apart. After the second surgery I was even worse. When I went to be evaluated he said I just have to live with the pain. Nothing else. Such a rude doctor with zero compassion!! He didn't use any hardware L5-S1 vertebrae, and now my bones rub together when I walk. Can't walk more than 5 minutes without sitting. My husband and I 20 years married divorced because of pain.
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Went to this doctor for an MRI review of a brain tumor. Glib, seemed bored and disinterested. Spent 5minutes asking questions and never smiled or appeared interested. No compassion or information offered. I went to someone else...that doctor showed me the tumor on my MRI...explained what it was...suggested treatment plan and then asked, "how does this plan sound to you and are you comfortable with this?" What a difference!!! Would not recommend Dr. Rossi.
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After reading my MRI Dr. Rossi checked the strength and mobility of my arms hands, legs and neck. He took the time to explain my spinal stenosis condition, discussed what should be done. Pointed out that an operation was not needed at the present time, that I should continue with my physical therapy, and add to it some at home traction. He gave me a prescription for the home traction kit. Dr. Rossi took the time to answer all of the questions that my wife and I had. We were extremely satisfied!
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Dr. Rossi may not have the warmest "bedside manner." He spent an enormous amount of time with me explaining the surgery, risks, etc. and I am very pleased with the results. I would only recommend Dr. Rossi with reservations because the post-surgery "care" I received in the Bliss Bldg at Hartford Hospital where Dr. Rossi operates, except for a few nurses and aides, was horrible beyond belief, and in particular the hospital neurosurgery PAs in charge were arrogant and completely unhelpful.
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Absolutely would not recommend. While he may or may not be a good surgeon, he is generally apathetic about overall care. Shockingly staff do not follow up after procedures and they continually ignore requests for medical records.
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.Saw him in 2013 and brought my MRI disc. He said he could not help me even though he was the best back surgeon in the state and my condition couldn't be operated on. PCP sent me to him again in 2015 with the newest MRI. Once again said he could not help. Saw a different doctor and he showed me on the MRI's what the issues were and performed surgery to correct it. This doctor was also a neurologist. Dr. Rossi's bed side manner is lacking, he's arrogant and l wouldn't recommend him to anyone!
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rossi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Subdural Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rossi treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Rossi treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Brain Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rossi treats Brain Disorders more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Rossi treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rossi treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Rossi treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Rossi's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Arnold Rossi, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Umea U Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Hartford Hosp-U Conn
Residency Hospital
1977
Hartford Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
University of Connecticut School Medicine
Medical School

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)