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Dr. David Kruger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Kruger

Advanced Orthopedics New England

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 2126 Hartford, CT 06105

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Dr. David Kruger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Hartford, CT. He graduated from Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


Dr. Kruger's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 75 reviews

5 Stars
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Dr. Kruger knows what questions to ask in order, physical exam to give and tests to order in order to make a complete diagnosis. Although I initially went to see him for back issues, by his due diligence and xrays and back and neck Mri’s tests he ordered, he confirmed that certain symptoms I’m having are due to nerve compression in my neck. He is a very caring, experienced and thorough doctor.
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David Kruger That's his name Orthopedic Surgeon I proclaim his fame Education and credentials Posted on line I notice they shine Patient since 2013 Four surgeries I can attest He is the best Patients need to remember Surgeons operate Patients work begins post-op And it doesn't stop Thank you!
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Dr. Kruger has been really professional and helpful treating my lower back condition. Even when I’m scare with the serious situation that I’m dealing with my back and the possible treatments, Dr. Kruger has been a great listener and taking me step by step to the right direction. I’m glad to be under his medical care.
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Dr. Kruger is an exceptional physician. I saw him for a painful back issue and in his thoroughness expressed concern about swelling in my left leg. He arranged for further diagnostic testing which revealed I had a DVT in my leg. I was immediately hospitalized that afternoon for treatment. Dr. Kruger SAVED my life. I am forever grateful to him for his medial expertise. He also visited me in the hospital for my DVT treatment. He is clearly "The Best"
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I’ve been a patient for over 15 yrs and have had several surgeries with Dr. Kruger. No question I think he’s a great “Doc”. He’s thorough and not one to rush into surgery but should that time come you won’t find a better surgeon.
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Dr. David Kruger is a wonderful, caring, skilled surgeon, who performed surgery on my back issues. I was in a lot of leg pain and I had limited walking ability. Now after the surgery, I am free of the leg pain. Dr. Kruger fully explains everything to his patients and makes one more comfortable about the surgical procedure. His staff is very helpful and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Kruger and Advanced Orthopedics to take care of any orthopedic problems.
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Dr. Kruger was very attentive and took a lot of time thoroughly explaining various options of treatment with me. The staff is extremely friendly and I didn't have to wait to be seen. I definitely recommend this doctor!
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Honest surgeon in no huury to perform surgery. My L3/L4 laminotomy and foraminotomy was extremely successful completely relieving my debilitating sciatic nerve pain. Recovery was practically pain free and I am back to playing tennis and golf in less than 6 weeks. Inhihly recommend consulting with Dr. Kruger to get solid advice about options to fix what ailes you. My pain was resolved immediately and I could not be happier.
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Dr Kruger spent time listening to me and helping me manage the discomfort of my acute pack pain. He was engaged and relevant.
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He barely talked to me prior to having the surgery, telling me that I had an 80% chance of decreasing the leg pain from the back issues. He told me that he didn’t believe that the previous surgeon of 3 years ago did a proper job. After the surgery he was rude and impatient in the hospital, kept asking me if I was better and I wasn’t but he kept asking. It was bizarre. He does nothing to help a person feel calm, does not like to listen, is impatient and rude. A doctor warned me about him.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

State University Of New York
Fellowship Hospital
Henry Ford
Residency Hospital
Henry Ford
Internship Hospital
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
Medical School
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1983

Awards

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(860) 728-6740

Dr. Kruger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellCare

Background Check

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. Kruger's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kruger treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kruger treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kruger treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kruger treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kruger treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kruger treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kruger's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)