Dr. Debra Petrucci, MD

Dr. Debra Petrucci, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Debra Petrucci, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Fishkill, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1984 and specializes in neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.Read her story

4 Lafayette Ct

Fishkill, NY 12524

Contact Information

(845) 896-9200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthyCT
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PHCS
  • POMCO Group
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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
high
more than 87% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 78% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Petrucci's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Petrucci "Dr. Debra Petrucci specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery. She is a board certified neurosurgeon who has a full-time clinical practice. Dr. Petrucci was an Assistant Professor in the Spine Section of the Yale Department of Neurosurgery in New Haven, CT. Prior to that Dr. Petrucci was in private practice for twenty years in Westchester County, NY. She served as Chief of Neurosurgery at White Plains Hospital and Lincoln Hospital. Her clinical interests are the treatment of spinal disorders and her research interests include clinical trials and new technologies and innovations in spine surgery. Dr. Petrucci grew up in the Boston area. She earned her bachelor's degree at Harvard University, graduating with honors, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University School of Mediciine and was admitted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), medicine's highest honor society. After medical school, Dr. Petrucci completed her internship in General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and became the first woman accepted and trained in the Neurological Surgery residency program at Harvard University at the Massachusetts General Hospital."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Petrucci "Dr. Debra Petrucci is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in complex spine, and general neurosurgery procedures. Dr. Debra Petrucci was an Assistant Professor in the Spine Section of the Yale Department of Neurosurgery.  Dr. Petrucci was the first woman accepted and trained in the Neurological Surgery residency program at Harvard University at the Massachusetts General Hospital."

3  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Fracture
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Mass Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Mass Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Mass Genl Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Invited Faculty Surgical Skills Seminars, 02--06/201
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petrucci's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Petrucci

4.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
88%
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1 Star
8%
(2)

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Dr Petrucci was the 4th Neurosurgeon I consulted regarding a spinal fusion after a severe disc herniation. She is the ONLY doctor who took the time to explain (in layman's terms) what she was seeing on the MRI/X-rays, and go into detail about what the prospects of surgery entailed. She never made...Read More
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Dr. Debra Ann Petrucci was my life saver, she performed spinal surgery almost 2 years ago and I am completely pain free with my mobility and able to walk and exercise on a regular basis. Dr. Petrucci is the best surgeon I could have ever wished for. She gave me back a quality of life that I didn't...Read More
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She was extremely confident and reassuring. Made me feel at ease right from the start.
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