Dr. Jeffrey McConnell, MD

Dr. Jeffrey McConnell, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Jeffrey McConnell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

250 Cetronia Rd Fl 2

Allentown, PA 18104
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Low Back Pain
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more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. McConnell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McConnell "Dr. McConnell is a Pennsylvania native born in the same Philadelphia hospital where he ultimately graduated medical school. His interest in Orthopaedics was drawn from his personal experience with a Rugby related knee injury and subsequent surgery. His clinical interests gravitated toward spinal surgery and he pursued this interest with two fellowships in spinal surgery. Dr. McConnell brings to the Lehigh Valley region an unparalleled level of expertise and training in the discipline of spinal surgery, having completed two spine surgery fellowships and being board certified in both spinal surgery and orthopaedic surgery. He had the unique opportunity to complete his second fellowship at the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, England, with a primary focus on surgery for complex spinal deformities. He has published several articles on spinal surgery and presented clinical research at a number of prestigious scientific meeting around the world. Dr. McConnell has subspecialty interests in pediatric spinal deformity (scoliosis), motion preservation technologies for spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Dr. McConnell is founder of "Operation Straight Spine", a charitable mission project which provides treatment for spinal disease and spinal deformity for the poor and underserved in Kolkata, India. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McConnell "Dr. McConnell's patients benefit not only from his experience and skills as a spinal surgeon, but also from his dedication and caring. "Every patient's problem is unique and deserves the appropriate amount of time to diagnose their condition and discuss treatment options"  "
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Geisinger Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Ctr for Spinal Studies U Nottingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McConnell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McConnell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McConnell to family and friends
4.6
based on 67 total reviews (39 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (60)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. McConnell's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (39)

in Easton,PA
OAA and Dr. McConnell are Top-Notch! He and his staff are courteous, knowledgable and professional. He explored all avenues to fix my problem explaining the steps all the way through. After going through pain management first to no relief I trusted Dr. McConnell to surgically fix my problem. Thanks...more
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in Bethlehem, PA
I’m 4 weeks post op from ALIF done by Dr. McConnell. I feel so much better I need to keep reminding myself that the healing is not done yet! Several years of intense low back pain, leg pain, foot weakness and numbness gone in one day. Of course, I have/had post op pain, but it is better than...more
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in Emmaus, PA
I am writing this testimonial for Dr. Jeffrey R. McConnell, M.D and Staff. After a Very long 43 competitive powerlifting career, I developed a sudden disk issue which affected the nerve that runs down the front of my right thigh. After a most PROFESSIONAL consultation with Dr. McConnell, He and his...more
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in VA
He has done surgery on my back in 1999 and he done a 2 level artificial cervical disc replacement surgery on me in 2016... I would highly recommend Dr. McConnell ,, in my opinion he is a wonderful person a great surgeon and most of all he greatly cares about his patients,,, His staff is awesome as...more
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in Andreas, PA
Excellent doctor!!!!! He is the best and has a superb ability to find the problem and institute the procedure to resolve the issue. His demeanor is one of the best that I have ever encountered. He understands how to relate to the patient to show the outmost in concern for comfort, and the...more
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