Dr. Kenneth Paonessa, MD

Dr. Kenneth Paonessa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Kenneth Paonessa, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Colchester, CT and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

35 Halls Hill Rd

Colchester, CT 06415

Contact Information

(860) 537-7315

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Paonessa performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Deformities
very high
more than 94% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 89% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Paonessa's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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28  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Joseph's Hospital and Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St Joseph's Hospital and Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paonessa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paonessa's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paonessa to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Paonessa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Excellent Dr.Muy agradecida del trato respeto,esmero,dedication su comprencion y paciencia Para explicar y lograr calmarme como un medico con su paciencia aun en recuperation me siento espectacular GRACIAS MIL POR su Buena labor Por mi experiencia el mejor.Tomarse el tiempo de comunicarse con mi...more
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Told me 97% pain free after surgery. Lied made it much worse instead
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Very good doctor that doesn't beat around the bush. I had a discectomy done on a herniated disc (L5-S1) that needed surgery and went to Dr. Paonessa for a second opinion. From the start I knew he was the doctor I trusted most with the surgery based off what I had heard from others and reviews. I...more
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