Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD
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Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male


Dr. Patrick Connolly, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Worcester, MA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus.

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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
NY |
I thought it was odd that my IME was from a out of state Dr. after less than 10 min evaluation and scripted question from his ipad i knew this Dr was not being ethical or reading my treating physicians notes. Dr connolly never even put me in a gown or visually looked over my injuries. Sickening that Drs like this can practice was unethical behavior towards working people who have had injuries that were out of their control. Bring your attorney or video camera if you're seeing this Dr.
Franklin, MA |
Dr. Connolly was the only surgeon who was willing to help me after all other treatments and options failed. He is someone I will never forget! He took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and made sure I knew all the risks and benefits. Granted, he's a busy guy and getting an appointment can be a pain sometimes. Isn't that a good thing though? Everyone wants to see him, that in itself says a lot! But if you need to see him right away, he will fit you in. GO SEE HIM!!
in Lunenburg, MA |
In 2007 I contracted a Mercer infection. After several antibiotics fail to do the job Dr. Connolly was called in. The infection settled in my spine. long story short. He saved my life by going in and cleaning out the infection. I needed 3 surgeries a year apart collateral damage. He is the only doctor I would go to again.The other reviews I would disagree. With me he took all the time I needed, answered every question I had. He has a great sense of humor, and it's almost fun to see him.
Westborough, MA |
This DR. is a fruit loop!!! if you get this Dr. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to many bad things to say. He could not explain himself out of a paper bag. i also think he is on something. every thing is says is " I DON'T KNOW" I call that hospital the " I don't know" hospital. GO TO BOSTON STAY WAY FROM UMASS MEMORAL . the staff is so rude.
in Worccester, MA |
I too had the EXACT same experience as Michelle had.....word for word!! Waited 1.5 hours to see him. I tried to ask questions also and felt like I was bothering him. I did go for the shots and they didn't work, had a follow-up with him and he just gave me medication. I asked him if there was anything I could do (exercises etc) or things I shouldn't do and he just chuckled and said do what you want to do. Needless to say, I have not been back and am seeking other professionals.
in Worcester, MA |
My experience was very poor. It was the first time meeting with this doctor, who I felt was very dismissive. He explained nothing, would not look at me, told the next step was a shot and that was it no other information and then was sending me to someone else for the shot. I asked if i could ask some questions and he said sure as he was dicating my appointment in front of me. I felt I was just another number, he did not care and left there very upset, would not recommend him to anyone.
in Worcester, MA |
Waited two hours to see him! When he came in doesn't communicate well and doesn't look at you! Talks in his dictation device ,and doesn't explain things very good! Left crying when he said I wasn't a candidate for surgery with no reason why! Have two bulging discs and in constant pain!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Rhode Island Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Chldns Hosp Of Penn

    Completed in 1988

    Middlesex Genl Hosp-Rutgers U

    Completed in 1986

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Toronto Genl Hosp-U Toronto

    Completed in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection